Hilton Clearwater Beach
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Clearwater Beach
Terrible hotel. Is not worth the ridiculously high price that was charged -- about 160 bucks; quality was more like 50 bucks. Rooms felt dirty, decor was drab. For 160 bucks, I would have expected at least a small fridge and/or microwave. The bathrooms were awful. Both the sink and tub kept clogging so I was either washing my hands in a submerged sink or wading in murky water while I showered. Staff also appeared unfriendly. In addition, parking sucked! The self-park guests were treated like second class citizens by being provided with an overcrowded, insufficient lot. Obviously, I would never return to this hotel again!
Hilton Clearwater Beach Hotel
We were due to stay at the above hotel for 1 week to relax after the
'busy, busy' of Orlando.Only stayed 1 night, hotel is rated First Class
and newly refurbished - when exactly needs to be determined.Was put in
a room with a concrete grill on the window, then moved to a 'harbour
view' with a main road running underneath it - all vision of relaxing
on the balcony went immediately.Staff didn't seem to care very much
about our problems at all - nor did my travel agent who I am in contact
at this moment.Would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
Nice location, nice staff
I just spent a week at the hotel with my 3 yr old son. The prior reviewer is right in that this property definitely is not what you might expect from a Hilton if you've stayed at one of their nicer hotels. It clearly is not a luxury resort. That being said, you'd be hard pressed to get a better location in the area. It's located right on a wide, white sand beach and close to a lot of area attractions. In addition, the staff was generally helpful and the housekeeping staff was exceedingly efficient.The rooms themselves are very basic and could use some updating, but all have nice sized balconies and even the "partial views" (which is what we stayed in) have great beach views. With the partial view description, I intended to see a sliver of beach. It was much much more than that.The only other complaint I might have is that for a property that is designed in part to appeal to families (they have a daily kids day camp program for 4-12 yr olds), some of the daytime poolside entertainment was inappropriate for children. One regular singer made frequent and graphic sexual innuendos to just about every woman he saw. I did mention this to the management when I was checking out and they seemed genuinely interested in solving that, so it may have been addressed.I hope this review has been helpful.
having stayed at the quality inn 2 years ago,we had a great time in clearwater, this time we brought my parents and wanted a hotel that was supposed to be a bit nicer, the hilton has a reputation of being a better than average hotel. How disappointed I was, at the quality inn we had queensize beds, at the hilton they were smaller than our double beds at home, 2years ago we had a fridge and microwave in our room, not at the hilton, thats because they want you to pay the hugeley inflated prices in their bars and restaraunts. free parking at the quality inn $5.00 a day at the hilton and $9.00 resort fee, the only things I could see you got from this was pool towels and newspspers, the pool towels and the beach sunbeds are free at the quality inn. I have just watched the promotional video on line and it says all 425 have been beautifully renovated, rubbish our room was in desperate need of renovation and double glazed balcony doors, the traffic at night was very noisy. The so-called entertainment was terrible, the day-time pool entertainment was great, at night there was nothing for my family to do, 1 pool table, always occupied and a few machines in a games room, not an ideal place to take children. very disappointing
This hotel is a real disappointment for the amount of money you spend. Even though we requested an upgrade ensuring we would have a view of the beach they don't advise you that due to the shape of the hotel none of the rooms face the beach directly apart from a few suites, you only have a part view. Therefore, I assume if we had not paid we would have been facing the street at the back. This means with a part view you don't get much sun on your balcony, therefore, don't make much use of it. The staff find it difficult to provide expansive answers to questions which might commit them to anything but prefer to refer you to another area e.g. ask the bell staff / housekeeping. Even asking the parking staff upon arrival how the system works i.e. how do you get in and out of the barriers causes seems to cause confusion. Staff do not take ownership of resolving problems and in doing so appear indifferent, therefore rude. The only redeeming feature of this hotel is the beach; of course you have to pay for the recliners and parasols. I would not visit this hotel again. If I went back to this area (which I wouldn't as Orland is a far more friendlier livelier place) I would spend less and go to a good 3 star rather that this pretentious pricey hotel.
April, 13, 2003 Only got to stay 2 nights, but will be back for longer stay soon. Wonderful Beach!! Anything you need is with walking distance. Hotel has alittle age--but has been kept up well. (Small bathroom was the only negative) Compared to the other places we saw there -- this is the best by far.
