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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Standard accommodations have balconies with ocean vistas
Room rates are high
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 commented on the expensive price tag but note that the splurge is worth all the luxurious amenities. Guest rooms and suites here are dressed in cream and beige 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.
Longboat Key, FL
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 223 rooms
Primary View
Sound, Ocean
Best For
Couples, Families


  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating


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Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards



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.



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


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.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2198 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 2198 reviews 4.5 (based on 2198 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms and suites at The Resort at Longboat Key Club are spacious and feature understated decor with hints of a tropical theme. 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.
  • Guests are charged a daily resort fee (ranges from $24 to $36 depending on room selection) that covers in-room internet access, coffee and local phone calls
  • Sofa beds provided in all suites

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, Florida. The property is about 8 miles southwest of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and sits alongside a beach and within walking distance of a few restaurants. Complimentary self-parking and shuttle service to and from St. Armands Circle and around the property are covered by the daily resort fee.
  • Marina with 291 slips available on-site
  • Downtown Sarasota is approximately 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


The Resort at Longboat Key Club has six on-site restaurants. Sands Pointe serves American cuisine in a sophisticated setting with Gulf views and also features a lounge with specialty cocktails and desserts. Portofino Ristorante & Bar serves Italian cuisine in the Marina Village, and The Tavern & Whiskey Bar focuses on farm-to-table cuisine. Lighter fare is offered at The Links on Longboat's Spike 'n Tees, the tennis center's Court 21 and the poolside Barefoot's Bar and Grille.
  • Dining packages offered

Number of restaurants6

Cuisine TypesItalian, American

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


Located alongside the beach, the resort's swimming pool provides excellent views of the gulf waters. The pool is surrounded by lounge chairs, umbrellas and palm trees and is adjacent to Barefoot's Bar and Grille.
  • Pool is heated for year-round use
  • Cabanas, umbrellas and nonmotorized water sports equipment available to rent at beach
  • 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


With 10 treatment rooms, two relaxation rooms and over 50 services on its menu, The Spa at The Resort at Longboat Key Club offers options to relax even the most tense guests. Specially designed treatments for couples, men and teens are also available.
  • Spa packages available
  • An 18 percent 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


The Resort at Longboat Key Club offers plenty of activities for kids at Camp Loggerhead, the on-site kids club designed for children ages 5 to 12. The kids club is open Tuesdays through Saturdays and provides activities like arts and crafts projects, educational programs and mini-excursions. Session prices vary depending on the timing of the program, and all offer meals or snacks.
  • Concierge can recommend babysitting services
  • Use of on-site library covered by daily resort fee
  • Children's sand play area located at resort's beach
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Resort at Longboat Key Club 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 offered at the beach for a fee, or visitors can play tennis on one of the resort's 20 Har-Tru tennis courts.
  • Free loaner bikes available
  • Kayak and paddleboard rentals offered
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


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 provided on-site
  • 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


The resort features two golf courses: Harborside Golf Course, which offers 27 holes of golf, and The Links on Longboat, which has 18 holes redesigned by Ron Garl in 2014. Each course is surrounded by Florida flora and fauna 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 available
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop


The views of the ocean and golf courses at The Resort at Longboat Key Club 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 available
  • 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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