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“even better than website pics!” 5 of 5 stars
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2721 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228   |  
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new york
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“even better than website pics!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

So pleasantly surprised, our unit,504 was even nicer than the photos online. We can't say enough about the cleanliness, unit amenities ,condo layout and OH, that view! Expansive Sliding doors from both living room and bedroom onto a large balcony was the highlight for us. We didnt miss one spectacular sunset and what can be better than waking to the beautiful gulf waters?
The beach, right out the door,was perfect for long walks and simply enjoying the sunshine while escaping a very cruel northeast winter.We loved the serene ,layback feel of Longboat Key ,and believe we found "our" spot for a return trip.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Barrington, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

What a fabulous surprise when we arrived at The Beachcomber. It is so clean and well maintained!!! There is plenty of parking and a fabulous pool right on thee miles of awesome sandy beach. If you want peaceful, but close to all the best restaurants and shopping, this is it. They have two elevators for a quick trip up to your condo. We stayed in 605, a one bedroom with a pull out couch for additional sleeping. It is clean and has a full kitchen with all you will need for a fabulous vacation. There is a laundry area and wonderful lounge with a TV for socal time. The CVS and grocery are across the street. You'll find the cart for carring your groceries or suitcases behind the door in the lobby. They have it all for the very best vacation....beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, grill.

Room Tip: Two bedroom overlook the gulf, but the one bedroom overlook the bay.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Cary, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We stayed in unit 605 and could not be happier!

The unit has nice furnishings and everything you need. This condo was super clean and being on the 6th floor offered a nice view of the island and bay.

The building is right on the beach! You literally walk out the door and you are at the pool and beach. It was quiet and relaxing which suited my husband and I just fine. I loved that there is the PUblix grocery store and CVS are right across the street and in ten minutes in either direction restaurants and shopping.

My only complaint is I had to buy laundry and dish washing detergent and had a lot left over. It would have been nice to have either a small amount available in the unit or small amounts for purchase at the front desk.

Other than that, a wonderful vacation spot and we will return.

Room Tip: Unit 605 is a top floor one bedroom
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We stayed at the Beachcomber at the beginning of June 2012. The complex was beautiful and our one bedroom condo was very nice, spacious, and had everything we needed. As for the last posting under “bad bathrooms”, I do not agree with this review. I saw Beachcomber website pictures for 20+ units before I booked and most condos showed bathroom pictures. It is true that the bathrooms are not huge but their size was more than adequate for our family of 4. All condos at the Beachcomber are individually owned so it is no surprise that you cannot move from unit to unit in case you are not satisfied. If you are that picky, go to a local hotel and pay a lot more money for much smaller accommodations. The Beachcomber is located on a beautiful stretch of beach, it has a very clean, warm beachfront pool and a nice shaded area with more tables and lounge chairs in the back of the building in case you want to have lunch, read a book, or just get out of the sun. The lounge and powder rooms near the pool and beach are large and recently remodeled. Everything is crisp and clean!

  • Stayed June 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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Norcross, GA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

When we arrived the first thing I noticed was someone up on a balcony cleaning. In fact, we found everything clean and in good working order and each time we passed through the lobby there was always someone tidying something up. The staff could not have been nicer. The unit was well equipped, kitchen and bathroom, immaculate, plenty of bath and beach towels. Off the lobby is a room with a few tables and chairs and a wet bar. Also there is an outdoor grill and a pool. If you want to fix dinner and sit at the tables as we did you can watch the sunset over the beach. Very nice and relaxing. They are building a grocery store across the street and it will be finished in December. Also getting back to the unit, it also had a nice assortment of books and videos to suit any taste. Overall, it was a great deal (nice price in the summer during the off-season) and you have everything you could want. Whether, family, couple or friends get-together vacation, this place is ideal. I highly recommend it. Go and enjoy yourself!!!

















































































































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“Bad Bathrooms”


Warning! If you are tall or big, you may not be able to use the bathroom in the beachfront units. Please take notice that they do not have any photos of the bathrooms on the Beachcomber site. They also will not work with you to let you out of your week once you find out that the bathroom is not user friendly. BUYER BEWARE.


beach towels, and anything you might need. Our unit didn't face the ocean, however we could see the bay in morning and watched the sunrise. In the unit, there was an assortment of books and videos from which to choose. The location is awesome. You are right on the beach. They also have a pool and an outdoor grill. In the lobby there is a little entertainment room with a couple of tables with chairs and a wet bar. We took advantage of this when we had some friends over for dinner and of course you can see the sunset from there. We never had any trouble with noise from any other guests. It was summer, so off-season but the property was still about half full. They are building a new grocery store across the street due to be open in December. Longboat Key is a very nice laid-back area. Not a lot going on there, but if you want to just kick back and enjoy the beach, it's for you. I highly recommend this for families, couples, or a getaway with friends. You can't go wrong. Clean, quiet, friendly and you've got the beach. What more could you need? Also if the summer suits you it's off season and the prices are very good.

  • Stayed July 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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Louisville, KY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Warning! If you are tall or big, you may not be able to use the bathroom in the beachfront units. Please take notice that they do not have any photos of the bathrooms on the Beachcomber site. They also will not work with you to let you out of your week once you find out that the bathroom is not user friendly. BUYER BEWARE.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Canton, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

We stayed in unit 504, new kitchen counter tops, new tile floors and tile on walls. With the beach view we felt like we were on a cruise ship with a balcony. Very clean unit as well. Overall a wonderful vacation, the staff was quite pleasent and very helpful.

  • Stayed April 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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Additional Information about The Beachcomber

Address: 2721 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228
Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Longboat Key
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
The Beachcomber Hotel Longboat Key

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