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2721 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228   |  
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Golden Valley, Minnesota
1 review
“Paradise - Never Never Land”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We have been coming to the Beachcomber for 20 years. We have stayed in several different units over the years and in the last 10 years we have settled ourselves in 304. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, full kitchen, dining room and living room, facing west over the Gulf of Mexico. We have seen many changes over the years and the reason we have continued to come back year after year is because of the care they take of the entire place. They make it a priority to keep things up to date, clean and friendly. All units are privately owned and rented out by the owner. Each condo is different, and have all the amenities one would need for a fabulous vacation with family, girls getaway, honeymooners, etc... Large deck facing the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, 2 expansive sliding glass doors, one in the master bedroom and one in the living room. We love this place, we have been hooked since the first time we arrived. The sunsets, sound of the waves, beach right outside our door, and just a few minutes from St Armands Circle for great shopping and dining! Outstanding location!!

Room Tip: West units face the Gulf of Mexico, all 2 bedroom units, East units face Sarasota Bay, all 1 bedroom...
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I just spent a week in Unit 404 with three friends. It was a lovely condo, beautifully decorated and very clean. We hated to leave. The Beachcomber is situated on Longboat Key centrally located to Sarasota or Anna Marie Island. It is right on the beach on the Gulf of Mexico and has a really nice pool area. The staff is friendly and helpful and they keep the common areas extremely neat. If I could spend a week there each year, I would.

Room Tip: Rent a two bedroom condo as they face the Gulf of Mexico.
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  • Stayed October 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed in 204 and are extremely disappointed. The trim is rusted and bathroom floor is stained with what looks like rust. The kitchen ceiling is also rusted. The dvd player, lights in small room, and half of the outlets dont work. The master bed is hard as a rock!!!!!! Drain in tub does work well or the bathroom sink. Girl at the front desk was very rude. Not a family friendly place and i will never come back here. We have vacationed in sarasota for 10 years, usually to Siesta Key and never 1 time was i disappointed, until now. Pool was not vacuumed once.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed in Unit 605. It is nicely decorated and very comfortable. Great bed! Great value too! The veranda has a nice view of the island and is a great place to sit out and eat breakfast or relax in the evening.

What I love about the Beachcomber is that it is right on the beach! I walk out the lobby and I am at the pool and sand. No walk way which makes it super easy for my handicapped Mother in Law. The place is super clean. There is always someone cleaning--even the elevator! Off the lobby the building offers tables and chairs to sit and enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sunset. We so enjoyed our relaxing stay and will be back!

Room Tip: We loved Unit 605. It's a one bedroom top floor unit, with a view of the island and bay.
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  • 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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new york
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9 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Barrington, Illinois
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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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Address: 2721 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228
Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Longboat Key
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The Beachcomber Hotel Longboat Key

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