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. 

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 $29 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 Great relaxing getaway

Feb 27, 2021 E8103DNbrianr Sugar Grove, Illinois

Booked a last minute getaway stay at the Opal Sands Resort. Booking was easy -- the front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean and had beautiful decor. The views from the balcony/room were breathtaking views of the Clearwater Beach and the Gulf of Mexico. We enjoyed our time at the pool where the staff was… Read more
Booked a last minute getaway stay at the Opal Sands Resort. Booking was easy -- the front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean and had beautiful decor. The views from the balcony/room were breathtaking views of the Clearwater Beach and the Gulf of Mexico. We enjoyed our time at the pool where the staff was also very attentive and helpful. Cydney was one of our friendly pool bar waitresses who was always friendly and willing to get whatever we needed. The entire pool staff was friendly and helpful. We requested additional coffee supplies and the staff delivered right away. The valet team was friendly, helpful and efficient. We would definitely stay at the Opal Sands again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel, great location, nice staff

Feb 22, 2021 jacannza Cleveland, Ohio

We just returned a few days ago & loved our stay. The room was beautiful & spacious with amazing views. We had a one bedroom suite with kitchen, dining, & sitting area, plus master bath & half bath. Wrap around balcony. Food in the restaurant was fantastic including breakfast. Breakfast sandwich was good & enough for 2. My favorite dinner was the… Read more
We just returned a few days ago & loved our stay. The room was beautiful & spacious with amazing views. We had a one bedroom suite with kitchen, dining, & sitting area, plus master bath & half bath. Wrap around balcony. Food in the restaurant was fantastic including breakfast. Breakfast sandwich was good & enough for 2. My favorite dinner was the snapper. Bar staff were friendly & prompt. Staff everywhere was phenomenal. Pool area was fantastic with plenty of seating. Definitely want to come back. Read less
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Feb 19, 2021 Decor8999 Jeffersonville, Indiana

By far one of the nicest hotels I’ve stated in. I will definitely go back. Everything about the hotel and service was top notch. Guest services, the restaurants, room service , valet everyone was very professional and accommodating. I rate this hotel 10 stars. I’m so glad I stayed at opal sands. The room was beautiful and a million dollar view.
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Feb 10, 2021 SzamanthaB

We have thoroughly enjoyed staying at Opal Sands. Our room was very clean, the decor is fun and modern, and it was easy to getting to the beach. Nearly everything is in walking distance. We love the door card bracelets. It is so much easier to wear the bracelet rather than carry around the door card. Only, very minor, downfall is there are no… Read more
We have thoroughly enjoyed staying at Opal Sands. Our room was very clean, the decor is fun and modern, and it was easy to getting to the beach. Nearly everything is in walking distance. We love the door card bracelets. It is so much easier to wear the bracelet rather than carry around the door card. Only, very minor, downfall is there are no vending machines so if you want a late night snack you'll need to grab it before heading to your room for the night. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome place to get away

Feb 3, 2021 brucevs554 Pella, Iowa

Great facilities and super friendly staff. Right on the beautiful Clearwater white sand beach with plenty of good food within walking distance. They were very accommodating when our flights didn’t connect and our trip was delayed, to shift our reservation and give us a great experience. Highly recommend