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985 Gulf Blvd, Englewood, FL 34223-5909
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#2 of 14 Specialty lodging in Englewood
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.5
Value
4.5
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
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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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
Sofa
Telephone
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Afrikaans, Dutch
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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 2020
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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 contributions2 helpful votes
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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Cynthia H wrote a review Sep 2020
Sheridan, Indiana4 contributions3 helpful votes
This place is amazing. Having the beach on one side and the bay on the other was the main reason for choosing to stay there for our 25th anniversary. If I had just one thing to say negative is the grounds/pool areas could have been cleaned up a bit more. The office lady and the staff were all very friendly. Will be staying again for a girls trip.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Janet Hansen, General Manager at WannaB Inn
Responded Oct 13, 2020
Hi Cynthia, Happy 25th Anniversary, thank you for choosing to celebrate such a special occasion with us! We look forward to seeing you for your girls trip and we promise that we are working very hard to keep the grounds and pools clean for all of our guests.
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SusieQ wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions5 helpful votes
We have been to WannaB Inn before but this time, it was even better! It was so good to be able to walk along the beach and hunt for sharks teeth and shells-and there were plenty of both! The accommodations are not fancy but are clean and have everything you need to make your visit special! This place makes you feel like you are tucked away in some hidden spot of Florida right on the Gulf! We really like the fact that we can come there and not have to leave until time to go home-although there are plenty of stores and restaurants within a few miles if you need something or want to eat out. The staff is super friendly and helpful! Safety practices were in effect due to the virus and everyone was following them. This will not be our last visit to WannaB Inn!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Janet Hansen, General Manager at WannaB Inn
Responded Oct 13, 2020
Hi Fitter30, This is what we love to hear – that things keep getting better. We appreciate your patronage during these uncertain times and we’re thrilled that you felt safe and welcomed. We’ll see you again soon!
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Debbie K wrote a review Aug 2020
Tampa, Florida79 contributions47 helpful votes
WannaB Inn is a clean well-managed property with several different types of rooms. They have the old style single story motel rooms but also have fully equipped condo style rooms. Some of the buildings overlook Lemon Bay but they have several that are on the Gulf beach. This place next to a State Park (Stump Pass) so the traffic and beachgoers are limited. We have stayed here three times in the past 8 years and love it.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Janet Hansen, General Manager at WannaB Inn
Responded Oct 13, 2020
Hi Debbie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoy your time with us and we can’t wait until stay number 4!
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Pioneer552042 wrote a review Aug 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is amazing. Great for families with children or without just a quick getaway. The facilities are amazing the staff it’s incredible the beach was is out of this world the environment is super peaceful I am in love with this place. I wanna B there every weekend. The ladies at the front desk are super helpful and professionals. I recommend this place highly superclean
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Responded Oct 13, 2020
Hi Pioneer552042, We want you to be here every weekend too! We couldn’t be prouder to receive this review and I’ll be sure to pass your kind words on to the ladies at the front desk and the housekeepers and maintenance staff that keep everything super clean.
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Cheryl H wrote a review Aug 2020
Elizabethtown, Kentucky12 contributions3 helpful votes
This was my 1st time here, but my daughter has been here before. Nice quiet beach area. This place is off the mainstream beaches. I you have a boat there is a ramp and dockage available. Our room 111 was 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment ground floor on the beach. They also have 2 pools if you are tired of the beach. They do have some rooms that are pet friendly. We are booked for 2021. Restaurants and bars are about a mile from the resort.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Responded Oct 13, 2020
Hi Cheryl, We are so happy that you chose to visit us, and we hope that this was the first stay of many. Tell your daughter that we said thanks for the recommendation!
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DeeH wrote a review Aug 2020
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This was a mini vacation with family. A perfect place right on the beach. We had a room with a little kitchenette, so we never had to leave. Reminds me of old Florida motels, nothing fancy, but comfortable and your room is just feet from the beach! Make sure to get a room facing the water if you can.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Responded Oct 13, 2020
Hi X3881lElauran, Thank you for your review, we love that you enjoyed your mini vacation with us. We're so pleased that that you got that Old Florida feel - that's what we're known for! We look forward to seeing you again soon, hopefully for an extended vacation.
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carey95 wrote a review Aug 2020
Amelia Island, Florida4 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed in 142 this time - it was great. Always clean and comfortable at WannaB Inn. For those wondering about the way they handle covid: You cannot enter the office and must wear a mask to the walkup window. All housekeeping and maintenance are wearing masks. Pretty strict town, when we occasionally dined out.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Responded Oct 13, 2020
Hi carey95, Thank you for your positive feedback – we love that you felt that Old Florida vibe because that’s what we strive for every day: to provide our guests with a charming Old Florida experience. We look forward to your next visit!
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588franklind wrote a review Aug 2020
15 contributions3 helpful votes
We arrived a little late and room wasn't ready but were treated to a bottle of wine for our understanding! Staff very courteous and willing to accommodate.They did extra covid cleaning. Weather could not have been better. Nice stretch of beach and State Park is right next to it. It made it an extra attraction! You also can search sand for SHARK TEETH!! Also, is turtle hatching time. Awesome experience. Will stay again
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Hi 588franklind, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to welcoming you again soon and thank you for your kind words about our staff.
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PRICE RANGE
$255 - $344 (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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