We arrived at the Sheraton Sand Key on Sunday and got checked in quickly. We had two connecting rooms on an SPG floor. We had requested both a crib and a refrigerator prior to arrival. Neither was in the room but both arrived shortly after we did.
The room itself is serviceable. The soft goods (beds and pillows) are in the best shape of anything in the room, and pretty decent. I’d say better than most Sheraton properties I stay at. The desk chair is pretty weak. Not a great place to do work.
The bathroom is fairly typical for an older Sheraton, and not one I prefer. The toilet and bathtub are contained in a small room separate from the sink. The door clears the toilet by a few inches, but there’s some negotiating to get into the bathroom and close the door without falling in the tub. The water temperature in the showers varies widely. We saw this over the course of a few days and in different rooms. It could be due to full occupancy during spring break, but we were showering at off-peak times, so it’s likely an issue that occurs on a consistent basis.
The hotel overall is a bit worn. They overcome some deficiencies with good customer service, but the property can only be considered average IMO. It’s a category 4 in Starwood’s Preferred Guest program, which costs 10,000 points a night. Considering the Diplomat in Hollywood, FL is a category 5, I’d just as soon spend the extra 2K points a night there.
We’re still at the hotel, so things may change in the next couple of updates. Stay tuned for one on the activities of the resort and another on the food & beverage.