Clearwater Beach, FL
- $$$

The striking Opal Sands is a shiny contemporary beacon curving along the coastline on Clearwater Beach’s bustling boardwalk. Expect sleek clean lines, top mod-cons, custom art pieces and huge aquatic paintings, along with dramatic vistas of the Gulf of Mexico.

The hotel is fronted by an impressive zero-entry outdoor pool and sun deck with tropical vibes. (The zero-entry not only adds an exceptionally Insta-worthy design feature, but is of course extra practical when travelling with small kids.) It’s a great place for daytime chilling and vibe catching. And like any premium hotel worth its salt, Opal Sands also offers a lux spa menu.