Only Place to Stay in Sarasota

“We came to Gulf Beach after a long and tiring drive. We immediately relaxed under the care of the desk clerks who are efficient, friendly and laid back. You park your car in front of your room and then get into it by pressing numbers on a lock so there is no key to try to keep track of during your stay.

Our room was cheerfully decorated, very clean, roomy and the kitchen was fully stocked with dishes, toaster, micro wave, glasses, etc. The dishes were so nice, I loved using them each morning for breakfast on the screened-in porch where I could hear and see the surf. Very comfortable bed and a nearby couch that had extra blankets to snuggle into on a cold day (we had several) while reading.

The location is fabulous. You can walk about a mile along the beach in one direction and get to Armand’s Circle for shopping and restaurants and incredible sunsets on the walk back. Wow!

If you walk along the beach in the opposite direction, you’ll come across a Tikki Bar and then the County Park where there is great bird watching. A guide will take you on a kayak to paddle around looking at wildlife in the little pond area that has so many trees you can’t believe there are hotels on the other side of them.

All of this without ever getting back into the car. If you like driving, Sarasota itself is a few easy minutes away.

This is the only place I want to stay when I come back to Florida.”

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple