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Sandpiper Inn - Florida

5451 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE , LONGBOAT KEY, FL 34228 USA (Show map)
4.1
36 Reviews
$129 - $269
per night

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About

11 room island beach front property, kitchens, beautiful 10 mile beach, private beach area & cabana. Walk to 6 restaurants and shopping. WE DO NOT PROVIDE BREAKFAST. 1 and 2 bedroom units. Walking beach on exclusive Longboat Key, no crowds. All rooms face pretty garden area or Gulf. Small dogs allowed with permission. NO smoking is allowed anywhere on the property, both inside or outside and including our private beach area.

Rooms & Rates

Room 100

Small studio efficiency room, 250 square feet. Queen bed, love seat. Private patio. This room does not have a kitchen, it has a refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and small sink. This is our smallest room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 107

One bedroom with king bed garden side room, kitchen and bath, 450 square feet. Private patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 101

Two bedroom 1 bath room with kitchen, 570 square feet. King bed in each bedroom. Sleep sofa for 1 in living room. Private patio. LARGE SHOWER, NO TUB

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Room 103

One bedroom with king bed garden side room, kitchen and bath, 450 square feet, sleep sofa in living room. Private patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Room 108

One bedroom with king bed garden side room, kitchen and bath, 450 square feet. Private patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 200

Gulf front one bedroom with king bed, kitchen and bath, 450 square feet. Private patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 104

One bedroom with king bed garden side room, kitchen and bath, 450 square feet, sleep sofa in living room. Private patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Room 102

Two bedroom 1 bath room with kitchen, 570 square feet. King bed in one bedroom and Queen bed in the other bedroom. Private patio. Love seat in living room converts to a single sleeper.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Room 105

One bedroom with king bed garden side room, kitchen and bath, 450 square feet, sleep sofa in living room. Private patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Room 201

Gulf front one bedroom with king bed, kitchen and bath, 450 square feet, Private patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 106

One bedroom with king bed garden side room, kitchen and bath, 450 square feet. Private patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Reviews

Overall
4.1

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.1
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining3.6

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36 Reviews

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Sandpiper Inn

4.0 on September 29, 2014

We loved staying at the Sandpiper Inn while in Florida. We had the most enjoyable time there. We loved the fact that this is such a mellow and relaxing place to stay. It was extremely quiet and beautiful. We were right on the beach in Unit 201 and we loved it. We highly recommend it if you're looking for a great place to unplug, unwind and enjoy the beauty of the beach.


Nice place

3.4 on September 24, 2014

A very nice place to stay, it was a little pricey. The rooms were nice. King size bed a big plus. Kitchenette has everything you needed to cook with. Inn Keeper could have been a little more friendlier, especially when you staying in a high price establishment

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your stay at our wonderful, clean, family & pet friendly, Gulf Front, Paradise, directly on the Beach in Longboat Key Florida. We have renovated this "OLD FLORIDA" property directly on the BEACH and are still working on the baths. Unfortunately, it costs a little more to stay on the beach, but if you are looking to stay on the beach in a calm, quite, clean property you have found our Paradise. We are actually the lowest priced property on the Island, since we are not a high end resort. If you want to save go to Bradenton Beach with the teens & Spring Breakers or on the highway on route 41! MY husband, the Innkeeper on site, while I was taking care of my Mom in Boston during your stay, is a "little shy", he is not unfriendly, based on the price you paid, in fact, sometimes he will talk your "ear off", when you really only want to go to the beach or lounge on one our our fabulous chairs! Many times he is guilty of Too Much Information! Sunny Regards, Christine Gorman Cullison Innkeeper/Owner Sandpiper Inn Longboat Key, Florida "Life is always Better at the Beach" especially today when the Dolphins were playing in the Gulf at sunset!


Lovely 3 night stay

3.8 on September 09, 2014

We have a vacation home in Bradenton but often decide to stay on the beach for 2 or 3 nights, usually booking at the last minute. Value for money wise you cannot beat the Sandpiper Inn - we stayed in one of the 2 Direct Gulf View apartments and it was everything we could have expected, clean, comfortable, literally on the beach and such great value for money. We will definitely be staying again.


