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5 Best Family Hotels in Clearwater Beach, FL with kids

Welcome to sunny Clearwater Beach Florida, where the sand is white and family vacationers are happy as clams

So you are planning a trip to Clearwater Beach with kids and need help finding the right hotel? Well high-five, because you landed in the right place!

This article will help you choose the perfect kid-friendly hotel in Clearwater Beach for your family, whether it’s a desire for:

  • bunk beds
  • connecting rooms
  • a Gulf view
  • a family pool area
  • on-site restaurants
  • kids’ club, etc.

Whatever you need, our list likely has you covered!

Hot tip: Clearwater Beach, Florida is known for its soft white sand, clear shallow water and playful local dolphins. Sounds like paradise right? Well, it is – along with fun beach activities, shopping areas and a ton places to catch nightly live music. It’s no wonder that Clearwater earned the title of No.1 best beach in the United States by TripAdvisor (3 years in a row!).

Ok, so we begin this article with a set of answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). I recommend you start here if you are just beginning your research on Clearwater Beach hotels for families.

As an alternative, you can jump straight ahead to our list of Clearwater Beach’s Best Family Hotels. It’s your choice.

Sandpearl Family Resort in Clearwater
Sandpearl Resort Clearwater Beach
Opal sands Clearwater beachfront dining
Opal Sands
Hilton Clearwater Family Resort
Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Clearwater Beach hotels have family suites?

The best Clearwater hotels with family suites on our list are the Edge Hotel, the Opal Sands Resort, the Sandpearl Resort and out top overall choice, the Hyatt Regency Clearwater.

Which Clearwater Beach hotels are beachfront?

The Opal Sands, Sandpearl, Hilton and Hyatt Regency are all beach front Clearwater Beach hotels.

Which Clearwater Beach family hotels have complimentary breakfast?

The best kid-friendly hotel in Clearwater Beach with complimentary breakfast is the Edge Hotel.

Do any Clearwater Beach resorts have a kids’ club?

Yes, the Hyatt Regency and the Sandpearl both have a kids’ club.

Top Family Hotels in Clearwater Beach

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Best family hotels in Clearwater Beach

Hyatt Regency Clearwater

4-star hotel | 301 South Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL, 33767

Hyatt Regency Clearwater
Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Clearwater

Editor’s Pick: Best all-around choice

Key features

They have a fun kids’ club
Cool rooftop pool and kid’s pool
Great beachfront location
2 on-site restaurants plus convenient market
There’s a daily resort fee and parking fee
Awesome pool, but can get crowded
Room inside Hyatt regency clearwater

Here’s why you will love it

The Hyatt Regency Clearwater has a great location for families traveling to Clearwater, Florida. The hotel has simple access to the beach, a couple of nice on-site restaurants, and a cool rooftop pool with kid’s pool and other activities to enjoy. The rooms are spacious enough to sleep a large family pretty comfortably.

When you aren’t enjoying a nice meal at SHOR, the hotel’s signature restaurant, you can easily walk over to the many restaurants at Pier 60. Did I tell you this hotel has a great location!? At the hotel the kids will love the kids’ club, Camp Hyatt that features daily activities, crafts, board games, shell combing and more. Overall it is a great pick for a family vacation to Clearwater Beach.

Edge Hotel

3-star hotel | 505 South Gulfview Blvd,Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Edge Hotel Clearwater Florida
Photo courtesy of Edge Hotel

Top Budget Friendly Choice

Key features

Save money with complimentary breakfast
Excellent rooftop bar and restaurant (with 18 ft fire pit)!
They offer family suites with bunk beds
Spacious rooms with beautiful Gulf views
Not exactly beach “front”, short walk to the beach
Daily resort fee and limited parking
Inside Edge Hotel rooms in Clearwater

Here’s why you will love it

If you are looking for spacious rooms, great views of the Gulf and complimentary breakfast with a rotating menu, then the Edge Hotel in Clearwater is a good pick for families. Kids will love the bunk beds in the Family Suite that sleeps 8 while perhaps spotting dolphins playing in the gulf from their room! By comparison to the other top Clearwater resorts for families on this list, Edge Hotel presents a great value where you get a lot of bang for your buck.

For awesome family fun, hangout at the two front rooftop pools. One is a Gulf front infinity pool which really adds to the experience. A short walk to the beach, the hotel offers Fun Rides Rentals to maximize your fun in the sun. Then have a fun lunch or sunset dinner at Jimmy’s rooftop bar and restaurant and enjoy yummy food, great drinks and an 18 foot fire pit.

