Sheraton Sand Key Resort
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The Sheraton Sand Key Resort hotel is ideally located on Florida’s west coast at Clearwater Beach on Sand Key Island. Sunbathe on one of the glorious beaches, explore the warm Gulf of Mexico or pay a visit to the iconic Busch Gardens.
Stay in one of the relaxing and well-appointed guest rooms at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort hotel and make full use of the range of amenities on offer to you. Catch up on the latest series via the 37’’ flat-screen TV with cable access and pay-per-view movies, keep up to date with high-speed internet access (chargeable) or enjoy the views from your private patio or balcony. The rooms also feature a coffeemaker, a hairdryer, ironing facilities, a fridge and a private bathroom. Room service is also available.
The hotel has a fabulous range of restaurants, cafes and bars for you to sit back and relax in. Tuck into a tasty meal at Rusty’s Bistro or sip on a cool drink at the Poolside Café. The hotel also offers on-site shopping, massage services, a fitness centre, beach tennis and a large swimming pool overlooking the beach.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- 24 hour front desk
- Lift to all Floors
- Air Conditioned Public Areas
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Outdoor Pool Free: Yes
- Treatment Rooms
- Tennis Free: Yes
- Gym Free: Yes
- Name: TAMPA INTERNATIONAL
- Distance: 36 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Nearest Airport Name: Tampa International Distance: 36 kilometres
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SuperBreak Customer Rating
- Overall: SuperBreak Overall Rating: 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 review
- Sleep: SuperBreak Sleep Rating: 4.0 out of 5
- Breakfast: SuperBreak Breakfast Rating: 4.0 out of 5
- Staff: SuperBreak Staff Rating: 4.0 out of 5
- Location: SuperBreak Location Rating: 4.0 out of 5
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 2432 reviews
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Short Break in the Costa Brava
Stay Date: 20/10/2006, a customer from London who stayed in this hotel wrote this review.
just walk on the beach/ visit the shops and enjoy the location. The hotel was just 250 meters from the beach and it was just wonderful. I have spoken to my friends and want to come the next time i go. See more
just walk on the beach/ visit the shops and enjoy the location. The hotel was just 250 meters from the beach and it was just wonderful. I have spoken to my friends and want to come the next time i go. Collapse
Overall Hotel Rating: 5 out of 5
- Destination: 4 out of 5
- Sleep: 4 out of 5
- Breakfast: 4 out of 5
- Staff: 4 out of 5
Stay Date: 04/2017, Alex S wrote this review.
Plenty of fun things to do. Staying here provides you with a daily decision: beach or pool, or both. It was quiet at night, even during spring break, because everybody is so tired from having fun all day. The restaurant is nice and there are several … See more
Plenty of fun things to do. Staying here provides you with a daily decision: beach or pool, or both. It was quiet at night, even during spring break, because everybody is so tired from having fun all day. The restaurant is nice and there are several other restaurants within walking distance. No worries here, just enjoy. Collapse
Overall a good stay
Stay Date: 04/2017, Irina94 wrote this review.
We stayed four days there and consider our overall experience as a good one. The strongest points of this Sheraton in our opinion are location, excellent beach and very friendly and helpful staff. The sea was warm and it was another advantage for us… See more
We stayed four days there and consider our overall experience as a good one. The strongest points of this Sheraton in our opinion are location, excellent beach and very friendly and helpful staff. The sea was warm and it was another advantage for us (surprisingly, we saw just a few people in the water, which was cristal clear also, while the pool was full all day long). We found that location is perfect for us: not too far from evening life of pier 60 area ($10 flat rate for taxi or $6,75 for three in Jolly Trolly), quiet and right on the beach. Our room 529 was just enough for three of us. We thought to ask for the third chair but decided that it would block the way out to the balcony. Balcony was pretty small by the way. This room is very close to another wing of the hotel building, being almost in a corner, so roughly 30 other rooms have excellent viewing point of your balcony. The same neighbouring wing blocks exactly a half of your view of the sea. It also makes this room pretty dark. As the whole hotel is ruther old and ceiling is kind of low, the room looked completely different to what we saw on a Hotel web pictures. But we liked our wide and comfortable beds (one was enough for two adults!) and choice of pillows. A wardrobe is very spacious. Just ask for more hangers to fill it! Our room was clean. Another thing we all liked very much was a small shop where we could buy anything from light snack to cigars for my husband. It was very helpful as we quit having breakfasts in the main restaurants after two visits. Though food was decent and coffee just very good, airconditioning was so strong that we felt freezing. Officially it should be 72 degrees, but we felt like it was 60. This was the only reason why we had not dined in the hotel, as menus looked pretty inviting. We enjoyed our lunches in Turtle Bar (wearing sweaters and jackets of course) every day. My husband found their choice of beers simply excellent! All staff members (everyone !) were very helpful and friendly. That is why it is a pleasure to give 4 out of 5 to our stay in Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Collapse
Stay Date: 04/2017, Brooke B wrote this review.
