Top 10 Beachfront Hotels In Longboat Key, Florida - Updated 2024

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Along the central west coast of Florida, Longboat Key is a barrier island between the counties of Manatee and Sarasota. Located south of Anna Maria Island, between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Longboat Key offers the ideal beachfront luxury for a secluded and calm vacation. You can enjoy the views at Joan M Durante Community Park or Quick Point Nature Preserve. If you want to see marine animals or wildlife in their natural habitat, consider heading down to Sarasota Jungle Gardens or Big Cat Habitat Gulf Coast Sanctuary, which are within a 32.2-km (20-mi) radius.

Several hotels, resorts, and vacation rentals provide a private beach experience, and some are located right on the white sandy beach of the gulf. Check out this list of the best beachfront hotels in Longboat Key, Florida, for a calm and fun vacation.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and location with easy access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 31, 2024.

1. Zota Beach Resort (from USD 434)

At Longboat Key, Zota Beach Resort provides rooms with private balconies and a view of the sea, pool, or resort. You have access to a private beach and an outdoor swimming pool with beach umbrellas. The modern rooms with idyllic visuals are perfect for couples.

Viento Kitchen+ Bar provides two Á la carte meals featuring Caribbean, Mediterranean, and local dishes. The resort is equipped for accessibility with provisions such as lowered sinks and wheelchair accessibility. You will also have amenities such as hot tubs and a fitness center. This resort is pet-friendly and has Wi-fi and car parking.

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Zota Beach Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive
1.93 km (1.2 mi) from Joan M Durante Community Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

Other beachfront accommodations in Longboat Key, Florida

2. Condo with breathtaking beach view (from USD 482)

This beachfront king suite at Longboat Key Island is a sea facing apartment. This air conditioned accommodation provides beach access with essentials like towels, beach blankets, umbrellas, and snorkeling gear. You can relax while enjoying a breathtaking view of the ocean. And if you don’t want to go to the beach, you also have a shared heated pool and a hot tub.

The elegantly furnished suite provides complimentary toiletries and linens for a luxurious stay while the kitchen is equipped with silverware and other necessary gadgets. Laundry facilities are also available. Parking facilities and Wifi are offered for free.

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Longboat Key, Florida, United States
11.47 km (7.2 mi) from Joan M Durante Community Park
159 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning was delightfully cold
the bed is comfortable the sofa and chair are nice and the tv works well
great condo with a full kitchen and washer and dryer combo
the view is fantastic we were able to see dolphins every morning while sitting and having breakfast
you will also want to bring a bar of soap and better toilet paper
very clean and well kept
great time very recommended very clean spot
check in was simple and the condo was clean
the unit was clean upon arrival but is need of some love
the staff keeps the place spotless they are also very friendly
the staff is very very friendly and is always there to help
emily was a great host and answered any questions we had within minutes
we loved our stay through our host emily with airbnb
host was extremely nice and responded within 10 minutes to any questions we had
needs remodeling ann tlc hosts were great and very accommodating
great location on longboat key
beautiful location on the beach
excellent location at the most prestigious resort in long boat
the experience was good and the location is amazing
wonderful location on longboat key right near the inlet where the dolphins often play
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3. Penthouse with resort vibes (from USD 299)

Located in a family-owned tower apartment on Longboat Key, this penthouse accommodation is on the fifth floor. You will find a Zili touch to the décor here. This rental is wheelchair accessible, too. It provides Wifi, parking, an elevator, and paid laundry services to make your vacation better.

Here, you can prepare food in the kitchen and enjoy it surrounded by spectacular beach views from the penthouse balcony. While you can simply walk down to the beach, there’s a communal heated pool and a spa whirlpool for relaxation, too. A smart TV, stereo, books, and a DVD player are available, so you will never have a dull moment here!

