Stayed at the Tradewinds Resort, Anna Maria Island for about ten years straight during the 4th of July holiday. Tradewinds got to be run down and the staff were consistently rude! Anna Maria itself is crowded and the main street is narrow and unsafe for children. Summer rains often flood many areas of the main drag there and the sidewalks are impassable.
Aug 2013 we decided to make a move to Long Boat Key and stayed at the Beach Castle. Boy what a difference. The staff acted like they really wanted our business. They were friendly and very attentive to our needs. Upgraded to a two bedroom suite on the Gulf side. Beautiful property. Modern furnishings and clean. Long Boat Key's main drag is wider than Anna Maria's and doesn't seem to flood as badly. Many of the Beach Castle condos offer access to a decent fitness center and tennis courts down the road.
Overall had a wonderful stay here at the Beach Castle. Never again will I stay in the Anna Maria area.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Beach Castle Hotel Longboat Key