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“Great location, beautiful beach, friendly too!” 5 of 5 stars
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3005 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great location, beautiful beach, friendly too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Gulf Tides at Longboat Key is situated close to the famous St. Armand's Circle for shopping and restaurants, Sarasota for the urban element. There is so much to do! Also, head further down the keys for more great restaurants, more beaches and more beautiful scenery. Fishing, golf, boat rentals, theater, or just a cruise to see the beautiful homes and shops, stop in for a cocktail at lots of great bars. We return as often as we can, and Gulf Tides is always a quiet, clean and friendly place for our temporary home.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Midland, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Perfect Location, right on the beach. You can spend the whole day on your own "private" beach - very secluded. Tons of seashells around, bring a bag. Clean room, murphy beds are surprisingly comfy. Staff is very helpful with all questions/directions/suggestions. Turn left or right out of the complex and there's tons of great things to do and see. Room had everything we needed - coffee pot, washer/dryer, all utensils, dish washer, nice furniture, very very quiet. Flat screen tv. Beach chairs available all the time for free. You can go out to the beach from your room & enjoy a cup of coffee with your toes in the sand - can't do that at many places. This place is great for a week at the beach - can't wait to go back. They even give you beach towels.

Room Tip: Book as early as you can - we waited and luckily got the LAST room they had available - you won'...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, Alabama
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Longboat Key is the perfect location for a beautiful and relaxing Florida vacation. And we could not be happier with the resort we chose, Gulf Tides. The quiet, pristine beach is right outside our door, while inside we enjoy all the comforts of home. The staff at Gulf Tides truly go above-and-beyond the norm, to provide great service and a wonderful vacation. We can't wait to go back to this little slice of heaven on the beach in Longboat Key!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Our family had a great time at Gulf Tides. The weather was nice and the property was perfect for our family. The beach was on the other side of the road but hardly an issue to cross over. Our children had the beach to themselves a few days and loved the water. The staff was very helpful with anything that we needed.

Room Tip: Fitness Center is about 5 miles from property. Grocery store was being remodeled nearby but many to...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dover, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Stayed for one week through II exchange. Good location, clean & excellent friendly service.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

We stayed in a two bedroom condo across the street from the beach. The studios and 2 penthouse 2 bedroom condos are on the beach. Our condo was nice and clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. The kitchen was well stocked with nice tableware and pots/pans for cooking. They also had gas grills for use and we grilled the redfish we caught for dinner one night. It was so easy to walk to the beach and it was very calm and peaceful. Hardly anyone was there the first week of December. I loved walking the beach and they have lots of shells. We also walked the morning after it rained and saw more shells, crab claws, horseshoe crabs. The resort has plenty of beach lounge chairs on the beach for your use. The resort also has a pool but we did not use it. They had a continental breakfast one morning that we attended and hot dogs at lunch one day - we went to the beach instead. We went fishing with Abbotts and caught lots of fish. Many redfish (but you rules only allow you to keep one each), a large Pompano, lady fish, trout, grunts, and sheepshead. It was lots of fun and Greg Abbott knew right where the fish were. We toured the Mote Marine Aquarium which was also good and would be fun for the kids as well. We also toured the Ringling Circus Museum, Art Museum and Home which is took the better part of a day. There are many things to do and beaches in this area and Gulf Tides was a great home base. Even if you just like the beach, you will like this place.

Room Tip: The condos are the beach have a fabulous beach view and are ON the beach. The others are just accros...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

Quiet location on a beautiful beach. This area of longboat has very few people on the beach, so if you wish go be away from hand gliding, jet skis, water sports in general this is the place to simply set back and relax.

Room Tip: Best rooms are those on the beach side of the resort, don't have to cross highway.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Gulf Tides of Longboat Key

Address: 3005 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Longboat Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemporary, luxurious studios, one bedroom and two bedroom condominiums border the Gulf of Mexico. Each condo has a fully equipped kitchen, cable television, linens, central heat and air, private phones and free laundry facilities either in your condo or in your building. Tennis court, pool, bicycles. ... more   less 
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