Marriott Suites on Sand Key

Clearwater, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete

Virgin rating

The hotel

The Marriott Suites on Sand Key is the perfect choice for a family holiday, with modern, spacious and well-equipped suites, each with a private balcony and full water views. Adults and children alike will love the grotto-style outdoor heated pool complete with 35ft cascading waterfall, open-air cabanas and spa tub. When you feel like a spot of pampering, look no further than Antonio's Salon and Day Spa, offering a variety of different treatments, all designed to leave you feeling completely rejuvenated. Better yet, all Virgin Holidays' guests receive 20% off spa pricing. There's also a fitness centre for the health-conscious and organised entertainment to keep the kids busy at Lisa's Klubhouse... and, if you're wondering who Lisa is, she's the resident blue and gold macaw that perches in the lobby! When you're ready to eat, choose from casual poolside fare at Kokomos, a pizza to go, or for fine dining and breathtaking views, head to the Art Deco-style Watercolour Grillhouse, finishing off with a nightcap – the perfect end to a perfect day!

Amenities

  • Kids Club
  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

In a great location, across the road from Sand Key Park, regarded as one of the USA's best beaches. The Shoppes on Sand Key Boardwalk offer a variety of shops and restaurants right on the doorstep of the hotel. Distance from Tampa International Airport: 23 miles. 

Hotel information

220 1-Bedroom Suites on 10 floors in 1 building with 3 lifts. All with bay views, balcony, air-conditioning, separate living room, 2 TVs, WiFi*, tea/coffee making facilities, bathroom amenities, fridge, microwave, safe, iron and ironing board, and hairdryer.  

Suites are approximately 500 sq ft in size, and feature either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds in the bedroom, plus a double sleeper sofa in living room, sleeping maximum 5 people (with maximum 4 adults).

Free trolley transfer to the beach. Hotel shuttle on Lisa's Beach Buggy. Clearwater Jolly Trolley stops right outside (guests must show their room key for complimentary transportation on the trolley). Self-parking $15 per day, Valet parking $20 per day (payable locally, fees subject to change). 

Watercolour Grillhouse (open for breakfast and dinner). Watercolour Lounge (serving dinner and drinks daily, plus sushi on select evenings). Kokomos Bar & Grille (poolside casual restaurant, open for lunch and dinner). Pizza Hut Express. Bistro on the Bay (coffee shop, open throughout the day). 

Lisa's Klubhouse* (5-12 years, free open play 9:30am- 12:30pm). Live evening music in the Watercolour Lounge (Wed-Fri).

Tropical pool with 35ft cascading waterfall, whirlpool, cabanas and children's pool. 24-hour fitness centre, Antonio's Salon and Day Spa*. Watercraft rentals available just beyond the poolside bar at the boardwalk pier*. Lisa's Klubhouse* (age 5-12 years). Jogging trail. The 18-hole Belleview Biltmore Golf Club is within 7 miles of the hotel*

Connected boardwalk off the pool deck to shopping and additional dining options. Complimentary WiFi in lobby and public areas. Gift shop. Concierge. Laundry facilities*. Room service*.

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. To discover all the special assistance services we offer please see additional information below.

*Denotes local charge.

Special assistance

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel, close to many beaches & food great personnel

Mar 28, 2024 lindsay w

Hotel is nice, extremely close to several beaches! A lot of yummy various food options near by. Beach shops and really well trained valets who were helpful and knowledgeable about the area! Would definitely visit again and again! Plus close to Tampa and other hotspots to do things
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beware of “Value Suite” assignments!!

