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“Wait staff remembered us after two years” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Ranked #12 of 95 Hotels in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Fairfax, Virginia
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54 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wait staff remembered us after two years”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

This was our third trip to Sheraton Sand Key. It has become our favorite getaway destination in Florida. The rooms are clean, beds truly heavenly, and we thoroughly enjoy dinner at Rusty's...the only restaurant located in a hotel that we've ever liked. This trip we were delighted when the wait staff remembered us from our last visit two years ago. The beach is gorgeous and invites long walks, while the water is typically calm in this area of the Gulf. This trip our room overlooked the pool, beach and sunsets. We spent an hour with some wine and cheese from the concierge floor sitting on our balcony, watching families with kids play in the pool as the sun set. Our second favorite Tommy Bahamas clothing store is a short walk up the road (surpassed by the TB Outlet in St. Augustine). Last trip we rented kayaks and went parasailing, while this trip was more of an R&R mission. We will return to this hotel.

Room Tip: We are Starwood Platinum members and were upgraded to a suite without asking.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2012

This a top resort destination on the barrier islands of Clearwater Beach. It's right next to the Sand Key State park and in a prime location. The rooms were clean and cleaned daily. All the room ammenities were replaced without asking. Free coffees and teas in the room with complimentary bottles of water.
At the bar they served me a delicious half pound Kobe beef burger with more fries that I could eat in a sitting. The main restaurant has a nice breakfast buffet in the AM and turns into a top notch resaurant in the evening. I recommend it.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2012

First...yes, this property is more hotel than resort, and yes, this property is in need of a make-over...but....the staff will make you feel like you made the right choice. Without exception we ran into nothing but the most accomodating people who work here. If we called for something to be fixed in the room, someone was knocking on our door within minutes...usually someone like my dad who came in, asked how you are doing, where are you from...there you go, all fixed! Have a nice day. Service can mean more than location and facitilities most times. BTW, prices in the restaurants...quite good. One more tip...book a meal at the nearby ISLAND WAY GRILL for one of the best dinners you will ever have.

Room Tip: Get a room facing the pool
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Montecito, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

I had a bad experience all around at this hotel - not a resort as they named it - but want to be specific so you can choose. I went there to relax on the beach at a resort. Here are a few things I consider that make a hotel a resort; Several Big Pools for different styles - not here, a waterfall - nope, a slide - nope, lush vegetation - nope, a grotto - not here, a beautiful location on the sand - nope, quiet luxury - nope, an upgrade floor - not here, big room, uh uh, sun filled room, nope again, balconies to enjoy the sun on – not here. I could go on and on describing expectations and they are not in this Resort. What do you get? A single medium size pool where because of positioning and other surrounding buildings gets little sun shine and with loungers that fill up fast and are hard to get. The rooms based on the way they laid out the hotel and their positions are quite dark and smaller for a Sheraton. Although I paid for the Club floor (there is none) I got a smaller room "facing the beach" which in fact faces a tennis court, a small bog, two tractor trailers, the dog park and the uphill on ramp to the bridge which makes it impossible to keep your patio doors open at night due to the road noise. Wouldn't you think you could keep the door open at night at a resort? By the way there is no club floor but they allowed me to use the club lounge which had snacks. I asked if I could move the second day to the Marriott across the street without penalty and they miraculously found me a room facing the pool. This is an older hotel. Every room has a small balcony with the old sliding glass doors which when you close them slam shut with the noise that will make you bolt up in bed at night.. By the way the beach is a fair walk; no beach towels supplied just small bath towels which is not resort either. If you do go for the walk the beach it is about 1/4 of a mile but take sandals as the entire beach is cracked shells and it is very hard on your feet. If this was a hotel charging $150 a night this would be a different review but when you see the pictures and you read the blurbs you are buying a Mercedes and getting a small Kia. The two women who work on the club room are wonderful and their service and attitude is great but you would need to clone them 20 times to fix all that is bad here.

Room Tip: DO NOT take a room facing the tennis courts the trucks and cars down shifting to get up the ramp wil...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2012

Beautiful location on the gulf in a beautiful setting. Hotel staff was very accommodating; rooms were nice, beds very comfortable and every thing was clean. The adult beverages at the cabana by the pool were a little pricey but considering the ambiance it was worth it. Food was good, enjoyed the breakfasts in the main restaurant. Brought the family on a business trip, no regrets.

Room Tip: Get a gulf view room, worth it.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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West Olive, Michigan
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104 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2012

We stayed at the Sheraton a few years ago and returned this year to attend a conference. The positive aspects include excellent service, free parking, no resort fees, a very nice pool area, easy access to the beach, a park next door for additional walking opportunities and a very good beakfast buffet. The hall and room carpets need to be replaced, the bathrooms are small and the bed mattresses are hard.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

The hotel is situated right on the beach, with the pool looking right out over the white sands. The setting could not be any more ideal.

The restaurants and bar of the hotel are very good, there are also many restaurants in the local area.

The rooms are very clean and of adequate size, with amenities of a high standard.

Such a relaxing place.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Address: 1160 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767-2703
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Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Clearwater
#4 Luxury Hotel in Clearwater
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
#12 Business Hotel in Clearwater
#16 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
#16 Family Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sheraton Sand Key Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 375
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
White sand beaches and the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico greet you at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, set on Clearwater Beach and surrounded by gorgeous views. ... more   less 
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