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The Beach on Longboat Key
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75 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Wonderful spot for relaxing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

We recently spent 4 nights here. The location is wonderful...right on the beautiful beach, centrally located on the island and close to St. Armand's Circle and Anna Marie Island. The unit was very clean and had every possible amenity. The kitchen was fully stocked, beach chairs and umbrellas were readily available and we even had free bike rentals. The staff was very friendly and helpful. And, contrary to other reviews, we never heard any noise from the traffic. This is a perfect spot for a relaxing vacation. There are lots of wonderful restaurants within 10 minutes and the island is beautiful. We will be back!

Room Tip: We were in Room 107 (a corner room) which, initially disappointed us as we had wanted a 2nd floor ro...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Michael K
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

We stayed in Room 227. Unobstructed views from the bank of windows looking out at the Gulf. Staff was friendly and accomodating. The room was updated, clean, and modern. The bed, however, left much to be desired. Also, there is some traffic noise--but all of the hotels on this road must have the same thing, especially with the island being so narrow. Nonetheless, we'd definitely come again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Fla-traveler49
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

One of the best Florida vacations we have taken will definitely return. The staff is is great will do anything to make your stay pleasant. The beach is awesome with very few people around and great for collecting sea shells. Was our first stay here and it surpassed our expectations. We would recommend this place to anyone.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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The Woodlands, Texas
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60 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Stayed here for a family reunion - we stayed in a two bedroom which was plenty big for 3 adults and one child. The view was spectacular - we were thrilled to see dolphins swim by. The sand is like sugar - and the uncrowded beach had virtually no seaweed - or rocks. Gentle waves and warm water.
Martha in the office was wonderful! Always offering us more towels or anything to make our stay more pleasurable.
Our issues were few: The Publix Supermarket was closed for renovation so the nearest supermarket was 20 minutes away(versus one mile away). We arrived at night around 8:30 and did not feel like running out for the few basic necessities. Having read other reviews about this property, I would have to agree about hearing everything your neighbor says in the adjoining room. We also found a few bugs - and one lizard in the condo. Not a huge deal for me, but the females I was staying with did not appreciate the unwelcome guests. I mean - it is Florida!
Overall - we LOVED The Beach. If you are looking for location, beach, warm water, great views and great service - stay here!

Room Tip: second floor offers better views!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Happyhubby&Daddy
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

I found the perfect, best hidden, beach getaway that was exactly what our marriage needed! The Beach at Longboat Key is quiet, peaceful and has the most amazing sunsets enjoyed on our private 2nd floor balcony or on the beach which was just a few steps from our room. We went in mid August 2012 to celebrate my birthday and it ended uo being just what the marriage relationshiop doctor ordered! Just a little over 3 hours from Ft. Lauderdale it felt as if we were on a deserted island. We loved the Siesta Key, Sarasota,and Longboat Key area so much we want to move there!

Martha attended to our request to move to a more private studio and we loved the Murphy bed! The room was spotless, large and well equipped with towels, sheets and plenty pillows. With updated, stainless steel appliances it wasn't your cheesy beach decor but a place you could live comfortably. There were a few families there but we had the privacy we needed, upstairs and away from the pool. Siesta Beach is a must visit as is the Ringling Mansion and museum. We are already planning to go again in November!

Room Tip: we stayed in Room 226 and recomended it to my cousin and his wife who drove from New York and they s...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Judith C
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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

My wife and I come down to The Beach from Tampa (an hour and a half) at least 3-4 times per year and stay each time for two nights and three days. We grill (outside) steaks one night and hamburgers the next while we drink wine and watch the sun set. To us, this is the best place on the Gulf. The inside is OK (I don't like the Murphy beds in the studio where we stay) but that is not why we come. The outside up to the Gulf is beautiful and as private as you can get. We can stay at luxury hotels if we want to have fine accomodations and service. If you want a great location on the Gulf, go to the Beach. (I am sitting on the beach at The Beach right now getting ready to dive in the water).

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cleveland, Ohio
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012 via mobile

Very clean and spacious rooms with top of the line appliances. Pool is small but right outside our suite. Suite 101 can easily accommodate at least four adults. We had two pull out queen beds and a seperate king bed. Each in a different room. Washer and dryer. Decent coffee (foldgers). Two large, flatscreen televisions with cable. Fast wi-fi (free). All cooking utilities are included. Staff was very helpful and cheerful. Beach only steps away, with free beach chairs.
Bed linens were clean, but mediocre.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Beach on Longboat Key
Address: 3465 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Unit #103 and Unit #225, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2827
Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Longboat Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Beach on Longboat Key 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blend the vibrant shades of pink and purple sunsets, with the calm turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and you get a vacation experience of a lifetime. The Beach on Longboat Key sits Gulf front and includes all the amenities of a large resort, but without all the crowds and noise. Most of the units at this 15-unit condominium complex feature a view of the Gulf of Mexico, which perfectly compliments the modern, yet beachy décor. Located mid-island, The Beach on Longboat Key is close to Southwest Florida’s ‘Cultural Capital,’ Sarasota, and the eclectic island of Anna Maria Island. For those vacationers that like a more subdued getaway – this 12-mile stretch of beach has everything at its fingertips – from 5-star dining to paddleboard lessons, there is something for everyone.Our on-site amenities are bountiful and include a heated, Gulf front swimming pool, private beach access, BBQ area and on-site office. Choose from our various unit styles that include: studio units, hotel rooms, one- and two-bedroom units and one-bedroom plus den option. All units come equipped with a full-size kitchen or kitchenette, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and daily maid service.Whether traveling as a family, honeymooner, on business or just want a resort with the best accommodations (and views!) Longboat Key has to offer, this is the resort for you. ... more   less 
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