The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Sarasota/Bradenton, Sarasota

Virgin rating

The hotel

Nestled on the white-sand beaches of Florida’s stunning Gulf Coast, this delightful 410 acre resort-style hotel is full of relaxing features to make your holiday one to remember. You may find yourself unable to do anything but soak up the sunshine on one of the comfy loungers beside the beautiful Gulf-side swimming pool. Or you may prefer to take your relaxation to a whole new level by visiting The Spa and enjoying a treatment or massage. Either way, you’ll instantly forget about normal day-to-day life, while keen golfers will be in seventh heaven lowering their handicaps at one of the 2 challenging courses. And with 20 Har-Tru tennis courts, tennis enthusiasts are served up stirring sets of excitement daily.

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • No Smoking
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On a private, white-sand beach on exclusive Longboat Key, a barrier island just off the coast of Sarasota. Distance from Tampa International Airport: 62 miles.

Hotel information

223 rooms and suites from 4 to 10 floors in 7 buildings with 9 lifts. All with balcony, air-conditioning, flatscreen TV with pay-per-view films, WiFi, alarm/clock radio, safe, iron and ironing board, bathrobes, hairdryer, mini-fridge, microwave and coffee maker with daily supply of freshly-ground coffee.

Guest Rooms offer beach views, and either 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children. 

Studio King Suites feature a separate seating area with queen-sized sofa bed, kitchenette with washer/dryer, dining area, and balcony overlooking the golf course or Intracoastal Waterway, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Studio King Suite Beach View are the same as above, with views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Spacious One Bedroom Suite Beach View have a private master bedroom with 1 king-size bed and dressing area, large living room with 1 queen-size sofa bed, fully-equipped kitchen with washer/dryer, dining area, and feature views of the Gulf of Mexico, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Two Bedroom Suite Beach View include two separate bedrooms, each with their own dressing area, living room with queen-size sleeper sofa, fully-equipped kitchen with washer/dryer, dining area, and feature views of Gulf of Mexico, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Spacious Two Bedroom Suite Beach View are the same as above, but are larger in size.

  • Special offer - Travel between 01 May-19 Dec '24 & 01 May-19 Dec '25 and receive your 7th night free. Discount included in price displayed. Offer subject to change. Terms and Conditions Apply. Black Out dates may apply. 
  • Bonus Offer - Travel between 1st May - 19th Dec 2024, book between 1st May - 12 Jun'24 and receive a $25 food and beverage credit per day per room. Terms and Conditions apply. Offer subject to change.

Latitudes (sophisticated fine-dining and innovative cuisine with views of the pool deck and the Gulf of Mexico, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Banyan Poolside Lounge (light, casual poolside dining, tropical cocktails, and seasonal live music, open throughout the day, with beach and pool service). Spike ‘n Tees (casual, open-air dining, open for breakfast and lunch, as well as drinks during the day). Portofino Ristorante & Bar (classic Northern Italian cuisine, open for dinner). Tavern & Whiskey Bar (fresh farm-to-table food, open for lunch and dinner).

Large beachfront outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub. Beach cabanas*. Fitness centre with a variety of classes including spin, yoga and HIIT classes (charges apply for classes). Longboat Key spa and salon*. Tennis and pickleball courts. 2 golf courses*. Tennis and golf instruction*. Bicycle rental*.

Concierge and bellman service, and daily housekeeping service including nightly turndown service (on request). Room service*. Complimentary self-parking (one space per room, and two spaces per two-bedroom suite). Dry-cleaning service*.

This hotel has a resort fee of $40 plus tax per day for all rooms with the exception of Two Bedroom/Spacious Two Bedroom Suites, which is $50 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change). 

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities: Unlimited Local and Toll-free calls - On-property transportation to resort amenities - Use of two beach lounge chairs, or four for two-bedroom suites (umbrellas not included, charges apply) - Poolside loungers upon availability - Access to lobby computers and notary services - In-room coffee* - In-room bottled water* - Access to resort and private club facilities including fitness centre, tennis courts, pickleball courts, golf driving range, beach, poolside lockers, changing rooms, and showers - Access to bicycles, tennis and pickleball instruction, pickelball reservations, golf instruction, golf courses, fitness classes, and spa (based on availability, charges apply) - Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Limits may apply

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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May 23, 2024 725ralpht Cedar Grove, New Jersey

Normally, I do not write reviews, but this is our second visit to longboat key club. They have exceeded my families expectations twice now. last year we stayed in a golf view room, which was beautiful. This year we stayed in Lagoon view room, which was a different experience but beautiful as well. The rooms are very clean and the service at the… Read more
Normally, I do not write reviews, but this is our second visit to longboat key club. They have exceeded my families expectations twice now. last year we stayed in a golf view room, which was beautiful. This year we stayed in Lagoon view room, which was a different experience but beautiful as well. The rooms are very clean and the service at the hotel was excellent. my six year old daughter enjoyed seeing the manatees swimming in the lagoon in the evening. Also in the lagoon view room you get to experience nature and its natural habitat. I highly recommend staying at The Longboat Key Club. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible resort!!

