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Beach Castle Resort
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   5310 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228   |  
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Longboat Key, Florida
1 review
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“Beach Castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Have been coming to Longboat Key for over 30 years and The Beach Castle is a mid key gem. Small complex that has everything. Beach, fishing dock on the Bay, Pool, Hot tub and tennis court. Close to (walking distance) of great restarants, shopping and park. Recently stayed in unit #2 a completly updated 2nd floor Gulf front unit and it just doesn't get any better. This unit is a gem. Great times. We will be back.

  • Stayed October 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We have been staying at The Beachcastle Resort for 8 years and it just gets better and better. Our favorite is unit 1on the gulf side which has a nice deck and a short walk onto the beach.Go and see for yourself.

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  • Stayed November 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stayed here for two nights with three other couples. Great place...small but perfect. We stayed in units 21 & 22 and they were perfect for two couples each...very, very clean and comfortable. It's great having a kitchen, even if we didn't cook. Just being able to have room to put out snacks, make coffee and have dessert is wonderful. I was surprised to see that they provide shampoo, condition and lotion in the bathrooms and starter packets of coffee (decaf & regular) with sugar & creamer as well as a small bottle of dish detergent to clean up.

The pool and hot tub are great. Our friends told us that the area around the pool has been redone since they were there last year, and it is great to know that the owners continually upgrade where needed. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available and it is a short walk to the beach.

The resort is close to a small shopping area where we ate breakfast each morning at the Blue Dolphin and had dinner one evening at the Lazy Lobster. Both are delicious and a great value.

This is one place to which we will definitely return.

  • Stayed October 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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Peoria, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

we go to LBK several times a year and cannot find a better resort. small, clean and beautiful, the Beach Castle has all the amenities of the larger rental condos and yet only has 21 units so they are rarely crowded. Unit 3 is my favorite but all the units are close to the beach and bay. awesome property and great staff in the office.

Room Tip: make sure you look at all the units on their website to find the one that best suits what you want...
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  • Stayed August 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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Chesterfield, MO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Beach Castle is a good value and an OK place to stay. Most condos are individually owned so they are all a little different in terms of furniture and decor. Our condo was a 2/2 and very basic. The pool is a little small but the beach is quiet and just a short walk if you stay on the gulf side. They have a great application you can download that gives you lots of info about the area and discounts on local restaurants and attractions. There is a great little restaurant called the blue dolphin within walking distance that servers good breakfast and they give you a ton of food.

We might try another place next year but I would stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Had unit bc1 loved it plenty of parking room and it selpt eight of us very comfortable place and safe no worries had three teens two children and two adults we were all very happy just make sure u bring water toys for kids did not have any likeI thought the street is busy when crosing to pool so becarful with children I truly enjoyed mytrip here at Beach Castle

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

My family staying here over Memorial weekend. We wood have left if we could but E&V had a no refund policy. They offered to switch us to a lower unit after the weekend but we would have no ocean view, which we paid.
This is a non luxury resort that is good for families. Just be sure to rent one of the units managed by the on site management company. The units with the best views are 1-4. Not sure of their cleanliness, but they face the beach.


Our unit#6 has mold issues. Mold on the a/c vent in the master bedroom, lots of mold on the shower curtains, hole in small bathroom wall that looks like water damage.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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RVAFlorida, Manager at Beach Castle Resort, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
We were disappointed to hear of this guest experience. Beach Castle Resort is a multi-managed property in that several of the units are managed by off-site management companies, such as Unit #6. RVA has no affiliations with said companies and their individual policies. Our only hope is this guest will give Beach Castle another chance - as it truly is a wonderful vacation spot!
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Additional Information about Beach Castle Resort

Address: 5310 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228
Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Longboat Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Beach Castle Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Between the azure blue of the Southwest Florida skies, and the turquoise Gulf of Mexico waters sits Beach Castle Resort on Longboat Key. A true beach-to-bay community, Beach Castle rests on one of the narrowest points of this prestigious island allowing the community to extend from the Gulf side to the bay side – a quality few have the privilege to carry. With various locations to choose from, including Gulf front, bay front, pool and garden views – this charming resort caters to even the most discerning traveler. Equipped with spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom options, this 21-unit condominium resort offers a laid-back appeal. Beach Castle Resort is a classic choice with amenities that cater to an array of travelers providing the perfect vacation experience. Holding a reputation on the island as one of the top accommodation options, Beach Castle Resort exudes charm and perfection that wins the hearts of all who stay here. Many of our guests return year-after-year. Economically priced, combined with exceptional furnishings and unique amenities including private beach access and a bay front fishing or boating dock, Beach Castle offers vacationers a glimpse into reminiscent days of Old Florida charm and private getaways. ... more   less 
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Beach Castle Hotel Longboat Key

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