Location Lets people smoke in the hallways and hits you with a daily resort fee above the advertised daily rate.
Liked it all Breakfast was a bit expensive for buffet style.
Location was awesome, the staff was great, the pools, shuffleboard, chess, free bikes, beach toys and towels, umbrellas and beach chairs were great. The staff handled a situation with our neighbors smoking and being loud at 1am very well. Any sound travels directly through the walls as if they were cardboard, or you were camping in a tent outside.... be prepared for this is if you need to get sleep on your vacation!
The location and the staff were great. You pay for being right on the beach but the rooms and resort are very run down. I would not stay there again for the money I paid but if they updated I would come back.
Location was great, staff was great across the board. My room was 50 steps from the included beach chairs and umbrella set up by a attentive staff every morning. If your looking for a relaxing low stress beach vacation with the emphasis on your feet in the sand this is the place. I don't think the price can be beat. Ohh and the complimentary bikes that will get you to st Armand's in min was a huge bonus when it came to shopping and dinning! I don't think you can beat the value in this resort at a low price point! Wish there was a high top table on the lani to open up the beautiful ocean view for morning coffee!
The locatiom The room smelled moldy. Lacking counter space in the bathroom. Sink and tub looked dirty...seems permanently worn and stained. Horrible. They even painted the chrome tub drain with white paint rather than replacing it. Really bad. Will not return unless they remodel. For the price we paid, it was a complete joke. The staff was great but cannot make up for the bad rooms. Note that this was the second room they put us in. The first had a leak and the floors were wet!
Cheaper than some other locations On the beach Staff was friendly and kind The property is getting older. Needs updating
Clean and quite place, organized with positive attitude caring stuff. Close to everything, beachfront Delicious food in restaurant Beach with white sand and warm, clean water Two clean nice size pool I was looking for place like this I liked everything
The location! Right on the beach with 2 nice pools and a tiki bar. Nice staff. 10-15 min walk to St. Armand's circle. You can rent bikes or take the shuttle as well. The rooms need updating. But they were clean.
Very friendly staff. Outside area is great. Great for families and access to beach. 2 big pools. Rooms are very small
Great Staff/ Customer Service. Location was perfect! HUGE BEACH! Great value for the money. Will be back soon! Victoria at the Front Desk was very helpful in giving us advice on things to do/places to visit, she made our trip!
The staff was very accomadating. Could not have asked for a more friendly, pleasant stay. The ocean view was great, parking was easy, proximity to St Armands Circle was convienent. Would definately stay again. The building on the outside was a little run down, but as we were visiting there, repairs were being done.
The pool and beach facility at Lido is perfect
I liked the amenities and the location of the Resort. The beds sucked.. I stay in 4 and 5 star hotels only and for a Ritz the beds sucked, the sheets were not soft... and I always forget that the rate is inexpensive because they charge you mandatory resort fees per night at check out. Needless to say valet is $24 per day. I feel like I am flying on commercial airlines with the nickel and dimming. Just increase the price and make it all inclusive.
Staff is excellent. Very nice hotel.
The service and the amenities were great.
The staff was very cordial and helpful. The room was quiet and very clean. Lots of activities. Hard to differentiate between those "free" amenities and those for which you are charged. Also not enough complimentary newspapers in the early morning.
Water backed up in the sink in our room. They were quick to repair but the smell remained in the room and was awful.
Great location for anything you wanted to do. Relax, Swim, Kaysk, paddle board, fish, go to the beach. All inclusive to do the above activities. Great pool bar. Friendly and helpful staff starting from your arrival at the front door until you leave. Close proximity to great restraunts, night life and cultural events. I liked everything. Nothing negative about this Hotel
Clean, comfortable rooms, pool area nice I think Breakfast should be included for the price. Music at the bar area would be nice...
Rooms were functional. Staff was well trained. An additional Resort FEE when checking in. It's NOT really a resort. And if it was , I would like to know about additional fee's in advance.
No frig or microwave in room
Comfortable bed and location was great. The smell of smoke in a NON SMOKING ROOM!!!! The toilet seat was about to come off and how terrible the walls looked in the bathroom area.
Close to the school where my daughter graduated college
It was clean and comfortable bed. Everything was good.
Great Staff. Bathtub filthy, shower-head from the fifties. Photos taken.
We had a bad experience with another hotel the night before we arrived and the Hilton more than made up for the competitions mistakes. Everything was just as we expected it to be.
It was quiet until morning....Do not get the rooms next to the stairway or help linen room unless they give yoy a discount. If you are in the back, no need to open your curtains because the view is unpleasing to the eye and will put you in foul mood.. It was quiet. Got the most...no USB outlets for my devices unacceptable !!!! The place needs to be updated . Checkout was easy... I think what I payed for the room was too much.... The location was good. I give this hotel a left vertical thumb .
Staff were friendly and helpful. My room was clean and pleasant. Had a hard time regulating the room temperature.
Great proximity to downtown dining, shops and galleries. Over firm chair in room.
Breakfast buffet. Room service. Gym. No swimming pool.
