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Sandpiper Inn

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5451 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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  • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2005

My family & friends have been staying at the Riviera for 10 years, because of it's charm, beautiful garden, family atmosphere & VERY FRIENDLY managers. The new managers (March 2005) have ruined ALL of this. The ambiance is gone....as is our business. I recommend The Little Gull, The Arbours, or The Wicker Inn - all close by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2004

After reading someones, faceless , nameless review of the "Riviera Beach Resort " and how they claim to have been decieved by the owners, I am astounded at how low rent some people can be. If you wanna know what a great place the Riviera is for a wedding just see the September 16th issue of the, "Longboat Key Observer",the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2004

My daughter thought that she had found the perfect paradise for her wedding and reception - but little did we know that these people can not be trusted by their word. I would not recommend this place to anyone after what we have gone through. Even to stay at this "resort", I would require a contract with everything spelled out.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2004

We visited the Riviera Beach Resort in Aug. 2004. We choose this place based on the glowing reviews it received on Trip Advisor. Yes, I agree that the landscaping was beautiful and John and Jenny were extremely nice. The beach was wonderful, just steps from our door. And the rates were very good. We had a fine vacation. But there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2004

I have been coming to Riviera Beach Resort since I was an infant, now I bring my children back every year. I love the privacy of the small, family owned resort, along with the lushish tropical plantings. I have searched other places in Long Boat Key, and this by far is the most wonderful. The Riviera Beach Resort is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2004

We are Florida natives and crave for the old Florida feel. Riveria Beach Resort is exactly what we were looking for. Jen and John are such gracious hosts. The gardens are a true paradise. The beach is beautiful and the local restaurants are fantastic. We've recommended this place to all our true Florida natives. Those who took our advice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2004

We have been coming to Riviera Beach Resort for over 20 years. Obviously we like the place. The landscaping brings us, the new owners, John & Jenny, are the best. The whole Key, the gulf. It is, for us, fantastic. We leave our cold Canada and enjoy for 2 months. For us it is simply the best. Highly recommend it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2004

We have been going to the Riviera for six years and every year its get better. John and Jenny are perfect hosts that make your stay all the better. We truly consider the Riviera our home away from home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2004

Our friends steered us to exactly the place I was looking for but didn't believe still existed--a slice of "old Florida" charm nestled in between condos, mansions and sometime overly landscaped properties elsewhere on the key. The Riviera Beach Resort had luscious vegetation with overflowing bouganvilia (sp?), gardenias, palms and resident wildlife to boot (chameleons, snails, heron) to delight our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2004

From the moment we pulled into the parking lot we feel in love with all the flowers and lush green landscaping. Jenny and John love English roses. We had a wonderful vacation It was Mothers Day while we were there and Jenny and John got us all together for a cookout everyone made a dish .It was like family we... More 

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