Sandpearl Resort

500 Mandalay Avenue | Clearwater Beach, FL 33767-1738  [SEE MAP]Clearwater Beach, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

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 your 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 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, rooms include flat-screen TVs, minifridges, coffee makers and radios with iPod docking capabilities. Though most recent guests raved about the well-appointed rooms, they also bemoaned the tacked-on resort fee and extra charge for parking. The Sandpearl Resort sits on Caladesi Island, a barrier island off the coast of Clearwater, Florida. This property is affiliated with the Preferred LVX collection of resorts, meaning iPrefer members can earn or redeem points while staying here.

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Location
Clearwater Beach, FL
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 253 rooms
Primary View
Ocean, Bay
Style
Traditional
Best For
Families, Couples

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

Rankings

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Fodor's

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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

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

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2018

Oyster.com

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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.

AAA

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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.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Condé Nast Traveler

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'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.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2773 have reviewed the Sandpearl Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2773 reviews 4.5 (based on 2773 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at the Sandpearl Resort 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 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 of $33 includes in-room Wi-Fi access, coffee, bottled water and local phone calls

Standard room size400 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 stay. Pier 60 can be reached in a short walk, giving resort 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 away
  • Approximately 21 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:

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

Dining

The Sandpearl 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 several sandwich and seafood plates on a beachfront deck. A grab-and-go market with Starbucks coffee, pastries, juices and limited grocery items is also available on-site.
  • Room service offered 24 hours a day
  • Kids 12 and younger eat for free at resort
  • Dining packages available

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

Pool

The Sandpearl Resort offers a gradual-entry, lagoon-style outdoor pool that is heated for year-round use. The pool at Sandpearl 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 utilizes 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 are available for rent
  • Pool surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas
  • Jet Ski, paddleboard and kayak rentals available at beach
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The Spa at Sandpearl features a variety of services inspired by the beach environment that surrounds the property. 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.
  • The spa consists of seven treatment rooms
  • Couples massages, bridal spa services and prenatal body treatments available

Services offered:

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

Kids

The Sandpearl Resort offers several fun activities for children to enjoy during their stay. Camp Ridley is a club designed specifically for children ages 5 to 10 and offers four-hour sessions that allow parents to get away during the afternoon or evening. The Sandpearl also hosts other activities, such as family s'mores nights and eco-tours, which offer a chance for the whole family to interact and have fun together.
  • Kids club sessions cost $50 per child
  • Beach access available
  • Kids club ($50 per day)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The Spa at Sandpearl features a fitness center with a variety of cardiovascular and strength-training machines. Wellness classes, including yoga and boot camp programs, are offered daily. Although guests must be 16 or older to use the gym equipment, younger guests are welcome with adult supervision.
  • Use of one loaner bicycle covered by daily resort fee; additional bikes available for a fee
  • Kids yoga class hosted Friday mornings
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (free)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (with fee)
  • Motor boats (with fee)

Business

The Sandpearl 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 available
  • 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

Pets

Dogs weighing no more than 30 pounds are welcome to stay at the Sandpearl Resort. A daily fee of $75 applies for all rooms with pets. No more than two dogs are permitted in each room.
  • Pet-friendly room restrictions may apply
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Wedding

The resort 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 property before retreating to an on-site venue for their reception. The largest venue available is The Hunter Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 600 guests for wedding-related events.
  • Bridal hair and makeup services can be provided at the on-site 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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