Sandpearl Resort Clearwater Beach

4-star hotel | 500 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Sandpearl Resort Clearwater
Photo courtesy of Sandpearl Resort Clearwater Beach

Key features

Beachfront firepit lit nightly for guests
Live entertainment at Tate Island Grill
Special pool activities and kids’ club
They have the only 4-start restaurant in Clearwater
A luxury hotel, so not exactly budget-friendly
Daily resort and parking fees
Room inside Sandpearl Family resort Clearwater Florida

Here’s why you will love it

Sandpearl is in the Opal family of hotels and that means they take great pride in bringing luxury to family travel to Clearwater Beach. Families can enjoy spacious guest rooms and suites that sleep up to 8 while enjoying gorgeous beach views. It is also home to Clearwater’s only four-star/four-diamond restaurant, the elegant beachfront dining of Caretta on the Gulf. However, for those looking for more casual fare, there is also Tate Island Grill where they have fun cocktails and live entertainment. Yes please!

Kids are going to love Camp Ridley, the fun-filled kid’s club which includes nature walks, scavenger hunts as well as arts & crafts. In addition to Camp Ridley, the Sandpearl also offers complimentary pool toys, dive in movies and mermaid tales out by the lush and tropical zero-entry pool. Then end the day gathered around the Sandpearl’s nightly beach-front fire pit.

Opal Sands

4-star hotel | 430 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Opal Sands Clearwater FL
Photo Courtesy of Opal Sands

Key features

Fantastic Gulf views and great beachfront location
Complimentary bike rentals
Listen to live music at the Sandbar
Italian food restaurant on-site with pizza-making classes for kids
non-private beach can get crowded
Daily resort fee and parking fee
Inside rooms at Opal Sands Clearwater Beach

Here’s why you will love it

Taking in the gorgeous Gulf is all a part of the experience when taking a family vacation to Clearwater, Florida. At the Opal Sands Resort you will not lack ocean views. Located right on the beach, people love that the rooms have some of the very best Gulf views. With several suite options for sleeping families as big as 6, you are in for a really great family trip to Clearwater. Plus, every floor has a refreshment nook stocked with complimentary fruit, beverages and cookies!

Families will love the tropical Gulf front zero-entry pool. The pool is only 3-feet deep which is safe for young kids. The Sandbar, located on the beach, is a cool tiki bar that is great for lunch or dinner and cocktails. They also have live music, which makes it the perfect place to enjoy a sunset with the family. Kids will also love the Event Lawn for playing life-sized games or partaking in a pizza-making class at Sea-Guini. For exploring the area, the Opal Sands also offers complimentary bike rentals. That’s a nice touch!

Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa

4-star hotel | 400 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Hilton Clearwater kid-friendly hotel
Photo courtesy of Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa

Key features

Gulf-front pool with lovely views
Lots of activities for kids (scavenger hunts, playground, crafts, etc)
Big variety of on-site restaurants
Great location close to Pier 60 dining & entertainment
Beach rental fees (cabanas, umbrellas, etc)
Smaller rooms (double beds standard)
Hotel rooms in Clearwater Hilton

Here’s why you will love it

What families love most about the Hilton Clearwater Beach is the proximity to the pier. You will not need a car, because if the resort doesn’t have what you need, you can easily walk to Pier 60 for more activities and restaurants. However, there is plenty to do at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort itself.

The resort has a two Gulf-front pools, one is an infinity pool and the other is a zero-entry walk- in pool. The resort is beach front, so you have all the excitement of a beach day with hotel beach amenities available. There are a few kid’s activities like sports, games and crafts to take to take home. Finally, there are several on-site restaurants like the Spotted Donkey Cantina, Tommy’s Tiki and Carambola. There is also a fun 360 degree pool bar to stay “refreshed” while the kids splash around!

That’s a Wrap!

Well there you have it! I hope our list has helped you make a decision on where to stay in Clearwater Beach with kids. No matter which one of these family hotels you book for your next Clearwater family vacation, you are all but guaranteed to have a great time!

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I am a busy mama with 3 delicious babies and a serious itch for travel and writing (when I am not bartending, that is)! After graduating from Cal State San Marcos with a B.A. in Communications, I decided to start a family and pursue a career in freelance writing. I created HotMamaTravel as an outlet to do what I love while sharing useful travel tips and inspiration with others. Our mission is to show parents how to master travel with kids, while keeping your Saturday-night selves. We call it "Family travel...with a twist".

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