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“Beautiful Accommodations and a Great Value!”
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The Beachcomber
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful Accommodations and a Great Value!”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

We stayed at the Beachcomber at the beginning of June 2012. The complex was beautiful and our one bedroom condo was very nice, spacious, and had everything we needed. As for the last posting under “bad bathrooms”, I do not agree with this review. I saw Beachcomber website pictures for 20+ units before I booked and most condos showed bathroom pictures. It is true that the bathrooms are not huge but their size was more than adequate for our family of 4. All condos at the Beachcomber are individually owned so it is no surprise that you cannot move from unit to unit in case you are not satisfied. If you are that picky, go to a local hotel and pay a lot more money for much smaller accommodations. The Beachcomber is located on a beautiful stretch of beach, it has a very clean, warm beachfront pool and a nice shaded area with more tables and lounge chairs in the back of the building in case you want to have lunch, read a book, or just get out of the sun. The lounge and powder rooms near the pool and beach are large and recently remodeled. Everything is crisp and clean!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Norcross, GA
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

When we arrived the first thing I noticed was someone up on a balcony cleaning. In fact, we found everything clean and in good working order and each time we passed through the lobby there was always someone tidying something up. The staff could not have been nicer. The unit was well equipped, kitchen and bathroom, immaculate, plenty of bath and beach towels. Off the lobby is a room with a few tables and chairs and a wet bar. Also there is an outdoor grill and a pool. If you want to fix dinner and sit at the tables as we did you can watch the sunset over the beach. Very nice and relaxing. They are building a grocery store across the street and it will be finished in December. Also getting back to the unit, it also had a nice assortment of books and videos to suit any taste. Overall, it was a great deal (nice price in the summer during the off-season) and you have everything you could want. Whether, family, couple or friends get-together vacation, this place is ideal. I highly recommend it. Go and enjoy yourself!!!

















































































































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“Bad Bathrooms”


Warning! If you are tall or big, you may not be able to use the bathroom in the beachfront units. Please take notice that they do not have any photos of the bathrooms on the Beachcomber site. They also will not work with you to let you out of your week once you find out that the bathroom is not user friendly. BUYER BEWARE.


beach towels, and anything you might need. Our unit didn't face the ocean, however we could see the bay in morning and watched the sunrise. In the unit, there was an assortment of books and videos from which to choose. The location is awesome. You are right on the beach. They also have a pool and an outdoor grill. In the lobby there is a little entertainment room with a couple of tables with chairs and a wet bar. We took advantage of this when we had some friends over for dinner and of course you can see the sunset from there. We never had any trouble with noise from any other guests. It was summer, so off-season but the property was still about half full. They are building a new grocery store across the street due to be open in December. Longboat Key is a very nice laid-back area. Not a lot going on there, but if you want to just kick back and enjoy the beach, it's for you. I highly recommend this for families, couples, or a getaway with friends. You can't go wrong. Clean, quiet, friendly and you've got the beach. What more could you need? Also if the summer suits you it's off season and the prices are very good.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Louisville, KY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Warning! If you are tall or big, you may not be able to use the bathroom in the beachfront units. Please take notice that they do not have any photos of the bathrooms on the Beachcomber site. They also will not work with you to let you out of your week once you find out that the bathroom is not user friendly. BUYER BEWARE.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank AJ Y
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Canton, Georgia
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2012

We stayed in unit 504, new kitchen counter tops, new tile floors and tile on walls. With the beach view we felt like we were on a cruise ship with a balcony. Very clean unit as well. Overall a wonderful vacation, the staff was quite pleasent and very helpful.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 7, 2012

We stayed in room 401 - it was gorgeous and extremely comfortable. We had a 6 yr old and a 18mos old and the amenities worked out just fine. (We rented a playpen from a local vacation rental companyfor the 18mos old).
With two small kids, having pool and beach right at your door is priceless! There is shopping within a 6 minute walk, but we rented a car which allowed us much more flexibility to find local activities for the kids (like the aquarium and ice cream place the next town over.

What I liked best - the View! Everytime we walked outside, view of the beach took my breath away, also I will never forget, having a stork come up to us on the patio one night as we were eating dinner. What I liked least - leaving!

BTW, I recommend having a car. They told us there was public transit, but when we arrived, we saw one bus and it did not travel very frequently.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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warren
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 17, 2012

first time in longboat, and at the beachcomber.
we absolutly loved it.we stayed in 505...
we went when it was spring break time.
it was so quiet and peaceful.no one ever bothered you.
we will be back and i'm telling all my friends.
thanks for a great place.
we had to stay in clearwater a few days before we had to come back home.
and i cried it was awful the hotel and the beach..
i will never go there again..i just wanted to go back to beachcomber.

Room Tip: we never heard a thing in our place.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Franklin, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2012

Stayed in Unit #602. 2Bdr, 2- half baths and a shared shower area between.

There is not a lot of extra floor space, so things can be a bit snug for a family of four, but it had a great balcony overlooking the beach. The pool had plenty of chairs available. There are also beach chairs available to bring down by the water.

If you only need the room for sleeping and getting ready between journeys to the pool, beach and surrounding area, it works out great. This unit does not have updated amenities like flat screen TVs (I think my ipad screen was larger than the tv in the master bedroom). Twin beds in the 2nd bedroom, take up most of the space. You need to move a bed to get into the closet. I'm wide and barely fit in the bathroom, but again, it met our needs.

All the necessities are there for preparing meals. Coffee or anything on the balcony is great. It was 82 and sunny all week. The beach is more "shelly" than at Anna Maria Island, but with a pair of sneakers, you can go for miles. Two piers are nearby. Saw two Dolphins off shore during the week.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Beachcomber
Address: 2721 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-3138
Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
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Ranked #16 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Longboat Key
Number of rooms: 7
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The Beachcomber Hotel Longboat Key

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