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 Best Resort on Clearwater Beach

Mar 28, 2020 bkmartinez Grand Rapids, Michigan

We spent 8 days at the Opal Sands Resort from March 14-22 and had a great experience. The customer service from check in to room service was outstanding. We spent several afternoons out on the beautiful pool deck and had exceptional service from both Vicky and Lauren. The Sand Bar has great food and drinks. The hotel is beach front at the end… Read more
We spent 8 days at the Opal Sands Resort from March 14-22 and had a great experience. The customer service from check in to room service was outstanding. We spent several afternoons out on the beautiful pool deck and had exceptional service from both Vicky and Lauren. The Sand Bar has great food and drinks. The hotel is beach front at the end of the Clearwater Beachwalk. Close to restaurants and water sports! We have no complaints at all. We will definitely being going back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Resort

Mar 16, 2020 dan19752020 Clearwater, Florida

Only 4 Years young, this resort exceeds all expectations. Everyone is very professional & responsive to your questions and needs. Family friendly atmosphere whether dining or at the pool. The public beach below is terrific with clear clean waster.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just awesome!!

Mar 15, 2020 elaine r Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pros: clean, great outside space, beach access with loungers and canopies, quick valet, free bikes to ride., fresh cookies every nigh & , free water bottles in the "pantry on every floor, waitstaff in pool area. very pampered! Cons: pay to park, no free breakfast or even coffee.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wow! Amazing!

Mar 15, 2020 mkbeattie Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

We stayed for one night, the last night of our holiday. To our surprise the hotel upgraded us to The Presidential Suite! A huge, 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, kitchen Lounge room room with a view! Fab-u-lous!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great views but a few things....

Mar 14, 2020 Colleen O St. John's, Canada

Every hotel has good qualities, and areas not so much, so my reviews are described as: Loved.... the views and the turndown service ! Liked .... the modern decor, artwork and quiet rooms. And not so much ....2 of our 3 nights there was a wedding; the wedding reception does appear to be on the mezzanine floor however the guests spill over into the… Read more
Every hotel has good qualities, and areas not so much, so my reviews are described as: Loved.... the views and the turndown service ! Liked .... the modern decor, artwork and quiet rooms. And not so much ....2 of our 3 nights there was a wedding; the wedding reception does appear to be on the mezzanine floor however the guests spill over into the lobby, crowding the area; the only dining space was blocked. Read less