The Resort at Longboat Key Club

220 Sands Point Road | Longboat Key, FL 34228-3910  [SEE MAP]Longboat Key, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Standard accommodations have balconies
Several property amenities are unavailable while undergoing renovations
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. (But remember, two restaurants, the main pool, the lobby and select guest room buildings are undergoing renovations until early 2020.) Guest rooms and suites that are currently available to stay in are dressed in cream and blue hues and come with top-notch amenities like 42-inch flat-screen TVs, Bose Wave radios, minibars and furnished private 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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Location
Longboat Key, FL
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 226 rooms
Primary View
Sound, Ocean
Style
Traditional

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Critic Reviews

AAA

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Situated along a wide strip of scenic beach, this sprawling resort offers extensive recreational amenities. Each guest unit has a private balcony with a view of the beach or surrounding countryside.

Fodor's

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This spectacularly landscaped property is one of the best places to play golf in the state, and among the top tennis resorts in the country. There is debate about what attracts more guests: the 45 holes of challenging golf or the 291-slip marina.

Condé Nast Traveler

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Slapped on a slab of white sand along Florida's Gulf Coast, the tall towers of The Resort at Long Boat Key Club send up a signal for a good time. With a USTA award-winning tennis facility, two tricky golf courses, and just a strip of lush Floridian foliage separating the crystalline pool from the warm ocean waters, it's a wonder this place isn’t perpetually packed to the gills.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2499 have reviewed the The Resort at Longboat Key Club, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2499 reviews 4.5 (based on 2499 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms and suites here are spacious and feature understated decor in cream and blue hues. All rooms offer minifridges and microwaves, plus wet bars, coffee makers, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, Bose Wave Radios and bathrobes. Meanwhile, suites come with kitchenettes or kitchens, dining tables and in-unit washers and dryers. All spaces have private furnished balconies with views of the ocean, lagoon or golf courses.
  • Daily resort fee covers Wi-Fi access and local phone calls
  • Sofa beds in suites
  • Select accommodations are unavailable until resort completes renovations in early 2020
Nightly resort fee$24-$36

Standard room size415 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Resort at Longboat Key Club is located on Longboat Key off the coast of Sarasota. The property sits 8 miles southwest of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and is located alongside a beach and within walking distance of a few restaurants. The daily resort fee covers self-parking and shuttle service to and from St. Armands Circle and around the property.
  • Marina with 291 slips
  • Downtown Sarasota is 6 miles east
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The resort is home to five restaurants, though two are currently unavailable while parts of the property undergo renovations. Portofino Ristorante & Bar serves Italian cuisine in the Marina Village, while The Tavern & Whiskey Bar focuses on farm-to-table cuisine. Lighter fare is available at the Links on Longboat Course's Spike 'n Tees.
  • Dining packages

Number of restaurants5

Cuisine TypesItalian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

The marina at the off-site Longboat Key Moorings features a heated swimming pool and a white sand beach. To access these amenities, guests will need to use the property's complimentary shuttle service.
  • Main pool is closed for renovations until early 2020
  • Beach offers nonmotorized water sports equipment rentals
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

With 10 treatment rooms, two relaxation rooms and more than 50 services on its menu, the on-site spa offers options to relax even the most tense guests. Specially designed treatments for couples, men and teens are also available.
  • Spa packages
  • An 18% gratuity is added to all spa treatments

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

There is no on-site kids club, but families can take advantage of the property's beach, which has a sand volleyball court and nonmotorized water sports equipment rentals. The main pool is closed for renovations until early 2020, but a kid-friendly pool is available at Longboat Key Club Moorings' marina, which is accessible via the resort's complimentary shuttle. Older children can also play tennis at one of 20 on-site tennis courts.
  • Concierge can recommend babysitting services
  • Loaner bicycles, kayaks and paddleboards at beach (charges apply)
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The property houses a fitness center with a variety of cardio machines, free weights and other strength-training equipment. Fitness classes like tai chi, boot camp and yoga are available at the beach or in the Mind & Motion Studio for a fee, or visitors can play tennis on one of the resort's 20 Har-Tru tennis courts.
  • Bike, kayak and paddleboard rentals at beach
  • Four pickleball courts at marina
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The resort features six indoor event spaces that range in size from 330 to 5,256 square feet. Team-building activities and group golf outings can add a fun and interactive element to business events. A full-service business center with a fax machine, printer and computer is available for guest use.
  • John Ringling Room can accommodate up to 300 people for receptions
  • Audiovisual equipment and support staff
  • Spike 'n Tees' dining room and attached deck can be reserved for business functions

Number of meeting rooms6

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Golf

The resort features two golf courses: Harborside Course, which offers 27 holes of golf, and the Links on Longboat Course, which has 18 holes redesigned by Ron Garl in 2014. Each course is surrounded by Florida flora and provides water hazards for extra challenges throughout the game.
  • Green fees vary by season and do not cover use of golf cart
  • Golf lessons
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

The views of the property's ocean and golf courses serve as a picturesque backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Couples can choose to exchange vows on the beach, at one of three marina venues or in one of the resort's six indoor spaces. The largest available venue is the beach, which can host ceremonies and receptions with up to 1,200 guests. The on-site culinary team can provide tailored menus for various wedding-related events.
  • Bridal spa services
  • Property can provide referrals for live entertainment, florists, photography services and decorators
  • All couples receive keepsake Isabella Adams Swarovski crystal Champagne flutes

Maximum wedding guest capacity1200

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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