Located on the state’s west coast, Clearwater, Florida, is a popular tourist destination and home to over 100,000 people, according to the 2000 census. Most hotels in the area have outdoor pools, but sometimes weather can preclude swimming outdoors, even in Florida. Fortunately, travelers planning a trip to the Clearwater area have several options for hotels with indoor pools.
Bilmar Beach Resort
The Bilmar Beach Resort is located just south of Clearwater, across the Treasure Island Causeway. It features heated indoor and outdoor pools. In addition, guests have access to a fitness center, whirlpool spa, sun deck, bicycle rentals and a mile-long beach-side fitness trail. Other amenities include a business center, beach bar, gift shop, catering and on-site laundry. Six room types are available, with either pool or gulf views, and some feature private balconies.
Bilmar Beach Resort 10650 Gulf Blvd. Treasure Island, FL 33706 (727) 360-5531 bilmarbeachresort.com
Courtyard St. Petersburg Downtown
Courtyard St. Petersburg Downtown, located about 20 miles south of downtown Clearwater, is fitness friendly, featuring an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, an exercise room with free weights, treadmill, cycle and elliptical machine. Additional amenities include free wireless high-speed Internet access, in-room coffee and refrigerators, and an on-site cafe.
Courtyard St. Petersburg Downtown 300 4th St. North St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (727) 450-6200 marriott.com
Safety Harbor Resort and Spa
Safety Harbor Resort and Spa features indoor and outdoor lap pools, as well as other resort activities such as tennis lessons, a fitness center, yoga sessions, volleyball games and a spa including salon services. Located 20 minutes east of downtown Clearwater, the resort also provides visitors with a number of wellness-oriented classes and programs, centered around such subjects as stress management, weight control, success coaching, aging and nutrition.
Safety Harbor Resort and Spa 105 North Bayshore Drive Safety Harbor, FL 34695 (888) 237-8772 safetyharborresort.com