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930 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Gulf Beach Resort Motel
Ranked #15 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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Zephyrhills, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I recently stayed here for 5 nights. We found the staff to be very accommodating. The motel is right on the beach (we stayed in the 300 building). Because the motel is relatively small we were able to get to know some ot the other guests - it was great to hear their stories. As you will... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed here multiple times. Wonderful place, has all that you need for a nice weekend at the beach. Their website is great - all of the rooms are different and the site has pictures of each to help you decide which is best for you. The staff is friendly and the rooms are clean. Prices are good, especially... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only remaining mid 20th century "Motel" on the beautiful Lido Key. If you are looking for a superb location with a bit of historical atmosphere at a very reasonable price then this just might suit.

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New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our final stop on a 10 week business trip to the US before heading home and it was a great choice. As people have said it is an old property but don't let that put you off, we chose room 201 and a good choice it was. It has it's own private courtyard, where you can relax and... More

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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spend a weekend on this resort motel July 2104 , nice and friendly staff , beautiful sandy beach right behind the buildings , the motel is old but clean , is located in beautiful Lido Key , we love the place and hope to come back.

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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. I appreciate your comments about our staff as each and every member makes every effort to ensure that our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. It sounds like you were able to enjoy our beautiful beach during your time with... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We came back to our special room, 319, for 8 days of relaxation and old school vacation time at Lido Beach. We love this little motel and have been coming off and on for 18 years. The nice folks that work there are more than willing to help when you need it, but after so many years coming to the... More

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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. We certainly appreciate your loyalty to us over the years and look forward to having you stay with us for many more years to come. I apologize for the issue with the curtain rods. We were not aware... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I spend a couple of days at this little hidden paradise back in June. We had an awesome time, every room is decorated differently, some of them need to be upgraded. The front desk staff was AWESOME!!! very accommodating and very kind. Our room was just lovely and very clean. This is a very quiet Motel, we... More

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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your first visit to Gulf Beach Resort Motel. I like that you refer to us as a "little hidden paradise" as we truly do feel that way about our property. Thank you for your kind comments about our staff as each member puts forth their best effort... More

Sarasota, Florida
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My family and friends have been coming to this property for more years than I can remember. We always book our stay to enjoy the 4th of July and the Suncoast Superboat festivities that are topped off with the big race on Sunday. We always have a blast with the friends that we have made at the motel during this... More

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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. We certainly appreciate all your kind comments and sharing your long history with us. You very eloquently described what Gulf Beach is all about. We hope that every guest can experience the same nostalgia and begin to build the... More

Sarasota, Florida
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My family and I always enjoy our stay at the resort. We have been coming for 20 + years. This year a new maintenance man was harassing my family and was extremely rude to my visitors. This man made my niece very uncomfortable. I hope our next stay will be more enjoyable and hope he is not still employed.

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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. I am sorry and apologize that you did not have a good experience with one of our employees. He is relatively new to Gulf Beach as well as new to the industry. We are working with him to improve the way he interacts... More

Sour Lake, TX
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Found this under the value section on Trip Advisor. It was just under a C-note, so it was surely a value when considering the location. This might be the first place that I have stayed that had its own road side historical marker. At any rate, this was a decent place to stay. This is where you come with the... More

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GulfBeachMotel, General Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. It sounds like you truly appreciated the ambiance of Gulf Beach and experienced memories of Old Florida style accommodations. We are a locally designated historical property and are proud and happy to maintain the original structures and offer a unique... More

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Additional Information about Gulf Beach Resort Motel

Address: 930 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 49

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