We stayed in a two bedroom condo across the street from the beach. The studios and 2 penthouse 2 bedroom condos are on the beach. Our condo was nice and clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. The kitchen was well stocked with nice tableware and pots/pans for cooking. They also had gas grills for use and we grilled the redfish we caught for dinner one night. It was so easy to walk to the beach and it was very calm and peaceful. Hardly anyone was there the first week of December. I loved walking the beach and they have lots of shells. We also walked the morning after it rained and saw more shells, crab claws, horseshoe crabs. The resort has plenty of beach lounge chairs on the beach for your use. The resort also has a pool but we did not use it. They had a continental breakfast one morning that we attended and hot dogs at lunch one day - we went to the beach instead. We went fishing with Abbotts and caught lots of fish. Many redfish (but you rules only allow you to keep one each), a large Pompano, lady fish, trout, grunts, and sheepshead. It was lots of fun and Greg Abbott knew right where the fish were. We toured the Mote Marine Aquarium which was also good and would be fun for the kids as well. We also toured the Ringling Circus Museum, Art Museum and Home which is took the better part of a day. There are many things to do and beaches in this area and Gulf Tides was a great home base. Even if you just like the beach, you will like this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Contemporary, luxurious studios, one bedroom and two bedroom condominiums border the Gulf of Mexico. Each condo has a fully equipped kitchen, cable television, linens, central heat and air, private phones and free laundry facilities either in your condo or in your building. Tennis court, pool, bicycles. ... more less
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- Gulf Tides Of Longboat Key Hotel Longboat Key