Holiday Inn Harbourside Hotel

Indian Rocks, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete

Virgin rating

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 hot tub 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

  • Families
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant

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. Distance from Tampa International Airport: 24 miles. 

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*).

  • Special offer - Receive your 7th night free when staying between 1st May 24 - 31st Jan 25. Kids under 11 also eat free with 1 paying adult. Offer included in price shown, blackout dates may apply. Offer subject to change. 
  • Special offer - Receive your 4th night free when book by 31st May 2024, for travel until 14th Feb 25. Not combinable with any existing offers. Offer applied in price shown, blackout dates may apply. Offer subject to change. 

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 hot tub. 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.

This hotel has a resort fee of $32 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

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

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

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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May 20, 2024 Oracertified Slidell, Louisiana

The hotel is in dire need of upgrades and maintenance. The carpet was dirty and the elevator was broken. The property was run down. When we searched online, I chose the more expensive hotel assuming it would be in good shape. I was wrong. This was almost $400.00 for a 16-hour stay. Extremely disappointed.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bugs Crawling on Me in the middle of the Night!

May 13, 2024 Caroline L Sarasota, Florida

BUGS crawling on me and my pillow/sheet in bed! The bed and bathroom was invested with BUGS!!! The photos speak for themselves. This place charges an outrageous price to have bugs crawling on you at night! I’ve never written a bad review, but this place needs to be shut down! I’m flabbergasted that this place is still standing and in business. We… Read more
BUGS crawling on me and my pillow/sheet in bed! The bed and bathroom was invested with BUGS!!! The photos speak for themselves. This place charges an outrageous price to have bugs crawling on you at night! I’ve never written a bad review, but this place needs to be shut down! I’m flabbergasted that this place is still standing and in business. We just stayed for Mother’s Day weekend on the Marina view side with a king bed and had to move rooms at 11pm. I really wanted to like this spot as my kids loved the waterpark, and it was so convenient but I will NEVER STAY HERE again! I had to wake up my kids and move all our stuff last night! The front desk acting like {shrug} “it happens”, and said he was the “auditor” so I would stop complaining. He said, “I’ll leave a note for the morning staff. Here are some free breakfast coupons.” WTF?! no! I wanted to pack up and leave that night. They barely even accommodated us and move into an equally dirty room. I still couldn’t sleep in the new room they gave us because that room was just as dirty and gross and had remnants of past dead bugs on the carpet and in the bathroom. Now I’m fumigating and washing all of our stuff so it doesn’t transfer from our suitcases. I’ve already found bugs on our clothes and in our suitcases too! Never again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Noisy hot tub in room above late at night

May 7, 2024 NikitaKChauhan

Stayed here for 7 nights late April to early May. Great location and great facilities however I had to complain two nights in a row as the room above me was running their hot tub late at night and the noise/vibrations were keeping me awake. This happened the first night I arrived but it shut off after about half an hour. On the second night, it… Read more
Stayed here for 7 nights late April to early May. Great location and great facilities however I had to complain two nights in a row as the room above me was running their hot tub late at night and the noise/vibrations were keeping me awake. This happened the first night I arrived but it shut off after about half an hour. On the second night, it started at about 10:30pm so I called reception and was advised they cannot tell a room to shut off their hot tub even if it was keeping me awake! I asked to be moved room so at 11pm I packed up my things and moved. Appreciate it was not the hotel causing a noise but I was warned about not causing noise/partying when I checked in yet when I complained about noise was told they cannot intervene. Read less
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May 3, 2024 kurt m Binghamton, New York

This place is like a resort. Park the car and you have so many things to do at your fingertips! A nice pool area, restaurant and mini golf course are very near every room. Additionally, there is a super water park next door and a beach and several nice restaurants within walking distance. Parking is very convenient as well as the elevators. … Read more
This place is like a resort. Park the car and you have so many things to do at your fingertips! A nice pool area, restaurant and mini golf course are very near every room. Additionally, there is a super water park next door and a beach and several nice restaurants within walking distance. Parking is very convenient as well as the elevators. The property is well maintained and all the employees we came into contact with were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very spacious and ours had a very updated, well-lit and spacious kitchen. Oh - free coffee and tea daily and the coffee was GREAT! Read less
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Mar 28, 2024 addisen p

Absolutely crappiest hotel I’ve ever stayed at and I’m from the North side of the state (BFE). We were supposed to have a suite & never got our room. Got a standard room. Door swings open & hits the end of the bed. Zero room. No microwaves in standard rooms. Room service is a POS, called them 2x to refresh the room (here on a week stay) and NEVER… Read more
Absolutely crappiest hotel I’ve ever stayed at and I’m from the North side of the state (BFE). We were supposed to have a suite & never got our room. Got a standard room. Door swings open & hits the end of the bed. Zero room. No microwaves in standard rooms. Room service is a POS, called them 2x to refresh the room (here on a week stay) and NEVER once came up. Had to approach front office. Front desk was just as worthless. Acts like they cannot help you, doesn’t care about making your stay comfortable. I’ve witnessed multiple other people during this stay have the same experience. I’d rather go across the street to the water park & pay more. Wouldn’t suggest to anyone. A joke. Read less