Overall, this a beautiful area, so you can't go wrong with any choice. However, don't pay extra to get a better view in this hotel. You are so far from the beach that any room is about the same. The beach is so large that it's hard to walk with small… See more
Overall, this a beautiful area, so you can't go wrong with any choice. However, don't pay extra to get a better view in this hotel. You are so far from the beach that any room is about the same. The beach is so large that it's hard to walk with small children the entire way (especially when hot), but older kids will have no problem. It's a great set up for large family gatherings with the pool and beach activities. The service is good. The rooms are a bit outdated and small (but that's the area). If you like busy, lively and active this is a perfect hotel! The sunset on the beach is incredible, so don't miss that. Collapse
Summary: Wonderful Spring Break get-away for a family with kids
Stay Date: 04/2017, wizzy99 wrote this review.
Context: SPG Platinum, family of four on a points stay. Was originally booked for 6 nights, but extended to 9 when Delta stranded us in Tampa for 3 extra days. Booking: Used 2x (100k for 6 nights) points to confirm a suite as it was peak season and … See more
Context: SPG Platinum, family of four on a points stay. Was originally booked for 6 nights, but extended to 9 when Delta stranded us in Tampa for 3 extra days. Booking: Used 2x (100k for 6 nights) points to confirm a suite as it was peak season and we wanted the extra room. Originally my ambassador indicated there were no suites available, and then a few days later came back and said the hotel had availability. The hotel was sold out several nights during our stay, so we likely would not have gotten an upgrade if I had relied on suite night awards for the larger room. Rooms: We were in two room types, our original booking and then a different room when we needed to extend our stay. Room 1: We were given room 823, which was the first room on the left as you go down the leg of the “T”. The “suite” was a studio suite that was twice as large as a normal room. I knew this going in, although I wish a formal bedroom was available. All of the suites are on the 8th floor, just below the club lounge and the gym. From this room we had a clear view the Gulf from most angles, although we felt quite exposed as the rooms from the “arm” of the T were quite close by. The room had two queen beds with a queen(?) sleeper sofa. Dual sinks, and a decent sized mini fridge. The sleeper sofa had the linens on the bed, but we had to call down for pillows. Note that the HDMI ports on the back of the TV are not accessible as it is wall-mounted. Room 2: When we had to extend our stay, fortunately the hotel had availability for us. I originally added two nights, thinking we’d move closer to the airport the last night, but then realized that we’d be stuck with nowhere to go mid-day that last day so just stayed put and got up early when it was time home. We were given room 744, which was also down the leg of the T, but almost to the very end on the right. No real water view from the room, but from the balcony I could see the channel, a bit of the Gulf, and the Intercoastal. This room was MUCH smaller. One sink, smaller fridge, smaller TV, etc. It also highlighted that certain rooms in the hotel have a balcony that has a decorative wall out on the balcony, preventing a view through the bars of the balcony. Service: Service was outstanding for a hotel of this level. Every single call to Service Express was quickly answered, and they were all followed up with a message confirming that the requested service had been completed. The one issue, which got to be a running gag, was that they’d only ever leave us three washcloths, but we were a family for four. We spoke to the housekeeper, the front desk, the house keeping manager, the duty manager, etc., but it took 4 days until they started leaving us enough washcloths. Of course that reset when we switched rooms… Club lounge: The hotel wasn’t actually selling club rooms for our dates, but I’m guessing since it’s a Sheraton brand standard they had to have one, so just opened it up to Platinum guests and those receiving access through other means. Upon check-in I received a note indicating that the lounge would be exceptionally busy that week and offered us vouchers for the buffet breakfast in Rusty’s, which was quite appreciated. We hit the lounge many mornings and evenings, but only two or three times would I consider it to be crowded. Breakfast was a cold affair, and at night there was generally one hot option. Also at night were free drinks. Free beer (bud light, bud, yuengling, heiniken) with mid/low liquor options (they were all name brands, but as an example, Beam was the bourbon). Good attendants. The lounge is open during the day to grab water/pop. Apparently it closes at 9pm each night, although my wife was in there watching a hockey game one night when the kids just really needed the lights off in the room and started a security guard who was doing a sweep about 10:15. Food and Beverage: - Rusty’s: We had breakfast here most days. Fresh squeezed orange juice was a treat. The buffet itself didn’t vary much at all