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The Inn at Turtle Beach
Ranked #1 of 5 Sarasota B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Not sure if the other reviewer is a friend of the family or what. This place is NOTHING like the website, or the owner's description. Cramped, dark room, with no view. No hot water (owner suggested running it for 15-20 minutes). This is not on a beach at all, it is on a small dock in a bay inlet. The swimming pool is very small, and wasn't heated. Walls are thin, you could hear the couple next door having a normal conversation. Internet was non-existent, the owner the next day explained that they hadn't updated their guest guide for the current router. In fact, the owner said, he's "had it with this place" and is leaving. The lack of attention to detail is appalling. We left after one night, for which we paid $350. I'd say this place was worth about 1/2 the price.
Note: If you want this area, the best beach is up the road about 5 miles, Siesta Beach. It's all condos, some are for rent, so you'll have to do some hunting. Siesta beach has great powdery sand, but the sand at Turtle Beach (1/2 mile north of this resort) is gravelly broken shells.

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Gailkippy, Owner at The Inn at Turtle Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2013

While I respond to this review I am stting in a gorgeous gazebo on top of the water as the sun sets. I am surrounded by pelicans, herons, kayakers and newlyweds fishing off the docks. All of our cottages have free Wi Fi and hot water along with private courtyards and large private hot tub spas. Please read the review below.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

From the moment we arrived to the minute we left, this amazing property and the management was outstanding. The property was so peaceful and beautiful, there seemed to be something new to admire at each step. The view was amazing and management told us of the magnificient sunsets....The room was wonderful, and all of the free ammenities were just a bonus. We booked another trip a few months away beacause we did not get to enjoy all of the things they offer...so Thanks to all involved with this lovely property....we will be back...
Elizabeth & Terry

Room Tip: this time we are booking time enough out to get a view overlooking the bay, remember the rooms book...
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Elizabeth C
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Address: 9004 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242-2918
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Sarasota
Price Range: $173 - $372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Turtle Beach offers an exclusive private getaway perfect for your honeymoon, anniversaries, wedding proposal or engagement. An intimate resort hotel located on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida is just minutes away from Turtle Beach located right on the Gulf of Mexico. The Inn features a private hot tub with every suite, an intimate enclosed courtyard and private hammocks, complimentary bikes, canoes, kayaks, fishing equipment and beautiful views of the water. The Inn is a mere two-minute walk to the islands sandy beaches. Surprise your significant other with a romantic getaway at The Inn at Turtle Beach by booking online or calling us today! ... more   less 
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