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By a verified traveler on Thu 15 Apr 2021

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Close to airport

Within a 15-minute walk of this North Trail hotel, you'll find Sarasota Jungle Gardens and John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Ca’ d’Zan and Sarasota Classic Car Museum are also within half a mile (1 km).

Outdoor pool, terrace

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Free self parking, a terrace, and a garden are also offered.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 80 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Studio, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$99* Per night/room Jun 21 - Jun 22

Premium Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, *Balcony/Patio*, Pool View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Patio, Pool View, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony/Patio Pool View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Golden Host Resort - Sarasota ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Golden Host Resort - Sarasota

Everyone (1) Couples (3) Family (3)
5 out of 5

Posted by on May 17, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 5, 2021 by Happiness Manager

Thank you for leaving us a review, we're happy you had a great stay! =)

1 out of 5
First of all the pictures that are used for this property do not show what the property really looks like, very deceiving! We reserved a King suite with kitchenette, the sink was not hooked up or even had a drain! Our room was dirty when we checked in, the floor made our feet black, there was hair from the previous guest on the shower floor. So much for cleanliness during COVID times. We complained to the manager and all they did was refund us $30.00!! This place is NOT a resort by any means as advertised. RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN FROM THIS PLACE!

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021

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Apr 19, 2021 by Happiness Manager

Hi Ms. Keenan, I'm sorry to see you were not satisfied. I believe the General Manager addressed the issue within the hour when you reported it and you were offered a full refund but you elected to stay and requested this specific discount. Unfortunately, sometimes our staff makes mistakes and like many small businesses, we're suffering a shortage of staff. That's no excuse though and the few issues we face, we always address immediately.

5 out of 5
The Golden Host Resort is an older motel that is going through renovations at the time of this review. They are working very hard to make your stay comfortable. The rooms are clean and brand new with the 60's vibe. The beds and pillows are very comfortable. The pool area is new and very nice with lounge furniture and night lighting. The resort is very much in touch and personal with their guests through texting which I used like Alexa: where is a good place for seafood or breakfast? The area is so-so and nothing is within walking distance so you will need a rental car or Uber, however there is a Tiki bar onsite that has live music on weekends. We stayed 4 nights and our stay was overall pretty good and reasonably priced. It is about 20-25 minutes from Siesta Key Beach and 12-15 minutes from downtown Sarasota and is only about half mile from Sarasota/Bradenton airport. If you are looking for an elite spa-resort this is not it. But if you just want a clean comfy place to spend a few nights then the Golden Host Resort will work and not break the bank.

Posted by on Apr 15, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 17, 2021 by John

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! We are glad you enjoyed our pool and our Historic Tiki Bar. We strive to provide the best service to all of our customers. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and hope you visit us again soon! Thank you.

4 out of 5
Nice, clean place. Good communication with host during our stay. Our room was newly remodeled.

Posted by on Apr 7, 2021

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Apr 8, 2021 by John

Thanks for taking time to review our resort, we take pride in making all of our customers satisfied.

3 out of 5
They are trying hard to update and maintain guests but they need to pay attention to detail. TV hung crooked Towel bar crooked just little detail. Customer service over the top!!!!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2021

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Feb 15, 2021 by Happiness Manager

Aloha! Thank you for the constructive criticism. We're sorry you are not satisfied with your stay. If you could let us know which room you were in we'd like to fix the issues you reported on your review. In any case the construction crew will be going through to correct any issues like you reported. We hope you give us another opportunity to serve you & wish you safe travels!

5 out of 5
Rooms had been really well top to bottom remodeled , pool was really nice and clean and they were working hard on the lobby. Loved the 1953 tiki bar, so cool and unique. Staff was great and provided snacks, pool towels, whatever was needed. They will have the whole place re done soon so go get you some old Florida!

Posted by on Jan 3, 2021

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Jan 12, 2021 by Happiness Manager

Mahalo for the kind words! We hope to see you for Tiki Fever & the other new events.

About the Golden Host Resort - Sarasota

Location 4675 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234

Property Features

As a guest of Golden Host Resort - Sarasota, you'll find an outdoor pool, a library, and a terrace. Public spaces have free WiFi. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Barbecue grills, multilingual staff, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Golden Host Resort - Sarasota. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Sarasota hotel.

  • 80 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Bar or lounge
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Sarasota-Bradenton Intl. Airport (SRQ) (2.1 km / 1.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Golden Host Resort - Sarasota offers 80 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Cable television is provided. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

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

  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - midnight. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - midnight.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards and cash

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Golden Host
  • Golden Host Resort
  • Golden Host Resort Sarasota
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  • Golden Host Hotel Sarasota
  • Golden Host Resort
  • Golden Host Sarasota Sarasota
  • Golden Host Resort - Sarasota Hotel
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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.