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"This is a great place, but be ready for the bands/music to play until 3am except for Sunday when it stops at midnight, so if you are on the gulf side ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 18 Apr 2018

Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront resort near Clearwater Municipal Marina

On the beach

With a stay at this Clearwater Beach resort, you'll be steps from Captain Blighs Landing and within a 15-minute walk of Pier 60 Park. Clearwater Municipal Marina and Sand Key Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Nightclub, outdoor pool

A nightclub, 2 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this smoke-free resort. Enjoy a day at the beach kayaking, or relax with beach umbrellas. Enjoy a meal in one of the 2 coffee shops/cafés and free perks like valet parking and an area shuttle.

Free Internet, LED TVs

Featuring conveniences like sitting areas and refrigerators, the 140 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as LED TVs with cable channels. Furnished balconies or patios, microwaves, and room service are also available.

Luxury Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$177 per night

Standard Single Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Island View)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room (Selected at check in)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Shephards Beach Resort ratings based on 35 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Shephards Beach Resort

Everyone (16) Family (2)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 6, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 6, 2019 by Nick

Thank you for your review and for choosing our resort. We are hope we see you again soon.

4 out of 5
We liked the location and the staff was very friendly. We did NOT like the loud blaring music that lasted until 2 a.m. every morning. I had a headache the entire time there. They do not have to blast the music for ALL of Clearwater to hear. I also think that because we booked with Travelocity they put you on the side where the loud music is, and they won't change your room.

Posted by , from PA on Mar 4, 2019

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Mar 6, 2019 by Nick

Hi Frank, Thank you for choosing our hotel and for your review. I am very pleased that my staff was accommodating and I do apologize for the music being a issue. The next time your travels bring you to Clearwater Beach give us an opportunity to correct that issue and stay in one of our Island View Rooms which is on the opposite side of the beach which you will not hear the music.

2 out of 5

Try another!

Loudest air conditioner ever experienced....bass line from nightclub traveled up to third floor...housekeeping did not visit room after first night of three-night stay... ridiculously pretentious...

Posted by , from alexandria, va on May 10, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 14, 2018 by Luis

We're sorry you were unhappy with your experience. However, we appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback. If guests encounter anything off during their stay, we encourage guests to contact the front desk so that we may assist and address the concern immediately. For future stays, we recommend an Island View room for an experience away from the music. Although we provide many wonderful amenities, we're not quite a full service resort and provided limited periodic cleaning. We hope this does not deter you from returning and enjoying a true Shephard's experience the second time around.

4 out of 5
This is a great place, but be ready for the bands/music to play until 3am except for Sunday when it stops at midnight, so if you are on the gulf side you will be up!! They do tell you that going in though, but it is quite loud! Other than that, beautiful place, nice beach, good place to people watch! Definitely a "party" atmosphere, so if that's what you are looking for, that is what you get here!

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018

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Apr 21, 2018 by Luis

Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. We're glad you were able to enjoy the ambience. Nothing screams relaxing and exciting more than lively music, amazing sceneries, and a beautiful crowd to match. We look forward to hearing from you again!

3 out of 5

Just ok

This wasn’t what I had expected. The pool area was quite nice. The beach was nice. Staff was pleasant. The room was just ok. I had hoped for something nicer. The elevator was broken. So only 1 operational. You had to use valet parking service. So it was a bit more inconvenient if you wanted to go back to your room for a quick stop. All in all ok.

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 16, 2018 by Luis

Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate you voicing your concerns. Rest assured, we are address all issues brought to our attention as diligently and efficiently as possible. Aside from the inconvenience, we're ecstatic to hear you've enjoyed your stay. Nothing beats a getaway/vacation on the beach with friends or family. We hope to provide you with the full evolved Shephards experience in the future. Thanks for staying with us.

4 out of 5

Beautiful hotel

It was beautiful. If you buy through expedia, don't expect to get anything other than the standard room. Also, we had to pay resort fee's, since we booked online. $20 per person. Parking isn't exactly free, it's valet only. Chairs and umbrellas were gorgeous on the beach, for a price. The rooms are beautiful and very minimalistic with a great shower!

