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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2014

we had a lovely stay the beach is only five mins away pool area very relaxing staff helpfull joe the managerwas really friendly and a great help the room was adaquate for what we needed could do with a safe in the room if you like fishing its a great place could maybe do with a little bit of updating...

1Thank ruby m
Reviewed 20 September 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and found it to be quite comfortable. While its not on the beach, its close enough, just a short walk away. The room was spacious. Parking out the front. It's a little rundown but for the price we were happy. My biggest complaint was that the blinds didn't block out enough light in the...

2Thank Elke S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 September 2014

By far the most disgusting hotel I've ever stayed in. The office isn't even open, you have to go to a nice one down the road to check in and get your key. Plants are dead or overgrown, carpet is old, ripped or with holes. tile is ancient, broken, dirty as are the floors. Air conditioning is sub par. Patio...

6Thank sunngazer
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

This place looked nothing like the online photos.. I was sent to the bigger motel for check in at the stay an play. Not having a voice cause of two tournaments in town, we had no where else to go. You could see the lacking maintenance without entering the room.

2Thank Audrey A
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We stayed in room 15. I expected amber tides to honestly be not that great but boy was I wrong! Amber tides will def be a place I will be staying agin! Everyone was so nice and our room was very cozy. My friends and I had a great time. The pool was right in the front of our room...

1Thank Amanda R
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Our stay at Amber Tides over Memorial Day weekend was a good news/bad news situation. We (My husband, our one year old, and myself) stayed in Room 10, which is just a room--no kitchenette. The good news: The manager was very friendly and accommodating to all of our requests, eg. extra towels, fork and knife, beach towels. The pool area...

7Thank babsinStLouis
Reviewed 13 May 2014

First I would like to say is the Manager Joe is great!! Showed excellent customer service and very helpful with any questions we had about Clearwater. Overall this is a great place to stay for a vacation!! The Motel is a little older, but your on a Vacation to spend time on the beach not in the Motel.. This is...

Thank Ray R
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We stayed for 2 nights here, whilst meeting family. When we checked in, the manager was helpful and friendly. He showed us to our VERY basic room. No toiletries at all, not even a small bar of complimentary soap. The bed linen was clean, but the floors were dirty, as was proved when we pulled our red suitcase along the...

4Thank barnsleynanna
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2014

If your looking for great service and rooms with good facilities, comfortable and clean, you will do well too find better. Joe is fantastic , couldn't do enough for us , was really good stay and ideal for our needs and lovely little pool. All facilities and areas clean . Ideal hotel for us and definitely visiting again

2Thank keano22
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 28 April 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a quick trip this past weekend. Joe was great and very helpful and generous. The Hotel is definitely reminiscent of the 50's/60's in building style which I found to be really cute. The grounds were very tropical, the heated pool was awesome and since it is a small hotel, the pool was never...

4Thank Lori P

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Back under German Management, Ulli & Michelle. Our Motel is located two blocks from Clearwater South Beach, less then 5 minutes walk to the Beach, Restaurants, Bars and Shopping. If you like the Key West feel you will love staying at our quaintly accomodated property with the tropically landscaped pool area. We have grills and sitting areas nestled in the palms for that island feel. All our rooms are non-smoking. We do allow smoking outside of the rooms and around the courtyard. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amber Tides Motel

Address: 420 Hamden Dr, Clearwater, FL 33767-2535
Region: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Price Range: $152 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Amber Tides Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Amber Tides Hotel Clearwater
Amber Tides Clearwater
Amber Tides Motel Clearwater, Florida
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#11 Family Hotel in Clearwater
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
#19 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“we have only been in room #10”
 of 5 bubbles Doug295, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We had room 7 on the corner which had extra space with kitchen/dining area.”
 of 5 bubbles Anneandtom9, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Any room you have is good our room was right near one of the pools but the location has two pools.”
 of 5 bubbles 357kristyc, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“Room 8 = great. Well-situated w/ 2 double beds. Room 9 (next door) = larger bed & bunk bed, so prolly good for families w/ young kids.”
 of 5 bubbles buking21, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 12 is right by the pool and has a lovely garden.”
 of 5 bubbles frogdogg, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
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