Day at the beach

3.8 on August 24, 2014

Very enjoyable, we would recommend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your stay. We are happy you enjoyed our piece of Paradise. Sunny Regards, Christine Gorman Cullison Sandpiper Inn Longboat Key Florida "Life is always better At the Beach"


Lovely small inn

3.6 on August 13, 2014

The location was perfect. Very quiet Loved the private beach

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your stay, we are glad you enjoyed your visit in Paradise. As stated on our website we do not provide daily maid service, but do swap out towels, etc. and we do not have a restaurant, but have full kitchens in our units. There are 6 restaurants in walking distance and dozens within a short drive. Life is always better at the beach, Sunny Regards.


Loved every second of our stay!!

5 on August 06, 2014

We loved the sandpiper inn Florida so much!! Rooms were clean and comfy and the view from our room was amazing. Looking forward to staying with them again! If you want a quiet stay this is the place to stay!


Sandpiper inn

4.8 on August 06, 2014

Loved it. Will come back again!!!


Quiet and Simple!!

5 on August 01, 2014

We just returned from our second stay at Sandpiper Inn. We live in Tampa and my husband works in Sarasota so we have spent many a getaway on Longboat Key. This inn and the terrific dining and water activities nearby make the Sandpiper Inn an ideal choice for any length stay whether it be a couples retreat or family affair. The beach is PEACEFUL and gorgeous!! The units are all well appointed and very clean and the innkeepers are wonderful. This place is "old Florida" so do not expect a fancy pool and room service!! The rooms look onto a nice garden and a pathway winds down to the beach and a covered picnic area and shower. The whole place could use a fresh coat of paint and some mulch and flower bed trims but it is excellent value and the location cannot be beat!! Liddy C. Tampa, Florida

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the review we are glad you enjoyed your stays see you soon Sunny Regards, Chris. & Harold


My recent stay on Longboat Key

3.4 on July 31, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at the Sandpiper Inn on Longboat Key. This is a very quiet Inn with a beautiful beach location. Lots of beach chairs available on a lovely beach. Rooms are large with full kitchen and living area along with a nice bedroom and bath. If you are looking for daily maid service you do not want this Inn, but we love this place and will visit again. Each room has a nice patio with table and chairs. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. No meal service on site but walking distance to three different restaurants that were all very good. Be sure to try the Lazy Lobster for their early dining menu, great bargain. Also very close to shopping at St Armand's Circle just 9 miles down the road. Sandpiper met or exceeded all of our needs.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your stay at our wonderful "old Florida" property. If you are looking for a property with many amenities like dining, room service or daily maid service , you landed on the wrong website just go a few miles down the road to the Longboat Key Club or the Ritz in Sarasota. If you are looking for a pet friendly, low key, motel right on the beach you found our paradise" Life is always better on the beach Sunny regards, Chris & Harold Sandpiper Inn LongBoat Key, Florida


Great as always

4.2 on July 29, 2014

This was our 4th stay at Sandpiper. What a wonderful retreat. One can't beat the secluded feel of the hotel, the garden area and the beach access. The rooms keep getting nicer, but the bathrooms are still an upgrade in the process. We'll be back, for sure.


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Location

Location Type

Beachside, Island, Oceanside, Small town

Airport

Tampa, FL (TPA)

Area Attractions

Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Fax Machine, Washer/dryer , Full kitchens with dishwaster in each 1 or 2 bedroom unit. Partial kitchen in studio room 100.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 PM
  • Check Out:: 10 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No Smoking allowed anywhere on Property.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • [Resource Id: alcohol_provided, Set: propertyview] No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Small dogs under 25 pounds, $15 per day plus tax.
  • [Resource Id: disabledaccess, Set: propertyview] No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights minimum February through April, otherwise 2 to 3 nights minimum
  • Deposit Amount Required: 25% of total or 100% if single night stay.
  • Cancellations: $50 minimum charge for any cancellation. No refund of deposit if cancellation made within 60 days of arrival for February through April stays. No refund of deposit if cancellation made within 30 days of arrival for all other stays. See website for additional information.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Chris & Harold Cullison

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs , yorkies, manager apt only

About the innkeepers

Walking the beautiful 10 mile Gulf front white sand beach and watching the spectacular Sunsets on Longboat Key

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Meals

Breakfast

No Breakfast Provided

  • Serving Location: Diner across street provides breakfast at a reasonable price. All of our 1 and 2 bedroom units contain a kitchen. Our studio has a partial kitchen.

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5451 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE , LONGBOAT KEY, FL 34228 USA (Show map)

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