We found Longboat Key Resort online and decided to roll the dice-we're very happy we did. Easy to find in Sarasota, minutes from a shopping and restaurant area yet still felt away from it all. We were greeted at the check in desk with friendly smiles and escorted to our spacious room which turned out to be a nice, clean efficiency apartment complete with dishwasher, laundry facilities, stove, and refrigerator overlooking the lagoon. There is a grocery store down the road and we loaded up with breakfast and dinner treats deciding to spend our money on lunches and drinks on the gorgeous beach. While having dinner on the balcony one night, we heard a noise and looked down to see two manatees playing in the water! The beach staff was very attentive, helpful in setting up our chairs and umbrellas for the day, and the waitstaff was excellent. This is a very relaxing beach resort, there were lots of families with kids ranging in age from two-older teens. If you're looking for a party resort, this is not it. The resort has an excellent work out/spa center-several golf courses-a gorgeous pool if you're not into the beach, and huge grounds for jogging or walking. We only used the main restaurant a couple of times and our dinners were exceptional! We travel a lot and this has to be one of the nicest resorts we've found. My wife used the spa for a massage and loved the individual attention. I used the wonderful weight/work out room and was ignored both coming and going by the staff.
Traveller from Denver
Nestled on the beach, this Longboat Key resort is within a 15-minute walk of Sarasota BayWalk and Mote Marine Aquarium. St …More