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Golden Host Resort

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4675 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
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Ranked #41 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
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  • Location
    3.5 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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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Miami, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I have to make trips every three weeks to Sarasota due to family visits and this last trip found ourselves tempted to stay at this hotel because of their good rates. Not only did we find a great rate, we got comfortable and clean room. We have a toddler and a baby and our room was comfortable and clean to... More

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Sarasota, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

As a frequent visitor to Sarasota, my go-to hotel in the area is the Golden Host Resort. It's consistently clean, comfortable and convenient to all of my favorite places including the Ringling Museum and downtown. Checked in and found out I was upgraded to a pool side room! Great rate, pool side room and sunny Florida weather - what's not... More

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Brandon, VT
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

My boyfriend and I spotted the Golden Host "Walk-In Special" sign while en route to a nearby hotel that had quoted us a rate $30 higher per night. We decided to stop and check out the room, and when we saw that it was clean and equipped with a solid, comfortable bed, we decided to stay there instead of the... More

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Okotoks, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

It's cheap so I didn't expect the Ritz......but it's filthy. The rooms smell of mould and musty, part of the bathroom probably haven't been cleaned in 10 years. The pool was clean but only because the cleaner had come the day we arrived. The lobby staff were "interesting" .....more interested in smoking and drinking. Stay away.........especially with children.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We stayed two nights in this hotel on our road trip of Florida. It was pretty much as expected and good value for the price. The swimming pool was out of action but otherwise we were more than comfortable in our room which while in need of a spruce was clean and spacious. The staff got us a fridge even... More

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Also Known As:
Golden Host Hotel Sarasota
Golden Host Hotel
Golden Host Sarasota
Address: 4675 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
Location: United States > Florida > Sarasota
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #41 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Golden Host Resort 2*
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