"Really near the airport" Top 5 Page for this destination Sleep Inn Tip by grandmaR

Sleep Inn, Clearwater: 296 reviews and 1 photos

  Pool and inset of airport from our window
by grandmaR
 
 

I have usually been quite happy with the Sleep Inn. It is less expensive than the Hampton in and has the free breakfast, the pool and the free local calls.

The pool looks good and there is also a hot tub. I didn't try it though.

This particular Sleep Inn however, doesn't have much of a breakfast. There were a few toaster waffles, a couple of bagels, some English muffins, and tiny regular muffins. Two kinds of cereal, and coffee (no tea). The only extra thing was that they had 4 kinds of juice.

For dinner we went to Bascom's (which is not listed as a nearby restaurant on their website - neither was the Chinese restaurant next door)

Restaurants that they do list are:
Bob Evans
Serves:Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Hours: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Denny's
Serves:Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Hours: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Lone Star Steakhouse
Serves:Lunch | Dinner
Hours: 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Pepe's
Serves:Lunch | Dinner
Hours: 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Chili's
Hours: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Primo's
Hours: 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Ruby Tuesday's
Hours: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM

All of these were across the road.

Unique Qualities: Good things - free DSL line in the room, and an awesome shower. There is no tub but I like a shower much better when I don't have to step over the edge of the tub.

It was close to Clearwater-St. Petersburg airport but we didn't hear any noise - possibly because the wind was such that planes weren't taking off or landing towards us.

Bad things - so much traffic on the road that it was impossible to get out of the driveway -- traffic was heavy and unremitting. (The front rooms were probably noisier than the back rooms.)and an anemic breakfast.

I suspect this is primarily a business hotel.

Distances to Area Attractions:
Airco Golf Course (0.1m/0.2km E)
Busch Gardens (25.0m/40.2km E)
Clearwater Beach (10.0m/16.1km W)
Derby Lane Greyhound Race (6.0m/9.7km E)
Downtown Museums (10.0m/16.1km SE)
Downtown St. Petersburg Pier (10.0m/16.1km SE)
Florida Aquarium (15.0m/24.1km E)
Ice Palace (15.0m/24.1km E)
Long Center (8.0m/12.9km NW)
Orlando Attraction (80.0m/128.7km E)
Raymond James Stadium (14.0m/22.5km SE)
Ruth Eckerd Hall (8.0m/12.9km NW)
Tampa Convention Center (15.0m/24.1km E)
Tropicana Field - DEVILRAYS (9.0m/14.5km S)
Ybor City Historic District (18.0m/29.0km E)

Address: 3939 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, FL 33762
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Phone: (727) 573-5049
Price: US$20-40
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.choicehotels.com/ires/en-US/html/HotelInfo?sid=k8Oy.6OnOggfWYg.1&hotel=FL040&sarea=85134&sname=Clearwater&sstate=FL&scountry=US&sradius=40.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 30, 2005
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