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New Mexico
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Just returned this morning from the Sandpiper - very clean, neat,new fixtures in the washoom, plenty of hot water and good water pressure, new 'fridge, stove, air conditioners in both the living area and the bedroom - new wall coverings in all rooms, - a bit of a 'do-it-yourself' kind of place but I really appreciate that approach - perhaps...

2Thank Vittorio_9
Mystic, Connecticut
Reviewed 8 May 2012

What a wonderful place to relax! We had such a enjoyable stay at the sandpiper! Every morning walked for two miles on the beach, and every evening watched one gorgeous sunset after another.Our room was very clean and private The other guest seemed to enjoy the easy going atmosphere that was all around us. The gardens and grounds were beautiful...

1Thank amp278
Reviewed 28 April 2012

A true beach vacation where you can kick back and relax, the Inn is tucked away with privacy and quiet gardens yet located right on the Gulf of Mexico. The beach is spectacular with amazing white sand and an abundance of beach chairs, it is only a short walk from the bungalows. There is also a cabana area for sunset...

1Thank carol b
Bristol, England
Reviewed 13 August 2011

The Sandpiper Inn is great if you are looking for a beach holiday with easy access to a beautiful sandy beach. Its clean and has all the amenities, big comfy bed, kitchen with cooker, fridge, freezer, dining table and chairs, sofa, tv and free internet access. Its peaceful and quiet and oh, did I meantion right on the beach! You...

6Thank Replicator
Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed 18 July 2011

We had a great 10 day stay at Sandpiper Inn in June 2011. We stayed in Room 107. It was clean and we did not hear any noise from adjacent rooms, even though our neighbors brought two dogs with them. The inn is small but well kept, the grounds are very clean and while they do not offer maid service,...

4Thank AlinaR25
central florida
Reviewed 15 July 2011

My wife and I just returned from a spectacular trip to the Sandpiper Inn on Longboat Key, Florida. This hotel is such a wonderful example of "Old Florida" . It consists of 11 bungalows directly on the Gulf of Mexico. We stayed in unit # 105 and it was perfect ! It is a 1 bedroom with kitchen and all...

3Thank jimbonnie
Stuart, Florida
Reviewed 31 May 2011

My wife and I live in Stuart, ,FL and we took the trip across the state to Longboat Key not knowing what we were in for. What we found when we got to Sandpiper was the perfect little inn to spend our 2 year anniversary. It was steps from a beautiful beach that we enjoyed the entire weekend. We only...

1Thank Rookie2442
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 24 March 2011

My family and I traveled to the Sandpiper recently and I was Horrified at the lack of cleanliness; old, mismatched towels, and just the general condition. Granted, the unit was small and we knew that going in but there is no air-conditioner in the bedroom and the bedroom doesn't cool down. In the bathroom sink, water filled the basin -...

10Thank BitsysMom
LongboatSandpiper, Owner at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this review

We do have an" Old Florida" building and we are working very hard to improve this 1960's property. However, our rooms and grounds, as commented by many trip advisor reviewers are very clean. The Sandpiper Inn Longboat Key does offer a breakfast option at local restaurants, but unlike our property on the Jersey Shore, it is not a traditional B&B,...

Elk River, Minnesota
Reviewed 12 February 2011

I have to say this is a magical place to stay - we had a gulf front view out our window - what an amazing way to wake up each morning! Beautiful white sand path down to the beach - perfect! Chis and Harold are amazing - so kind and helpful! They take pristine care of this beautiful property! Anyone...

1Thank Gitcheegumee
West Milford, New Jersey
Reviewed 15 October 2010

This inn offers quaint, comfortable, and reasonably-priced accommodations. The innkeepers, MaryLou and Richard, are very warm and friendly. We were pleasantly suprised to be greeted with their big smiles and handshakes - we felt personally welcomed, as if they were welcoming us into their home. (Even their sweet cat came to meet us at their door!) The spacious kitchenette was...

Thank TravelKatBermuda

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Large Studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments all fully furnished with outside patios, all ground level, overlooking lush landscaping and/or our beach, fully equipped kitchens. Private beach furnished with loungers, tables, secluded and unspoiled with fantastic views. Restaurants within walking distance, shopping, theatre, arts, tennis courts, golf, biking all close by. Small dogs allowed. Previously known as Riviera Beach Resort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandpiper Inn

Address: 5451 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1901
Region: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Price Range: ₹ 14,280 - ₹ 21,158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sandpiper Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Sandpiper Hotel Longboat Key
Sandpiper Motel Longboat Key
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“all suites are perfect, with 2 larger suites at the end actually facing the beach”
 of 5 bubbles mitsy58, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Best views - rooms 200 and 201”
 of 5 bubbles JudyR450, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms as far as we could tell.”
 of 5 bubbles myrons731, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are good. Garden rooms cheaper. Beachfront has more privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles lisadangel, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are fabulous....well equipped & not far from beach.”
 of 5 bubbles mitsy58, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
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