The hundred year old hotel is restored and the rooms have been refurbished and are light , airy and pleasant , though not fancy. But, do not get room 107 because the wall which the headboard is on is also an outside wall to a hallway which opens to the outside and every time the door slams the wall vibrates and you hear the noise.
The staff was attentive and personable. The valet and reservations staff were particularly gracious.
There are plenty of activities including golf and tennis. There are special paths for bike riding and for exploring in golf carts. These paths were once railway right of ways .The town provides a delightful stroll. The spa and beach ,which are about a block away from the main hotel, are beautiful.
The food and service in the Main dining room was fine, but not memorable. What was memorable was the attitude of the woman seating guests who wanted to save all the tables for two with lovely high back chairs, by the windows for season guests. When we arrived early they were almost all empty. When we left some were still vacant. The manager did relent when we said we did not want to sit on a banquet and we had a lovely dinner. if you want a table for two with chairs get there early as we did and or call ahead and make a request.!!!
Coffee in the lobby in the morning was excellent.
- 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 & Club Hotel Boca Grande
- Gasparilla Inn And Club
- Gasparilla Hotel Boca Grande
- Gasparilla Resort Boca Grande
- Gasparilla Inn Boca Grande
- Gasparilla Inn Florida
- Gasparilla Inn & Club Boca Grande, Florida