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“A slice of Florida paradice.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Resort at Longboat Key Club

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Resort at Longboat Key Club
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence
St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A slice of Florida paradice.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

My family and I stayed here in July 2014. From the minute we arrived until check out we were impressed with the friendly staff and well manicured grounds. At the front desk we were greeted by Dante who welcomed us with a smile and courteous attitude. I was impressed by his knowledge of all the services this resort has to offer it's guests and his willingness to take the time to share it with us. But the best was yet to come. The 2 bedroom suite was beyond our expectations. It was large, decorated with tons of upscale Florida charm and a fully stocked kitchen. The beds were super comfortable, plenty of clean towels and the housekeeper made a point of stopping by to make sure we didn't need anything. The view from our sixth floor suite overlooked the beach and was nothing short of stunning. We live here in Florida and have traveled to many different cities and resorts. We will defiantly be returning to RLK!

Room Tip: Room facing the beach. Beautiful view.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Pamela R
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Benninghove, Manager at Resort at Longboat Key Club, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear PamelaR:
Thank you for the “5” review! Thank you for mentioning Dante and his welcoming smile and courteous attitude. Glad you found the entire staff friendly and you enjoyed the grounds of the resort.
It’s great that you enjoyed the view from your 6th floor 2 bedroom suite and I appreciate your mention of its various amenities. Thank you for being our guest and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.
Yours in hospitality,

Rick Benninghove
Director of Resort Operations
Longboat Key Club and Resort
rick.benninghove@longboatkeyclub.com
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

The hotel, the service and the food was outstanding. The staff took great care of me and my family during my birthday weekend. Everything was total quality. If your looking for a great place to get away to this is it. We had a suite with a great view.

Stayed July 2014
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1 Thank Mw5113
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Benninghove, Manager at Resort at Longboat Key Club, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear Mw5113:
Thank you for the “5” review! I appreciate you mentioning that you found the hotel, the service and the food outstanding. Glad you had such a wonderful experience for your birthday weekend with us. We hope to see you again very soon.
Yours in hospitality,

Rick Benninghove
Director of Resort Operations
Longboat Key Club and Resort
rick.benninghove@longboatkeyclub.com
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel went above and beyond to make sure my boyfriend had the best birthday. The food manager worked with me for a week via email to set up room service for dinner the first night and breakfast the next morning. From the moment we arrived the staff was amazing. I had ordered a portable crib to be in our room for our daughter. When we got to the room it wasn't there. I called the front desk and they were extremely apologetic and then delivered one to our room 5 minutes later. The staff then waited until I sent my boyfriend for a massage and then they came to our room and set it up for his surprise dinner. They set the tables inside and out with candles and flowers. They delivered the appetizers and salads 5 minutes before he returned from his massage and then returned 30 minutes later with our entrees and even served us. Throughout our entire stay we received nothing but wonderful service. He had a wonderful birthday and we created some great family memories. Thanks to the staff who offered to take family pictures of us, we can share those memories with our friends and family. Great hotel!

Stayed July 2014
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Thank Candace S
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Benninghove, Manager at Resort at Longboat Key Club, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Yours in hospitality,

Rick Benninghove
Director of Resort Operations
Longboat Key Club and Resort
rick.benninghove@longboatkeyclub.com
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

We've stayed at LBK each summer for over 15 years and when we arrive from the UK the friendly welcome always makes it feel like we're home.

The accommodations are spacious, clean and comfortable with everything you need.

The bar and food in the restaurants is pricey, however, the live entertainment from George and Sally make the bar visits well worthwhile and more so if Dawn is tending bar!

Sherman, Greg and the front desk team all add great value to the stay, with all sorts of helpful tips.

For us the LBK team have become friends and we love returning to enjoy time there.

One tip for 2014 travellers is that the main island side golf course is closed until October for remodelling and the alternative harbour side courses are not in good condition. Had we known this before arrival, we may have made different plans for part of our stay (total stay was just over 3 weeks).

