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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

When getting away is paramount. Relax. Beach. Food. Efficiency apartments that are serviced daily and a leisurely 1 minute walk from the beach. Or jump in the pool. Grill on two gas grills. Old people shuffleboard. Families and couples love it!

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NIAGARA ON THE LAKE
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance was not very impressive and almost caused us to move on to the next place. However, the front office staff were very helpful and convinced us to stay. I am glad we did. The rooms/suite were spacious and well equipped. While our suite was on the garden side, I strongly recommend a suite overlooking the beach and pool....

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Toronto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 1st visit to Silver Sands. We have been coming to LBK for over 10 years but stayed at other places. The property, grounds and beach are great ( although our unit needs a facelift). What kept this from 5 stars was the quality and attitude of the housekeeping staff. Towels are supposed to be changed daily and...

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

We were disappointed to hear of this recent guests' stay at Silver Sands on Longboat Key. Our records do not indicate the guest brought any of these concerns to the attention of our front desk staff. Our staff are there to assist and ensure guests have a quality vacation experience, and we kindly asks such housekeeping requests be brought to...

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right on the magnificent beach, this is an older style property, but very well maintained and very clean. We had eight nights in unit 236, a one bedroom apartment equipped with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. Great value when compared to similar options on Longboat Key. You won't be disappointed here!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room was very clean & nicely decorated. Great views of the pool and gulf, large patio off the kitchen living area. Having daily housekeeping was a plus.The kitchen was fully stocked with pans, plates, glasses etc. but would couldn't find a cutting board which could have been helpful. The bed was very comfortable however the pillows were not so would...

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

We would like to thank this guest for their suggestions. A member of our Management Team will investigate and present suggestions for improvement to the appropriate parties. We hope this guest will consider staying with us again - we truly enjoyed hosting them!

Albany, New York
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My husband and I booked a spur-of-the-moment getaway from the relentless gray skies and sub-freezing temperatures of upstate NY. After a lengthy search online we chose Silver Sands on Longboat Key for a 5-day adventure in late January. The website had plenty of pictures and lots of information so we felt well-prepared. First the good. The unit (#241) was on...

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

We thank this guest for their honest review of a recent stay at Silver Sands on Longboat Key. Our records do not show the guest reporting any of the mentioned issues to the front office; had they we might have been able to remedy the problem. Still, we appreciate the comments and will pass them on to the owner of...

st.louis MO
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via 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 11 January 2017 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 8 January 2017

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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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • 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: $256 - $507 (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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“on the beach”
 of 5 bubbles TomV265, 19 Mar 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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