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Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort

5841 Gulf Of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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  • Joan M. Durante Community Park
    0.9 km
  • 3 star hotel
  • Pool
Reviewed 1 week ago
Perfect spot to Relax
My wife and I stayed at the Silversands Gulf Beach resort in... more
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st.louis MO
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Silversands Gulf Beach resort in early January. We picked the Silversands because it was highly recommended to us from some close friends who had stayed there many times. This is a small quiet resort with about 18 Units right on the beach. Checkin was a breeze- the office is literally 20 yards from...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this resort without alot of research. The staff are very nice, grounds nicely landscaped. Our unit was ground floor facing the ocean, very nice view. It is an older facility, kind of run down. There was a baggie of extremely moldy cheese left in the refrigerator from a previous tenant. The rest of the unit was clean. The...

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RVAFlorida, Manager at Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort, responded to this review

We thank this guest for their honest review. As mentioned, our staff and location are the cornerstones to a Silver Sands experience. Researching the island of Longboat Key will show that we are priced competitively for the age of the buildings. We hope this guest will reconsider down the road given our exceptional service and quality standards.

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a room for my elderly parents for two nights over the Christmas break. We knew we would arrive after the office closed (5 pm), so the office left an envelope with keys in a box. I grabbed the envelope, took out the key and saw the room was 253. We had requested a ground floor or handicapped room...

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RVAFlorida, Manager at Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort, responded to this review

We were disappointed to hear of this guests recent stay at Silver Sands on Longboat Key. While every effort is made to accommodate room requests, unless a booking is made with us directly we cannot guarantee room placement. As always, we recommend guests with specific needs to please call our staff directly when booking so we can ensure those needs...

Erie, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I first stayed at Silver Sands in the mid 90s, just happened to stumble across the place somehow, and have gone back whenever I can since...This place is all about location. The beach is beautiful and if you time it right when youre there, its pretty low key, as sometimes I have been there when there were maybe 8 people...

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in unit 247 and it was very clean and up to date on renovations. The only down side is the sleeper sofa is really meant more for kids and not adults as the mattress is not very thick or comfortable. The bed in the bedroom was so comfortable and we couldn't ask for more there. The only small...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 17 August 2016

It's spotlessly clean. Everything worked. We had the 3 BR Garden Apartment. It really has no view of anything, not even a garden, but it was the only place big enough for all of our family. The kitchen was huge and it served us well. My observation is that all of these old places on Longboat Key have been kept...

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

My husband, 4 year old and I spent a few days here and loved it! The grounds are beautiful, pool is sparkling & clean. There are lots of chairs available at the beach. We were practically the only people on the beach half the time! We stayed in unit 246 which was perfect size for us. Room was clean and...

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is my second time at this resort. Silver Sands is a low level resort right on the gulf.. It's an older building but most rooms have been remodeled. We were in a cute 2 bedroom 2 bath which a comidated 6 girls for a 60th birthday celebration. Great location and everyone enjoys our time there. Will defiantly be back.

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Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Easy booking online, key was ready in after hours box. We stayed in Unit 233, first floor in the next to last furthest unit from the beach. Still a very close walk to the beach, no roads to cross. The rooms were adequate. Bedroom was a little tight, but negotiable. Biggest issue was a lack of closet space. The single...

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Chicago, United States
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Booked a room for 3 nights because we wanted to check out this area of Florida. We were more than happy! The hotel was clean and beautiful, the staff was gracious and accommodating, the room was perfect, clean and supplied well. The beautiful beach is steps away, and practically empty even though our place was booked solid. Pool and grills...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Let your senses be your guide at Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort on Longboat Key. From the moment you arrive at this Gulf front condominium complex, you will be in sensory overload. The aroma of tropical flora and warm salty air surround you on Longboat Key - this bouquet of scents will have you returning to this beautiful destination again and again. Are you in need of some relaxation? Why not take a walk along our private beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. We have the most beautiful sunsets to offer here on Florida's Southwest coast - we invite you to relax in a complimentary lounge chair at the beach as the sun sets in her many array of colors.Our on-site amenities are plentiful and include a heated, Gulf front swimming pool, putting green and shuffleboard courts, private beach access, BBQ area, and on-site office. Choose from our various unit styles that include: hotel rooms, one- and two-bedroom units with an assortment of views to choose from including garden, pool/Gulf front and Gulf front views. All units come equipped with a full-size kitchen or kitchenette, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and daily maid service. We invite you to book your Silver Sands vacation and create memories that will last a lifetime. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort

Address: 5841 Gulf Of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Region: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Price Range: $233 - $490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Silver Sands Gulf Beach Hotel Longboat Key
Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort Longboat Key, Florida
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“Stay elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles peonyinlondon, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Second floor room with balcony that overlooks the pool with the gulf view behind it is the best!”
 of 5 bubbles kriskayg2016, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The Garden Rooms have no view of anything, not even a real garden.”
 of 5 bubbles Sarge9803, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't think you can go wrong last time I stayed was a one bedroom and this time two bedrooms both were great.”
 of 5 bubbles kare1bare2002, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“233 is a good bargain if you're on a budget, but it does get a bit of road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles ColorBars, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
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