Within 30 miles of Clearwater, FL.
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La Quinta Inn & Suites
Clearwater South

5000 Lake Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33760
Phone: 1-727-299-9800
Fax: 1-727-299-0088

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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 more
Amenities & Services
  • Free Bright Side Breakfast™
  • Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Newspaper
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Facilities Available
  • Business Center
  • Guest Laundry Facilities
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Pets Welcome
Free Bright Side Breakfast®
  • Waffles
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Bread and muffins
  • Fresh fruit
  • All-you-can-drink coffee and juice
Additional Breakfast Items:
  • Pastries
  • Bagels
  • Milk

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Hotel Details
Ultra Fast Internet100% Non-Smoking HotelTripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence Winner
  • Floors: 4
  • Rooms: 84
  • Suites: 12
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron with Ironing Board
  • Dataport Phones
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Location
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Rooms
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Service
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Value
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Cleanliness
Most Recent Reviews:
"Tale of 2 LQ's"
2 of 5 stars 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.  
 
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"Friendly, Clean & Comfortable"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 23, 2014
Delighted33 | Crowley, Texas
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.  
 
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"Beware of Dogs!"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 13, 2014
Seablanco1 | Barnegat, New Jersey
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  
 
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"Very Impressed"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 12, 2014
Dee111957 | Lynn Haven, Florida
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.  
 
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"Friendly staff & Clean rooms and pool area"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 26, 2014
williamf777 | The Colony, Texas, USA
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.  
 
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Area Attractions & Landmarks
  • Clearwater Beach and other Gulf Beaches, 8 mi.
  • St. Petersburg College, 4 mi.
  • Eckard College, 7 mi.
  • University Of South Florida, 5 mi.
  • U S Army Reservist Station, 2 mi.
  • U S Coast Guard Station, 3 mi.
  • McDill AirForce Base, 15 mi.
Area Companies & Businesses
  • North Side Hospital, 2 mi.
  • Morton Plant Hospital, 5 mi.
  • Bayside Hospital, 9 mi.
  • Icot Business Center, 3 mi.
  • Kane Furniture, 4 mi.
  • Feather Sound Corporate Park, 4 mi.
  • Enterprise Business Park, 4 mi.
  • Bay Vista Corporate Park, 3 mi.
Nearby Sports & Recreation
  • Derby Lane Greyhound Racing, 4 mi.
  • Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Water Park, 25 mi.
  • Tropicana Field, 8 mi.
  • Brighthouse Network Field, 8 mi.
  • Eddie C Moore Complex, 9 mi.
  • Raymond James Stadium Tampa, 20 mi.
  • Legends Field Tampa, 20 mi.
Nearby Restaurants
  • Carrabba's, mi.
  • Longhorn Steak House, mi.
  • Olive Garden, mi.
  • Outback Steak House, mi.
  • Applebees, 2 mi.
  • Chilis, 2 mi.
  • Pizza Hut, 3 mi.
Entertainment & Shopping
  • St. Petersburg Pier, 8 mi.
  • Super Walmart, 1 mi.
  • Park Place, 2 mi.
  • Countryside Mall, 9 mi.
Clearwater, FL
Local Time: 11:56 PM (Eastern)
Local Temperature: 80.6°F
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