The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Sarasota, Gulf Coast Beaches

The hotel

Nestled on the white-sand beaches of Florida’s relaxed 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 golf courses, and with 20 Har-Tru tennis courts, tennis enthusiasts are served up stirring sets of excitement daily.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Families
  • Kids Club
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

On a private, white-sand beach on exclusive Longboat Key, a barrier island just off the coast of Sarasota.

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 board, bathrobes, hairdryer, mini-fridge with ice-maker, microwave and coffee maker with daily supply of fresh-ground coffee. Guest Rooms with wet bar and either 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children. Junior Suite with kitchenette and washer/dryer with a spacious living/sleeping area, dressing room, 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Junior Suite Beach View with kitchenette and washer/dryer with a spacious living/sleeping area, dressing room, 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

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, washer/dryer and dining area, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Two Bedroom Suite Beach View as above but with a guest bedroom with 2 double beds and dressing area. The bedrooms are separated by the large living room, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

  • Extra Bonus: Book before 31 Mar '19 and stay a minimum of 5 nights and receive up to 15% off the cost of your accommodation for stays 1 May–19 Dec '19. Offer will be applied at the time of booking. Subject to black out dates. Not combinable with any other offer. 

  • Extra Bonus: Book a minimum of 7 nights and receive up to 20% off the cost of your accommodation for stays completed 1 May–19 Dec '19. Offer will be applied at the time of booking. Subject to black out dates. 

  • Golf Offer: Receive two rounds of golf per person (green fees only) when staying a minimum of 7 nights between 1 May '19 and departing no later than 3 Oct '19. Offer is valid for a maximum of two adults in the Guest Room, Junior Suite or 1-Bedroom Suite categories; maximum of four adults in the 2-Bedroom Suite or Deluxe 2-Bedroom Suite categories. 

  • Golf Offer: receive two rounds of golf per person (green fees only) when staying a minimum of 7 nights between 1 May '20 and departing no later than 1 Oct '20. Offer is valid for a maximum of two adults in the Guest Room, Junior Suite or 1-Bedroom Suite categories; maximum of four adults in the 2-Bedroom Suite or Deluxe 2-Bedroom Suite categories. 

  • Extra Bonus: book before 31 Mar '20 and stay a minimum of 5 nights and receive up to 15% off the cost of your accommodation for stays 1 May–17 Dec '20. Offer will be applied at the time of booking. Subject to black out dates. Not combinable with any other offer. 

  • Extra Bonus: book a minimum of 7 nights and receive up to 20% off the cost of your accommodation for stays completed 1 May–17 Dec '20. Offer will be applied at the time of booking. Subject to black out dates. 

Parking included in the resort fee.

Sands Pointe Restaurant (sophisticated dining and innovative cuisine), The Pointe Lounge, Barefoots Bar and Grille (light, casual, poolside dining, tropical cocktails, seasonal live music), Spike ‘n Tees (casual, open-air), Portofino Ristorante & L’Ancora Bar (classic Northern Italian cuisine), The Tavern & Whiskey Bar (local cuisine), 21 (an eclectic menu).

Large beachfront outdoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, 20 Har-Tru tennis courts, 45 holes of challenging golf*, The Spa, with a range of treatments and services*, fitness centre, exercise studio*, private marina (Longboat Key Club Moorings)*. Complimentary bicycles/helmets, water sports*.

Concierge service, daily housekeeping service including nightly turndown service (on request), room service, Resort Fee includes daily supply of in-room Keurig coffee, use of tennis courts, fitness centre, bicycles (helmets provided), Daily use of poolside loungers and umbrellas - Use of towels and chair covers - 2 beach chairs per day, (4 chairs for Two Bedroom Suites; additional chairs and beach umbrellas available for a nominal charge), local/toll free phone calls. Notary services.

This hotel has a resort fee of $24 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - Use of resort tennis courts - Access to the fitness centre - Bicycles (helmets provided) - Daily use of poolside loungers and umbrellas - Use of towels and chair covers - 2 beach chairs per day, (4 chairs for Two Bedroom Suites; additional chairs and beach umbrellas available for a nominal charge) - Library usage of books and media - Local and toll-free telephone calls - Parking (valet or self) - Daily newspaper - Daily supply of in-room Keurig coffee - On-resort transportation and scheduled transportation to St Armand's Circle - Notary services - Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great beach and location.

