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Gulf Beach Resort Motel
Ranked #19 of 51 Hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 3, 2011

We stay here each March break with three family members families. We all have young kids (6 yrs old to infant) and they love it. It is right on Lido Beach and also has an outdoor pool. There are two outdoor bbq grills that make dinners both fun and easy while enjoying the beach cabana. It isn't luxury but it has everything you need for a great stay. Their web-site is easy to navigate as it has multiple pictures of all available rooms with price.

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  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2011

Thank you so much for your kind comments about Gulf Beach Resort. We love having families stay with us and watching them enjoy the beach and our other facilities. We've had many families book family reunions at Gulf Beach and it's always nice to see people reconnecting with loved ones!

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Reviewed August 23, 2011

This place is TERRIFIC! We loved being right on the beach, yet so close to everything in Sarasota. The decor was perfect, plus we loved the fact that this is a historic building. Great for families, singles, couples...anyone who just wants to get away and sit on the beach!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2011

We are so happy to hear that you've decided to adopt Gulf Beach Resort as your Sarasota home! Sarasota offers many opportunites to enjoy cultural and art activities as well as fabulous shopping and dining facilities. We look forward to having you return to Gulf Beach!

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Reviewed August 4, 2011

i never typically stay at a motel but my brother has stayed here before and loves it. the location is great and the staff is nice. they do ration the ice though. none of the rooms are decorated the same but that is part of the charm. right on the beach and the water is crystal clear. the pool is nice too. our room had a patio in the back and grill which was great for lunch and dinner.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2011

Thank you so much for your kind comments about Gulf Beach Resort and that you enjoyed your stay with us! The uniqueness of each of our rooms is what helps us to try and make each guest's stay as enjoyable as possible. We hope you'll be back to visit us again!

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Reviewed July 21, 2011

Between our family and friends and the grooms family and friends we occupied about 20 rooms. My future son in law had the rehearsal dinner bbq on the grounds of the Gulf Beach motel. We had lots of fun and the caterer loved the location. The staff was wonderful to us and all of our friends had a great time. It is a great place to relax and enjoy a small motel that is right on the beach. You have a swimming pool, volleyball net, shuffle board and lots of tables for sitting outside and enjoying our beautiful Lido beach. I would recommend the Gulf Beach Motel especially if you have a large group that wants to be able to get together and have a good time.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2011

It was such a pleasure to have your family and friends stay with us to celebrate your daughter's wedding! It seemed like everyone had such a good time and all your events were so well organized. Hopefully we'll see you back to enjoy a few relaxing days at the beach sometime soon!

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Reviewed June 13, 2011

This is the 4th time that members of our family have stayed at the historical Gulf Beach Resort Motel. It is a great small motel on the beach with a good sized swimming pool. There are a variety of rooms/apartments available from Motel room up to 2 room apartment. The rooms are basic but clean and the location is excellent, I parked the car when we arrived and didn't use it again for 4 days. Walk to St Armands Circle in 10 minutes for shops and restaurants. Free fast WiFi. We'll be back.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2011

Thank you for your kind comments about your stays at Gulf Beach Resort. It's always nice to have guests return again and again. We just updated our WiFi system a while ago and we've received a lot of positive feedback from guests who appreciate that it's free and fast! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit!

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Reviewed June 2, 2011

I loved my stay at the Gulf Beach Resort Motel in Sarasota Florida. I stayed in Room 308, which was a studio condominium right on the beach. The accomodations were clean and the housestaff was friendly and helpful. The decor was cheerful and having a kitchen to cook your own meals is a real money saver. The rates at this motel are great. The beautiful soft sand beach is practically at this condo's doorstep! I would highly recommend planning a vacation at this resort!

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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2011

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Most of our units do have fully equipped kitchens which makes it even more economical, expecially for families. With our property being located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, all of our units are just steps away from the beach. I hope you return to visit with us again!

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Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2017, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Gulf Beach Resort Motel

Address: 930 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236-2110
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 51 Hotels in Sarasota
Price Range: $136 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gulf Beach Resort Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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 
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