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Gulf Beach Resort Motel

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#23 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

We have had many stays at the Gulf Beach Resort Motel over the years, and have stayed in several different units. They are all different, so lots to choose from, as long as you book in advance during busy times. We enjoy the kitchen features that many of the units have, as it means having to leave less times during...

Thank DRTheisen
Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2016

This is a marvelous place to stay if you're the least bit nostalgic. I felt as if I had stepped back to the 50's when I arrived. My cottage was vintage but very comfortable. A nice screened porch for sitting for morning tea or coffee and listening to the waves wash onto the shore. The beach is literally just steps...

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

We chose this old but quaint motel for a one night stay to attend a reunion at a nearby hotel that charged twice as much. The rooms are small but clean; beds and pillows are comfortable. The staff are friendly and very helpful. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again as its also right on the water, neat and tidy.

Thank Sandy W
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Yet again we are so very pleased with our stay. The staff considers us family and we consider them family. The accommodations are lovely. The ambiance perfect. This year the new guy on the block was this beautiful wood stork who ate pretty much anything you fed it. From salami to bread. He was a joy to be around. 😄....

1Thank BobMillerSobel
Bellevue, Nebraska
Reviewed 26 December 2015

We have vacationed in the St. Petersburg-Clearwater area of Florida for several years. We decided to try this location in Sarasota this year. We always like to stay in an upstairs room facing the gulf and enjoy sitting on a deck. Room 319 looked to fit the bill however, when we checked in we found that it does not have...

1Thank Nebraskasnowbird
Amherst, Ohio
Reviewed 17 December 2015

We were going to a Christmas party and planning on drinking so we wanted to spend the night close to St. Armands Circle. I picked the motel due to it's price and walking distance to our restaurant that evening.. We were about .8 miles from St. Armands Circle not to far but, far enough that my wife had to take...

Thank RonWestmoreland
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

I almost didn't write this review as I really don't want people to know how great this place is...but it's too good to miss out on. Firstly let me say, if you are a 5 star hotel only person, this is not the place for you. No fancy entrance, no elevators, no restaurant. I gave it 5 stars because it...

4Thank OnTheRochs
Reviewed 4 December 2015

As a Florida resident for over 37 years I have spent much of my time traveling within the State. If someone is looking for a nice CLEAN, BEAUTIFUL, REASONABLE place to spend a night, a weekend, a week or even a month, the Gulf Beach Resort Motel in Sarasota is it! It is directly on the gulf (beach), quaint, and...

1Thank Jennifer S
Detroit, MI
Reviewed 9 November 2015

We stayed in room 315. The room provided an excellent view and close proximity to the beach. Things you should bring (we bought these items at Walmart): beach towels, coffee, bottled water and jug (water was nasty). Also, I would go here again, but I would wash all bedding first, sheets, comforters, etc. I got a rash and bites from...

2Thank BigDDetroit_MI
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Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the second story unit overlooking the ocean. The views were amazing, due to windows on all sides in the living area. We enjoyed a drink at sunset with the doors open and complete privacy - something we will never forget. The place itself is tastefully decorated and has everything you might need including air con, fridge,hob, coffee...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $119 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 49
Also Known As:
Gulf Beach Resort Motel Sarasota, Florida
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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