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One of the most famous beaches in Florida with powder white sand and crystal blue waters, Clearwater Beach has consistently been given awards for its quality of the beach, vibrant surrounding area, and breathtaking Gulf Coast sunsets. Racking up a long list of awards, this quintessential Florida beach has a range of top beach hotels to go along with it. Discover the best hotels in Clearwater Beach to fully appreciate what has made it a vacation favorite for many years.
A popular beach resort in Florida, Sandpearl Resort is a luxurious upscale oceanfront getaway only a short walk from Pier 60. The stylish rooms and suites have tropical Florida decor and stunning views of the coast, Mandalay Bay, or the Gulf. With a tranquil ambiance and attentive service, guests can sip tropical cocktails in private poolside cabanas, rent a kayak and explore the nearby estuaries, or unwind with a long list of personalized spa treatments. It’ll be hard to not head straight to the beach, which the zero-entry pool faces. Beach chair and cabana rentals are available along with beach hammocks. After a day on the sand, head to one of the restaurants and then back to the sand to sit by the beach fire pit and watch the sun go down.
An upscale property next to Sand Key Park, the Sheraton Sand Key Resort is a family-friendly 10-acre resort facing the Gulf of Mexico. Here guests will find a luxurious beachside pool, tennis courts, and an impressive collection of restaurants and bars. Away from the mass of tourists, the quiet stretch of sand the hotel sits on is perfect for unwinding after indulging in the many water activities available at Clearwater Beach.
A top-rated beach resort on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa is a slice of paradise. Here guests will find world-class amenities, warm ambiance, and attentive service. With a choice between condo-style rooms and suites with fully equipped kitchens, all guests can enjoy sunbathing at the pool and the private climate-controlled cabanas with a wet bar. There are multiple restaurants serving local gulf fresh seafood while the rooftop cantina offers cold drinks and views over the Gulf of Mexico. Need to relax even more? Rent a cabana at the 8th floor heated pool, spend time exercising in the fitness center or book some time in one of the spa rooms overlooking the water.
Stunning bay views and family-friendly, the Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key is the only all-suites Marriott in the state of Florida. Only a 10-minute stroll or complimentary shuttle from Sand Key Park Beach, guests can also take advantage of the hotel’s water-sports rentals, kids’ club, and year-round outdoor pool. Rooms are cozy with Florida-style decor, separate living areas, and private balconies that overlook the bay. The quiet location combined with breathtaking sunset vistas, tranquil spa services, and private poolside cabanas makes this hotel a crowd-pleaser.
Less than a mile from Clearwater’s top restaurants and shops at Pier 60, the Opal Sands Resort is a unique blend of casual beachfront luxury with a lively ambiance. With balconies that provide Gulf views, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a walk-in pool and bar service, Opal Sands provides a long list of amenities for guests to enjoy on their vacation, including one of the best hotel pools in Florida. Situated both an arm’s length from the revelry of the promenade and to the powder white sands of the beach, Opal Sands offers easy access to a range of onsite dining and bars and a unique Zero Entry Pool, making it a fantastic choice for accommodation on Clearwater Beach.
With 10 acres of pristine oceanfront views and just steps from Pier 60, the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa is a modern hotel with chic decor in the heart of all the Clearwater Beach activities. Guests can enjoy two outdoor pools, a poolside grill and tiki bar, and private cabanas with food and drink service. The kids can be entertained at the kids’ activity program while the adults can pamper themselves with one of the many treatments offered at the spa.
Nestled on the southern end of the award-winning Clearwater Beach, Shephard’s Beach Resort is a six-story beachfront hotel famous for its lively ambiance and abundance of entertainment. You’ll find brightly colored rooms ranging from studio rooms with kitchenettes to two-bedroom suites. With a tiki beach bar and grill hosts live music daily, a soak pool, direct access to the beach and jet ski rentals, there’s always excitement to be had. The bar with over 80 varieties of tequila keeps the fun going. And don’t miss the on-site nightclub where guests can mingle, dance and even reserve VIP tables.
Only a few blocks from the beach, the Courtyard Clearwater Beach Marina overlooks Clearwater Bay. Only 1 mile from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, all rooms have a microwave and mini-fridge. A small bistro, Starbucks, and fitness center are available to guests. And a pool awaits for relaxing when you don’t feel like heading to the beach. Don’t miss the rooftop bar which faces east over the Intercoastal and provides relaxing views and cold drinks. Looking for an extra treat? Request a room with a balcony and you might get rewarded by seeing dolphins playing in the bay.
The first eco-friendly hotel on Clearwater Beach, this hotel is inspired by the star of the Dolphin Tale movie, Winter. Eliminating single-use plastics, providing sea turtle safe lighting, and reducing energy use are ways the hotel is helping to protect the wildlife of the west coast of Florida. An alliance with the Clearwater Marine Aquarium provides guests with discounted tickets along with special aquarium presentations at the hotel. When not exploring the aquarium, head to the hotel’s private beach, swim in the hotel pool or grab a bite to eat and a tropical drink at the on-site restaurant.
A few blocks from the beach and located near plenty of restaurants, Fairfield Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach offers a chance to stay on the quieter end of the island. A fitness center and pool are available for guests as is a complimentary grab-and-go breakfast every morning. All rooms also come equipped with a refrigerator and microwave, along with free Wi-Fi.
With kids suites, a heated swimming pool that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico, and only a five-minute walk to the beach, Holiday Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach is a perfect place for families to lay their heads. There’s also a restaurant and bar with a Key West vibe, coffee shop, and crepe shop, all on-site. And kids always eat free!
A modern hotel right on the water, every room and suite at the Opal Sands Resort offers views of the Gulf of Mexico. With direct access to the beach next door, it’s easy to spend the day on the sand. Not that there’s ever a need to leave the property. There are multiple restaurants and bars on-site. And a zero-entry pool and hot tub welcome, tiki bar, fitness center, and spa help make guests relax and feel comfortable. That includes four-legged visitors! The Opal Paws program makes sure your dog is as comfortable as you are with a gift bag, dog treats, mat, and water bowl.
With a full-service spa, outdoor pool and spa, fitness center, and multiple restaurants, travelers have access to everything they need, right on site. But when they’re ready to explore, the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach puts visitors in the middle of all of the action. Steps from the beach and next to Pier 60, enjoy the sunset parties that take place every night on the pier. The hotel is also across the street from the marina, where dolphin viewing tours can be taken and water sports equipment can be rented.
Soak up the sun enjoying the outdoors at the Edge Hotel. Two pools invite guests every day. One of the pools is an infinity pool that faces the Gulf of Mexico, providing unique views from sunup to sunset. Speaking of sunset, the large sundeck and tiki bar by the pools is the perfect view to watch the sun say goodbye for the day. The hotel also offers a fitness center and on-site restaurant, along with a complimentary continental breakfast every morning.