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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 2 weeks ago
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Louisville
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
27 helpful votes 27 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
41 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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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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