I was told about GBMR by a friend at church. She seemed to enjoy it so much, we added a week to our Orlando trip. Despite Sandy trying to make things unpleasant, with cloudy skies and cooler weather, I was able to witness a WEDDING on the beach from my balcony! Buildings 100 and 200 are single story with screened patios. Building 300 has 2 floors, and is right on the edge of the beach and its white sands! I had an upstairs room on the inside end, but its long, shared balcony gives you a nice view of the waves. Greg, the asst. manager was cordial, as was the rest of the staff (sorry I didn't get their names). Housekeeping came by every day with fresh towels, but other than that it was a low maintenance week. With a small but full kitchen I saved plenty by shopping at the Publix supermarket. Lots of diversions nearby, but don't miss St. Armand's Circle!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located directly on Lido Beach in Sarasota, Florida. Private beach and heated pool. Most units have fully equipped kitchens and private screened in porches. Each unit is uniquely decorated and we offer a variety of choices to suit your needs. We are within walking distance of renowned St. Armand's Circle shopping and restaurant district. We are the perfect place for family and class reunions, weddings, family vacations or just to get away for some special time with each other. ... more less