Mar 22, 2019 epbk117

Overall property is great, with beautifully manicured grounds and beach. The hotel is a little outdated and could do with some modernization (stucco and tile everywhere) but it kind of works for the beachy feel. Loved our time on the beach. Justin C from Boucher Brothers took care of our clamshell and daybed set up. He was very attentive and… Read more
Overall property is great, with beautifully manicured grounds and beach. The hotel is a little outdated and could do with some modernization (stucco and tile everywhere) but it kind of works for the beachy feel. Loved our time on the beach. Justin C from Boucher Brothers took care of our clamshell and daybed set up. He was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed throughout the day. Mandy and Mark brought us drinks on the beach all day. They were absolutely fantastic and work so hard to compensate for a poorly set up system. Service was slow but it was not their fault. Someone please get them a mobile POS and a bigger bar. It's crazy to think 2-3 waiters can serve 150+ people with a bar that's 500 yards away (and also serving an additional 100 people at the pool). They each carry around 60+ paper receipts because nothing is digital and have to print a new one every time you order a drink. In 2019 this shouldn't be a problem. We have also stayed at the Ritz in Sarasota. The Ritz has better infrastructure and a nicer hotel, whereas LBKC has direct access to a beautiful beach and more amenities on property. All in all, we plan to come back. Hopefully they will have invested in some new food and beverage service infrastructure by then. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating poorly maintained. Don’t bother

Mar 20, 2019 TPWood

For 7 years our party of 3 has stayed at different gulf coast 4-5 star resorts for both a spring trip and a fall trip and assumed from the advertising it should be top notch. First off the door to our room was dirty and had chipped paint. A fresh coat of paint would have been an easy fix. The room had low ceilings and outdated furniture.… Read more
For 7 years our party of 3 has stayed at different gulf coast 4-5 star resorts for both a spring trip and a fall trip and assumed from the advertising it should be top notch. First off the door to our room was dirty and had chipped paint. A fresh coat of paint would have been an easy fix. The room had low ceilings and outdated furniture. Everything seemed scratched up and the flooring seemed old and stained. The bathroom had stained and a slow draining tub. The bathroom exhaust fan sounded like a rocket engine when flipped light on.. For a new guest room there was just 1/4 of toilet paper roll. We are capable of putting on a new roll but there wasnt an extra roll in the room. The bathroom pocket door between vanity and bed area was completely jambed shut so no privacy if you wanted for dressing. The pull out loveseat had a very thin uncomfortable mattresses. The supposed “gulfview room” actually viewed a tennis court fence, utility boxes, busy road, and a glimpse of gulfcourse across the road. The pool was awkward to get to walking thru a parking lot and also nothing great. We thought the Landscape strangely needed attention for a luxury resort. We wanted help with dinner reservations and was told to talk to the consierge desk. So we left a voice message at 4pm to return our call. Never got a call back that day nor the next day! Went to pool bar for sandwich and beer but was grossed out while maintenance staff pulled out full dripping bags out of trash around us and literally drug the heavy bags on the concrete patio making a liquid trail thru the pool area, then loaded onto a larger trash can with wheels. all within 6 ft from us. They proceeded to wheel past our table and other tables while still dripping. Food was okay nothing great. The next morning not sure why but we tried the Free ($20 per person) buffet breakfast Again with partially wiped down tables, dirty floors, no waitress to be found to refill coffee, no salt and pepper. A person showed at end for us to sign a tab for a $30 gratitude. too funny. So glad we only booked this place two nights and headed elsewhere for the rest of the week. We all agreed as we drove away we will never be back. By far the worst resort we’ve ever visited in Florida. 3/15/19-3/17-19. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice marina and excellent staff

Mar 19, 2019 dougw914 Jackson, Mississippi

We visited here via boat and were welcomed by a distinguished gentleman with a British accent who helped us into our slip. We plan to return as this is a very nice place with excellent Marina, restaurants and friendly people.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect winter getaway.

Mar 19, 2019 Dennis D Long Island, New York

One of the few places where this demanding New Yorker was satisfied. Friendly people, clean accommodations, very good restaurants, in one of the nicest beaches in Florida. Good for families and couples.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great beach and service

Mar 19, 2019 bikehog Lakewood Ranch, Florida

We came with members to enjoy an afternoon at the beach. We had five appetizers and pitchers of Margaritas. The beach was clean, towels were plentiful, service to set up with umbrella was quick and efficient. The food was excellent and plentiful. This was definitely an enjoyable experience.