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Longboat Key Florida Hotels & Motels

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The Longboat Key center is about 1 mile northwest of Longboat Bay Club.

Located in Manatee and Sarasota Counties on Florida's central west coast, the barrier island of Longboat Key is near the cities of Bradenton and Sarasota and is not far from St. Armands Key and Lido Key. For centuries, it was a leisure-time destination for the Timucuan and Caloosa Native American tribes. More settlers began arriving in the late 1890s and early 1900s. More from this guide...

Longboat Key Hotels & Accommodations

The Beach on Longboat Key by Resortquest - Longboat Key
3465 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228
  • Midscale Beach hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Every guests reviewed thought the tv was sub-standard
  • Room cleanliness is acceptable
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Zota Beach Resort
4711 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228
  • Four-star Beach hotel
  • 187 rooms in hotel
Cedars East - Longboat Key
Cedars Court 619, Longboat Key, FL 34228
  • Affordable hotel
  • Check-in time: 14:00
Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort by Resortquest : 5841 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
5841 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228
  • Low Cost Beach hotel
  • 26 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • No ice machine
  • Almost all guests thought the kitchenette was ok
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Ramada Waterfront Sarasota : 7150 North Tamiami Trail
7150 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243 ~4.38 miles east of Longboat Key
  • Affordable Resort property
  • Free breakfast
  • Bar service is acceptable
  • Fair breakfast prices
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Legacy Hotel at Img Academy : 5450 Bollettieri Blvd.
5450 Bollettieri Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34210 ~4.43 miles north of Longboat Key
  • Midscale property
  • Check-in: 16:00
Lantern Inn & Suites
7251 North Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243 ~4.47 miles east of Longboat Key
  • Low priced Airport property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
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Quality Inn Bradenton Sarasota North : 6727 14th St. West Us 41
6727 14th St. West Us 41, Bradenton, FL 34207 ~4.57 miles northeast of Longboat Key
  • Cheap Airport property
  • Hotel has 77 rooms
Super 8 in Bradenton
6516 14th St. West, Bradenton, FL 34207 ~4.60 miles northeast of Longboat Key
  • Low-priced Airport property
  • 2 floors in property
Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport - Sarasota
8270 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243 ~4.64 miles east of Longboat Key
  • Three Star property
  • 10 suites in hotel
  • Location is great
  • Fantastic service
Home2 Suites by Hilton Sarasota Bradenton Airport Fl - Sarasota
8260 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243 ~4.70 miles east of Longboat Key
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
M Star Bradenton : 6511 14th St. West
6511 14th St. West, Bradenton, FL 34207 ~4.73 miles northeast of Longboat Key
  • Two star property
  • 2 floors in property
Knights Inn Sarasota in Sarasota
5340 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234 ~5.08 miles east of Longboat Key
  • 2-star property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Spacious rooms
  • Wifi quality could be improved
Towneplace Stes Brade Marriott
5451 Cortez Rd. West, Bradenton, FL 34210 ~5.19 miles north of Longboat Key
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • 87 rooms in property
Days Inn by Wyndham Sarasota Bay - Sarasota
5000 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234 ~5.20 miles east of Longboat Key
  • Economy Airport hotel
  • Fitness center on property
Quality Inn Sarasota North - Sarasota
4800 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234 ~5.21 miles east of Longboat Key
  • 3-star Airport property
  • 81 rooms in hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota Airport
850 University Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34234 Website ~5.21 miles east of Longboat Key
  • Mid-scale Airport property
  • Fitness center on property
Golden Host Resort : 4675 North Tamiami Trail
4675 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234 ~5.23 miles east of Longboat Key
  • 3 star Airport hotel
  • Free breakfast available
Sleep Inn Sarasota Airport
900 University Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34234 ~5.28 miles east of Longboat Key
  • 3 star Airport property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
Super 8 Sarasota
4309 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234 ~5.33 miles east of Longboat Key
  • Cheap property
  • Check in time: 14:00
  • Rooms in need of an update
  • Pool closed
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Hyatt Place Sarasota / Bradenton in Sarasota
950 University Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34234 Website ~5.33 miles east of Longboat Key
  • 3-star Airport property
  • 114 rooms in property
  • Breakfast was delicious
  • Popular among families
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Hampton Inn Suites Sarasota / Bradenton Airport
975 University Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34234 ~5.37 miles east of Longboat Key
  • Mid-scale Airport property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Accessible parking
  • Most guests said the wifi quality was bad
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Regency Inn & Suites - Sarastoa
4200 North Tamiami Trail, Sarastoa, FL 34234 ~5.38 miles east of Longboat Key
  • Low priced property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Shorewalk Vacation Villas - Bradenton
4601 46th St. Court West, Bradenton, FL 34210 ~5.39 miles north of Longboat Key
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 150 rooms
  • Good outdoor sports facilities
  • Most guests enjoyed the friendly atmosphere
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Springhill Suites by Marriott
1020 University Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34234 ~5.42 miles east of Longboat Key
  • 3-star Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 84 suites
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Graph of Longboat Key, FL Hotel Prices for Next 20 Days

