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Gulf Sands Motel

8042 West Highway 98, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456
Gulf Sands Motel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Thomasville, Georgia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We recently had a vacation near this area,we arrived a day early and could not find a motel with a vacancy so we had to stay at at this motel for one night.We were charged a hundred dollars to stay in this dump,the room was filthy,there were bugs,mold in the shower area so bad and we had 2 towels in... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Lady in office was very helpful, knowledgable of the area, & friendly. Owners need to paint & few other things. Great location ... across street from beautiful white sand beach, next to a pub with great oysters and burgers, and not too far to get to other cool things. No pets allowed but that's cool ... no smelly rooms. Great... More 

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Destin, Florida, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I read all the reviews and decided to book 2 nights anyway because we just needed a place to crash for a few hrs during a quick family trip to the Port St. Joe area. BIG MISTAKE!!! When we arrived the owner double charged our credit card despite being quoted $55 a night by phone and prices listed on the... More 

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Lafayette, Alabama
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I have been staying at the Gulf Sands for many years. I have always enjoyed my stay. Any time I needed extra towels or Toilet paper there was never a problem. The owners Kay and Jay have always been very nice to me. in the many years I have stayed there ,the rooms have always been clean. It is an... More 

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St. Pete, FL
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We had to change our travel plans and reroute to the PCB area literally 12 hours before the 3-day weekend began. Every hotel in the area was booked; I started calling every motel from PCB south along the shoreline and the first place with an available room was the Gulf Sands Motel. I booked over the phone and THEN read... More 

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Burlison, Tn
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Where we come from this type of motel charges by the hour. And that's all I've got to say about that. Air was off when we arrived at 11:30 pm and it took until the next day to cool the room. It beat sleeping in the car and made for an interesting story, but I really wish the other places... More 

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