Opal Sands Resort

Clearwater, Clearwater and St Pete

Virgin rating

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. 

  • Free Nights: Stay for 5 nights, pay for 4 for stays completed between 1 Jan–10 Feb '22 and 14 Aug–23 Dec '22.Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

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 $35 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 The PERFECT getaway!

May 16, 2022 Chris_Travels90 Windermere, Florida, United States

There’s so much to say about this gorgeous and amazing resort. From the staff, to the amenities, to the food and style of this resort. This is by far our favorite resort in Clearwater beach! We have missed it so much! The last time we stayed here was right before COVID. Check in went so smoothly! We arrived early, around 10:30 am and our room was… Read more
There’s so much to say about this gorgeous and amazing resort. From the staff, to the amenities, to the food and style of this resort. This is by far our favorite resort in Clearwater beach! We have missed it so much! The last time we stayed here was right before COVID. Check in went so smoothly! We arrived early, around 10:30 am and our room was ready right at 11 am with all of our requests in mind! I was shocked. I was expecting to sit by the pool and have a few drinks until the room was ready closer to the 4 pm check in time. Our bellman Nick was very quick to bring up our luggage to the room once it was ready and was so kind. Thank you! Awesome job, everyone! Gina at the pool bar was AMAZING! So attentive and sweet! We had countless beachy drinks, that looked beautiful and taste great too! You HAVE to try the Crab BLT poolside overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. It was beyond delicious and hit the spot! What more can you ask for?! Ethan at Seaguini was THE BEST server! He knew exactly how to describe every dish perfectly and was on his A game. The food there was just exquisite! You have to try the steak! It was by far best steak I have had in a long time! Chefs kiss! Plus we were sat right by the windows overlooking the pool and ocean, around sunset. The perfect date night! Overall this stay went by WAY TOO FAST! I wish we could have stayed longer and I cannot wait to come back! This resort has always kept up between cleanliness, friendly staff, impeccable service. I could go on and on. Plus you can’t beat the views and location! Honestly, I wish I could live here! If you are coming to Clearwater, Opal Sands is THE only place to stay! Read less
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May 15, 2022 Cruiser664534

We loved our visit to Clearwater Beach and Opal Sands. The location was amazing, rooms and views are beautiful. We took the hotel provided bikes and rode along the boardwalk to breakfast each day. There are tons of great restaurants in walking distance. We ate dinner at Sea Guini and it was amazing. The only negative thing I can say is that the… Read more
We loved our visit to Clearwater Beach and Opal Sands. The location was amazing, rooms and views are beautiful. We took the hotel provided bikes and rode along the boardwalk to breakfast each day. There are tons of great restaurants in walking distance. We ate dinner at Sea Guini and it was amazing. The only negative thing I can say is that the beach and pool become very crowded- if you show up in the afternoon you will not get a seat. Also, the beach has lots of seaweed in the water and all over the beach. It didn’t bother us but I expected the beach to be clearer and cleaner. We would come back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating You pay but they deliver 5 star

May 10, 2022 BFD737373 Green Bay, Wisconsin

Phenomenal experience from every aspect of this hotel. Service was exceptional. Rooms and views were amazing. Great pool, rented a daybed and the cocktail service was fast. Our only downside was that several food items were just ok, but I will be returning as everything else was just spot on perfect
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best option in Clearwater

May 2, 2022 kate c Chicago, Illinois

Great room (1514) with a gorgeous view. Nice staff. Lovely pool with a super attentive staff. Great that the hotel is immediately adjacent to the beach but not on the beach, so the hotel feels relatively private. Nice gym. Sea Guini restaurant was just okay.
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Apr 19, 2022 B9669XCkellyk

Garbage made us think everything was included for $700 and we got nothing but the basic stuff. We paid $200 at another hotel for alot more. The only reason we gave it one star was the view of the gulf of mexico