Opal Sands Resort | Clearwater, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete Hotel (2024)

Clearwater, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete

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Opal Sands Resort | Clearwater, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete Hotel (1) Based on 1543 reviews

The hotel

Chic and luxury at every twist and turn, Opal Sands welcomes you with laid-back beach vibes and cool art adorning the walls. Take a dip in the zero-entry pool, complete with stunning views over the beach and private cabanas you can rent for the day. You won’t want to miss the beach’s white sands, and what could be better than sitting, co*cktail in hand, with your feet in the soft powder. Taste some local seafood in the restaurant, or you could have a night in with room service. But don’t just spend your days on-land, have a go at some water sports and have fun in the sun (and sea).

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Kayaking
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Hot tub
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

On the beachfront, a short stroll to shopping, dining, and nightlife of Clearwater Promenade, and half a mile from Pier 60. Distance from Tampa International Airport: 21.5 miles.

Hotel information

230 rooms and suites. All with Gulf of Mexico views, private balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, mini-fridge, coffee maker, safe and hairdryer.

Spacious Gulf Front Rooms (previously named Premium Gulf Front) are 360 sq ft with large balconies that boast views of the Gulf, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, plus sofa-bed, sleeping maximum 4 people.

One Bedroom Gulf Front King Suites offer views of the beachfront and the Gulf of Mexico, and feature a separate living room with queen-size sofa bed, dining table for four, kitchenette, bathroom with separate shower and tub, and master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 people.

Available offers

  • Free night: Stay between 01Jan - 15Feb '24 or 11Aug '24 - 15 Dec'24 and receive your 5th night free.Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.
  • Booking Bonus:For stays completed between 11 Aug '24 to 15 Dec '24 Virgin Holidays customers have free valet parking for stays of 5 nights or more. Please note that at all other times the parking charge is $40 plus tax per day and is payable locally (subject to change).
  • Special offer - Book by 12th June 2024 and receive $40 Resort Credit per room per night, when staying a minimum of 7nts between 11th Aug - 15th Dec 2024. Offer subject to change.
  • 2025 Free Nights:Stay for 5 nights, pay for 4 for stays completed between 1 Jan–15 Feb'25 and 11 Aug–15 Dec'25.Terms & conditionsapply. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offersmay not be combinable. Black out dates may apply.
  • BookingBonus:Book by 24Dec '24 andreceive 10% off adult accommodation cost when staying between 1 Jan–15 Feb '25. Terms & conditions apply. Any applicable offers have been calculatedinto the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Black out dates may apply.
  • 2025 Booking Bonus:Stay 5 nights or more and complimentary Valet parkingwhen staying between 1 Jan–15 Feb '25 and 11 Aug-15 Dec '25. Terms & conditions apply. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Black out dates may apply.

Getting Around

Clearwater's 'Jolley Trolley' goes around all of the hotels in Clearwater, show your hotel room key and ride for free. Self-parking $25 plus tax per day, and Valet parking $40 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Dining

Sea-Guini (Italian and seafood dishes, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Sea-Guini Lounge (casual dining and co*cktails, open for lunch and dinner). SandBar (beachfront tiki bar, open for lunch and dinner). Reflections Pool Bar (light menu and handcrafted co*cktails, open for lunch). Room service*.

Entertainment

Live music on select evenings at Sandbar.

Fun and Games

Zero-entry swimming pool overlooking the Gulf. Beach and poolside cabanas*. Hot tub. Opal Spa* (full-service spa and beauty salon). Fitness centre. Bicycle rental. Water sports on the beach*.

Handy Stuff

Complimentary WiFi. Concierge. Laundry and dry cleaning services*.

Resort Fees

This hotel has a resort fee of $35 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort Fees Information

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - Unlimited local and toll-free calls - In-room bottled water (2) - WiFi - In-room coffee - Guest pantry on every floor featuring fresh fruit and freshly baked cookies daily - Pool towel service at the resort pool - Fitness centre - Weekday daily newspaper - Daily turndown service - Guest computer and boarding pass kiosk - Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change. Please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Additional Information

* Denotes local charge.

