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“All We Hoped For And More!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Wicker Inn

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Wicker Inn
Sioux City, Iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“All We Hoped For And More!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2008

The Wicker Inn is truly as the website depicts it. My husband and I stayed with our 2 younger children (8 and 6) Nov. 30- Dec.3, 2007. I wished we had booked more days. None of us wanted to leave. We return to Florida every year and visit family. Each time we include a few intimate days just for us at the beach. We haven't been impressed enough to ever stay the same place twice. Until the Wicker Inn. Our search is over. This is it! The staff was wonderful. (Better than at some 4 star resorts.) The bungalows were very clean and comfortable. The grounds were beautiful and impeccably maintained. They overflowed with an abundance of flowers, tropical plants, palm trees and a crushed shell pathway that meandered through it all. The beach was gorgeous with breathtaking sunsets every night. It was peaceful, unspoiled. We had the smell of the salty ocean and the sound of the waves steadily breaking on the shore. We wiggled our toes in the sand and watched the sandpipers scurry to and fro. We took leisurely walks and heard the laughter of our kids as they built sandcastles. All close to our room. So it was convenient to go from the pool to the ocean to our bungalow (for food, drinks, bathroom breaks, etc.) and back again. It's also close to St. Armands Circle which is full of unique shops and a good selection of restaurants. I highly recommend The Wicker Inn to anyone wanting a true Florida beach experience.

  • Liked — Very clean with the comforts of home.
  • Disliked — That we didn't book it for more nights!
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2008

We stayed at the Wicker Inn for the first time Dec 2007 for the Christmas Holiday. We had a wonderful stay. The villa was beautiful and well laid out. The grounds are well maintaned. The pool in the middle of the villas with the palm trees full of coconuts and flowering bushes makes a beautiful courtyard area. The staff was friendly and helpful with many sugestion for restaurants and things to do. We look forward to staying there again soon. Thanks for a wonderful vacation!

  • Liked — everything!
  • Disliked — lack of signage, hard to locate
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
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5 Thank decvacation
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2007

I had heard good things about the Wicker Inn and have to say the praise was thoroughly deserved. I also thought that the Inn couldn't possibly be as good as the website suggested but it was.
An idyllic location right on the beach of Longboat Key. Far enough to be away from the hurley burley of the city but close enough to St.Armands Circle and some really lovely restaurants.
The appartments are clean and fresh. Well laid out and excellent decor.
Loved the pool and surround. Plenty of space to while away a few hours.I thought that the courtyard effect of having the appartments laid out surrounding the pool provided an old world effect which would have graced any European resort.
Most impressive of all was the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Just the right level of contact. Never intrusive but always available to assist. Always willing to recommend restaurants and places of interest.
I most certainly be heading back there next time I visit Sarasota. I am certain you would not be disappointed by your stay here.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Entrance to the hotel. Signs small and can easily be missed
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Wicker Inn

Property: Wicker Inn
Address: 5581 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228
Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Longboat Key
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the white sands and gentle waters of the Gulf of Mexico just steps away from your suite or cottage. Choose from ten suites or one cottage scattered around a beautiful heated pool. The one and two bedroom accommodations are fully equipped for your every vacation need. Vacation at The Wicker Inn Beach Resort for a wonderful, relaxing getaway. ... more   less 
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Wicker Hotel Longboat Key

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