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“The best on Clearwater Beach!” 4 of 5 stars
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Sandpearl Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   500 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33767   |  
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Ranked #8 of 96 Hotels in Clearwater
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
“The best on Clearwater Beach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We have stayed at the SandPearl several times, and it is always incredible. Exceptional staff with service that makes you smile when they interact with you, incredible views, and outstanding accommodations. My only comment for improvement is to work on the music at the pool. It has a spectacular view, cuisine, and drinks....but the music is more like what you hear in an elevator, and we asked the staff to turn it off on Saturday. Please change this so it is reflective of the personality and excellence you have achieved throughout the rest of the property. Sirius Satellite radio Bob Marley station or a blend of better Caribbean or beach tunes would be appreciated. Live music on Saturdays would be great, but at a minimum please listen to what guests are hearing when trying to relax. Love the property and will come back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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courtneylb, Assistant Front Office Manager at Sandpearl Resort, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear AmyHTampa,
WOW! I am so pleased to hear that you and your friends thoroughly enjoyed the resort. Thank you for your comments in reference to the poolside music, I will certainly share your comments with our pool deck manager. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This resort is absolutely gorgeous from the moment you step foot in the door and see the view through the floor to ceiling windows. I will list pros and cons:

Pros-beautiful inside and out, from the downstairs lobby area to the rooms (gulf view room was amazing!!), love the Keurig brewers and 2 bottles of water in the room daily, very clean, food from room service was great, refrigerator in room, they took special notice of our anniversary and that was very much appreciated, all of the staff were so kind and accommodating, from the front desk to the housekeeping to the valet, and of course, it's steps from the powder white sand! Can't beat it!

Cons-we had to switch rooms due to noise from people next door, which was not the resort's fault, but the 2nd room wasn't nearly as perfect as our first. It was not as kept up (some wear and tear on the tub and shower curtain, a hand towel was dirty, a paper by the coffee brewer was crinkled and had a ring on it like it had gotten wet with a glass, and there was no ottoman for the chair?, plus the view was from further back. Just a shame to have to leave our perfect room for that one for our last 2 nights in paradise :(, one valet person was rude and obviously didn't care about his job (but every other person there was very nice!), you MUST use valet daily, there is no other option for parking. If you're like us and tend to come and go a lot on vacation, it can be a pain to use valet.

All in all, the pros completely outweigh any cons I listed and our stay was fantastic. I would 100% recommend the Sandpearl and I hope to return one day! Just remember there is a daily resort fee and daily valet fee, but now that I've been there, I see why-this place is amazing and worth every penny!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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courtneylb, Assistant Front Office Manager at Sandpearl Resort, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear luv2travel022,
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your most recent stay with us here at the Sandpearl Resort. I am so pleased to hear that you and your significant other enjoyed your anniversary. I apologize for your experience with your new room and will certainly share your concerns with the appropriate department managers. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Douglas, isle of man
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Whilst in Orlando doing the Disney and Universal Parks, decided to break it up with a few days in Clearwater, the moment we turned up to the time we left we can only stress what great service, helpfulness of the staff, the rooms again great standard interconnecting rooms with the children, but as well as the bedrooms, both on suite luxury we also had a seperate room between the two which was a lounge, dining room and kitchen, the view onto the private white sandy beach made it even better and at night they lit a fire on the beach to toast marshmellows whereby you could just sit and relax with a few beers. Stayed an extra night but they had to jiggle the rooms as it was full, again they made sure we stayed in the rooms and did not have to move, now thats service!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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courtneylb, Assistant Front Office Manager at Sandpearl Resort, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear Ian D,
WOW! It sounds like you and your family thoroughly enjoyed your time here at the Sandpearl Resort. I am so pleased that we were not only able to accommodate you staying another night but that we were able to keep you in the same room. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

After staying here at on at least five separate occasions, the Hotel still repesents superior accomodations, service and ammenities. The Sunday Brunch was outstanding because of the quality and diverstity of the foods, as well as excellent service to our large party of guests.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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courtneylb, Assistant Front Office Manager at Sandpearl Resort, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear Ronald a,
Thank you for sharing your feedback from your stay with us here at the Sandpearl Resort. I am glad to hear that on five separate occasions you were able to visit with us and had a fantastic time. We certainly appreciate your business and hope to welcome you back again soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This hotel is supposed to be a top hotel but as it doesnt advertise a star rating on its website bear this in mind,booked a coastal room for 7 nights big mistake arrived 5pm to be told room was not ready(check in is 2pm) asked if coastal room which is what we booked 15 months ago to be told no we dont have any left only bay view,not happy and made that clear was told that if we used that room for 1 night they would upgrade us for the next 6 nights to junior suite,which you cant complain about until you wait around until lunch time next day to change, and be told you are getting the room you already paid for coastal room,oops wrong person to accept that eventualy got 1 bedroom suite but kids had to sleep on sofa bed at first they didnt mind at first but in the end were glad to leave same as us,the onloy person that asked if we enjoyed our stay way the car valet as we were leaving,front desk dont have a clue but very good at apologising and ignoreing you,housekeeping was slap dash you can tell when you get a good one,in 7 nights i dont think the hallways were hoovered once carpet was disgusting.Whoever manages this hotel needs a rocket and whoever owns needs to do an undercover inspection and not just for 1 night.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sandpearl_GM, General Manager at Sandpearl Resort, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for writing a review of your recent stay with us. Please accept my sincere apologies for the negative issues you experienced in regards to check in time and room type. We do our best to get everyone in their rooms by the 4pm check-in time. I am unaware of the issues you had with your room type but if you would like to speak personally regarding the issues that occured please feel free to contact me directly at the hotel if you feel it appropriate.

Again, thank you for the feedback.

Regards,
Eric Waltz
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Stayed there for 4 amazing nights and could not have asked for a better stay. Barely left the hotel. Brilliant staff and service. Beautiful views and such a nice area to stay in. Surrounded by several gorgeous restaurants that are only a walk down the beach away. Fantastic pool area and pool-side bar. Try the chocolate milkshake. Most amazing drink I've ever had. Haven't a bad word to say about the place. Champagne on arrival and everything. Would go back in the morning if I could! Thank you for the best holiday I've ever had

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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courtneylb, Assistant Front Office Manager at Sandpearl Resort, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Dear Cheryl C,
Thank you for your stellar review of your most recent stay here at the Sandpearl Resort. I am so glad to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful time, and found our staff to be so accommodating. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

What an impressive staff! Their customer service was incredible! This resort has added the extra touches to make it easier for children of all ages, such as a bucket and shovel for kids upon check in and access to beach toys from the kid's club. The staff shared tips with our children about where to find sand dollars in the water, and always inquired about the treasures they found on the beach. The rooms were very comfortable and always cleaned well. There was so much to do within walking distance of the hotel too! We definitely recommend Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise for a special adventure. The pier provided some unique entertainment and shopping options as well. I am so glad we chose the Sandpearl for our vacation. However, I would prefer that the resort fee was part of the room charge rather than billed separately, as I was not expecting that through the package that I booked. Regardless, I will recommend this resort to others!

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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courtneylb, Assistant Front Office Manager at Sandpearl Resort, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Dear Jldnald,
Thank you for your kind words on your most recent stay. I am so very glad to hear that you were impressed with our level of customer service you received from our staff. Our entire team strives to help create memories for our guest and by your comments it sounds like you and your family had a wonderful time you will not forget. We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Additional Information about Sandpearl Resort

Address: 500 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33767
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Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Clearwater
#2 Green Hotel in Clearwater
#2 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
#3 Business Hotel in Clearwater
#4 Family Hotel in Clearwater
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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 
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