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Sandpiper Inn

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 13 August 2015

After having flown in from Arizona to find that the airline had delayed my luggage an hour, I ran into a 10 mile traffic jam on I-75. I felt I couldn't wait to cozy up with the nice views of my "go to" childhood vacation spot. The place I normally come to had closed 15 minutes prior to my arrival...

2Thank TaraArizona2015
Christine C, Owner at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay. Harold & I are glad you enjoyed our wonderful "Old Florida" property directly on the beach! It is great you found your new go to place after travel challenges! Let me assure you that the Sandpiper Inn LBK will be around for a very long time, as I absolutely love this paradise! We will continue...

Reviewed 28 July 2015

Spent 4 days at the inn with 2 other families. The inn provided a great setting to relax and enjoy some family time. The rooms were recently renovated and comfortable. The 3 rooms we occupied (103,104 and 105)were very clean and well kept. The rms had a king bed in the rm, a queen sleeper sofa and full kitchen. The...

1Thank phinhead13
Christine C, Owner at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay. We are glad you had a relaxing time at the Sandpiper Inn and our awesome beach. Normally the Gulf is quite calm with "tiny" waves, however whenever there is a storm, (like last week) the Gulf surf does act like The Atlantic Ocean. Sunny Regards Christine Gorman Cullison, Sandpiper Inn Life is Always Better @...

Reviewed 23 July 2015

OK, to be honest I'm more of a Marriott type of traveler. This very small motel was a big disappointment to me. However, my husband enjoyed the charm of the small building built many years ago. The room was definitely very clean and somewhat updated including nice tile floors, an updated bathroom that was lovely, and a comfortable bed. It...

2Thank Lisa Y
Christine C, Owner at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay at the Sandpiper Inn LBK, a totally renovated "old Florida" 11 unit one & two bedroom efficiencies, directly on the Gulf of Mexico. I do not understand how our beautiful garden setting on the beach was not what you "expected"?You booked your stay two months ago directly on our site, which...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The Sandpiper Inn is on Longboat Key, a quieter island setting with minimal "activities" in the immediate area. Food, shopping, and people watching are very near, just a very short drive to St. Armand's Circle. The inn is older, but well maintained inside and out with absolutely beautiful grounds. The unit we had was very spacious for two people and...

4Thank JoyB557
Christine C, Owner at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay we are glad you enjoyed our fabulous property Sunny Regards, Christine Gorman Cullison (owner Sandpiper Inn) Life is always better @ the beach!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

There's nothing fancy about this place. But there is everything you need. Quiet, clean with everything in good repair and freshly painted. Steps to the beach which is well stocked with chairs and umbrellas. A walk away from a grocery store and 8 miles from st Armand's. I can't wait to go back

4Thank annie1018
Christine C, Owner at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay. we are glad you had a great time on our wonderful beach! Sunny Regards Christine Gorman Cullison Life is Always Better @ the Beach!

Vilano Beach, Florida
Reviewed 13 June 2015

I have to rate this lovely Inn in being excellent on everything! Last minute plans turned into such a pleasant stay here. Everything you need is at your finger tips. I stayed in the 2 bedroom 102 and couldn't be happier with how clean it was with everything you needed to make your stay comfortable! The gardens were very well...

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Christine C, Owner at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay. we are glad you had a great time on our wonderful beach! Sunny Regards Christine Gorman Cullison Life is Always Better @ the Beach!

Indian Shores, Florida
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Sandpiper Inn is so quaint and charming. Reminiscent of old Florida with lots of tropical, mature trees and shrubs in the garden. We had such a wonderful long weekend. This was a last minute getaway as our previous plans fell through. We were not disappointed. The rooms and grounds were very clean. It's obvious that the owner's take pride in...

3Thank LeighLeigh1966
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 June 2015

We loved this place! We stayed in room 201 which was steps from a private beach! They supply beach towels, chairs, and an umbrella, which is a must for us. The room was large and an efficiency, it had all the supplies we needed. It was clean and updated. The only problem was finding a salamander on the bed (no...

4Thank CampHillGal
Bradenton, Florida
Reviewed 27 May 2015

I cannot say anything bad, it was one of the best experiences I have had. Quie, restful and very clean. Beautiful beach to boot. Many restaurants to choose from. Close to the Mote Marine Aquriam. Full kitchen and a supermarket within 4 miles.

2Thank Frank L
Reviewed 20 May 2015

The Sandpiper Inn continues to be our favourite location since 1973. The tropical setting close to the surf, clean, new furnishings, central air, even a dishwasher. High quality eateries within walking distance. Longboat Key is a gem, the Sandpiper under the new owners just a few years ago, makes it well worth your stay. Martinii

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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: $242 - $340 (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”
mitsy58, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Best views - rooms 200 and 201”
JudyR450, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms as far as we could tell.”
myrons731, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are good. Garden rooms cheaper. Beachfront has more privacy.”
lisadangel, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are fabulous....well equipped & not far from beach.”
mitsy58, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
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