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930 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Ranked #16 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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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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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
27 helpful votes 27 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
16 helpful votes 16 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 

Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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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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 our return guests and thank you for your loyalty to us. The fact that all the units are different is what makes us unique and accommodating to just about anyone. Most of our units do have... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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

I appreciate you taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at our property. We are a historically designated hotel and offer an "old-time" experience at the beach. We have several guests that have been coming to stay with us for generations. It's always fun to see grandparents, their children, and their grandchildren return to stay with... 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
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Sarasota
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota

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