Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
What We Love
- A capacious condo at a breathtaking resort right on Clearwater BeachStaying directly on the best beach in America, according to TripAdvisor in 2016
- Touring nearby Tampa or St. Pete’s, or day-tripping to Disney World
- Basing yourself in a spacious condo with the comforts of home
What To Know
- Looking to relax in your room? Enjoy your 50" HDTV with access to DirecTV
- Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged ahead of time
- In-room coffee makers come with Wolfgang Puck coffee
- Free WiFi
The Wyndham Clearwater Beach Resort truly nails it in the beach-vacation department. Not only does it sit directly on Clearwater Beach, which TripAdvisor voted the best in America at 2016, but it adds all sorts of lovely touches to the sun-soaked setting. Enjoy the sea breeze on your private balcony, grab a drink or two at the elegant bar, or channel-surf on your 50-in. flat-screen HDTV.
As luxe as the accommodations are, you’re not going to want to spend all your time indoors. Grab a sun lounger by the pool, or try your hand at a range of watersports, like parasailing and scuba diving, available through local numerous suppliers. If you’re willing to hop in the car for a bit, you can also relocate to another sparkling shoreline – St. Pete or farther-out Siesta Beach, for instance – or perhaps explore another side of the local landscape. One of the only completely natural islands on the Gulf Coast, Caladesi Island State Park is a 15-minute drive.
Your abode is a coastally inspired, crisply decorated, modern, minimalist space, with brand-new décor. It’s one of 105 in the resort and looks onto the water or the marina. Two Bedroom Deluxe condos range from 1,120 to 1,214 square feet and accommodate up to eight guests. The private bedroom holds a king bed, and there are two full beds in the guest bedroom – in addition to a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. You’ll also enjoy two bathrooms, a washer and dryer, a full kitchen and a balcony.
Amenities- 50-in. flat-screen TV with cable channels- Balcony or patio- Wi-Fi access (fees apply)- Ceiling fans- In-room safe- Hair dryer- Alarm-clock radio- Iron and ironing board
The hotel’s dining program emphasizes fresh, local ingredients, such as seafood and farm-raised meats. The signature restaurant is Ocean Hai, the only Asian-fusion spot in Clearwater, under Executive Chef Claude Rodier, opening for three meals a day and overlooking the Gulf. There’s a second eatery by the pool, also serving frozen cocktails, and a café resides at lobby level. If you prefer to dine in private, order in room service, 24 hours a day.
Pallavi Spa’s name translates to “new leaf,” and it’s on a mission to help you turn one over. Find peace and tranquility in this 5,700-square-foot wellness center, during a Body Nectar Nourishing Wrap, Thousand Flower Detox Wrap, Aroma Stone Massage or Hydrotherapy Bath. There’s also a steam room, along with an experience shower. After your therapy, you can work up a sweat in the Gulf-view fitness center.
Clearwater is famous for its beach, with – as the name suggests – bright-white sands and crystal-clear waters; the shore was voted the best in America in 2016. As a guest of Wyndham Clearwater Beach Resort, you’ll be right on the shore and near several watersport suppliers, as well as an easy drive from Caladesi Island State Park, an indoor FlowRider, a mini-golf course, Tampa’s Plant Museum and Busch Gardens and St. Petersburg’s Dalí Museum and Chihuly Collection. Orlando and Disney World are within day-tripping distance.
How to Get There
I am in the final stages of congestive heart failure and this was probably my last fun trip. We had 3 rooms and when I called I got a woman named CeCe who promised me rooms near each other. When I checked in I mentioned her name and we got great rooms with a marvelous view. But she called to make sure I was OK and then even came up to meet me on her own time. If this was indeed my last mini vacation, I had such a great time and was treated like a princess. CeCe's the BEST
Check-in was less than pleasant, rude front desk women.
My husband's company had a work conference here with dinner and live entertainment for employees on Friday night of this 3 day event.
Friday morning I put my wristband (which acts as a room key) to go use the workout room. I made the mistake of using the stairs and seconds after I entered the stairway loud sirens started going off.
I tried to exit on several different levels but the wristband would not work. I finally made it to the basement but still could not get ANY DOOR to open! Fortunately a maid entered and I asked if she could please let me out. All the while the loud sirens blaring!
I went straight to the front desk to ask for a different key/band ( told her what had happened) and was treated very rudely by her. She asked to see my ID and I told her I did not have my purse with me as I was heading to the workout room. I told her MY American Express card was on file with the hotel and that did not seem to help my situation either!
I was then forced to have a bellboy go to my room with me so I could prove who I was.
My husband was in an all day meeting so he could not help with this problem.
I do not carry my phone with me everywhere like it is a body part but in this case it would have helped. I just trusted that the key they gave me worked, but in the future I will check all keys before I leave all my ID in the room.
The point I am trying to make is there was no reason for her to treat me like that!
The hotel charges $26.75 a night to park there which is not mentioned until you get there.
Also the pool bar adds on a 20% tip automatically to your bill even if you have to go up to the bar and get your own items as I did.
The hotel is geared towards very young people with the type of music being played....not a fan of hip-hop.
One last note: the service at the company dinner was awful! It was like pulling teeth to get a glass of water. The food served was also less than appealing. I know my husband's company paid a lot for that and it is sad they got such low quality food and service.
I would give this hotel 5 stars had it not been for a few hiccups. We flew to Tampa and drove to Clearwater on a Wednesday, arriving around 2:30. In the past, I have rarely not been able to check in early to nice hotels on a weekday. Our room was not ready until 4:30. On most days, we spent the early part of the day at the beach and pool, returning to our room around 3:00 to shower for dinner. On 4 of the 5 days, our room had not been cleaned and housekeeping showed up while we we were getting ready. Amenities were not consistently replaced. The lobby bar and coffee shop really struggled to keep up with customers on the weekend. The pool bar was great when Andrew and Kate were out there; but, struggled other times. On a positive note, guest services responded quickly to requests. The valet service was top notch. Grounds were well maintained. Although they tended to be late, housekeeping did a great job cleaning.
Our first stay at the Wyndham Grand. What took us so long?? The hotel property is fabulous... modern, open and airy. The entire staff was very helpful and friendly. The breakfast buffet at the Ocean Hai was amazing. My wife fell in love with the cheese blintzes. :)
The pool area is very spacious and right off of the lobby. Plenty of lounge chairs at most times of the day. Very relaxing. Give the Wyndham Grand a try!
Loved my stay last weekend at this hotel. The staff (CeCe especially) went above and beyond to make our stay fabulous. Would definitely return!