We just returned from a great stay at the Turtle Crawl Inn on Longboat Key. Althought we had vacationed many, many times on the Key, this was our first stay at the TCI. We didn;t know much about the property before we arrived except that it was directly on the beach, which is what we were looking for on this visit. We were most pleasantly surprised. From the time of arrival, received by the friendly, courteous and helpful staff, to the end of the stay when we had to finally pull ourselves off the beach to leave, our time at the TCI was fantastic. The units are all very similar in furnishings, etc. although a few of the units have been updated more recently than others. Our unit was very adequate but could use some updating, especially in the bathroom. The BR was a bit small and cramped but adequate. The units also do not have dishwashers but we didn't want to do a lot of cooking anyway. For a family that may a bit more of a problem. The beds were very comfortable, the size of the unit was adequate, and the view from the balcony was fantastic. The beach is wide with miles for walking in either direction. The pool is a bit small and can get crowded but we used it mostly to cool off so it wasn't a problem. Overall this is a bit of a hidden gem and we definitely plan to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Turtle Crawl Inn Resort is the place to enjoy the sound of rolling waves and some of the most spectacular sunsets on Longboat Key.With a wide variety of unit styles and floor plans to choose from, no longer does direct Gulf front mean sacrificing your entire vacation budget. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Turtle Crawl Hotel Longboat Key
- Turtle Crawl Resort