Ratings based on 965 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 1, 2015
Great environment - we had a lot of fun and enjoyed the party environment even with our kids
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Gainesville, FL

Great place to be entertained

Posted Aug 24, 2015
Pros: The atmosphere
Cons: They have mastered resort
Location: The hotel is on Clearwater beach known for their white sandy PPP"".. beaches.
Shepard's knows how to manage a resort. Huge buffets, tiki, margarita bars are a way to start the evening. Huge outdoor dining, drinking area including couches for your parties enjoyment. Live live music and live DJ spinning the dance music. Parking is done by valet. The hotel is on the a white sandy beach. Could not find a better place to hang for a weekend.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Washington DC

Met all of our needs and expectations

Posted Aug 4, 2015
Pros: the layout. The selections of bars, entertainment, and restaurants. Seafood buffet is amazing and totally worth the price.
Cons: Elevator wait times can be long sometimes. Glad there are stairs next to it. The beach can use a little renovation/upgrade.
Location: Speedway across the street is so nice and the iHop next door. Pier is less than a mile away. and lots of restaurants and shops nearby.
Great hotel if you're there for a Bachelor party. Otherwise, be aware of loud (good) music till late in the night. Full amenities and great layout of everything. I would definitely come back!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from North Carolina

Nice resort on the Beach

Posted Jul 30, 2015
Wasn't impressed at check-in, believe Elvis was having a bad day. The Valet's weren't the friendliest at check-in either. After that it was ALL great. We had to have maintenence come up to take care of something in the room and he was fantastic. Anytime we saw him anywhere in the motel, he spoke & remembered us! One of our best vacations!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from MD

Great hotel!

Posted Jul 26, 2015
Shepard's is an awesome hotel - the rooms were clean and beautifully decorated, there is a nightclub in one of the buildings which you get free cover too that was a lot of fun. There is an outdoor tiki bar that has music every afternoon until about midnight (everyone kept telling us it went till 2am but the bands always shut down by 12am) with multiple bars for fast great service. The drink prices are reasonable for a resort ($8-9 for a fun, fruity drink) - watch out for the buckets they are delicious but dangerous! The pool was a good size with a hot tub. The only downside to this hotel is the beach - we thought it was right on the beach, which it is but the beach is super small - they have no chairs/umbrellas to use for free, you have to pay $25 per day for 2 chairs and 1 umbrella and the beach is so small there's no room on the main beach area to just lay out a towel. There are two smaller beach areas very close that you could use but they were close to rocks for swimming. The location of this hotel is good - it is a short walking distance to beach walk and pier 6 where most of the restaurants are. Overall had a great experience here!
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from texas

NOISE. Continuous, loud, relentless noise.

Posted Jul 22, 2015
Pros: Room was nice and housekeeper was very pleasant.
Cons: Advertise this hotel for what it is; a loud, obnoxious hotel, catering to the teenagers and young party adults, NOT a place to go to enjoy, relax.
Overly loud, nonstop music blasting from DJs and bands until 2-3:00 AM every night. Can not hear your TV over the noise. Wait staff at food and drink areas, very poor. Must ask for menu, and they don't come back! Ocean Flame restaurant, on location, over priced for standard food.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from StL

Not for families!

Posted Jul 15, 2015
This was the absolute worst hotel I have ever stayed at. It's a party place for people in their 20s. You will see half naked people walking around, trash all over the beach from the parties, and won't get any sleep or relaxation from all the blaring entertainment until 2am. This is not a place to bring your family. When I asked to be moved to a quieter room, I was told I would have to pay extra. The staff is rude and unhelpful.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Chicago

Super cool

Posted Jul 13, 2015
Super pool open till 11pm with live music , night club and bars open late everything in one place
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Europe

Posted Jul 13, 2015
Pros: Nice spacious bathroom
If you´re under 25 years old and like non-stop music from 2 pm to 2 am this is the place to be. If not stay away!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 13, 2015
Bra hotell. Mycket bra med både tillgång till pool och strand/hav. Om man gillar partystämning så lämpar sig hotellet extra bra, beroende på uppträdanden från både trubadurer/band flera dagar i veckan.