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Gasparilla Inn & Club
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Boca Grande
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Our annual golf outing to the Gasparilla Inn was just as wonderful as past outings. Our group of ten was handled with aplomb by the Inn and staff. From check-in, bell service, and golf staff we were treated like royalty.
We lucked into a "better" room this year, one without eves to bump your head, on the second floor. Although over the bar, except for the early arrivals of a weekend wedding party who partied hard until the bar closed, it was as if the sold out Inn was a place unto ourselves.
Our group was disappointed by overcooked breakfasts on two of our three days, and an hour wait for salads on our only dinner at the sparsely attended restaurant in the Inn, but otherwise the food was excellent, but as usual, at New York prices.
Nonetheless, this wonderful old star was a lot more wonderful to be at than any New York hotel (OK, maybe not the late lamented Waldorf).
Rooms are generally large and comfortable. Late afternoon ice service is a welcome treat and such a nice touch.
The golf staff was at it's usual excellent standard and the course in great shape.
A special treat was a boat ride on Capt. Nelson Italiano's "Spook" on a tour of the legendary tarpon grounds of Boca Grande pass, Cabbage Key and lunch at the private Useppa Island Club. Capt Nelson drew dolphin's into our wake on the way over and back and it was a special treat for our group. Highly recommended.
The Island has fully recovered from the slight damage of Hurricane Irma.
Paradise indeed!

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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Many would give this sweet resort 5-stars...I am stingy with 5-star ratings...so count the Gasparilla Inn as 4-Plus. We loved the ambiance...laid back elegant and casual...and the congenial and well trained staff! Many staff members were from Jamaica and they made us feel as if we were coming home.

We stayed in the Inn but might opt for a cottage next time. AND, we’ll definitely spend at least two nights to take full advantage of the resort facilities and the sweet tiny town of Boca Grande!

Remembering it’s a historic Inn and may not totally measure up to super modern 5-star standards. For example we missed not having a fan or adequate counter space in the bathroom. And what it lacks in modern-ness it makes up for in charm.

The moment you arrive you start to feel the stress melt away...so relax...enjoy the golf, beach, pool, multiple restaurants...more...but remember it is popular especially in-season so plan in advance! You’ll be glad you did!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank MelindaLee7
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

The rooms, the service, the common areas, the food....we were there three days and two nights and absolutely nothing disappointed. Truly some of the best service and food we have had anywhere...and we travel extensively. Worth every penny! We will be back!!!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
1  Thank elsh
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely historic property with an exceptionally friendly staff. Great restaurants and nice updated rooms. Beautiful public areas All in all a very very nice five star property! Busy in season You might want to try the off season...

Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We stayed late spring 2017 and the Inn was amazing! Rooms were clean and gave you a home like feel. Great views from our room too. I loved that shopping and beaches were only a short golf cart or walk away from the Inn. Food was delicious as well, breakfast was my favorite. Already looking forward to 2018

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Jake T
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Additional Information about Gasparilla Inn & Club

Address: 500 Palm Ave, Boca Grande, FL 33921
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Boca Grande
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Boca Grande
Price Range: S$324 - S$786 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 139
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gasparilla Inn & Club is pleased to welcome you to relax and enjoy one of the oldest and most unique premiere destinations on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Opened in 1913, the historic Inn has always greeted guests with warm hospitality, a tranquil atmosphere and a picturesque setting. Guests are offered a host of spectacular resort amenities and activities while basking in the Florida sun and enjoying the Inn's "old-Florida" charm. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Gasparilla Inn And Club
Gasparilla Inn & Club Hotel Boca Grande
Gasparilla Hotel Boca Grande
Gasparilla Resort Boca Grande
Gasparilla Inn Boca Grande
Gasparilla Inn Florida

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