Mar 25, 2024 westlakevillagemom Westlake Village, California

Hotel location was nice, not quite “resort luxurious” but perfectly acceptable for a day or two by the pool and the bay. I booked a suite with a view and a balcony. Even checked in online using the Marriott app before I arrived. I’m a frequent business traveler with Bonvoy status so I’ve got that down. Was really looking forward to my balcony… Read more
Hotel location was nice, not quite “resort luxurious” but perfectly acceptable for a day or two by the pool and the bay. I booked a suite with a view and a balcony. Even checked in online using the Marriott app before I arrived. I’m a frequent business traveler with Bonvoy status so I’ve got that down. Was really looking forward to my balcony over the bay that I had checked into. However when I arrived at 8pm I was assigned a “Value Suite”. Didn’t even know that was an option there. This is room on the 2nd floor with a tiny window facing the bay and the front door overlooking the main lobby. No balcony. Noisy, as you right above the restaurant and gathering areas. Next to the elevator. Looks like an afterthought and rooms were added in an unused space. If I stood on the bed I could see the bay. Same price as I would have paid for a regular balcony view suite. The air conditioner is tied to sliding glass doors it turns off when it’s open, but because it has no sliding glass door it just ran non stop despite physically turning it off. Whatever you do, do not accept a Value Suite!!!! Self parking was easy on a lot next to the hotel for $25/night. I enjoyed the cocktails and limited food choices at the poolside bar. Breakfast buffet was decent at $22. Had issues getting the internet to work on my business laptop, but personal devices worked fine. I made my lemonade from the lemons by going down the stairs just outside my room to the bayside bar. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Stay, Perfect for families

Mar 23, 2024 canadaJF Ottawa, Canada

We spent a week here recently with our two kids under 7. The staff here are incredible and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The hotel is perfectly situated with each room having an amazing view of the bay where we saw dolphins, manatees, pelicans and many jumping fish from our balcony. Sand Key beach is a 15 minute walk (or 2… Read more
We spent a week here recently with our two kids under 7. The staff here are incredible and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The hotel is perfectly situated with each room having an amazing view of the bay where we saw dolphins, manatees, pelicans and many jumping fish from our balcony. Sand Key beach is a 15 minute walk (or 2 minute shuttle ride) and is much more pleasant than Clearwater Beach. We had a rental car and were glad we did, it allowed us to check out Indian Rocks Beach and other eating options down the coast. The rooms are well set up for families, and we did not notice any noise from neighbours like other reviews. Lastly the resident Macaw 'Lisa' was such a hit with our kids, they are still talking about her a few days after being home. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good stay for sound sleepers

Mar 21, 2024 LeeWorley Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Paper-thin walls allow you to hear the conversations next door as if they were in your room. I would recommend using a noisemaker in order to sleep. Platinum members do not get automatic upgrades here. We booked our stay about an hour before arrival when there were many rooms available, but no upgrade given. The advertised beach view is… Read more
Paper-thin walls allow you to hear the conversations next door as if they were in your room. I would recommend using a noisemaker in order to sleep. Platinum members do not get automatic upgrades here. We booked our stay about an hour before arrival when there were many rooms available, but no upgrade given. The advertised beach view is technically true, but a little misleading. The hotel is set up like a motel with an open walkway behind your room. There is a window and glass door that you could keep open to see the beach between the hotel and condos on the other side of the road if you don’t mind everyone walking down the walkway seeing in your room. The continental breakfast had a few additions to the typical lower-end Bonvoy hotel breakfast, and the coffee was much better. There was an option for hot breakfast with some mad to order options which I did not try. The pool was beautiful, and felt very resort like with the pool side bar. There is an option for a trolley to take you into Clearwater, and it is free with your hotel key card. There is a small boardwalk with restaurants just off the hotel property. Parking is nearly $19. The staff were professional. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous stay - above and beyond expectations

Mar 16, 2024 Lori C London, United Kingdom

Wonderful one week stay here - three ladies staying in a suite room. Rooms are well laid out - sunrise on the bay and sunset on the ocean side of the suite. Beds are super comfortable and housekeeping very good. Everyone at this hotel is so friendly and can't do enough to make your stay enjoyable. Shout out to Brandon at the pool - so nice. … Read more
Wonderful one week stay here - three ladies staying in a suite room. Rooms are well laid out - sunrise on the bay and sunset on the ocean side of the suite. Beds are super comfortable and housekeeping very good. Everyone at this hotel is so friendly and can't do enough to make your stay enjoyable. Shout out to Brandon at the pool - so nice. Access to Sheraton beach across the road great and Jolly Trolly into Clearwater for nightlife and restaurants was terrific. We really loved the parade of shops and restaurants right next to the hotel too - enjoyed Columbia, Maggie Mays and the Greet restaurant. Shops were high end and enjoyable to browse around. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone. Read less