Discover the top affordable hotels in Clearwater, one of Florida’s best beaches.

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East Shore Resort

Clearwater, Florida, United States

East Shore Resort is a value apartment-style hotel located on Clearwater Bay, a few blocks from the beach, shopping, and dining. Known for its friendly and accommodating staff, the hotel offers many freebies, including Wi-Fi, bicycles, fishing poles, beach gear, and use of laundry facilities and the boat dock. East Shore's 10 rooms range from studios to one- and two-bedroom suites. Furnishings and decor in some units are better than others, but all units have a full kitchen. Some units have screened-in porches that face the water. All in all, it's a fantastic budget option for long-term stays. 

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Palm Pavilion Inn on Clearwater Beach

Clearwater, Florida, United States

A welcoming atmosphere permeates this simple budget property, which is located within walking distance of several restaurants, shops, and parks in Clearwater Beach. Palm Pavilion Inn offers 25 basic rooms with mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi, as well as apartments with fully equipped kitchens. Daily housekeeping is provided and some rooms have gorgeous ocean views and patios with seating. Guests have direct access to a beautiful white-sand beach and the hotel offers free beach towels. (Umbrellas, cabanas, and beach chairs are available to rent.) On-site features include a lovely outdoor pool and a rooftop deck with great views. Local cuisine, cocktails, wine, and frozen drinks are served at the Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar, plus there’s daily live entertainment and free coffee in the mornings.

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DreamView Beachfront Hotel & Resort

Located on the beach with restaurants and shops within walking distance, this mid-range hotel has a cheerful atmosphere and modern design. Its 110 beige-toned rooms have granite countertops and wood-laminate floors, plus amenities like mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs, and coffeemakers. Their large windows let in plenty of natural light, and some rooms have balconies with seating and panoramic water views. There are several dining options on-site, including a Starbucks, 24-hour grab-and-go cafe, and a tiki bar by the outdoor pool and beach. DreamView's mandatory daily resort fee covers Wi-Fi, parking, and beach towels -- all of which are offered for free at Palm Pavilion. 

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Pelican Pointe Hotel and Resort

Clearwater, Florida, United States

A well-located home base for value-minded vacationers, the 60-room condo-motel is located across the street from the beach. This budget property doesn't come with a lot of bells and whistles, but the rooms and suites are amply sized, and there's a heated pool. It's an older building, but a fresh paint job and bright and beachy decor give off a friendly Florida vibe. Each unit comes equipped with kitchen utilities like a mini-fridge and microwave, as well as a futon for extra sitting or sleeping space. Buildings obstruct beach views from many of the rooms; travelers looking for a better glimpse of the Gulf should look at Palm Pavilion or DreamView, where some of the rooms offer gorgeous ocean views.

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Coconut Cove All-Suite Hotel

Clearwater, Florida, United States

Coconut Cove All-Suite Hotel is a 42-room value hotel that’s located on the southern end of Clearwater Beach and caters to guests who prefer condo-style suites with a full kitchens. The spacious rooms and lagoon-style pool are the best features of the hotel, while the extra fees for housekeeping and parking, as well as a location that's away from the beach frustrates some travelers. Room rates are high compared with other area hotels in the value category. In fact, Palm Pavilion Inn has significantly lower rates -- and is located directly on the beach.