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

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

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 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.

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ok if you are attending a wedding there

Jul 26, 2022 winnyis Tampa Bay, Florida

Thankfully I did not experience anything negative with my room like many people have. Room was clean, no mold or anything (first thing I looked at) but the bed was horrible. Hardly slept during my 2 night stay. I was there for a wedding and had a good time at that but the hotel didn’t have much going on. Pool was underwhelming but beach was a… Read more
Thankfully I did not experience anything negative with my room like many people have. Room was clean, no mold or anything (first thing I looked at) but the bed was horrible. Hardly slept during my 2 night stay. I was there for a wedding and had a good time at that but the hotel didn’t have much going on. Pool was underwhelming but beach was a short walk. Nothing bad but I wouldn’t choose it again if not for an event happening there Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Place to Stay

Jul 8, 2022 pbj373 Redington Beach, Florida

We booked a suite facing the water and were lucky to also get a connecting room. It was perfect for our group. The rooms were clean and the full kitchen was great for the birthday celebration. The grandchildren loved the mini golf and water park. Shout outs to Julia, Brandon, Clayton and James for their excellent service!!! We have recommended… Read more
We booked a suite facing the water and were lucky to also get a connecting room. It was perfect for our group. The rooms were clean and the full kitchen was great for the birthday celebration. The grandchildren loved the mini golf and water park. Shout outs to Julia, Brandon, Clayton and James for their excellent service!!! We have recommended the hotel to friends and will definitely be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awful communication

Jul 7, 2022 raycR6223MA

The Air Conditioning in our room barely worked. We had the maintenance guy check it and couldn't do anything about it. We ended up buying a fan and putting it in the room to help. Worse than that, my son left some clothing items in the room which I have been trying to get in touch with the hotel over. Since then, I have left three voicemails with… Read more
The Air Conditioning in our room barely worked. We had the maintenance guy check it and couldn't do anything about it. We ended up buying a fan and putting it in the room to help. Worse than that, my son left some clothing items in the room which I have been trying to get in touch with the hotel over. Since then, I have left three voicemails with their housekeeping manager (who according to the front desk is the only person who can help me) and sent two emails with zero response. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointed in Room Condition

Jun 29, 2022 372sherriel

I booked a one bedroom suite. The carpet had huge stains and smelled terrible. My friends daughter commented that it looked like a crime scene on the carpet and she was right! Curtains in bedroom were torn and tattered. Kitchen did have plates/glasses and silverware but only one small and one large sauce pan. When I brought all of this info to… Read more
I booked a one bedroom suite. The carpet had huge stains and smelled terrible. My friends daughter commented that it looked like a crime scene on the carpet and she was right! Curtains in bedroom were torn and tattered. Kitchen did have plates/glasses and silverware but only one small and one large sauce pan. When I brought all of this info to the attention of Front Desk staff she said I'll tell housekeeping you need a frying pan. I said that is not the point and that I was surprised they would even rent the room with the condition of the carpet. They offered no solutions to my displeasure in the room. The beds were comfortable but I ended up checking out a day early. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Appalling service, and theft

Jun 28, 2022 Matthew C

The hotel was fine. There was no safe. I accidentally left some cash in the centre console table between the two beds. Begin messaging on Booking.com and the staff evidently got bored, or found the money and kept it. No further contact. They don’t answer the phone. They have just stolen from me. Disgusting behaviour.