A Thank You To All of Our 2018 Guests, Looking Forward to 2019 Getaways and Vacations

As 2018 winds down, we here at Hotel Cabana want to say thank you to all the guests who’ve stayed with us this year.

We’re so grateful you chose our boutique-chic, Key West-inspired hotel for your getaway to Clearwater Beach, Florida, and gave us the chance to demonstrate our outstanding beachside hospitality. We’re always looking to improve the Hotel Cabana experience, and that commitment to continued excellence is all about giving our guests the very best accommodations, amenities, and stellar guest service in one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the Sunshine State.

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The Best Hotel for Light it Up Clearwater & New Year’s Eve

Still trying to figure out what to do for New Year’s Eve? Join us for boutique-chic accommodations here at Hotel Cabana and attend Clearwater Beach’s annual New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration!

Light it Up Clearwater

Presented by the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce, Light it Up Clearwater is our local New Year’s Eve bash. The pyrotechnics begin at the stroke of midnight and are a free and spectacular way to welcome 2019 to the stage. Also free and spectacular is the daily show from Mother Nature: a sunset over the Gulf Mexico.

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Hotel near Tropical Party Cruise with Buffet & Drinks

Take advantage of boutique chic accommodations at Hotel Cabana and our proximity to the Clearwater Beach Marina. Boats for every occasion on the water can be found docked at our local marina less than a mile from your guest room.

The Tropical Party Cruise Aboard the Calypso Queen

Caribbean-themed food, drinks, and dancing are all part of the experience on board Starlite Cruises’ Calypso Queen. The excursion includes a buffet featuring such delectable dishes: Roasted Chicken With Mango Glaze & Yellow Rice, Chilled and Steamed Shrimp, Southern-style Ziti in Zesty Sauce, Pulled Pork in Sweet Barbecue Sauce, and Key West Potato Salad.

The island-style offerings include non-alcoholic beverages and you can purchase libations such as rum punch, beer, or wine too.

Daytime & Evening Cruises

This time of year, Starlite Cruises offers its Tropical Party Cruise aboard the Calypso Queen at noon, 1 PM, and 5:30 PM. During the day, you’ll spot dolphins frolicking at sea and during the evening cruise you’ll be served up a colorful sunset, twinkling stars, and waterfront city.

If you’re looking for another option for fun on the water, you can get into the buccaneer spirit on Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise, which we profiled here at the Cabana Breeze.

Take a Tropical Party Cruise on Your Fall Getaway at Hotel Cabana

If you’re hoping to escape the cold where you live, join us on Clearwater Beach where it’s easy to get into the tropical frame of mind. Book your cruise today right here—and make sure you’ve locked down your fabulous guest room or suite here at Hotel Cabana for the occasion! We hope to see you soon…

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White Sand Christmas at Hotel Cabana

Christmas at Hotel Cabana

Think of it: No bone-chilling cold, no snow-heaped sidewalks and no ice-glazed streets. You could have palm trees, powdery white sand, seashells, tropical cocktails, and some of the most glorious sunsets you’ll find anywhere out over the Gulf of Mexico.

Clearwater Beach and Tampa Bay tend to enjoy temperatures in the high 60s to low 70s Fahrenheit at Christmastime. Winter is our dry season, so you can also enjoy plenty of sunshine and blue skies every day. Listen for the jangle of Santa’s sleigh bells and the hoofbeats of his reindeer while you’re decked out in sandals (or bare feet), lounging on the beach or at a surfside bar.

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Best Hotel to Avoid the Dishes and Dine Out on Your Thanksgiving Vacation

Dreading the idea of hosting a bunch of guests, slaving away in the kitchen, and facing a mountain of dishes and other cleanup this Thanksgiving? Do something different this year and treat yourself to a warm and sunny Turkey Day getaway in Clearwater Beach at Hotel Cabana!

You’ll be lavished with our signature hospitality while enjoying easy access to a full suite of dining options along our sandy shore. Here’s an overview of some of your options for Thanksgiving dining and special events.

Dining Out For Thanksgiving 2018 at Hotel Cabana

Let somebody else do the holiday cooking for you! From Pearly’s Beach Eats to Frenchy’s Original Café and the Beach Fire BBQ Grille, from Caretta and Cesare At The Beach to Columbia and Bobby’s Bistro, you’ve got a wide array of both casual and upscale dining establishments within walking distance of your room at Hotel Cabana.

The St. Pete Run Fest

Held November 16th through the 18th, the St. Pete Run Fest includes the 3 Daughters St. Pete Half Marathon at 7 AM on Sunday, the spectacular downtown route begins near the Salvador Dali Museum and weaves through Tropicana Field, Grand Central, EDGE, and Warehouse Arts districts to a finish line beside the Mahaffey Theater Plaza. The Run Fest also includes the Rollin’ Oats Trop 10K, Outback Steakhouse Sunshine City 5K, and a Kids Run as well as a Wellness Market.

The Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot

This beloved Thanksgiving Day tradition (held November 22nd this year) is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Tackle the Turkey Trot 10K, or the Abe’s Drumstick (4K), the Gobbler (one mile), or the Wingding (5K). Or knock out the Turkey Trot, Wingding, and one-miler to triumph in the Clearwater Challenge!

Sertona Youth Ranch Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival

Up for a day of music off the beach? The Sertona Youth Ranch in Brooksville, Florida is holding its 39th Annual Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival November 22nd through November 24th, complete with a potluck-style Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. If you’re a fan of flailing banjos, lightning-fast mandolin picking, and intricate harmonies, this is well worth making the trek to the ranch for!

Join Us at Hotel Cabana for a Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving Getaway

We’d love to host you here at our Key West-style boutique hotel just steps from the surf for Thanksgiving 2018! Reserve our holiday getaway at Hotel Cabana today and swap the traditional at-home Thanksgiving stress and sweat for a pampered escape to Clearwater Beach.

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Hotel Near Ruth Eckerd Hall by Clearwater Beach, Florida

Stay with us in Clearwater Beach here at Hotel Cabana, and you’ll be minutes away from Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.

Ruth Eckerd Hall

Opened in 1983, the 73,000-square-foot, 2,180-seat Ruth Eckerd Hall is a magnificent space for concerts, standup comedy, and other onstage entertainment. It’s one of the home bases for the Florida Orchestra, and also sees some of the biggest names in music step into its spotlight.

The Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience, includes the Hall, the Capitol Theatre, the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts, and the Murray Theatre.

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Cool Cocktails & More to Enjoy on Your Clearwater Beach Getaway

Stay with us at Hotel Cabana and you’re close to gorgeous white sands and some of the area’s best watering holes. Here are a few within easy walking distance. All locations listed are on the Jolley Trolley route.

Marina Cantina (25 Causeway Blvd, walking: 17 minutes)

Two floors of indoor and outdoor seating offer grand views of Pier 60 and the marina while sipping top-shelf tequila, a fresh mojito or caipirinha.

Beach Fire BBQ Grille (608 Mandalay Ave, walking: 3 minutes)

The better part of 100 craft beers awaits you at Beach Fire BBQ Grille, alongside tropical cocktails, fine wines, and other refreshments—plus eats cooked to charred, flame-kissed perfection over a wood fire.

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Best Hotel for Breweries in Clearwater

Tampa Bay is home to Florida’s original craft brewery and many that uphold the tradition of small-batch brewing.

The St. Pete/Clearwater Craft Beer Trail

Pair O’ Dice and Big Storm lie along the official St. Pete/Clearwater Beach Craft Beer Trail, which includes more than 30 regional breweries. Grab an official Gulp Coast Craft Brewery Passport to guide your beer adventures.

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