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Sandpearl Resort
Ranked #6 of 96 Hotels in Clearwater
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Spokane, Washington
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20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Love this resort!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

My husband and I spent 3 nights at this beautiful resort. We were greeted at the front desk with a glass of champagne. This was a perfect introduction to the service they provided during our visit. The room had everything and more. The view of the Gulf... breathtaking and the beautiful white sand beaches, you won't be disappointed, We spent most of our time in the resort and on the Gulf side and did not really enjoy the area leading up the the entrance of the resort. There is a main street with touristy shopping i.e., Souvenir shops, T-shirt shops etc. Hard to believe this beautiful resort is kinda hidden in this area. But trust me it is worth the visit!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Jason O, Front Office Manager at Sandpearl Resort, responded to this review, December 30, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent visit to The Sandpearl Resort. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the beautiful views that the resort has to offer. We look forward to your return here to The Sandpearl Resort for more breathtaking views and to enjoy the white sand of Clearwater Beach! Thank you once again for your review, we always appreciate feedback.
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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

I had high hopes for the Sandpearl after hearing my friend gush about it after booking her wedding there and they met but did not exceed those expectations. The food was good - the wedding dinner was really good, the service was as high as I expected. Everyone I interacted with while there had a smile on their face and was pleasant to deal with. The pool/beach area is beautiful.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank ALindell12
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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 from your recent stay at The Sandpearl Resort. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food and service that you received at the wedding that you attended. I am also glad to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful pool and beach. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
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Kansas City, Kansas
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

My wife and I spent only one day at this beautiful resort and wish it could've been longer. The service was splendid from the valet to housekeeping and that comes from a hotelier who stayed at this specific property due to the reviews as well as location. This property is a resort ladies and gents, so they do have extra charges for internet and parking which is standard for this type of experience. The turn-down service with spray and chocolates my wife adored and we'll be back in 2013. Incredible views of the Gulf made this venture a perfect stay

In closing, our entire experience was perfect in everyway. The service and amenities were prestine at this resort. Ladies and gents, the Sandpearl is a resort, not just a hotel. There is a difference. Thank you!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Jason O, Front Office Manager at Sandpearl Resort, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear Guest,

Wow, thank you for taking the time to write a review from your recent stay here at The Sandpearl Resort. I am so pleased to hear that your stay was perfect and you enjoyed the pristine amenities and the service we provided. We look forward to seeing you again for another perfect stay. Once again, thank you for your feedback.
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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We spent 5 days here in November and had a great time. The hotel is right on the most beautiful white sand beach in Florida. There are 2 hot tubs, a beautiful outdoor pool, a fire pit, cabanas, beach chairs and umbrellas...everything you could want for for a beach vacation. The staff is ready and waiting to help you with your every need or want. From the complimentary glass of champagne when you check-in to the turn down service at night with the delicious chocolates on your pillow.
The bell staff was great and the valet parking staff was really helpful to us. If you want a luxurious and special vacation, this is the place to stay!

Room Tip: There is only valet parking at $20/night, so keep that in mind. It is within easy walking distance...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Kathy0726
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Jason O, Front Office Manager at Sandpearl Resort, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review from your most recent stay at The Sandpearl Resort. I am pleased to hear that we were able to provide you with everything you wanted for your perfect beach vacation. We appreciate your feedback and do hope you plan to visit us for your next beach vacation.
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Providence, Rhode Island
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53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We are not the resort-going type, but we went here for a wedding. All the family had come from out-of-town. The place offers a variety of activities for all ages, and has great places to get together to eat or chat. The breakfast is great, but expect to wait in line if you tend to wake up late!

The hotel has an outdoor pool and jacuzzi. It is right on the beach with jet-ski rentals. Make sure you have your driver's license and cash if you go for the jet-ski.

Staff were very nice and cordial. The only problem we had was with the cab driver the hotel called for us. He gave us attitude because he had trouble finding us - as we were becoming impatient standing in the lobby for half an hour ourselves. Obviously he did not work for the hotel, but you'd expect a more reliable taxi service at such a hotel. (We ended up riding with some friends to the rehearsal dinner).

Rooms were nice and comfy. Room service menu was great - and delicious. Overall a fun and relaxing weekend with the entire family!

Since it is Clearwater, it is a little far from the airport and Tampa. If you're visiting for a long weekend, expect delays from and to the airport so plan accordingly.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Jason O, Front Office Manager at Sandpearl Resort, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about your most recent stay at The Sandpearl Resort. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the amenities that the resort has to offer as well as our staff and the comfort of our rooms. We appreciate your feedback and do hope to welcome you and your family back to the resort in the future.
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Kentucky
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

Hubby had a meeting here, so myself and the kids tagged along too. Convention rooms had been reserved with Bay views, but since we arrived early, we were "upgraded" to a Gulf view. This resort does not disappoint, and I was impressed with all the extra touches that help make a stay extra special. I was offered a glass of champagne or mimosa upon arrival (though I don't drink, still a nice offering), the beach towels are actually full size and nice & fluffy, there is iced fruit water (one day it was lime, another strawberry) by the pool and sand toys, goggles, etc to borrow. Staff is very friendly and accomodating; I hardly had to open the door myself the entire stay. And the best feature by far is the Keurig coffee maker in the room! Location is good for walking to off-site restaurants, shopping, and Pier 60. Even though this resort was not chosen by us for our stay, we would definitely choose to stay here again if ever in the area.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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courtneylb, Assistant Front Office Manager at Sandpearl Resort, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear Cnc123,
I am so pleased to hear that your family thoroughly enjoyed their stay here at the Sandpearl Resort. I am so glad that you found our staff to be friendly and accommodating. We certainly pride ourselves on creating memories for our guest and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Not worth the money, a good location and facility spoiled by complacent staff,

So many hidden charges and additions it's hard to determine the correct cost. There are better hotels closely that would be better value and have a better atmosphere in the evening.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Sandpearl Resort
Address: 500 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33767-1738
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 Green Hotel in Clearwater
#2 Luxury Hotel in Clearwater
#3 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
#3 Business Hotel in Clearwater
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
#5 Family 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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