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Longboat Key, FL discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Longboat Key hotel for each day and each star rating category.

The town of Longboat Key was incorporated in 1955 with a population of about 215. Today, with a population of just under 7,000, the town is known for its warm temperatures and lovely beaches. Longboat Key accommodates three times its population in the most popular times for tourists.

When to Visit Longboat Key, Florida

The best time to visit Longboat Key is during the fall, from September through November, when temperatures are moderate and tourism is down. This means you can find a hotel room at a reasonable price, especially if you book early.

The second-busiest season for tourism is the spring, from March through May. Hotels will cost a little more, but you'll also find more to do.

If you don't mind the heat of summer, June through August is an economical time to visit. Though summer is hurricane season, you'll pay less for lodging, and you'll be able to take refuge in your air-conditioned hotel room when the heat becomes unbearable.

The most popular time to visit Longboat Key is the winter, the busiest tourist season of the year. The cool winter temps draw travelers heading south to escape cold winter temperatures. Hotel prices will be at their highest during this time, but you can save some money by booking a room well ahead of time or staying a few miles from the beach.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Longboat Key, FL:

seasonality of hotel rates in Longboat Key

Longboat Key by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Longboat Key, FL. You can use these charts to determine the least expensive months to book in Longboat Key during the year.

Luxury Hotel Options in Longboat Key, Florida

4 Star Average Prices: $158.83

Longboat Key offers a variety of luxury resorts and hotels for those who want premium amenities and maximum pampering. The Resort at Longboat Key Club has so much to offer that you might not want to go anywhere else for the first couple of days of your stay.

Most of the huge rooms are suites, and all have full balconies with stunning views. The beautifully decorated luxury resort boasts a luxury spa, 45 holes of golf, 38 tennis courts, and much more. You'll be within a mile of Lido Key, Gulfwind Marina, Mote Marine Aquarium, and the shops at St. Armands Circle. The 100-acre South Lido Park is about 2 miles away.

Choose Zota Beach Resort for 5-star beachfront luxury close to the upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment options of St. Armands Circle. The resort boasts a wine bar and a sunny outdoor pool. You can bring your pet for an additional fee.

Some rooms have picturesque views of the Gulf of Mexico. The resort is good for business travelers with its meeting and event space. Outdoors, you can relax in the cabanas or hit the water with activities like kayaking and paddleboarding. If you're looking for something different, you're less than 6 miles away from the Ringling Circus Museum.

Another beachfront destination is The Beach on Longboat Key by ResortQuest. Truly a home away from home, this is part-condo and part-hotel, with queen-sized Murphy buds tucked away to maximize living space. The full kitchens have granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. You can relax in the heated pool and cook a steak on a propane outdoor barbecue.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Longboat Key

Affordable Hotel Options in Longboat Key, Florida

3 Star Average Prices: $133.13

The Lantern Inn & Suites in Sarasota has rooms with refrigerators and microwaves, and some rooms have two-burner stovetops so you can cook a real meal in your home away from home. The Lantern Inn has pillow-top mattresses and free Wi-Fi, and the hotel offers a heated swimming pool. The recently remodeled hotel is just 2 miles from the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport.

