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“Location is what makes it!” 4 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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Location is what makes it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Affordable,right on the beach,clean.We stayed in #81- liked the layout of this 2 bedroom, expanded familyroom into glassed in porch with a good kitchen and a carport. There is a need for updating everything.I especially liked the location of our villa as it is a short walk to the beach and pool but remains private not being right on the amenities and having to deal with other guests. We were pleasantly surprised to have access to a grill which is a help to eating in.The covered areas are small so one family dominated when we were there but just an isolated situation. Staff was very helpful and responsive. I love that they do not allow people to reserve beach chairs. There were no problems with going to the beach; using a chair; then putting it back,simple and fair.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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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English first
Akron, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This condo was the perfect place for our vacation. Thank you to the owner, Dave, Weiland who was very personable and helpful. This condo was the best as far as the comfort, views, the beach, and ocean. We only had to bring what we needed to wear, our toiletries, and sun block. We did not need to check any luggage--just had our carry-on bags. A few nights we grilled on the gas grills provided and didn't even have to leave the beach. The water looked like the Caribbean. We preferred this laid-back atmosphere on Longboat Key compared to some of the neighboring islands but loved exploring them. It was comforting to return "home" if we left the island. There are miles of beaches and public access areas where you can park your car or bike and explore. On our last day we saw a manatee at the far tip of the island which was our jewel for the day. We are looking forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: The views from this 4th floor condo were awesome. It was a corner unit, so we had views to up the c...
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Oh wow, the Turtle Crawl Inn is such a find! The condo offered a walk-in closet, comfortable beds, and fresh linens. Overall, the condo was clean and decorated with a colorful beach motif. Full kitchen, utensils, cookware, everything you could possibly need. And if that's not enough, the view of the beach and the sound of the waves directly off your private balcony would make anyone smile from ear to ear. You are literally steps away from the beach and comfy lounge chairs were provided too! If you want to get out of the warm sunshine for awhile, there's a covered cabana with tables and a picnic area as well; right on the beach. The condo is conveniently located between St. Armands and Bradendon Beach; so terrific restaurants, awesome shopping, night life, and Publix are all within very close proximity. Angel and her staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We will be back!

  • Stayed April 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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Melbourne, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The condo was very spacious and clean. Location was excellent, close to some shops, restaurants and the beach was just outside our back sliding door beyond a grass area. There is a Publix nearby as well. Angel was very sweet and helpful! The only thing that I can suggest is that they have room darkening curtains or different blinds in the bedroom.

Room Tip: Room 104 was on the bottom floor. Nice to sit on the patio and look at the beach.
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Athens, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Angel Puckett of Angel's Vacation Rentals suggested we take a look at Turtle Crawl Inn Resort (turtlecrawlinnresort.com). This complex is located on the gulf side of the island and offers a variety of units. We had friends coming in for the week and needed an extra bedroom. We found the perfect unit for our stay - a stand alone house with two bedrooms, a large living room, dining room, a fully equipped kitchen and screened-in lanai. The heated swimming pool was about five steps out our back door. Just past the pool was a barbeque area with gas grills and a covered gazebo. The complex was lush and tropical with laundry facilities and also had a shuffleboard court. The beach area was just past the pool and set up with lounge chairs for relaxing all day and enjoying beautiful sunsets.
There is a brand new Publix located only a couple of miles from the resort. The island is very bicycle friendly and there are bicycle lanes the whole length of the island. There are several parks with trails for bicycling and hiking.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Dave, the owner of unit 401 has made certain his guests' experience is first rate. The unit is wonderfully decorated, has exceptionally nice furnishings as well as everything you need for a pleasant stay. The view of the Gulf spans the entire wall of the spacious living space ensuring great morning coffee time and spectacular sunsets. The owner is professional, accessible, and helpful. The unit is ideal for a couple looking for a nice get away in a lovely setting.

Room Tip: Renting unit 401 ensures personal attention by the owner.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This was a surprise present for my partner after a short business trip to a convention in Orlando. The hotel is just paradise, right on the beach and although the time of year was not the best (November), the days were still warm, despite dusk at 5.45. It was still warm enough to eat outdoors in the evening, a refreshing change from cold wet England!

The apartment was excellent, with a balcony and views over the Gulf of Mexico. It was relatively deserted at this time of year and one walk on the beach resulted in the finding of a very large and beautiful sea shell, the largest I've seen outside a tourist shop! Now proudly sitting on my girl friends coffee table.

A few minor grumps; the TV connection was not working, not normally a problem, but this was the week of the presidential election and a couple of the lights were difficult to understand to switch on.

Oh and this is true for all of the States; a kettle please! We English like a cup of tea and can't live on a diet of coffee!

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a room with a sea view.
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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
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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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