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Longboat Key, Florida, United States
3.05 km (1.9 mi) from Joan M Durante Community Park
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
condo 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the unit is spacious with great oceanfront view and overall comfortable
while sitting on the patio we had the pleasure of watching many dolphins swim by
a very nicely maintained and clean property
very clean beautiful and had everything we needed
condo was exceptionally clean and had the best view of the ocean
this is a prefect beach front condo it was very clean beautiful view and has a relaxing pool
jim was a very gracious host during our stay
the owner was a great communicator and provided a lot of helpful information
jim was extremely helpful and responsive
owner seems very conscientious we had a great stay
condo owner was very responsive overall a great experience
long boat key is a great location
we loved the condo the decor and location
it was a quiet place with easy access to the beach
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4. Turtle Crawl Inn

Located about a minute’s walk away from Longboat Key Beach, Turtle Crawl Inn provides beach umbrellas and loungers to guests alongside a heated outdoor pool. The private beach and sun terrace add to the luxury provided by the air conditioned rooms. The tropical grounds of this hotel feature barbeque facilities to complement the private beach experience.

The resort provides Wifi and private parking for free and also arranges outdoor sports for guests. You can walk to the nearby restaurants for meals, while provisions for beverages are made in every room. Kitchen facilities are also available along with necessary kitchenware and gadgets.

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Turtle Crawl Inn - Longboat Key

Wifi Available

Address: 4235 Gulf of Mexico Drive
3.07 km (2.0 mi) from Joan M Durante Community Park

Parking Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry Family rooms Free parking

5. Luxurious oceanfront villa with heated pool (from USD 1101)

This villa is located directly on the white sand beaches of Longboat Key Beach. Besides enjoying a heated outdoor private pool, you’ll also be served the breathtaking view of the Gulf of Mexico. The place offers a fully furnished gourmet kitchen, barbeque, and much more to make it a perfect private paradise.

The balcony and deck serve as perfect outdoor spots for enjoying the beach while the garden is great for strolls and exercise. A parking area is offered for free along with Wifi access. Beach chairs and towels are made available whereas a canoe and bicycles are offered to make your outdoor explorations more enjoyable.

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Longboat Key, Florida, United States
2.11 km (1.4 mi) from Joan M Durante Community Park
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen includes everything you need and the outdoor deck was delightful at nighttime
the house was very clean well decorated and comfortable
we appreciate the owners hospitality year over year and the property manager
owners and property manager are first class and always helpful
communication with the owner and property manager was easy
the best part was it’s access to the beach and it’s location in a quiet neighborhood
the sunsets every night and the quick walk to the beach made for a wonderful vacation
its a wonderful home in the perfect location
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6. Rental with screened deck (from USD 488)

Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, this beach house is set outside a private beach in Longboat Key. Beach views can be enjoyed from every room, while the outdoor showers allow you to wash off dirt and grime before stepping indoors. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows open to a spectacular view of the gulf and the outdoor dining area.

The kitchen is well equipped with the necessary gadgets for cooking and cleaning after meals. Toys and beach umbrellas are provided for kids. Any other necessity can be bought from the nearby restaurants and shopping centers. You can have a canoe and other water sports gear on a rental basis.

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Longboat Key, Florida, United States
5.95 km (3.7 mi) from Joan M Durante Community Park
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
the house was very clean when we arrived
everything was so clean and comfortable
it was very clean roomy and the kitchen was fully stocked with everything you will need
it is very nicely appointed with very clean lines and tasteful furniture
this house was clean & the beach was completely private
the owner was very responsive
the location of the house is perfect
the location is wonderful i have never been so close to the beach
sunsets were beautiful and the location was quiet and secluded
we saw dolphins the location is perfect the house beautiful i wouldn’t change a thing
nice publix very close— you could walk there if you had to
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7. Cozy home decked in classic white hues (from USD 357)

This one-bedroom accommodation is on the ground floor, just steps away from Longboat Key beach. You are offered a corner room with extra windows that give a fantastic view of the gulf. There’s also an attached laundry room. The furnished kitchen has all amenities for cooking while a coffee maker ensures that you get your caffeine fix. A communal heated pool is present onsite and several provisions have been made for barbecues and entertainment.

The resort provides Wifi, parking, and laundry services. They also have an on-request concierge service to tend to your request for cocktails, beach chairs and umbrellas, and any other vacation requests. Outside, you can also take part in activities like parasailing, kayaking, and scuba diving.

