The 11 Best Beach Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Apr 3, 2019
We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of hotels on Clearwater Beach. Bon voyage!
Updated Apr 3, 2019
Rated 8.9 in 580 reviews. 343 rooms.
“Beautiful, luxurious and modern resort on the beach. Clean and comfortable room with beautiful views. Great food at restaurant. Highly recommend!”
Located in Clearwater Beach, Florida, this hotel is opposite the beach and features an outdoor pool. Free WiFi and free parking are available at this hotel. Clearwater Marine Aquarium is just 1.8 km away.
A 50-inch flat-screen TV is provided in each room at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Hotel. Coffee-making facilities, a refrigerator, and complimentary bottled water are also provided. A balcony or terrace are available with each accommodation.
A spa and fitness centre are open to guests of the Clearwater Beach Wyndham Grand. There is also a 24-hour reception at the property.
St Petersburg Clearwater International Airport is 22 km from this hotel. Guests will be 17 minutes' drive from baseball games at Bright House Field.
Rated 8.7 in 173 reviews. 343 rooms.
“Beautiful accommodations, spectacular views, perfect beach location. Everything you need for a family vacation. Will definitely go again!”
900 metres from Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Wyndham Clearwater Beach Resort is situated in Clearwater Beach and offers rooms with free WiFi. Featuring a restaurant, the property also has an outdoor swimming pool, as well as a fitness centre. Local points of interest like Encounters With Dolphins and Sand Key Park are reachable within 100 metres and 1.9 km, respectively.
The air-conditioned accommodation comes with a seating area, a TV with cable channels, a kitchen, a dining area and a private bathroom with a hair dryer and a bath. Each room is fitted with a coffee machine, while some have a balcony. All units will provide guests with a dishwasher.
Staff are available to help at the 24-hour front desk.
Clearwater Beach Jet Ski Rentals and Guided Tours is a 2-minute walk from the hotel. St Petersburg-Clearwater Airport is 16 km away.
Rated 9.3 in 1612 reviews. 229 rooms.
“Amazing family trip at a gorgeous resort. The entire staff from valet attendant, front desk, maid service, and restaurant waiters were so friendly. The rooms were modern yet still comfortable with fantastic views of the water.”
This contemporary beachfront property is located in Clearwater Beach, just 1 km from Pier 60. Opal Sands offers resort-style luxuries such as a full-service spa and a large fitness centre. Guests can enjoy waterfront dining and tropical-inspired poolside cocktails.
Italian-inspired fare is offered at the on-site restaurant, Sea-Guini, which has coastal hues in the decor and sea-to-table dishes. The Tiki bar is Gulf-front and serves small plates alongside cocktails, beer, and wine.
A zero-entry outdoor pool, sun terrace, and firepits are available to all guests throughout their stays. Guests can also expect 2,322 square metres of indoor and outdoor event, wedding, and meeting spaces.
A Gulf-front balcony is standard with each room and suite. A flat-screen TV, desk, refrigerator, coffee machine, and private bathroom are provided
Guests can visit the dolphins, Winter and Hope, at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, which is 7 minutes' drive away by car. Clearwater city centre is 9 km away, while the nearest airport is St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport, 15 km from the property.
Rated 8.8 in 268 reviews. 115 rooms.
“Beautiful hotel and location. Very close to beach with a great view of sunset across the street. Great staff and friendly atmosphere!”
Offering an outdoor pool and fitness centre, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Clearwater Beach is set in Clearwater Beach in the Florida Region, 900 metres from Clearwater Marine Aquarium. A complimentary hot breakfast and free WiFi are included.
All rooms have a 42-inch flat-screen smart TV, coffee machine, and a desk with an ergonomic chair in the room. A private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower, free toiletries, and a hairdryer is also included.
The lobby bar services cocktails and light snacks. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Also, 3 meeting rooms with a total of 1,725 square feet are available.
