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Gulf Beach Resort Motel

930 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Gulf Beach Resort Motel
Ranked #19 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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Roanoke, Virginia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing! This motel is truly a little slice of heaven on the Gulf Coast. We originally were to be there 2 nights, but we enjoyed it so much we took advantage of a cancellation they had and stayed an extra night. This is truly a throwback to "old Florida" as they call it. If you want glitzy, over-priced rooms with... 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 at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. All of our staff takes pride in making each guest's stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible so I do appreciate your comments about the state of the rooms and your experience with our employees. It is nice to hear... More

Standish, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the location and the low key nature of the motel. It is great to be able to walk out the door right to your car or the beach without having to go through a lobby and pass a lot of people. However, I would NEVER stay in Rm. 109 again. The mattress was terrible. My husband got back... 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 at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. It sounds like you were able to enjoy a lot of the activities that our area offers. There are so many areas for kayaking that people seem to love exploring. Our proximity to St. Armands Circle makes it a popular... More

Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As advertised, this motel is a throwback to the 60's. Room was small, but super clean. Everything worked. Guests were quiet and friendly. What's great about this place is it's location on the beach. Not across the street, or over a long boardwalk, or behind the dunes. It is right on the beach. Awesome.

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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 with us at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. We love the fact that our guests are so friendly and happy to be here. We've seen a lot of friendships formed among guests that have lasted for many, many years. So much so that they plan their vacations to... More

pittsburgh
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Stayed here for the second year in a row in the same room. Greg, at the front office, was friendly, efficient and welcoming. The beach was so close and the pool was exquisite. Very clean rooms and maids were so nice. Had dinner at the beach at sunset, truly a memorable experience. Our mattresses were a little lumpy compared to... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. I'm glad you were able to enjoy our beach and heated pool. We've had some ups and downs in our weather this winter but for the most part we've had plenty of sunshine! I appreciate and thank you for your... More

loveturquoisewater
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed here three nights in early February. We love hotels that feel like you're stepping back in time and this is a good one! We stayed in apartment/room 310 and while we felt it could use some updating for sure, it was clean! Friendly check in, safe location, convenient parking right outside the rooms, and of course the beautiful... 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 at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. It sounds like you were able to enjoy all the activities that our area has to offer. The beach is a great gathering place at sunset and many guests return year after year to connect with people they have met... More

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My husband and I decided to take our daughters to sun and sand after the several feet of winter snow in Philadelphia had us on the brink of a break down! We booked it by fluke after I was unable to find a place anywhere nearby. I called the Gulf Beach Resort, spoke to Greg and waited while he searched... 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 Gulf Beach Resort Motel. It sounds like you were good and ready to get out of the horrible weather you had been experiencing in Philadelphia and feel some sunshine and warmth. Even though we have also had some cooler than normal temperatures this winter it normally only... More

Seattle
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We came to Gulf Beach after a long and tiring drive. We immediately relaxed under the care of the desk clerks who are efficient, friendly and laid back. You park your car in front of your room and then get into it by pressing numbers on a lock so there is no key to try to keep track of during... 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 at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. I'm glad that you were able to take advantage of the kitchen supplies in your room and enjoy them so much. Many of our guests appreciate being able to relax and enjoy their morning coffee and breakfast on the porch.... More

Easton, Maryland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My Husband & visited this lovely place by complete sheer luck a little over 3 yrs. ago & returned there this past Dec. 29th, 2013. We were staying for about 5 days. The hotel manager was so sweet. We had to leave a day earlier because of family difficulties & she refunded a day back( NEVER EVER HAD THIS BEFORE).... 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 stay and experience at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. I really appreciate all your kind comments about our property and our staff. We make every effort to ensure that each guest has an enjoyable and comfortable stay. I'm thankful that you were lucky to find us a few years... More

Warrington
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
42 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Great motel, right on the beach, slightly strange smell in the room, but it was clean, and with comfy bed, great kitchen area. Parking right outside. About a mile away to the main drag for food. The location is amazing, with their own sun beds on the beach to watch a great sunset. Best priced accommodation that we stayed in... 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 stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. I am glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your vacation with us. It sounds like you were able to take advantage of some our amenities and our proximity to St. Armand's Circle. We have quite a tradition here of... More

Park Ridge
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

First off was the staff: friendly, knowledgeable, and always there. Need extra towels. Keep the shuffleboard stuff overnight/ Never a problem. I even left an electronic gizmo behind and they promptly mailed it to me. Secondly, we had Christmas in Sarasota and families were spread all over . But guess where everybody came to visit each day? That's right, us... 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 Gulf Beach Resort Motel. It's nice to hear that your family came to visit with you here every day. We do have the convenience of most rooms being at ground level with easy access to the beach, pool and parking. I would also like to thank you... 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 > Sarasota
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on Lido Beach in Sarasota, Florida. Private beach and heated pool. Most units have fully equipped kitchens and private screened in porches. Each unit is uniquely decorated and we offer a variety of choices to suit your needs. We are within walking distance of renowned St. Armand's Circle shopping and restaurant district. We are the perfect place for family and class reunions, weddings, family vacations or just to get away for some special time with each other. ... more   less 

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