TheLa Quinta Inn & Suites Clearwater South was recently named a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner!
Located in the heart of Pinellas County, the La Quinta Inn & Suites Clearwater South hotel is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Tampa International Airport and 8 minutes to St. Petersburg Clearwater Airport. We are 20 minutes from Clearwater Beach and most major industry, businesses, ...see moreand corporate centers such as Super Walmart, Countryside Mall, North Side Hospital, Morton Plant Hospital, Bayside Hospital, Icot Business Center, Feather Sound Corporate Park, Enterprise Business Park, Bay Vista Corporate Park, and more.
Our 100% non-smoking hotel has amenities that are sure to impress you - our business center allows you to stay in touch, check email, confirm flights, and more. Our fitness center is sure to get you pumped up, then head over to the bubbling indoor spa to relax you, or take a dip in the refreshing outdoor pool.
Your comfy room offers all the amenities of home - microwave, refrigerator, free wired and wireless Internet access, premium cable channels, coffee maker, iron w/ironing board, hair dryer, and so much more. Start your day with a free newspaper and our free Bright Side Breakfast, served each morning.
As our hotel guest, free parking is available and there's enough room for almost any vehicle. If you are searching for hotels near Busch Gardens, Raymond James Stadium, or Tropicana Field, La Quinta Inn & Suites Clearwater South is ideal.see less
Amenities & Services
Free Bright Side Breakfast
Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
Free High-Speed Internet Access
Free Local Calls
Meeting Facilities Available
Guest Laundry Facilities
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Free Bright Side Breakfast®
Hot and cold cereal
Bread and muffins
All-you-can-drink coffee and juice
Additional Breakfast Items:
11,000 La Quinta Returns points for a free night stay.
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Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 11:00 AM
Guest Room Amenities
Free wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms
Free high-speed Internet access in all rooms
Microwave in all rooms
Refrigerator in all rooms
Premium Cable Channels
Iron with Ironing Board
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Most Recent Reviews:
"Tale of 2 LQ's"
Reviewed Sep 7, 2014
cardinal | Providence, ri
I am actually going to review two different LQ's, because I stayed at both locations during this trip. I flew into Tampa and drove south to Bonita Springs. There I stayed at the (LQ) Bonita Springs Naples N location. This property was in good condition, with only a couple of minor problems. The room looked newly renovated and the AC worked fine. I was supposed to stay two nights, but I left early only because I was bored with the area. As far as the hotel, It was okay and I would recommend it for short stays. The next day, I drove back up north and stayed at the LQ Clearwater south location, on 5000 Lake Blvd. First of all, the hotel is hidden off the main roads and if your not really paying attention, you will miss it. This property is in really bad condition. I say this because the (first) room I was given had seen its day. Besides the AC not working, the furniture looked worn and dirty. The carpet looked as bad as the furniture. After running the AC for about 90 minutes, I gave up and went back to the front desk. Right here I want to really express my gratitude to Jeff the Asst manager. He went out of his way to help me find another room, that was in "decent": shape. I wound up checking out three more rooms before finally settling on one. I don't want to make this review too long, but lets just say that even with a AC that was barely cooling anything, the thing that stuck out the most was when I saw "tissue" balled up in the peep hole in the door. Also, one of the side doors to the hotel did not close when going out. So unless you actually slammed it shut, it stayed open for anyone to enter. Needless to say, that I will NOT be staying at this property again. This is too bad because like I said, Jeff the AM was really helpful and deserves someplace better to work with.
This LaQuinta Inn is one of the better hotels. The price was very good and the room was clean, quiet & comfortable. The only issue we had was that the ice bucket wasn't in the room. Management acted quickly and brought us one. In fact, much quicker than I expected. The front desk staff was very friendly. The breakfast was nice. There were choices of sausage, eggs, waffles and cereals.
I was not aware that this was a pet friendly motel for dogs of All sizes. I was trying to relax and first one large dog was barking and it set off the other dogs. I didn't feel the least bit comfortable knowing that a dog..who may have had fleas or ticks had occupied the room prior to me.
Also, I did not know there was not an elevator. To make matters worse, the stairwell was closed for painting, so I had to walk all the way around the building to get to the room.
The room was adequate. It had a microwave, frig and coffee maker.
There was a Publix, Walmart Groceries and Albertsons all within a mile or 2 from the hotel.
The staff at the hotel were pleasant and very helpful. I was there on a weekend.
The breakfast was pretty good, I wouldn't go so far as state it was as good as Dennys as another poster wrote.
The pool was average. On the days I was there, family gatherings were taking place..people smoking and babies in diapers in the pool!!! Not one time could I really enjoy the pool..and I was not going to swim with 3 babies who were in diapers being held up by their parents.
The motel met my needs. I knew to request a ground floor in the future. There should be a designated area for those with dogs. I had to turn the TV on loud to drown out the barking.
The pluses, location! Not far from Clearwater Beach. Nice Mall a little North.
Honeymoon Beach State Park and beach in Dunellin.
The location was convenient on and off the highway. The hotel next door had a free shuttle to the beach. That would be a great service for Lake Quinta to provide to THEIR guests without cars.
Overall, an OK experience..not great
This was our first visit to this La Quinta Inn & Suites. I was very impressed with the staff and facilities. Upon arrival the Manager was very helpful and the desk clerk, while a trainee, was competent in what she was doing and made the check in process very easy. The room was clean and comfortable. The variety of food available at breakfast was great and I especially liked the fact that the bananas weren't already turning brown. While this not the usual location that I stay at when in the Tampa/Clearwater area, I definitely would stay here again.
We have stayed at this hotel on 3 different occasions in the last two years. Each have been very pleasant stays at this location. Staff are friendly and very attentive. Nice hotel for families. Good hot breakfast with clean surroundings.
Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Water Park,
Brighthouse Network Field,
Eddie C Moore Complex,
Raymond James Stadium Tampa,
Legends Field Tampa,
Longhorn Steak House,
Outback Steak House,
Entertainment & Shopping
St. Petersburg Pier,
Local Time: 10:05 AM (Eastern)
Local Temperature: 73.6°F 5-day Forecast
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