Timeless meets modern, refined meets relaxed and plans meet the happenstance of life at The Karol Hotel, St. Petersburg Clearwater, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. Our AAA Four Diamond hotel on Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL is a glittering ornament in Florida's Feather Sound, offering the perfect backdrop for wonderful things to come. Call it fate, but it's certainly no accident that our gorgeously appointed hotel rooms and suites feel as though they're waiting for you to arrive. Extraordinary amenities throughout the hotel include a signature lobby bar and restaurant, a dazzling rooftop restaurant overlooking Tampa Bay, a resort-style pool, a fitness center and 7,340 square feet of event space, including a ballroom and conference rooms. Our hotel is just off the bay, 15 minutes from the Westshore District and a short drive from St. Pete-Clearwater and Tampa International Airport. Carillon Park, home to Raymond James Financial and Franklin Templeton Investments, is across the way. We cannot wait to welcome you.

Property Information

Year Built: 2019
Floors: 9
Nonsmoking rooms: 123
Suites: 6
Total rooms: 117
Total rooms and suites: 123


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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0Maximum child age: 13

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 70 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Yes for the Karol

    I stay at The Karol often as it has become my go to hotel in the area. The food is always great, the hotel is very clean, and the staff is so kind. The rooms are welcoming, spacious, and the bed is so comfortable. I highly recommend staying at The Karol!

    May 10, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    My new name is “ NORM” (“Cheers”) reference… Rich at the rooftop bar never ceases to amaze! I am a Diamond for Life member and Hilton honors member at HIlton for 20+years… because of the the service and personal service at this MARRIOTT property especially RICH… I WONT GO BACK TO THE HILTON in St. Pete.

    Apr 25, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Worth the visit

    I’ve been coming to St Pete for 15 years for work every other month and until last year was loyal to another hotel. Decided to give The Karol at try, since I’m a Marriott Bonvoy member and it was a great decision. It’s upscale atmosphere and the rooms and restaurants are all top notch, but the reason we keep returning is because of Rich at the rooftop bar. Since the first visit, he has been amazingly kind, fun and attentive. He has always remembered my name and my drink of choice. He makes staying away from home for work much more comfortable. He’s an asset to the hotel! I’ll keep coming back because of him!

    Apr 25, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    An airport hotel with class

    Most airport hotels prioritize utility over opulence, but The Karol offers affordable luxury close to the PIE. The Karol Hotel's amenities were high-end but not out of reach for the average traveler. Local developer Fred Bullard did a fine job with The Karol. The staff were polite and helpful. Check-in was speedy and professional. The accommodations were clean, classy and roomy. The cleaning staff returned my ditty bag to my car before I drove off. Above and beyond.

    Mar 25, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Feels Like A Boutique Hotel But Run Efficiently Like A Big Hotel

    I've been meaning to write this review for a while because I travel for work and stay at the Karol Hotel often when I do. This hotel is literally my dream hotel when it comes to travel. The entrance and pull-in when you arrive is pure luxury, bright, welcoming and there's always some kind of welcome cocktail that's offered to you at check-in. I love the staff (one of my favorite things about staying here). They are so kind and always aim to please. They will call you a Lyft if you're going to a nearby corporate biz and if there's anything you need in-room (within reason), they'll make sure to deliver it to you. Normally I eat at the main level restaurant or bar but the room service food is just as good. I'm a big fan of the Karol Salad--so yummy! If you're thinking about staying at the Karol and comparing to other nearby hotels, there's no comparison! I love how easy it is to get downtown from this hotel and nearby, walking distance you have The Bakery Cafe (for mostly coffee and desserts), Starbucks, Panera, Hacienda Grande, an Indian restaurant and a Mediterranean lunch spot, which I must say are all good. I love that there are so many options nearby, which is great when I'm busy and don't have a lot of time to travel far. Also, if you like to exercise, the gym is perfect with enough machines and equipemtn to get you the sweat you need. One day I was given a run map by staff of a 20-30 min run/jogging path suggested by the hotel in Feather Sound (the high end neighborhood situated right behind the hotel). It was a beautiful run and I so appreciated the map for guidance. I highly recommend the Karol!!! It feels very much like a boutique hotel but is run efficiently like a large hotel. Rooms: ALWAYS nice and always clean. The bathrooms are large and the showers have 2 nice shower head options. Beds are comfortable and there is great cable for watching movies/news. Food/Drink: While I haven't eaten or had drinks at Vantage Rooftop Bar yet, I can speak to the restaurant and bar which are great. I love having a typical egg breakfast and dinner at the restaurant. For dinner, choose the salmon entree! The Karol Salad is another one of my favorites! Ammenities: There's a small pool if you want to catch some sun and a beautiful run path in Feather Sound neighborhood (just ask hotel staff). Plentiful parking which is steps from the hotel. Walkability: The hotel is off a major road called Ulmerton which is quite busy but what I like about it is that nearby walking distance (on the same side of the street) you have plenty of food and drink options: Starbucks, Bakery Cafe, Pizza Hut, Hacienda Grande, Panera, and Mediterranean and Indian restaurants (which I can remember the names of). I walk to all of these. A ride to downtown St. Pete will take anywhere between 15-20 minutes. If you're looking for somewhere to go, I recommend the Salvador Dali museum!

    Dec 29, 2023
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