Golden Host Resort - Sarasota

ex. best western golden host

4675 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL, United States, 34234show map
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GoodBased on  38 reviews
Overview

The 3-star Best Western Golden Host Hotel places guests abound 6 km from Mote Marine Aquarium. The hotel is a good example of Spanish architecture in Sarasota.

Sarasota is within 15 minutes' walk away. The city center lies within 2 km from the venue.

The hotel allows quick access to gardens and palm trees.

Within a 5-minute walk guests will find Museum of Asian Art train station. Best Western Golden Host Hotel is about 15 minutes’ drive towards Sarasota-Bradenton International airport.

Rooms

Golden Host Resort offers non-smoking rooms with satellite TV, heating, high-speed internet, a safe and a personal computer as well as a microwave, coffee/tea makers and a fridge. Some rooms at Golden Host Resort have a view over the garden. For more comfort a bathtub, a shower and complimentary toiletries are provided.

Eat & Drink

Every morning starts with a deluxe continental breakfast. Residents can try dishes of international cuisine at the restaurant.

Services

Business travelers can avail of a business center, a conference room and a photocopier offered on site.

Relax

The beach facilities include chairs, umbrellas and towels.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   80.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

24-hour services

24-hour reception

Babysitting
Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Air conditioning
Spa and relaxation

Sauna

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wake up service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Sauna
  • Library

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Pool view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
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Ringling MuseumRingling Museum3000 ft
Sarasota Classic Car MuseumSarasota Classic Car Museum3000 ft
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of ArtThe John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art3300 ft
Van Wezel Performing Arts HallVan Wezel Performing Arts Hall3000 ft
Asolo Repertory TheatreAsolo Repertory Theatre3300 ft
Sarasota Bradenton Intl AIRPRT(SRQ)Sarasota Bradenton Intl AIRPRT(SRQ)3000 ft
Interspace AirportInterspace Airport3000 ft
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Ringling School of Art and DsgnRingling School of Art and Dsgn5000 ft
Selby GallerySelby Gallery5000 ft
ArtargetArtarget2.2 mi
GwizGwiz2.2 mi
Missing LinkMissing Link3.0 mi
Newtown Estates ParkNewtown Estates Park2.1 mi
Municipal AuditoriumMunicipal Auditorium2.1 mi
Florida West Coast SymphonyFlorida West Coast Symphony2.2 mi
International CollegeInternational College2.2 mi
IMG AcademyIMG Academy5.5 mi5500 34th St W, Bradenton
Siesta Key Tropical WinesSiesta Key Tropical Wines6.7 mi5138 Ocean Blvd Ste C
Siesta Key Public BeachSiesta Key Public Beach7.5 mi948 Beach Road, Siesta Key
Red Barn Flea MarketRed Barn Flea Market7.6 mi1707 1st St
McKechnie FieldMcKechnie Field7.8 mi1611 9th St W
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Getting around
Train
Vanderipe Railroad Station3.5 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
6.0
GoodBased on  38  reviews
  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Close to stadium

    Had a musky smell to room, needs a little upgrading

  • 7.4
    Very good

    It was a nice enough place, obviously older establishment.

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

  • 8.4
    Superb

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Needs update but for the price a reasonable motel

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    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

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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

  • 7.4
    Very good

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

  • 6.6
    Good

    Location and price

    No nearby eating estabishments

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Friendly helpfull girl at reception. Spacious room.

    Not very clean and smelly room. Poor breakfast.

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Highlights
6
GoodBased on  38 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Train
Vanderipe Railroad Station3.5 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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