Welcome to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach South where the fun never sets! Our Intracoastal waterfront location is just steps away from white sandy beaches and the Gulf of Mexico. On 15 tropical acres, your perfect location for your next family vacation, business meeting, or social gathering.


Clearwater-Off Beach
PIE Airport : 13 miles
TPA Airport : 27 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1982
Last Renovation: 2012
Floors: 3
Total rooms and suites: 164


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed resort fee of $34.00 (plus tax) per room, per night, will be charged and collected by the hotel upon check-in. This fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees that they may be responsible for but is not a guarantee of the final amount due. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies: Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy- This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. 
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. 
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort Fee – Mandatory hotel-imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.

Hotel Mandatory hotel imposed resort fee inclusions:
• Parking pass for one vehicle
• Scheduled live entertainment
• 2 Splash Harbour Water Park tickets

Plus guests still receive the following offers: Kids Eat Free, Kids Stay Free, Fitness Center Access and Complimentary Wifi.

The above list may not be comprehensive. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 1096 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Bugs Crawling on Me in the middle of the Night!

    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!

    May 13, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Noisy hot tub in room above late at night

    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.

    May 07, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A Super 5 Day Experience!

    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!

    May 03, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    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.

    Mar 28, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our got-to place to stay !

    I can't say enough about how much we enjoy staying here. It is a clean and comfortable hotel, in a great location. Walking distance to the beach and plenty of local restaurants, a cvs, ice cream shops and so much more. Their bar/restaurant, Jimmy Gunnas, has a great menu for the whole family. I suggest the grouper sandwhich, fish spread and a rum runner! Nightly live music from great local artists will entertain you on the open air patio deck. There is an 18 hole miniature golf course layed out in the concourse, a fitness room, conference rooms, a pool & hot tub, and a water park all right there. Their rooms are clean, beds are comfy and they offer family suites with full kitchens as well, splurge and get the marina view, I love having my morning coffee watching the sunrise and sometimes being lucky enough to have some dolphins swim by.

    Feb 29, 2024
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