JW Marriott Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa

Waterfront elegance on Clearwater’s South Shore

There’s no shortage of accommodations lining the shores of Clearwater Beach, but when it comes to luxury stays, JW Marriott Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa is in a class all its own.

The long-awaited resort opened its doors in 2023, debuting a chic, waterfront retreat this beachy enclave had been missing. Tucked on the quiet south end of Clearwater Beach, the hotel boasts an air of hushed elegance thanks to less foot traffic and a secluded stretch of hidden sand.

Three swanky dining venues, a rooftop pool and a serene spa complete the upscale beach club vibe, while contemporary decor gives a stylish nod to the nearby shoreline. But the pièce de résistance is the private balconies accompanying each of the beachfront property’s 192 rooms that allow you to soak up sea breezes whenever you choose.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Interior design is a highlight of JW Marriott Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, especially for those tired of seashell lamps and wicker furniture dotting pastel-pink hotel rooms. Nods to the sea come in the form of bespoke artworks and a subtle turquoise palette accompanied by sleek, modern furnishings.
  • An intimate four-room spa provides a quiet retreat from the bustle of Clearwater Beach while keeping you connected to your surroundings with a menu of serene, sea-inspired therapies. Indulge in a detoxifying seaweed aroma bath and massage or treat your skin to an Organic Ocean Essence body wrap.
  • Starting at a generous 420 square feet, chic and simple accommodations provide plenty of space to unwind. Private balconies in every room are a bonus for those looking to enjoy sea breezes without getting sand in their shoes.
  • JW Marriott Clearwater Beach’s rooftop pool feels more like a private beach club than a hotel swimming hole thanks to plenty of canopied day beds, a swanky poolside eatery and panoramic ocean views. Plan to spend at least a few hours soaking up the sun from this polished patio.
  • Come for the secluded stretch of white sand shaded by swaying palms at the luxury hotel. Plenty of loungers shaded by retro-inspired blue-and-white-striped umbrellas provide ample seating.

The Restaurants

  • Savor blackened grouper tacos and a variety of burgers with your toes in the sand (or on the terrace) at Eskape Beach Bar & Grille.
  • Signature dining venue Latitude 28 adopts a moody-chic vibe and a mouthwatering menu of coastal fare. After the sun dips below the sea, dine on dishes like pan-seared grouper or whole branzino.
  • By day, Latitude 28 serves as a stylish spot for breakfast. Enjoy light fare such as a tropical fruit-topped chia seed pudding or go for indulgent brunch offerings like Florida lobster Benedict with a side of blueberry pancakes.
  • Sip on sundowners while noshing on elevated light bites at The Deep End rooftop lounge. The energetic poolside spot specializes in Japanese/Latin influences featuring Florida seafood (see: a succulent seafood tower with house-made dipping sauces).

24-hour room service
Fitness classes
Kids Club
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
691 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater, Florida 33767
TPA (40 min-1 hr 10 min)   PIE (26 min-1 hr)   SRQ (1 hr 10 min-2 hr 10 min)  
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