Marriott Suites on Sandkey

Clearwater, Clearwater and St Pete

The hotel

The Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach 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. When you're ready to eat, choose from casual poolside fare at Kokomos, a pizza to go, or a delicious ice-cream sundae courtesy of Lisa's Ice Cream Shoppe... and, if you're wondering who Lisa is, she's the resident blue and gold macaw that perches in the lobby! For fine dining and breathtaking views, head to the Art Deco-style Watercolour Steakhouse and Grille, finishing off with a nightcap – the perfect end to a perfect day!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Eat Free
  • Room Service
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • 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.

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 with pay films and games, WiFi*, tea/coffee making facilities, fridge, microwave, safe, iron and board, and hairdryer. Suites with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds in bedroom and double sleeper sofa in living room, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

  • Free nights: book by 28 Feb '22 to receive each 7th night free for stays completed between 1 May–24 Dec '22. Free night offer will be applied at time of booking.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Great for families, and Virgin Holidays' guests receive exclusive family benefits

Great pool area with waterfalls and whirlpools

Great location on Sand Key Boardwalk, opposite one of the USA's best beaches

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • All rooms upgraded to premier floor with a guaranteed late check out until 1.00pm
  • Welcome Cocktail upon arrival at Kokomos Bar and Grille
  • Complimentary open play at Lisa's Klubhouse from 9.30am-12.30pm for kids aged between 5-12 years old. Programme format subject to change and craft activities are chargeable
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast for kids aged 12 years and under when accompanied by a full paying adult. Maximum 1 child per adult
  • Receive 20% discount on Spa services and 2 for 1 appetisers at the Watercolour Steakhouse and Grille

Free trolley transfer to the beach. Free parking (valet parking*). Hotel shuttle on Lisa's Beach Buggy.

Watercolour Steakhouse and Grille (kids under 12 years eat buffet breakfast free when accompanied by a paying adult), Watercolour Lounge, Kokomos Grille and Bar (poolside), Lisa's Ice Cream Shoppe, Pizza HutTM Express, Java Café (coffee house).

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. Fitness centre, Antonio's Salon and Day Spa*. Watercraft rentals available just beyond the poolside bar at the boardwalk pier*. The 18-hole Belleview Biltmore Golf Club is within 7 miles of the hotel*.

Gift shop. Free daily newspaper per room (except on Sun). Laundry facilities*. High-speed Internet access in public areas*. Room service* available from 6:00am-11:00pm.

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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great "shakedown vacation"

Mar 5, 2021 Harry E Springfield, Illinois

Full disclosure- I am a Marriott Titanium Elite Member. After being cooped up for over a year, it was time to get out of Dodge City. Not wanting to fly, but in desperate need of salt water therapy, we landed at the Clearwater Beach Marriott on Sand Key. From check-in to check-out, things were great. The room: All rooms are suites-style… Read more
Full disclosure- I am a Marriott Titanium Elite Member. After being cooped up for over a year, it was time to get out of Dodge City. Not wanting to fly, but in desperate need of salt water therapy, we landed at the Clearwater Beach Marriott on Sand Key. From check-in to check-out, things were great. The room: All rooms are suites-style albeit a bit small for "suite" and all have balconies facing the water. Beds are standard Marriott and are extremely comfortable. There is ample electricity for all things electronic and ample electricity near the beds for medical devices. HVAC kept the room comfortable and dry during all times of the day (early March). The Service: In a word, awesome. Everyone was attentive and gracious. They are still in COVID operation mode so you need to request your room to be tidied every day, but have that option when you check in. Be aware that that this is a resort so you will find resort-pricing for just about everything. Pool area: The pool area s spacious and well-kept. Clean with a lot of good service. Note - there is a a 15% gratuity added to your bill for drink/meal service in the pool area. The on-site restaurant is good, but there are also a lot of good food choices nearby as well. My only negative comment is with respect to breakfast service. As a Titanium member, at a resort, I am accustomed to one of two types of service for breakfast - full or none. What I did get was a continental-style (via coupon) with the option to "upgrade" to a meal. We did that once, and opted thereafter to supporting one of local breakfast places within walking distance for nearly the same price as a "upgraded" selection. Management should fix this. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Over the top AMAZING!