Also in Sarasota, the Comfort Inn Airport is just half a mile from the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport and a short walk from the John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art. The hotel provides a free hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, and a morning newspaper. Free coffee awaits you in the lobby at all times. Barnacle Bill's Seafood Restaurant is right next door.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Longboat Key

2 Star Average Prices: $95.28

2 Star Hotel Prices in Longboat Key

Longboat Key: Real Discounts

The Super 8 Bradenton Sarasota Area offers AAA and CAA discounts, as well as discounts for government employees and members of the military. You can make yourself at home in your room with a refrigerator, microwave, and desk, and there's a heated swimming pool outside. If you're into classic cars, check out the Sarasota Classic Car Museum, just 3 miles away.

Sleep Inn Sarasota / Bradenton Airport offers AAA/CAA, senior, and government/military discounts, as well as substantial group discounts. The hotel is only blocks away from several attractions, such as the Ca d'Zan Museum, Asolo Theatre for the People, and Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Rooms have large work areas, ideal for those traveling on business. Hot breakfast is served in the morning.

Best Value Options in Longboat Key, Florida

The Shorewalk Vacation Villas features roomy two-bedroom condos with fully equipped kitchens so you can enjoy home-cooked meals and save on restaurant meals. Each living room has a queen sofa bed, so these condos can easily sleep six people. The property has two outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, tennis courts, barbecue grills, and a playground, among other amenities. You'll be minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico without paying a beachfront-hotel price. A short walk away are numerous shops, restaurants, and bars.

Another value hotel is the Quality Inn Bradenton Sarasota North, where you'll get a free hot breakfast and a free daily newspaper. Rooms are spacious and pleasantly decorated with warm, inviting colors. If you choose a room with a microwave and a refrigerator, you'll be able avoid an expensive restaurant bill. Pets weighing less than 25 pounds can stay for a small additional daily fee.

Things to Do in Longboat Key, Florida

If you're spending your vacation in or near Longboat Key, with its 12 miles of white-sand beaches, you'll have plenty of natural entertainment all around you, including less inexpensive options in the nearby towns of Bradenton and Sarasota. In Longboat Key, you'll find a championship golf course and tennis club and many options for dining and shopping. And if beaches aren't your thing, you'll find plenty of things to do in the town and beyond.

Mote Marine Library and Aquarium in Sarasota is a family-friendly marine research organization with myriad species of fish and other marine life. You can watch professional trainers and biologists swim with sea turtles and dolphins, and kids and adults alike will enjoy interacting with anemones and other marine creatures at the touch tank.

Myakka River State Park, a 57-acre property with meadows, wetlands, and forests, offers easy and moderate wilderness trails for hikers and spectacular wildlife viewing. A highlight of the park is the suspended canopy walkway, which reaches as high as 100 feet above the ground. The park has two lakes and a river, and you can take a "safari" tour on an airboat.

The whole family will enjoy the Sarasota Jungle Gardens, known for the flamingos that wander freely throughout the property. Young children can check out the petting zoo for an up-close experience with farm animals. You can even pet a real alligator, with supervision from a professional animal wrangler, of course. There are also bird and animal shows and an impressive collection of native and exotic plants.

If you're looking for a unique experience, go to the family-friendly Ringling Circus Museum, where the whole family can learn about what circus life was like in the early 20th century. Since children and circuses go hand in hand, the Ringling is a great place to bring the kids. The museum also hosts numerous activities for children, including live performances and arts and crafts classes.

There are fascinating exhibits of circus props, art, artifacts, music, videos, and more, including the world's largest miniature circus display. Some of the unique objects displayed here include performers' costumes, intricately carved wagons, and a cannon that was used to launch a human.

St. Armands Circle is known for its park-like atmosphere, where you can shop and dine amid palm-lined medians. But this unique area has other points of interest as well. For example, you can view more than 30 statues at the St. Armands Statue Walk and check out the honorees in the Circus Ring of Fame.

The shopping area was named for Charles St. Amand, a Frenchman who was the first to own residential land on the island. A misspelling of his name on land deeds led to the spelling of St. Armands Circle. Circus legend John Ringling purchased the St. Armands Key property in 1917 and planned a development of homes and shops laid out in the circular pattern that still exists today.

Whether you want to relax on the beach, enjoy sporting activities, or visit the area's many attractions, you'll find a lot to do in Longboat Key, Florida, and the surrounding area. Just don't forget your camera!

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