My husband and I went down to Longboat Key on a whim (to escape the NY snow). We chose the Veranda Beach Club by recommendations from friends. We have two little ones (5 and 3), so we needed space, two bedrooms, a kitchen, and washer & dryer in the room. The Veranda had all that and more. We stayed in room 310 oceanfront. Our first impression of Longboat Key and the Veranda was "wow this place is so outdated/old". Since we usually visit Naples, Fl every year, which is so pristine and constantly growing, we were disappointed. However, once we got into the room, we were pleasantly surprised at the amount of space (2 bedrooms, 2 baths, huge living room, loads of closet space, fully equipped kitchen, and huge balcony with access from both bedrooms and the family room). Our entire stay was nice. The oceanfront views are only steps away from the ocean. The staff was a little dry, but helpful. The pool was large, beautiful, clean and warm. Overall we rated the Veranda a 7 out of 10, but probably will never return to the area since the beach and surrounding areas were definitely inferior and much more expensive than renting a condo in Naples ($3000/week in Longboat, compared to $3000/month in Naples).
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Veranda Beach Club Hotel Longboat Key