4.5
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Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

When you stay at Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, you’ll be near the bay and minutes from Pier 60 Park and Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Clearwater Municipal Marina and Captain Blighs Landing.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 253 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and MP3 docking stations. LCD televisions with premium TV channels are provided, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Partially open bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After a day at the private beach, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including a health club and an outdoor pool. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the resort’s 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Clearwater Beach? This resort has facilities measuring 25,000 square feet (2 square meters), including conference space.

How to Get There

Sandpearl Resort
500 Mandalay Ave
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2855 Reviews
Beautiful Resort
Reviewed 3 hours ago

My wife and I picked the Sandpeal Resort for our honeymoon and we were very pleased. We stayed in a Junior King Suite and found it was plenty of room for 2 people for 5 days. The rooom was clean and had two new LG TV's. All of the staff were very friendly and very helpful with any questions or needs we had. The experience was awesome all around from the pool area, included beach chairs on your private section of beach, firepit, and multiple areas on the lobby level to take in the beautiful sunsets. The 8.5 hour trip was definitely worth it.

Good resort in Clearwater
Reviewed 11 hours ago

Nice resort located in front of the beach. First time in a US beach resort. Some points disappointed me a bit: number of chars in the pool do not accommodate all guest. You need to wake up early and secure your chair. The beach is beautiful. White and thin sand and large beach. The sea is calm but a bit cold (perhaps April is not the warmest season). Big disadvantage is that you have to pay for an umbrella in the beach (~$25-40 / day) - all hotels around the world provide it for free. This was a big surprise and frustration for one of the best and most expensive resorts in Clearwater. Hotel staff compensates some of the cons. They are very kind and supportive.

High hopes - but too expensive
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had really high hopes as the rate per night was ~$700 for base room (Bay View 455). The resort has good elements and overall we enjoyed our stay, but value for money fell way short. It felt like a 4star experience at 5star pricing. The room was small and felt a bit dated as did some parts of the pool area. The $29 beach umbrella fee and the $6 s’mores charge felt like a rip off. On the plus side the $23 breakfast buffet with kids eating free felt very fair and the beach is as nice as advertised. The Beach bar with live music is in a great spot, although the food was just average.

There are always things wrong, but the things that are right keep us coming back
Reviewed 3 days ago

We just returned from our fourth stay at Sandpearl — our first during the busy spring break season.

We always stay in a one-bedroom suite with kitchen and, as I have written in a previous review, have come to expect that there will always be issues with the room that probably shouldn’t be happening in a luxury property. On this visit, we checked in around dinner time to discover that the refrigerator door had been left ajar by either the previous guests or housekeeping, which caused the entire freezer to ice over and leak water all over the floor. On a subsequent day, the water was turned off to the suite for several hours in the middle of the day with no notice — when I called down to ask what was going on, the bored-sounding person who answered had no idea what I was talking about and I had to call back 45 minutes later to actually get an answer. It had been turned off for a pipe repair, which is fine, but it would have been easy enough to slip a paper under the door of any affected rooms to explain the situation and the expected duration. Finally, and this is a minor point — please, please replace the kitchen knives in the suites! They are so dull after years of use that trying to so much as slice an apple for the kids is an exercise in frustration.

As reviewer after reviewer here describes, the beautiful pool area is absolutely plagued by “chair hogs.” I stepped out in my balcony one morning at about 8:30 am to see one person in the pool....and literally every chair already claimed by towels but no occupants. Very, very annoying. One obvious solution would be to offer a wall of cubbies where people can store their bags and shoes while swimming if they don’t actually need a lounge chair....and that would also be a place to which staff could move belongings when trying to reclaim chairs that have been unoccupied for hours.

I was impressed by the security officers circling the pool to evict any non-guest pool crashers. I was chatting with one of them, who told me he’d caught 15 people that day!! (Perhaps the hotel needs to seriously rethink the unlocked access from beach to pool via the restaurant??) That said, I still found myself waiting in a bathroom line for ten minutes with a desperate-to-pee 4YO while some teens who were clearly not guests leisurely changed into suits in all of the stalls. The pool bathrooms clearly need to be locked with either room card access or a keypad with a combination that can be obtained at the towel desk.

Finally, the seemingly compulsive need of men and boys to play catch across huge expanses of the pool is infuriating and affects the enjoyment of every other guest around them. The rounded area of the pool closest to the bathrooms needs to be roped off as the “sports area” of the pool and all ball activities should be restricted to that area.

Basically, Sandpearl management, come on! These are not challenging problems to address. Give them some thought and take action.

That said, despite all of these frustrations, Sandpearl remains a practical and enjoyable vacation destination for us as a family with young kids. The easy direct flight to Tampa, ability to have a suite with kitchen and thus minimize restaurant dining, and ability to walk to shops, ice cream, and entertainment makes this a good choice for us. I’m hoping that, on our next visit, some of these frustrations will have been addressed and I can bump our rating up to five stars!

Still the best in Clearwater Beach
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stayed at “The Pearl” 2 nights this past week. Location, layout, and overall vibe continue to be top notch. However, we did notice that customer service seems to have gone down a notch. Particularly the Tate Grille and pool staff. Rude, slow, and just seemed like they wanted to be anywhere else. Not what we are used to. Very disappointing.