by Amanda Geronikos
Looking for extended-stay accommodations in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area? Consider overnighting at the Residence Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater with your kids. Here, families will find spacious suites with kitchenettes or full kitchens, as well as sofa beds and free Wi-Fi. They’ll also enjoy complimentary breakfast and the Residence Inn Mix, an evening social hosted on select evenings. A fitness center and small, outdoor pool round out the offerings at this hotel.
Our Editor Loves
- Extended-stay suites
- Residence Inn Mix
- Fitness center
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
1) Arrived for breakfast Jan 01, 2019, at 8:45am. Long lines of customer, and most food were out!!!! Only left was that waffle, which also had 6 customers in line. Because there was no more eggs, no meat patty, no sausage, no milk, no yogurt, even last bagel was gone too. With 15 min to go, there was no refill!! Even the oatmeal has last 2 bowls left, which I split it with my 3 hungry kids.
At 9am, with room full of hungry customers, the breakfast ladies shut down everything!! Way to go, Marriott @ Residence Inn. Saw another 3 kids came in at 8:55am, and they left disappointed and empty handed.
Excuse was this was new year day, no food delivery. Well, didn't they already know the hotel was booked to capacity for 2 nights?!
2) No towels at pool. Have to go front desk to ask for it.
3) Best thing was the pool was heated, really warm, like 90 F.
The reviews were pretty good, so we thought we'd try this hotel. Fairly reasonable price. It was a hassle checking in. There were lots of cigarette butts all over stairs, sidewalks. Our room smelled like pet urine. I wish they had dedicated rooms for pets so that those of us who don't travel with them aren't subjected to odors, hair, etc.( I am not sure how they sanitize the rooms after a pet stay.) Breakfast was fine, attendant was very pleasant. To be honest, we prefer other beach areas on the Gulf Coast anyway. Much less expensive and congested than Clearwater Beach.(parking, etc.) So, we probably won't stay in the area anyway.