Okay, so besides being pink, this place is totally awesome. It was going to be torn down back in the day, but local citizens didn't want some other corporate monster on the beach. No one could afford to buy the entire motel, so, collectively, they each bought a room of the motel. Now, the rooms are rented by individuals through a communal source that is paid for by all of the owners. Neat story, huh?
Each room is also decorated by the person who owns it, so they're all different and not nearly as creepy and sterile as regular motels. The nicest room by far is the Palm Tree Room, but they're all pretty cute.
Even though it's not a huge mega-resort, it's still right on the beach in kind of a secluded area (its at the end of a strand), has a nice pool, and has a tiki / barbeque deck. You can save some cash (and in Sarasota you'll need to) by not eatting out and grilling your own food. Also, I find this is the best place to watch the sun set over Sarasota Bay.
The Longboat Key club is probably the most expensive place to stay on Longboat Key, but it has all of the luxurious amenities you would expect from a world class resort. It is right on the Gulf of Mexico. There are a couple different golf courses on premises, fabulous rooms, crystal blue waters, the sand is soft and pure white, the cabana boys deliver quality pina coladas to your lounge chairs... in short, this place is heaven on earth.
Although I didn't use it, there is a spa on the resort premises.
The only negative about it is that there is one pool and on busy afternoons it can be crowded.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone.
This resort has fabulous views and fabulous service. I can't say enough good things about it.
WE STAYED ON THE TOP FLOOR WITH THE BALCONEY BEING AS BIG AS THE ROOM. THERE WAS TWO SUNCHAIRS AND A TABLE AND TWO SITTING CHAIRS.
THE VIEW AND THE BARFOOT BEACH BAR WAS FUN AT NIGHT
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