May 22, 2024 A7109SUfredh Richboro, Pennsylvania

Jamie was so attentive to our every need on the beach! She made us feel extra special!! Olivia was so sweet and taught me how to take the towel and turn it into a swan. I was so impressed and I hope I didn’t embarrass her for asking her to show me. Richard the bell hop was better than the conceige with stories and his caring soul. … Read more
Jamie was so attentive to our every need on the beach! She made us feel extra special!! Olivia was so sweet and taught me how to take the towel and turn it into a swan. I was so impressed and I hope I didn’t embarrass her for asking her to show me. Richard the bell hop was better than the conceige with stories and his caring soul. Incredible resort and everything and everyone makes our visit so special!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another Great Trip

May 2, 2024 J D Chicago, Illinois

Overall, another outstanding experience. This was our third stay at "The Resort" in as many years. Each of the last two trips, we've increased the length of stay from the prior year. That right there should speak to how much we enjoy it. We had a "beach view" room which was actually over the pool with a clear view of the beach as well. Some… Read more
Overall, another outstanding experience. This was our third stay at "The Resort" in as many years. Each of the last two trips, we've increased the length of stay from the prior year. That right there should speak to how much we enjoy it. We had a "beach view" room which was actually over the pool with a clear view of the beach as well. Some "beach view" rooms are not over the pool. We like being over the pool as well, so we request it. There are also rooms available with golf course views or a lagoon view (which seems like it would be very quiet, but we never tried it) The rooms are spacious with a small kitchen with refrigerator, and small clothes washer and dryer.... all are wonderful conveniences. They are perfect for keeping simple breakfast foods and for washing wet swimwear, etc. There is daily housekeeping service that keeps everything at a high level of cleanliness. The resort is convenient to all that is on Longboat Key, St Armands, and Sarasota. I recommend having a car, though the resort does provide some shuttle services. Service by the staff is always friendly and very accommodating. They are obviously trained to always be helpful. As resort guests, you get access to the private restaurants, and other facilities that are otherwise limited to members of the exclusive Longboat Key Club. Of the restaurants, we like Portofino's located on the harbor. Otherwise we usually take a short drive to various other fine restaurants on the island or St Armands. Hint: For some of the better restaurants, make dinner reservations in advance of your trip. Our daily routine while at the resort was to use the excellent health club facilities each morning located adjacent to the golf course. There are plenty of free wights, strength machines and cardio equipment. Yes, the resort is very expensive with lots of expensive add-ons. Be prepared for that. If you go with the idea of watching every penny, you will not enjoy it. In return, you get a very high end experience which, for us is worth it. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful resort with top notch employees

Apr 14, 2024 Flyer783082

My husband I spent three wonderful nights at this beautiful property and really loved it. We only wished we had stayed longer! There is so much to do and see in the area, on the different keys, as well as a lot of excellent restaurants to try. Our favorite day, however, was spent staying right on property and enjoying the beautiful pool and… Read more
My husband I spent three wonderful nights at this beautiful property and really loved it. We only wished we had stayed longer! There is so much to do and see in the area, on the different keys, as well as a lot of excellent restaurants to try. Our favorite day, however, was spent staying right on property and enjoying the beautiful pool and beach. The staff members are so helpful and courteous throughout the resort, especially Christian on the beach who ran around in the heat to secure us great spots and got us completely set up. He also took the time to give us some much needed suggestions about the area that really helped us navigate when we went exploring. I can not say enough great things about this resort and can't wait to go back! Read less
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Apr 6, 2024 Ronaldo C

I book for myself and couple friends several nights here. We are from europe Ambiance luxury . people are soo nice The beach is sooo beautiful . We loved to play racquets close to the lagoon Breakfast was nice. We had food at latitude Restaurant it was amazing i never ever ate a dessert so good in my life the entire table loved the sweets I… Read more
I book for myself and couple friends several nights here. We are from europe Ambiance luxury . people are soo nice The beach is sooo beautiful . We loved to play racquets close to the lagoon Breakfast was nice. We had food at latitude Restaurant it was amazing i never ever ate a dessert so good in my life the entire table loved the sweets I had to ask for” to go” the cheesecake yuzu and pure chocolate Worth every pennies we spent in this resort Will be back soon Read less