I attended a conference at the SandPearl and my wife joined me for a few days of rest and relaxation. I will start with the positives: the service was impeccable. From the valet to the bellman to the front desk and concierge, everyone was superbly trained in the art of customer service. The location of the hotel is perfect as well. Excellent restaurants, bars and shopping were just steps down the street and the beautiful beach was right out the back door. Finally, the hotel itself is absolutely beautiful.
Now for the so-so: while we'd requested either a beach front or bay view king we were given a double on the south end of the hotel. While we could see both the bay and a partial view of the beach, our fifth floor balcony was directly above a restaurant and bar across the street. The nightlife and live entertainment stretched well into the night, forcing us to keep the balcony door closed just so we could sleep.
The beds were very uncomfortable; so uncomfortable that my wife and I had to each take a separate bed just so we could get to sleep. We had planned on buying some cans of soda at the pharmacy down the street and keeping them in the small in-room refrigerator. Unfortunately the fridge was not working properly and wouldn't cool. We got a fresh bucket of ice each night, but I was very disappointed that housekeeping never replaced our ice bucket liner during our entire three night stay.
The excellent location and service somewhat makes up for the lack of comfort of the room, but the nightly rate certainly didn't deliver the comfort I expected.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sandpearl Hotel Clearwater