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Longboat Key, Florida, United States
881 meters (0.6 ft) from Joan M Durante Community Park
condo 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy cottage like condo
great tv with dvd player
well equipped extremely well maintained serene beach friendly surroundings market close by giant tv small tv in bedroom
property was great- could use some more kitchen supplies ( pans silverware etc)
very comfortable king-size bed
clean and decorated beautifully
the pool was clean and perfect temp
the property was very clean and comfortable
simple clean decor fantastic beach access and nice pool
the unit was very clean and had everything you may need
the owner was very sweet
great hosts always available
she has been extraordinarily helpful
owner extremely easy to deal with and offered helpful advice
owner easy to reach and very accommodating
close to many great restaurants
great location steps from the beach
ideal for walking swimming and sun bathing
great location right on the gulf friendly environment
we loved being close to so many places to eat
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8. Exotic beachfront cottage with private beach (from USD 334)

If you book this secluded cottage with a view of the Gulf of Mexico, you will have more than just beach views. The rental offers a fully equipped kitchen and elegant rooms with heating and air conditioning. It is surrounded by sea oats, palm trees, and sand dunes, and this cottage also offers beach chairs and towels with a private beach experience.

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Longboat Key, Florida, United States
1.33 km (0.9 mi) from Joan M Durante Community Park
cottage 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cottage #4 was just as described: charming simple and comfortable
was clean & comfortable
now if you are looking for excitement and busy people watching shops within walking distance etc
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9. Secluded top-floor condo with panoramic vistas (from USD 275)

Set 0.1 km (0.1 mi) from the white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, this beachfront condo gives a fantastic visual of the gulf from the screened private patio on the top floor of the building. Beach umbrellas, chairs, towels, and toys are offered by the host for a heightened private beach experience. You are also offered a heated swimming pool and an outdoor shower.

In this accommodation, a barbeque area, a covered outdoor patio, and laundry services are available along with Wifi and car parking. The chillier days can be enjoyed in front of the electric fireplace in the main living area, while catching up on shows on the complimentary Netflix and other local channels on smart TVs.

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Longboat Key, Florida, United States
864 meters (0.6 ft) from Joan M Durante Community Park
condo 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there's not enough seats for 4 adults to enjoy the balcony or living room comfortably
positives: miles of amazing beach with lots of shells gorgeous sunsets and comfortable chairs
everything was very clean
the cabana was very clean and had cleaning supplies avaliable
very clean condo and surrounding outdoors
condo super comfortable and clean
anna was a super host and answered all our questions promptly
owner was very responsive to all communications
owner very responsive to concerns and tried to be helpful from far away
the location of the condo is amazing
enjoyed this property because of its great location to the beach
the location can’t be beat and the renter was more than accommodating and very family friendly
location was amazing while it could use some upgrades we had a great time
beautiful views awesome beach and great location to restaurants
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10. Renovated Caribbean-style condo (from USD 349)

This updated condo on the Sand Cay Beach Resort is on Longboat Key Island. Renovations include a Caribbean aesthetic to the interiors, new bathrooms, floors, and kitchen countertops. The patio allows sights of the Gulf of Mexico, so you can spot dolphins or hear the waves from your bedroom. The condo is located in a resort, which provides beach umbrellas, chairs, and ice boxes as well as a heated communal pool. They also arrange for several nearby activities like whale watching, kayaking, scuba diving, fishing, golfing, and more.

The rental has central air conditioning and central heating. Wifi, an onsite parking spot, and several other complimentary services enhance the luxury of your stay.

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Longboat Key, Florida, United States
1.81 km (1.2 mi) from Joan M Durante Community Park
condo 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the tv was hard to figure out-instructions would have been great
we truly enjoyed our stay here overlooking the gulf from living room and patio
unit was clean and had everything we needed
very nice condo clean and had everything we could need
property had everything we needed was clean and relaxing
the unit was clean spacious quiet and had everything we needed for the beach and our stay
our family visited last year and was so fortunate to visit this relaxing and clean property again
the owners provided clear communications and quick responses and the office staff for check-in was friendly too
the office personnel were very helpful and very nice
the staff in the office were very friendly
the check in process was really smooth and everyone was very helpful
the owners were great to work with helped in anyway they could and made it painless for us
short walk to the beach and we’re in heaven
the grounds are beautifully kept and it's such a short walk to the beach
short walk to beach and the sunsets were fantastic
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Plan a trip to Longboat Key!

Longboat Key offers a spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico coupled with its calming sandy beaches. The beach permits some major water sports while the resorts listed here provide the perfect panorama of the Gulf. Luxury with affordable prices, check out this list of accommodations for a comfortable stay.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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