Rated 4 out of 5 by KeithJS An overall great stay
A very nice hotel in a good area. The facilities were pretty good, the dining and bar areas were very good, and the quality of food was good too. The staff were generally all very pleasant, especially those in the bar area and we enjoyed our short 3 day stay. The only downside, I found the pool and poolside quite small (and immensely busy) for a hotel of this size, but the grounds and beach proximity made up for this downside.
April 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by seniorgals2 Staff is amazing!!!!!
I just returned from a one week stay at Sheraton Sand Key- and found it to be amazing, especially the staff , were so friendly, very attentive and went out of their way to make our stay great. Any meals we had at the resort were very tasty, and good value, shopping near by is also nice you can walk to different restaurants. The beach is very nice, but for not for people with mobility issues. Over all I would go back and stay at this hotel again in a heart beat. It is great for couples/families and singles.
March 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Family2014 Clearwater Beach Stay
Great location with beach access. Bathrooms are smaller than what you expect in European hotels - disappointing for a four star hotel. Also, first Westin/Sheraton worldwide to refuse us club level access despite our status. Overall, expected far more, and the service was satisfactory at best - not very friendly and a little "elitist" feel except this is not an elite hotel.
March 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1988 KC
Great Hotel, Friendly helpful staff, excellent in house restaurant food and service.
April 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Homerbelize Customer Service
As a Platinum member, I've stayed at many Starwood properties around the country. I have stayed at this property many times over the years. I love the location and facilities. That being said, I continue to be extremely disappointed in the customer service. I'm happy to discuss specific areas of opportunity for improvement with the General Manager.
April 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rick0452 Like coming Home
This is the third year we have stayed at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, and every time we have stayed we have been treated like family by the staff. They are warm, gracious, and accommodating. Our rooms were very clean, and the beds very comfortable. We ate in both the Mainstay Pub and Rusty's for breakfast and dinner. The food was delicious and our dinner as good as any restaurant we have eaten in the Clearwater area. The pool area was immaculate and a great place to relax. The gym facility has up to date equipment that we used extensively. We will be back next year.
March 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KStratton Awesome staff
Just returned from my 3rd stay at this hotel. Restaurants are outstanding and staff is awesome. Returning in June!
April 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnneP Sand Key Resort
!) Great hotel and excellent location.
2) Staff were great upon checkin till our departure.
3) Nice bar area. Bartender remembered what kind of white wine I ordered my first night there when I went in the second night.
4) Nice Sheraton run snack/drink cart on beach. Lady running the cart was a real sweetie.
5) 2 small water bottles supplied in your room upon arrival but cleaning staff only left 1 after first day.
6) Great restaurant for breakfast (didn't sample dinner there.)
7) Clean beach and pool. Nice bar by pool.
1) Should have requested a room more than 2 away from ice/snack machines and laundry. LOTS of unwelcome noise ALL hours of the night.
2) Beach is a bit far away from pool area so if you have kids with you, potty them before you do the 5-7 min walk to beach as there are NO toilet facilities down there.
April 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cappy1974 Excellent
The hotel was clean and bright. The staff was awesome. The concierge were quick to find us places to eat, and they were right on the money. Superb food. Overall, excellent 4 day stay in paradise.
March 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chuck13 Continuing education conference
Excellent space for conference.
April 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DB24 Love this hotel!
My husband and I have stayed at this hotel in March for the last 3 years and have always enjoyed it. The rooms are always clean and the staff is extremely helpful and nice. Love the restaurants and the pool! We will definitely stay there again!
March 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Trendster LOW RENT!
I spent one night at this property. I ended up in a room with a view of the parking lot. For the money spent, I was beyond disappointed. The room itself is average, but the bathroom was tiny and dated.
The property has a sad bar and a dining room that feels like a cafeteria. It was also packed with Spring Breakers and families, so the environment felt relatively low rent.
The pool area is sterile and chuck full of screaming kids. The facilities ( e.g. bar, dining) at the pool are pathetic.
Overall, this property may have once been very nice, but it just feels sad and dated at this point.
Your money is better spent elsewhere.
