Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida
The first new hotel to be built on Florida’s pristine Clearwater Beach in a quarter century, a part of the LVX collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, couples sophisticated amenities with the appealing warmth of timeless island architecture. Set along the stunning natural beauty of Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sandpearl Resort is ideal for year-round family fun or a romantic setting for a couple’s getaway. This AAA 4-Diamond resort blends natural beauty with premium comforts and warm, personalized service. Each eco-friendly guest room accommodation features spectacular views of the coastline, Mandalay Bay, or the Gulf of Mexico. With a Floridian-inspired décor and thoughtfully appointed premium amenities guest will enjoy their stay in any of the resort inviting rooms and suites.
Kids vacationing at Sandpearl Resort will find enjoyment at Camp Ridley, named one of the “Top 10 Beach Resort Kids Clubs in the World” by USA Today Travel. Sandpearl Resort is the first Silver LEED-certified resort in Florida and boasts the city’s only 4-Diamond restaurant, Caretta on the Gulf. Because relaxation is essential, you can step from your room to a private cabana on the gulf front, a lagoon-style pool or to the Sandpearl Spa. Enriching cultural programs include astronomy nights, sea turtle rescue, dolphin sightseeing excursions, bird watching with the Audubon Society, and wine education sessions in the wine room. You might also scuba dive or explore pedestrian-friendly Mandalay Village.
Location of Sandpearl Resort
Nearest Airport: TPA
Amenities for Sandpearl Resort
- General Information
- Ecologically Sustainable Practices
- Handicap Accessible Facilities
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Fitness Center
- Pool Cabanas
- In-Room Amenities
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- Tai Chi
- Meeting Rooms
- Business Center
- Kids Club
Reviews for Sandpearl Resort
Plenty of other nice hotels that will treat you with respect and appreciate your business. Avoid this resort! Location is the best part of the hotel. Front desk staff was rude and unhelpful when we checked in. The room we were given was not comparable to the others in our group. We had no balcony, no view, small room, and stuck right above the valet station listening to them throughout. Bell hop was the only friendly staff person we encountered. Room was disappointing for the price paid. Found out afterwards we could have had a room with a fold out couch for our son instead of having a rollaway (for $35 a night). We were given no explanation of the ammenities that were included or not included for our "resort fee". Would have been nice to know what we were paying for. Nothing special at this resort from our experience. I have stayed at far nicer for far less and gotten far more included. We spoke with the Front desk manager Ted regarding our stay and he said he would call me back with a solution. 3 days went past and no call. I called into the hotel and was told he would call me back the next day. 2 days later I had to call them again. Clearly this resort and the resort management do not care about the experience of their guests or keeping their word.
I stayed at the Sandpearl the week before Easter, spring break for public schools in Northern Virginia. It is a very crowded time for the hotel, and the quality of the stay was greatly reduced. This hotelâ€™s public spaces cannot accommodate the guests comfortably at 100% occupancy. My biggest problem was the pool, which is why I picked this hotel. It is a nice pool, but it is too small for the number of rooms this hotel has. As a result, the lounge chairs are packed like sardines and there are not enough umbrellas. So, if you want a chair with an umbrella, you have to get up at 7 in the morning, go downstairs, and grab your chairs, especially because this is what everyone else is doing. If you are late, then the only chairs remaining are without umbrellas. Every chair needs to come with an umbrella â€“ who wants to sit in the hot sun and get burned? If you decide to go to the beach instead, you have to pay for your umbrella (see photograph below). These are your choices â€“ either get up at the crack of dawn, or pay for something which you assumed you had already paid for. I chose to stay in a junior suite with an ocean view. Clearwater is a gorgeous beach, and I wanted to sit on the balcony (where I do not have to compete for an umbrella) and have my coffee or beer or read. Unfortunately, even this pleasure is denied with the use of blowers to clean sand off the walkway in the early morning, and periodically during the day (see photograph below) and the corn hole players directly underneath your balcony, so you are constantly hearing the sandbags hitting the cornhole platform. The only time you can leave your door open and