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“Annual Vacation” 5 of 5 stars
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4651 Gulf Of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228   |  
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Sanford, Florida
1 review
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“Annual Vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We have been staying at Sun'n Sea since 1994 and have never been disappointed. Every unit we have stayed in has been well maintained and very clean. If you are looking for a great location that is peaceful and quiet this is the place to stay. The present management is always friendly and making sure you have everything needed during your stay. Over the past several years they have improved on what has always been a perfect place to vacation. The only problem is we cannot stay longer!!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Rating summary
  • 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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New York City, New York, USA
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41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Eighteen members of our family (ages 2-80) rented several cottages at Sun 'n Sea for a family gathering. It was perfect! The cottages are comfortable but not fancy; the kitchens have everything you need, grocery stores are close by and best of all, you're right on the beach. There are restaurants within a 10-15 minutes drive, and Sarasota is about 20 min away, but frankly, I never wanted to leave the grounds of Sun 'n Sea. Members of my family have been going there for 15 years. We love it. Best cottages are 1-5.

Room Tip: Best cottages are 1-5, but they're hard to get as they're often reserved in advance.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
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Sparta, New Jersey
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57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

We spent a week in a one bedroom cottage at Sun and Sea. You cannot beat the location or the setting. It is located mid island and situated right on the beach. It is peaceful, and the cottages are a good distance apart. The managers are friendly and helpful with tips for dining etc. The cottages are clean and contain all the necessary items you need on vacation. The beach has wonderful white sand and plenty of chairs of all kinds are provided. They even have a huge crate of beach toys and floatables if you need them. This is not a luxury hotel, but far better. We spent every evening on the beach with a glass of wine, watching the sun set. Had many walks on the beach, and we rented bikes and spent much time exploring too. Wouldn't stay anywhere else on Longboat.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 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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Indiana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I was five years old in 1961, and have many kodak slides of a Florida trip with my parents. We did stay in Longboat Key. I have pictures of blue cottages right on the beach. The beach pictures look very private, we seem to be the only people around. Naturally, coming from Indiana in February, it was summer for us. Would love to see a picture of these cottages if anyone could post one. Thank you. ( I had to answer these questions or I couldn't post.)

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Gettysburg
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80 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

I am a homesick native Floridian who looks forward to my annual week at Sun 'n' Sea. The friendly managers greet me by name like a long, lost friend; the 'cabins' are spotless, comfortable and equip my every need; and the location...oh my...the sparkling Gulf, white sand and spectacular sunsets toasted each night with your fellow travelers... In a state that is being over-developed with McMansions and waterfront hi-rises, it is nice to know a spot like this still exists. It feels like the REAL Florida...like my home.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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Orlando
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

I am so surprised to see a negative review of this facility. My family has been staying here for the past 24 years. Each year we have added another weekend, another week or another holiday. We are thrilled to come back and see others who, like us, return again and again. We have watched each others families grow and multiply. I can't say enough about the cleanliness of the facilities and the neatness of the grounds. The managers welcome you back as if you are old friends rather then paying customers. Everything is immaculate! Thank you for a wonderful time, each time. We will be back soon to enjoy the Sun, Sea and Hospitality!

Room Tip: There is not a bad room here!
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  • Stayed May 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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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Our family routinely stays at this property every year and have have nothing but good things to say about it until today. Needed to rearrange our family reservations (change reservation names) and our room was given AWAY. We are canceling our family reservation and will NEVER return. DO NOT COME HERE!!!! Worst service I have ever had.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 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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Additional Information about Sun 'n Sea

Address: 4651 Gulf Of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Longboat Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28
Also Known As:
Sun `n Sea Hotel Longboat Key

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