• Beachfront Balcony View
  • Beach Chairs at Winter's Beach Club

Celebrate the Sea at Our Clearwater Beach Hotel

Welcome to our newly reimagined oasis in Clearwater Beach, Florida — America’s No. 1 Beach. Inspired by Winter the Dolphin, star of the famed Dolphin Tale movies, our hotel is both family-friendly and eco-friendly. Meet rescued marine animals through our alliance with Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter and her friends. Relax in nautical surroundings featuring a fun, ocean-inspired theme inside, while a stunning pool and pristine beach await you outdoos.

We are the first CMA-certified hotel with measures to protect marine life including sea turtle safe lighting, the elimination of single-use plastics, and special window treatments to reduce energy use while minimizing the harmful effects of sun glare off of the Gulf of Mexico. With our vision to protect marine life and the environment, we are also ocean-friendly through our partnership with local non-profit, Ocean Allies.

Winter’s Story

Winter, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, was two months old when she was found entangled in a crab trap line near Cape Canaveral, Florida. She was transported to Clearwater Marine Aquarium and treated for her injuries. Although her tail couldn’t be saved, she now sports a prosthetic tail, swimming and eating fish on her own. Despite overwhelming odds for survival, Winter has recovered completely. Her story is the inspiration for the wildly popular Dolphin Tale movies and for our hotel, which proudly bears her name.