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Sun 'n Sea

4651 Gulf Of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Sun 'n Sea
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Palm Bay, Florida
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17 hotel reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

First of all I want to say this place is not for everyone. It is nothing fancy, no pool or a lot of the other amenities people want. It is a comfortable place where you can relax, enjoy life and feel safe. This was our ninth year staying at Sun 'n Sea. We can't wait to go back each year.... More 

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Sanford, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We have been staying at Sun'n Sea since 1994 and have never been disappointed. Every unit we have stayed in has been well maintained and very clean. If you are looking for a great location that is peaceful and quiet this is the place to stay. The present management is always friendly and making sure you have everything needed during... More 

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New York City, New York, USA
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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Eighteen members of our family (ages 2-80) rented several cottages at Sun 'n Sea for a family gathering. It was perfect! The cottages are comfortable but not fancy; the kitchens have everything you need, grocery stores are close by and best of all, you're right on the beach. There are restaurants within a 10-15 minutes drive, and Sarasota is about... More 

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Sparta, New Jersey
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11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

We spent a week in a one bedroom cottage at Sun and Sea. You cannot beat the location or the setting. It is located mid island and situated right on the beach. It is peaceful, and the cottages are a good distance apart. The managers are friendly and helpful with tips for dining etc. The cottages are clean and contain... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I was five years old in 1961, and have many kodak slides of a Florida trip with my parents. We did stay in Longboat Key. I have pictures of blue cottages right on the beach. The beach pictures look very private, we seem to be the only people around. Naturally, coming from Indiana in February, it was summer for us.... More 

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Gettysburg
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21 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

I am a homesick native Floridian who looks forward to my annual week at Sun 'n' Sea. The friendly managers greet me by name like a long, lost friend; the 'cabins' are spotless, comfortable and equip my every need; and the location...oh my...the sparkling Gulf, white sand and spectacular sunsets toasted each night with your fellow travelers... In a state... More 

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

I am so surprised to see a negative review of this facility. My family has been staying here for the past 24 years. Each year we have added another weekend, another week or another holiday. We are thrilled to come back and see others who, like us, return again and again. We have watched each others families grow and multiply.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Our family routinely stays at this property every year and have have nothing but good things to say about it until today. Needed to rearrange our family reservations (change reservation names) and our room was given AWAY. We are canceling our family reservation and will NEVER return. DO NOT COME HERE!!!! Worst service I have ever had.

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Austin, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
18 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We stayed in Cottage number two...right on the beach. Can't beat the location. Step out from the screened porch and you're on the sand! Great spot for families. Kids can play on the beach and you can watch from the porch, or vice versa. Longboat Key itself was nice if you're looking for a quiet spot on a really nice... More 

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Michigan
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18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

We stayed at Sun 'n Sea 3 nights in February. Reminded me of when I was a kid staying with my folks. We stayed in a "motel-efficiency" unit, because the cottages were all booked. As others have said, it was nothing fancy, but we had a little kitchenette, and every unit even in the motel has it's own screened in... More 

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