Please note:There is currently a new hotel being built across the street from Opal Sands. The project is anticipated to be finished towards the end of 2024, and work will take place between the hours of 7.00am-4.00pm Monday to Friday. There may be some minor disruption, but no significant noise should be heard.All of the Premium King and Queen rooms face the Gulf of Mexico and do not look over the construction site.

Please note: An additional rollaway bed is charged at$25 per night plus tax, payable locally.

TripAdvisor traveller rating

Opal Sands Resort | Clearwater, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete Hotel (26) Based on 1543 reviews

Rating summary

  • Location Opal Sands Resort | Clearwater, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete Hotel (27)
  • Sleep Quality Opal Sands Resort | Clearwater, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete Hotel (28)
  • Rooms Opal Sands Resort | Clearwater, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete Hotel (29)
  • Service Opal Sands Resort | Clearwater, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete Hotel (30)
  • Value Opal Sands Resort | Clearwater, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete Hotel (31)
  • Cleanliness Opal Sands Resort | Clearwater, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete Hotel (32)

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Opal Sands Resort | Clearwater, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete Hotel (33) VERY POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE

Jul 6, 2024 Steven B

Very poor customer service by Shanakye and her supervisor Ateina. RUN from this place. They do not understand how to treat their customers. I was given the run around several times by Shanakye. Please do yourself a favor and DO NOT book a reservation here!

Opal Sands Resort | Clearwater, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete Hotel (34) Return visit

Jul 4, 2024 Sue W Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Returned as a couple after 6 years last visiting with a teenager , it’s even better than I remember, views sell it to me ,just fabulous. Rooms outstanding, love the 2pm ice cream , cookies and water on each floor in the pantry .Beach access , could go for a walk each morning barefoot! Staff super friendly in every area , love this hotel , got… Read more

Returned as a couple after 6 years last visiting with a teenager , it’s even better than I remember, views sell it to me ,just fabulous. Rooms outstanding, love the 2pm ice cream , cookies and water on each floor in the pantry .Beach access , could go for a walk each morning barefoot! Staff super friendly in every area , love this hotel , got back last week and have booked for next year ! My slight concern is his Opal sol will affect things next year but we shall see . Also, having late flight , back to uk , no guest room to shower etc once checked out , which other hotels provide , found myself trying to shower by pool and getting changed for a night flight home in the restroom ! Read less

Opal Sands Resort | Clearwater, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete Hotel (35) An oasis

Jul 4, 2024 Zach L

We didn’t stay there but we were looking for a bite to eat after a long morning at the beach and pool and we found Opal Sands. Ate outside with an incredible view, food and service thanks to our waitress Missy. Would definitely consider staying there in the future. Highly recommend the outside dining portion.

Opal Sands Resort | Clearwater, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete Hotel (36) Best vacation ever

Jun 23, 2024 Catherine D

I never write any reviews for hotels, but I should probably let everyone know about our vacation trip to Opal Sand resort was phenomenal! The view is incredibly stunning. We watched the sunset 🌅 from our balcony. The hotel is very clean and they are all friendly. Also, they have the best 👨‍🍳

Opal Sands Resort | Clearwater, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete Hotel (37) A true 5 star experience !

Jun 22, 2024 Cynthia H Pekin, Illinois

We were recommended this spot by an Opal manager at another location, Bert S, and it did not disappoint! Check in was efficient. We had a two queen beds on the 9th floor. The views here are outstanding and sunsets should not be missed on the balcony. The room was immaculate. I don't usually use the hotel toiletries but I need more of these! The… Read more

We were recommended this spot by an Opal manager at another location, Bert S, and it did not disappoint! Check in was efficient. We had a two queen beds on the 9th floor. The views here are outstanding and sunsets should not be missed on the balcony. The room was immaculate. I don't usually use the hotel toiletries but I need more of these! The bed was comfortable, the rooms were quiet. I never heard construction noise from next door. Loved the extra touches from the pantry on our floor, the night light in the bathroom, the smells of the hotel and the fridge drawer. We are not beach people so enjoyed the pool. The food and service were great at all of the restaurants. My only recommendation would be a coffee bar. I don't give 5 stars very often but this warrants it! Read less

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