Mar 5, 2021 justinj78

If you’re considering booking here, seriously just go ahead and DO IT! We vacation often, perhaps 6-10 times a year, and we haven’t ran into this type of a positive experience anywhere. The front desk is warm, smiling, and welcoming. They make it easy for you, and make sure you know everything about the facility. Keycards worked flawlessly,… Read more
If you’re considering booking here, seriously just go ahead and DO IT! We vacation often, perhaps 6-10 times a year, and we haven’t ran into this type of a positive experience anywhere. The front desk is warm, smiling, and welcoming. They make it easy for you, and make sure you know everything about the facility. Keycards worked flawlessly, room was spotless, well maintained, and did I mention the view? You really can’t beat it! Where this place really shines though is in places you’d never expect it to. For example, even the housekeeping staff greets you anytime you walk past and they ask how you’re doing and if you need anything. Above and beyond. Poolside is gorgeous, drinks are phenomenal at the outside bar, food is tasty, and service is even better. I can’t say enough positive things about this visit, and I promise we WILL be back! It’s both kid friendly and couples friendly. Starbucks and Pizza Hut built in, as well as a very nice restaurant and a bar and grill patio side. What are you waiting for? Just book :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worst Marriott!

Feb 27, 2021 Travelelan27

This hotel has been the WORST hotel I have EVER traveled too and I am a Marriott rewards member and have visited numerous Marriott hotels all over however this hotel is another lever their security guard Joe wanted to ask my group to leave due to closing while we were sitting at the complementary fire pit that DIDN'T WORK and they would not fix it… Read more
This hotel has been the WORST hotel I have EVER traveled too and I am a Marriott rewards member and have visited numerous Marriott hotels all over however this hotel is another lever their security guard Joe wanted to ask my group to leave due to closing while we were sitting at the complementary fire pit that DIDN'T WORK and they would not fix it for us either after we asked the front desk person named Dan where he told us to wait for “tomorrow”. Keep in mind 3 other parties were doing the same sitting at the complimentary fire pit however they were not asked to leave due to closing but we were. I just think this is so absurd and rude of them to pick on people and make them never want to stay at a Marriott hotel again. Customer service is suppose to be respectful and fair to ALLL GUEST not the ones they want to respectful and fair to. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Small Mishap, but Excellent Customer Service Prevailed

Feb 26, 2021 UGASwoosh

I'm a Platinum Elite member, and noted in profile that I have a down/feather allergy. The hotel was supposed to remove bedding with feather. That part got messed up; however, Dan at the front desk worked to fix and was apologetic about the matter. I talked to Jennifer at the front desk the following morning, and she was incredibly friendly,… Read more
I'm a Platinum Elite member, and noted in profile that I have a down/feather allergy. The hotel was supposed to remove bedding with feather. That part got messed up; however, Dan at the front desk worked to fix and was apologetic about the matter. I talked to Jennifer at the front desk the following morning, and she was incredibly friendly, empathetic to the matter and apologetic as well - she also directed me to speak with the appropriate manager (Debra). Debra more than made up for the mistake and handled the issue in an incredibly professional manner. This was a small mistake on the part of the hotel in terms of the bedding, but the response was what was more impressive and left a lasting impression. I'll definitely be a promoter of this hotel based on how the staff handled a mishap. Much appreciated. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Service

Feb 19, 2021 ManyTales

We stayed 8 nights for a winter getaway near where my 3 siblings live. Lauren at the front desk was very helpful with many requests such as extra luggage rack, extra chairs when my family visited, sluggish shower drain, coffee cups, etc. Mikel at the concierge desk was great fun in help planning our local adventures . . . Got to pet a… Read more
We stayed 8 nights for a winter getaway near where my 3 siblings live. Lauren at the front desk was very helpful with many requests such as extra luggage rack, extra chairs when my family visited, sluggish shower drain, coffee cups, etc. Mikel at the concierge desk was great fun in help planning our local adventures . . . Got to pet a gator. After a few days, Lauren and Mikel would greet us by name when we came and went. Read less