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Gulf Beach Resort Motel

#24 of 49 Hotels in Sarasota
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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 14 March 2014

As advertised, this motel is a throwback to the 60's. Room was small, but super clean. Everything worked. Guests were quiet and friendly. What's great about this place is it's location on the beach. Not across the street, or over a long boardwalk, or behind the dunes. It is right on the beach. Awesome.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. We love the fact that our guests are so friendly and happy to be here. We've seen a lot of friendships formed among guests that have lasted for many, many years. So much so that they plan their vacations to...

pittsburgh
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Stayed here for the second year in a row in the same room. Greg, at the front office, was friendly, efficient and welcoming. The beach was so close and the pool was exquisite. Very clean rooms and maids were so nice. Had dinner at the beach at sunset, truly a memorable experience. Our mattresses were a little lumpy compared to...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. I'm glad you were able to enjoy our beach and heated pool. We've had some ups and downs in our weather this winter but for the most part we've had plenty of sunshine! I appreciate and thank you for your...

loveturquoisewater
Reviewed 25 February 2014

We stayed here three nights in early February. We love hotels that feel like you're stepping back in time and this is a good one! We stayed in apartment/room 310 and while we felt it could use some updating for sure, it was clean! Friendly check in, safe location, convenient parking right outside the rooms, and of course the beautiful...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. It sounds like you were able to enjoy all the activities that our area has to offer. The beach is a great gathering place at sunset and many guests return year after year to connect with people they have met...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 18 February 2014

My husband and I decided to take our daughters to sun and sand after the several feet of winter snow in Philadelphia had us on the brink of a break down! We booked it by fluke after I was unable to find a place anywhere nearby. I called the Gulf Beach Resort, spoke to Greg and waited while he searched...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about Gulf Beach Resort Motel. It sounds like you were good and ready to get out of the horrible weather you had been experiencing in Philadelphia and feel some sunshine and warmth. Even though we have also had some cooler than normal temperatures this winter it normally only...

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 16 February 2014

We came to Gulf Beach after a long and tiring drive. We immediately relaxed under the care of the desk clerks who are efficient, friendly and laid back. You park your car in front of your room and then get into it by pressing numbers on a lock so there is no key to try to keep track of during...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. I'm glad that you were able to take advantage of the kitchen supplies in your room and enjoy them so much. Many of our guests appreciate being able to relax and enjoy their morning coffee and breakfast on the porch....

Easton, Maryland
Reviewed 28 January 2014

My Husband & visited this lovely place by complete sheer luck a little over 3 yrs. ago & returned there this past Dec. 29th, 2013. We were staying for about 5 days. The hotel manager was so sweet. We had to leave a day earlier because of family difficulties & she refunded a day back( NEVER EVER HAD THIS BEFORE)....

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay and experience at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. I really appreciate all your kind comments about our property and our staff. We make every effort to ensure that each guest has an enjoyable and comfortable stay. I'm thankful that you were lucky to find us a few years...

Warrington
Reviewed 13 January 2014

Great motel, right on the beach, slightly strange smell in the room, but it was clean, and with comfy bed, great kitchen area. Parking right outside. About a mile away to the main drag for food. The location is amazing, with their own sun beds on the beach to watch a great sunset. Best priced accommodation that we stayed in...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. I am glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your vacation with us. It sounds like you were able to take advantage of some our amenities and our proximity to St. Armand's Circle. We have quite a tradition here of...

Park Ridge
Reviewed 30 December 2013

First off was the staff: friendly, knowledgeable, and always there. Need extra towels. Keep the shuffleboard stuff overnight/ Never a problem. I even left an electronic gizmo behind and they promptly mailed it to me. Secondly, we had Christmas in Sarasota and families were spread all over . But guess where everybody came to visit each day? That's right, us...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about Gulf Beach Resort Motel. It's nice to hear that your family came to visit with you here every day. We do have the convenience of most rooms being at ground level with easy access to the beach, pool and parking. I would also like to thank you...

Lakeland
Reviewed 17 December 2013 via mobile

I've stayed at this resort since I was in my mothers belly over 20 years ago. My family has been going here since before that too. I love the atmosphere and the closeness to the beach. The pool is always luke warm and relaxing after being in the salty water all day long. Every room is different designed with unique...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about Gulf Beach Resort Motel. It was so nice to read about your family's history with our property and we appreciate all your kind comments about our facility and staff. Everyone who works at Gulf Beach takes a very personal interest in the guest's experience during their stay...

Clermont, Florida
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Excellent from start to finish. Booked hotel for 9 softball families with kids and they loved everything Gulf Beach Resort had to offer!!! The beach was feet away, pool was heated, charcoal pits ready to go. Sat beachside and watched sun go down. Just a great experience, and we will be back. Thank you!

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

Thank you for writing a review about your stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel. It was a pleasure to have your families stay with us and I'm happy we were able to accommodate you at the last minute. I'm glad you were able to enjoy all of our amenities and experience a beautiful gulf view sunset Gulf Beach style. We...

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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
In your room
  • 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: $112 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 49
Also Known As:
Gulf Beach Resort Motel Sarasota, Florida
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#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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