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“Can't beat a stay at Calini!” 5 of 5 stars
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1030 Seaside Drive, Siesta Key, FL 34242   |  
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Can't beat a stay at Calini!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I have stayed at Calini Beach Club for ~7-10 days every year since I was a young child (I am 24 now). The condos are spacious, always clean, and newly renovated; the pool is large, well kept, and never too crowded; and the location to the beach and favorite places such as the Sniki Tiki or Anna's Sandwich shop are just a couple minutes walk away. The staff is always very friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable about the surrounding hotspots so far as food, entertainment, etc. The management shows how much their guests mean to them frequently; they hold a free donut/coffee/juice breakfast meeting every Wednesday with management where owners can voice their comments, and a hotdog and potluck lunch once a week as well. I truly look forward to my stay at Calini every year and am always satisfied at the end of my vacation :)

  • Stayed April 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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CPMCFlorida, Public Relations Manager at Calini Beach Club, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Hi SK-three,

Thank you for taking time to write us such a nice review! Our staff always has fun watching the kids grow up over the years, eventually even bringing their own family along for a Calini vacation! It's almost like a visit from old friends each year. We're glad you always enjoy your time with us and look forward to seeing you again next year!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

My family of 5 were guests of our friends who used their RCI points to stay at Calini. That being said, we didn't have to pay for our accommodations. Four adults and three kids ages 20 months, 4 & 7 fit comfortably in one unit. The pull out sofa wasn't horrible but not as comfy as the bed. The unit and grounds were very clean. We had to go to the office several times for items such as paper towels, extra toilet paper, coffee filters, etc.
I was constantly on edge worrying about my 20 month old's safety. The floors were tile and very slippery when wet. Many bricks on the balcony patio were loose and tripped over. Definitely not a kid friendly unit but it was adequate.
The units all face the beach but even from the top floor I don't know If you can see the beach since there is another rental property in the way. A short walk down a path takes you to the beach. The beach service guys are friendly and Calini shares umbrellas and chairs with Crescent Towers.
I'd go back when the kids are older or without them.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Venice, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We have a time share for one week every November...love it so much we normally rent for another week. The management is terrific, friendly and ALWAYS willing to please! It is located on Cresent Beach...the BEST beach in Florida...and for my taste anywhere. The condo's are clean, large, and come supplied with everything you will ever need to make your stay enjoyable.
Calini is located on the "quiet" side of the key...but EVERYTHING is just minutes away.
A great pool, hot tub..and just a short walk to your private spot on the beach...with "POWDER" like sand..that is NEVER HOT!!! Great on everyone's feet!!
You will never be happier anywhere else! This TIME Share is open for rental also..so, check it out!

Room Tip: All rooms/condos are great...corner ones do have a larger patio.
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  • Stayed November 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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CPMCFlorida, Public Relations Manager at Calini Beach Club, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Wow! We love all of your photos! And thank you for such a nice review. Glad you always have such a great time with us. See you in November, we hope!
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Hudson, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

This is our third RCI exchange at this property and it is also the best unit we've experienced here because it's on the top (fourth) floor and therefore we can see the Gulf of Mexico a short walk from the building. It's a smoke free resort, meaning no smoking in the units or on the balconies. There are two areas reserved for smokers on premises. Also, beautiful Siesta Key beach does not permit smoking, by local ordinance, I understand.

Units have two bedrooms, two baths and full, well stocked kitchens. I would prefer a king size bed to the queens which are currently in use here. All timeshares have certain check out requirements. In my experience, most ask that you put all dirty dishes in the dishwasher and start it before you leave. Calini goes one step further, asking that you put the dishes away after washing, which means, of course, that you have to get them in the dishwasher early enough to have them finished and put away before check out time, which is 10 a.m. I found one dish in the cabinet with dried food on it and the same for one knife in the silverware drawer. I think maybe someone was in a hurry and simply rinsed the items quickly by hand and returned them to the cabinets. For that reason, I would prefer that the "put away dishes" requirement were omitted.

