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Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Beach
Ranked #64 of 98 Hotels in Clearwater
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I am not one to leave a negative review, but I felt like this was deserved. This was a one night stay, thankfully. I would NOT stay again. In the elevator, jokes about the "Tower of Terror" ride at Disney were made by my husband (partially due to the duct tape on the doors and rattling as it moved.) The door to our room was held together by duct tape and we were barely able to open it. The floors had a weird red stain on them, and the bathroom was dirty. There was mold on the ceiling. The staff were friendly though, but I am not sure why there are many good reviews. It was close to the beach and we walked to it. That's about it. If I had known what we were getting into, I would have found somewhere else to stay. It would be worth around $50 a night, but not over double that.

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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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hotel421, Front Office Manager at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time for a review. We are sorry you experienced these issues. Elevator door was repaired( tape was used until repair can be done) We will be looking into the other concerns with the room.
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Although this isn't the prettiest hotel from the out side, it is clean, it is in an ideal location and worked well for my wife and 2 (older 18 /21) sons.
The room was standard motel size with two generous doubles and we coped well for the 2 nights of our road trip. It's next door to the new Opal Sands resort hotel which shows it up a bit... but hey, it's only for sleeping for in and a lot (a lot) cheaper.

There is a simple 'prepacked' pastry (or yogurt) and coffee in a morning. Ice machines. In- room fridge & mini kitchen. Air con was the best ever.

Car parking was safe and close, although around $15 per night. It can be accessed from the front (beach side) or rear, so easy to find.

There's mini golf, bars and shops nearby (5 mins) ice cream next door along with a pizza!

The beach is 200m away with excellent facilities (walkways lifeguards toilets and showers) As per most Fl. beached, no alcohol on the beach. My tip is buy a parasol and chairs from Wallmart £10 & $5 each respectively, a polystyrene cool box and fill with coke / water.

If you are going to do it - plan it it well !
Try the Tropics boat trip front pier 60 - bargain (highly recommend the drink package).

Happy times- let me know if this review was of use :) Tony.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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hotel421, Front Office Manager at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time for our review and your kind words. This is great for letting others know all about us and our beautiful beach. Hope to see you again on your next visit.
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kathy

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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Chose this hotel due to proximity to everything (food, beach, activities), and couldn't be happier with this choice. Admittedly, it is an older hotel surrounded by huge mega hotels, so don't expect the Ritz-Carlton or anything. But the room was spacious, beds comfortable, with a microwave, fridge, toaster, and even dining ware. Unsure if all rooms had this. We were in room 417, which is the top left of the hotel. By far the best view in the hotel. Clear view of the beach and Gulf. This view alone made it worth it. Pool was warm but not too warm and never overly crowded. All staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. It hurt to leave such a beautiful area, but I am certain when we return we will be at the Magnuson again.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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hotel421, Front Office Manager at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2016

Thank you so much for your review and very kind words. It was a pleasure having you visit with us. Hope to see you again soon.
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

After a long trip down and travel agent confusion on our hotel... Finding this place was a God send!!!! The staff, especially Laura at front desk, were super friendly and accommodating to our every need! The location was also perfeect, directly across from the beach, beautiful paved beachwalk, and many stores and yummy restaurants in walking distance! This hotel was perfect for our family vacation and we could not ask for better service! Can't wait to visit again!!!

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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hotel421, Front Office Manager at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time for a review and your very kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. I will pass this over to Laura (yes, she is great) Hope to see you again soon
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Room 219...Oceanview. I would not recommend. Have stayed multiple times in the past. Clearly, management has changed since last visit. The rooms aren't clean. Weekend manager was very unpleasant to guests checking in & to elderly woman asking for trolley location. I was very disappointed in how things had evolved since our previous visit. Location is fantastic. Continental breakfast is good, but will stay somewhere else on next visit.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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hotel421, Front Office Manager at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Thank you for your comment. I am sorry you felt the rooms were not clean. I feel we have one of the best housekeeping staff. Management hasn't changed and I apologize
for the unacceptable guest services. Please think of us next time so we can make it a better experience. Sincerely Magnuson Hotel

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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Hotel is perfect location to Clearwater beach, 4th floor views from room were amazing thanks to Kathy!! Within walking to everything needed. Try Frenchy's or Crabbys for food. Thanks again to Kathy for the amazing package deal to the aquarium. The stuffed animals and books were amazing for the kids!!

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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hotel421, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2016

Thank you so much for your review and very kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. I knew the children would enjoy seeing Winter and Hope. Hope to see you again soon.
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Kathy

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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Dirty room, outdated, unfriendly staff, inattentive service, phone was broken, several light bulbs out in our room, unable to get anything fixed. The only nice thing was the pool. Location is perfect; walk across the street to the beach and several shops and restaurants all around which is probably why people continue to stay there. Other than that, I'd advise you to stay far far away from the Magnuson.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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hotel421, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time for a review. We are so sorry you had these issues with your room. Did you come to speak with us? We would do whatever possible to make your stay better. We do hope you consider visiting with us again on your next trip.
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Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Beach

Address: 421 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2508
Region: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range: $89 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Beach presents our guests with the very best in tropical island feel as you step outside our hotel doors into the white-sands of Clearwater Beach, Florida. Within seconds you can be comfortably sitting in a lounge chair feeling a wonderful Gulf coast breeze upon your face. You will enjoy soaking up the sun, majestic ocean views and the warm waters of Clearwater Beach.***Please note Parking fee is $15.00 per night*** ... more   less 
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