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Gulf Beach Resort Motel

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#23 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We stayed at this motel years ago and I've always wanted to come back. This year we booked one night, as we had an event at St Armands Circle we wanted to attend. The unit we had was clean and nice, with the old Florida charm we'd remembered. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The pool was nice, as...

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Bluffton, South Carolina
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We have been to this resort several times, and each visit brings us back again and again. While this appears to be old world Florida charm, make no mistake, the service is excellent, the location could not be better. You just walk out of your room to the beach and watch the sunset. If it's earlier in the day, Grab...

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We loved our stay. On the white sugar sand beach, very nice to have a kitchen. Try to get a room as close as possible to the water. Very relaxing. This is not the 4 Seasons, nothing fancy but decent and clean and location, location, location at a great price point that makes a little getaway affordable - right on...

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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review

We are so glad that you found us and enjoyed your stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. We are very proud of our property and the efforts we put into maintaining it as a comfortable and affordable option to those wanting to enjoy a relaxing beachfront vacation. Most of our units do have fully equipped kitchens which most guests also...

Reviewed 11 September 2016

Comfy and clean. Complaints: the second bed was right next to the air conditioner. Only one parking spot per room. Annoying but still worth it for the location and price wasnt bad. All and all great weekend.

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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed a great weekend with us and that you took the time to write a review about your stay. I understand your frustration with only being allocated one parking spot per room. Unfortunately, our parking area is limited and our prime beach location does not allow us any space to expand on parking...

Yateley, UK
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

After the other locations on our holiday. This was the most "tired". We were with two unrelated teens, so we got adjoining rooms. Our room was a studio with a Murphy (pull down) bed. If I had checked this out more thoroughly before booking I probably wouldn't have booked it ... But actually it was very comfortable - but the...

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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. It sounds like you enjoyed our beach and also the dining experience at St. Armand's Circle. I would have to agree with you in that our sunsets are quite spectacular and are typically enjoyed by all guests that are visiting with us....

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I reviewed the Gulf Beach Resort Motel last year and promised to go back again. So we did it again this year and had the same blast-from-the-past experience. Once again, this is the perfect place to stay if you want to experience an old Florida motel from the 1950's & 60's - not a luxury beach resort with cookie-cutter rooms...

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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review

Welcome back! I'm so glad you did return to stay with us again and I appreciate that you took some time to write a review about your second experience. You were able to stay in a different room than your last visit and I am happy to hear that it was just as enjoyable for you. We do pride ourselves...

Spring Hill, Florida
Reviewed 13 July 2016

My wife and I went for a weekend getaway. Friendly staff, great beach, and I am already planning our next trip! My wife loved the fact that the rooms are small and cozy and had everything you need! We recommend Gulf Beach Resort!

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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. We are so happy that you chose us for your weekend getaway and are thrilled that you would recommend us to your friends and family. We look forward to having you return to visit with us again!

Ocala, Florida
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Went down a month before we booked to check out the place and spoke to the lady at the front desk - we needed to book 7 rooms for a family event and she was very helpful in getting the rooms we needed - she wrote all this down for me and I told her when I got to Ft...

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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. I am sorry that you did not have a positive experience. Unfortunately, there seems to have been some miscommunication at the time you made your reservation. We already had an event scheduled for that weekend for quite some time and you...

Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Let me first say there is nothing extravagant about this place but the place has this old Florida feel! From the front desk to the cleaning staff and maintenance the staff are wonderful and go out of their way to make your stay comfortable! And the location is prime, steps away from the beach, We loved this place! We will...

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GulfBeachMotel, General Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate that you took the time to write a review about your stay with us. I am especially happy and proud to hear your comments about our staff. Everyone who works here takes pride in their work and their number one goal is to make sure that our guests are comfortable and enjoying their time with us. Our prime...

Interlachen, Florida
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great service and had everything we needed. The pictures online do not do this place justice. We had a Yankee Candle in our room. Cute wall art. Our own personal porch. Very nice bathroom with a medicine cabinet. We will return soon.

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GulfBeachMotel, General Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review

I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We try to keep each unit with a kitchen as well stocked as possible and do our best to provide each guest with any supplies they may need. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit with us and we look forward...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located directly on Lido Beach in Sarasota, Florida. Private beach and heated pool. Most units have fully equipped kitchens and private screened in porches. Each unit is uniquely decorated and we offer a variety of choices to suit your needs. We are within walking distance of renowned St. Armand's Circle shopping and restaurant district. We are the perfect place for family and class reunions, weddings, family vacations or just to get away for some special time with each other. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gulf Beach Resort Motel

Address: 930 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236-2110
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: ₹ 5,666 - ₹ 11,810 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 49
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Sarasota
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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“All rooms are unique in their arrangement and the ground floor rooms have neat little screened porches.”
 of 5 bubbles 282richs, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Lower rooms have little screened in porches with patio tables. Beach end lower rooms have great beach views,”
 of 5 bubbles debbwym, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
“First floor stay away from the laundry”
 of 5 bubbles janices597, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“My favorite rooms are the closes to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles Deborah3302, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask to see a couple of availalbe rooms, and then make your choice”
 of 5 bubbles sandya677, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
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