HomeFloridaSarasota, FL → Gulf Beach Resort Motel

Gulf Beach Resort Motel in Sarasota, FL

Gulf Beach Resort Motel in Sarasota, FL


Great place for beach weddings and family reunions.


Established in 1950.

Gulf Beach Resort Motel is one of the first original hotels built on Lido Beach. It received it's historic designation in May of 2013 and the Gulf Beach Motel Historic District was created. The concept of a "motel" was established post World War II and the intention was to offer clean rooms, parking next to the room and convenient or well-located affordable lodging for families on vacation. Today, the units are owned by individuals as part of a condominium association and managed by a property manager as a hotel/motel. Each unit is unique in it's decorating and style and most have fully equipped kitchens. Gulf Beach Motel strives to maintain the character and flavor that has been associated with the nostalgic slower and less intrusive way of life and leisure. We will continue to offer affordable rates, comfortable accommodations, and a little piece of history on Lido Beach in Sarasota, Florida.


Company Info:

Rating: 3.75

Address: 930 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL, 34236
  • Mon: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Hotels in Sarasota, FL



Comments (4):

1. Fifi H.
My hubby and I spent 4 nights here for our anniversary.  It is right on the beach.  The rooms are great.  Full kitchens. Pool. Hot tub. Close to armond  circle. I would stay here again.

23/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. Catherine C.
A great, modest motel right on the beach. Each unit has a little kitchenette- which I would use for longer stays. I do wish the motel would consider being pet friendly because they have the ideal situation for that. Hint hint. :)

16/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
3. Kristin C.
RIGHT ON THE BEACH...and probably half the price of the other places right on the beach.  But then...I guess you get what you pay for.  This place is clean and decent, but it definitely isn't luxury.  The units are individually owned so they're all a different experience...but as for our unit...the bathroom was tiny.  It was so tiny, that the toilet didn't have enough space in front for your legs and no place for your toiletries on the sink and just a small shower.  The towels looked they had seen way better days, and the pillows/bed weren't that comfortable.  I did really like their keyless entries.  Who wants to bring a key with them to the beach?  It was also a nice area.  Some people surfing and paddleboarding nearby but other than that, especially if you walk up the more remote area of the beach, it's kind of romantic because there's not many people around.  We saw dolphins, a live crab eating an oyster, and lots of seashells.  But at the same time, it seemed like a budget hotel...the kind you'd take a family to (not a romantic getaway).  But again, just remember, it is right on the beach...it's a trade-off.

11/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
4. David A.
Stayed here over Christmas break with my children.  Online they show you multiple pictures of the room you will be staying in so there are no surprises.  Right on the beach, a mile from St Armands Circle, clean, free wifi, friendly and quiet.  Cannot beat the price, especially for the location.  Bring a bicycle and enjoy!

12/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0