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Gulf Beach Resort Motel

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930 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Gulf Beach Resort Motel
Ranked #17 of 46 Hotels in Sarasota
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fontana, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
132 hotel reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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Miami, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We stayed at this resort for a family reunion/birthday party. Front desk staff was very friendly and very helpful. Rooms were fantastic, although a bit dated. This resort has everything you could possibly want in a beach front motel. And right on the beach. Who could ask for more!!! Pool, shuffleboard, grills, tiki hut and the beach (including lounge chairs)... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Stayed at the Gulf Beach Motel recently and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were recommended to try the motel by the Sarasota Tourist Information Office and, although a little tired and 'old fashioned', we found the place to be clean and tidy, well maintained and it provided everything we could ask for in the way of home comforts i.e. two... 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 appreciate all of your kind comments about our property and staff. Most of our staff has worked here for many years and strive to make each guest's stay as comfortable as possible. It sounds like you enjoyed the... More 

Miami, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My wife and I went there for a Birthday party (family affair ), it turned out a great place, great price, steps from the beach with tiki hut, grill for BBQ, we brought a box of bratwurst and pretzels, the rooms were clean, full kitchen, tv, really nothing to complain about. It's a pity, it is so far from Miami

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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 stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. It sounds like your family enjoyed getting together to celebrate a special occasion. The layout of our property and our amenities are very conducive to family gatherings. It sounds like you were able to enjoy our beach and bbq grills. We look... More 

San Dimas, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The location was perfect just step out of your room and your steps away from Lido Key beach. The motel was well kept on the outside, however the room was dated and needed some repairs and remodeling. I stayed in the 300 building and it has a kitchen with all the needed supplies. The room was clean and the staff... More 

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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. We appreciate all your kind comments about our beach. Lido Key is one of the quieter islands in Sarasota and many people appreciate the less hectic lifestyle. I also appreciate your input on the fact that your room could use some... More 

Zephyrhills, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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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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. it sounds like you enjoyed yourselves and were able to enjoy the company of our other guests. Because our property is smaller we find that many of our guests have become friends with other guests during the course of... More 

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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
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Sarasota
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota

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