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“Great Service, Great Hotel, A Little Outdated” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Resort at Longboat Key Club
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Longboat Key
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Great Service, Great Hotel, A Little Outdated”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2007

We recently stayed in a Club Suite at the Longboat Key Club, Room 4102. At check-in, I was suprised to have been given a 1st floor room, after requesting a high floor, but I highly suggest it. The seven buildings at the Longboat Key Club have a parking area on each "ground floor" of the building. This means that the 1st Floor is on the 2nd Level. Furthermore, 1st Floor rooms have both a balcony and a deck, w/ very easy beach access. Our room was spacious, although most appliances were very outdated. We used the pull-out couch, which was comfy, and the actual beds were awesome. The balcony doors could really use a screen, as the only option was open (fresh air+bugs) or closed (no bugs, but only A/C). Right up the street on Gulf of Mexico Drive is a Publix shopping center, and we found it very convienent and relaxing to cook our own meals inside the room. Definatly take advantage of the free bike rentals, we rode about 10 miles and it was lovely. We reccomend to take the sidewalk path down to the Publix and back. **Be Careful for the Old People Drivers, They shouldn't be on the road**. The beach itself was lovely too. I don't remember the name, but about 10-15 miles north on Longboat Key is this little shack that serves great and cheap meals (meals at Longboat Key are Very Expensive). We were able to fly down there and back for free w/FF miles, but we had to leave out of Tampa. Our flight was very early, so we chose to leave the hotel the night before, and stay in Tampa. Two Tips: 1)They aren't nice when it comes to late check-out. If you request it, they say "30 minutes, maybe an hour extra." 2)Just stay there and get up extra early. The Airport hotel we stayed at was so disgusting, we would have rather gotten up at 3 in the morning than stay there again.

The Takeaway: Longboat Key Club is a nice, but outdated hotel. Expect great staff and service, but VERY high prices.

  • Liked — The Service and the Bike Rentals
  • Disliked — The Price
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled on business
    • 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
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Resort at Longboat Key Club

Property: Resort at Longboat Key Club
Address: 220 Sands Point Road, Longboat Key, FL 34228-3910
Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Longboat Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Resort at Longboat Key Club 4*
Number of rooms: 225
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AAA Four-Diamond private beach front resort just off the coast of Sarasota. Elegantly appointed suite accommodations feature a kitchen, washer/dryer, private balcony and twice daily housekeeping. On-site amenities include six restaurants, championship golf, all new Tennis Gardens, Spa, fitness center, marina, year-round Kids Klub and miles of white sand beach. ... more   less 
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