The area is very convenient, too. Across the street is a grocery store, large drugstore, gift shops and restaurants. Javier's is one of my favorites. City Pizza will deliver, and a Subway sandwich shop is on one corner. Anna's sandwiches are also in that small plaza. There's a post office in the back of the drugstore which came in handy when we realized yesterday that we hadn't stopped our mail delivery before we left home! Other fine restaurants are on this small key, making it unnecessary to drive more than a couple miles for a good dinner, if you want to minimize driving.

This resort is always a good choice for us.

Room Tip: The highest floor (4th) has the best view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CPMCFlorida, Public Relations Manager at Calini Beach Club, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We're glad to hear you enjoy spending time at our resort and apologize for your dish mishap! I will forward your suggestions to our Board of Directors. Hope to see you again in the near future!
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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I've stayed at The Calini Beach Club for many years and have thoroughly enjoyed my time there. The property is very well maintained, the landscaping is great, the rooms are sunny and quite spacious and the beautiful Siesta Key white sands are just a short stroll away. Being centrally located on Siesta Key gives you easy access to the byway leading directly to the "mainland" (Sarasota) plus it's a short drive to Siesta Key Village with its fun boutiques, ice cream parlors, restaurants and massage studios.

I'll be going back again and again.

  • Stayed October 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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CPMCFlorida, Public Relations Manager at Calini Beach Club, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Thank you for taking time to write us such a kind review! Glad to hear you had another great time with us. See you again soon!
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Our family of 5 stays here every few years. While the building is older, the units are large and updated with modern finishes. Our two bedroom two bath unit has a spiral staircase leading from the balcony to the courtyard below which is just across an access road from the beach. The gorgeous white powder sand feels nice between the toes. Great for families or couples, there is plenty in the surrounding area to do. The beach is gated and access is limited to those staying in the area rental units. Beach chairs, bikes, and sand toys can be borrowed from the office. It is very nice to have such close access to the beach to sit and watch the unbelievable sunsets over the gulf. Staff very friendly and helpful. Great place to relax or make memories!

Room Tip: Great ocean views from third and fourth floors but there is a common balcony/sun deck to enjoy on 3r...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Guelph, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We have stayed at Calini Beach Resort for many years. The first time we stayed there we bought 2 weeks before we left. The units are large with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. The master bedroom is very private from the rest of the unit. They are constantly upgrading the units with new kitchens and painting. They are now starting to replace the bathrooms. The upper floors have a good view of the beach that the lower floors do not have but the lower floors have a stairway down to the pool and bbqs which are fairly new gas ones. The units are supplied with everything that you would need including beach towels, laundry soap, paper towels etc. They are very clean units and mid week they clean again. The building is older but has been very well looked after and the grounds are well maintained. It is a 2 minute walk to the beach across a quiet street so don't have to worry about traffic. The staff are very friendly and try to look after all of your needs. Across the street is a grocery store, a few shops and restaurants and bars and also a drug store so can pick up anything you need. We love this resort and when we bring guests to visit they fall in love with it as well. Our family love it as well and look forward to coming each year to visit.
Siesta Key village is about 1 mile away and there are lots of activities there.
There are not many planned activities and that is one complaint I have and the other complaint is that you sometimes have to change units if you cannot get consecutive weeks in one unit even though all the units are identical.
I would highly recommend this resort to all my friends if you are looking for a fairly quiets and relatively small resort on one of the best beaches in North America.

Room Tip: Upper units have a better view but lower units have direct access to pool and bbg. Units 1 and 6 on...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1030 Seaside Drive, Siesta Key, FL 34242
Location: United States > Florida > Siesta Key
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Siesta Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxurious 1,300 square foot condominiums await your visit to Calini Beach Club. Two bedroom, two bath condos offer fully equipped kitchens, Roman Marble bath tubs, designer tile floors, three cable televisions, private verandas, central heat and air, private phones and laundry facilities on site. ... more   less 
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