Clearwater Beach Knights Inn To Become Boutique Hotel

The vacant Knight’s Inn on South Gulfview Blvd in Clearwater Beach will be replaced with an all suite hotel in 2011. The name of the hotel has not yet been determined. Construction is expected to begin in early 2011 and completed by year end. There will be 45 units approximately 600 square foot each.
The property was purchased in 2009 for $3.8 million, and renovations are estimated at $2 million. A construction loan has been secured by Southwind Hospitality, owner of the Quality Inn Beach Resort located across the street. Guests of the new hotel will have access to the Quality Inn pool and beach access, and guest of the Quality Inn will have access to the new hotel’s fitness center.