Longboat Key Club is absolutely our favorite hotel we have ever stayed at! We love how it's not cheesy hotel furniture and linens. Everything is clean and modern. We got married here back in July and they took care of everything! Our family and friends all stayed there and said that, although it is a bit pricey, it was well worth the money. Once you are there, you don't need to leave. One piece of advice is to remember that they do add 20% tip to everything, including drinks, so watch out for that so you're not over-tipping. You will LOVE this resort! It is right on the beach and everything about it is perfect! It's the most relaxing place we have ever stayed. We have now stayed probably 6 times, and it's been worth every cent we spent. Don't be afraid to do the lagoon view over the beach view, we actually find the lagoon view relaxing and calm and we love the view of all the boats. The best part about this resort is the short trip to St. Armand's Circle and all the wonderful restaurants and shopping in that area. Make sure you eat at Columbia restaurant in the circle and be sure to grab lunch at the New Pass Bait Shop between the resort and the circle....it's the best! I have also used the spa at the resort....they did our manicures and pedicures before the wedding, and it's awesome. The whole atmosphere of this resort is perfect!