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Alton Bay, New Hampshire
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Motel is in a nice location just across the street from the beach. The motel is definitely in need of some up dates but for one night it did what it was supposed to do. It is family operated and they do a good job keeping everyone happy. The place is clean and the roof didn't leak and the beach... More 

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College Park, Georgia
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17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Perfect view - directly across from the beach. Owners are super friendly. A mom-pop property but I didn't mind it at all. It's not the best in luxury but just enough to satisfy my needs. A bed and place to shower. The wifi was ok and believe it or not - there was a little snow flurries.

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1 Thank RnRalwayz
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for a work on business, tried to find some budget motels and decided on this one. So far the owner is nice and the rooms may not be Marriott quality but again you get what you pay for. Right across from the beach and its quiet. Not the worst I've been to and definitely not the best.

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1 Thank Marc T
Labadie, Missouri
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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

There aren't a lot of hotels as you head west on Highway 98 near Port Saint Joe, FL, but no matter how tired you are, drive past the Gulf Sands Motel. (Turns out there are several nicer hotels 3-4 miles down the road-if only I'd known, but my cell phone couldn't get any service in that area, so I wasn't... More 

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Columbus Junction, Iowa
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

First let me address so many of the negative reviews- The staff- including the owners were nothing but polite and pleasant to us. They smiled at us and answered any questions promptly and were not intrusive. The front desk area was clean and I never saw an animal there. That being said- this is a low budget motel. The rooms... More 

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2 Thank catfishRN
tallahassee
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Creepy staff, terrible rooms, across the street from the beach. I stayed there one night when nothing else was available. Got some kind of insect bite, probably a spider, during the night. If this is your only option, keep going on to St. Joe.

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Thomasville, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

My family has stayed here twice. Everything went great. Rooms were clean, owners were nice, bathrooms were clean. I had my coffee in the mornings listening to the waves crashing onto the shore across the road. When we were hot and tired from the sun and swimming at the beach, we would come right back to the hotel room without... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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201 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Like many or most other guests, we booked into the Gulf Sands Motel because there was NO other option within 40 miles. It was Valentine's Day and we hadn't made reservations anywhere. We were exhausted from a very long day of driving, through freezing weather (without heat in the car) and then warm weather in northern FL. Suffice it to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I find it difficult to leave negative reviews however ..... We arrived and were checked in at the "cheap" price of 70 dollars. We arrived at the room and as soon as we opened the door the smell of mildew hit us. We saw a number of cockroaches in the room and when I went to the office to complain... More 

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6 Thank Kate M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Couldn't find a room anywhere after traveling 300 miles on a motorcycle. Had no other choice. There is something dark that's been running down the wall. Laid on the bed and a spider ran across my arm. Had a bad smell. The TV kept buzzing. Low class room that was almost scary for $100 a night.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Gulf Sands Motel

Address: 8042 W Highway 98, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456-6202
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Port Saint Joe
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Gulf Sands Hotel Port Saint Joe
Gulf Sands Motel Port Saint Joe, Florida
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