We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fab.U.Lous.”
Review of Sandpearl Resort

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Sandpearl Resort
Ranked #7 of 98 Hotels in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Reviewed 16 October 2009

We stayed in a gulf view room overlooking the lagoon-style pool and beach. The rooms are excellent, beds comfy, granite-top bathroom counters with plenty of space, nice balcony, quiet even with children at the resort.

We didn't use the wet bar, but did use the mini-fridge. Service at this resort is outstanding! They know you by name and go the extra mile to make sure you are happy. The activities desk has towels, fresh cold water for you as you enter/exit beach area. We rented a beach cabana for $20 half day - came with a small table and fits two lounge chairs with plenty of leftover room. The pool chairs have a flag to raise when you are wanting a drink or service. The pool is clean, warm, and spacious open until 10 p.m. Soft beach music is playing from morning til evening near the pool/beach area.

The spa is nice. Use of jacuzzi/steam room is complimentary throughout the day you have an appointment. They offer cucumber-water and lemon-water in the spa lounge.

Our children enjoyed Camp Ridley one morning. Very friendly helpers there. $15 per hour per child; more if you do the half or full day camp. Be sure to check out the daily activities at the concerige desk as they offer a family s'mores night at the beach fire pit next to the Tate Island Grill and other family activities (kite flying, etc.)

TIPS - You are given two bottles of water and chocolates at turn down service every night. But if you want more water, drinks, snacks, instead of using the expensive ones priced in the wetbar area, walk across the street to CVS Pharmacy to purchase and then make use of the mini-fridge in your dresser area under the TV.

There is a Starbucks and market in the resort lobby level with fresh fruit, yogurt, gourmet cheeses, wines, crackers, candies, and other treats. They offer gelato but only a couple flavors. Walk just one block over (in area with ClearSky Cafe) to Gelato Bella for a real treat of many flavors of gelato and cappiccinos to die for! Excellent service at Gelato Bella too.

We had breakfast at ClearSky Cafe (adjacent to Sandpearl) and it was nice. Had lunch and dinner at Frenchy's Rockaway on the other side of the Sandpearl (you can walk on the sidewalk/street or shorter walk by beach to get to it). We ate outside at Frenchy's both times and it was nice. It's the colorful place with large yellow beach umbrellas on the patio and volleyball nets on the beach.

Ate lunch at the resort's Tate Island Grill but service was extremely slow - everything from getting our drinks, meal, and bill. Food was fair. More options and better service at Frenchy's.

We were going to eat at Caretta's on the Gulf for breakfast (the nice restaurant at the resort) but there was no hostess when we waited and the a/c in their was freezing, so we left and grabbed a few items from the market and ate outdoors. The menu at Caretta's looked nice and they do offer outdoor seating.

Enjoy a short drive north to Tarpon Springs for Greek food at Mama's Greek Cuisine with outdoor porch (there are two, go to the bigger one for more options and belly dancing on Sunday nights).

We rented a car from the Tampa Airport - drive about 30 min. to Sandpearl - but you could easily walk to everything from the Pier 60, marinas, restaurants, stores, etc. and never need a vehicle unless you wanted to take a day trip to Tarpon Springs or Dunedin.

Ate lunch at Crabby Bill's on the marinas and had excellent banana colodas and mahi mahi sandwich.

Captain Mike at DreamCatcher boats was great - wonderful tour to a secluded island (bird life sanctuary), included tubing, snorkeling, dolphin viewing, shelling at great price for 3 hours.

There is a business center on the lobby level where you can print off boarding passes or use computers. Wi-fii worked fine for our laptops.

This resort is top-notch no doubt. Easily the best stay in Clearwater. Would recommend for families, singles, honeymooners, any age is accommodated here. They do charge a $16 valet parking fee and a $15 resort fee daily. We were told this on the front end and it says it on the website, so I wasn't surprised at all by any "hidden" fees.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank strawberry_soap
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (2,428)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

