If you are looking for a four star experience, stop right now and look elsewhere. BUT, if you want an out-of-time experience without life's pressures, if you don't mind sharing your front porch with sand cranes, if you can get used to walking to the beach within minutes--without leaving motel property THEN this is the place for you. My husband and I just spend a very quick (regrettably) stay in Rm 102 and were delighted with GBRM! We would stay here again! Reasons for 4/5 stars: 1) Yes, the entire place is dated and in some need of relief. However, we did not see anything broken or in need of repair or painting. 2) The heated outdoor pool is magnificent! 3) Outdoor grilling area has picnic area and beach has a tiki hut. 4) Our room was clean and furnished as you expect for a motel adjacent to a beach. Loved the enclosed, private patio in the back! Didn't love the bathroom with limited water pressure from the shower and a tub in need of replacing. However, very clean and plenty of space. Great king size bed for good sleeping! 5) The best recommendation that any place can have is that it is very difficult to get a reservation here. This place is constantly booked!! That says something for it! Bottom line--you will not be sorry if you stay here!
- 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