March 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Asag My Spring Break Stay
This is my 3rd stay at this hotel. The last two times I have booked with points as I am a SPG member. Last year I was put in what I think is the worst possible room I could be put in. To make sure this didn't happen again, I booked a couple of months out and called the hotel twice to ensure I was not put in a room that was on the same side as the year before. Guess what, I arrived and was put in the exact same location of the hotel! I also had reserved a refrigerator and was told when we arrived that the hotel was sold out and we may not get a frige. The hotel did find us one. My question is this - why would I use my hard earned hotel points at this hotel or any Starwood hotel if I am going to continue to be put in the worst location of the hotel? I tried in every way to prevent this from happening on this trip. There were even notes on my reservation with my request. Can the hotel not reserve a room for a Preferred gold member based on two request? I even offered to pay for an upgrade but the hotel was sold out. The hotel ended up moving us after two nights so they did meet the needs eventually but it was not ideal to move in the middle of our vacation.
April 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sharon79 Marvelous R & R
We could not have stayed at a better place - the staff is outstanding!! They ALL seem to enjoy their jobs and go the extra mile for their guests. From the front desk staff, to the door man that assisted us to our room, The gift shop ladies, the servers at your fabulous morning breakfast buffet, the staff that cleaned our room. and the "pool guy" who made us smile even more and went beyond just giving us our towels, and the many other staff that just passed us in the hallway saying hello and asking if we needed anything........all were great!! We hated to leave but we will be back!!
February 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by TomSher77 This hotel is good value for location
Rooms are small but clean. Bathroom is particularly small. Beach and pool are very nice, but pool was frustrating because all chairs were occupied by towels with no one sitting on them. Overall it's a good value if weather is nice and you don't spend time in room
April 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Meat Over Priced, Hawaii would have been less exspensive
7 nights stay here was $ 1,100 more than my stay at a comparable resort in Waikiki. Did not know about the $ 40 per night room tax until I checked out. Sports tournament guests very noisy and up to the wee hours of the morning. Should be on a floor by themselves.The staff however were excellent . Extremely helpful and very nice.
April 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by WLT2014 Needs some soundproofing
I think the rooms are nice and the staff is very friendly but this hotel lacks quiet. I can't believe how noisy the rooms are. We were right by an elevator shaft and you could hear every time the elevator went up or down. We could hear our neighbors like they were standing in our room. Also the check in was a nightmare. We had four rooms booked when there should be two and after an hour to get that taken care of we were given rooms not appropriate for the amount of people. We were told the rooms were booked in a block but I don't think it should matter how a room is booked if you have four people to a room a king bed is not appropriate. Nothing was done to compensate us for the extra time at check in and I feel that it should have been. I am becoming increasingly disappointed by the time at this facility.
April 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jawal002 Lovely
The hotel is very beautiful and the beach is wonderful. Long stretches of white sand and shells. The outdoor grill food is very reasonable. The only thing is we didn't get a nice view since our balcony overlooked the air conditioners which were very loud so we couldn't open our patio door. Staff is very friendly.
April 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PaulMar101 Gem of Clearwater Beach
Stayed at this hotel for the fifth time. The hotel is conviently located, a short distance from the busy beachfront stores and bars, but close enough to get there in just minutes. The hotel has a large private beach that is second to none, plus a large, Y shaped pool, kiddie pool and hot tub. There is a poolside bar and a cafe. The hotel also has four tennis courts and provides rackets and balls for guest use. A great location for business conferences with several meeting rooms. For food, there is Rusty's, the main upscale restaurant, the Island Grill which is great for breakfast or lunch, and the Mainstay Tavern, a pub like atmosphere open late into the night. There are also many great restaurants close by. Rooms are clean and well maintained and present a great view of the Gulf, epecially the beautiful sunsets. Many rooms are undergoing renovations with in room refrigerator becomming standard. We will return there again.
February 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dorothea great pool w/ music
Great time, Lobby could be improved. Lobby décor not clear.- if it is a bar w/ table and hi back chairs. Should have beautiful floral display lovely seating etc. Drive up entrance beautiful,- well manicured grounds.
Roll away bed awful!!!! Not comfortable!!!! Should get rid of it asap. Security guard at pool entrance arrived too late after 11am? I know that people snuck in and were not guests of Sheraton next to us, loud -rather upsetting to have non guests enjoy and take up needed pool space.
March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Madge24 Impeccable Service
The staff went above & beyond to take care of their guests. It was a wonderful experience to stay there. The rooms were very comfortable & clean! We had a great time & very relaxing too!
