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atlanta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2008

We looked forward to a nice get away, unfortunately we were very disappointed. The location was beautiful, however, the staff was unprofessional. We were quickly told we would not receive clean sheets all week, getting a trash bag was a big deal and having guests to visit for lunch or a swim was a complete like asking for it to... More 

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Sarasota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2008

This property is a dump. Location is great. However, the property and the staff are the worse I have ever experienced. Having worked in the lodging industry for more than 10 years, I have never witnessed management who was so mean and unaccomodating. They completely violated the entire spirit of the hospitality industry. At one point, the female manager actually... More 

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3 Thank James14566
LongboatSandpiper, Manager at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this review

The Sandpiper Inn is a small casual, family & pet friendly motel with clean rooms located on the Gulf of Mexico. We do not object to guests staying for several hours, however, we had 2 families reserve 1 unit each for the July 4th week. 3 days prior to arrival the 1st family called to change their dates, but never... More 

Prairie Village, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2008

We have just returned from 10 fabulous days at the Sandpiper Inn. This is our favorite place to stay on the Gulf of Mexico, with white sandy beaches and plenty of shelling, and a tropical landscape that sets the scene for a perfect island getaway. Our family stayed in the two-bedroom unit with kitchen, and were more than pleased with... More 

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2008

We have stayed once on Longboat Key at a very expensive resort and decided to try something different. We were very happy with our choice of the Sandpiper Inn. It is definitely small so yes, doesn't have all the amenities of a larger resort. But that is more than compensated for by the beautiful grounds and beach. The Sandpiper itself... More 

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Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2008

Pros: Very nice beach and grounds. Close to shopping and restaurants. Very quiet and private beach. Kitchenette fairly adequately stocked for cooking and microwaving. TV with cable. Management was there when we needed questions answered. Cons: Management a little controlling. When checking in, you are given a list of rules for your stay. These include: Filling out a paper every... More 

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Tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2007

My now fiance and I found the Sandpiper Inn on the Chamber of Commerce website of Longboat Key, and fell in love with it online. As soon as we got to the Inn, our first thought was that the internet pictures did not give enough justice to the beautiful property. It was nice being on ground level. To step outside... More 

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1 Thank ElTravelor
Tampa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2007

I booked 3 rooms for our families. Upon arrival we noticed the place was older but looked clean, the rooms are o.k, nothing fancy, noisy window air unit and only in the front room no air or ventilation in the bedrooms or bathroom, but once you cranked down the air to 69 it cooled down fairly nicely after a few... More 

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Towie, Owner Christine Gorman Cullison at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this review

Yes we are an "Old Florida" property bulit in the late 60's on a fantastic gulf front location. As stated on our website we have a small heated pool and only one parking space for each of our 11 units. We are one of the few properties on the island to provide "pet friendly accommodations, however we are considerate of... More 

orlando, fl
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2007

I read the many wonderful reviews about the Sandpiper Inn and called to inquire in late March about availability on one of the oceanfront units for the end of April. I was told that they don't normally reserve units for just a weekend that early in advance but "if the unit was still available a short time out of the... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2006

If you are looking for a small clean hotel on the beach (11 unites all equiped with kitchens),quiet, relaxing, beautiful tropical landscaping, walk out of your room onto the beach, friendly management and has the best sunsets on the gulf - look no further. I have stayed here several times and can't wait to go back. Close to shopping (St.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2006

We stay at Riviera Beach Resort twice a year. It is located on sugar white sand at Longboat Key Florida. The outside of Riviera Beach Resort reminds you of a little Hawaiian village. The managers are great folks and will try hard to make your vacation pleasant. It is not a five star resort, but neither is the price. Al... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $160 - $206 (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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