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“A bit cramped” 3 of 5 stars
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The Beach on Longboat Key
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Savannah, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A bit cramped”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

There is no question that the location of The Beach on Longboat Key is spectacular, situated just steps away from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. And, we really appreciated being able to relax on the readily available beach chairs. However, we were disappointed with the size and layout of our room. We stayed in a first-floor studio which had a fairly uncomfortable Murphy bed that pulled out in the kitchen. The small TV was located on the same wall as the headboard so it was impossible to lay in bed and watch TV. It was also a bit disturbing to be in bed and blinded by the refrigerator light if opened. The small dining table was located at the entrance to the room, right across from the bathroom. Since it was Murphy bed, there were no nightstands or tables to keep a glass of water or a phone or an alarm clock. And, there were very few other places to set anything down, except for the kitchen counter. When the bed was open, it was extremely awkward trying to navigate to the bathroom or anywhere. The room was kept very clean but the second day, instead of towels being hung in the bathroom and condiments set in the kitchen, the cleaning crew left all of the towels and other items in a tied-up plastic bag on the dining table. Again, you can't beat the location, but the interior was left to be desired.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Woodstock, GA
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

We booked this sight unseen from the internet and were so pleased we wished we could have stayed longer! The kitchen in 107 is a full sized fridge, oven, microwave, dishwasher and fully stocked with paper towels, dish towels. And all kitchen items. Beach front is beautiful and heated pool is small but just right for this size property. Bbq grill, great access to surrounding attractions, everything you need! Some
people liked the upper floor rooms but this one had a little yard space in front of it and would be perfect for kids. We'll be back!

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank traveldancers
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

We were there for the first week of February, it was wonderful. We had a small one bedroom #225 it was clean, and well stocked including beach towels, chairs and umbrellas. The kitchen had pans and utensils for cooking. We could sleep with the slider open and listen to the waves. The beach is very nice right out front, and fairly private as there are no mega condos nearby. We will definitely stay here next time we come down to Florida.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Suffern, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Our stay was for a short time, but was very pleasant. Martha, at the office, is a doll, who can't do enough for you to make your stay a great one. She is helpful, courteous, and extremely nice. No room is a bad room, as each one looks out at the Gulf of Mexico (the first floor rooms are partial view since the shrubs block it somewhat at beach level, so the top floor would give you a full view of the grounds and beach). I liked the first floor because we were in an end unit which was fine for two people. We had the Murphy bed and a beautiful kitchenette that was fully stocked with all you would need, of course, besides your food and drink. It had a pull out sofa but to tell you the truth, the room (Studio) is too small for this. If you pulled it out to have two more people sleep, you won't be able to walk through the room. The room was clean, cleaning staff were nice, and you can't beat the location. The beach is so clean and there is soft, white sand, that cradles your feet like fresh powder. The beach is lovely and waiting for you each day. I liked how the pool was so close as well as the patio right out back to sun or simply eat outside and enjoy the gorgeous weather. I liked this place. It is a small hotel and quiet, but that is what I liked about it. It is has a washer/dryer that you share with others. I never had a problem when I wanted to use it. People were all friendly and how can you go wrong being on the Gulf of Mexico? For the price, it is definitely worth it. Great for couples, families, and the like. Close to great restaurants and shopping too. Great place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank DebD107
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RVAFlorida, Manager at The Beach on Longboat Key, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Thank you for your kind words; we couldn't agree more that Martha is a gem!
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Florida
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I spent a relaxing weekend here in a first floor, studio room with a Murphy bed. Though we had never stayed here at this particular place on Longboat Key, we were surprised over and over by the positives at The Beach. We were surprised to get a weekend room at the last minute and at a reasonable price for a beach front room. We were surprised by how comfortable the bed was. We were surprised by the almost-full kitchen...utensils, coffee maker, range, full-size kitchen, etc. We were surprised by laid-back atmosphere on the beach with chairs and umbrellas. These are the kind of surprises that we like and would recommend to a friend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank cmckin9061
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Winter Park, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed in unit 224 in 2012 and were happy with it, except for the Murphy Bed/TV issue. We booked room 223 this year, a one bedroom unit. Loved the view of the gulf, but the room was a disappointment. It had not been deep cleaned in at least several months. We could write our names in the dust on the headboard and nightstands. Additionally, ceiling fans were dirty, the fridge grate at the bottom was caked with dust. Just a couple of examples. We notified the office and they had the cleaning staff address the issues, but it took a couple of times before they got everything. The whole room just never felt clean. Also, we had sugar ants in the kitchen ( had to move our food) and a couple of other bugs in the room. We love Longboat Key but will choose another place on our next visit.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Tom R
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Cape Coral, Florida
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We went here in July with my son, DIL and grandson. We brought our own tent for the beach which we left on the beach all week. The water was beautiful. The beach was clean and not crowded. The rooms were on the second floor. What a beautiful unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico. Each room has a full kitchen with every thing you can think of. We brought food with us and drinks. The Beach is centrally located between Anna Maria Island and Armand Circle. You must eat at the Beach House for dinner...fabulous! Blue Dolphin for breakfast and The Lazy Lobster. We stayed an additional night..that's how wonderful it was. There were boogie boards, beach chairs and umbrellas available. The pool was clean and very welcoming after a day at the beach, which I might add is a couple of yards away. They have a gas BBQ grill for guests to use. The service was excellent. The rooms were clean. Perfect spot for a relaxing, wonderful vacation. We can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank NRegan
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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 #14 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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