Described as "one of the best places to play golf in the state", by Fodor's, the 410-acre Resort at Long Boat Key Club is an upmarket beach resort on the shores of Sarasota Bay, with lots to offer.
As well as two waterside golf courses, the hotel also has a private beach, a 291-slip marina and 20 top-class tennis courts (it was named America's top tennis resort spot in 2012 by Tennis magazine).
The hotel is fairly secluded -- Longboat Key is one of the few barrier islands in the Sarasota area without direct mainland access -- but six restaurants ensure plenty of dining variety, and there’s live evening entertainment in the lounge (Wednesday-Saturday).
Farm-to-table dining is the specialty at The Tavern & Whiskey Bar, with the emphasis on local seasonal food sourced from its own gardens and 30 Florida growers, farmers and fishermen. Alternatively, dine at the romantic Sands Pointe and enjoy views over the Gulf of Mexico.
There's also a large spa, with 12 treatment rooms and a fitness centre, plus a kid's club (Tuesday-Saturday). A multitude of water sports is also on offer, from kayaking to paddle-boarding.
Spacious rooms are finished with dark-wood furniture, mini kitchens and private balconies that face the beach, lagoon or golf course. Suites are considerably larger than standard rooms, plus full kitchens and fold-out sofas make them handy for families.
Note: $24-$36 resort fee (per room, per night, depending on season), which includes Wi-Fi, access to the tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, use of the beach cabanas, umbrellas, loungers and towels, and access to the spa.
From the press:
"One of the best places to play golf in the state, and among the top tennis resorts in the country" -- Fodor's
"Pampers the country club set with upscale restaurants and a variety of world-class recreational facilities" -- Frommer's
"Stunning deluxe hotel rooms, all with balconies and oodles of services" -- Lonely Planet
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Golf course (on-site)
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
Nightlife / entertainment
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Chauffeur service (fees apply)
Currency exchange / ATM
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Kitchenette in some rooms
Outdoor space for some rooms
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Accessible pool area
ADA compliant rooms
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm.
Standard checkout time: 11am.
Children and additional guests
Children under 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Infant's cot/crib (Pack & Play) available on request, free of charge for children under 3. Extra bed for older children and adults available on request, in all rooms except the Standard Guestrooms: $30 per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
No pets allowed.
A resort fee of $24.00 per night (subject to tax) applies; it includes self or valet parking, use of 24 Har-Tru tennis courts, use of fitness center (classes extra), 1 double beach lounger with cabana or 2 lounge chairs with umbrella, towels, and chair covers per day, notary services, daily newspaper, bicycles, local and toll free calls, high speed internet access, library usage of books and media.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
It's a 20-minute drive from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and there is free self-parking and valet parking available on site.
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