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“Greg and Raechal's Holiday Visit” 5 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 #9 of 96 Hotels in Clearwater
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Greg and Raechal's Holiday Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

This hotel was first class in every way. I would definately consider visiting this hotel again.

First, when you enter the hotel, the valet is right the to greet you. The valet staff was very friendly and helpful.

The lobby area was very elegant - first class. The rooms were pristine. Our room was on the south side of the hotel, so we had a view of the intracoastal, as well as Gulf.

The pool was huge - and what we liked most, was that it was heated! Very refreshing. And large, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

The beach was awesome -huge!!!! And the sand was great, as is most of the sand along the Clearwater Beach area.

The location of this hotel is really good. It's about 1/4 mile north of the main traffic circle - so while close to everything, it's far enough from the central Clearwater Beach area, that you are away from most traffic. There is plenty of shopping just adjacent to the hotel, and down the street. And a short 5 minute walk to Pier 60, and all of the action.

There are several restaraunts within walking distance, which is also nice.

We will definately go back to this hotel again....and we live just 10 miles away!

Room Tip: North or south sides - then you get view of Gulf of Mexico and intracoastal waterway.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Jason O, Front Office Manager at Sandpearl Resort, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of your stay here at The Sandpearl Resort! I am always delighted to hear positive comments regarding how friendly our staff is. I am also glad to hear you enjoyed the pool and beach area as well as your room and view. We would love for you to come back and visit, and please don't hesitate to reach out to me at the front desk if you have any questions. Thank you once again for writing a review, we appreciate your feedback!
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  • 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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Oldsmar, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

My husband and I recently celebrated our "49th" Wedding Anniversary at the Sandpearl resort on December 21, 2012. Because our anniversary is so close to Christmas, we try to find somewhere that is relatively close to our home in Oldsmar, Fl. We had read excellent reviews on the hotel, and found it to totally live up to our expectations. We were able to relax, and enjoy a walk on the beach even though the weather was cool and windy. We did not avail ourselves of the many spa services that were offered, but we will next time. We found the rooms to be comfortable, and very well appointed with lots of nice touches.
We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone coming to Clearwater Beach.

Room Tip: If you can afford the extra $, I would recommend a beach view!
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  • Stayed December 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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Jason O, Front Office Manager at Sandpearl Resort, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time to write a review of your most recent stay at The Sandpearl Resort. I am delighted to hear that you chose to celebrate your 49th anniversary with us! It is always great to hear that we lived up to your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you again for writing a review, we greatly appreciate your feedback.
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Tampa, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We decided to get a front row seat on the Gulf of Mexico for the end of the world so we picked the Sandpearl. A very nice resort overall with great staff. The Sandpearl is a step or two above the other hotels on Clearwater Beach and the prices reflect it.The artwork and sand sculptures in the lobby are fantastic. We ate at Caretta's for dinner and the service and food was outstanding but pricey. The Valet was great but $20 a day was steep.The daily resort of $25 a day is also steep. The best discovery was Clear Sky restaurant right next door to the Sandpearl. We ate Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during our stay. Great food,service and value.

Room Tip: We stayed in a beach front room 6th floor that overlooks the pool and the beach view rooms on our ri...
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  • Stayed December 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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Jason O, Front Office Manager at Sandpearl Resort, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for writing a review of your stay here at The Sandpearl Resort. We appreciate your kind words regarding our staff and resort and delighted to hear that you enjoyed the artwork and the sand sculpture in the lobby. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you in the near future!
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Lima, Ohio
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

this was the second time I stayed at this resort. The resort itself is amazing, however I was less than impressed with the reception we received at check in.
On our previous stay we were greeted with glasses of champagne and an excellent staff that was beyond courteous. This stay, the valet was outstanding, but things went downhill from there.
There was no champagne. We had a brief wait to check in, which is not a negative, that happens. There was one person staffing the check in desk, still not a problem. Shortly, a man came out from the back to check us in. My guess is that he was having a bad day. With as few words as possible, he checked us in and handed us our room keys and muttered something like, "here ya go." He didn't give us directions to our room, nor did he explain amenities or activities that were going on during our stay.
I don't know if this is the reason we were unable to make a reservation for Christmas Day brunch, by the time we found out about it the restaurant located at the resort was completely booked. Maybe if Mr. Grumpy had told us about it when we checked in we may have been able to make reservations in time.
Last time we were at the Sand Pearl we booked a regular room, this time we rented a privately owned suite , so maybe that was the explanation for being treated like lower class guests. Either way, we weren't impressed and if this is what we are to expect in the future, the Hilton is much cheaper and we would expect this type of service from them.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This resort was great! Our room had a view of the beach, which was cool and relaxing. The service was really great and the rooms were spacey! The beach was also really nice, when we went the water was a bit cloudy because it was rainy, but I found some good shells and had a blast! Pool was great too, with great service. The restaurants at the actual resort were very nice and had good food, and being right there on the beach you couldn't beat it. Right outside there were also cute tourist shops and good restaurants as well. I would highy recommend it, just make sure you plan ahead when it comes to the weather :)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jason O, Front Office Manager at Sandpearl Resort, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for writing a review of your visit to The Sandpearl Resort and Spa. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at the beach and pool and received excellent service from the staff while enjoying great food and breathtaking views. We appreciate your feedback and hope that we see you the next time you are in Clearwater Beach!
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Aurora, Colorado
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Staff great--very accommodating, overheard while waiting in line several conversations between front desk personnel and customers checking in and each time consistently courteous and helpful.
Did not dine in hotel so cannot comment on that. Pool area seemed crowded and a bit noisy, then to walk to the actual water is a bit of a trek across the sand. Lots of great restaurants and bistros nearby.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a beach view. It is breathtaking
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Jason O, Front Office Manager at Sandpearl Resort, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent stay at The Sandpearl Resort and Spa. It is always great hearing positive feedback on how accomodating our staff is. We appreciate your feedback and hope that the next time you stay with us you try dining in one of our two restaurants: Caretta on the Gulf and Tate Island Grill. Both restaurants offer spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico as well as excellent menu choices. Once again, thank you for writing a review, we look forward to seeing you again!
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Belleair Beach
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Fabulous resort, service and hospitality. Relaxing, with fantastic views and even better food. The Sunday Brunch is a great opportunity to celebrate any occasion! We stayed in a one bedroom unit and enjoyed the kitchen facilities and separate sleeping area for our daughter. Lounging by the pool and alternating with the beach is the best way to spend the day. Tate's is a great place for lunch and afternoon happy hour. Movies by the pool, s'more's on the beach and a spectacular sunset top off the day!

  • 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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Jason O, Front Office Manager at Sandpearl Resort, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your most recent stay here at The Sandpearl Resort and Spa. I loved hearing how much you enjoyed all of the amenities the resort has to offer especially the spectacular view of the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. We really do appreciate your feedback and hope to see you the next time you return to Clearwater Beach!
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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
#3 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
#4 Family Hotel in Clearwater
#5 Business 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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