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Gulf Beach Resort Motel

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930 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
Gulf Beach Resort Motel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I were looking for accommodations in the area that would be affordable, comfortable and in proximity to the activities we wanted to do while in Sarasota. The Gulf Beach Resort perfectly met our needs. This does not have the fanciest accommodations, nor the largest of rooms, and other reviews will support that claim. It does, however, provide... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Gulf Beach Resort in March. The name is a little misleading. It is a historic 1950 motel style resort. It is on a lovely private beach, plenty of lounge chairs,even a Tiki Hut if you need to get out of the sun. Well maintained grounds with a nice pool. The rooms have different configurations depending on... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my 6th trip to Gulf Beach Resort Motel and I am like a new comer compared to many of the guest at this unique get away. People love this place and I do too! It is one of my favorite places to come and I have never been disappointed at any time of the year. As someone who... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a wonderful 3 night R&R visit to Lido Beach, and it was a very homey, comfortable and reasonable experience right on the beautiful Gulf Beach! It was quick check in, desk clerks were very friendly, the motel does have character since it was built in the early 50's, and is now protected. It was clean, King size... More 

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Pacifica, California
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16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed a week in room 314 at this no frills, historic motel. Great location, clean room, friendly staff and hundreds of dollars less than other beach front accommodations. No resort, parking or wifi fees. Do yourself a favor and walk to St. Armand's Circle as the traffic is horrendous and parking is very scarce.

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Fontana, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is one of the many places to stay in Sarasota but it has the advantage of being moderately priced and very neat! However, do not book unit 110 unless you are not very picky. It is dated and in need of repair. We stayed in unit 110 and had a good stay after we decided we only needed to... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

These are someone else’s comments in the guest book in the room we had (202) and sum the place up nicely. The other positive Tripadvisor reviews are all true & this place is good value for money. We were a bit concerned that we might be disturbed by noise from other guests as noise insulation is minimal, but everyone else... More 

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

When you pull into the parking lot after a year and the staff is waiving at you and welcoming you like long lost family what else can you ask for. This was our 15th year to stay at this oasis from the world and it just keeps getting better. Even the hotel egret was there to say hi and beg... More 

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cresco, pa
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

beachfront, gorgeous pool, super clean efficiency. helpful and very friendly staff. close to good restaurants and shopping. would love to go back. location is great. a place you want to return to because you know you will enjoy your stay, quiet, beautiful scenery, and quality foe your travel dollar

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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133 hotel reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Many years ago, I spent several vacations on Anna Maria which is now built up and different. Gulf Beach gave me the chance to again be on the sand and with no high rise involvement. Unfortunately just for one night and the weather was not be best but visiting the beach with the host egret was great. Unlike my five... More 

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