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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
Merrick, New York
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“Nice location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We were only here two days. We stayed in 503, and it has a great unobstructed view of the ocean. It was very windy, and the waters were rough due to Hurricane Sandy, so you didn't see many people on the beach or go to the beach. There were some minor issues when we moved in such as three of the four light bulbs in the chandelier over the table were burned out, and the coffee pot was left on since the last guests. However, Angel took care of any issues promptly. Immediately I got new bulbs and the maintenance man brought us a new coffee pot due to some issues with the old one. Also, parking was very convenient, there is an elevator, and there are two luggage carts which make getting to and from your condo very easy.

Be sure to eat at the Lazy Lobster for a meal, and they have an early bird menu.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We had a destination wedding in Bradenton Beach last year and my in-laws came in from Ireland and I had booked room 501 for them. I could tell from the pictures that the room would be nice and it definitely lived up to my expectations. They had their own lanai and amazing view of the Gulf Of Mexico. The room was very clean and comfortable. It's not a hotel atmosphere, which some people may expect. It is a condo type of place so there is a kitchen and you can cook your own food, which is really convenient, and great restaurants around if you choose to go out. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to visit Longboat Key.

Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Lovely hotel with a homely feel. Our apartment was very comfortable and had all the equipment in the kitchen that we needed. The balcony overlooked the beach - stunning.
We were lucky enough to attend a nest opening the day we arrived. Angel was great at giving us information.
The luggage trolley was very handy with all our stuff and there was plenty of room in the car park.
The location was ideal for Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Just returned from a stay at this condo resort. We stayed in a one bed ground floor condo which had patio doors opening onto the garden which then led down to the beach. What a place. The condo was clean and had everything you could want, air con, tv's dishwasher, plenty of storage space etc etc only problem was sofa bed was very uncomfortable could do with a new one but this was compensated for by the location. What a location waking up in the morning and sitting on our patio watching the pelicans diving for fish as rays jump in the distance. spending the day on the beuatiful white sand and swimming in the shallow sea then watching the fantastic sunsets in the evening. Also there is a lovely swimming pool, shuffle board and putting golf to keep you entertained as well as a shared laundry room. (which we didn't use) This combined with the quiet upmarket but also layed back feel of longboat key made for a fantastic break. We hope to return again one day.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rreading Pa
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3 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We stayed here last year and the unit we rented was in good condition.Room 103 was 1st floor with a Gulf view.If you are looking for a hotel experience forget it!!!This is a condo rental and you make your own bed and empty your trash.So don't complain like some others did
We rented through Angles vacation rentals and had no other issues.If you select this room the king bed s hard as a rock

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Lake Mary, Florida
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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!!

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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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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
    • 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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