We enjoyed staying here in late June. The property is well-located and very nice and well-maintained. It presents itself nicely as a 4- or 5-star accomodation, and it is priced like one too - and maybe worse. It's an expensive room for Clearwater Beach and in addition you pay a $25 per day resort fee, and $20 per day for mandatory valet parking, which you should expect for a high-end resort. However, with the resort fee, I'm not sure what you really get - wifi, I guess. Their card insert in the check-in package says it includes beach chairs and umbrellas at the beach, but it does not - that is another $25 per day.
The staff is not 4- or 5-star by any means. The check-in process was horrible. It took 15-20 minutes for the front desk person to get us checked in. Not sure what she was doing the whole time on the computer, but for hotels today, that's way too long for check-in. Then we got the wrong room type - king instead of 2 doubles. When I went back down to the front desk to get a different room, they told me I booked a king room, which I did not - It was me and my 2 kids with me, certainly I didn't book a king. Then it took another 15 minutes to get me the room type I booked. No apologies from the staff, in fact the two people working on it for 15 minutes just seemed rather annoyed. The pool and beach staff is mostly bunch of young college kids who just seem to fool around all day with each other and don't pay much attention to the guests, and seem annoyed when you ask for anything simple, like a couple towels.
Again, the place is beautiful, the rooms are very nice, and it's in a in a great location, but the pricing is way out of line for what you get and how they treat you.
- 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