Sheraton Sand Key Resort

Clearwater, Clearwater & St Pete

The hotel

Sand Key has been voted in the top 10 US beaches and with California, Hawaii and the rest of Florida in competition, that's no small boast. The hotel is right on that glorious white sand. It is an attractive, well-run and well-equipped resort, with a selection of eateries. Rusty's provides wonderful breakfasts and gourmet dinners. There's plenty of daily specials and tasty treats including a fresh soup and salad bar in the Island Grill, and you'll always find a good atmosphere and drinks specials in the Mainstay Tavern. Just across the road are the Shoppes of Sand Key, an area that includes more great restaurants to try.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Children's Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

On Sand Key, one of the USA's best beaches.

Hotel information

390 rooms on 9 floors in 1 building with 4 lifts. All with balcony/patio, air-conditioning, TV with pay-per-view films and pay Nintendo®, fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, safety deposit box, iron and board, and hairdryer. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 3 adults and 2 children with a rollaway bed*.

Gulf View Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 3 adults and 2 children with a rollaway bed*.

  • Extra Bonus: receive a complimentary 'Virgin Sunset' cocktail for 2 at Slo Joe's, complimentary welcome cocktail at Mainstay Tavern, 10% discount on cabana rentals and a complimentary after dinner espresso in Rusty's Bar.

  • Free nights: book before 31 Oct '19 and receive each 7th night free, for stays completed 1 May–31 Oct '20. Free night offer will be applied at time of booking.

'Suncoast Beach Trolley' picks up regularly at the resort and provides a hop-on, hop-off service from Clearwater to St Pete Beach for approx $5. Free self-parking.

Rusty's Bistro (local cuisine, open for breakfast and dinner), Mainstay Tavern (sports bar, open for dinner and late night drinks), Island Grille (daytime cafe with outdoor patio), Slo Joe's Turtle Bar (beachside bar), Poolside Café.

Swimming pool, children's pool, whirlpool, free tennis courts, volleyball, fitness centre, fishing* and boat rentals* nearby.

WiFi in guest rooms* and public areas*. Free WiFi and computer access in the Link at Sheraton business area. Room service*. Fridges in all rooms.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: There may be a local charge for use of a roll-away bed for parties of 5 people sharing a room. This is subject to change and is charged by the hotel.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very nice facility on quiet beach

Jul 19, 2019 Michael N Louisville, Kentucky

Hotel is very nice, with lots of amenities and great service. Restaurants and shops on site, nice pool area and plenty of outdoor activities. Balconies are nice, those by tennis courts are very quiet. Need to request high room for any type of view. Beach area is 1/4 mile from pool area so staff offers cart rides. Beach umbrellas are available for… Read more
Hotel is very nice, with lots of amenities and great service. Restaurants and shops on site, nice pool area and plenty of outdoor activities. Balconies are nice, those by tennis courts are very quiet. Need to request high room for any type of view. Beach area is 1/4 mile from pool area so staff offers cart rides. Beach umbrellas are available for rent at $37 daily, will charge to your room. Beach is fairly quiet, especially as compared to Clearwater beach. Lots of shells on beach, so water shoes are helpful. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Service!

Jul 16, 2019 JessLeighLove

The location is absolutely perfect! This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida! As frequent business Travelers, we were given club access level which was so appreciated. The hotel staff was great! My only gripe is with the beach vendor, we took 4 kids to the beach at low tide and started applying sunscreen and set up shop near the… Read more
The location is absolutely perfect! This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida! As frequent business Travelers, we were given club access level which was so appreciated. The hotel staff was great! My only gripe is with the beach vendor, we took 4 kids to the beach at low tide and started applying sunscreen and set up shop near the shore (far down but in between the vendor chairs). An employee came over and asked us to move our belongings because we were blocking the view of the people who paid for the lounge chairs - We absolutely were not! We were purposefully in between the chairs and closer to the water. He then proceeded to try to pick up our items and "help us move" all while my kids were running off into the waves - it really bothered me and he started arguing with me when I am a paying guest of the hotel too! He sets up his chairs in the prime real-estate until the tide drops and the beach gets wider and wants to block people from sitting close to the water?! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Never again

Jul 14, 2019 Barrelracer1226 Scottsville Ky

My family visited Sheraton Sand Key for 5 days after having spent 3 days at Disney. To say the least, I was disappointed. The rooms have a musty, mildewed smell. I had to call 3 of the 5 days after 3:30 pm and ask for our room to be cleaned. While the pool area is beautiful, it is entirely too small for a hotel the size of the Sheraton Sand… Read more
My family visited Sheraton Sand Key for 5 days after having spent 3 days at Disney. To say the least, I was disappointed. The rooms have a musty, mildewed smell. I had to call 3 of the 5 days after 3:30 pm and ask for our room to be cleaned. While the pool area is beautiful, it is entirely too small for a hotel the size of the Sheraton Sand Key. It was impossible to enjoy the pool without being shoulder to shoulder with other guest. The walk to the beach was miserable because guest had to walk through standing water. Lastly, the hotel claims free wi-fi but will charge 10.00 per day for phone and internet. Management did remove the charge but I felt like they were misleading. Upon return to the Clearwater areas, I will definitely stay at another resort. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely beautiful hotel

Jul 11, 2019 robertmQ7002IJ Hayward, United States

My family of 8 stayed at Sheraton Sand Key Resort late last month and it was great! Everyone there is friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean and spacious, and of course the private beach was incredible. Definitely plan on staying here again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Family Getaway

Jul 9, 2019 Yvonne1763 Santa Fe, New Mexico

Visited with a few families. Most guests seemed to be families. Beach access is great and not crowded like we saw on Clearwater Beach. We used Jolly Trolley to get to Clearwater Beach/restaurants. Hotel staff was great from pool area where they inflated our tubes to staff in the restaurants to the front desk. Concierge room was overloaded with… Read more
Visited with a few families. Most guests seemed to be families. Beach access is great and not crowded like we saw on Clearwater Beach. We used Jolly Trolley to get to Clearwater Beach/restaurants. Hotel staff was great from pool area where they inflated our tubes to staff in the restaurants to the front desk. Concierge room was overloaded with families a few different times I tried to access with snacks depleted very fast. Our room had a partial beach view shown in the picture. Our room was very quite and never heard neighboring rooms. Overall experience was great! Read less