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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Howey in the Hills, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort, Room 250 which directly faces the Gulf of Mexico. Everything they advertise about this reesort is true. No disappointments at all. The room was one of the cleanest rooms I have stayed in. It had everything you would need to enjoy your stay. The property is tropical and beautiful.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

We've stayed at a few places on Longboat Key for some alone time, weekend getaways. Unit 246 at the Silver Sands has been our favorite so far. Very comfortable condo, home away from home. Modern appliances and TVs, and the central A/C was far better than a wall unit. Literally steps from the Gulf.

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Oviedo, FL
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My family of 3 stayed at the Silver Sands Labor Day weekend. While other beaches nearby were packed with people, we enjoyed a great secluded and private beach. The water and sand were just perfect. The pool was very well maintained. We had beach towels, umbrellas and lounge chairs. The room was very clean with all cooking appliances in perfect... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort had the worst bed I ever slept in and... cost me $172 a night. Now a week later I am still laid up with a bad back from that joint after two Dr visits. Front desk didnt seem all that concerned. Not cool. Fridge had rust on the bottom outside. A/C noisy wall unit and... More

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

A member of our Management Team reached out to this guest upon departure to offer our apologies on their dissatisfied stay. We've also taken measures to coordinate with the owner a replacement on the bed. As always, our guests' feedback is very important and we thank this guest for their feedback. More

Brandon, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I lost my cross there and have been trying to reach a person for a week. It has a lot of christian valve to me and I cannot get anyone to answer. Old interior chairs and bed. Tube TV and doesnt work. there are owned by slum loads and nobody cares , just rent and get the money.

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

Upon departure, a member of our Management Team reached out to this guest to offer our sincere apologies for the lack of communication. We were relieved to hear the missing necklace was in fact found within their suitcase, and we've taken appropriate measures to ensure future guests do not experience the same. More

Bethesda, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Customer service is NOT a priority at this property. Check in and Check out seem to produce extreme anxiety in the reception staff person. . We tried to get our key or at least check in at 3:40 but we were told that such requests just could not be processed and there were about one hundred reasons for that and... More

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

We were disappointed to hear of this guests experience at Silver Sands on Longboat Key. We are happy to accommodate adjusted check-out and check-in times if the unit is available. Unfortunately, we often have back-to-back bookings and therefore must prepare the room accordingly in order to provide exemplary service to all of our guests. A member of our Management Team... More

Sunnyside, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed at Silver Sands for a week. Note that the place doesn't compromise check-in or check-out time (take note just in case). Maybe in the summer time they're busy although we don't think so. Many people come here even in the summer because it's a beautiful place. The beach is quiet, mostly for families. The beach is calm most... More

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

Thank you for your kind remarks and description - we love the shelling aspect too! We are happy to accommodate adjusted check-out and check-in times if your unit is available. Unfortunately summer is our busiest time of year at Silver Sands so we often have back-to-back bookings and therefore must prepare the room accordingly. However please let us know if... More

Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were very happy when we checked in. Our unit was clean and had everything we needed and more. The location on the beach was perfect. Pool area and common grounds were well maintained. The response time for service was outstanding. I noticed a tear in the screen and I was startled by a small snake. I mentioned it to... More

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Lakeland
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here last year and had a great time, but this year had several issues. We arrived at 3:15 and were told we could not check in. And the woman was very rude. Hard to believe with an 11 am check out that the room would not be ready by then. Our DVD player did not work and the... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The bed, as others have noted, was hard and squeaky. The a/c units are in each room and are a little noisy, as well. I found it hard to get a comfortable setting for the a/c at night. The grounds are nice and the room was nicely decorated. Please, people, get new beds for your guests.

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

We were disappointed to hear of this guests dissatisfaction. We've passed on their suggestions to the appropriate parties. More

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Additional Information about Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort

Address: 5841 Gulf Of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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