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985 Gulf Blvd, Englewood, FL 34223-5909
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#2 of 15 in Englewood
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool with view
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Self-serve laundry
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Room features
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
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Afrikaans, Dutch
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DianeD123123 wrote a review Apr 2022
Berkley, Mass31 contributions35 helpful votes
First time coming to the Wanna B and we Wanna B back. My husband and I stayed here for the last leg of our week and wished we'd been here all week. Our room was right on the beach, it was clean and stocked with enough pans, utensils, plates etc. to do some light cooking. A/C wasn't too loud, ceiling fans were only thing that could use a good cleaning. There was a TV and DVD player, we did not use either. Bathroom was small but served its purpose, large closet and dresser. Adirondack chairs & table outside of the room. 2 clean pools, beach chairs, kayaks, SUP and bicycles for use which we used daily. The staff was pleasant, helpful and informative. We had a minor issue on our last day there and GM Kris was super attentive to rectify the issue. There are a few restaurants a mile away, there's a shuttle that can be called not sure of the operating times, we walked. Met lots of nice people who tend to rent it for month(s) at a time. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: March 2022
J T wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
Word of advice - stay far away from here. The customer service is beyond atrocious, they called my 7 month pregnant wife a liar and belittled her for expecting a clean, on-time room. I would strongly recommend anyone with kids or family to find another location to stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Jane H wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
What you pay for is never what you get. Disappointed with the room. After over 30 years being here , this is bad. Never again.. Broken coach, table, bathroom sink plugged, burner on stove broken, floors and counters scratched, blinds broken. Staff was sympathetic but told us that new owners did not want too spend money before the remodel. So…. Don’t come. Not worth it.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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LONG3 wrote a review Mar 2022
Paoli, Indiana386 contributions118 helpful votes
This was our third stay at Wanna B and by far our favorite. The view from Dolphin Retreat 239 is superb! They have added complimentary beach chairs and kayaks which we took advantage of. They also have been updating some of the rooms. The reason we choose Wanna B is because of the views and not the condition of the rooms. We will be back!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
lisa d wrote a review Nov 2021
Wilmington, Massachusetts2 contributions3 helpful votes
Only plus was Location right on the beach and staff was very friendly. Extremely outdated and the two star rating says it all. Definitely overpriced and would not consider staying here. Vrbo homes for same price in area. 🤮
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Date of stay: November 2021
Mike w wrote a review Oct 2021
17 contributions37 helpful votes
this was originally built in the 50s/60s era. stayed in the sea star, which is the last unit before the long undeveloped state park beach. the walks are great, but just sitting on the balcony at night and listening to the waves below you is wonderful. it is Formica and vinyl chairs, but still a very comfortable retro hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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ESevilla wrote a review Sep 2021
Royal Palm Beach, Florida2 contributions
My husband and I had a nice trip overall. The location is fantastic for the price. The positives were being right on the beach, amazing sunsets, two pools that were very clean and well maintained, several cabanas with picnic tables on site, friendly staff, and having a kitchen. Having a few chairs outside the room to relax was nice as well. We enjoyed a quiet, relaxing trip. We took a few long walks on the beach. We aren’t into shelling, but for those that are, this would be a great place to stay. Fishing and boating seemed to be a big pastime on the island, but we didn’t get to go fishing or boating while we were there. If you do have a boat this property would be a good choice since they have a boat ramp. If you are expecting luxury this is NOT the place. Our unit was definitely run down. It could use a good deep cleaning and some updated furnishings. The bathroom for our room was tiny and there wasn’t a counter to put our toiletries. The tv had a fuzzy picture, but we barely watched it so it wasn’t a huge problem for us. There were a bunch of ants outside our room (not inside though) which made sitting outside a little less enjoyable. The restaurants on the island are pricey and busy which made the kitchen a definite plus. Finally, we understand that you can’t control Mother Nature, but the Red Tide definitely impacted our visit. I would recommend researching before you visit to make sure there isn’t an issue with Red Tide on your trip (especially if you have allergies).
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
Response from Janet Hansen, General Manager at WannaB Inn
Responded Sep 7, 2021
Hello esevilla88, Thank you for your feedback. I am happy to hear that you had a relaxing stay at the wannaB inn. I am not sure which unit you stayed in, but I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your experience. We strive to ensure that our guests are safe, comfortable, and happy while at the wannaB inn. It sounds like we did not meet your expectations. I am sorry about your fuzzy TV and ants outside your unit. The Red Tide has been an issue over the past few weeks and our team has worked hard to keep our beach and bay clear of debris. I apologize again and if possible, please give me a call at your convenience. Thank you. Janet 941-474-3431
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K Smith wrote a review Jun 2021
Punta Gorda, Florida1 contribution
WannaBe Inn is a great resort right on the Gulf. It an older place which could use some updating, but it is very clean and pretty well maintained for it's age. Staff is super friendly and helpful. Logan went above and beyond to help us with an issue. Need more employees like him.We will definitely be returning!!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled
Response from member_full_name, mgmt_resp_affil3 at WannaB Inn
Responded Jul 15, 2021
Hi K Smith, Thank you for your feedback. It is always nice to hear good things about our team members. I am so happy to hear that you will return to the wannaB inn. We hope to see you soon! Janet Hansen General Manager
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Sarah P wrote a review Jun 2021
West Springfield, Virginia1 contribution
From the moment my husband and I checked in for our yearly anniversary trip we were pleasantly surprised by the charm of this quaint beachfront property. The staff was pleasant and attentive to our needs. I really appreciate all of the precautions they are taking due to COVID, and felt extremely safe staying at this hotel. We will be returning next year, this time with the rest of our family in tow!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Janet Hansen, General Manager at WannaB Inn
Responded Jun 17, 2021
Thank you for your feedback K588YSarahp. I am so happy to hear that our team made you feel well taken care of. We have worked hard throughout the pandemic to make sure our guests enjoyed a comfortable, safe stay. Thank you again for the review. We look forward to seeing you and your family next year. In the meantime, Safe Travels...
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Onawhim J wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution4 helpful votes
Everything was "alright" for the 1950's resort? I could overlook the outdated cooktop, garage sale furniture, even the poor condition of our cooling system...for the beautiful beach location. The pool & docks are a bonus! But, when they started charging "anybody" $15 to park for the day, when we were paying over $100 a day !? Our bit of paradise was "flooded" with people. Sad, when we had to "mark" off our beach before Sunrise..when it was supposed to be "private"? And then it was Food Truck Day? Too many other "customers" of either the food truck or $15 day "guests" When these issues were brought to the attention of the office mangement, it fell on "deaf" ears. The new ownership, management is all about the mighty "buck$$$. Sad to see this little piece of old FL turn into just another high dollar motel.
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Date of stay: March 2021
3 Helpful votes
Response from member_full_name, mgmt_resp_affil3 at WannaB Inn
Responded Jul 15, 2021
Hi onawhimj, I apologize for the delayed response to your review. Please know that your comments did not fall on deaf ears. The wannaB inn does have an "Old Florida" vibe and I am glad that you liked the location! I am also happy to tell you that we no longer provide paid parking. Only wannaB inn guests and their visitors are allowed to park in our parking lots. We are also now providing wrist bands to ensure our beach and pools are exclusively for our guests. Thank you for your feedback and I do hope you might give us another try sometime. In the Spirit of Hospitality, Janet Hansen General Manager
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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 Mango Bistro.
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.