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Zota Beach Resort is a beachfront hotel in Longboat Key, about 15 to 20 minutes away from downtown Sarasota. Our Florida hotel is located directly on the beach facing the Gulf of Mexico. This Longboat Key resort consists of 187 rooms, a pool, beach, full-service restaurant, and high-end wine bar.

We offer a variety of room and suite options for your unique travel needs including resort, pool, partial gulf, and beachfront view accommodations. Premium rooms , which are slightly larger, are in the Opal Tower on the south side of the property.

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is about 14 miles from the resort. Tampa International Airport (TPA) is 55 miles from the resort. While this hotel doesn’t provide an airport shuttle, our concierge will be happy to organize transportation for you!


Please click here to see the full list of what’s included in the resort fee.

Valet parking is included in the resort fee (please note that Zota is a valet parking only property for both hotel and restaurant guests).

For breakfast: Viento Kitchen + Bar

For lunch: Cascades Pool Bar

For dinner: Viento Kitchen + Bar

For light fare: Cascades Pool Bar

Dining reservations can be made for dinner and are highly recommended.

Yes, we offer special holiday menus, packages, and seasonally inspired activities to celebrate the holidays at Zota Beach Resort.

There are so many things to do at Zota Beach Resort! In addition to our on-property beach and pool, the Mote Aquarium, Mixon Fruit Farm, and water sport rentals on Anna Maria Island are just minutes away.

No, you do not need to reserve a chair by our pool. Pool chairs at our Sarasota beach resort are first come, first serve.

Beachside, Poolside, and Super (extra-large) Cabanas at Zota Beach Resort are also available for rent. Please contact our concierge to reserve one for your stay.

While the resort does not have self-service guest laundry on property, dry cleaning services are available Monday through Friday (not available on holidays and weekends).


Whether you’re looking to book a golf lesson at a nearby golf course, get a massage at a local spa, or go on a kayak excursion, there are so many things to explore on your next Florida Keys vacation! Our hotel team can’t wait to help you plan your unique Florida vacation.

Our fitness center with cardio and strength equipment is open 24-hours a day.


Yes, there’s a $30 extra person fee per person, per night after the second adult.

Reserve a room at our Longboat Key luxury resort online or through our reservations department. Already made a reservation? Retrieve your booking details here. For restaurant reservations, click here.

Zota Beach Resort’s cancellation policy varies based on stay date and rate type (for instance an Advance Purchase rate has a stricter cancellation policy than most rates). Our deposit and standard cancellation policies are listed here.

Check in at our Longboay Key beach resort is at 4pm and check out is at 11am.

Our resort offers rollaways for a nightly fee. We also have cribs, high chairs, and booster seats available upon request.

Our pet-friendly Florida resort welcomes well-mannered dogs weighing 30 lbs. or less. Our pet fee is $100 per night, per dog. For more information on our dog policy please click here.

OPAL gift cards and amenities are available for purchase via the links on our website footer.

Please contact the reservations department at least 24 hours prior to arrival to pay for all or part of a guest’s stay. Our staff will be happy to send you a Sertifi link so that you can submit your payment information securely and electronically.


Congratulations! We’re honored to be a part of your celebration. Zota Beach Resort offers a variety of indoor and outdoor event space options. Our sales team can’t wait to help you start planning your intimate, oceanfront wedding today!