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Cabana Beach Club by RVA
2 out of 5
5851 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL
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3.44 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (47 reviews)
Nice location and view of the beach

"This unit is located centrally on Longboat. It is the first multi-unit building after a long line of big homes to the North. So when you are on the beach and look to your right, it is nice and quiet. If you look to your left there will be people from the other condo units which continue to the south. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2019

Cabana Beach Club by RVA
THE Beach, Condo #107, Private Beach Open
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0.05 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Clean, comfortable studio in a great location

"This is a very small unit that comfortably accommodates two people. The unit is reasonably well equipped. Assuming you're coming to experience the beach, the unit's location is perfect, only steps from the sand, and it's a first floor end unit offering maximum privacy. We liked the property's location, ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

THE Beach, Condo #107, Private Beach Open
Pet Friendly Longboat Key Condo - Steps From Beach !!
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0.74 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (49 reviews)
Best place to stay on LBK.

"Mark has been a great host. Accommodating, kind and quick to respond. Would rent from him again."…"

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Pet Friendly Longboat Key Condo - Steps From Beach !!
Pet Friendly Longboat Key Condo with View of Gulf
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0.74 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (69 reviews)
Great stay

"Great spot for a vacation stay, I would recommend this for 2-4 people."…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Pet Friendly Longboat Key Condo with View of Gulf
AMAZING  OCEAN VIEWS FROM  PRIVATE BALCONY
The price is $189 per night
0.05 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
As pictures, as advertised, location is great if you want remote location, quiet, secluded!

"Great!"…"

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

AMAZING OCEAN VIEWS FROM PRIVATE BALCONY
Beautiful Beach Views that will let you see 2020 in a whole new perspective
4.9/5Exceptional! (107 reviews)
Quiet Cabana Club

"Loved this property for its great location and views of the Gulf. We woke each morning listening to the waves of the gulf and then watched the sunset each evening from our lanai! The quiet location was perfect and right on the beach. Our unit was larger than we expected and fulfilled all of our needs! ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2020

Beautiful Beach Views that will let you see 2020 in a whole new perspective
The Beach on Longboat Key by RVA
3 out of 5
3465 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL
The price is $170 per night
0.05 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (178 reviews)

"Loved the view I had a first floor studio, very organized and cute, loved the balcony and definitely the private beach access, the apartment was comfortable and very private."…"

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

The Beach on Longboat Key by RVA
Casa Del Mar Longboat Key
4 out of 5
4621 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL
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1.64 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (80 reviews)

"Very nice property and immaculate. Just steps to the beach on this beachfront property. Seems to have been recently updated and very tastefully done. Bring your own paper goods, even if you are just staying for a week."…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Casa Del Mar Longboat Key
Sea Club I Beach Resort
3 out of 5
4141 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL
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1.01 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (111 reviews)

"This property is "vintage", but the managers are wonderful, helpful, friendly and made us feel like family. The other guests there are multi-year returners. Laid back experience and will definitely stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Sea Club I Beach Resort
Sandpiper Inn
2.5 out of 5
5451 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL
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2.79 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"Beachfront location was great. Close to restaurants and bike rental. Room was very nice and had everything we needed."…"

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

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Visiting Longboat Key

Travelers to Longboat Key give high marks for the beaches. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its monuments. Top sights around the area include Mote Marine Aquarium, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and Sarasota Jungle Gardens.

  • You'll find 3439 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Sarasota
  • The closest major airport is in Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), 5 mi (8 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), 26.8 mi (43.1 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Longboat Key

The city's sunsets and beaches provide a picturesque setting and places to visit include Beer Can Island. Boating is a top activity, and Cannons Marina is one place to visit. Additionally, you might want to add Quick Point Nature Reserve to your agenda.

In Longboat Key, there are 132 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Below are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Casa Del Mar Longboat Key - With a stay at this 4-star condo resort, guests can enjoy access to an outdoor pool and free parking, along with an in-room kitchen. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its family-friendly amenities and beach locale.
  • Sandpiper Inn - Our customers love the helpful staff and WiFi at this apartment. This 2-star apartment features an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • Zota Beach Resort - With a stay at this 3.5-star resort, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and an outdoor pool, along with a private balcony. Expedia customers like its pool and clean, comfortable rooms.

Outside the city, top places to visit include Mote Marine Aquarium, 4.6 mi/7.3 km from the city center, and John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, which is 4.6 mi (7.4 km) away.

Dressing for Longboat Key

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 79°F and the nighttime average to be 51°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 90°F during the day and 60°F at night
  • July through September averages 91°F during the day and 71°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 87°F during the day and 52°F at night
  • Longboat Key gets about 56.18 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 91°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 53°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Longboat Key?
The Resort at Longboat Key Club is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 4-star resort offers a marina and a full-service spa. Zota Beach Resort is another favorite option for your trip based on traveler reviews.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Longboat Key, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your check-in date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best deals available in Longboat Key.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Longboat Key?
For more information about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Longboat Key, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Longboat Key?
Based on reviews, The Resort at Longboat Key Club is a popular resort for our travelers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking.
What's the best hotel for a couple visiting Longboat Key?
The Beach on Longboat Key by RVA is a favorite 3-star condo for couples, and features pillowtop beds and flat-screen TVs. Another good option for a stay with your sweetheart is Outrigger 9 Gulf Front First Level Walk out to the Beach Oct-nov $195 per Night.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Longboat Key?
Zota Beach Resort is a top dog-friendly resort, and offers a private beach along with free WiFi for its human guests.
What about the best place to stay near Harborside Golf Course at Longboat Key Club?
One of the top choices for your stay is The Resort at Longboat Key Club, located next to Harborside Golf Course at Longboat Key Club, and this 4-star resort offers a marina and a full-service spa. Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach and The Westin Sarasota are two other good options within 5 miles.
What's the best accommodation for a beach vacation in Longboat Key?
The Resort at Longboat Key Club is a top 3-star beachfront condo with an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Zota Beach Resort is another good option to stay near the beach. Head to Beer Can Island or Lido Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best high-end hotel in Longboat Key?
The Resort at Longboat Key Club is a 4-star resort with a private beach and 6 restaurants, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay.
What are some accommodations with pools in Longboat Key?
Casa Del Mar Longboat Key is a popular 4-star condo resort featuring an outdoor pool, 2 outdoor tennis courts, and free WiFi. A couple of other options with an onsite pool include Beach Castle Resort by RVA and Sea Club I Beach Resort.
What is the best spa hotel in Longboat Key?
Beach Castle Resort by RVA is a top spa hotel featuring a private beach and an outdoor pool. Kick back and relax in the spa tub. Other popular spa hotels in Longboat Key include Gulf Tides and The Resort at Longboat Key Club.
What is the best accommodation for staying close to Tampa International Airport (TPA)?
Ramada by Wyndham Tampa Airport Westshore is a popular 3-star hotel featuring a restaurant and an outdoor pool. It’s located a short 1.9 mi (3 km) from Tampa Intl. Airport. Other choices close to the airport are Tampa Airport Marriott and Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay.

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