Opal Sands Resort

Clearwater, Clearwater & St Pete

The hotel

The Gulf of Mexico greets you at every twist and turn of this coastal chic retreat. The clever curve design guarantees a waterfront view from every guestroom, with floor-to-ceiling glass and private balconies maximising the impact. The to-die-for Clearwater Beach setting’s echoed in the sand and sea colour scheme, and in the artworks created and curated by artist Christopher Still. But, step outside, and the real thing’s right there – with Gulf views from its zero-entry pool, accessorised with a hot tub, palm trees, and ocean-blue loungers. The seafront scene also welcomes you to every dining and drinking venue at Opal Sands. From the beachside tiki bar to Sea-Guini, with its fresh seafood and Italian-inspired selections, you’ll find the perfect pit stop whether you’ve been putting your feet up at the spa or putting them down on the complimentary bikes.

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 stroll from the shopping, dining, and nightlife of Clearwater Promenade and half a mile from Pier 60.

Hotel information

230 rooms and suites. All with Gulf of Mexico views, balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, WiFi, mini-fridge, coffee maker, safe and hairdryer. Premium Gulf Front King Rooms have kitchen with hob and dining table, 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premium Gulf Front Two Queen Rooms have 2 queen-size beds and a twin-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 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. 

  • Early booking offer: book before 24 Dec '19 and receive up to 10% off the accommodation cost for stays 2 Jan–13 Feb '20. Discount will be applied at the time of booking. 

  • 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.

'Jolley Trolley' goes around all of the hotels in Clearwater, all-day passes are available from the hotel for $5 and weekly passes are available for $25 (subject to change). Self-parking is not available, valet parking $25 per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Sea-Guini (Italian and seafood menu, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Sea-Guini Lounge (casual dining and cocktails, open for lunch and dinner). Sandbar (beachside casual Floridian menu and handcrafted cocktails, open for lunch and dinner). Reflections Poolside Bar (light menu and handcrafted cocktails, open for lunch).

Zero-entry swimming pool. Private cabanas*. Hot tub. Opal Spa* (full-service spa and beauty salon). Fitness centre. Bicycles. Beach water rentals*.

WiFi. Concierge (for beach sport rentals*, tours*, and activities*). Room service*. Laundry and valet 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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (732)
  • Very good (205)
  • Average (73)
  • Poor (31)
  • Terrible (32)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Breathtaking,but needs improvement in amenities

Jul 21, 2019 rickster3566

Our oceanfront view was breathtaking and the service was great! I only have one negative thing to say and that is that there’s no microwave in the room. We had dinner at the on sight restaurant and no microwave in the room to reheat our dinner leftovers.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating If you want Hospitality & Genrosity, Clearwater Beach, “Opal Sands” is the hotel of choice.

Jul 20, 2019 annieb991

Extraordinary views, as well as spacious and nicely decorated rooms. Excellent restaurants, with impeccable service. And “The icing on the cake”..unlimited bottled water, snacks and fruits(apple, oranges or banana) available on each floor. Did I fail to mention how great the location is? Clearwater Beach, Florida on the beach!!! Don’t go… Read more
Extraordinary views, as well as spacious and nicely decorated rooms. Excellent restaurants, with impeccable service. And “The icing on the cake”..unlimited bottled water, snacks and fruits(apple, oranges or banana) available on each floor. Did I fail to mention how great the location is? Clearwater Beach, Florida on the beach!!! Don’t go there if your looking for a mediocre hotel to stay in!However, if you want luxury, then this is it! Would I go back...Duh of course!😊 Annie Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We loved our Stay here

Jul 19, 2019 KARENT258 Nolensville, Tennessee

Opal Sands is a beautiful property with a wonderful pool and poolside bar service. SandBar Bar is Amazing for sunset views, good service and great food. Our suite was beautiful. (My only downside was having a suite that sleeps 4 people and the entire bathroom is all in one. Meaning you can’t take a shower while someone else goes to the… Read more
Opal Sands is a beautiful property with a wonderful pool and poolside bar service. SandBar Bar is Amazing for sunset views, good service and great food. Our suite was beautiful. (My only downside was having a suite that sleeps 4 people and the entire bathroom is all in one. Meaning you can’t take a shower while someone else goes to the bathroom, or brushes their teeth. The shower and toilet area should be separated from the sink and mirror so more people can get ready at once!!) Thank you for great memories. Read less
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Jul 19, 2019 walter b

If you are planning go there with your family, I recommend to you stay away from this Hotel. We went there and have 3 room we spend a lot of money and everything was going well until we try to take diner at the "Hotel restaurant". They didn't want to serve my family because they said that we were a party of 10 and they were unable. Are you kidding… Read more
If you are planning go there with your family, I recommend to you stay away from this Hotel. We went there and have 3 room we spend a lot of money and everything was going well until we try to take diner at the "Hotel restaurant". They didn't want to serve my family because they said that we were a party of 10 and they were unable. Are you kidding me???? And before me were a couple that said that they were not staying at the hotel. I complained about it I requested to speak with the restaurant manager, he said the same, then, I requested to speak with the manager at the Hotel, and this guys said that the restaurant it is a public restaurant. That was really disgusting and is really sad and uncomfortable that you are there with your family (party of 10) and they rejected us to eat take dinner that day. Stay away of this property. Another complaint was that one of the room (811) was dirty and with hair in the bed, and my sister requested that they clean the room well (first day) because she was getting there, and later they said that the room was ready, and guess what? They did not change the bed, there still were pubic hairs. Really? We are paying a lot of money for that services? Stay away. Go for other option. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel with a beautiful view. Restaurant is 5 stars as well. Plan on going back very soon.

Jul 15, 2019 DayTrip30781723060

Beautiful hotel with a beautiful view. Room was spotless with a balcony overlooking the beach and gulf. Restaurant is 5 stars as well. All of the entrees were exceptional and I'm as picky as they come. Plan on going back very soon.