2,118 - 2,124 of 2,428 reviews

Reviewed 9 October 2009

My husband and I celebrated our 15 year anniversiary by spending three nights at The Sandpearl. It went beyond our expectations. They upgraded our room from bay view to partial ocean front. The pool was fabulous. The room was clean and comfortable. I took a pilates class in the morning which was fun. This is not the place for bargains. We paid $20 each day for beach chairs and an umbrella close to the water. The food, drinks, and extras are expensive but we felt it was worth the splurge. I highly recommend this place for an upscale, relaxing beach getaway. They helped arrange a limo service to pick us up and take us to the airport which was wonderful. Renting a car would have been much more expensive and not needed at all. Many things are within walking distance. I would definitely go back to The Sandpearl.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank journey4u
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 October 2009

Absolutely love this place. It was clearly the nicest place to stay in Clearwater Beach and one of the nicest places I've ever stayed. Absolutely wonderful staff and very family friendly atmosphere. I loved that we could walk right out to the beach whenever we wanted and the beach was definitely the best beach I've seen. We loved hitting up the Starbucks each morning and enjoying coffee on the patio. Oh, and the HDTV in our rooms was a plus.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank lrs17
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 October 2009

My husband and I stayed for a week at the Sandpearl Resort with our toddler in July. What an incredible experience! The hotel is gorgeous, the rooms are clean and spacious. We ate at both restaurants, where we were graciously received, even when our son threw all his food on the floor every single day. The service was beyond top notch, and the spa was luxurious and peaceful, with an incredible masseuse and awesome facialist. We plan to stay there every year!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank swenco
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 October 2009

We spent a weekend in Clearwater and really enjoyed staying at the Sandpearl. The rooms were clean and furnished nicely and we were even given an upgrade to a gulf view room. The moment we entered the hotel we were taken to the VIP room for check-in, where they offered us champagne. The check in staff was very professional and we were able to get in to our room at noon. From there, I got a pedicure that was excellent. The spa facilities were quite nice and relaxing. The pool area was great and there were plenty of chairs. The poolside grill had great food - the grouper sandwich was outstanding - very fresh! The weekend we were here they had the offshore boat races going on and the hotel did a fantastic job of keeping out beachgoers who were not guests. There were a few games by the pool - cornhole, ping pong and a giant chess set. I didn't see too many kids, but I think there is a kids club at the resort to keep them busy. The hotel is really a beautiful place - inside and out. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank PlatinumMember
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 October 2009

This is our second stay at this fabulous resort. September/early October is a great time to visit the area as it is very low key and the beaches aren't crowded. Throughout the stay the staff was knowledgeable & friendly and always provided great service. We ate at Tate's for lunch every day at the pool, and both the close Frenchy's locations (I dream about the fried grouper sandwich when we're not in town!). We didn't make it to Caretta on the Gulf this trip but found it to be wonderful last time. If you're in the Clearwater area, nothing compares to this resort!

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank minnow1982
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 October 2009

Aweful,t hat's all I can say. Service was rediculous! i OVER PAID for a room & then got treated like I was below them. I've never been treated like this in mylife & then we complained & were again treated like we were the idiot! We are the idiot for wasting our $$$$$ staying here.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank Fltrips
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Clearwater hotels
0.6 mi away
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
0.5 mi away
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort
0.5 mi away
Pier House 60 Marina Hotel
Pier House 60 Marina Hotel
#10 of 98 in Clearwater
1,273 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.1 mi away
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Clearwater Beach
0.3 mi away
Hilton Clearwater Beach
Hilton Clearwater Beach
#21 of 98 in Clearwater
4,756 reviews
0.9 mi away
Opal Sands Resort
Opal Sands Resort
#5 of 98 in Clearwater
674 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Sandpearl Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sandpearl Resort

Address: 500 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33767-1738
Region: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Clearwater
#2 Luxury Hotel in Clearwater
#3 Business Hotel in Clearwater
#3 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
#5 Family Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range: £175 - £409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandpearl Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 253
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a stunning location along a 700-foot expanse on the sugary white sands of pristine Gulf of Mexico beach front, Sandpearl Resort's casually elegant surroundings provide guests with a vacation experience unmatched on the beach. Just 18 miles from Tampa International Airport, our guests will experience the old Florida tradition of hospitality at our brand new world-class property. Our friendly staff will help make your stay memorable through plush amenities and impeccable service. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Travel Republic (UK), Ebookers, HotelsClick, Cancelon, Evoline ltd, 5viajes2012 S.L. and HotelQuickly so you can book your Sandpearl Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sandpearl Hotel Clearwater
Sandpearl Resort Clearwater, Florida

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing