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Sandpiper Inn

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06/06/2017 06/07/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Sandpiper for a week in late April after extensive research to find accommodation directly on the beach.We negotiated to have one of the 2 Gulfside units as they are extremely popular due to their location directly facing the ocean.Sandpiper was , as previously stated , spotlessly clean and tidy.Very effective air con , huge fridge with ice maker and...

Thank katrinamac12
Christine C, Owner at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this review

We are very glad you had a relaxing stay at our beautiful "old Florida" paradise. You are correct our Gulf front units are very popular and are full most of the time. Fortunately, we had an opportunity to replace the old blinds this week with a custom pair that will not impair the awesome Gulf view! I have been replacing...

Reviewed March 17, 2017

My wife and I spent a long weekend at The Sandpiper Inn. The owners, the grounds, the room, and the other guests were all awesome! We went down for a Pittsburgh Pirates spring training baseball game in Bradenton. We could not have been more pleased with our stay, and would highly recommend this place to anyone!

2Thank Brandon P
angouleme, france
Reviewed February 13, 2017

have delayed writing this review about our 2nd visit to the Sandpiper as I want to keep it as our 'special place' but equally I want them to be a successful business so we can return in 2 yrs time. We really love it here - absolute perfection, we relax immmediately. All is quiet, clean, warm & welcoming. Christine &...

1Thank mitsy58
Reviewed February 4, 2017

We discovered this place last year and booked again for 2017. The place is immaculate with excellent services. This is not a hotel but a laid back, well run establishment. Located right on the beach with patios, beach chairs and an area to barbecue. There are not a lot of rooms so it is important to book ahead. Great location...

Thank redramPhiladelphia
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Best place ever, clean. Spotless. Owners are so nice. They are all about keeping you happy. The sunsets are amazing. Dog and kid friendly if need be. The rooms are so pretty. There is always clean bedding.

1Thank varallocooper
Christine C, Owner at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! Harold & I have worked very hard to make this "Old Florida" Property even better. In 2016 we replaced all the mattresses and gotten new furniture. Happy to report the sunsets are still awesome and no snow in sight!! Life is always better at the Beach! Sunny Regards Christine Gorman Cullison Innkeeper Sandpiper INN...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 9, 2017

I don't know if Corey Wright or TripAdvisor are to blame but Corey's review is not about Sandpiper Inn, Longboat Key. I have stayed there and am about to go back again which surely says it all. It is well equipped, quiet, right on the beach, friendly and laid back. Just what you want for a relaxed and peaceful break....

Thank robincarsberg
Christine C, Owner at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words we are extremely grateful for our longtime, returning guests from all corners of the world. The friendships developed here at the Sandpiper Inn Longboat Key are truly priceless! Life is always better at the Beach Sunny Regards Christine Gorman Cullison Innkeeper Sandpiper INN Longboat Key, Florida

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Reviewed November 21, 2016

A friend suggested Longboat Key for our trip to Florida. We didn't want a high rise or a huge property with hundreds of guests. Sandpiper Inn is right along the beach where we could sit on beach chairs, sip wine and enjoy the sunset. There are only about 10 units in this single story, well-maintained property. We had a one...

Thank Judy R
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Our stay at Sandpiper Inn was AWESOME!! We stayed with Our dog Royal. The room was amazing!! It was extremely clean, had a kitchen with everything needed. The owners live on The property and very hospitable. The sunsets at night on the private beach area are AMAZING!!! There is a pet friendly park and restaurants close by and Publix ....

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed October 7, 2016

This is not a place for everyone. You need to like clean, because the room we had was immaculate. It is not a fancy place, so if you are looking for the Ritz, this is not for you. We ended up here out of chance. We were looking for a place to stay on the west coast to avoid the...

Thank Myron S
Maitland, Florida
Reviewed September 15, 2016

We always stay in the beachfront room. However, my guest and her husband enjoyed the cheaper garden view room and has high stars for their stay. This place is unique because it's not a high rise hotel. There are only 12 rooms I think and all are nice! The ocean is just a short walk down the sidewalk. There is...

2Thank lisadangel
Christine C, Owner at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Harold, Ben and I are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Sandpiper Inn Longboat Key, Florida, especially our spectacular sunsets. I just wanted to point out that the air conditioning units are extremely quite Mitsubishi mini splits that are controlled by the guests in each of our 11 units. There are temperature controls that...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Large Studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments all fully furnished with outside patios, all ground level, overlooking lush landscaping and/or our beach, fully equipped kitchens. Private beach furnished with loungers, tables, secluded and unspoiled with fantastic views. Restaurants within walking distance, shopping, theatre, arts, tennis courts, golf, biking all close by. Small dogs allowed. Previously known as Riviera Beach Resort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandpiper Inn

Address: 5451 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1901
Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Price Range: $172 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sandpiper Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Sandpiper Hotel Longboat Key
Sandpiper Motel Longboat Key
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“2 gulf front units more privacy and direct views of the ocean”
katrinamac12, 1 week ago | Read review
“all suites are perfect, with 2 larger suites at the end actually facing the beach”
mitsy58, Feb 13, 2017 | Read review
“Best views - rooms 200 and 201”
C361KTjudyr, Nov 21, 2016 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms as far as we could tell.”
myrons731, Oct 7, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are good. Garden rooms cheaper. Beachfront has more privacy.”
lisadangel, Sep 15, 2016 | Read review
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