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Gulf Beach Resort Motel

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#23 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
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91 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

A refreshing place, different than big chain hotels. A place back in time where my family stayed 40 years ago. Reasonably priced and directly on the beach. Staff very friendly and helpful. Close to St. Armands circle.

Thank raymond c
Orlando, Florida
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32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

GBRM has condos owned by different people so I am going to review each condo I've stayed in separately. This stay was in room 201 and I have to say it is almost the worst I've stayed in. The bathroom had a shower curtain with mold growing on it, the Murphy bed had filth behind it, the kitchen had bugs... More 

9 Thank JenCat20
1 review
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Clean, decent rates, full kitchen, on a beautiful sandy beach with perfect water. Excellent night life and restaurants all near by. Had a good time at The Ivory Lounge!! I'll be staying here each year from now on!

Thank Danette K
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

There are lots of more modern and pricey places to stay on Lido Beach but if you are looking to experience something akin what it was like to stay in a motel on the beach during the 1960’s, the Gulf Beach Motel is it. It really does capture all the good things but leaves out the nasty stuff like damp... More 

2 Thank Rich S
Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

My husband and I went on vacation to celebrate my birthday and had a great stay at this historic hotel. This property sits right on the beach, which was beautiful and very relaxing.. We got a great studio apt. which even had a private patio with a BBQ. The staff was amazing, always wanting to assist us with all of... More 

Thank adriana711
Paducah, Kentucky
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45 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

What can I say - we wanted to do something "Once in a blue moon" on the night of 30-Jul-15. Last minute, we opted to grab a place on the beach where we could see the full moon. The Gulf Beach Resort Motel was VERY affordable and offered a 10% discount for FL residents. When we got into our room... More 

Thank GoodPersiflage
Ormond Beach, Florida
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228 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

You can't beat the location......which is just feet from the beach, They have a pool and play area, as well as (you pay) washers and dryers. Some of the rooms are great, while others are a bit worn. Check the room pix and avoid the ones with the A/C unit blowing across the stove, sink, and eating area....unless you don't... More 

1 Thank Two2FortheRoad
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

We have been here so many times with my aunt and she passed away in October. This was her favorite place to go, and so we came to celebrate my 50 th and brought my daughter and her friend they were celebrating graduating from masters..... They loved the shelling and private beach area. Every unit is different and we enjoyed... More 

2 Thank leah11x
Fort Collins, Colorado
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71 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

First off, the positives. Location, location, location. Staff was very accommodating, pleasant, and positive. However, the room was rundown, WAY outdated, and near neglected. Bed was awful. The window shaker A/C was barely keeping up with the heat, bordering on unbearable. The bathtub was chipped and seriously past due for replacement, tile floor was trashed, patio was in need of... More 

3 Thank Steven T
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

I love this place, quaint apartment every one is different. I Have stayed in two so far and my goal is to stay in them all. The most beautiful beach and a on site pool. Friendly staff. Close to shopping and restaurants. We well be staying again July 20 2015. I can't wait.

Thank Stephanie M

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  • Pool
  • 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: ₹ 5,689 - ₹ 11,858 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 49
Hotel Style:
#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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