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Sandpiper Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   5451 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
ajansenscr Chicago, Illinois
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens and beach setups were very nice. The rooms were remodeled nicely. However room 103 smelled very strongly of mildew. There were no other rooms available. I am allergic to mold. We would have left if we had not prepaid.

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Christine C, Owner at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay, we are sorry you did not totally enjoy your experience at Sandpiper Inn Longboat Key. Room 103 is a favorite of many of our long-term guests who come every March, and have booked already for March 2015! This is the first mention of a "mildew" odor since we completed the major renovations. Perhaps the damp... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My wife and I got married at Sandpiper, 4 yrs ago December. We had a small private ceremony at sunset on the beach. Its was an experience I'll never forget. The owners and office staff were wonderful, allowing us the opportunity for our marriage. We stayed in room 201, right on the beach. When my wife walked from the room... More

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Cape Cod
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

After seeing previous reviews, we anticipated an outdated facility that would be just barely acceptable. At first glance, that seemed to be the case, but we quickly realized there were many, positive changes over the past few years. The heating/air conditioning is exceptionally efficient and quiet, the kitchen appliances are new, the TVs are new, the beach lounges provided are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

We were staying in Orlando and our son suggested we visit Longboat Key. We made a reservation here for an overnight stay. The entrance exudes the old Florida feeling and the room was extremely clean and well appointed. The units, each with their own patio, were picturesque. The short stroll to the ocean offered lush landscaping with flowers and a... More

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Christine C, Owner at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay at the Sandpiper Inn Longboat Key. Harold & I truly appreciate your kind comments about the restoration/preservation of this wonderful "Old Florida" property directly on the Gulf of Mexico. The Sandpiper Inn does give discounts the longer you stay with us. The nightly rate for staying 28+ days is 19% less than the single nightly... More

Cannes
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133 reviews 133 reviews
26 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Sandpiper is a nice quiet restful place. a stones throw from the beach. Owners were away when we were here for first part of visit, the innkeepers who were there could not have been kinder. Very comfortable and easy for beach. The split air units are new and are a bit confusing and hard to regulate for comfort, but we... More

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Punta Gorda FL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights during Christmas week. The positives were a fully equipped kitchen, Very quiet high tech air condinioning units. quiet location, miles of beach to walk on, good beach loungers with pads, lovely landscaping, and a great restaurant ( Lazy Lobster ) within walking distance. The negatives were a bathroom that needed serious updating as there was... More

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Christine C, Owner at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay, we are sorry you did not totally enjoy your experience at Sandpiper Inn Longboat Key. Previous Trip Advisor posts from both new and our vast Global returning guests have wonderful comments about our "Significant Improvements" to this "1960's Old Florida", non smoking, pet & family friendly motel, directly on the Gulf of Mexico, which we... More

Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Excellent location steps from the beach, a little bit of old Florida. Private bungalows are clean, cozy and provide everything one needs. Staff was friendly and attentive. I hope to make staying at the Sandpiper an annual trip.

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Lisbon
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Stayed 4 nights mid November. It was a good option for what we needed. Some previous reviews call Sandpiper Inn 'old Florida'. I would call it high 'kitch' in terms of decor. However the rooms and kitchenette are spotlessly clean and well appointed with all you need, especially if you want to prepare your own simple meals. Thankfully, on this... More

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Christine C, Owner at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words about Harold & I and how we have greatly enhanced the décor of the Sandpiper Inn Longboat Key. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and our vast improvements to this marvelous "OLD FLORIDA" pet & family friendly, garden property, directly on the Gulf of Mexico. We have renovated 10 of the 11 rooms... More

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Stayed here for four nights and wish it had been longer. Location was perfect, on the beach with enough loungers for everyone. Rooms lovely and clean, well appointed and beds were comfortable. If you need to change your towels/sheets you just put them in a basket that is supplied and leave the basket on a bench near the washing machines... More

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Merry Hill
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We Love the Sandpiper Inn, the location and proprietor of the sandpiper are just wonderful...we look forward to our yearly trip here!!! Grounds are well kept and the beaches are beautiful...just like the title say's it is a Piece of Paradise...

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Additional Information about Sandpiper Inn

Also Known As:
Sandpiper Hotel
Sandpiper Hotel Longboat Key
Sandpiper Motel Longboat Key
Address: 5451 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Longboat Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Sandpiper Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Large Studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments all fully furnished with outside patios, all ground level, overlooking lush landscaping and/or our beach, fully equipped kitchens. Private beach furnished with loungers, tables, secluded and unspoiled with fantastic views. Restaurants within walking distance, shopping, theatre, arts, tennis courts, golf, biking all close by. Small dogs allowed. Previously known as Riviera Beach Resort. ... more   less 
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