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“Can't wait to go back” 5 of 5 stars
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2509 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228   |  
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Lake Winola, Pennsylvania
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“Can't wait to go back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We have traveled to the Veranda numerous times. We absolutely love it. It is a quiet place to relax and enjoy a gorgeous beach. We love the beach attendant who sets up our chairs and umbrella. We also love that the terraces are so large. We spend all of our time on the terrace and the beach. The weather is spectacular and the beach is beautiful. My only negative comment which is not really that important is that the kitchen is not set up as a cooks kitchen. This probably doesn't matter to most because they are on vacation, but I like to cook in the room. I bring my own chef's knife and a large pot and that seems to work out well. We highly remommend the veranda and look forward two next week.

Room Tip: Another negative to the Veranda is that the mattresses are quite hard.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is a true famly resort. Yet, it is quiet and peaceful all the time, regardless how many people are out and about or how many kids are in the pool. The whole resort, from the rooms, to the beach area and immaculate. They have a lot of great extras like bikes, Paddle boards, and even sail boats you can take fora ride.

For the fishermen, there is a pier just a short walk down the beach with lots of fish to entertain you with.

I've been twice and hope to return next year. The beach there is lovely, although while we were there it was a bit murky due to the weather.

Room Tip: If you are a big group, the Penhouse is the way to go.
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  • Stayed August 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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Memphis, Tennessee
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66 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This was our first trip to Longboat Key, and we couldn't have asked for a better time. We visited with two other couples for an adults-only stay, but most of the other visitors were large family groups.

Arrival was seamless, and we found our unit in tip-top shape. We had the two-story penthouse model (with 3 bedrooms) on the front corner. There was a lovely "side" beach view from the balcony. The unit is HUGE with tons of space and sleeping room. The kitchen is full (actually larger than my kitchen at home...) and has everything you would need to cook, etc.

Beds were good, not perfect, but after a beach day perfect for sleeping. Bathroom space was fine.

The unit was very clean on arrival, and there is a washer/dryer which is really helpful for a longer stay.

The beach at VBC is amazing. Totally not crowded, with nice sand, clear water, and kayaks to check out. The pool is also great-half of it is shaded which is nice when you've been out in the sun all day!

Quick trip down the road to restaurants/shopping. Be forewarned, the Publix right across the street is closed right now for construction, but there is one just off the island, maybe 10 minutes away.

Stay here--you'll love it!

Room Tip: The front units have nice views down the beach, too, even though they're not right on the water!
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  • Stayed August 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
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Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We have been to Longboat Key many times and we tried other places to stay only twice. We always come back to VBC. It's clean, comfortable, somewhat upscale, has all amenities and is centrally located. We prefer ocean front and the view is awesome. We love this place! Also there is a Publix across and just down the street...handy, handy. Last but not least, VBC provides beach lounges and umbrellas!!

  • Stayed May 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

We did a timeshare swap in Nov, 2011. My wife and I had a wonderful experience. The location was great, with the Publix mkt almost across the st.nwe were able to stock up for breast and lunch. Dinner ay nite down @ St. Armand's Circle was tremendous. Our 2bed 2 bath was great kitchen done over and views even from side balcony super. Very clean with great pool and beach. We will return

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

We went to Longboat Key at the urging of friends from England who got a bayside place through their time share exchange. We were fortunate enough to get a week on the gulf side at Veranda. It was an incredible time! Our huge balcony faced east, so we had a view of tennis courts, the main thoroughfare, and a large pond - but that was no problem. The rooms were spacious and comfortable and we had plenty of room for entertaining our guests from England. During our stay we took advantage of the free bicycles and fishing rods (we caught flounder from the pier 50 yards down the beach - "quick, go get some butter from the Publix across the street!" Hubby was back in 10 minutes - talk about convenient - and delicious!) On the days when the wind and waves were not stirring up the ocean floor, you could see beautiful schools of fish. I did get hit by a sting ray on the foot when I was so excited to show my daughter some sea life that I wasn't paying attention - incredibly painful, so be careful and shuffle your feet. Our friends on the bayside did have manatees in their cove, which was really neat, but we all agreed that the Veranda was the place to be!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Apollo Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

We visited friends staying at Veranda Beach Club for 1 week during June. 2/2 condo has a nice split layout, large balcony, plesant furnishings, plenty of kitchen space for entertaining. Second floor, mid section of the building was quiet & comfortable. Beach is nice, but not sugar white sand such as Anna Maria or Siesta Key. Certainly nice though with beach loungers & umbrellas provided. Loved the Hobie cat sailboats for guest use! Great Longboat location, close to shopping, walk to grocery, access to downtown, marinas, etc. The drawback: Pool area is partially covered at beachfront lower level, therefore can be very loud if lots of screaming kids are present with parents who ignore them.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2509 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Longboat Key
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Veranda Beach Club on Longboat Key offers a matchless location, directly on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Warm hospitality, fun-filled activities and a casual relaxed island atmosphere await your arrival. ... more   less 
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Veranda Beach Club Hotel Longboat Key

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