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San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to admit when we 1st pulled up to this hotel I thought oh boy what did I do. The place did not look very good from the outside. It looks like a standard ran down motel. But the room was clean. The bed was just ok. We had just spent 4 days at the RIU Plaza hotel in...

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MagnusonClearwater, Public Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking time out to write a review. We are glad you had a good time, To be in same sentence as the plaza is a great honor. Please come back again. We are adding on a lot this summer. Thanks again, Dayna

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average hotel with clean wood floors, updated pool, but loud and hostel like. Very economical for short stay, wouldn't recommend much longer. Staff yelling down hallways early in the morning and in desk reception area. Close for spring training and beach access on a budget!

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MagnusonClearwater, Public Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central, responded to this review

I am very sorry your stay was not relaxing as we try very hard to make all are guest comfortable, and that they enjoy there stay. Thank you for the review, Dayna

Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a former Travelodge Hotel. There are renovations going on now( Feb, 2017 ) but this did not affect our stay. There was no desk or table for a laptop to be used comfortably. A request for one was responded to with a promise to get one for the next day. However, we had to look up on sitting...

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Thank tortoise47
MagnusonClearwater, Public Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central, responded to this review

Hello. I would like to thank you for the review and I apologies for the chair and desk, we have replaced all old furn. the desks did not come in. we are in proses of getting new ones. This place is a never ending proses. Thank you again, Dayna

US
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of us spend a great deal of time combing through reviews before we make any purchase. And for good reason. With regard to our precious travels we want to be sure we chose the right room. For this reason I take writing reviews very seriously. The more I travel the more I have come to realize what is truly...

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MagnusonClearwater, Public Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central, responded to this review

Thank you ,for the review we really appreciate all the suggestions. I will look into all of them. We are older and we are always in proses. We do try hard, and have been making a lot of improvements and adding on several amities. Thank you again, Please come back. Dayna

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for the second year in a row,Everything was great again.Close to stadium and other attractions.Bed pillows were soft and they gave us extra pillows for comfort,had an issue with safe,it was corrected in minutes.Nice breakfast,would stay here again..

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MagnusonClearwater, Public Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central, responded to this review

Thank you, We appreciate the review and hope you come back soon. Dayna

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a room for me and a buddy to catch some spring training. I've come down for the last 12 years. Stayed in nice places, dumps, and everything in between. I have never checked in where they didn't have the room I booked. Just got in at 1am and they gave my room away. I room I paid for, through...

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MagnusonClearwater, Public Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central, responded to this review

I am so sorry ! I would love to make this up to you. We try very hard to to keep every ones request. We at an older hotel and things break all the time. We would not want anyone in a dangerous room or have them do with out. The staff is very good at doing what ever we...

South Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spring training trip to Clearwater, the Magnuson is walking distance to the ballpark. Free breakfast fills your belly. Also right next door to Lenny's restaurant for breakfast or lunch. The hotel itself is a bit ratty and in bad need of renovation, but it was more than sufficient for a guy getaway. Dirt cheap in comparison to other hotels in...

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MagnusonClearwater, Public Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review, We are very close to several stadiums and other attractions. We are old but work very hard to keep it up. the out side has just been painted along with the inside. We ordered new desks and chairs. We have new spot lights through out parking lot and HD colored lights around outside of...

Mooresville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Magnuson in St Petersburg and it was fantastic. Naturally we expected similar accommodations in Clearwater but it didn't happen. The room was dirty, specifically, badly stained carpet upon entering, and items left on the floor from last tenant. The toilet appeared clean but the grout on the bathroom tile floor was black, while original grout color...

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MagnusonClearwater, Public Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central, responded to this review

Linda, Thank you for the review, as all reviews are helpful good and bad. The sheet idea is we got from other hotels and from customer suggestions. We also thought it looked a lot cleaner. All the carpets are getting removed. Most of the bathrooms have been redone. I will check with house keeping on stains and bed skirt. (thank...

West Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beefs i have about this hotel are minor. They don't let you pay by cash unless you have authorization from the manger. The back area to walk our dog at could be fixed up, and the second time we stayed here we had an issue with the maids waking us up around 8am to do the room. I'm on...

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MagnusonClearwater, Public Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central, responded to this review

Sonia, I will speak to the staff thank you for letting me know of this problem. We are fixing the back area fixing up the games putting in table and chairs ash trays for smokers and more. We are putting a patio out front with tables and chairs for the breakfast area. I do hope you will come back and...

plymouth england
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had another great stay this year. Welcoming staff and clean rooms with comfortable beds. Laundry is also available.The pool is lovely and the breakfast is also very good. Good location for shopping or the beaches.

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MagnusonClearwater, Public Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central, responded to this review

Mary, Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to write a review, I am pleased to hear your stays keep getting better. We cant wait to see you next trip. Dayna

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the MAGNUSON HOTEL CLEARWATER CENTRAL, located just a .5 Mile from the Phillies Spring Training Camp. Start out your day with our complimentary HOT continental breakfast. Take advantage of our beautiful weather and take the free shuttle from our Hotel to the Beach. After the game, throw some steaks or burgers onto the barbecue, located in one of the picnic kiosks surrounding our tropical outdoor pool. Enjoy our free WiFi, Beautiful resort pool and outdoor sitting area. And to help keep you in touch, we offer a complimentary Business Center right off the lobby. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central

Address: 21252 US Hwy19 North, Clearwater, FL 33765 (Formerly Travelodge Clearwater)
Region: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Price Range: $83 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central 2*
Number of rooms: 118
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Also Known As:
Travelodge Clearwater Hotel Clearwater
Buena Vista Hotel
Buena Vista Motel
Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central Florida
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Clearwater
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