Holiday Inn Harbourside Hotel

Indian Rocks, Clearwater and St Pete

The hotel

Situated on the barrier island of Indian Rocks Beach amid 15 waterfront acres, there's lots to do for those active bods out there. The hotel is located on the intracoastal waterway, with a marina that offers boat rentals and fishing charters. There's also a swimming pool with Jacuzzi and sun deck for those more interested in lying back and taking it easy. Cruzan Rum Shack's waterfront tiki pool bar is on hand to mix you a poolside cocktail, while lunches can be enjoyed at Jimmy Guana's waterfront restaurant.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Families
  • Kids Eat Free
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Games Room
  • Car Included
  • Close to Beach
  • Golf
  • Tennis

Where is it

Just 15 minutes from Clearwater Beach and 30 minutes to St Pete Beach, overlooking a beautiful stretch of the intracoastal waterways and only a few minutes' walk from Indian Rocks Beach, shops and local restaurants. The resort is served by the Pinellas Trolley Line*, making travel to Gulf beaches, Clearwater and downtown St Petersburg very easy indeed.

Hotel information

164 rooms and suites on 3 floors in 1 building with 1 lift. All with air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, free HBO, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-fridge, iron and board, and hairdryer. Hotel Rooms have a courtyard view with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Studio Rooms with courtyard view, ceiling fan, coffee maker, kitchenette, 1 king-size bed and queen-size sleeper sofa or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Suites feature a full kitchen and dining area with coffee maker, a living room with queen-size sleeper sofa, and a separate bedroom with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.

Villas feature 2 levels, occupying 1,200sq ft. The 1st level includes a living room with cathedral ceiling, queen-size sofa bed and TV, a dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. The 2nd level features separate loft bedroom with 1 king-size bed, TV and bathroom with oversized in-room Jacuzzi, walk-in shower and 2 vanity units, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 3 adults and 2 children (with a rollaway*).

Suncoast Trolley*. Complimentary self-parking.

Jimmy Guana's restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, up to 2 kids 12 years and under eat free breakfast - 1 per paying adult), Wahoo Raw Bar, Cruzan Rum Shack tiki pool bar.

Heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Fitness centre. Splash Harbour Water Park* next to hotel. 18-hole mini-golf* course. Gecko's Game Room. Marina, fishing and sightseeing cruises*. Discounted golf at nearby golf courses*.

Room service*. Key West Outpost. Sundries, beach wear, snacks and gifts. Coin laundry*. Complimentary WiFi.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

2 nights 1 Jan-17 Apr '18.

Please note: Minimum age for check-in is 21 years.

*Denotes local charge.

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Aug 31, 2019 latosha e Hartford, Connecticut

I really enjoyed my stay and accommodations. You're right on the harbor, great view and spectacular room. We got a complimentary upgrade to a suite with a view of the water, 2beds,a pull out, living room and kitchen. Perfect for us and although we didn't use the oven, having a microwave, sink, refrigerator and island came in handy. Nice little… Read more
I really enjoyed my stay and accommodations. You're right on the harbor, great view and spectacular room. We got a complimentary upgrade to a suite with a view of the water, 2beds,a pull out, living room and kitchen. Perfect for us and although we didn't use the oven, having a microwave, sink, refrigerator and island came in handy. Nice little pool and sauna on site. Food on site was good, good to Jimmy Iguana for breakfast or lunch and Crabby Bills for dinner a couple of steps away. Nice staff and just perfect accommodations. Thanks for making my Read less
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Aug 28, 2019 criscicirello Siesta Key, Florida

What a lovely place, superb welcome, friendly staff, great food and drinks at the on site Jimmy Guana’s with loads of other fantastic eateries within a few blocks. Try to get a room facing waterside if possible as the view is lovely and there’s always something going on in the water. On site water park was simple but great for keeping the kids… Read more
What a lovely place, superb welcome, friendly staff, great food and drinks at the on site Jimmy Guana’s with loads of other fantastic eateries within a few blocks. Try to get a room facing waterside if possible as the view is lovely and there’s always something going on in the water. On site water park was simple but great for keeping the kids happy. Boat hire on site for those with a license, bike hire and mini golf also great fun. Ignore any reviews of bad service or the restaurant not being great, this was not our experience at all. Thanks to all for a really super week with you. Read less
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Aug 28, 2019 TheBob99 St. Petersburg, Florida

Charles made our stay fantastic! He was extremely accommodating for such a important trip. My mom had returned to Florida for my birthday weekend. It had been 2 years since she had been to Florida since moving to Tennessee. Prior to her husband passing this is where they would always stay together 4 times a year for small stay-cations. They had… Read more
Charles made our stay fantastic! He was extremely accommodating for such a important trip. My mom had returned to Florida for my birthday weekend. It had been 2 years since she had been to Florida since moving to Tennessee. Prior to her husband passing this is where they would always stay together 4 times a year for small stay-cations. They had always loved staying at this property because of the smoking rooms offered, outstanding service, onsite tiki bar, and close proximity to the beach. Thank you Charles for making our stay truly memorable, and getting my mom her smoking room. You are a true godsend to the service industry! The rooms were large, clean, and offered all the necessary amenities from a weekend stay to a extended stay. I loved the design of the hotel with it representing a small town in some ways. You can walk through the center with rooms on your right an left sides. Everything is in close proximity whether it be the tiki bar, restaurant, pool, gym, gift shop, or my personal favorite the mini golf course through the center of the hotel. My only recommendation I can make is for the tiki bar. The service was quite poor in that realm. The food and drinks were fantastic, but it seemed like we had to constantly wave our hands in the air to get service. I could understand if it was actually busy however there were nights where we were one of three small tables with a bartender and at least 2 servers on duty. The staff would always be hunched over chatting at the tiki bartender entrance which is located on the outer end of the bar. The least they could do is chat at the side of the bar where all the tables reside instead of that little alcove. I don't like to complain, but we all agreed the service could have been a lot better on their end. We spent close to $300 at the tiki bar alone over the course of our stay, so it wasn't like we were a bunch of squatters. Read less
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Aug 5, 2019 gpisces Eustis, Florida

Stayed here for a weekend trip. Was pleasantly surprised to find that the room had a fully stocked kitchenette! Would've been perfect for a longer trip. Room was clean, bed comfy, good location about 2 blocks from the beach. Restaurant on site was underwhelming, both the food and the service. We went for dinner and drinks on the patio and back… Read more
Stayed here for a weekend trip. Was pleasantly surprised to find that the room had a fully stocked kitchenette! Would've been perfect for a longer trip. Room was clean, bed comfy, good location about 2 blocks from the beach. Restaurant on site was underwhelming, both the food and the service. We went for dinner and drinks on the patio and back again for dessert on a different day, neither were great, but there are plenty of options within walking distance. Read less
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Aug 4, 2019 BeaandRich Tampa, FL

This hotel is not directly on the beach but is very close. The rooms and grounds are clean. The staff is very friendly and efficient. The bar and restaurant were clean, staff nice, and food good. My only reason for not giving a higher rating is because the one bedroom we reserved had a full kitchen but did not have any dishes, pots, pans, or… Read more
This hotel is not directly on the beach but is very close. The rooms and grounds are clean. The staff is very friendly and efficient. The bar and restaurant were clean, staff nice, and food good. My only reason for not giving a higher rating is because the one bedroom we reserved had a full kitchen but did not have any dishes, pots, pans, or glasses. The location was perfect for renting a boat or getting a nice tour scheduled. Read less