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Great Heron Inn

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Reviewed 1 January 2017

we loved it here. Very clean beach front 1-bed apartment and friendly staff. would not hesitate to return....beats the socks off the Holiday Inn where ee stayed lsst year whilst in Indian Rocks...which incidentally...really does rock....especially on a Sunday afternoon when there is a great 3-piece band playing at Crabbie Bill's........

1Thank annie d
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Did not like management and how they treated us and our guest. We were rushed out and treated unfairly. They refused to let us pay for parking so we can enjoy the beach for the rest of the day. When asked if there was parking somewhere close the owner said about a mile in a half away. Come to find...

3Thank DaddyJune
Teena H, Owner at Great Heron Inn, responded to this review

Although we continually strive to meet our guests' needs, due to the small nature of our facility, we are limited in times of high occupancy. We do extend checkout time, as we did, but were unable to offer parking as there was only adequate space for residing and incoming guests. Several free public parking areas with beach access are nearby...

Jefferson, Ohio
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Since we checked in, this has been the best stay anywhere we have been in Florida.... Ever!!! Quaint, comfortable, friendly, low-key.....me, my husband, and 4 year old son are all MORE than satisfied!!!!! Highly recommend if you want a clean, friendly, convenient place on the beach to chill and play!!! Not only is there easy beach access at your door,...

1Thank Katherine R
Teena H, Owner at Great Heron Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments and thank you for staying with us.

West Virginia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have stayed here for several years whenever we visit Indian Rocks and we love it. There is a separate bedroom, nice kitchen with everything you need and a big living room with plenty of comfortable seating. Nice pool and large area to sit, sun and enjoy the gulf. The owners and staff are friendly, thoughtful and go above and...

1Thank dwipeone
Paoli, Indiana
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were looking for a reasonably priced, clean place right on the gulf for our anniversary and the Great Heron fit the bill. This is an older property but don't let that deter you from staying. It is so convenient being steps from the beach and the room is so clean and well appointed. We had a wonderful view of...

5Thank LONG3
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We absolutely loved our stay at the Great Heron Inn! It's not in the touristy Clearwater beach area but it's a short drive if you want to visit this area for the day. We basically had our own private beach 30 seconds from our room. Susan, who works there was so nice & more than willing to help make our...

Thank Maggie J
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is a small, family-owned apartment hotel right on the Gulf. It has a pool and access to the intracoastal. The apartments are spacious, clean, and well-outfitted. The hotel has beach chairs, beach towels, barbeque grills and many other amenities. The people are friendly and do their best to make sure you have a wonderful time. The only downside is...

4Thank Claire S
Reviewed 10 August 2016

My family just left the Great Heron Inn yesterday and cannot say anything bad about the experience. The owner takes pride in the property and it shows. Our room was very clean and so is the entire property. It sits away from the larger hotels down the road so the beach was never overly busy. Beach towels, chairs and toys...

5Thank Todd M
Marco Island, Florida
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is NOT a JW Marriott. But what it is, is right on the beach, with a nice little pool and SUPER friendly owners and staff. It is within walking distance to several restaurants, five feet from the beach, and extremely clean . We stayed in a one bedroom, with full kitchen, and a separate living room for next to...

5Thank Bradford W
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Me, my husband and son stayed here for 7 days. We had a blast!!! The owner is the best she has pool toys and beach toys for guests to use. A Great Heron comes everyday at least 3 times and gets fed fish. Only thing that was annoying the maids did not clean well and would give us new sheets...

1Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Great Heron Inn

Address: 68 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785-3910
Region: United States > Florida > Indian Rocks Beach
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Great Heron Hotel Indian Rocks Beach
Great Heron Motel
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“Be sure outside balcony faces the pool and ocean”
847kriss, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“I'd recommend a room on the second floor as the beach view is better, but there are no elevators.”
PatPilees, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view was wonderful---but all rooms are great!”
12755huskr, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“If you want a gulf view, ask for a gulf front upstairs. The dunes obscure part of the gulf view from the main floor.”
wkndfarm, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Second floor rooms on the courtyard side have views of the beach.”
PL763, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
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