Opal Sands Resort

Clearwater, Clearwater and St Pete

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, cocktail 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

  • 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 short stroll to shopping, dining, and nightlife of Clearwater Promenade, and half a mile from Pier 60. Driving time from Orlando International Airport: 2 hours 5 minutes.

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. Premium Gulf Front Rooms are 360 sq ft and have an under-counter fridge, coffee station, and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, plus sofa-bed, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Premium King Suites are 700-900 sq ft and have a separate living room, panoramic views of Clearwater Beach, a coffee station, electric cooking range, dishwasher, microwave, wet bar, dining area, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 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. 

  • 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.

Clearwater's 'Jolley Trolley' goes around all of the hotels in Clearwater, and passes can be bought at the hotel. Valet parking $25 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

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

Live music on select evenings at Sandbar.

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*.

Complimentary WiFi. Concierge. Laundry and dry cleaning 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fake Boutique Hotel

Jul 6, 2020 kterawaki

We decided to select this Hotel for the many online reviews for our summer vacation during Cobid-19. We though a Hotel like this one would complaint to all regulations and not only follow directions but continuing with an excellent customer service. We were so wrong…. First of all they charge you $25 per day for only valet parking, were not… Read more
We decided to select this Hotel for the many online reviews for our summer vacation during Cobid-19. We though a Hotel like this one would complaint to all regulations and not only follow directions but continuing with an excellent customer service. We were so wrong…. First of all they charge you $25 per day for only valet parking, were not only it takes forever to get your car, but also MULTIPLE valet personnel drives your car without any protection (globes, or proper mask) . Therefore, every time you get your car, you have to sanitize your car keys and the interior. No sanitizer or any products are available or provide. During our reservation process where no announcement or advise that the Hotel doesn’t provide housekeeping services because Covid-19. We found out at the check-in that only every 3 days, housekeeping will clean the room and change towels. We arrived on Monday, technically we should it have housekeeping on Wednesday…well they didn’t, the excuse was every 3 ’FULL’ days! I asked to speak with the Manager and he literally told me ‘You should be grateful that we have services every 3 days, last week we were only offering once a week cleaning services’ …unbelievable They did not offer you trash bags for your trash, no fresh towels every day, no refill of your coffee/tea machine in the room, etc. On Thursday (4th day) they only make the bed. No change sheets or pillowcases and only 2 coffee pods with two sugar kits. On our last day, we asked for late check-out or place to leave our suitcases, both alternatives were denied. They said that the Hotel was booked on that day and they need to flip the rooms right away???... They told us on the first day that rooms can be changed because per “Hotel regulations” rooms need to be unoccupied for 24 hours for disinfection and deep cleaning process! There were no intentions from the Management to ensure a customer experience or come up with creative ways to continue providing a Boutique Hotel experience during Covid-19 as simple as to provide fresh towels and a trash bag for your dirty one. Front desk advises you to leave them outside of your door on the floor! Save your money, go to a well-known Hotel brand where they will appreciate your business. Don’t stay at this FAKE boutique Hotel (MORE LIKE AND Airbnb) Read less
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Jul 5, 2020 TammySmith828 Clearwater, Florida

Everything here is A+++++........Just one quam, please get microwaves in your rooms, it's Counterintuitive to have a refrigerator and NO MICROWAVE.....The views, service, rooms, resort and resort restaurants all are 5 🌟 , you will definitely Love it!! It's worth every penny you'll spend...... My guest request is PLEASE GET MICROWAVES FOR THE… Read more
Everything here is A+++++........Just one quam, please get microwaves in your rooms, it's Counterintuitive to have a refrigerator and NO MICROWAVE.....The views, service, rooms, resort and resort restaurants all are 5 🌟 , you will definitely Love it!! It's worth every penny you'll spend...... My guest request is PLEASE GET MICROWAVES FOR THE ROOMS..... People order food from your restaurants here in the hotel, they may not eat all of it and want to eat it later in their room, they can refrigerate it, but have no way of rewarming it which is Counterintuitive..... Fix this please!😎👍🏾 Read less
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Jul 3, 2020 ericarG3354BX Clearwater, Florida

Excellent resort. Beautiful pool and great food. Children enjoyed it. Quiet rooms. We very much enjoyed our stay. The location is ideal. The gym is amazing and has peloton bikes! The restaurant is reasonably priced
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Refined and Modern

Jul 2, 2020 Preklj Novi, Michigan

We came to Opal Sands Resort for our wedding anniversary, and brought our 3 daughters along. The Resort was very modern and had hints of refined decor throughout. The staff were very polite and attentive, and went above and beyond to make us feel important and cared for. We found ourselves looking forward to the pool area with it’s poolside drinks… Read more
We came to Opal Sands Resort for our wedding anniversary, and brought our 3 daughters along. The Resort was very modern and had hints of refined decor throughout. The staff were very polite and attentive, and went above and beyond to make us feel important and cared for. We found ourselves looking forward to the pool area with it’s poolside drinks and food, more so than the gulf itself. Watching the sunset while relaxing above the very edge of the shore as the intoxicating breeze of the gulf washed over us is something my wife and I will remember for the rest of our lives. I can’t put in words how pleased we are with our experience, we will be coming back next year and longer than just a week. Thank you to the staff and management for making this vacation a most memorable one. Read less
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Jun 29, 2020 ChuckSRobynD Crown Point, Indiana

Great service, super clean, amazing stay experience! Room A/C could be a little cooler. I won’t stay anywhere else when in Clearwater Florida! Seriously the best hotel stay of my life! Thank you Opal Sands staff!