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Hotel overview

Welcome to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach South where the fun never sets! Our Intracoastal waterfront location is just steps away from white sandy beaches and the Gulf of Mexico. On 15 tropical acres, your perfect location for your next family vacation, business meeting, or social gathering.


Clearwater-Off Beach
PIE Airport : 13 miles
TPA Airport : 27 miles

Property information

Year Built: 1982
Last Renovation: 2012
Floors: 3
Total rooms and suites: 164


Hotel details


Dining options are available for this property.
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Hotel advisories

Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed resort fee of $32.00 (plus tax) per room, per night, will be charged and collected by the hotel upon check-in. This fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees that they may be responsible for but is not a guarantee of the final amount due. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies: Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy- This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. 
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. 
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort Fee – Mandatory hotel-imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.

Hotel Mandatory hotel imposed resort fee inclusions:
• Parking pass for one vehicle
• Scheduled live entertainment
• 2 Splash Harbour Water Park tickets

The above list may not be comprehensive. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

3.5 1086 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    I stayed November 9-12th in a suite (room 131). Originally we were in a standard room, we had one little issue that the manager, Russ, fixed immediately and we were upgraded to a different room. Russ continued to make sure my stay was perfect. My room appeared to be recently updated. It was right on the water, over looking the harbor- which was amazing. The restaurant had an excellent breakfast selection. I also had lunch outside on the deck, also excellent. The bartender, Kevin, was also great. Within 3 blocks I was able to walk to the beach. I would 100% recommend watching the sunset! Overall- I would recommend this hotel.

    Nov 12, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Never Again

    This place is so outdated, it’s in need of upgrades , probably hasn’t had any in over 20 years, the beds were the worst we’ve ever tried to sleep in. We could see black mold on the ceiling and encountered roaches. They charged $32.00 a day for parking and the water park next door, would have been nice to know in advance we were being charged for these things, instead they were put in small print and sprung on you at the end of your stay!! Never again.

    Nov 12, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    TRAVELER BEWARE!!! This hotel booking was part of a package purchased through Southwest Vacations. Our reservation was October 26 - 31, 2023. We checked in on the 26th. Went to the first room only to be greeted with a horrible smell of mold & mildew. As if that wasn't bad enough, one look at the carpet, & we just wanted to get out of the room as soon as possible. The carpet was rumpled & badly stained. We went to speak with the manager. She moved us to a "renovated" room. The only thing renovated was the flooring. The flooring was nice. The room was furnished with OLD, worn out furniture, along with a nasty smelling, stained couch. Went back to the manger & requested a full refund. At this time her demeanor went from helpful to rude. Was told the hotel was unable to refund any money because this was part of a package. We called Southwest Vacations and confirmed this was not true. The SW representative spoke to the hotel manager three times. She then told us we did not cancel 72 hours in advance, therefore, no money could be refunded. Two different reasons for not giving us a full refund. The manager finally gave us a partial refund.

    Oct 30, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Better than expected!

    Great location with the beach, local shops and restaurants being just a 5 minute walk away. We booked with BA holidays so the resort fee and parking charges didn’t affect us. The hotel is run down, the rooms have a mildew smell in them but our room was clean and spacious. The beds and pillows were really comfy.

    Oct 18, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Avoid! Black mold in most of the rooms!

    This place is a mess and not healthy! The black mold was in all of the top rooms! All of the rooms are outdated, dirty and we saw several roaches! We had to look at 5 plus rooms to find one that was suitable. Most have sheer curtains that you can see right into the bedroom from outside!

    Sep 23, 2023