Encounters With Dolphins is 400 metres from SpringHill Suites by Marriott Tampa Clearwater Beach, while Sand Key Park is 1.6 km from the property. The nearest airport is St Petersburg-Clearwater Airport, 15 km from SpringHill Suites by Marriott Tampa Clearwater Beach.
Rated 9.1 in 388 reviews. 91 rooms.
“Perfect location right on the beach with market just across the street for shopping, food and drinks. A great experience from the time we arrived to the time we left.”
Featuring free WiFi and a free hot breakfast, Hampton Inn and Suites Clearwater Beach offers limited beach access. Other features include year-round outdoor pool and fitness centre, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar.
The Terrace Bar & Bistro on the 6th level offers a view of Clearwater Pass and the Gulf of Mexico as well as a full bar menu and light appetisers. The Treats Shop is open 24 hours. The 24-hour front desk is located on the 6th level.
The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Every room has a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is 1.3 km from Hampton Inn , while Sand Key Park is 900 metres away. The nearest airport is St Petersburg-Clearwater Airport, 15 km from Hampton Inn and Suites Clearwater Beach.
Rated 8.4 in 609 reviews. 390 rooms.
“The staff was friendly and helpful, the beds comfortable, and the private beach was beautiful. Best 7 days ever!”
Adjacent to the Sand Key Park and Preserve and boasting an beachfront location, this hotel offers amenities and facilities including a spa, tennis courts and on-site restaurants.
The Sheraton Sand Key Resort provides everything needed for an unforgettable stay, including 3 tennis courts, state-of-the-art fitness centre and an oceanfront pool. Guests can also enjoy on-site beach and pool toy rentals as well as on-site watercraft rentals.
Clearwater Beach town centre is located only a trolley ride from the Sheraton Sand Key and features entertainment options, restaurants and unique shops. Guests can also discover nearby scenic trails or learn to sail at the Clearwater Sailing Center.
Sand Key Sheraton on-site dining options include tropical beverages at the Turtle Bar and quick snacks at the Poolside Cafe. Fine dining is also available at Rusty's Bistro as well as pub fare at the Mainstay Tavern. An à la carte buffet is offered at Island Grille.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is 10 minutes' drive away. Sheraton Sand Key Resort is also 3.2 km from Pier 60 and Pier 60 Marina.
Rated 7.9 in 546 reviews. 416 rooms.
“Comfortable hotel on perfect private beach location. Great customer service. Clean facilities and lots of activities all within walking distance.”
Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and boasting a beachfront location, Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa features an outdoor pool and is within 5 minutes' walk of Pier 60.
Relaxing by the pool is enhanced by the poolside service. Guests can watch the sun set with a tropical cocktail from the beachfront Tiki Bar, or can dine at one of the on-site restaurants.
A flat-screen TV is included in rooms and suites at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa. A gulf, coast, harbour, or park view is possible, and most accommodations have a balcony.
The property offers an onsite fitness centre and a Starbucks® coffee shop. Tommy's Tiki Bar is located directly on the beach for guests to enjoy.
Nearby, sea life can be viewed at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, just 1.8 km away. The Sand Key Park barrier island is 2.9 km away. Guests can also discover masterpieces 35 minutes' drive away at The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg.
Rated 8.8 in 152 reviews. 220 rooms.
“Great beach location. The view from the bay suites room we were in was incredible. The sunrise was something picture perfect worthy to put on the wall.”
This Florida beachfront hotel is only 2 miles from the Clearwater Municipal Marina. Guests will enjoy an aquatic playground and free transport service to the beach.
Accommodations feature a seating area with a sofa, small refrigerator, and microwave at the Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key. Guests can enjoy views of Clearwater Bay from their suite's private balcony.
The Clearwater Beach Marriott has the Watercolour Steakhouse and Grill and a poolside Kokomo's Cafe. The hotel also boasts a coffee house and an ice cream shop.
