5 Pet Friendly Places to Stay in Clearwater Beach, Florida

While we don’t have pets, we know a number of you do.  Our friend Angela was kind enough to give us these tips on the best places to stay with pets in Clearwater Beach. Angela is married, a devoted mother of 2 children and proud pet owner of both a cat and a dog.  She loves family vacations and is obsessed with keeping a clean and tidy house as well as spending hours researching the latest and best household products to make her life easier.  See more of Angela’s tips here.   

Are you planning a family vacation to Clearwater Beach but don’t want to leave the family pooch behind?  Well, there is absolutely no need to, as in this post we share with you 5 of the top rated pet-friendly hotels in Clearwater Beach.

Clearwater Beach is one of America’s finest white-sand beaches, stretching 3-miles along the Pinellas Peninsula on the Gulf Coast. Clearwater’s proximity to Tampa offers visitors various activities to enjoy, including beach volleyball, parasailing, a dolphin-watching cruise and a fun fishing excursion.

There are plenty of walking trails and parks that the family can enjoy with their dog, so there is no need to leave pooch behind.

Tips for Travelling with your Pet

Before we share with you the top-rated pet-friendly places to stay in Clearwater, let’s look at a few tips for traveling with your pet:

  • Pack the essentials – bedding, collar, leash, handheld vacuum for pet messes, your pet’s favorite toys, food and water bowls, grooming equipment and ensure your pet’s ID tag as your current cell number in case the unthinkable happens and your pet gets lost.
  • For a full range of pet-friendly places to stay in Clearwater or anywhere else use booking websites such Airbnb and filter your search by ticking “pets allowed” or “pet friendly”.
  • Once you have found a property you like, be sure that the place is a good fit for your pet. For example, check whether your pet can be left alone in the room for short periods of time whilst your do excursions or the accommodation provides any bowls etc.
  • If you are driving to your vacation destination, ensure you factor in regular breaks for your pet to go to the toilet, have a drink and stretch their legs

5 Pet Friendly Places to Stay in Clearwater Beach, Florida

Clearwater Beach

  1. Comfort Suites

This pet friendly hotel is great value for money and located across the street from a waterfront park where you can take your dog for some great walks.

The hotel is not located in the touristy area so you will need to drive to reach areas such as Clearwater and St Petersburg, but the area is lovely and quiet and perfect for those wanting to get away from the crowds.

Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, fitness center, and hot tub.

Overall TripAdvisor Rating: 4

  1. La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Bay

This is another great value for money hotel in a central location and ideal for those wanting a base for day trips in the surrounding areas.

Rooms are large and spacious for your family and pet’s things.

Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, fitness center, and hot tub.

Overall TripAdvisor Rating: 4

  1. Sandpearl Resort

For families wanting a luxury pet friendly hotel, look no further than the Sandpearl Resort.

This resort is in the heart of Clearwater Beach on a gorgeous stretch of the beach close to the main tourist strip.  On the beach, you can relax in the hotel provided beach chairs, swim in the calm warm ocean or join in a variety of beach activities.

Onsite facilities include a lagoon style swimming pool, fitness center, full-service spa and hot tub.

Overall TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

  1. Best Western Plus Yacht Harbour

This is a great mid-range hotel, located on the marina and directly across from a park.  The hotel is within walking distance to a number of Dunedin restaurants and activities including the Pinellas Trail.

Onsite facilities include a swimming pool and fitness center.

Overall TripAdvisor Rating: 4

  1. Residence Inn by Marriot Clearwater

For families that want extra space, this pet friendly property is perfect.  Featuring 2-bedroom suites, there is plenty of room for everyone as well as a separate living area and modern kitchen.

The property is within an easy walking distance to the Clearwater town center and a short 5-minute drive to Clearwater Beach.

Onsite facilities include a swimming pool and fitness center.

Overall TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

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