Sandpearl Resort

500 Mandalay Ave. | Clearwater Beach, FL 33767-1738  [SEE MAP]Clearwater Beach, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Property sits in the heart of Clearwater Beach's resort area
Room rates do not include parking or property's daily resort fee
This resort evokes memories of a classic Florida vacation. Located on resort-congested Mandalay Avenue, the Sandpearl Resort boasts plenty of activities for kids. The seasonal Camp Ridley will occupy children ages 5 to 10 with arts and crafts projects and scavenger hunts for half-day sessions, freeing you up to sample a few spa treatments, rent a marina slip for sailing the Clearwater area or enjoy a leisurely lunch at the guest-praised Caretta on the Gulf. And when it's time to bed down, you'll find amenities like a flat-screen TV, a minifridge, a coffee maker and an alarm clock in your room or suite. Although most recent guests raved about the well-appointed rooms, they also bemoaned the tacked-on $29 resort fee and extra charge for parking. The Sandpearl Resort sits on Caladesi Island, a barrier island in Clearwater Beach, Florida. This property is affiliated with the Preferred LVX collection of resorts, meaning I Prefer Hotel Rewards program members can earn points and redeem rewards certificates while staying here.
Clearwater Beach, FL
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 253 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Ocean



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews



Two things set this expansive, luxurious Clearwater Beach resort apart from other upscale accommodations in the vicinity: it's not part of a major chain, and the property has deep local ties.

Travel + Leisure


The most sophisticated digs in this part of the Gulf Coast, with citrus-hued rooms and apartment-like suites.


Sandpearl Resort is a 253-room luxury hotel located directly on the white sands of Clearwater Beach, and is popular with families, couples, and corporate meeting groups.



This beautiful high-rise resort is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Luxurious appointments can be found throughout the public areas and guest rooms.

Condé Nast Traveler


'You would think you were on a tropical island' at the former Clearwater Beach Hotel, now an LEED Silver–certified beach resort within walking distance of Clearwater's strip of restaurants and bars and Pier 60.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 3042 have reviewed the Sandpearl Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: 

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3042 reviews 4.5 (based on 3042 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms here are decorated in warm tones that are meant to mirror the resort's beachfront setting. Each room offers views of the Gulf of Mexico or Mandalay Avenue and Mandalay Bay, and many feature private balconies from which to take in the fresh salt air. For additional space, guests can choose to book a one- or two-bedroom suite, which feature full kitchens and separate living rooms. Standard amenities include flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffee makers.
  • Daily resort fee includes in-room Wi-Fi access, coffee, bottled water and local phone calls
Nightly resort fee$29

Standard room size400 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Sandpearl Resort is located in Clearwater Beach, Florida, on the state's Gulf Coast. Guests can take advantage of direct beach access and private boat slips during their stays. Pier 60 can be reached on foot from the property, giving guests easy access to the daily Sunsets at Pier 60 festival.
  • A few bus stops and gift shops sit within walking distance
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium is located less than 2 miles southeast
  • Approximately 20 miles west of Tampa International Airport; 12 miles northwest of St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($25)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The resort is home to two restaurants, including Caretta on the Gulf, a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant that serves a variety of regional entrees and sushi. The restaurant features many seafood dishes, as well as alligator, rabbit and a few vegetarian options. Those looking for a more casual atmosphere can head to Tate Island Grill, which offers sandwichs and seafood plates on a beachfront deck. A grab-and-go market with Starbucks coffee, pastries, juices and limited grocery items is also available.
  • Room service available 24 hours a day
  • Kids 12 and younger eat for free
  • Dining packages

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAsian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The property offers a gradual-entry, lagoon-style outdoor pool that is heated for year-round use. The pool is unique in that the system that is used to sanitize the water does not leave behind residual chemicals, so guests can swim in comfort without the typical chlorine smell. The pool also uses a geothermal heating method so the water is kept at a comfortable temperature while also remaining environmentally friendly.
  • Poolside cabanas with high-definition TVs and fans (charges apply)
  • Pool surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas
  • Jet Ski, paddleboard and kayak rentals at beach
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Spa at Sandpearl features a variety of services inspired by the property's beach setting. Salt-, seaweed-, mud- and algae-based ingredients are some of the products that are used in the spa's ocean-themed treatments. Spa packages are available to combine a variety of treatments into one long visit.
  • Spa consists of seven treatment rooms
  • Couples massages, bridal spa services and prenatal body treatments

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The Sandpearl Resort offers several fun activities for children. Camp Ridley welcomes children ages 5 to 10. It offers four-hour sessions that allow parents to get away during the afternoon or evening. Kids club activities include scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, nature walks and opportunities to meet the club's sea turtle mascot. The Sandpearl also hosts other activities seasonally, such as dive-in movies and mermaid encounters.
  • Beach hosts family s'mores nights and sandcastle building lessons
  • Zero-entry pool with loaner toys
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Spa at Sandpearl features a fitness center with a variety of cardiovascular and strength-training machines. Fitness classes, including yoga and boot camp programs, are available daily. Although guests must be 16 or older to use the gym equipment, younger guests are welcome with adult supervision.
  • Fitness classes cost extra
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The resort features five indoor event spaces that can accommodate events from small board meetings to large gatherings with up to 600 attendees. The Gulf Lawn and the Pool Lawn are also available for business functions with up to 600 people. The Sandpearl's LEED Certified facility ensures guests' meetings are held in an environmentally conscious environment.
  • Team-building activities can be added to business functions
  • Audiovisual equipment and support
  • Copying, faxing, printing and shipping services available in the full-service business center

Number of meeting rooms5

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Dogs weighing no more than 30 pounds are welcome to stay here. A daily fee of $75 per dog applies for all rooms with pets. No more than two dogs are permitted in each room. All guests with pets are given loaner dog mats and food and water bowls. Visitors may choose to pay $30 to keep these pet amenities.
  • Pet-friendly room restrictions may apply
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


The property offers indoor and outdoor spaces to host wedding ceremonies, receptions, showers and rehearsal dinners. Couples are also welcome to host their ceremony on the 700-foot-long stretch of beach outside the resort before retreating to an indoor venue for their reception. The largest venue is The Hunter Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 600 guests for wedding-related events.
  • Bridal hair and makeup services at spa
  • Wedding planners available to assist with planning details and recommending vendors

Maximum wedding guest capacity600

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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