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Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort

2.0 of 5 Condominium   |   5841 Gulf Of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This is a lovely property directly on the beautiful white beaches of Longboat Key. The grounds were perfectly manicured, pool was crystal, the staff was outstanding! Our room was very nicely decorated, there was a mini fridge, coffee pot, blender, toaster, microwave...very convenient. The only thing was that the bed was incredibly hard and squeaked so loudly with every small... More

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RVAFlorida, Manager at Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort, responded to this review

We were disappointing to hear this guests complaint with the accommodations. Their constructive comments have been provided to the appropriate departments for consideration and a member of our Management Team has reached out to them personally. More

Lecanto, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We were treated very well at the office at check-in. We had arrived in town a few hours early, and fortunately our room was indeed ready, so we were able to get our things out of the car. We hit a local spot for a nice lunch and then went for a walk on the beach. Nice and private beach... More

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Byram, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Spent a week. Nice pool, nice room. No ice machine. The room we rented had a very old basic TV. I know, "your at the beach" but one cannot stay out all day in the sun and at night it is nice to settle in and have some down time. For the price of the room, a flat screen would... More

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RVAFlorida, Manager at Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and suggestions. We've forwarded them to the appropriate party; and were happy to hear your stay was enjoyable. More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We recently held our large family vacation at Silver Sands. Approximately 30 of us attended. As always, we enjoyed our stay. This is the fifth year we have stayed at this location. The rooms were clean and well maintained. The staff was friendly, hard-working, and polite. We enjoyed the pool, the tropical gardens, and the beautiful beachfront location. We will... More

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My little brother booked this hotel for one night a few weeks ago. I was a little nervous about this place because it was my husband and I, and him and his girlfriend. We booked a room and got an email that the room was one king bed and two single beds. Kind of a bummer. After arriving at the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We traveled - the four of us as a family + a friend - to Silver Sands and had a very good time there. Beaches are obviously gorgeous, and the place was nice. We thought that the service could hve been a bit better - they were pretty stressed out with everyone, but it eventfully did not harm the overall... More

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Derwood, Maryland
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Silver Sands is a nice resort located on the beach. The pool is nice and the beach, well, it's Longboat Key! The people aspect of the trip could have been better. After a sleepless first night due to getting in late and having a room close to the main road, I asked to be moved for my remaining two nights.... More

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RVAFlorida, Manager at Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort, responded to this review

RVA and our affiliated properties pride ourselves on our customer service and putting our customers and their needs first, so to hear that this guest was not satisfied with that portion of their stay was disappointing. A member of our Management Team has reached out to offer this guest the appropriate apology. More

Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

My husband and I had planned on visiting this resort for a romantic getaway from the kids. Unfortunatley my father, who would be responsible for watching our 3 children, needed emergency surgery. I called three days before the trip to cancel (or reschedule), but was told we would still forfeit our $190 deposit because we hadn't given 2 weeks notice.... More

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RVAFlorida, Manager at Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort, responded to this review

While we understand this guest's circumstances, RVA and it's affiliated properties offer a cancellation policy that is typical within the travel industry. We also offer elective travel insurance with each booking to cover situations such as these. We encourage all guests to consider the possibility of unforeseen circumstances surrounding their travels when deciding to elect or decline travel insurance -... More

Batavia, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The location couldn't be better for a family with children. The pool and beach are "right there". it was clean and our room was adequate but nothing special. The bathrooms could use some updating and the kitchenware was minimal for families who cook while on vacation. Our king size mattress was THE WORST mattress ever and my back is still... More

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RVAFlorida, Manager at Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your suggestions, we've passed them along to the owner for consideration. More

Long Island, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The Silver Sands is a pleasant and reasonably priced, but "bare bones" motel with few amenities. There is no restaurant on the premises, no gym, no shops, no safe in the room. There is a miniature golf course and a pool and a lovely beachfront where I enjoyed watching the spectacular sunsets! My room was adequate, but small and not... More

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Additional Information about Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort

Also Known As:
Silver Sands Gulf Beach Hotel
Silver Sands Gulf Beach Hotel Longboat Key
Address: 5841 Gulf Of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 20 Specialty lodging in Longboat Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Let your senses be your guide at Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort on Longboat Key. From the moment you arrive at this Gulf front condominium complex, you will be in sensory overload. The aroma of tropical flora and warm salty air surround you on Longboat Key - this bouquet of scents will have you returning to this beautiful destination again and again. Are you in need of some relaxation? Why not take a walk along our private beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. We have the most beautiful sunsets to offer here on Florida's Southwest coast - we invite you to relax in a complimentary lounge chair at the beach as the sun sets in her many array of colors.Our on-site amenities are plentiful and include a heated, Gulf front swimming pool, putting green and shuffleboard courts, private beach access, BBQ area, and on-site office. Choose from our various unit styles that include: hotel rooms, one- and two-bedroom units with an assortment of views to choose from including garden, pool/Gulf front and Gulf front views. All units come equipped with a full-size kitchen or kitchenette, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and daily maid service. We invite you to book your Silver Sands vacation and create memories that will last a lifetime. ... more   less 
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