Gulf Beach Resort Motel

930 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, 34236-2110, FL

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  • 1 Rooms,
  • 1 Adults

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1 Room / 2 Adults

1 rooms,
2 adults
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Families looking for a beachside getaway will love the Gulf Beach Resort Motel. Each of the 49 units is individually owned and decorated by enthusiastic families. You’ll have a unique experience at this historic motel. Lido Key is just minutes from the famous Saint Armands Circle, boasting beautiful dining, shopping and entertainment attractions for the entire family. These apartments come with fully equipped kitchens and living space for your family to spread out and enjoy. The refrigerators, microwaves, stovetops, coffeemakers, big screen TVs and comfortable beds will make you feel right at home. The outdoor pool provides hours of entertainment for the kids and a place to cool off for the adults. Make sure to take advantage of the onsite barbeque pits and tiki hut. Kids and adults alike will love the shuffleboard courts.

Our Editor Loves

  • Outdoor pool
  • Shuffle board
  • Beachfront location

Family Interests

  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Theme Park
  • Water Parks
  • Water Sports

Family Amenities

  • Pool
  • Refrigerator


Great stay!

by Amy R

Just returned from a week stay here. Great little place! The views, staff and guests were all polite. Very laid back and cozy. The room/suite had all we needed. They provided beach towels and chairs. For those who are flying it was a win/win..Bonus: the steps from our room to the water was 100ft! Love this place and will return!

A Perfect 1st Anniversary

by RadioWave71

It was our anniversary weekend, and this place was economically simple. Friendly front desk staff, comfortable bed, screened in porch, and just a minute walk to the beach made this “motel” like a mini-home away from home. Despite what others criticize about the decor or what tiles are missing or other nit-picky things, we had a roof over our head, a mini-kitchen, stand-up shower, running water, and a cold refrigerator. Plus, coin laundry and ice were accessible across from our room.

Parking is limited when it’s the weekend, but we never had an issue. If anything, it was the one weekend when the pool was under construction. We were perfectly happy with the Gulf of Mexico only a minute away. Honestly, I would definitely stay here again. Thank you GBRM!