We've been to the Limtree Beach Resort annually for the past 4 years. My parents were initially recommeded to this hotel by their friends who loved it, my parents subsequently stayed at the hotel and loved it as well. My husband, two children and I visited this hotel several times over the last few years - on several ocassions, my parents would join along. The view from a golf front rooms are second to none - especially the gorgeous sunsets. Everyone from the hotel tends to gather by the beach to watch together as the sun goes down, and bongo drums are played in the distance, making the whole experience quite nostalgic. As for the hotel rooms - they are roomy and comfortable. We love having a full kitchen in our 1 bedroom suite, which allows us to cook breakfast, lunch and snacks. The hotel also provides several propane bbq's which allows for delicious steak, chicken and seafood cookouts right on the golf of mexico. The pool is kept very clean and never overcrowded. The clientel are seniors and family and folks to chat with comes easy. Every Tuesday night, the hotel brings in a band, who interacts with the guests. Guests can dance, sing, play the bongos amd shakers, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the show. We always look forward to Tuesday nights. The staff at Limetree are incredibly attentive as well, and respond to any queries promptly. The hotel is also located a 15 minute walk, or 5 minute drive-trolley ride to St. Armands Circle where gorgeous shops and cafe's line the streets. Also nearby, on Longboat Key, is the Aquarium - perfect for the whole family, with the chance to pet the stingrays, visit with dolphins, sharks and manatee. If you are looking for a low key, but fun beach vacation at your doorstep - Limetree is where to be. Thanks Limetree!