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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
    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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Paducah, Kentucky
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What can I say - we wanted to do something "Once in a blue moon" on the night of 30-Jul-15. Last minute, we opted to grab a place on the beach where we could see the full moon. The Gulf Beach Resort Motel was VERY affordable and offered a 10% discount for FL residents. When we got into our room... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't beat the location......which is just feet from the beach, They have a pool and play area, as well as (you pay) washers and dryers. Some of the rooms are great, while others are a bit worn. Check the room pix and avoid the ones with the A/C unit blowing across the stove, sink, and eating area....unless you don't... More 

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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here so many times with my aunt and she passed away in October. This was her favorite place to go, and so we came to celebrate my 50 th and brought my daughter and her friend they were celebrating graduating from masters..... They loved the shelling and private beach area. Every unit is different and we enjoyed... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, the positives. Location, location, location. Staff was very accommodating, pleasant, and positive. However, the room was rundown, WAY outdated, and near neglected. Bed was awful. The window shaker A/C was barely keeping up with the heat, bordering on unbearable. The bathtub was chipped and seriously past due for replacement, tile floor was trashed, patio was in need of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place, quaint apartment every one is different. I Have stayed in two so far and my goal is to stay in them all. The most beautiful beach and a on site pool. Friendly staff. Close to shopping and restaurants. We well be staying again July 20 2015. I can't wait.

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Highmount, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK, the rooms are small, really small. Get past that and here are the pros about this property. Location is great. Close to St Armand's Circle for dining and shopping, and roll out of bed onto the beach. Loved the resident white heron who joined us in our little screened porch to beg for some breakfast. The staff is pleasant... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

After a 3-month business trip around the USA, we were looking for a well-priced place to stay for a 10-day break at the beach before we headed home. The Gulf Beach Resort was just what we were looking for. It is definitely not a fancy hotel, but the studio room had everything we needed, with a good sized kitchen, dining... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is one of the last original places to stay on the beach. Used to be a motel way back when, not it's like a "condo-tel". Each room is owned by a different owners, so no 2-rooms are alike. Located right on the beach, close to St. Armands and the park, and far enough away for peace, quiet, and relaxation.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Incredibly rude staff. Shockingly rude to potential customers. I would never give my money to anyone willing to treat a person so poorly. We ended up renting elsewhere (tons of great local rentals/hotels). The beach is beautiful. I recommend staying clear of this place.

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Two families joined together for a wonderful week for a wedding. We stayed in condo 317 which was very clean and had all the comforts of home, my only issue was the bathroom could have been a bit bigger. Staff came to clean whenever necessary and did a great job and everyone at the front desk was very helpful. The... More 

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