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“hell nightmare!”
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Golden Host Resort
Ranked #44 of 51 Hotels in Sarasota
Reviewed 6 July 2013

First of all we book throug booking .com never again ,theres 80 rooms and only 24 where booked ,the need to updated the pool was green it was nasty i have never seen anything like i call th health department on them the room smell the staff stuipe as hell ,i will never go there and will let everyone know that place should be close! iwas staying for 4 DAYS AND LEFT THE NEXT DAY I WAS NOT GOINT TO BUT MY GRANDSON IN DANGER .

Room Tip: no room are dont go there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank RICKY628
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GenMgrGHR, General Manager at Golden Host Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2013

We are extremely sorry for your very negative experience and we profusely apologize. Here in Sarasota we have been having endless rainfall and thunderstorms. Consequently, the chemical levels in the pool dropped significantly causing the pool water to turn green. We have professional pool service and with lot of effort we have the situation under control. Your comments about housekeeping and front desk have been noted and appropriate action is being taken. Again, we deeply apologize as we should never have our guest have such a bad experience.

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Reviewed 30 May 2013

We stayed here over Memorial day weekend due to a last minute trip to Florida to see my dying brother. My mom wanted something close to the beach and we just picked this motel looking at the pictures and the price on line. It is no where near any beach and down right depressing. The air conditioning really didn't work, the doors and windows had huge cracks between them and doorjamb/window frames. It is painted a prison beige with nonpainted spots,so not welcoming. The pool had black spots on the side and bottom, I did not go under due to that. The breakfast is free, but it once again had the air of prison-danish,bread for toast,oatmeal and cereal. It was an extra charge for a person and another for a rollaway bed- not the bargain we signed up for. The same dirty spots stayed on the bathroom floor,the towels rough and thin. I saw the other guest taking rolls of toliet paper with them when they left-perhaps the price warranted that? I hope to never visit Sarasota again and if I ever pull up to another place that looks like this,I turn around and leave,with no regard to a refund. I wouldn't reccommend this place to anyone.

Room Tip: Try another hotel,anyone about a $100 a night- you won't be sorry.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank ILteacher052000
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

This hotel is very good for the price. Clean, spacious, safe, quiet, well located, friendly staff. Less than 5 minutes from Ringling Museum, 5 minutes from Downtown Sarasota and the Marina and 10 minutes from St. Armand's Circle and the beaches in Lido Key.(True, it's not next to the sand and the beaches but then you'll have to pay A LOT more). Les than 5 minutes from supermarket, liquor store, and other conveniences.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

I made reservations for this hotel (which I will rename "Golden Gross") over a month ago which is why I was disappointed that the only room that was available when I got there was on the first floor and a crappy room overall. Although it was clean, it was old. Bathroom door would not close. Didn't care about that, but the remote on the TV malfunctioned after about an hour after we got there. Had to wait an hour and a half for the desk clerk to come down and reprogram the remote. This took 20 minutes!! I was willing to let that go but then we turned on the heater and that didn't work. The desk clerk had to bring down a space heater which did the trick but the next morning while trying to use the microwave, we lost power. Apparently the circuit breaker tripped. The desk clerk came and fixed it saying the space heater caused the problem, but then we tried the microwave and lost power again! We had a wedding to get ready for and this really upset us. We were told the "maintainance man" was coming, but we left the hotel before he got there and went to La Quinta. More money, but at least we had power and the bathroom door shut properly. The desk clerk at Golden Gross never offered a discount or anything for the inconvenience either. Terrible customer service, Also, the so called "continental breakfast" had stale bread. Never again!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Sharon Y
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

i stayed at the hotel for about 2 weeks. i definetely would refer it to anyone who wants to come and spend some time in sarasota. it has really nice rooms and good prices. the receptionist will always help you and welcome you with a smile. the manager and owner is very nice and likes to have good relationships with his workers and guests. i will absolutely come back and enjoy the great service again, to get away from germany's snow.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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2  Thank HannahNiemann
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Besides that, the staff was wonderful. The room and the property were clean and well kept and it didn't stink! The price was reasonable, relative to Sarasota prices in general and I was happy to stay here for 4 nights. it was convenient to everything.

Room Tip: It was a minimal breakfast, fresh orange juice, plenty of coffee.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank jre85
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

In Maine we call a place like this the woodshed!!!! The room (136) smelled of cigarettes, bathroom door dragged badly when attempting to close. Tub would not hold water. TV remote did not work. Will never book this hotel again. How this place got any good reviews is beyond my understanding unless they are visiting from a 3rd world country.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Golden Host Resort

Address: 4675 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-3895
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #44 of 51 Hotels in Sarasota
Price Range: £49 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Golden Host Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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