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Gulf Beach Resort Motel

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#23 of 49 Hotels in Sarasota
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Reviewed 29 August 2015

There are lots of more modern and pricey places to stay on Lido Beach but if you are looking to experience something akin what it was like to stay in a motel on the beach during the 1960’s, the Gulf Beach Motel is it. It really does capture all the good things but leaves out the nasty stuff like damp...

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2Thank Rich S
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 13 August 2015

My husband and I went on vacation to celebrate my birthday and had a great stay at this historic hotel. This property sits right on the beach, which was beautiful and very relaxing.. We got a great studio apt. which even had a private patio with a BBQ. The staff was amazing, always wanting to assist us with all of...

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Paducah, Kentucky
Reviewed 31 July 2015

What can I say - we wanted to do something "Once in a blue moon" on the night of 30-Jul-15. Last minute, we opted to grab a place on the beach where we could see the full moon. The Gulf Beach Resort Motel was VERY affordable and offered a 10% discount for FL residents. When we got into our room...

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Thank GoodPersiflage
Ormond Beach, Florida
Reviewed 28 July 2015

You can't beat the location......which is just feet from the beach, They have a pool and play area, as well as (you pay) washers and dryers. Some of the rooms are great, while others are a bit worn. Check the room pix and avoid the ones with the A/C unit blowing across the stove, sink, and eating area....unless you don't...

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1Thank Two2FortheRoad
Saint John, Kansas
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

We have been here so many times with my aunt and she passed away in October. This was her favorite place to go, and so we came to celebrate my 50 th and brought my daughter and her friend they were celebrating graduating from masters..... They loved the shelling and private beach area. Every unit is different and we enjoyed...

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2Thank leah11x
Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 13 July 2015

First off, the positives. Location, location, location. Staff was very accommodating, pleasant, and positive. However, the room was rundown, WAY outdated, and near neglected. Bed was awful. The window shaker A/C was barely keeping up with the heat, bordering on unbearable. The bathtub was chipped and seriously past due for replacement, tile floor was trashed, patio was in need of...

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4Thank Steven T
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

I love this place, quaint apartment every one is different. I Have stayed in two so far and my goal is to stay in them all. The most beautiful beach and a on site pool. Friendly staff. Close to shopping and restaurants. We well be staying again July 20 2015. I can't wait.

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Thank Stephanie M
Highmount, NY
Reviewed 4 July 2015

OK, the rooms are small, really small. Get past that and here are the pros about this property. Location is great. Close to St Armand's Circle for dining and shopping, and roll out of bed onto the beach. Loved the resident white heron who joined us in our little screened porch to beg for some breakfast. The staff is pleasant...

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3Thank Leongus
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 May 2015

After a 3-month business trip around the USA, we were looking for a well-priced place to stay for a 10-day break at the beach before we headed home. The Gulf Beach Resort was just what we were looking for. It is definitely not a fancy hotel, but the studio room had everything we needed, with a good sized kitchen, dining...

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2Thank boatie_girl
Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 19 May 2015

This is one of the last original places to stay on the beach. Used to be a motel way back when, not it's like a "condo-tel". Each room is owned by a different owners, so no 2-rooms are alike. Located right on the beach, close to St. Armands and the park, and far enough away for peace, quiet, and relaxation....

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about Gulf Beach Resort Motel with us and so many travelers. We certainly appreciate our local customers and look forward to having you come stay with us to de-stress....even if it's only for a weekend. There seems to be a certain calmness about being close to the water and leaving...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: €77 - €161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 49
Also Known As:
Gulf Beach Resort Motel Sarasota, Florida
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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“The top balcony has a good view of the ocean, but I would prefer the screened porch on the bottom.”
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174jenns, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I dont think they have really nice rooms.”
  • This bird seems to be a resident.
  • He came into the porch area for a visit.
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DDDspain, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the 300's are closest to the beach - The higher the number the closer to the beach”
jojohnson1212, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are unique in their arrangement and the ground floor rooms have neat little screened porches.”
282richs, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Lower rooms have little screened in porches with patio tables. Beach end lower rooms have great beach views,”
debbwym, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
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