Ratings based on 1,890 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel

Posted Apr 22, 2018
Nice hotel , location good , friendly staff . Clean rooms . Overall good experience
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 20, 2018
Very nice hotel - pool was fantastic. We really didn’t use beach except for our walks. Bed was very comfortable. We got upgraded from parking lot view to poolside/beach. Only minus is that the hotel is on other side of the bridge but nice and quiet. There’s a free trolley that’s brings you to the main stream of Clearwater with shops and other beaches and hotels. So I guess it just depends on if you want to stay closer to the action or in a more quiet area. Overall our stay was very pleasant and I would recommend.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very nice staff and hotel. Shame about the noise

Posted Apr 17, 2018
The hotel is very nice and spacious. The staff are very friendly, specially the lady who checked us in. She was very friendly to us and our children and couldn’t do enough for us. The only negatives are the noise we had in the room coming from machines right outside our window and the high prices for basic things like bottled water, coffee, etc
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

was just fine

Posted Apr 16, 2018
beach was far from the hotel, pool too small and crowded
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 16, 2018 by darla, Hotel Management
I noticed that there were several missed opportunities. Please accept our apology for not meeting all your expectations during your stay. Yes our island beach is a bit of a distance from the hotel, it can give you much privacy from the outside world. We do have a complementary 6 person shuttle to get to you back and forth to the shore when needed. Yes, the pool does get pretty full during Spring Break it is a big family time although there are many tranquil months when the pool is sufficient size for the amount of guest using it. I do hope there were some memorable moments made on this beautiful island.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Michigan

Great hotel right on nice beach

Posted Apr 14, 2018
Great hotel with nice amenities right in the beach. On the trolly line to Clearwater Beach so can easily go shopping/eating there wile enjoying beautiful quiet beach area at hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 16, 2018 by darla, Hotel Management
.Thank you! It is always encouraging to see the positive feedback, particularly when it comes from those who matter the most – you! .
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Minnesota

Nice private beach

Posted Apr 11, 2018
Hotel staff were extremely friendly. Very nice private beach area, pool and hot tub. Enjoyed the bonfire in the evening. Free trolley rides to pier60 were okay but trolley only did return rides every hour. Shops at pier 60 were nothing special but glad we rented a car and drove 30 mins to the mall when it rained one day. Would definitely come back here again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 16, 2018 by darla, Hotel Management
I am delight that your experience was as anticipated and you enjoyed not only some fun in the sun along with some relaxation therapy mixed in with a bit of exploration and associates who truly care. Thank you and Hurry back!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Spring Break Stay

Posted Apr 2, 2018
Pros: The hotel was clean and the staff was friendly except for the busy time at the bar/restaurant - than the service was less than ideal.
Cons: The quality of cots, the service for busy nights and a later time for the fire pit and food for late arrivals. Pool is small and lots of kids.
Location: It's a good location and a more private beach area. We did enjoy the private beach and volleyball court and hammocks & the fitness center was nice.
We actually enjoyed our hotel and what it offered. We booked through expedia for 5 people and it up-charged for the 5th person when we added her. The hotel than charged us an additional $10/day for a cot for her to sleep on. This was very disappointing and the cot was not comfortable at all. The springs were felt through it and we asked for an extra pad or comforter to make it a better sleep but it didn't really work to cover the feel of the springs.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Kansas

Fantastic Family Oriented Stay

Posted Mar 24, 2018
My wife, daughter, son, and I stayed in the hotel. The pool was great and private beach was a huge bonus for us. Not a lot of congested beach goers to deal with. Great staff to answer any questions and a great beach view. The location was perfect for us and not too far from anything. Restaurants served great food just a little pricey. Very satisfied with this stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 9, 2018 by darla, Hotel Management
Thank you, reviews such as this are very rewarding to all ...
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 24, 2018
Nice people. Pretty place. Could use some updates. Bathroom small.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 16, 2018 by darla, Hotel Management
Providing the highest level of hospitality is our number one priority and we sincerely apologize for falling short of meeting those expectations. We strive to maintain the highest standards, not only in service, but also with regards to maintaining the overall look and feel of the hotel. We do realize that the bathroom areas are definitely in need of a total renovation and that is scheduled for the very near future. I do hope that your positive interaction with our associate and the beauty and tranquility of the Island of Sand Key will bring you back for another visit.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from London, ON

Great relaxation spot for family.

Posted Mar 21, 2018
Pros: Beach access. Great pool area. Clean, well appointed rooms. On site restaurant options. Free parking. Free trolley to Pier 60 area.
Cons: Honestly, I can't think of a thing.
Location: Lots to do. The hotel itself has many beach activities and sports gear to sign out and use. Clearwater marine aquarium is close. Pier 60.
We had a great first stay at Sand Key. We liked how it was away from the busy stretch of clearwater beach. It felt like it had it's own private beach, away from the "Spring Breakers". The food at Rusty's was fantastic, and quite affordable. The rooms were spacious and clean. The grounds were immaculate. There is strong evidence that the owners and staff take pride in this gem of a property. With a doubt we will be back!
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 16, 2018 by darla, Hotel Management
I absolutely loved reading your positive comments concerning your recent experience here on the beautiful and tranquil Island of Sand Key and you are correct the owner and management truly care ... they tank you for your comment. It was great hearing that your entire experience was just what a beach get-away should be sunshine and FUN! It is our goal to effectively meet the expectations of our guests and provide excellent customer service and we sincerely look forward to that next visit.