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Gulf Beach Resort Motel
Ranked #23 of 49 Hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Danbury, Connecticut
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“we enjoyed staying at this motel on the beach”
Reviewed 4 August 2011

i never typically stay at a motel but my brother has stayed here before and loves it. the location is great and the staff is nice. they do ration the ice though. none of the rooms are decorated the same but that is part of the charm. right on the beach and the water is crystal clear. the pool is nice too. our room had a patio in the back and grill which was great for lunch and dinner.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review, 29 November 2011
Thank you so much for your kind comments about Gulf Beach Resort and that you enjoyed your stay with us! The uniqueness of each of our rooms is what helps us to try and make each guest's stay as enjoyable as possible. We hope you'll be back to visit us again!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

Between our family and friends and the grooms family and friends we occupied about 20 rooms. My future son in law had the rehearsal dinner bbq on the grounds of the Gulf Beach motel. We had lots of fun and the caterer loved the location. The staff was wonderful to us and all of our friends had a great time. It is a great place to relax and enjoy a small motel that is right on the beach. You have a swimming pool, volleyball net, shuffle board and lots of tables for sitting outside and enjoying our beautiful Lido beach. I would recommend the Gulf Beach Motel especially if you have a large group that wants to be able to get together and have a good time.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review, 29 November 2011
It was such a pleasure to have your family and friends stay with us to celebrate your daughter's wedding! It seemed like everyone had such a good time and all your events were so well organized. Hopefully we'll see you back to enjoy a few relaxing days at the beach sometime soon!
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Livingston, Scotland
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2011

This is the 4th time that members of our family have stayed at the historical Gulf Beach Resort Motel. It is a great small motel on the beach with a good sized swimming pool. There are a variety of rooms/apartments available from Motel room up to 2 room apartment. The rooms are basic but clean and the location is excellent, I parked the car when we arrived and didn't use it again for 4 days. Walk to St Armands Circle in 10 minutes for shops and restaurants. Free fast WiFi. We'll be back.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review, 29 November 2011
Thank you for your kind comments about your stays at Gulf Beach Resort. It's always nice to have guests return again and again. We just updated our WiFi system a while ago and we've received a lot of positive feedback from guests who appreciate that it's free and fast! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit!
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 June 2011

I loved my stay at the Gulf Beach Resort Motel in Sarasota Florida. I stayed in Room 308, which was a studio condominium right on the beach. The accomodations were clean and the housestaff was friendly and helpful. The decor was cheerful and having a kitchen to cook your own meals is a real money saver. The rates at this motel are great. The beautiful soft sand beach is practically at this condo's doorstep! I would highly recommend planning a vacation at this resort!

Room Tip: 308 and 309 right on the beach
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review, 29 November 2011
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Most of our units do have fully equipped kitchens which makes it even more economical, expecially for families. With our property being located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, all of our units are just steps away from the beach. I hope you return to visit with us again!
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Additional Information about Gulf Beach Resort Motel

Property: Gulf Beach Resort Motel
Address: 930 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236-2110
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on Lido Beach in Sarasota, Florida. Private beach and heated pool. Most units have fully equipped kitchens and private screened in porches. Each unit is uniquely decorated and we offer a variety of choices to suit your needs. We are within walking distance of renowned St. Armand's Circle shopping and restaurant district. We are the perfect place for family and class reunions, weddings, family vacations or just to get away for some special time with each other. ... more   less 
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Gulf Beach Resort Motel Sarasota, Florida

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