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Gulf Beach Resort Motel

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#24 of 49 Hotels in Sarasota
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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...

Illinois
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...

Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Staff is friendly and the place is located close to everything. We were able to walk to St Armand's and also had beach access with free chairs. The sign says apartments, but the owners rent them out. Every room has a different decor and set up depending on the owners preferences. I wouldn't say it's luxury by any means, but...

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

I appreciate your comments about our staff. They all take pride in their jobs and make every effort possible to make each guest's stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. We are unique in that each room is decorated differently which makes it possible to accommodate almost anyone's needs. It sounds like you enjoyed our beach and some of the...

Goshen, Indiana
Reviewed 26 March 2016

On my first trip to Florida my friend wanted to treat me to a night on the Gulf so she brought me here. A rare find in these days of super resorts. Lovely,clean beach---we watched a wedding that took place about 50' away from us on the beach! The room we were in was nice and clean (a bit worn...

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

It sounds like you enjoyed your first visit to Florida and Gulf Beach Resort Motel! We certainly appreciate all of your kind comments. Florida in general tends to be a busy area during peak season, however, Lido Key is probably the quietest island at that time of year. I would have to agree with you that traffic congestion can certainly...

Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 20 March 2016

What more can be said about this gem of a little old-fashioned resort. If you stay in a large tower hotel you walk down long hallways, down elevators, stroll through the crowds to reach a crowded beach with lounge chairs all in rows. NOT the case here! While all the rooms/condos are different, there is nothing better than walking out...

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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. It sounds like you really appreciated that we are not a luxury high rise building and that you can access the beach by simply walking out of your front door. Each unit is literally steps from the warm waters of the...

North Plainfield, New Jersey
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We've be coming here for 10 years, service is great, rooms are older but well kept, beach is your backyard, pool is right there and at Armands circle you'll find a variety of restaurants and shops. Location is right in the middle to great sightseeing and activities. I must not forget fishing everywhere. The hosts are very knowledgeable of the...

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

We certainly appreciate your loyalty to us over the years and look forward to having you stay with us for many more years to come. There is always something new and exciting to try with each visit! I appreciate your comments about our staff. They all take pride in their jobs and make every effort possible to make each guest's...

St. Louis, MO
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Stayed here for 10 days. Saw this place 4 years ago and knew we wanted to come back and try it. Staff is wonderful...very friendly and accommodating - generous with towels and loaning items if they have them available - just ask. Enjoyed having the keyless/cardless entry - most convenient! Location is the key thing here folks! Right on the...

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. I am happy that you returned to stay with us a second time and I hope that you plan many more trips back to visit with us again. We do have several types and sizes of rooms to choose from which...

Saint Cloud, Florida
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Love this motel, have been coming here for years. Walk out of your room and the beach is right in front of you. They have lounge chairs on the beach for the guests to use. One parking space per room, but there usually is plenty of parking available on the street. This visit I was given room 204b - would...

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

Thank you for your continued loyalty to Gulf Beach Resort Motel and I appreciate that you took the time to write a review about your stay. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our convenient beach access. Since our property is located directly on the beach each unit is literally steps from the beautiful white sands of the Gulf...

United States
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Excellent location. Very quiet and peaceful. Great customer service. Older motel, but well maintained, Best rooms are close to the beach. Very accommodating to special requests. Good rates. Would definitely stay there again

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

Thank you so much for all your kind comments about Gulf Beach Resort Motel. It sounds like you were able to relax on our white sand beach. Lido Key is one of the quieter islands in Sarasota and many people appreciate the less hectic lifestyle. It’s a little piece of paradise! One of our goals is to continue to be...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $118 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 49
Also Known As:
Gulf Beach Resort Motel Sarasota, Florida
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Sarasota
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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“I dont think they have really nice rooms.”
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 of 5 bubbles DDDspain, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the 300's are closest to the beach - The higher the number the closer to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles jojohnson1212, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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