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

  • 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. 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 with large balconies that boast views of the Gulf. These rooms 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 from your private balcony, 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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Resort

Oct 20, 2021 AnnieMarieMcG Evergreen Park, Illinois

Staying here now. This resort is AMAZING! Service is outstanding, food is outstanding, location is outstanding, our room is outstanding!! We will be back! If you are debating resorts and have the means to choose Opal Sands, you won’t regret it. The only critique that I can possibly give it that you can hear your neighbors. Fortunately our… Read more
Staying here now. This resort is AMAZING! Service is outstanding, food is outstanding, location is outstanding, our room is outstanding!! We will be back! If you are debating resorts and have the means to choose Opal Sands, you won’t regret it. The only critique that I can possibly give it that you can hear your neighbors. Fortunately our neighbors are pretty low key! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding service and style

Oct 12, 2021 AimeeB8 Thornhill, Canada

Just came back from 4 days long weekend. Want to feel like you are in the carribean? Stay here. Outstanding resort. Pool outlooking over the Gulf. White sand beach that stretches for miles. Sallow walk in. No rocks. An abundance of seashells. Beach chairs and umbrellas available to rent for $35 for the day. Pool/Beachside bar had… Read more
Just came back from 4 days long weekend. Want to feel like you are in the carribean? Stay here. Outstanding resort. Pool outlooking over the Gulf. White sand beach that stretches for miles. Sallow walk in. No rocks. An abundance of seashells. Beach chairs and umbrellas available to rent for $35 for the day. Pool/Beachside bar had excellent drinks and food. You can catch the game. Ask for William to do a Watermelon Mojito.Chase provided an excellent recommendation for local italian spot to walk to. Ended up eating at Sea Guini ( hotel restaurant) twice. Service by Mike was incredible. Rooms with balcony overlooking ocean had two chairs and a table. Room had a sectional couch for reading. Pantry on each floor had ice, cold bottles of water, cookes (homemade) and snacks. I've learned you pay for what you get and the service from ALL staff memebers was above and beyond. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel that lets anyone charge drinks to your room

Oct 10, 2021 D3371546Brent

My family and I stayed at this hotel in the beginning of October. A beautiful hotel where every room has a view of the Gulf. The pool area was nice and most of the staff were pretty friendly. You do share the beach with the public so get your chairs early. I don’t really have anything negative to say about our stay until check out. That’s when I… Read more
My family and I stayed at this hotel in the beginning of October. A beautiful hotel where every room has a view of the Gulf. The pool area was nice and most of the staff were pretty friendly. You do share the beach with the public so get your chairs early. I don’t really have anything negative to say about our stay until check out. That’s when I found out someone had charged several drinks and food to our room. I am currently in the process of getting this matter resolved. I think this hotel needs to address their security procedures so that this doesn’t happen to other guests. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not What it use to be !!!

Sep 11, 2021 263marilyng Girard, Ohio

Spent 4 days over Labor Day … Have stayed at the resort before and there other location in Clearwater as well .. Believe different owners. Really sad how they’ve been cutting corners on repairs/ up keep . Had a fire alarm going off in the night. Not mad about that Mad about how the Staff that was duty handled the situation . Staff was… Read more
Spent 4 days over Labor Day … Have stayed at the resort before and there other location in Clearwater as well .. Believe different owners. Really sad how they’ve been cutting corners on repairs/ up keep . Had a fire alarm going off in the night. Not mad about that Mad about how the Staff that was duty handled the situation . Staff was inconvenienced not worried about the guests at all.. Staff that was @ The Pool area did an amazing job keeping area cleaned up and thawing care of guests need Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Top Notch!!!

Sep 10, 2021 jkeczan5

This is a beautiful resort property with all the amenities you could ask for. The front desk and concierge staff were a pleasure to work with, and the service staff was exceptional. The rooms are spacious, very well designed, and the complementary pantry in each floor was a huge bonus. The resort is within walking distance to multiple Clearwater… Read more
This is a beautiful resort property with all the amenities you could ask for. The front desk and concierge staff were a pleasure to work with, and the service staff was exceptional. The rooms are spacious, very well designed, and the complementary pantry in each floor was a huge bonus. The resort is within walking distance to multiple Clearwater attractions as well. We would definitely stay at Opal Sands again. Read less