Ratings based on 899 Verified Reviews

2.8 out of 5
48% of guests recommend
3.0 Room cleanliness
3.3 Service & staff
2.8 Room comfort
2.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from JACKSONVILLE, FL

MOTEL ON TAMIAMI TRAIL NEAR AIRPORT

Posted Feb 20, 2017
Pros: It was on the main route that I was working on, although further down the road, and it had a secluded feel to it, due to the fencing and foliage.
Cons: I do not see how any improvements could be made to this place, without totally revamping it.
Location: The airport is close by, and there is some sort of zoo, but we didn't avail ourselves of these services.
I was there for work. Wasn't looking for any frills. The motel looked like a resort popular in the late 60's or 70's. It felt secluded, and was in fairly good shape. The room was clean and comfortable. there was breakfast and coffee in the morning, which wasn't elaborate, but sufficed. The staff was also very friendly.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 5, 2017 by Alexander, Hotel Management
Brian, thanks a lot for the kind words. We are actually in the process of renovating our rooms, so next time you come you'll likely enjoy your stay even more!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from LA,CA

Posted Feb 18, 2017
This Golden Host Resort is absolutely lovely. The staff are so very friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and clean and well equipped with a coffeemaker and other amenities. The location is so excellent. The Golden Host Resort is located a few minutes from downtown Sarasota and directly next to the Ringling Museum. The WIFI is super excellent. The breakfast which included fresh fruit was served in the breakfast room next to the outdoor pool. This pool is a "real" pool and not just a "motel" pool. It is perfect for kids and adults because it is quite large and it is surrounded by a beautiful space with chairs for lounging. Overall this is a wonderful hotel for the single traveler or for the family on vacation. I look forward to recommending it to all my friends who go to Sarasota. I felt very safe and at home staying at the Golden Host Resort.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 2, 2017 by Alexander, Hotel Management
Gabi, your review was a delight to read! It really makes us happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. We can't wait to make you feel at home next time you come back!
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Horrible motel

Posted Feb 13, 2017
Dont let the photos and some reviews fool you. The motel (resort) is in terrible condition, the management just doesn't invest in it. You're better off sleeping on the floor than on the bed. The staff at the front desk was initially very welcoming, but when i explained how terrible the bed and how the room was dirty and that i no longer wished to stay there, she got upset and unprofessional. The manager who wasn't even on site was contacted and refused to issue a refund and charged a whole 1 night stay. I understand that it was a last minute refund request but charging a night stay is almost criminal, when i was only in the room for about 5 mins.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 2, 2017 by Alexander, Hotel Management
Les, thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. The reason we had to charge you for a night's stay is that by cancelling last minute, it makes us unable to sell the room for that night. We're sorry you did not find the room to your liking, but our cancellation policy is clear. Thanks.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Spring Hill, FL

Just good price

Posted Feb 12, 2017
Pros: The receptions , very professional and kind.
Cons: Bed, uncomfortable and small, towels on the grayish side...
Location: Accessible and lots of greenery around it.
As expected for that price- just OK. That is all I care to say....
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 13, 2017 by Jim B, Hotel Management
Thank you for your very helpful feedback. We will definitely look into your very helpful suggestions. Our Front Desk staff are very grateful for your kind words. Thanks again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from West Palm Beach Fl.

very close to all the things we wanted to see

Posted Feb 3, 2017
Pros: The locxation to the town and all that it has to offer
Cons: You could put refrigerators and microwaves in the room.
Location: All the restaurants and alot of shops.
We like this location as we are close to all the things we like to see and do.We like going to the amish town.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 3, 2017 by jibeg123@me.com, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for your valued positive feedback. We do have refrigerators and microwaves in our deluxe rooms but we will revisit this issue per your suggestion. Thanks very much. Management Golden Host
4 out of 5
by Carolyn

Posted Jan 23, 2017 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 30, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Carolyn, We very much appreciate your ratings. It means a lot to our staff who continuously strive for excellence in all they do. Guest comfort and satisfaction is always our number one priority. Thank you again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good experience

Posted Jan 9, 2017 on Orbitz
Very nice and polite stuff. ClEan spacious rooms. Not bad complimentary breakfast
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 16, 2017 by Jim, Hotel Management
Dear Maria, Thank you for your review. We very much appreciate your kind words. It means a lot to our staff who continuously strive for excellence in all they do. Please do visit us again the next time your travels bring you to our sunny city in Florida.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Wonderful Surprise

Posted Jan 6, 2017
Pros: Clean Rooms Staff Big Pool
Location: There is this really nice coffee shop in walking distance of the hotel.
The hotel was a last minute idea for my friend and I to check out Sarasota for the New Years' eve party. Because of the previous reviews I was little apprehensive about my stay, but because the room was in our budget I booked there. We arrived at the hotel and were greeted by a wonderful staff and surprisingly a wonderful clean room. It was spacious and I was shocked that I was nearly deterred by previous reviews about this hotel. Because we had checked in earlier than our normal party time, we went and spent time at their pool and it is soo beautiful and the trees that surround the pool area make you feel like you are in a tropical paradise instead of a busy neighborhood. Also remember to checkout this bar they have on site as my friend and I had our New Year drinks there after the "Pineapple Drop" in Sarasota. Their My Tais (spelling?) are strong so pace yourself. On the whole it was too short of a stay as we had to be back to work Monday, but we will definitely be back on a longer weekend
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 16, 2017 by Jim, Hotel Management
Dear Kelly, We very much appreciate your kind words. It means a lot to our staff who continuously strive for excellence in all they do. Guest comfort and satisfaction is always our number one priority. The staff at Golden Host looks forward to your next trip to Sarasota. We hope that our "Tropical Paradise" helps create a wonderful next vacation for you.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Tampa

A really nice place to stay for some quiet time.

Posted Jan 2, 2017
A great place, with clean rooms and amazing service. The resort staff are really helpful and friendly.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 16, 2017 by Jim, Hotel Management
Dear Arnab, We very much appreciate your kind words. It means a lot to our staff who continuously strive for excellence in all they do. Guest comfort and satisfaction is always our number one priority. Thank you again.
3 out of 5
by neang

Convient and clean

Posted Jan 2, 2017 on Hotels
It was quick and easy check in and the room was in good condition for it to be an older establishment.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 2, 2017 by JimGM, Hotel Management
Thanks a lot for the feedback! Come back soon.