The condo (more like hotel room) was okay. Much smaller than what the pictures made it appear online. We stayed in an upstairs room overlooking the ocean. It was a partial ocean view, mostly obstructed by the huge palm in the center of the backyard. The ads for the room said it could easily sleep four and was suited for families with young children. Well, it's just too small for any family with kids. It's difficult to manuver in the room without a pullout bed, never mind having the sleeper extended. The bathroom was small and partially updated (mold in the corners, peeling paint), however the kitchen was perfect. Great for breakfasts and lunches when we didn't want to leave the beach. The walls in the room are thin (as a past reviewer had mentioned) and you can hear everything. The room was kind of clean when we entered, yet we had to call to have housekeeping come clean the floor again when we arrived. The responded within an hour and removed a huge pile of sand, dust and old food. The floor underneath the sleeper sofa was filthy.
The pool was average, contained a ton of sand, but not overcrowded. The beach was at our backdoor which was perfect. No streets to cross. Overall, it was okay. Kind of a let down. We would return to Longboat again, just not The Beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blend the vibrant shades of pink and purple sunsets, with the calm turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and you get a vacation experience of a lifetime. The Beach on Longboat Key sits Gulf front and includes all the amenities of a large resort, but without all the crowds and noise. Most of the units at this 15-unit condominium complex feature a view of the Gulf of Mexico, which perfectly compliments the modern, yet beachy décor. Located mid-island, The Beach on Longboat Key is close to Southwest Florida’s ‘Cultural Capital,’ Sarasota, and the eclectic island of Anna Maria Island. For those vacationers that like a more subdued getaway – this 12-mile stretch of beach has everything at its fingertips – from 5-star dining to paddleboard lessons, there is something for everyone.Our on-site amenities are bountiful and include a heated, Gulf front swimming pool, private beach access, BBQ area and on-site office. Choose from our various unit styles that include: studio units, hotel rooms, one- and two-bedroom units and one-bedroom plus den option. All units come equipped with a full-size kitchen or kitchenette, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and daily maid service.Whether traveling as a family, honeymooner, on business or just want a resort with the best accommodations (and views!) Longboat Key has to offer, this is the resort for you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Beach On Longboat Key Hotel Longboat Key