If you like sun, sand, great ocean views and the best steaks I have ever had than Marriott Suites at Clearwater Sand Key is the place to stay. Comfortable 2 room suite with a balcony over looking Tampa Bay across the street from the Gulf with beautiful white sand beaches. Their signature steaks and sauce are the absolute best I have ever had.
The Marriott Suites Clearwater Sand Key is not located on the beach, it's on the intracoastal. Sand Key County Park where the beach is located is a hike across a busy 2 lane highway (699) to get to the entrance of the Park. That's 200 yards. From the entrance to the beach itself is a very long walk and even further to the bath house - if you need a bio-break or get refreshments. The pedestrian path is separate from the roadway with trees serving as a buffer.
If travelling by car, it's not an issue because there is ample parking available and the hotel features complimentary parking on-site.
When in this area, I highly recommend lunch or dinner at Frenchy's Grill at Mandalay and Rockaway. Frenchy's has 3 locations in the area, but that one is the best. It's on the beach, next door to the municipal parking. For pics, see Postcards from Florida's Suncoast