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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 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
travelingal2006 Olney, Maryland
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Olney, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I needed a place to stay after meeting a friend for lunch in Bradendon, FL, and decided I wanted a place right on the beach. So I drove and happened upon this wonderful privately-owned little inn. The private beach on the Gulf of Mexico is lovely and comfy loungers provided along with beach towels. A small little pool for an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for our 5th anniversary. (Having already had 2 kids we needed a RELAXING weekend) This was the perfect place for us. We've done the fancy resorts, the go-go-go places, & wanted something more laid back. The rooms aren't new- but they are clean. Everything is well kept & neat. If you're the type that has to have... More

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Jacksonville, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Locally run hotel right on the beach in Longboat Key was comfortable and clean. The room space was sufficient for three of us, and was very clean when we arrived. They were very accommodating to our request for an early check in. While it is not a new or luxury hotel, it was right on the beach and satisfied our... More

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

Thank you for your stay on our wonderful "Old Florida" property directly on the beach in Longboat Key Florida. This guest is correct, as I have mentioned numerous times, the Sandpiper Inn is not a high end luxury hotel. If you need that type of facility, there are many hotels in the Sarasota area that have maid/turndown service, restaurants etc?... More

Ocala,Florida, U.s.
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95 reviews 95 reviews
34 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We recently returned from a 4 night , 30th anniversary stay at The Sandpiper Inn. Our unit was recently renovated---the bed, the kitchen cabinets, the flooring, all appeared new, and was very comfortable and clean . The a/c unit was exceptionally quiet, and kept the rooms really cool. The beach was about 200 feet from our room, and there were... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I were looking for another quick getaway location close to home in Tampa and his work in Sarasota where we can escape once and awhile!! The Sandpiper Inn on Longboat Key was just the thing!! The room are beautifully appointed with everything one could need for a short or long stay. The beach is gorgeous and QUIET!!... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We just returned from a three night stay at the Sandpiper Inn on Longboat Key. This was a wonderful location walking distance to three different restaurants. Only about 10 or so rooms here so it is very quiet and right on a beautiful beach. We would definitely stay here again. Reasonably priced for the area, understand that Longboat Key is... More

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Brandon, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed 2 nights here to celebrate our 20th anniversary. W stayed in room 201 facing the ocean and loved it. Everything about the place made you feel at home. We also loved the fact that there was no smoking anywhere in the rooms or on the hotel grounds. If you're looking for a quiet, peaceful,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Love this place. Right on the beach. Lush landscaping. Yes it has a very small pool....but we came for the beach. Nice & clean. We rented a 1 bedroom and it was perfect. Will bring the kids next time. Close to restaurants too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Loved our stay here. There was plenty of hot water in the shower. I was mistaken previously when I reviewed there was no hot water. The management was so pleasant. Very knowledgeable to be of service to attending to our needs. Thanks so much.

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

Thank you for your stay. Harold & I are glad you got to relax at our awesome beach property in Longboat Key. We will continue the renovations to the rooms in September ( the less busy season) by adding flat screen HD TVs with Direct TV in the bedrooms. Hopefully we can also finish the restoration of the lobby so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We got here early and enjoyed the georgous quiet Beach. The grounds were so beautifully landscaped. Loved the tiny pool. Its just enough and very clean. Parking lot a bit tiny but they told us ahead of time. The room was so quaint and just perfect enough for the amount of time we stayed. Loved the loungers with the cushions... More

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Address: 5451 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Sandpiper Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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