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Sandpiper Inn

2.0 of 5 5451 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ballston Spa, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Staying at the Sandpiper Inn takes you away from the cookie cutter places of the chain hotels. And it avoids the large condo settings, too. There are only 11 rooms and each one is a bit different in furnishings. There is a full kitchen in each and comfortable beds and couches as well as TV and wifi. Outside your room... More 

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17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We've been coming to the Sandpiper since 1998-99, and it gets better every year - if that's possible. The owners are wonderful and we consider them special friends. The individual units are even nicer than last year. New mattresses, new fixtures/sink in the bathrooms, flatscreen TV in the bedroom (in addition to the existing TV in the living/dining area), plus... More 

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scarborough england
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

What can I say, wonderful location,clean comfortable accommodation. the owners live on site and were very friendly and helpful. All beach chairs and parasols etc provided. We will definitely be staying here again in the future.

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Carmel, Indiana
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

But I guess it's fair since we found it on tripadvisor. Our one bedroom with full kitchen was just perfect, and you can't beat the private beach right outside the door. We would go back in a heartbeat. Way more atmosphere than a high-rise for lots less $$.

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

Thank you very much for your stay. We are happy you enjoyed our piece of paridise directly on the gulf. We like you always check Trip Advisor for advice prior to a stay. We hope you will come back soon. Sunny Regards, Life is always better at the Beach Christine Gorman Cullison More 

Orlando, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It's funny that this small in surrounded by large resorts and developments. But this inn is the definition of charming. It is very peaceful with 10 or 12 apartments. The couple that runs the inn were very friendly and made sure that we needed everything for our stay. The units were older, but recently renovated with newer A/C units and... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

First stayed here three years ago for four nights and couldn't wait to come back for an entire week. Units have been upgraded since then, and we loved the recliner sofa! The a/c was SO quiet and efficient, too. The laid back setting and friendly people who stay there are the best! It's like turning back the clock to the... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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 September 5, 2014

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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3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
40 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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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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Also Known As:
Sandpiper Hotel Longboat Key
Sandpiper Motel Longboat Key

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