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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Jan 17, 2020 Zazareed Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

This hotel is not healthy. Our room smelled like perfume which they used to cover the mold in the room. My sinus closed up and I woke both mornings with my eyes asked stuck shut. The electric outlet moved in the wall and we needed a maintenance man to get the tv working. It really is a safety hazard. I don’t know if they have a newer section but… Read more
This hotel is not healthy. Our room smelled like perfume which they used to cover the mold in the room. My sinus closed up and I woke both mornings with my eyes asked stuck shut. The electric outlet moved in the wall and we needed a maintenance man to get the tv working. It really is a safety hazard. I don’t know if they have a newer section but we weren’t in it. The staff however was very nice. Read less
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Jan 14, 2020 LidiaFerreira Toronto, Canada

We are a family of four and we booked this hotel for the 5th time. We decided to spend Christmas at this place, because we knew we would be at home.The staff is friendly, starting with reception. We were greeted on the afternoon on Dec 20,2019 by 2 very accommodating and friendly employees,who made sure we would enjoy this hotel once more and… Read more
We are a family of four and we booked this hotel for the 5th time. We decided to spend Christmas at this place, because we knew we would be at home.The staff is friendly, starting with reception. We were greeted on the afternoon on Dec 20,2019 by 2 very accommodating and friendly employees,who made sure we would enjoy this hotel once more and would return. We always book the loft Marina side, you pay a bit more but it is worth it. The space and the view is just breathtaking. We highly recommend this hotel. We will be back soon. Thank you! Read less
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Nov 14, 2019 Hockeygods

It is beyond my understanding how this hotel has a 4 rating. Are people’s standards that low? The staff and location are great but that’s where it ends. Upon checking into our first room, yes first, I went to run the water in the bathroom. Doing so, the faucet popped right off. I thought ok I can deal with this, the sink is still operable. We… Read more
It is beyond my understanding how this hotel has a 4 rating. Are people’s standards that low? The staff and location are great but that’s where it ends. Upon checking into our first room, yes first, I went to run the water in the bathroom. Doing so, the faucet popped right off. I thought ok I can deal with this, the sink is still operable. We eventually go to leave the room and upon opening the door, the door handle falls off. That led me to asking to be moved to a second room. Staff accommodated us without question and even offered an upgrade to their suite. I immediately thought “great” until I actually found myself in the room. Dated, dirty, stains on the furniture, carpet pulling from the wall, mould, broken floor tiles, paper thin walls. I firmly believe it would be less costly to demolish the hotel and rebuild as oppose to renovating and upgrading. We asked for a cot for our toddler. The mattress must have been 20 years old. It felt more like laying directly on springs as opposed to any sort of comfort. I chose to let my daughter sleep in the bed with us and I was too afraid to open the pull out couch to see what I would find. The ceiling fan in our room didn’t work and when brought to the staffs attention they offered to move us to a third room. I believe the easiest response to any complaint or concern is to move guests around. Two days is all I could tolerate of this place. I would never return and never recommend this hotel. Read less
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Oct 27, 2019 soflatravel59

Had an nice stay at this just off the beach location. rooms all look well appointed. we were fortunate to be up graded to a loft room.. thank you Jennifer. which enhanced our stay..enjoy the intra coastal side... ate at the restuarant . lunch and a take out dinner,,was all good reasonable priced. and live music on week end.. staff all very… Read more
Had an nice stay at this just off the beach location. rooms all look well appointed. we were fortunate to be up graded to a loft room.. thank you Jennifer. which enhanced our stay..enjoy the intra coastal side... ate at the restuarant . lunch and a take out dinner,,was all good reasonable priced. and live music on week end.. staff all very helpful and nice...very good location if you wanna walk around lil area small but plenty of choices for food drink dessert etc. nce locaation oh yeah water park next door .. not of interest to us old peeps.., was able to get to Berns Steakhuse in Tampa with in 35 to 40 minutes.. with ease..we will be back!!!! Read less
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Oct 18, 2019 JanRom55 London, United Kingdom

Stayed here before many years ago and hoping that it would have seen a makeover but sorry to say not. Still ok location and away from the busy life and with boats passing bye if weather ok. Rooms a bit dated Staff friendly Food just about ok. Pool small and a bit of a walk to the beach. If you have children there is a water park next door… Read more
Stayed here before many years ago and hoping that it would have seen a makeover but sorry to say not. Still ok location and away from the busy life and with boats passing bye if weather ok. Rooms a bit dated Staff friendly Food just about ok. Pool small and a bit of a walk to the beach. If you have children there is a water park next door but charge you. Will be back to Clearwater beach holiday inn next year closer to beach and restaurants. Read less