I stayed here for 4 nights in May 2002. This was a wonderful hotel with everything you could want. Clean rooms and friendly staff. Free use of beach towels for guests was nice. There is a bar at the pool a tiki bar right on the beach and resteraunts and bars inside the hotel. Close shopping and a short walk to resteraunts. I can't say enough about the wonderfull time I had while staying here and would reccommend it to all my friends.
Good Location, but....
The other reviewers obviously have not stayed at a first class hotel. Over the years I have stayed at many of the hotels in this area of Florida and many times at this Hilton. I would rate aspects of this hotel as follows:Location: Excellent - on the Gulf.Arrival: Totally unprofessional - more concerned about weather or own social life than helping guests on arrival. Probably result of lack of supervision and training.Check in: slow and unorganized. Do not know difference between North and South facing room.Rooms: Very rough. Not maintained in acceptable manner. Food: Breakfast buffet acceptable and decent value. Other meals marginal.Parking: Fee for parking. Must pass through gate controlled by staff - do not always opened promply.Security Staff: Rude - do not report problem or you will become the problem.General Recommendation: Comparable or better than most hotels in Clearwater Beach area. If you want first class or even acceptable service, do not stay in Clearwater Beach.Compared to other Hiltons: Not up to standards.
Great Stay at the Hilton
Just returned from a six day vacation with my sister at the Hilton Resort in Clearwater Beach. As I am Gold Card HHonors Member, we were treated wonderfully. Our delicious free breakfast buffet each morning was absolutely delicious, and one of the highlights of our day! In addition, hotel staff were all upbeat and most helpful in every way. By the time we left, we felt we were leaving old friends. Great hotel!
Very good experience
We've just came back from our 5 days trip to the Clearwater Beach ( Oct, 27, 2002) and we begged for more. We loved it there.
This hotel has the best location - directly on the beach, closed to the all major attractions. Near the Pier and Marina - all water entertaiment is right there, a lot of restaurants, little mom-pops caffes and stores. Even good coffe shop right in the building on the first floor with the real european coffe.
White sand, shallow water, long beach, a lot of birds and not that many people on a beach - we really enjoyed it.
The hotel is pretty old, so don't expect there the master bathroom - we hardly could turn around in the bathroom ( this is THE only negative part ). But the rooms are really nice and each of them has a balcony with a nice view - either golfview or bayview site. The stuff is very friendly, we didn't have any problems. Rooms are equipped with the TV hooked up to the internet, there are free common sites or you pay about $10 per day for complete access. No problems with other means of communications ( fax, copier, hook up for laptop - all available). We found it very convenient when my husband had to fax something to work(?!).
Our 15yes old son also found a lot of things to do, including jacuzzi in the pool, hanging place for local teens near by, pool table in the bar, water sports right on the beach.
The restaurant has a very good patio for the sunset dinner and food was good.
You don't have to go anywhere else - everything is right there. When we decided to rent a car bellman found the lowest priced rental and made arrangements for us to be picked up by the rental company.
We where leaving at 1pm and even the check out time was 11am - we didn't have problems to arrange extra hours in the hotel.
We are looking forward to come back next year.
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We've really enjoyed our time in Clearwater! It's beautiful sugar sand beaches that continue for miles and it's beach lifestyle have hooked us…we WILL be back!
Our days were spent on the beach, in the pool, and exploring. Jay's conference was pretty time consuming, starting Sunday night and continuing through every evening until …
It's M's birthday!! Three years old....this is how her day went!
There's no better way to wake up than to a room full of birthday balloons and the Happy Birthday song! We bought some cereal and milk the night before with plans on having breakfast in the room instead of dragging her out first thing in the morning....but quickly realized …
... I had a dog around. We had planned to go to Clearwater beach that day so we went off in the car, there were traffic jams for miles and when we arrived near the beach realised it was going to cost $20-30 to park for the day. Uh oh. We drove along the road till a lady with a sign waved us down. She was offering parking in her driveway for $20. I explained I didn't have cash but she said that was fine. We parked up and then she asked me to move it closer to the edge ...
... had to be tactful to our faces but we were overwhelmed with the universal good will and positive feeling about America at virtually every stop. I found this surprising as my current state of mind regarding USA is hardly positive (especially after realizing how much tax money we spend on feeding John Kerry and of course that he tried to ruin my shoes). We got a real sense of almost yearning from the various Europeans we encountered - for our lifestyle, for our (in their minds) ...
... Mama, which we both got, in the souvenir Fish Bowl. It was Ok, I think that was the only one for those I ordered.
Got our passes for the Spa for the duration. only thing they were missing in the Spa was the heated stone loungers, but we survived without them.
Our sailaway was right on time, and we headed towards blue water.