from day to day. I only noticed three things that changed: pancakes or French toast, a chef’s special of the day (crepes, breakfast pizza, other random things), and pastries (these didn’t vary as much day to day as whatever they brought out when a tray ran low). Otherwise, it was the usual fruit, eggs, bacon/sausage, oatmeal, cereal, toast, etc. We did not eat dinner here. - Mainstay Tavern: We had a dinner and a lunch here. Dinner was our first night when we just needed some food; it took three tries and me finally walking up to the bartender to get an accurate beer (our waiter was trying to serve the drinks himself and not succeeding). The food was fine but undistinguished. The staff was happy to change the TV’s (it’s a sport bar theme) upon request. - Island Grill: We had lunch here twice. Soups, salads, burgers, etc. There is indoor and outdoor seating; outdoor is next to the driveway. Good service, many of the other patrons appeared to be hotel staff. Local police offers also stopped in for lunch. - Poolside Café / Turtle Bar: We made one day a pool day and partook of both. We snagged a table and flagged down a waiter and were in business. Food was nothing spectacular, but certainly edible; the nachos were a tasty treat. Service was generally available but not obnoxious; I had previously seen another waiter circulating while holding up a menu, but not yelling, which was appreciated. Pool and beach: - In general there was no issue finding a place to sit. The chair and tables near the pool often had towels on them by 7:45 or 8:00am. The hotel has posted rules around chairs vacant for more than 45 minutes but I never saw it enforced (on a couple of days it was close to noon before the owners showed up). - The beach is a hike from hotel. With a 4yo looking at the sand it was a 10-15 minute walk. There was golf cart shuttle service available, but I saw the cart sitting vacant with no driver when we were headed to the beach as often as I saw it in use. - There are several beach games: cornhole, beach tennis, volleyball. Cornhole and beach tennis were fairly busy, but if you were interested you usually didn’t need to wait too long for one to open up. - The pool has a bunch of noodles available for use. One day there weren’t many noodles out but those that were out were in use, so my wife found an attendant and was told that they put them away if it’s too windy, so just ask for them. Parking - Free parking, which was a huge plus. Only a few times were we able to find a spot in the front lot, so we started parking near the entrance to the conference center. Same distance walk, but it was indoors rather than out. - Not at the hotel, but Clearwater Beach has an app (ParkMobile) to pay for parking; I highly recommend installing it. There’s a $.35 surcharge over the cash fees to use it, and you have the ability to extend your session up to the maximum allowed at that meter. Nearby dining: We managed to avoid going to the same place twice during our original stay, but after we were extended we went back to the same places. We preferred going South of the hotel and avoiding the crush of Clearwater Beach. Our favorite was Guppy’s but we also enjoyed Columbia (walkable from the hotel) and Frenchy’s Rockaway; the Gondolier was a quick 5 minute drive when we were in the mood for take-out pizza or Italian food. Collapse
Just what the doctor ordered.
Stay Date: 04/2017, Renee K wrote this review.
We really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The entire staff was friendly and professional. They went out of their way to be helpful and accommodating. We requested early check in and received a room by the pool with an oce… See more
We really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The entire staff was friendly and professional. They went out of their way to be helpful and accommodating. We requested early check in and received a room by the pool with an ocean view. We ate at the Grill and had night caps at the bar. Love the five dollar glasses of wine at the Grill! The beds were very comfortable, we slept great. Regarding the negative comments, yes the bathroom is small but how much time do you really spend in it? Although it would be nice if it were vented. The room does come with a small refrigerator, coffee maker, and iron. The beach is a 5-8 minute walk and if you would rather not walk they do have cart service. Yes, it cost 25 dollars for a cabana, or 2 chairs and an umbrella but you don't pay a daily resort fee or parking which in most other resorts you do. The chairs have very comfortable cushions and are so worth the expense. The sand is not as fine as the other part of Clearwater Beach and there are a lot of shells near the waters edge that you go through prior to reaching the nicer sandy part,so especially for tender feet I would pack beach/water shoes. The crowds at the other part of Clearwater is just crazy, I'd prefer a less packed beach to the nicer sand. There is a strip mall across the street which has nice shops and restaurants with a beautiful view in walking distance. We had a great stay and felt so relaxed and refreshed when it was time to leave. I would definitely return. Thank you! Collapse
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