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Overview of Gulf Beach Resort Motel

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On the beach
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Individually decorated, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
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Gulf Beach Resort Motel

3 out of 5

4.0/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
  • Contactless check-out

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLido Beach4 min walk
    Popular LocationSouth Lido Park8 min walk
    Popular LocationSt. Armands Circle17 min walk
    AirportSarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.)21 min drive

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Premium Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Oceanfront

5/5 guest room rating
  • 275 sq ft
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 King Bed, 2 Twin Beds and 1 Twin Futon

Premium Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Oceanfront

5/5 guest room rating
  • 250 sq ft
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

3.9/5 guest room rating
  • 375 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Basic Room

4.3/5 guest room rating
  • 200 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed OR 1 King Bed

Deluxe Studio

4.2/5 guest room rating
  • 250 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Bed

Standard Studio

4.6/5 guest room rating
  • 225 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area


Located in Sarasota, Gulf Beach Resort Motel is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lido Beach and Sarasota Jungle Gardens, while Sarasota Opera House and John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art are cultural highlights. Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and Evie's Golf Center are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lido Beach - 4 min walk
  • South Lido Park - 8 min walk
  • St. Armands Circle - 17 min walk
  • Shell Beach - 14 min drive
  • Irma Beach - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Tampa Intl. Airport (TPA) - 73 min drive


  • Crab & Fin — 16 min walk
  • Cha Cha Coconuts — 18 min walk
  • Blue Dolphin Cafe — 18 min walk
  • Columbia Restaurant — 18 min walk
  • Venezia — 18 min walk

About this property

Gulf Beach Resort Motel

3-star hotel on the beach, near Lido Beach
Guests at this beach hotel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as barbecue grills and a picnic area. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free wired Internet and free local calls. Kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves are standard, and guests will also find flat-screen TVs with cable channels and coffee makers. Limited housekeeping is available.
Gulf Beach Resort Motel offers 49 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Accommodations at this 3-star hotel have kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries.

This Sarasota hotel provides complimentary wired Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3 PM - 9 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Guests will receive an access code

Access methods

Access code, staffed front desk, private entrance


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 9.95 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Internet access
  • Self parking
  • Housekeeping

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Property is also known as

Gulf Beach Resort Motel Sarasota
Gulf Beach Sarasota
Gulf Beach
Gulf Beach Resort Motel Hotel
Gulf Beach Resort Motel Sarasota
Gulf Beach Resort Motel Hotel Sarasota

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Gulf Beach Resort Motel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Gulf Beach Resort Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Gulf Beach Resort Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel?
As of Apr 22, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Gulf Beach Resort Motel on Apr 25, 2021 start from $130, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Gulf Beach Resort Motel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Gulf Beach Resort Motel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
What time is check-in at Gulf Beach Resort Motel?
Check-in is from 3 PM - 9 PM.
What time is check-out at Gulf Beach Resort Motel?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is Gulf Beach Resort Motel located?
Nestled on the beach, this Sarasota hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of South Lido Park, Lido Beach, and St. Armands Circle. Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 219 out of 514 reviews
5 - Excellent 43%
Rating 4 - Good. 165 out of 514 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 71 out of 514 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 31 out of 514 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 28 out of 514 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with group
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place is a DUMP. It is old, tired, run down and dirty. Front office staff unfriendly. Do not stay here! And it was $200 per night. Total rip-off!!
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2021

3/5 Okay

Customer service needs help
Honestly, if it weren’t for the property being on the beautiful beach, I would have canceled my reservation. The person answering the phone when I called before my stay was rude ‘I’m really busy, what do you need’ and the property manager was also very rude when we called about an issue. The room was clean but needed care. The tub caulking was moldy. The paint in the bathroom was sloppy, they gave us a twin sheet for a full size sofa bed mattress. Things were old. Not very pleasant for the price we paid. The beach was beautiful and clean. I will not be staying again.

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
I really liked the access to the beach. I loved having a kitchen in the room to make our own food. The staff was friendly. Since they are a "resort" I would have loved for there to be a happy hour, Tiki Bar on site. The king-size bed was amazing although the queen-size sleeper sofa was HORRIBLE. (Springs Hurting Back) Also, I like to enjoy my morning coffee outside and loved that there was a back patio although there was this old rusty RV parked behind our unit and it was creepy and blocked any kind of view therefore, I did not sit out there. Overall, I would book again, although I would book earlier (I believe we got the last unit available for the week we were vacationing.), and now that I know the property. I would request a unit with a screened-in porch. I believe for the price we got what we paid for. It was clean and the staff was kind. :)
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Excellent location. Gorgeous beach. Super shabby very dirty room with odd number VERY random kitchen dishes/supplies- 1 tiny bowl, 1 huge? Clean sheets and towels. Really friendly and helpful staff. The beach was excellent. The price was well below avg for area. The room very ick- but kept shoes on and didn’t hang out there- only slept.
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2021

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