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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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Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is not depicted correctly in pictures. It is filthy, comforter had what looked like blood stains on it, patio doors did not lock, bugs everywhere, and sheets were slept on. They were dirty and used. There was a half eaten bag of combos in drawer. Tub was filthy. I refused room but receptionist would not give me my... More 

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Took the family to go see Grandpa in Sarasota. We stayed at the Golden Host Resort and were pleasantly surprised. Rooms were comfortable, nice sized and clean. Our room was over-looking the pool/nice view. Internet worked great. Staff at the resort were awesome.....very very helpful. Very happy with our stay...will be staying here again on our next visit to Sarasota.

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Lewiston, Idaho
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I travelled to Sarasota from North Idaho for a 2 day business trip. If you want a clean, comfortable, affordable, a great place to stay, I recommend this hotel. Don't know what some of the reviewers were talking about and I was worried - but the price and location were hard to beat. Now very happy that I chose this... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

False picture depiction of room; Crawling bugs in bed and bed sheets were filthy; Hair dryer unserviceable; Location of hotel is on a very busy and dangerous state road; Crawling ants on sink counter top; Did not like the whole experience!

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GM_Golden-Host, Manager at Golden Host Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with the feedback about your stay at our property. We have investigated the issues mentioned in your email and want to sincerely apologize for the bad experience and inconvenience. The Front Desk person, who had been working only for few days, made a terrible mistake and assigned you the... More 

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