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Golden Host Resort

4675 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ourchased a last minute 3 night stay through Travelocity & paid in advance. On arrival, staff very friendly, we were early, but they gave us a room that was ready. Rooms are very poor & smell musty, we also found a dead cockroach on the floor, plus bed linen was ripped. Returned to reception (with the cockroach) & they... More 

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Miami, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had bugs, mold, pillows were like a pile of socks both smell and effectiveness. The bed was like laying on a pizza box. Girl working the front didn't have a clue what was going on and the manager was never available. Somehow the room went from 59 to 99$. There are homeless shelters better equipped than this hole. Don't... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dirty, I mean REALLY dirty. Our room smelled after mold. Pool is in bad condition,you can't use it.. Owner obviously don't care about this hotel. And breakfast? It was joke... I got lesson. Never buy "special deal " . Now I understand their price.... For this level of hotel is still too high....

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Worst experience of my life! No a/c nor tv. My 2 year old got sick just from the humidity in tje room. All they refunded was 30%, so I paid $60 to sleep in a room with no A/C , they gave us a dirty square floor fan to sleep there. It was horrible, me, my wife and two kids... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I had made a reservation for this hotel for March 14th, through Travelocity and upon arrival was told my credit card had been pre-authorized that morning and was declined. So, they dropped my reservation. This was a lie as I had used my credit card that day and also called my credit card company who said all was fine. This... More 

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Casco, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Golden Host does need some room rennovations... If you are fussy people do not stay here. We have stayed here many times. The beds are not pillow tops but we just stayed here foe 9 days and slept great. The simple continental breakfast is managed by a great lady who keeps things clean and is very friendly. Our main... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Unfortunately, this property is in terrible disrepair. It is very old and needs updated. The pool was very dirty. The rooms, although they appeared to have been cleaned, were so old and in disrepair that it was unsettling. The linens were threadbare, the ceiling light in the bathroom came crashing down from the ceiling in the middle of the night.... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The website actually makes this place look like a resort. Magic of the internet. And I'm all for patronizing local businesses, but this is just too much. I made the mistake of booking here through hotels.com without checking on TripAdvisor....never again. I see now why most others ranked it this low. "Golden, Host, Resort" ?? Three Lies is more like... More 

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Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is an older resort that was built in the 60's or 70's. The upkeep of the hotel and grounds is slightly run down. The housekeeping and maintenance staff were polite and helpful. Cannot say the same about the front desk staff, Not very helpful and very terse in response to any inquiries. Best to work through one of the... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Even though we had a confirmed reservation and had prepaid the room, we were told upon arrival they didn't have our reservation. There was a party of 7 rooms also in the lobby hearing the same news, which for them was more devastating as they had to find 7 rooms elsewhere, we only had to find one. They claimed their... More 

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