by Caroline Costello
You’ll find affordable, cozy accommodations at the Conclare Aman’s Beach Resort, located just a short walk from Crescent Beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Although a two-night stay is required here, a wide range of rooms from studios to three-bedroom apartments will accommodate families of (almost) any size. Amenities are limited (no kids’ club or character dining here), but charming additions like a BBQ area, shuffleboard, a heated pool and even a waterfall fountain are nice touches. Families can rent umbrellas, beach chairs or kayaks on the adjacent Crescent Beach.
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- Affordable rates
- Short walk from the beach
- Multiple-room lodging available
We loved our stay at Conclare!!! No, it is not a large fancy 5 star resort hotel but it’s also not $500 a night. These rooms are very reasonably priced, they were clean and well kept. The staff was very sweet and friendly. Your walk down to the beach is only 300 ft. so you can come back to your room as often as needed for whatever reason. There is a decent pool available as well.
The beach was very pretty. There were some storms right before we arrived, so there was seaweed in the water and on the sand. However that is not typical for Siesta Key. The seaweed was completely gone after about 3 days. The water was crystal clear and the sand was very soft and cool.
My only complaint was that there is nowhere to set up your personal umbrella or chairs, not even on the private part of the beach that is reserved for Conclare. There are venders on the beach that have paid to use that space for their business. Therefore, you are practically forced to rent their chairs and umbrellas if you want a spot on the beach. You are not allowed to set up your personal stuff in their space or even in front of them. The venders are set up from 7am-5pm everyday.
My husband and I had a wonderful vacation here at the Conclare. It was close to everything that we wanted to visit plus the beach is only 300 yards away. We stay in Unit #15 which was terrific with a King bed, huge flat screen TV plus a walk in shower. The grounds are very beautiful well maintained, a very relaxing atmosphere. The office staff is so helpful they were great.