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“Old Fashioned Florida”

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Gasparilla Inn & Club
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Boca Grande
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“Old Fashioned Florida”
Reviewed January 7, 2004

I've been going to the Gasparilla Inn for quite some time now. It's a great family place with beautiful scenery. But, it's a tad waspy.
You'll see many a Lily Pulitzer dress and quite a few polo shirts with the collar up. It has that old time, classy charm to it though. You feel like you're in the 1950's when you're going down the grand staircase to the lounge before dinner. And teatime is always deeply anticipated. The pool is lovely, and the food is FABULOUS! You have to go at the right time of the year though (beginning of Spring). I never get tired of going to Gasparilla.

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Reviewed July 8, 2003

Beautiful scenery & island but if you're looking for hospitality in any way, shape or form, go elsewhere. The Inn is pretty but be prepared to pay Hamptons prices -- for a LOT less than you'd get in the Hamptons. (And the Hamptons folks are wads friendlier to their clientele). Unfortunately, this holds true for most establishments in this quiet fishing village. Not the most gracious collective mentality here but, if you want to be alone and literally "get away from it all", this may be the place. Unless you've known people here a zillion years, sure won't have to worry about anyone saying "Hello" or anything, that's for sure. Quite a unique place in that regard, beings it's a leisure haven and not a big metro. Lovely shelling & beaches within walking distance of the Inn. And a superb golf course with unbeatable scenery (Inn guests only).Just go to Boca aware that they are doing YOU a favor and you won't be disappointed should you visit here for the Inn and its "Historic" aspect.

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Reviewed July 2, 2003

We went in May 3 couples and was not happy with our stay. We found out the Inn closes in June to November and we felt that the staff and food was horrible. I think it was a skeleton crew. The original chef was not there and the food did not even taste fresh. We would not recommend this Inn to anyone. I still am going to sit down and write a letter directly to them.

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Additional Information about Gasparilla Inn & Club

Property: Gasparilla Inn & Club
Address: 500 Palm Ave, Boca Grande, FL 33921
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Boca Grande
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Boca Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 139
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gasparilla Inn & Club is pleased to welcome you to relax and enjoy one of the oldest and most unique premiere destinations on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Opened in 1913, the historic Inn has always greeted guests with warm hospitality, a tranquil atmosphere and a picturesque setting. Guests are offered a host of spectacular resort amenities and activities while basking in the Florida sun and enjoying the Inn's "old-Florida" charm. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
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