Marriott Suites on Sand Key features a lagoon pool with a waterfall. At Antonio’s Salon and Day Spa guests can enjoy a relaxing massage or body treatment.
The Sand Key Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites is located 2 miles from the Dolphin Encounter Cruise. The Bardmoor Golf Club is 7 miles away.
Rated 9.0 in 486 reviews. 29 rooms.
“Gorgeous hotel in a perfect spot. Great location to beach and the room was so clean and quiet. The staff was very friendly and willing to help in any way.”
This Florida Hotel Cabana Clearwater Beach is 137 metres from Clearwater Beach. The heated outdoor pool is available year-around, property-wide free WiFi is provided, and fresh coffee is served every morning in the courtyard.
A refrigerator, flat-screen cable TV, and air-conditioning are standard in each room and suite offered at Hotel Cabana Clearwater Beach. Extras include an en suite, towels, and linen.
Hotel Cabana Clearwater Beach guests can relax on the sun terrace. Laundry facilities, an ice machine, and limited free parking are provided.
Central Clearwater Beach is 6 minutes' drive from Hotel Cabana Clearwater Beach. The motel is 15 minutes' walk from the restaurants and shops at Pier 60 and 8 km from Clearwater Country Club.
Rated 9.1 in 707 reviews. 253 rooms.
“The property was great and had fun activities for us all. The staff was super friendly and very helpful. The beach was beautiful!”
Sandpearl Resort, a 4-star beachfront resort, is within 4 minutes’ drive of Clearwater Beach Marina and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. It boasts a lagoon-style outdoor pool, a full-service spa, on-site dining, and elegant guest rooms with free WiFi.
A 32-inch flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station are provided for each room at Sandpearl Resort. The rooms feature warm colours and boast views of Mandalay Bay, pool, or the Gulf of Mexico. A minibar and luxury bathrobes are provided.
Recreation options at Sandpearl Resort include parasailing, beach volleyball, and cycling with free bicycle hires. A state-of-the-art fitness centre and daily children’s programs are also available.
Guests can enjoy exploring the resort’s boutique or the fine art gallery. Dolphin encounters can be arranged, and a variety of meeting and banquet rooms are also available on site.
Fine dining with beachfront views, premium meat selections, and an extensive wine list are offered at Caretta on the Gulf. Casual beachfront and poolside dining is featured at the Tate Island Grill. The Marketplace offers grocery items and Starbucks® coffee.
Located near Highway 20, this resort is just 1 km from Pier 60 and 3.3 km from Sand Key Park. Caladesi Island State Park is 6 minutes' drive from the Clearwater Beach resort.
Rated 8.8 in 850 reviews. 287 rooms.
“The hotel location is great. Right on the beach and 5 mins walk from all the restaurants and bars. Hotel was clean and really comfortable. We will come back!”
Located 46 metres from the Gulf of Mexico, the 4-star Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa features the full-service Sandava Spa, an outdoor pool, and 24-hour complimentary access to the fitness centre with cardio and weight equipment.
Guest rooms and suites boast a private balcony, a kitchenette or kitchen, and a flat-screen cable TV with yoga workout program. An iPod® docking station along with deluxe bedding and views of the Gulf of Mexico are available.
Swim Bar & Grill offers Gulf-front views, a Pan Latino menu, and happy hour specials, or guests can enjoy American fare at SHOR for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast and snacks are served at Skimmer’s Coffee Bar.
Poolside food and beverage service is available when booking a climate-controlled cabana. Spa treatments include private suites, detoxifying facials, and massages. A kid's club is also available.
Jolly Trolley stops nearby the hotel and travels the beach up to St. Petersburg. Pier 60 is 350 metres away, and Clearwater Marine Aquarium is 2.2 km from the resort. Sand Key Park is 3.1 km away, and Caladesi Island State Park is 4.2 km from this Hyatt Regency.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Apr 3, 2019