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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall this hotel is not your 5 start hotel because its pretty outdated and you get what you pay for. With that said here is my review we only stayed there 2 nights and when we arrived the staff was very nice but we noticed our room was not what we expected. The room smelled like mildew and the bathroom... More 

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Hiawasse, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Read the reviews on here and was very leery of our first stay, we were pleasantly surprised. Clean rooms. Hot water in bathroom. Lovely pool area with garden. Yes the hotel needs a little work, but for the price it was a great value. If you are expecting a fancy place this is not it,but if you are just looking... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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