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Gulf Beach Resort Motel

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#18 of 46 Hotels in Sarasota
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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91 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Love this motel, have been coming here for years. Walk out of your room and the beach is right in front of you. They have lounge chairs on the beach for the guests to use. One parking space per room, but there usually is plenty of parking available on the street. This visit I was given room 204b - would... More 

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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued loyalty to Gulf Beach Resort Motel and I appreciate that you took the time to write a review about your stay. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our convenient beach access. Since our property is located directly on the beach each unit is literally steps from the beautiful white sands of the Gulf... More 

United States
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Excellent location. Very quiet and peaceful. Great customer service. Older motel, but well maintained, Best rooms are close to the beach. Very accommodating to special requests. Good rates. Would definitely stay there again

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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your kind comments about Gulf Beach Resort Motel. It sounds like you were able to relax on our white sand beach. Lido Key is one of the quieter islands in Sarasota and many people appreciate the less hectic lifestyle. It’s a little piece of paradise! One of our goals is to continue to be... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

I have been to the gulf beach resort for many years now and love it. Each room is different and although a bit dated adds to the resort. The beach is lovely and walking along it is beautiful. You have the circle (I call it the circle were all the shops and restaurants are) this is a bit of a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Big, deep swimming pool, directly on the Gulf of Mexico, competitively priced, excellent staff. My family and I stayed here every year for about 15 years, but had to switch to Coquina next door, when we acquired pets. Gulf Beach does not allow pets.... Gulf Beach is one of the original motels on Lido Key. It is listed on the... More 

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mad town
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

This place is like stepping back in time. Not a high rise, but an old fashioned Florida Motel. The staff here is excellent, the front desk, cleaning staff and maintenance man. Each and everyone was kind, friendly and helpful. The grounds are well kept, the pool is great and the beach( only steps away) is excellent. There is always a... More 

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Tampa
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We have had many stays at the Gulf Beach Resort Motel over the years, and have stayed in several different units. They are all different, so lots to choose from, as long as you book in advance during busy times. We enjoy the kitchen features that many of the units have, as it means having to leave less times during... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

This is a marvelous place to stay if you're the least bit nostalgic. I felt as if I had stepped back to the 50's when I arrived. My cottage was vintage but very comfortable. A nice screened porch for sitting for morning tea or coffee and listening to the waves wash onto the shore. The beach is literally just steps... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

We chose this old but quaint motel for a one night stay to attend a reunion at a nearby hotel that charged twice as much. The rooms are small but clean; beds and pillows are comfortable. The staff are friendly and very helpful. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again as its also right on the water, neat and tidy.

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Yet again we are so very pleased with our stay. The staff considers us family and we consider them family. The accommodations are lovely. The ambiance perfect. This year the new guy on the block was this beautiful wood stork who ate pretty much anything you fed it. From salami to bread. He was a joy to be around. 😄.... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We have vacationed in the St. Petersburg-Clearwater area of Florida for several years. We decided to try this location in Sarasota this year. We always like to stay in an upstairs room facing the gulf and enjoy sitting on a deck. Room 319 looked to fit the bill however, when we checked in we found that it does not have... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Gulf Beach Resort Motel

Address: 930 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236-2110
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: $83 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 49
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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