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 $32.00 (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

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 1071 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Horrible condition of property and bugs

    This hotel was very run down and in horrible repair. Our first room had extensive damage and mold. Moved to a second room and Our patio doors did not fully close, letting in lots of bugs and it did not lock so we had to block it with a couch. The front door sticks because the latch is also broken. Carpet didn’t meet the wall and was frayed. Lots of broken cupboards and appliances in kitchen. Loft area has several soft spots in the floor, very unstable. Woke up to bugs in our bed. Yuck!!! Elevator also had soft spots in the floor. And on top of all of the room issues, the resort has no amenities after 5pm. Water park and golf close at 5. They charge for the outdoor separate water park even if you won’t be using it. Horrible experience. Will never stay again.

    May 17, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Hidden fees

    Beware there are hidden fees (resort fees). Nothing was mentioned when I made my reservation a week prior to our stay or when I returned the keys. I was asked for a credit card when I checked in. I paid over 600 dollars for 1 night for 4 adults. The place could do with some updating in the rooms. It was clean. Not that the resort fees were high 70 dollars but I should have been told.

    May 09, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Customer Service and Location

    Booked this online with no knowledge of the area or hotel. Great location! Russ checked us in and was absolutely fantastic. Helped us out with food and great knowledge of the area. Great prices and our room was recently updated. Couldn’t ask for more!

    Apr 17, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    The manager, Mario, , was rude and has 0 skills in dealing with the public. He is dishonest. The « sunset » view was a parking lot view ONLY. Mario said they called it that bc people didn’t want to overlook the parking lot. On the first day, they gave us a room as far as possible from the elevator which was very difficult for my 81 year old husband. Then they moved us to a room where the sliding doors did not shut. There was a large gap that any insect, mosquitoes or snake could have gotten through and clearly anyone could have pushed them open to enter. . Then they moved us to another room. This was all on the first day. All 3 smelled AWFUL, the jacuzzi tub was too dirty to use. They promised to move us to another room with water view the next day. The first one was accessible by stairs only, which was impossible for my husband and since we had a lot of luggage. Another room came available at 1pm. It was TINY but called a suite, the AC wasn’t working, and the furniture was broken and beat up. Take a look at the coffe table leg below. BWhen I complained Mario said we could go back to THE PREVIOUS ROOM!!! When I said we would just leave then. Mario said we had to pay a half day , nearly $200 with tax because it was 1pm. If Mario had been honest that he was going to give us a trashed room, we would have left at 8am. DECEITFUL !!! Do yourself a favor and spend a few extra dollars and go to a better resort in Clearwater Beach. At $400 a night it’s absurd here. At $50 A night it would still be too expensive for such a dirty foul smelling place.

    Apr 10, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Resort fees are too much.

    We do like this area a lot, but they recently started charging $33 resort fee a night which is ridiculous for this hotel. They say this covers your parking plus a ticket to the water park next-door, per STAY. They used to have free parking and next doors waterpark was about $15 admission so it’s really an over priced resort fee. We don’t go to Vegas anymore because of these resort fees. Thumbs down to the resort fees. For that price we will probably now stay in Clearwater.

    Apr 08, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319