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985 Gulf Blvd, Englewood, FL 34223-5909
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#2 of 15 Specialty lodging in Englewood
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Inviting old Florida charm coastal cottages, bungalows and tower rental units outfitted with a full kitchen and retro-style furnishings adorn our beach, bay and boat resort. Nestled along Lemon Bay and the shores of the Gulf of Mexico at the entrance to renowned Stump Pass Beach, you definitely WannaB on Manasota Key. Whether your searching for a vacation getaway? Cruising the open waters for the best fishing? Nature lover? Foodie adventure? Beach seclusion? Area business traveler? Kayak or paddle board enthusiast? Stay and play in paradise! For travelers on business or leisure for an extended length of time, then WannaB Inn features the perfect studio accommodations for extended stay. Just a short drive from the resort and directly across from Englewood Beach, are a variety of great restaurants for food and libations. Each of these has it's own personality, so while you visit with us, sample the delicious "Taste of the Key" at these local dining gems. Boating our waters? If you stay at WannaB Inn, the resort features a private boat ramp, 38 boat slips for rental and boat trailer parking. Maximum boat accommodation is 24 ft. WannaB Inn offers two beautiful pools, bicycle rentals, 900 feet of private beach, access to water sport equipment rentals such as kayaks, paddle boards, boats and more. Florida is known for reeling in a great catch of grouper and snapper, but other tasty fish like flounder, triple tail, sheepshead, triggerfish and others are easily caught in our nearshore estuaries. Whether fishing the shallow waters of Lemon Bay or offshore in the Gulf, there is a reason fishermen frequent the area to showcase their winning catch! We strive to provide equal access to our accommodations for all, including those with disabilities. Due to the original date of construction of our resort, some features may not be available for assistance with all disability needs. Please carefully review the listed features for your desired room selection prior to confirming your reservation. Our friendly Reservation Specialists will be pleased to assist you.
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Free parking
Pool with view
Beach
Boating
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Self-serve laundry
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Dining area
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Afrikaans, Dutch
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Tobi D wrote a review Nov 2020
Post Falls, Idaho, United States18 contributions11 helpful votes
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I stayed two nights in this hotel. The air conditioner leaked the entire time. I used several towels and a bowl to catch the water that continually dripped next to my bed. The bathroom and kitchen had peeling paint and drywall that had been wet at some point and never repaired. The microwave and stove were rusting and peeling. I brought these poor conditions to the front desk’s attention and was told, “the room has new furniture.” How does new furniture take care of the horrible condition of the room? I asked to speak to a manager and was told to forward my pictures. I did not get a call until two weeks later. When I returned the call the manager was “in a meeting” and I still haven’t received a call back. I spent $392.00 for two nights. I do not recommend this hotel. Although it is on the beach, the price is way too high for the old and dilapidated room.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Janet Hansen, General Manager at WannaB Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Tobi, I'm very disappointed that you did not enjoy your experience with us and I apologize that you feel as though I neglected to respond to your concerns. I have attempted to reach you several times, but your mailbox has been full so I am unable to leave you a message. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback - I would really like the opportunity to speak with you. Please call the hotel at (941)474-3431, if I am with a guest when you call please ask for my assistant, Kaye, and she will be sure to connect us. We appreciate the information regarding the improvements necessary in that unit - the AC unit has since been replaced as has the microwave.
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Cynthia H wrote a review Oct 2020
Apopka, Florida24 contributions9 helpful votes
I try to visit at least 2 times a year. Love room 145 which is bay side (perfect for hopping on the boat) and a short walk to the beach. Shelling is amazing. Each day brings a new adventure! Fishing was spot on this year!! Already booked for next year.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Cynthia H Thank you for being a loyal WannaB Inn guest. We look forward to your next adventure with us!
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Patti J wrote a review Oct 2020
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This is our second time staying at WannaB and we really enjoy it. We stayed in condo #327 which has 1 King Bedroom, bath and kitchen. The balcony overlooks the beach and has a great view. There is a pool also. The condo and complex is very clean and maintained well. The prices are a good value for the property. The office personnel are very friendly and helpful. We rented a couple of beach chairs and umbrella from "Cribs to Go", which the office recommended. The driver dropped of and picked up the chairs from the office for us so we didn't have to be there and interrupt our activities. I highly recommend staying here and I'm sure we will again in the future.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: If you want to have a clear view of the beach, the 3rd floor is best.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Patti J We’re thrilled that you enjoyed your second visit with us and we’re already looking forward to the next one. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We’re glad that our front desk staff were able to assist you with a great local recommendation.
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donnajp3 wrote a review Oct 2020
Victoria, Texas1 contribution
Wonderful stay as always! We’ve been coming to WannaBe for about 8 years now and absolutely love the laid back relaxed atmosphere. So happy to have a been back ❤️ We had the best time collecting sand dollars. It’s like picking apples in Florida.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Janet Hansen, General Manager at WannaB Inn
Responded Oct 13, 2020
Hi Donna, Thank you for your great review and thank you for being a loyal guest. We are so happy that have been enjoying your stays with us for so long. We look forward to your next visit – we’ll save you some sand dollars!
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hidehosv wrote a review Sep 2020
Gilford, New Hampshire3 contributions
It is dated but definitely worth the money for being right on the ocean. I did not use the 2 pools but they looked very Clear & clean. The rooms were very clean. Kudos to the cleaning staff. They do not have hair dryers or irons in the rooms. I went to Publix ad bought a $15 har dryer. (Also they have great sandwiches made at the deli that were great for the beach). There are a few covered picnic tables to eat your lunch or play board games. The only thing we wished we did not go during turtle nesting time - all the outside lights had to be off so you could not sit out at night. We are already planning another trip to stay here again. The office staff is incredible.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded Oct 13, 2020
Hi Hidehosv, Thank you for your review and for your kind words about our housekeepers and office staff – we’ll be sure to let them know. We apologize for any confusion, but there are absolutely supposed to be hairdryers in the rooms and irons available upon request. Please let us know if there’s anything missing during your next stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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PRICE RANGE
$184 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
weston`s hotel englewood
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Weston's Resort
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaSouthwest Gulf CoastEnglewood
NUMBER OF ROOMS
80
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Frequently Asked Questions about WannaB Inn
Which popular attractions are close to WannaB Inn?
Nearby attractions include Stump Pass Beach State Park (0.3 miles), Englewood Farmers Market (3.5 miles), and Englewood Beach (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at WannaB Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, an outdoor pool, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at WannaB Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at WannaB Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at WannaB Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to WannaB Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Farlow's on the Water, A Better Scoop, and Howard's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at WannaB Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at WannaB Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at WannaB Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Dutch, and Afrikaans.
Does WannaB Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.