Watch my video overview and review of the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach Florida. The good and the not so good….
I wrote a review of the hotel as well. This said:
If you have young children and are looking for a good value hotel with pool and beach then the Sheraton in Clearwater is worth considering. Alternatively good for conferences. If you are looking for a restful time lying by the pool then stay clear. It has kids at the pool playing noisily from early morning into early evening. They clearly love the pool here but not great if you don’t enjoy that noise or want to be able to enjoy the pool. It is less full of kids and families on the beach, possibly as it is (as other reviewers have noted) couple of hundred metres walk to the shore – and umbrellas and chairs cost around $25 to hire.
Many of the rooms have interconnecting doors to cater for families so also check on that if you want to avoid noise. There are also large conferences here in the week and this does mean there is lots of room around the public areas, pool and beach during the day. I had a room on the 3rd floor overlooking the pool and the noise of kids playing was heard in the room so if looking for really quiet then recommend asking for room on the other side – which also had nice views across the river. The rooms feel dated and not especially up market but fine for a resort – although the beds are the really soft and comfortable Sheraton beds with great pillows. Bathroom is small and the basin outside in the room. I found the hotel ok but as a traveller without kids it was a bit too noisy and kid focused for my taste around the pool and outside.
I stayed here while on a Titan Travel “Best of Florida” escorted tour. For more on the tour visit http://bit.ly/TitanFlorida
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