April 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by W5109 Mixed Feelings
Our first room was located next to the elevator,which when in use was quite noisy. Generally the folks that work their we're very nice,but the front desk supervisor Jerry Walters was exceptional. When we mentioned the problem with our room location he immediately handled the problem in a very professional way. Thank you Mr Walters!
April 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Canadiantraveller904 Very nice
We stayed there as part of a small group "test driving" the hotel for a larger conference to happen in 2016. Overall I was very impressed with the location. This hotel has been there for some time and has recently remodeled. The beach is amazing - very clean and one of the nicest I have ever seen.
The staff are VERY attentive and were quite accommodating and friendly. The hotel is spotless - always cleaning. The food in the restaruants was very good - much better than many other hotels of this size and market size. The bar staff was professional. We need a shuttle van to take 12 people to a hockey game and one of the managers hooked us up with a great deal from a local company.
Everything went quite well. I would only have one negative, and it is not a big deal, but due to being an older hotel layout and then being upgraded recently, the bathrooms in the rooms are fairly small by todays standards, and the sink is out in the room, which for me is not preferred.
The pool/hot tub area outside is excellent - had drinks out there one day and prices were reasonable, and my wife tried the hot tub and like it.
I would definitely recommend this hotel for personal business, groups, and for families.
April 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FamFun 29Mar14
Stayed one night with family at end of week stay down the beach in a condo and prior to heading home. Despite bad weather family enjoyed hotel immensely. Room was a bit smaller than led to believe & felt a bit cramped. Family enjoyed the stay. Staff very pleasant & helpful. Would probably stay again because we really liked everything but the relatively small rooms might give me some pause.
March 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by vdb52 Wonderful hotel, and service. I would highly recommend it.
I loved this hotel. It has been newly renovated since the last time I was there. The rooms, and even the hallways, were super clean. I loved the beds...so comfortable. The restaurants, (4) in hotel, served excellent food, but it would have been nice to be able to choose a little more reasonably priced option. It got a little costly to eat there for every meal, esp. since there was only one other restaurant within walking distance of the hotel and that pricey too. Without a car, options were limited. We did have the option to take the trolley into Clearwater. Pool and beach were awesome. Nice to be close to Clearwater Beach and all it offers, but yet far enough away from all the "spring break" action.
March 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beth213 Great stay
We had a all around great stay. Staff was friendly and efficient. Room clean and comfortable and enjoyed the amenities despite the weather. Nice health club too.
March 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by sarah243 need to verify ammenities before you go
Not really what I was expecting. We thought "resort" would include more room ammenities - we had to wait 2 nights for a beat-up mini fridge (we ran to walmart and had to purchase coolers). Our "bay/gulf view" was of an absolutely disgusting roof top that was so noisy with the awesome sound of airconditioners running, we couldn't hear each other speak on the balcony. I definitely should've done more research on the quality of the room. Also, the only free wifi was in the lobby - I didn't realize I'd have to pay for it in my room.
March 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Samtony2 "AWESOME HOTEL"
This is our third year at the Sheraton for Spring break and we will be back for our 4th. The staff in guest services met all of our needs. The cleaning staff were excellent and made sure the room was immaculate when we returned. I cannot say enough about this hotel. The gentlemen that take care of the pool are friendly and fun to chat with. The restaurants at the hotel are the best. You can have casual dining, outside by the pool dining, or a more upscale meal at Rusty's inside the hotel. Every year we are down for spring break which is my daughter's birthday. They give her a beach bag filled with goodies and a cake with candles so that we can celebrate while we are there. All the shops and fun places to go are within walking distance and of course there is the Trolley Car. The hotel is on the beach and it is a great walk to the beach to relax in one of their Cabana's by the ocean. 10 star hotel in my book!!!!!
March 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maria2014 This hotel was a very nice and relaxing place to spend out 2014 Spring Break
I was very happy with the Sheraton Sand Key. The staff was so friendly I felt like family. It was a great place to just relax and enjoy the beach of Clearwater. It was far enough away from the center of ClearWater main attraction and that was a big positive for us. I would definitely stay here again.
March 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by onkelvester Nice place of the family
Overall, we had a great experience at the resort. There were plenty of positives and a few negatives. Here is the list:
Clean & Comfortable Room
Nice Pool area with grill & bar
Friendly & prompt service
Tennis courts, volleyball & several other activities
Far walk to the ocean
Daily charge for in-room internet
In-Room fire alarm keep going off when taking showers
Too few choices at breakfast buffet
March 28, 2014