Room Tip: All 7 buildings appear to offer each size of room. Beach views are always great but other views fine...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Bunty1959
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Benninghove, Manager at Resort at Longboat Key Club, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear Bunty1959:
Thank you for reviewing us and for your continued loyalty to the resort over the past 15 years. Glad you found the accommodations spacious, clean and comfortable. Thanks for mentioning to positive experience with Dawn at the Bar and your enjoyment of the music provided. I have also shared your positive comments with Sherman, Greg and the rest of the guest service team. Glad they could continue to be of service.
The Islandside course is being fully renovated to and will be completed by the beginning of August (not October). I am anticipating some wonderful; comments as this is a multi-million dollar enhancement to this course. I do apologize that you were here to experience while the renovations were being done.

We look forward to "Welcoming you back home" on your next visit with us.

Yours in hospitality,

Rick Benninghove
Director of Resort Operations
Longboat Key Club and Resort
rick.benninghove@longboatkeyclub.com
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Lady Lake, Florida
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74 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Great location. The beach is beautiful, it was a quick drive to the square. Our room was nice and the service at the restaurants was good. Room service was right on time and was delicious! Great weekend getaway!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Lindar125
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Benninghove, Manager at Resort at Longboat Key Club, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear Lindar125:
Thank you for the “5” rating. Glad you found our location to be positive and restaurants and room service to be delicious. Thanks for making us your weekend getaway and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Yours in hospitality,

Rick Benninghove
Director of Resort Operations
Longboat Key Club and Resort
rick.benninghove@longboatkeyclub.com
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

My wife and I spend 4 days here celebrating our 30 anniversary and enjoyed the Junior Suite which had great amenities. The Suite had refrigerator, small washer/dryer, bed was comfortable and the bathroom was huge and closet space was amazing. All of the staff provided service with a smile and met our every need. The $24 per day resort fee included the option for beach cabanas, or umbrella and chairs at no extra charge which was well worth it. Great views and a well kept property. There was live music during the 3 nights we were there. On grounds food options were great. Local eateries were not far away. We would definitely go back again.

Room Tip: Beach views are very enjoyable. Junior suite was big and had a relaxed feel to it.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Mike Z
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Benninghove, Manager at Resort at Longboat Key Club, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear MikeZ:
Thank you for the “5” rating. I’m glad you had a Fantastic experience here with us for your 30th anniversary. Thank you for mentioning that the staff provided service with a smile and I am please your every need was met. Good to hear that you made the most of our pool and beach area and enjoyed the music in the lounge in the evenings. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Yours in hospitality,

Rick Benninghove
Director of Resort Operations
Longboat Key Club and Resort
rick.benninghove@longboatkeyclub.com
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Allen, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Loved the Junior Suite at this resort. It was great to have a washer/dryer in the room as well as full kitchen. Bathroom was huge and beds were comfortable. The room was well kept and clean. The beach had paddleboards, kayaks, cabanas etc.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Cindy V
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Benninghove, Manager at Resort at Longboat Key Club, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear CindyV:
Thank you for the “5” rating!! Glad that you loved the Junior suite and that you found the huge bed comfortable. I agree that having the kitchen and washer/dryer make for a very pleasant experience. All of our suites (except guest rooms) offer these features.
We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Yours in hospitality,

Rick Benninghove
Director of Resort Operations
Longboat Key Club and Resort
rick.benninghove@longboatkeyclub.com
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Property: Resort at Longboat Key Club
Address: 220 Sands Point Road, Longboat Key, FL 34228-3910
Region: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Longboat Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Resort at Longboat Key Club 4*
Number of rooms: 225
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AAA Four-Diamond private beach front resort just off the coast of Sarasota. Elegantly appointed suite accommodations feature a kitchen, washer/dryer, private balcony and twice daily housekeeping. On-site amenities include six restaurants, championship golf, all new Tennis Gardens, Spa, fitness center, marina, year-round Kids Klub and miles of white sand beach. ... more   less 
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