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Colony Beach & Tennis Resort (closed)

Longboat Key, Florida

By Roger Cox, Editor

CLOSED. After 40 years of operation, the Colony ceased operations on August 15, 2010.

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Rates and Reservations

Rates vary seasonally and by location. In general they are highest over the year-end holidays and from February to mid-April, lowest during the summer, and somewhere in between during the rest of the year. Choices range from a one- or two-bedroom condo (which they call a suite) to a beachfront cottage or expansive "Specialty" suite.

Visit the website for current rates

Colony Beach & Tennis Resort (closed)
1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228-3499
941-383-6464
Toll-free: 800-282-1138
Fax: 941-383-7549
Web Link: Colony Beach & Tennis Resort (closed)

Travel Essentials

Seasons. Year-round, but busiest over Christmas week and from February to April.

Travel Instructions. The nearest airport is Sarasota Ca d''Zan in SarasotaBradenton International (SRQ), which is 9 miles away and accessible on several national and commuter airlines as well as Canadian Airlines. The alternative is to fly into Tampa International, 72 miles to the north. Rental cars and shuttles are available at both airports.

General Tourist Information. Visit the Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau website or contact them at 655 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236; (941) 957-1877 or (800) 522-9799, or the Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website or contact them at P.O. Box 1000, Bradenton, FL 34206-1000; phone (941) 729-9177.

Sponsor LBK Text+GraphicThe award-winning Tennis Gardens at Longboat Key Club offers 20 Har-Tru courts, NTRP game rating, tennis concierge services, daily clinics, professional instruction and courtside dining at Court 21. Enjoy full resort amenities with our "Tennis Tune Up Package" and USTA member packages, starting at $300 per night. Call 855-847-7629 or visit www.longboatkeyclub.com

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