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“Surprisingly nice!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gulf Gate Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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“Surprisingly nice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

This is the 3rd summer in a row that I've chosen The Gulf Gate Resort for my accommodations during my family beach vacation to St Pete Beach. And, for 3 years in a row I haven't been disappointed. This quaint little "hidden gem" on the strip of Gulf Blvd is affordable and, despite the lack of flare that it offers when driving by, it offers very nice, modern and spacious units. Being right on the beach is a big plus for my son & I. Also, being within walking distance of Publix as well as several restaurants & gift shops is very convenient. The front desk staff is always very polite & helpful. The pool is a bit small & gets crowded quickly but the beach on St Pete in the summer always offers plenty of room to lounge! We will be back again next year, I'm sure! How about increasing the "return-stay" discount rate for the summer months when there are multiple units going unrented!! I'm sure your unit owners would agree, 75% rental price sure beats a $0 return for the week..! Just a suggestion. See you next year!!!

Stayed June 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

Stayed at Gulf Gate the last week of April for my wife women's hockey Nationals. Unit 505 was fantastic! Sunrise over the bay off the back balcony & sunsets on the beach !! Gas grills at the pool make for easy lunch or dinners,nice pool area. Whole team stayed here and enjoyed our time. Ladies in the office were great!! Can't wait for next year!!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Madison, Alabama
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163 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stayed four nights this past weekend, and rented five different units for a family trip and graduation. We enjoyed the property very much. Yes, the property is old, and some of the units are better than others. But the pool area and the views of the ocean are fantastic. It's also in a great location, convenient to restaurants, grocery stores, and convenience stores. Also, the staff who work there are very nice and they do care about your vacation. We had two different units that had problems, one a fridge that went out and another that lost hot water. In both cases they were immediately responsive and worked quickly to resolve the issues, in addition to making things whole. Our particular unit was 301, and we loved the layout and the view. The bed was great, and it was well decorated and appointed with all needed items. We enjoyed the Gulf Gate for a great beach vacation, and we will almost definitely return in the future.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Menasha, Wisconsin
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172 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

The pool area is nice. The beach access and location are great. Unit 401 needs some serious updating. The bed pillows were old, flat and just awful. The mattress wasn't much better. The lighting is poor. The beside lamp was so small and the bulb so dim that I couldn't even read a book in bed. All of the bulbs were dim in the entire unit. Once the shower curtain was closed, the shower was really dark. I had to bring the lamp into the bathroom to put on makeup. I don't know if they're trying to save money with lower watt bulbs, but it was pretty bad. I would not recommend unit 401. Try 403. It's been updated and is much more pleasant.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Maritimes
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

We are a Canadian couple who live in Dunedin in the winter. Spent 25+ years vacationing in SPB and decided to return for the last week of Jan. for a winter beach getaway. Weather was cold, rainy and foggy ...... definitely not beach weather. We had a great time anyway, and even enjoyed 2-3 beach walks. Our unit was just perfect for us. Very clean, well equipped, with a very comfortable bed and 3 recliners! Wifi was very good. We had a small billing glitch during the week, but getting through it was easy. The ladies in the office are very professional (and nice), and it didn't affect my appreciation of Gulf Gate. The location was perfect for walking to a different restaurant every night. This appears to be a well-run property. We are looking forward to returning next year.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Goulds, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

Stayed in unit 102 in October. Had a wonderful holiday. The unit had everything you could ask for and if you needed anything such as groceries or places to eat out it was within walking distance. The pool area is well maintained and office staff are very helpful. This unit offers a great view of the beach and we saw some of the most magnificent sunsets during this visit. I have stayed here several times and have found units 102 and 307 to be our favorites. Would highly recommend these.
Jan (Goulds, NL Canada)

Room Tip: Check the web site photos as some units have dated decor
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

I've stayed in both units 102 & 307 & these units are fantastic. Both units are completely renovated , excellent views and lots of room on the balconies. Super clean, very comfy beds and every comfort you would want. Includes washer & dryers in each unit.There is just about every appliance you need there along 2 large BBQ's to use down by the pool. The beach is clean white sand & the water is always warm!! there's a hot tub there, great pool and numerous beach bars with within walking distance. there's many restaurants within walking distance so no need to drive if you don't want to. I've been there several different times of the year and always a great place to stay. Close to all the shopping you could want but I definitely like the beach where you can rent extra large umbrella's and loungers at a very reasonable price. The staff at Gulf Gates are excellent to deal with & super friendly. This place is great for couples or families!! I don't think there any place as great as on the St. Pete's beach!!

Room Tip: Units 102 is a two bedroom & 2 baths, beautiful. also until 307 is excellent & I've als...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Gulf Gate Resort

Property: Gulf Gate Resort
Address: 111 Fiftieth Avenue West, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Location: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 Specialty Lodging in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Gate Resort features large balconies which allow each guest to bask in the Florida sun and witness the spectacular sunsets that our area is known for.Amenities include a swimming pool, jacuzzi, exercise room, billiards room and a pavilion area for Bar-B-Qs and gatherings. No streets to cross, just walk out your door and enjoy the beach! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Gulf Gate Hotel Saint Pete Beach
Gulf Gate Resort St. Pete Beach, Florida

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