Ratings based on 186 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Tampa Fl
Posted May 26, 2015
Lana was excellent. Went above and beyond to mame us comfy treated like we were Royalty
by A verified traveler from Plant City,Fl.
We were not treated fairly.Posted May 19, 2015
Pros: Because of this bad experience, not nuch.
Cons: Customer service!!!!!!
Location: Location is good. We didn't do anything near by.
Made our reservation well in advance and requested a certain room which we were assured we were scheduled in. On arrival we were told the room had been closed for a maintenance issue and we were moved, I understand this. But we had asked for this room in particular because of the view. We went from a second floor room with a spectacular view to a ground floor corner room that we could see nothing but the bushes I front of the patio and if you stood up, maybe the top rail of the pool fence. I understand things happen, but we should have been given the option of canceling the reservation without penalty or given a reduced rate. Even if they had moved us to another room on the second floor, it would have been better. As a result, our weekend was ruined .We are not people that "do" the pool or even the beach. We prefer to sit on out balcony and watch the activity in the pool and on the beach and listen to the ocean. Out response from the staff was, "There is nothing we can do." Poor customer service!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Miami Florida
Very comfyPosted May 13, 2015
Great little extended stay style hotel. Wish we could of stayed longer than 2 nights. The room was larger than expected. Room had a full kitchen with everything you could need to cook and eat with. Our room was fifty steps away from the beach. The staff was helpful and nice. Our room was clean and stocked. Would love to go back again.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Apr 30, 2015
Pros: Quiet, beach chairs provided.
Location: We enjoyed the proximity to Sarasota and Anna Marie island.
Nice location, beach chairs and umbrellas were provided. Very nice touch. Reception when we checked in was a little chilly, girl must have been having a bad day. Quiet, peaceful location.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Beach holidayPosted Apr 28, 2015 on Hotels
very nice situation - straight on to the beach - nice clean room
for Personal Eventby A verified traveler
Recovery Get Away*Posted Apr 27, 2015 on Hotels
I had went on the retreat as a Recovery Gift. The Guest Service was wonderful, I So very much enjoyed the beach, beautiful landscape. The issue I encountered was the refridge was not in working order, didn't keep cold, I had to buy a cooler, then found out there was No Ice Machine. The Bed was like Sleeping on the Box Springs. After working out the Stiffness & No Solid night Sleep, I made the best of my stay. Would I stay there again, Questionable ?
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from KC,MO
Beach wedding shoppingPosted Apr 22, 2015
We arrived late, but everything was set up for us. They provide beach chairs and umbrellas for free. It is right on the beach. The bed was very firm. We on met with staff on check in and check out, so honestly, they were good when we did see them. It was a nice stay.
by A verified traveler from Madeira Beach
Posted Apr 21, 2015
Very disappointing: screen porch was right on walkway with everyone walking by constantly- no privacy at at, not even for a cup of morning coffee. Offered coffee & maker buy no filters to use and no tea available. Ants in bathtub and kitchen counters. Shower mat; all molded. Shuffle board and put putt golf only available during 9-5 hrs because office closes and can't get any equipment after that. Not worth the price; been to ALOT nice placed in area on beach with better care and service.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Westchester, NY
Mellow momentsPosted Apr 16, 2015
Superb location on quiet beach. Great view! Nice pool, nearby deli and restaurants. Modest and lovely!
for Familiesby Joan from Easton, PA
Great little place!Posted Apr 6, 2015 on Hotels
Really enjoyed Longboat Key, it is beautiful! Everyone was really nice and accommodating at the Silver Sands! It is more of a motel type set up than a resort, but it is right on the beach and was a great value for the price compared to other hotels in the area. Our 1 bedroom/1bath was nice, full size fridge, stove, etc. We had the garden view near the office. It was nice, quiet. The grounds were well maintained. Great section of beach with what looked like private homes on either side, so not busy at all...we loved that! We did travel to Siesta Key for the day once during the week since it had been rated "best beach" but Longboat Key is just as nice and not nearly as crowded! My only comments on the room itself is that it could use a thorough dusting on trim work, blinds etc, as those things looked neglected. I would also probably spend the extra money and book a 2 bedroom next time. Our kids are 11 & 14, and even though it says it can sleep 4 adults, that is probably a stretch for a week. As is typical for a sleeper sofa, it is not very comfortable for more that a night or 2. We stayed in room 234. My only other suggestion is more lighting in the bedroom, as it is dark and when you have 4 people trying to shower and get ready, you can't see really well in the mirror in the bedroom if someone is occupying the bathroom. Otherwise great stay! It is no Marriott, nor does it pretend to be, but you are not dealing with crowds, elevators, etc. Nice relaxing week!