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Gasparilla Inn & Club
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Boca Grande
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 February 2014

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.

Room Tip: You do not want room 107
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

The absolute "Best of Grand Old Florida" with all the 21st century amenities. This was one of the most wonderful experiences we have ever had in our travels. The inn, the staff, the food ,the wines were exquisite. We didn't know about the yearly food and wine event, and saw it on the website when booking a weekend trip to the inn. It is usually sold out way in advance however there were a few last minute cancellations so we were able to participate in the event. Chef John Folse from Louisiana was one of the celebrity chefs. He was amazing ! We are already making. Plans to attend the 9th annual next year.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

If you want a relaxing and fabulous experience, you need to visit the Gasparilla Inn. I have never been to a place where I immediately relaxed the minute I was there and shed tears when I had to leave. If you truly want to see Florida the way it should be - you need to come here and experience the kind and unpretentious people that live in Boca Grande and to experience this fabulous Inn.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kim C
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

What an amazing weekend. Much like everyone else - this is pure elegance in old FL - this is an amazing place with superb service and a wonderful island. The beach club was amazing as was everything we experienced. The people that work there were exceptional particularly Zach and Sean who drove us around the island in the golf cart - very willing to make sure the guest was well taken care of - if you are looking for an experience that you will never find anywhere else try the Gasparilla Inn!!!!

Room Tip: Try the Inlet for breakfast - great breakfast. Don't miss having a drink a the bar in the Inn w...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

We stayed here for a wedding and had a wonderful time. We stayed in a cottage room, and though smallish, it was lovely. The best part of the stay was enjoying our time at the resort. The beach club was awesome and the main hotel was gorgeous. It almost felt like you were visiting a wealthy relative's estate. Everyone was beyond nice too. I was surprised how young some of the staff was, but they were so professional! A great experience and introduction to Boca Grande!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

My husband and I joined our friends who come to the Inn every year. What a wonderful treat. This Inn was impeccable. Not old and smelly like some of these places that do nothing to keep it up to date. The staff at the Inn are the best and go out of there way to treat you special. From the front desk to housekeeping. Loved the golf course, restaurants and the charming little downtown area. This is a magical place that I would recommend and look forward to coming back.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 333 and it overlooked the golf course and had the ocean in the background. Very...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Old world elegance. Spectacular public space in this historic hotel. We stayed in a cottage which was beautifully appointed. It was not worth the extra money though for the lanai which is not a screened in porch, but rather enclosed. Service was outstanding. If you like to bike, you should pass on the golf cart; everything is nearby by bike.

Room Tip: Cottages very nice. No need to splurge on lanai.
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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
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Boca Grande
Price Range: £185 - £449 (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 
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