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The 5 Best Hotels in Clearwater for Beaching on a Budget

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Where to Stay in Clearwater

 

Nestled on the northern tip of Florida’s Tampa Bay, Clearwater is undoubtedly one of the premier beach destinations on either of Florida’s coasts.

From the pristine water of Clearwater Beach to the almost blindingly white beaches on Caledesi Island, everything in Clearwater exudes pure paradise.

Keep reading for our favorite spots to stay in Clearwater, FL!

 



 

Best Hotels in Clearwater

To summarize, here’s a handy chart of our recommended Clearwater hotels. All include free wifi and are known for comfort, good location and great customer service.

 

Best Clearwater, Florida Hotels – Summary Comparison Chart

Name Location Best For Price
Coconut Cove Resort Oceanfront Families Check rates: Booking.comHotels.com
Barefoot Bay Resort Marina Budget Check rates: Booking.comHotels.com
Sheraton Sand Key Sand Key Luxury Check rates: Booking.comHotels.com
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Oceanfront All Check rates: Booking.comHotels.com
Sandpearl Resort Mandalay Bay Families Check rates: Booking.comHotels.com

Below is more information about each hotel and why we recommend it!

 



 

Coconut Cove All Suite Resort

Located directly on Clearwater Beach, the Coconut Cove All Suite Resort offers fantastic oceanfront access – literally take just a few dozen steps and you will be gazing at the beautiful azure Gulf of Mexico waters that line all of Clearwater.

With plenty of Queen and King suite options, Coconut Cove Resort is a great choice for couples getaways or family vacations alike!

 

What makes this one of the best hotels in Clearwater?

One of the smartest things Coconut Cove does is make Clearwater Beach the star of its package. All guests have complimentary beach access with cabana (yes, cabana!!) service that adds that perfect touch of relaxation any beach vacation needs.

Plus with relatively cheap rates, the Coconut Cove is definitely one of the Bay’s best values!

Check rates: Booking.com, Hotels.com

Read reviews: TripAdvisor

 



 

Barefoot Bay Resort & Marina

With brightly-painted pastel walls, creatively designed furniture, and Mexican tile bathrooms, the Barefoot Bay Resort & Marina definitely offers one of the most spunky stays anywhere in Clearwater.

All suites come with modern kitchenettes – a must when trying to save or simply have a great home-cooked meal – and with numerous oceanfront suites, the Barefoot Bay is a Clearwater Can’t Miss!

 

Why do we love this affordable Clearwater hotel? 

The Barefoot’s location in the Clearwater Marina offers some truly unparalleled experiences. For those focused on relaxation, the heated pool and oceanfront pool deck are impossible not to enjoy.

On the other hand, thrill-seekers will enjoy jet ski rentals right on the marina. To top it all off, the Resort lets you catch your own dinner in the open ocean and grill it right on the poolside deck!

Check rates: Booking.com, Hotels.com

Read reviews: TripAdvisor

 



 

Sheraton Sand Key Resort

Recently heralded by USA Today as Clearwater’s best hotel, the Sheraton Sand Key Resort stands out for its luxurious accommodations in an already-luxurious part of Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Whether sailing, golf, or swimming with Tampa Bay’s stingrays or sea turtles floats your boat, there is something for everyone at the Sand Key Resort!

 

What makes this one of the best hotels in Clearwater?

Located on Sand Key, a secluded Florida key just south of Clearwater Beach, the Sheraton Sand Key Resort boasts one of the most pristine oceanfront locations anywhere in the greater Tampa Bay area.

The resort holds ten acres of  white sand beach to its name and offers everything you can imagine. If oceanfront balconies and award-winning restaurants located right on the water sound good to you, that’s just the start of what you’ll find at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort!

Check rates: Booking.comHotels.com

Read reviews: TripAdvisor

 



 

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa

When it comes to total luxury, look no further than the Hyatt Regency Clearwater. With an oceanfront location right on Clearwater Beach, the only question I had when checking it out was whether the rooms or the beachside cabanas made me feel more in heaven!

Suites at the Hyatt Regency range from 600 to an incredible 1,600 square feet and offer full-service kitchens and balconies with gorgeous Gulf of Mexico views, while the cabanas are climate-controlled and offer a wet bar AND flat-screen TV. Need I say more!

 

What makes this one of the top hotels in Clearwater?

Despite the incredible amenities offered, the Hyatt Regency is just as spectacular for what it offers just outside the beautiful resort. Guests can arrange for an incredible range of experiences from sailing, parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, dolphin watch tours, and much more.

Florida’s gulf coast is known for its incredible amount of wildlife, so make sure not to miss out on any of these unforgettable experiences!

Check rates: Booking.comHotels.com

Read reviews: TripAdvisor

 



 

Sandpearl Resort

Tucked in between Clearwater Beach and the beautiful Mandalay Bay Channel, the Sandpearl Resort has a deserved reputation as the standard-bearer for luxury accommodations in the greater Clearwater, Florida area.

With an unmistakable Floridian décor, Sandpearl Resort offers standard Queen and King guest rooms. For families or groups who want to stay in paradise a little longer, the Sandpearl also offers incredible oversized suites (honestly, they look like mansions!) complete with kitchens, furnished balconies, and separate dining rooms!

 

Why stay at this Clearwater resort? 

One of the best aspects of the Sandpearl Resort is how kid friendly the location is. With a specially secured kid’s pool and plenty of snorkeling lessons and other great watersports activities, the Sandpearl is sure to put smiles on everyone’s faces.

For truly unforgettable experiences for the family, check out family s’more night on the beach or the sand sculpture lessons, which are nothing short of adorable!

Check rates: Booking.comHotels.com

Read reviews: TripAdvisor

 



 

And that’s it! Our guide to Clearwater’s best hotels to make the most of your stay.

Whether you’re looking for ultra-luxurious comfort, the best location in town, or no-frills budget cheap hotels, these top Florida hotels are sure to please.

 

 

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