Blog Updates

July 4th and Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Boat Races

Book your stay now for the week of July Fourth, and get front row seats to the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Boat Races. While we do require a 3 night minimum stay during the period of July 3 through July 6, 2014 we welcome race fans. Gulf Beach Sarasota offers direct beach access for race […] ...Read more

Lido Beach’s first, and last, motel

Take a look at the recent article on us in the Herald Tribune. “The Gulf Beach Resort — the first and last “motel” on Lido Beach — provides a visual reminder of times past and the way vacation lodging once existed. Over the last three decades, all but two of the original dozen or so […] ...Read more

Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence – 2012 and 2013

The Gulf Beach Resort Motel is proud to have been awarded the Trip Advisor certificate of excellence the past two years running. This award is given to select hotels and resorts as an indication of exceptional service and high levels of guest satisfaction. Thanks to our many returning guests for the high ratings and great […] ...Read more

Top 10 Reasons People Like to Stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel!

Why People Love to Stay at Gulf Beach Resort Motel! (This list has been compiled based on input provided by our guests) 1. Location…Location…Location!! Our property is right on the beach and every unit is just steps away from the Gulf of Mexico. The water temperature is relaxing and comfortable. 2. Reasonable and affordable prices! […] ...Read more

How We Found the Gulf Beach Resort Motel

My name is Judy Wilson and I would like to tell you my story about how my husband and I found the little “gem” known as Gulf Beach Resort Motel on Lido Key. Almost 29 years ago we decided since we had never been to Florida we would give it a try. Not knowing where […] ...Read more

Allen & Betsy – London, UK

“My wife Betsy and I have enjoyed visiting Gulf Beach Resort for almost 15 years now. Our earliest visits in the late 1990’s provided a Great Winter Escape from the frigid winters of northern Ohio, where we then lived. To drive or fly from Lake Erie to the Gulf of Mexico in January or February […] ...Read more

Memories From 1982

Year 1982: I, a native Virginian, had been to and seen ocean resorts from Athens to Luzon. My son had just joined the faculty of the University of South Florida. My wife and I went to visit him there. Figuring it would be nice to have a beach condo in Florida for future visits, I […] ...Read more

An Owner’s Story

Being near the water is happiness for me. In 1983, I purchased a unit at Gulf Beach Resort Motel in a property exchange offered by my realtor in Lakeland, FL. Since then, many relatives and friends of mine from New York to CA have enjoyed visiting the resort for our family parties, weddings, and simple […] ...Read more

Sarasota Ski-A-Rees

The Sarasota Ski-A-Rees water ski team has begun their 55th season performing February to May at City Island on Sarasota Bay. The free performances are open to the public and are held Sundays at 2:00 pm. The team began in 1957, and now has about 50 members ages 6 to 75. The community supports this […] ...Read more

WI-FI is Live For All Rooms

The Gulf Beach Resort Motel is pleased to announce that all rooms now have access to free Wi-Fi hi-speed internet access. Now you can stay connected while you get away from it all – just ask for your complimentary access code when you check in. Our free wireless internet connection allows you to check your […] ...Read more