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Sandpiper Inn

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5451 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Sandpiper Inn has limited one- and two - bedroom apartments with kitchens, and opens directly onto the beach. Each unit has a small terrace area, and entire place has lovely gardens, sitting areas and water features. Very well-maintained and free-form, in the sense that one feels very private throughout the property. Kitchen utensils are impeccably clean and complete, which... More 

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angouleme, france
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

almost reluctant to write a review as want to keep this wonderful place our little secret, but we are also Inn keepers in France & really felt that the owners of this little oasis of peace & tranquility have got it so right, we felt so at home & are hoping to return for a longer visit in 2017. The... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 31 nights at the Sandpiper Inn, Jan.1, 2016 until Feb. 1st, 2016. It is beautifully kept and there are lots of great birds Egret, Blue Heron and even an American Eagle which we got a picture of. It is right on the ocean. There is a pool and the most beautiful walk made of brick. The one... More 

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Clinton Township, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recently there for 4 nights. Last minute travel so we were lucky they had an opening! I was pleasantly surprised when we drove up and walked down the garden path to the beach. Having an ocean pavilion and beach chairs on the ocean was a nice touch. Room was clean and fresh. Harold (Innkeeper) was friendly, informative and... More 

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Estero
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We recently spent 4 days in this charming spot. It is clean, well-appointed, comfortable and within walking distance of shops, restaurants and a beautiful park. And, the beach (complete with chairs and umbrellas) is just steps away. We especially appreciated the fact that the entire property is non-smoking....fresh air everywhere! The bed is extremely comfortable and both rooms have great... More 

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Louisville
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We just - reluctantly - departed the Sandpiper Inn in Longboat Key after a heavenly two-plus week stay. We stayed in a different unit than we had in the past and loved it even more than before! There are new interior doors and the bathroom and walk in closet have been completely remodeled. The bathroom now has a walk-in shower... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We booked this place based on the reviews and so glad we did. It was the best anniversary we've had in our 13 years. Quiet, peaceful, clean, beautiful property on the Gulf. We thoroughly enjoyed the private beach and walks. Don't miss this inn!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After having flown in from Arizona to find that the airline had delayed my luggage an hour, I ran into a 10 mile traffic jam on I-75. I felt I couldn't wait to cozy up with the nice views of my "go to" childhood vacation spot. The place I normally come to had closed 15 minutes prior to my arrival... More 

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

Thank you for your stay. Harold & I are glad you enjoyed our wonderful "Old Florida" property directly on the beach! It is great you found your new go to place after travel challenges! Let me assure you that the Sandpiper Inn LBK will be around for a very long time, as I absolutely love this paradise! We will continue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Spent 4 days at the inn with 2 other families. The inn provided a great setting to relax and enjoy some family time. The rooms were recently renovated and comfortable. The 3 rooms we occupied (103,104 and 105)were very clean and well kept. The rms had a king bed in the rm, a queen sleeper sofa and full kitchen. The... More 

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

Thank you for your stay. We are glad you had a relaxing time at the Sandpiper Inn and our awesome beach. Normally the Gulf is quite calm with "tiny" waves, however whenever there is a storm, (like last week) the Gulf surf does act like The Atlantic Ocean. Sunny Regards Christine Gorman Cullison, Sandpiper Inn Life is Always Better @... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

OK, to be honest I'm more of a Marriott type of traveler. This very small motel was a big disappointment to me. However, my husband enjoyed the charm of the small building built many years ago. The room was definitely very clean and somewhat updated including nice tile floors, an updated bathroom that was lovely, and a comfortable bed. It... More 

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

We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay at the Sandpiper Inn LBK, a totally renovated "old Florida" 11 unit one & two bedroom efficiencies, directly on the Gulf of Mexico. I do not understand how our beautiful garden setting on the beach was not what you "expected"?You booked your stay two months ago directly on our site, which... More 

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