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“1st time, definitely will return!” 5 of 5 stars
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Turtle Crawl Inn Resort
4235 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Longboat Key
Lake Mary, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“1st time, definitely will return!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We stayed for 5 nights recently and had a fantastic time! We were in unit 503 and found it to be very clean with lots of closet and dresser space. Our private balcony faced the Gulf so we were able to enjoy sunsets right there and breakfast every day overlooking beautiful waters. The beach was clean, large, plenty of chairs and umbrellas. We liked that they had gas grills (and one charcoal grill) but with the Lazy Lobster nearby we weren't in the mood for grilling. There is a putting green and shuffleboard for amusement, and the grounds are beautiful and very well kept. The pool is a bit small, but we spent most of our time on the beach. The 2 covered pavilions with tables and chairs are a plus. One thing we didn't see on the website was that they only provide one set up of shampoo, soap and conditioner, so you have to bring your own. Our unit did have dish soap but did not have a dishwasher. It's a full kitchen so you can cook and eat in if you like. They don't do daily maid service, which we thought was weird at first, but after the first day we realized it was actually kind of a good thing that no one was coming in our room each day, but you do have to remove your own garbage when it gets to be too much. There is an extra set of all sized towels in the linen closet and you can bring your used towels down any time and get new ones. The lady at the front desk, Angel, is very friendly and helpful, and knows the best restaurants and menu items too! Can't wait to go back!!

Room Tip: The ones on the ends appear to be a tad larger and have a walk-in closet as opposed to a long closet...
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  • Stayed June 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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lakeland,fllorida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

I recently spent a couple of days at the inn with my family. We all had a wonderful time and were most impressed with the cleanliness of the rooms, the lovely decor, the view from the balcony, the courteous manner of the lady booking us in. The only complaint I have is that we were not told of the 50.00 cleaning fee when we telephoned to book the rooms.

  • 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
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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

We stayed in room 501, the shower curtain had MOLD, I sprayed it down until the management company changed it the next day, floors were dirty, bed coverings, rugs, and couch were nasty with stains, room is outdated, and glass door was off track and hard to open. My parents stayed in 502 which is run by a different management company and cleaning service, there room was clean and updated. The location is good and the room was quiet over looking the beach.

Room Tip: Stay in room 502 it is updated and clean
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Allen, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

This June will be our 4th time at Turtle Crawl Inn,Reserved 4 rooms for 3 days to celebrate our 50th wedding anv. Angel Puckett of Angel's Vacation Rentals is the greatest.She goes way out of her way to may your stay perfect.

  • 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
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Washington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

We stayed at unit 83 which was a stand alone property called the Villa. It was so charming and refreshing. You are in a private unit with two entrances instead of on a long, dark hall. We understand guests come back year after year and we will also. We know why our friends insisted we stay in number 83.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gainesvilel, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

We stayed in unit 501 and it was paradise on the beach. Clean and comfortable. Great facilities for fixing meals if you wanted to stay in. Very quiet and peaceful and right on the beach. We stayed 4 days mid-March and it was perfect. Weather was perfect we had everything we needed. Overall a great get away and we have always loved the Longboat Key area. Only problem we had was going to St Armands or toward Ana Maria traffic at both ends got backed up. But since it was spring break that was to be expected. Sunsets were beautiful and you could watch right from the balcony. This unit is a corner unit and was great. I would highly recommend Turtle Crawl for anyone who wants to get away to a quiet, peaceful, comfortable place with a great beach right outside your door and a great view from your room.

Room Tip: We had a corner unit - it was fabulous - could see water from all rooms.
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  • Stayed March 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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721 SE 32nd Ave Ocala Fl.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

It was just sooo great. The rooms were kinda old,,but renovated. VERY CLEAN!!! Right on the beach!!! I would reccomend this hotel to anyone,,even if you have kids. There is lots to do. We wished we didnt have to leave so soon. Just a bit north of St. Armands circle. There are so many shops and eateries. You could spend a whole day at the circle,,and truly not see everything. I highly reccomend,,The Turtle Crawl Inn.

Room Tip: You have to act fast at this place. Rooms can get to be hard to get!!
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  • 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 Turtle Crawl Inn Resort

Address: 4235 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Longboat Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Turtle Crawl Inn Resort is the place to enjoy the sound of rolling waves and some of the most spectacular sunsets on Longboat Key.With a wide variety of unit styles and floor plans to choose from, no longer does direct Gulf front mean sacrificing your entire vacation budget. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Turtle Crawl Hotel Longboat Key
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