We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort

5841 Gulf Of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with getaroom to make your booking as easy as possible.
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I loved being on the beach and ocean but very disappointed with the room. There was a small frig and microwave but no sink other than the bathroom! And this kitchen was really in the bedroom. Spend the extra money and get a 1 or 2 bedroom. You will be more comfortable. Harry's down the street is good for coffee,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nancy K
Stillwater, MN
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our room was clean, but thought it odd to enter through the bedroom. When the sliding glass door was open, you could hear the ocean. It wasn't to busy when we were there, so the evenings were quiet to read. The bed was fairly comfortable, and staff polite. We had a little problem with the bill, but it was resolved... More 

Helpful?
Thank Aurora50
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This second floor unit overlooks the beach but entry into the unit is through a bedroom...rather odd. Beds are comfortable but bathrooms quite small. The pool is nice which was good on the windy day we were here. It's ok for a few days. I wouldn't want to stay longer tho.

Helpful?
Thank teddi b
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a garden room which whilst quiet was incredibly dark as it was dominated completely by a beautiful orchid tree. The lanai made it even darker. The kitchen was well equipped. However definitely the best thing about the place was the easy access to the beach, free loungers and umbrellas. The rest of the building is tired but... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chryssie52
Morgantown, West Virginia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This was our first time staying at Silver Sands for a week. The resort is very well-managed. The rooms were absolutely spotless and remained that way , each day we had a personal housekeeper. There were no limitations on towels or toilet paper as was in Clearwater-1 roll of toilet paper per day in a suite for 6 people and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Our25th
Kidderminster, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
74 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This is a lovely location just on the beach, with a lovely swimming pool, the apartment was a one bedroom apartment which looked quite tired...the bed was a large bed which was well passed it not comfortable at all, and the sofa in the lounge was the same, it needed renewing, the staff were very helpful, its such a shame... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ElaineG973
RVAFlorida, Manager at Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort, responded to this review

We want to thank this guest for their constructive comments on their recent stay at Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort on Longboat Key. A member of our management team is in the process of putting together recommendations on upgrades to the unit in question to present to the private owner for consideration. We hope this guest will reconsider staying with... More 

Valrico, Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

If you are going to stay at this resort, you are best to stay in one of the suites, and not one of the hotel rooms. Hotel rooms are outdated with noisy window air conditioners, furniture and TV. The best part is the pool area and being right on the beach.

Helpful?
1 Thank Wonmot
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I'm giving this resort 3 stars only because of the limited crampy parking and living/dining room space. It sits pleasantly wright off of the beach and the resort seems to attract some really pleasant visitor's from other states. Our particular 2 bedroom was well equipped and very clean. I'd stay at this resort again with less people.

Helpful?
Thank Alwaysaladiee
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We love this resort. The rooms are clean,comfortable,well equipped and perfectly placed for the beach. The pool is clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. This was our third stay and hopefully not our last.

Helpful?
3 Thank Joan H
Orlando, FL
Level Contributor
110 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Resort is located in residential area in Long Boat Key south of more touristy and crowded Anna Maria island. Check in was ok, lady was helpful and gave me a tour of property. Parking is no problem, I recommend the area close to office. Reserved the studio apartment which was what I needed. Room was very clean, bathroom too. Bring... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Axl
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

63 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (44)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (19)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
3:33
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (14)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (19)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Longboat Key
8.9 mi away
Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach
1.6 mi away
Sand Cay Beach Resort
Sand Cay Beach Resort
#3 of 5 in Longboat Key
4.5 of 5 stars 222 reviews
9.8 mi away
Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.4 mi away
Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort
Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort
#4 of 12 in Bradenton Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 317 reviews
7.6 mi away
Resort at Longboat Key Club
Resort at Longboat Key Club
#1 of 5 in Longboat Key
4.5 of 5 stars 1,040 reviews
3.4 mi away
The Beach on Longboat Key
The Beach on Longboat Key
#13 of 20 in Longboat Key
4.0 of 5 stars 60 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay