I recently stayed at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach for the Share Your Influence Blog Retreat, and would have loved just one more day to lounge around this fabulous property! My entire stay felt indulgent, from the valet service upon arrival to my own private balcony, to the poolside bar service and the luxurious spa treatments!
The hotel is bright and modern with a distinctly beachy vibe that starts in the lobby and carries throughout. The cool blues (navy in the restaurant, teal in the lobby, and teal umbrellas poolside) add to the ocean feel.
Thanks to the walls of windows throughout, you can see the Gulf of Mexico from practically anywhere in the hotel. The resort was able to capture the seaside design aesthetic in an ultra-contemporary way…no seashell décor here!
All of the rooms at Wyndham Grand have balconies with at least partial water views. They all come with sofa beds and dining areas, so even though I was on my own, there would have been more than enough room for my whole family! If you happen to be traveling with kids, they’ve also got rooms with bunk beds.
The Pallavi Spa onsite is exceptional! It’s 5,700 square-feet of pure serenity. The space is modern and beautiful with six treatment rooms and even a couple’s suite complete with couple’s spa tub! There are full-service locker rooms with steam rooms and experience shows. Treat yourself to a treatment like the Thousand Flower Detox Wrap or keep it simple with the Rose Garden Manicure. It would make a great space for a bachelorette party, bridal or baby shower.
In case you’re the type that doesn’t like to miss a workout while away from home, the hotel also has a 24/7 fitness facility with state-of-the-art cardio equipment and weights. With wall-to-wall beach views, you might forget just how long you’ve been riding that stationary bike!
There are four ways to grab a bite to eat while staying on the property (though there’s so much within walking distance, should you choose to venture out). Ocean Hai is Clearwater’s only Asian fusion restaurant. Expect fresh seafood, sushi, and sashimi in an elegant setting.
eSKPades is the lobby bar that serves Starbucks and quick bites until 2:00 p.m. daily and cocktails and appetizers until 11:00 p.m. We stopped in and had an Aperol Spritz and had awesome service (by the same bartender that waited on us last year!).
Dock’s Poolside Bar & Grill serves up traditional favorites and regional specialties.
I had to indulge in a poolside daiquiri and the biggest plate of pork nachos I had ever seen!
And then of course, you can always order room service to enjoy that fantastic balcony of yours while you can!
Clearwater Beach was recently named America’s Best Beach by TripAdvisor and it’s easy to see why. The white sands and crystal-clear waters are postcard-worthy. What better way to enjoy it all than with a stay at an equally beautiful hotel, like Wyndham Grand?
While this property is not located on the sand, you are mere steps away. And, in fact, I think I prefer it this way. You’re able to see the beautiful Gulf from across the street, and there are plenty of crosswalks and streetlights to make it easy to access Clearwater Beach and Pier 60. You can walk to many different bars and restaurants, and I loved the vibrant nightlife of Clearwater Beach. Live music is in almost every bar up and down the strip, and there is plenty to eat, see, and do!
To encourage families to enjoy their vacations, Wyndham Grand is creating special VIP areas with perks. Want access? Put away your cell phone! Quality time is more important than checking in on social media. Can you go phone-free? Through November 12th, there will be optional phone-free zones for guests who want to go unplugged. Access special perks, amenities, and prizes. You could win 75,000 Wyndham Rewards Points (enough for a 5-night vacation!).* It’s all part of a collaboration with Yondr (which makes phone-free spaces using a unique locking phone case).
Phone-Free Zones are available from October 1, 2018 through November 12, 2018 at the following Wyndham Grand hotels offering the Reconnected Family Experience: Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla.; Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort in Clearwater, Fla.; Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront in Chicago, Ill.; The Mills House, a Wyndham Grand Hotel in Charleston, S.C.; and Hotel Galvez & Spa, a Wyndham Grand Hotel in Galveston, Texas.
* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Sweeps begins 10.1.18 & ends 11.12.18. Open to U.S. residents, 21+, who participate in the Phone-Free Zones at participating hotels. Subject to complete official rules, available onsite near the Yondr phone case locking & unlocking stations at participating hotel pools and restaurants, and at wyndhamgrand.com/phonefree. Void where prohibited.
I can’t get enough of these sunrise views on the beach. It was peaceful and so beautiful. If you need a beachside getaway, look into Clearwater, Florida. I grew up here, and there are few destinations that can compare.