Fronting the stunning waters of the Gulf of Mexico and 10 acres of private, white-sand beach, Sheraton Sand Key Resort offers an upscale oasis ideal for families, beach and spa-lovers and couples seeking a romantic escape or to tie the knot in paradise. Amidst the beautiful island of Sand Key, the Mediterranean-style Sheraton Sand Key Resort appeals to guests of all ages with spacious guestrooms and suites; outstanding restaurant and bar options; pampering spa services; state-of-the-art fitness facilities; family-friendly activities and romantic destination wedding services that ensure your happily ever after moments are completely unforgettable. A trolley service fronting the resort transports guests to all the shops, dining and entertainment of Clearwater, while Sheraton Sand Key Resort’s tradition of excellent service and personalized touches provide the perfect setting for a fun-filled, sun-filled escape.


Clearwater - Beach
Saint Petersburg/Clearwater, FL, USA St Petersburg : 14 miles
Tampa, FL, USA - Tampa International (TPA) : 23 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1975
Last Renovation: 2006
Accessible rooms: 8
Floors: 9
Total rooms: 390


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The hotel is a smoke free environment. Please see hotel description for details.
Advisory The minimum age requirement for check-in purposes is 21 years old. This policy remains in effect year-round.
Advisory The 5th person in the room must have a rollaway. This is payable to the hotel directly. In the Standard-King category, the 3rd person must have a rollaway. *Rollaway must be requested at time of booking
Advisory Hotel provides rollaway beds at a cost of $10 plus tax per day.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information:
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 4Maximum child age: 17
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 3470 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Superb staff at a lovely facility

    Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater is one of the best locations on a beach that goes for miles. The staff are friendly, helpful, and efficient - reception, dining, housekeeping. Restaurants and food service are good. Rooms are clean, bright, and well-maintained. It's a winner in every way, for a short or long visit. Particular thanks to Maikel Ibrahim at Reception; April and Connie (?), servers; and Lujliana (? spelling) in Housekeeping.

    Jan 31, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing views and walks on the beach

    We stayed at the Sheraton Sand Key for a week in January 2024. POSITIVES: Friendly, helpful staff all over from Lauren at the front desk to Sarah at the bar to the pool staff to all of the housekeeping and maintenance staff-Wow!; (Sarah makes a great after dinner Mudslide drink.) Great view of the ocean from our room on the 7th floor; Awesome pool and beach area-easy to find an open lounge chair and the beach area was not busy and so beautiful. We walked the beach every day and there were so many shells!; We loved the location which was away from the busy Clearwater Beach but a quick 5 minute ride on the Jolley Trolley took us to Clearwater Beach and the many restaurants. The Jolley Trolley was free by showing your Sheraton room key card. (The Uber ride from the Tampa Airport was quick and only $43.) THINGS WE WOULD HAVE LIKED: Bathroom was pretty tiny but the newly remodeled room was nice.; The breakfast buffet was the same every day and for $20 we thought it could have been better.; They could use a coffee shop that makes lattes—I did walk over to the Marriott for a vanilla latte. A few more souvenirs in the little gift shop would have been nice. Overall, it was a nice place for a vacation and we certainly lucked out on the weather the week we were there.

    Jan 30, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Don’t stay here for “special occasions”

    This resort and beach was a place of great joy to me… so special that my boyfriend (now fiancé) chose this resort to stay at for our surprise “engagement” weekend. He emailed the GM about his plans to help to make it amazing and to my shock (I learned about this after our trip) nothing was done to celebrate this occasion and the property was under construction at the time. Thrilled to be engaged but so disappointed with the service I used to love here.

    Jan 11, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Experience...despite construction

    After reading the negative reviews due to construction, I was somewhat concerned about my choice; however, I was not disappointed in this hotel. Room was clean, location was EXCELLENT! Concerns: Doors close very loudly. Luckily, I was a parent of one of the 300 UW Marching Band students staying at the hotel and I understood the times and movement associated with the noise. How might the hotel quiet those doors so they don't slam? Mine slammed too! Location near beach is great. I know some have complained about the walk, but you are in Florida! Walking along the beach shouldn't be much different than walking to it! I liked the distance and natural environment. The beach was beautiful. I also appreciated the short drive to gas, dining, and other sites closer to Pier 60. Using my hotel card, I could have taken the trolley to this area. While I didn't, I thought it was a great amenity! Construction resumed on Tuesday after the New Year, but I really didn't notice it. As I left by 9:30.

    Jan 07, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beach time

    The newly renovated rooms were very nice. We’ve been staying here for many years and is due for an upgrade and they’re doing a fabulous job. There was a little bit of noise with the ongoing construction, but it really didn’t bother us. The beach is great. the pool is nice fire pits great the outdoor bar is nicereasons we come back every year. Very relaxing day.

    Dec 31, 2023
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