Resort at Longboat Key Club Review

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220 Sands Point Road, Longboat Key FL 34228
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Editor’s Review of Resort at Longboat Key Club

Arriving at Longboat Key Club is like driving on to a small college campus, one where you're immediately welcome as part of the alumni family. That's because Longboat Key Club is not merely a resort but a thriving year-round community where fortunate members expect their fitness center to rival any urban health club in America (actually it's better when you consider all the classes being offered on the beach at the Mind & Motion Studio). Then there are the 45 holes of golf, well-manicured and free of charge to all bird life including swans, great blue herons, and those pink roseate spoonbills, and the 20 clay courts in the Tennis Gardens, home to the professional Sarasota Open each year.

Oh, there's so much more at this 410-acre
... more property, located on a barrier island just outside of Sarasota. For starters, hit the long expanse of white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico and the resort's kayaks, sailboats and other beach toys. The comfy chaise lounge chairs at the pool, where full waiter service is featured, are another hot spot for sun worshippers. The six restaurants scattered across the property use produce supplied by 25 local purveyors and the resort even has its own herb and vegetable garden. A short shuttle from the hotel is the marina, the largest in southwest Florida, offering fishing, sailing and boating charters.

For families, a year-round Camp Loggerhead is available for kids ages 5 to 12. The spa offers mother and daughter manicures and pedicures, and the fitness center will arrange a guided sea kayaking tour through the mangroves with a naturalist or a yoga retreat for the family on the beach.

The spacious rooms include two-bedroom suites with full kitchens so you don't have to dine out every meal. And the best part, however, is the balcony perfectly perched over the Gulf of Mexico so you can see the red orb of a sun melt into the waters nightly. That's our idea of paradise.
Our Editor Loves
  • Beachfront locale and heated pool
  • Children's program for ages 5 to 12
  • Spacious rooms with balconies and beach or resort views
Family Interests
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Water Sports
  • Sailing
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
Our Member Reviews 676 Reviews
Disappointed- not family friendly
Reviewed on 04/15/2016
This place was a recommendation and from all online reviews seemed perfect. Sadly once we rolled in the excitement wore off. This is not a resort for a young family but geared towards a much older crowd. The pool was tiny and ...
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The Resort at Longboat Key Club has 223 guestrooms and suites. They range in size from standard guestrooms to two-bedroom suites, and all come with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, mini-bars and deluxe bathroom amenities. Rollaway beds are available for $30 per night.

Standard Rooms
Standard Rooms are 425 square feet in size with one king or two double beds. Beach views are available, and all come with mini-fridges, microwaves and the standard amenities.

Junior Suites
Junior Suites are 650 square feet in size with one king bed and one sofa bed in the living area. All come with kitchenettes (no oven), a dining table for four and a washer and dryer, plus all of the standard amenities. Junior Suites offer beach views, premium beach views, lagoon views or golf course views.

One-Bedroom Suites
One-Bedroom Suites are 850 square feet in size with beach and golf course views available. They offer one master bedroom with a king bed and a living area with a queen sofa bed. There is also a large balcony, full kitchen, washer and dryer and all of the standard amenities.

Two-Bedroom Suites
Two-Bedroom Suites have large sitting areas and full kitchens in 1,260 square feet of space. The kitchen boasts a refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, blender, toaster and microwave. The master bedroom has a king bed, while there are two double beds in the other bedroom. The living area also has a sofa bed, which allows this suite to sleep a total of eight guests. Balconies offer beach views, with chaise lounge chairs for sunning in private.

There's also a washer and dryer in the hallway to the master bedroom, and there are two bathrooms, each connected to one bedroom for more space and privacy.

Deluxe Two-Bedroom Suites
Slightly larger than regular Two-Bedroom Suites are the Deluxe versions at 1,750 square feet. These offer all the same amenities, but with more space.


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