hear the sound of waves it at night, when you are eaten alive by mosquitos, because the balcony door does not have a screen. And how much did I pay for this junior â€śsuiteâ€ť that is basically a long room with a king bed and pull out sofa? The hotel advertises the rate as $825 (it goes up to $900 for the weekend). But that is, of course, not all. You pay a $49.50 local tax (6%), $57.75 state tax (7%), $29 resort amenity fee plus local and state tax for the amenity fee. Total=$965, $1050 for weekend nights. When you are paying so much for a room, you expect it to be perfect. And what does $1000/night get you? A saggy mattress, a vertical safe where you cannot stash your computer (see photograph below), intermittent internet access (unless you pay extra to upgrade), a bathroom with a large cutout in the wall separating it from the room with bifold closet doors where the wall should have been (see photograph below), allowing me to become intimately acquainted with the sounds of my husbandâ€™s bowel movements. It is best not to bring a car to Clearwater Beach, you really do not need one, you can walk to everything. Uber to and from the airport. Sandpearl charges $25 per night for valet parking, and there is no self-parking. This does not mean Sandpearl should be avoided at all cost. Clearwater Beach has a lovely beach, and a great atmosphere with lots of restaurants, ice cream shops, etc. I wanted to provide information that one cannot necessarily get from the website. My hope is that Sandpearl will address some of these issues.
Selen O - Arlington, Virginia, United States
We visited the Sandpearl over Easter week with our 8 and 5 year old daughters. We live in Manhattan (NYC), and when I told friends/neighbors we'd be going to Clearwater, FL for vacation, I got a lot of, "Oh....I see" or "Interesting choice...." Now I know why. The town itself is...not much of a town (really just a main drag), and kind of seedy. Apparently Hulk Hogan and Bushwacker Luke call Clearwater home - which makes a lot of sense. The beach, however, is stunning. I for the life of me cannot figure out why there are not more nicer/higher-end resorts in or around Clearwater, as the fine sand beach, the turquoise ocean and the stunning sunsets make it feel a lot like the Bahamas. Unfortunately, if you want a nice resort, your options are: The Sandpearl, or...find another town. So the resort: - A great pool area, which is crawling with kids. I cannot see why anyone without children would come to this resort - it just seems targeted at families (and great for them). They do make an effort to try to limit the rampant practice of people reserving tons of pool seats at 7:30 in the morning and then not showing up until 11 or 12, but it still happens, so be prepared to get up early to reserve seats...while we were there, they were all typically committed by 8:30 or 9am. - They do outdoor (kids) movies at night by the pool, which is great/kids love it. - They also do s'mores on the beach every night - but you have to BUY a s'mores packet! I mean...I've been to other nice resorts that do this, and the graham crackers, marshmallows and hershey bars are on the house. - They have a kids camp which looked great but we did not try it (our kids were content to run back and forth between the ocean and the pool all day long). - They have a player piano off the main lobby which kids are drawn to, and it's fun to sit and listen to. - There are two restaurants - one fancy, one a grill by the pool. Both are pretty mediocre. Like, you'd eat at each two times and then be sick of them. My advice would be to try those options, and then go to the Frenchie's down the beach, or the Kiku sushi restaurant in town (don't let the location next to the Bushwacker's gym in a strip mall deceive you - this sushi place is AWESOME) - The rooms are nice, and the service is great - always with a smile and real Southern hospitality. It feels like a really nice, family-oriented, non-corporate resort. In sum, given that there isn't THAT much to do at the resort (or in the town of Clearwater, for that matter), I don't think this is the right locale for a long vacation. However, it makes a great weekend getaway (maybe 3-4 days).
chimmie23 - New York City, New York
Loved it. Beat the crowds just before Christmas! It's pricey, but you get what you pay for in this world! Great location, walking distance to shops and restaurants. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!
J5540QZjamesg - Denver
Every year for the past few years my husband and I stay on Clearwater Beach for our anniversary. First time staying at the SandPearl Resort. Amazing customer service - the best so far on the beach. From the Valet service, the Front desk staff, the spa attendants, and house keepers. All the staff we encountered very professional and courteous. If you want a first class vacation- look no further. We will definitely be back.