Opal Sands Resort

Clearwater, Clearwater and St Pete

The hotel

The Gulf of Mexico greets you at every twist and turn of this coastal chic retreat. The clever curve design guarantees a waterfront view from every guestroom, with floor-to-ceiling glass and private balconies maximising the impact. The to-die-for Clearwater Beach setting’s echoed in the sand and sea colour scheme, and in the artworks created and curated by artist Christopher Still. But, step outside, and the real thing’s right there – with Gulf views from its zero-entry pool, accessorised with a hot tub, palm trees, and ocean-blue loungers. The seafront scene also welcomes you to every dining and drinking venue at Opal Sands. From the beachside tiki bar to Sea-Guini, with its fresh seafood and Italian-inspired selections, you’ll find the perfect pit stop whether you’ve been putting your feet up at the spa or putting them down on the complimentary bikes.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Paddle Boards
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

On the beachfront, a stroll from the shopping, dining, and nightlife of Clearwater Promenade and half a mile from Pier 60.

Hotel information

230 rooms and suites. All with Gulf of Mexico views, balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, WiFi, mini-fridge, coffee maker, safe and hairdryer. Premium Gulf Front King Rooms have kitchen with hob and dining table, 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premium Gulf Front Two Queen Rooms have 2 queen-size beds and a twin-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

  • Extra bonus: complimentary valet parking for all Virgin Holidays guests for stays 1 May–30 Sep '19  and 1 May–30 Sep '20 saving $25 per day.

  • Extra bonus: all Virgin Holidays customers receive 15% discount off spa services at the Opal Sands Spa for stays 1 Jan '19-31 Dec '20. 

  • Early booking offer: book before 24 Dec '19 and receive up to 10% off the accommodation cost for stays 2 Jan–13 Feb '20. Discount will be applied at the time of booking. 

  • Free nights: each 5th night free for stays completed between 1 May–30 Sep '20. Free night offer will be applied at time of booking.

'Jolley Trolley' goes around all of the hotels in Clearwater, all-day passes are available from the hotel for $5 and weekly passes are available for $25 (subject to change). Self-parking is not available, valet parking $25 per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Sea-Guini (Italian and seafood menu, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Sea-Guini Lounge (casual dining and cocktails, open for lunch and dinner). Sandbar (beachside casual Floridian menu and handcrafted cocktails, open for lunch and dinner). Reflections Poolside Bar (light menu and handcrafted cocktails, open for lunch).

Zero-entry swimming pool. Private cabanas*. Hot tub. Opal Spa* (full-service spa and beauty salon). Fitness centre. Bicycles. Beach water rentals*.

WiFi. Concierge (for beach sport rentals*, tours*, and activities*). Room service*. Laundry and valet services*.

This hotel has a resort fee of $25 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

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 - 2 bicycles per day - 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.

*Denotes local charge.

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Sep 18, 2019 Texas451 Beaumont, Texas

This resort hotel is top notch from the employees who are extremely friendly to the cookies they put out during the day. We really enjoyed the complimentary bikes a couple different times. Beautiful place and even saw dolphins from our balcony.
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Sep 18, 2019 73dimitrys Cincinnati, Ohio

We stayed in hotel for ten days and enjoyed every moment of it. Room was good,only I would preferred that bathroom would be separated from the shower (not a big problem) Food in all restaurants was excellent. Nice beach, but not big fan of paying additional price for the chairs. You don’t need the car to go around. Uber ride from Tampa airport… Read more
We stayed in hotel for ten days and enjoyed every moment of it. Room was good,only I would preferred that bathroom would be separated from the shower (not a big problem) Food in all restaurants was excellent. Nice beach, but not big fan of paying additional price for the chairs. You don’t need the car to go around. Uber ride from Tampa airport about $42.For short trips around we used Florida Free Ride company 727-424-5458,nice people,you just pay tips. We also went to few good restaurants:Columbia, Beachcombers,Ocean Hai. Clearwater Oyster Company restaurant is overrated to my opinion. Opal Sands well worth the price and we would come back Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating First time to visit - won’t be the last time!

Sep 18, 2019 sam s

This was the first time we spent a weekend at The Opal Sands. Modern decor all throughout this hotel was a plus. The room we stayed in was very nice and had a great ocean view. Pantries on each floor was a nice touch. Staff overall was very friendly and helpful. We plan to stay here every time we visit Clearwater!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating I love this place!

Sep 17, 2019 ElonLiz1

Every time we stay here, the service is excellent. The staff go out of their way to accommodate. The rooms are spectacular and you can't beat the view. The pool service is amazing...ask for Emily or Megan. The food is great from all of their restaurants. Most of the time we end up eating by the pool for lunch and dinner, but if you feel like… Read more
Every time we stay here, the service is excellent. The staff go out of their way to accommodate. The rooms are spectacular and you can't beat the view. The pool service is amazing...ask for Emily or Megan. The food is great from all of their restaurants. Most of the time we end up eating by the pool for lunch and dinner, but if you feel like getting dressed for dinner, Sea-guini restaurant is delicious. Read less
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Sep 16, 2019 ellenh0 Fort Worth, Texas

My husband and I checked in Friday for a date night and it was a wonderful choice. The hotel is super nice and clean. The beachy decor was fantastic, modern, timeless and classy. We spent a couple hours at the TIki bar facing the gulf and it was so beautiful and relaxing. Our room faced the gulf as well, I think they all do. We enjoyed relaxing… Read more
My husband and I checked in Friday for a date night and it was a wonderful choice. The hotel is super nice and clean. The beachy decor was fantastic, modern, timeless and classy. We spent a couple hours at the TIki bar facing the gulf and it was so beautiful and relaxing. Our room faced the gulf as well, I think they all do. We enjoyed relaxing there after a long morning walk. I sure hope we get to return to this hotel, it was worth every penny. Read less