Golden Host Resort - Sarasota

4675 North Tamiami Trail (Us 41), Sarasota, United States, 34234  show map
 2 stars
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Golden Host Resort - Sarasota


On-site parking


24-hour reception

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Air conditioning

Individual air conditioning

Private beach

Beach umbrellas

Beach chairs


Self-service laundry


Located in a downtown area of Sarasota, the 2-star Golden Host Resort offers a sunbathing terrace, a patio and an outdoor swimming pool. Golden Host Resort has been welcoming guests to its non-smoking rooms since 1964.

Just 5 km from the center of Sarasota known for Sarasota Jungle Gardens and Sarasota Classic Car Museum. Restaurants and an oceanarium are stroll from the hotel.

The hotel features great location with proximity to palm trees and a botanical garden.

5 minutes' drive from Sarasota-Bradenton International airport and 20 minutes' walk to John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art train station.


Golden Host Resort offers 80 guestrooms appointed with Wi-Fi, satellite TV, high-speed internet, a private safe and a personal computer with all the sights of Sarasota within easy access. Some rooms overlook the garden. Guests can also use a microwave, coffee/tea makers and a fridge.

Eat & Drink

Every day a deluxe continental breakfast is served. There is a restaurant serving international dishes on site. Refreshing drinks are offered in the cocktail bar.


Golden Host Resort provides guests with laundry, 24-hour front desk and ironing service.


Beach facilities at Golden Host Resort include chairs, umbrellas and towels.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   80.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • No elevators
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Multilingual staff


  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Lobby bar
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Library

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Dressing area
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities


  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Room toiletries


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



  • from  3 pm


  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 


  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

4675 North Tamiami Trail (Us 41), Sarasota, United States, 34234

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City Center
  • Sarasota
    2.8 mi
Train Stations
  • Vanderipe Railroad Station
    3.5 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Golden Host Resort photos Exterior Hotel information
Queen Room
Garden view
  • Room size:

    360 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Clock-radio
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Queen

King Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Media:Flat-screen TV

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  • Sarasota Kennel Club3300 ft

Monuments and Landmarks



Universities, Institutes

  • New College of the University5000 ft
  • New College Foundation5000 ft

Air business related

  • Interspace Airport3000 ft
  • Sarasota Bradenton Intl AIRPRT(SRQ)3000 ft

Local attractions

  • People at Play4.6 mi
    6029 33rd Street East, Bradenton
  • Crescent Beach8.2 mi
    Siesta Key, FL
  • South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium8.7 mi
    201 10th Street West, Bradenton
  • Siesta Key Public Beach7.5 mi
    948 Beach Road, Siesta Key
  • Riverwalk8.6 mi
    101 Waterfront Drive, Bradenton
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
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Zota Beach Resort
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Golden Host Resort Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Golden Host Resort

Average guest rating

6.0out of 10
Based on 38 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers

    Location was okay for visiting Sarasota region.

    Overall the place needs a major uplift and at least a paint job. The breakfast was mediocre. The pool had a lot of bugs swimming around. Front desk staff need training in customer relations.

  • Couple

    Close to stadium

    Had a musky smell to room, needs a little upgrading

  • Single

    It was a nice enough place, obviously older establishment.

    I did not enjoy the bathroom setup so much, but the water was hot.

  • Single

    The Receptionsist was the most friendly and helpful front office person I have had the pleasure of meeting. Very professional and curteous.

    The wifi strengh was often poor.

  • Older travelers

    Good price, staff friendly, fairly clean, breakfast ok, close to the Beach and everything in Sarasota. We did not have a moldy smell that some other reviewers noted. Laundromat on the premises.

    They never changed the sheets, and we stayed 10 days. The towels were not super clean and yellowish. Soundproofing does not exist, we could hear everything the neighbors were doing late into the night. A/c window unit was very noisy, although it worked. No hair dryer.

  • Older travelers

    Needs update but for the price a reasonable motel

  • Older travelers

    It made us very happy to be able to leave, inasmuch as we made the reservations online, and when we got to Sarasota, FL after driving 915 miles from Stafford, VA, we had no choice to spend the night. Also, we had no luck trying to book better motels/hotels, since this apparently was a busy time in Sarasota. We liked virtually nothing about the place. It was awful.

    The most prominent feature was the cloying smell of Glade-like aerosol, which permeated every crack and crevice of the room. It was as though someone took an industrial size can of the old Glade and sprayed it on everything (presumably to hide a bad smell). The room smelled like cat pee covered over with Glade. We requested another room after two nights, and moved into it. It was just as bad. Both rooms were a very funky mix of outdated decor and poorly done renovations. The caulk was peeling from around the sinks and tubs in both rooms. It was almost impossible to breathe. If we had not been exhaused from the 915 mile trip to Sarasota and equally exhausted from attending my father's memorial service, we would have packed up and left at the first opportunity. We were not looking for luxury, but this place was an affront to anyone with any standards. It was very, very nasty, and we could not wait to leave. Combine that with the memorial service for my father, and it would be an understatement to say that we had the worst time we can ever remember having when travelling. The owners should be ashamed of themselves for what they are doing.

  • Older travelers

    The watercolor pictures were ok.

    We called to let hotel staff know we would be checking in around 8. They said no problem. We got there and were given a nonsmoking room with two double beds. There was a nonsmoking sign on the door and a little plastic sign in room indicating it was nonsmoking but the smell of smoke hit us hard when we walked in the door. There was an ashtray on the desk and a styrofoam cup full of cig butts on the patio. We had reserved a king but the front desk said they had none left bc had probably made the reservation for us without being sure there was a room. There were no bath towels, only hand towels. The mattress had collapsed on one side and felt like plywood. We left the next morning - as early as we could make our escape! - wreaking of smoke. Again front staff was not responsive to our dissatisfaction. In 30 years, we have never had such an awful experience at a hotel.

  • Family with children

    Funny like it st all, total Disappointment for the money, it's no resort more like a cheap motel, will not recommend or use again, there's a lot better out there gor that kind of money

  • Older travelers

    The hotel has not been maintained well. It is old and very outdated. It was apparent we were paying a much higher rate than others at the hotel. The owner was rude to his employees. This was one of the poorest properties I've ever experienced.

  • Older travelers

    Not a chain hotel and it showed. Though the buildings were a bit worn, everything had been done to make stay comfortable. Very good value.

    Needed a makeover to bring it up to modern spec

  • Couple

    I really liked the room: they were so big that one couldn't feel trapped!

  • Older travelers

    Location and price

    No nearby eating estabishments

  • Older travelers

    The staff was very friendly and resourceful. The pool area was nice.

    1) The entire hotel needs a complete overhaul...Run-down. 2) Electrical outlets were a hazard. They had a 6 way adapter plugged in to a single outlet that was sparking every time the tv was turned on. 3) Linens and towels were stained and worn. 4) Bathtub was cracked and sealed with silicone. 5) Bathtub faucets were pulled out of the was and didn't work properly. 6) Bathroom sink was plugged and didn't drain properly.

  • Older travelers

    Friendly helpfull girl at reception. Spacious room.

    Not very clean and smelly room. Poor breakfast.

How to reach hotel

hotel Golden Host Resort - Sarasota Sarasota location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

4675 North Tamiami Trail (Us 41), Sarasota, United States, 34234

Get directions
City Center
  • Sarasota
    2.8 mi
Train Stations
  • Vanderipe Railroad Station
    3.5 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: