Just returned from spending a night at the Gulf Beach Resort Motel. We loved it! It is quiet and calm in comparison to the tumult of the St. Armand's Circle area. It is close to downtown Sarasota: we went to the ballet last night. The staff is friendly. Our room was smallish but plenty large enough for two. It was nicely furnished with a full kitchen, granite counters, which we didn't even use. Best of all it is on the Gulf of Mexico and a brief walk out the door has you on the beach with your own books, snacks & whatever goodies you want for company. You really feel like you are stepping back in time at this motel (in a good way!!) Following shortcuts, you can walk to St. Armands. When in Sarasota, we will return 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