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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

Golden Host Resort is located in a downtown area of Sarasota in close proximity to Sarasota, John and Mable Ringling Museum and Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Golden Host Resort has been welcoming guests to its non-smoking rooms since 1964.

Sarasota city center is 5 km away. A museum and a theater as well as palm trees are in a short distance from the property.

The hotel boasts close proximity to restaurants and an oceanarium.

A local bus stop is 250 meters away. Golden Host Resort is about 5 minutes’ drive towards Sarasota-Bradenton International airport.

Rooms

This property counts 80 guestrooms featuring Deluxe Double Room and Double Room. Room facilities also include a microwave and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Every morning starts with a deluxe continental breakfast. The restaurant menu features international dishes.

Services

This comfortable hotel benefits from free parking, a designated smoking area and a safe deposit box along with a business center, a conference room and a photocopier.

Relax

Leisure facilities, such as a cocktail lounge and a library, are provided on site.

Internet

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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Facilities

General

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • 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 umbrellas
  • Barbeque grills
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Library

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Dressing area
  • Garden furniture
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • 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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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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
  • John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
    3700 ft
  • Art Center Sarasota
    2.2 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    80

Rooms and availability

Golden Host Resort photos Exterior Hotel information
Elite Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 220 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
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    Standard Double Room
    Bed type: Queen-size bed or Double beds or King-size bed
    Size: 360 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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      Superior Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed
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      Deluxe Double Room
      Bed type: Double beds or King-size bed
      Size: 360 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Golden Host Resort - Sarasota Sarasota location
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        Hotel Address:

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

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Sarasota
          2.8 mi
        Train Stations
        • John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
          3700 ft
        • Art Center Sarasota
          2.2 mi
        • Bus stop
          400 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          80

        Golden Host Resort Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        Train stations

        Amusement

        • Sarasota Kennel Club - 3300 ft

        Monuments and Landmarks

        Museums

        • Alyn Museum of Entomology - 2300 ft
        • Ringling Museum - 3000 ft
        • Ringling School of Art and Dsgn - 5000 ft
        • Selby Gallery - 5000 ft
        • Sarasota Ballet of Florida - 1.0 mi
        • Classic Car Museum of Sarasota - 1.1 mi

        Parks

        Universities, Institutes

        • New College of the University - 5000 ft
        • New College Foundation - 5000 ft

        Air business related

        • Interspace Airport - 3000 ft
        • Sarasota Bradenton Intl AIRPRT(SRQ) - 3000 ft

        Golf courses and Country clubs

        College Campuses

        Local attractions

        • People at Play - 4.6 mi
          6029 33rd Street East, Bradenton
        • Crescent Beach - 8.2 mi
          Siesta Key, FL
        • South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium - 8.7 mi
          201 10th Street West, Bradenton
        • Siesta Key Public Beach - 7.5 mi
          948 Beach Road, Siesta Key
        • Riverwalk - 8.6 mi
          101 Waterfront Drive, Bradenton
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          80
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        Days Inn Sarasota
        2 stars
        0.5 km
        Sleep Inn Sarasota
        2 stars
        0.8 km

        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
        Good
        Based on 38 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Older travelers
          5.4

          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
          6.2

          Close to stadium

          Had a musky smell to room, needs a little upgrading

        • Single
          7.4

          It was a nice enough place, obviously older establishment.

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

        • Single
          8.4

          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
          5.8

          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
          7.4

          Needs update but for the price a reasonable motel

        • Older travelers
          3.2

          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
          3.2

          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 Booked.net 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
          2.8

          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
          4.2

          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
          7.8

          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
          7.4

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

        • Older travelers
          6.6

          Location and price

          No nearby eating estabishments

        • Older travelers
          3.8

          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
          6.2

          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
        • John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
          3700 ft
        • Art Center Sarasota
          2.2 mi
        • Bus stop
          400 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          80