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 24, 2018 by Luis

We're sorry to hear you weren't fully satisfied with your stay. However, we appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback. Although we understand the inconvenience this may pose, we ensure that all information regarding our resort and any additional fees are available to guests prior to booking. The resort fee is $20 per day for those staying less than 6 nights. Regarding your room, we always ensure guests receive the room type booked. There is a room selected at check-in option that many guests book. By selecting this option, you're agreeing to allow the resort to provide whatever room type is available the day of arrival. We would recommend booking a specific room type to ensure you're getting exactly what you're looking for. We hope we were able to clear up any misinterpretation. Thank you again for staying with us!

5 out of 5


I was very nervous at first. Never booked with Travelocity before and never heard for this resort. I was so happy with my decision. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was great, clean (all I care about) and good size. The resort was nice. The pool and beach area was perfect. Everything is within walking distance. We will definitely be back.

Posted by , from Boston on Feb 10, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 10, 2018 by Luis

Hey Meagan, It could be scary taking a leap of faith when choosing a vacation destination. We're thankful you chose us. We're even more ecstatic about being able to provide you an amazing experience. We'd love to have you back. Thank you for your feedback and thank you for staying with us!

2 out of 5

Horrible stay

Pros: Friendly Staff and very clean hotel.
The hotel itself was nice. The problem was the live band that played from 8-2am every night. It literally vibrated off the walls of the room. We complained to management and were told "Well this is a music venue hotel" They also stated that I signed saying I was aware of this. I did not. I should have asked to see a copy of what I "signed" but was so stressed out that i did not bother. We were 2 floors away from the music.

Posted by , from Michigan on Jul 23, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 17, 2017 by CHRIS

We’re sorry you were unhappy - we’ll work hard to fix the issue you experienced. Thanks for letting us know. If you wish to elaborate more on your experiences do not hesitate to contact our property. We hope to see you again as our staff strives to exceed each and every guest’s level of expectation.

2 out of 5

Good dinner buffet

Pros: Nothing worth going back for.
Dinner buffet was very good sunday brunch was just ok and a little over priced, The wait staff for dinner was excellent the brunch staff needed a lot of improvement. Booked a room with a pool view and was set off to the side over looking a flat roof and the side of the stage for the night club (musics was loud all night).

Posted by , from marcy,ny on Feb 6, 2017

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Property Features

Shephards Beach Resort offers its guests an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. There are 2 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 4 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. A nightclub, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Shephards Beach Resort. Free valet parking is available. This 3.5-star Clearwater Beach resort is smoke free.

  • 140 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 4 bars or lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Built in 2014
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Deli
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free valet parking


  • Airport: Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.) (33.9 km / 21 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking

Room Amenities

Shephards Beach Resort offers 140 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. 40-inch LED televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Clearwater Beach resort provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Sitting area
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM.

Ocean Flame - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


Shephard's Beach Resort features live entertainment daily on the Tiki Deck. The resort's two-story nightclub, The Wave, has varying hours of operation. The resort throws big, Vegas-style beach parties with DJs every Sunday during spring and summer.

Nearby Activities

Shephards Beach Resort features a white-sand beach, with beach chairs, towels and umbrellas available for rent and jet skiing, kayaking, and parasailing offered on site (surcharges). Bicycles and mopeds are also available to hire onsite.

Nearby golf courses include the Clearwater Country Club and the Belleview Biltmore Golf Course, both within five miles of this Clearwater Beach resort.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Parasailing on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per day.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 20.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Spa access
  • Spa tub access
  • Beach access
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Valet parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 14.95 for adults and USD 7.95 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Shephards
  • Shephards Beach
  • Shephards Beach Resort
  • Shephards Resort
  • Shephards Beach Resort Clearwater Beach
  • Shephards Beach Clearwater Beach
  • Shephards Clearwater

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.