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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 8 January 2014

As a frequent visitor to Sarasota, my go-to hotel in the area is the Golden Host Resort. It's consistently clean, comfortable and convenient to all of my favorite places including the Ringling Museum and downtown. Checked in and found out I was upgraded to a pool side room! Great rate, pool side room and sunny Florida weather - what's not...

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Brandon, VT
Reviewed 25 October 2013

My boyfriend and I spotted the Golden Host "Walk-In Special" sign while en route to a nearby hotel that had quoted us a rate $30 higher per night. We decided to stop and check out the room, and when we saw that it was clean and equipped with a solid, comfortable bed, we decided to stay there instead of the...

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Okotoks, Canada
Reviewed 31 August 2013

It's cheap so I didn't expect the Ritz......but it's filthy. The rooms smell of mould and musty, part of the bathroom probably haven't been cleaned in 10 years. The pool was clean but only because the cleaner had come the day we arrived. The lobby staff were "interesting" .....more interested in smoking and drinking. Stay away.........especially with children.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2013

We stayed two nights in this hotel on our road trip of Florida. It was pretty much as expected and good value for the price. The swimming pool was out of action but otherwise we were more than comfortable in our room which while in need of a spruce was clean and spacious. The staff got us a fridge even...

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Mandeville, Louisiana
Reviewed 8 July 2013

2 years ago we stayed there for 1 night. We needed a double room, so we called them in advance to let them know we were going to get there after midnight. When we arrived there (around 2 am) they didn't have our key and the room available had only one bed, so one of us had to sleep in...

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4Thank Carolaina76
GenMgrGHR, General Manager at Golden Host Resort, responded to this review

We are very sorry and deeply apologize that you had such a horrible experience at our hotel. All rooms should have been inspected by Head of Housekeeping before the guest arrives. We are investigating the matter and will be taking appropriate actions. There is no excuse for the room to be in such condition. Please contact me directly at hotel...

APOPKA
Reviewed 6 July 2013

First of all we book throug booking .com never again ,theres 80 rooms and only 24 where booked ,the need to updated the pool was green it was nasty i have never seen anything like i call th health department on them the room smell the staff stuipe as hell ,i will never go there and will let everyone know...

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1Thank RICKY628
GenMgrGHR, General Manager at Golden Host Resort, responded to this review

We are extremely sorry for your very negative experience and we profusely apologize. Here in Sarasota we have been having endless rainfall and thunderstorms. Consequently, the chemical levels in the pool dropped significantly causing the pool water to turn green. We have professional pool service and with lot of effort we have the situation under control. Your comments about housekeeping...

Chicago,IL
Reviewed 31 May 2013

We stayed here over Memorial day weekend due to a last minute trip to Florida to see my dying brother. My mom wanted something close to the beach and we just picked this motel looking at the pictures and the price on line. It is no where near any beach and down right depressing. The air conditioning really didn't work,...

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3Thank ILteacher052000
Hialeah, Florida
Reviewed 20 May 2013

This hotel is very good for the price. Clean, spacious, safe, quiet, well located, friendly staff. Less than 5 minutes from Ringling Museum, 5 minutes from Downtown Sarasota and the Marina and 10 minutes from St. Armand's Circle and the beaches in Lido Key.(True, it's not next to the sand and the beaches but then you'll have to pay A...

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Reviewed 2 April 2013

I made reservations for this hotel (which I will rename "Golden Gross") over a month ago which is why I was disappointed that the only room that was available when I got there was on the first floor and a crappy room overall. Although it was clean, it was old. Bathroom door would not close. Didn't care about that, but...

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3Thank Sharon Y
Reviewed 16 March 2013

i stayed at the hotel for about 2 weeks. i definetely would refer it to anyone who wants to come and spend some time in sarasota. it has really nice rooms and good prices. the receptionist will always help you and welcome you with a smile. the manager and owner is very nice and likes to have good relationships with...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Golden Host Resort

Address: 4675 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-3895
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: $99 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Golden Host Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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Golden Host Hotel Sarasota
Golden Host Sarasota
Golden Host Resort Sarasota, Florida
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