Located a 2-minute drive from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and about a 6-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 275 on-ramp, the Sleep Inn Clearwater is geared towards air and road travellers who require a well-priced hotel with a free breakfast near the airport.
This hotel has 102 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Non-smoking and wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request.
The hotel also offers a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, fitness facilities, free 24-hour coffee in the lobby, a business centre, a free continental breakfast and free parking.
Bascom's Chop House is located next door to the hotel, while the Tampa Bay Grand Prix can be found 3 minutes southwest by car. Downtown Clearwater is roughly an 18-minute drive northwest and Tampa's city centre is a 25-minute drive northeastward. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: August 21, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, value, staff and location.
Numerous guests enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, attractively decorated, well equipped, quiet and modern, with comfortable beds. A few patrons had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).
Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's value, describing the rates as well priced, reasonable and decent. One patron noted, "We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of this hotel for the cost which included breakfast, wifi, a pool, and small gym"
The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by reviewers, who characterized them as helpful, friendly and professional. One guest remarked, "Mr. Patel and his staff were very attentive and did everything they could to see our stay was comfortable. They were always helpful whenever we wanted anything and followed on each of our request".
Several reviewers praised the hotel's location. They described it as central, and close to beaches, the airport, Tropicana Field, restaurants, Tampa, downtown Clearwater and highway access.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.
Although the majority of reviewers enjoyed their clean and modern rooms, a few guests had complaints. They reported worn bathrooms with broken fixtures as well as inefficient air-conditioning units.
A couple of lodgers complained of noise disturbances from airplanes taking off and landing.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out 5 from 190 reviews.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 94% recommendation rate from 175 reviews.TripAdvisor.com
guest reviews ranked the hotel #22 of 95 Clearwater
hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 119 reviews.The author called the hotel on August 21, 2013 to verify some information.