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    The Resort at Longboat Key Club
    Longboat Key, FL
    3.7 miles to city center
    $24-$36 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $24-$36 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Located off the coast of Sarasota, Florida, on a narrow strip of land sandwiched between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, toasty Longboat Key is often thought of as a wintertime hideaway. And snowbirds aren't the only ones who can appreciate the appeal of the area's Resort at Longboat Key Club. The gigantic property boasts a private cream-colored shore, 45 holes of golf, 20 Har-Tru tennis courts, a spa and a variety of other ways to indulge. Those who vacationed here recently were more than impressed with the friendly and efficient staff. Past guests also raved about the abundance of luxurious amenities. Guest rooms and suites are dressed in cream and blue hues and come with top-notch amenities like flat-screen TVs, Bose Wave radios, minifridges and private furnished balconies that overlook the beach, lagoon or golf courses. Keep in mind, a $24 to $36 daily resort fee, which covers additional conveniences like in-room Wi-Fi access, area shuttle service and self-parking, applies. The exact fee varies depending on the accommodation chosen.
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
    Sarasota, FL
    1.1 miles to city center
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    Lovers of the Ritz-Carlton brand are very much impressed by the Sarasota, Florida, version. Even though they've come to expect top-notch service, plush rooms and classy ambiance from these properties, travelers still can't stop gushing over the excellent customer service and the close attention to detail. At this Marriott-affiliated property, accommodations impress with amenities like private balconies, goose-down pillows and 55-inch flat-screen TVs. The resort also boasts an 18-hole, Tom Fazio-designed golf course, which sits 13 miles northeast in Lakewood Ranch. For non-golfers, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota offers an on-site tennis court; but if you'd rather kick back and relax, you'll also find a pool, a spa and a beach club. (The property's $40 daily resort fee covers the 3-mile shuttle ride to the beach.) At the end of the day, recent travelers said a meal at Jack Dusty, the resort's popular seafood restaurant, is a must. You'll find The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota on Ritz-Carlton Drive alongside Sarasota Bay. Keep in mind, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points during stays here.
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    Zota Beach Resort
    Longboat Key, FL
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Zota Beach Resort is a 4 star hotel located at 4711 Gulf of Mexico Dr in Sarasota. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 714 reviews.
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    Lido Beach Resort
    Sarasota, FL
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Located on the island of Lido Key in Sarasota, Florida, the Lido Beach Resort is a beachfront property right on the Gulf of Mexico. There are 222 guest rooms and condo-style suites that include complimentary Wi-Fi access (which is included in the daily resort fee) and flat-screen TVs. Many rooms also come with private balconies and full kitchens or kitchenettes. Guests have options when it comes to dining venues. Upscale dining can be found at Lido Beach Grille, while casual outdoor dining is available at the Tiki Bar and Café Lido. Recent guests say you can't go wrong with any of the restaurants, as all on-site dining options are tasty. Other on-site amenities include a private beach with lounge chairs, cabanas and umbrellas; two heated pools; three Jacuzzis; beach volleyball; bicycle rentals; and a 24-hour fitness center. There's also self-parking (for a fee) and a complimentary shuttle that runs to St. Armands Circle, which is home to numerous restaurants and shops.
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    Cedars Tennis Resort
    Longboat Key, FL
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Cedars Tennis Resort is a 3.5 star hotel located at 645 Cedars Ct Ste A in Sarasota. It has a 4.0 overall guest rating based on 45 reviews.

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