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Golden Host Resort

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4675 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
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Ranked #42 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sarasota
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Gainesville, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was told, when I checked in, that no one was on duty between 11 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Fine, I thought. In the middle of the night I was awake and hungry, and decided to nip downstairs to the vending machine. I took my key, of course, but when I got back to the room the key did not... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

I payed cash and they still charged account. I called to resolve the lady was rude and hung up on me. I had to put in a claim w/my bank to refut the bill. BEWARE !!!! Dont give them your card if your paying cash they will charge and tell u its not their problem you have to fix it.... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Reservations were made with confirmation number in hand, so we left Tampa and headed to Sarasota. Upon arriving at this MOTEL (this establishment is a far cry from anything resembling a RESORT) to check in we were informed that they did not have a reservation for us. We booked directly with the property via a phone call but yet we... More

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jax
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

made reservations and had confirmation. They lost reservation saying they had a computer clich. We were told by Isha working the desk, she would have manager call us as no rooms were available anywhere nearby. We never recieved a call back and Isha was not helpful at all. We live 4 hours away. I would NOT recommend this hotel as... More

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Sarasota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The hotel itself does not look like it has been remodeled since the 1960s. The pool was green with algae. In our first room, the air conditioner did not work, and the TV would turn on but would not change channels. I asked to be switched to another room - this took a while as the desk clerk had to... More

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Midvale, Utah
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We stayed on 3-14-2014. The exterior of the hotel looked okay so we decided to take a chance on it. I will NEVER EVER rent a room without first checking with tripadvisor. The room has never been updated since it was built (probably sometime in the early 1900's). Same plumbing, electrical, carpet & paint. When we walked in the room... More

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Had a confirmed reservation for a busy weekend. I show up and the manager has "lost" it. She gives some half-baked story how her system crashed, so she sold the rooms my friend and I reserved; and there were no rooms left. Strongly suspect the rooms were resold at a much higher rate than my reservation. She was completely unhelpful... More

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Usa
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

FILTHY - nothing golden about this dump. SHOCKED to read other favorable posting; based our reservation for this property on TripAdvisor reviews. All furniture badly stained along with ground in dirt. Worn, thread bear, dirty carpet. Window drapery worn, torn, and hanging off hooks. Walls dirty and in need of painting. Critters in room and running through walls. Room had... More

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

If you're looking for a brand new hotel, this isn't for you. However, if you are looking for a clean room at a reasonable price then this place is for you. The room was comfortable but I think it could be time for a new bed or two. The resort offers a free breakfast and free WIFI. The staff was... More

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Additional Information about Golden Host Resort

Address: 4675 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Golden Host Resort 2*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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