Very modern. Very clean. Nice staff No mixed drinks. Only beer and wine
My family had the most pleasant Stay! The reception staff was phenomenal. I had made a few errors when booking and Chris was happy to accommodate what i actually needed for my family. We love coming to this hotel. Whenever visiting sarasota, this is the hotel we choose for the comfortable and clean rooms, great location and excellent service. Very family friendly. We will be back! Loved everything. No complaints.
Staff was amazing and very accommodating to me and my pet. The food was delicious. The pillows are too soft and mattress was a bit uncomfortable. After a long weekend, I left with a bit of a sore neck and back.
My room was clean & comfortable. Great to have ironing board & iron, refrigerator & microwave and pets welcome!!
Stayed 4 nights. Two guests needed one chair each and one luggage rack each...not available. Much wear visible throughout. Would stay there again only if primary purpose of trip was visiting Ringling Museums.
Front desk staff was very helpful. The lobby area is nice. Parking was easy. Rooms were nice and pretty quiet. First room smelled like a cigar bar so the front desk gave us a different room. The second room smelled much bettter, but there was someone's leftover dinner in the mini fridge.
This was our first trip together and it was awesome. Sarasota is an amazing place. The hotel was very close to everything. The staff was very helpful! Anytime we go back, I'll be staying there
I love the room setting, very clean and spacious. The staff was very corteous and helpful ( they gave us very good recommendations on local dinings). The only I did not like was the breakfast setting, it was hard to find clean plates, dirty plates all over the place and a lot of demand and not enough suplly if you know what I mean.
Staff was very friendly & helpful. Room was very clean .
The front desk staff was extremely helpful and courteous. I liked the big screen TV, as well as the fact that it swiveled so I could watch either in bed or while on the sofa.
Free breakfast.` Location, Smell in room, No elevator, Not enough outlets, Seemed very old
nothing the hotel was dirty. it was located in a very poor area. sat by the pool with laptop to do work at 9:00 at night and was told to leave pool area because pool was closed. would not stay here again.
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The pool was nice but thats about it. Room was dirty. Blood spatter on the lamp shade. Covers were stained real bad. Over all wasn't very pleased.
Friendliness of staff
I liked how close the room was to everything we were doing in the area. The free breakfast was also very good. The room had a musty kind of smell, maybe its the way places get down here I don't know I'm not from the area but some kind of plug-in freshener would do wonders.
on friday it took all day to get clean bath towels. i had to go looking for house keeping to get my clean towels.
Room was not a good value.
Mold in bathroom, hotel room tired, and you could hear street noise
The staff was very friendly and helpful. They were willing to accommodate me when I requested a new room. The initial room I was in looked like something a homeless person would rent by the week. It was not very clean or set up as nice as the room I was moved to on the other side of the hotel. The hotel looked nothing like the pictures on line!
Told front destroy that the CBS channel kept dropping out and was unwatchable. Had the problem the whole week. Not sure if they actually did anything.
This motel was a complete waste of money. The room smelled of mold, it wasn't thoroughly cleaned, and there were ants in the bed.
This was our 3rd stay at Golden Host and, whereas the 1st 2 were not bad, this was the most comfortable stay yet. Our room was clean & comfortable with apparently new, plush bath towels and 2 bathroom sinks. A box of facial tissues was provided. The tub/shower is not new but clean & worked properly. Lighting in the room was, in our experience, above average. The front desk personnel are very pleasant and make you feel welcome. There was no TV listing in the room .
The staff was very friendly. I checked in as a solo traveler. The hotel is old. Pretty creepy. Could hear someone talking in another guest room. I was so creeped out I didn't stay the entire night. Sorry to say, but not a good experience.
It was not bad. It is a good place to stay and cheap. I found a dead cockroach on the floor.
Pool area was nice. Facilities like most in this area, older but nice, family owned. Nice tropical feel Meager breakfast, one juice one snack limit.
The rooms are all entered directly from the parking lot - no long hallways. WiFi was super fast! Housekeeping very on top of things. Continental breakfast not worth much - but the coffee was good!
No hot water one day. Room was not cleaned during our two day stay. We paid $120 a night for what I would rate a $40 room.
The sheets on the bed had obvious spots like dried blood. The sheets along with all of the bed covers were shot and should have been thrown away. They would not give me another room because they were over booked. They would not refund my money. Bad.Bad
I liked how friendly the staff was polite abd kings very respectful. I really enjoyed the continental breakfast that they offered. The hotel was right on a bus line and what I thought to be in the heart of things. I definitely would recommend out. there wasn't anything not to like.
I was bit numerous times by bedbugs, never before to experience this disgusting situation. Management refuses to call me back as I've had to check out a night early because of it. Another staff member laughed at me over the phone denying it happened.
Breakfast was acceptable, the owners congenial, and the bed comfortable. cigarette burns in the sheets and I had to clean the toilet when I checked in. I also found clothes that were not mine under the bed.
Nothing. Not clean, pure conditions, for -- USD absolutly not acceptibel
close to parks level of noise from people not being considerate
It wasn't the greatest but the beds were comfortable I really don't like a room with the door that comes right in from the out side. I feel more safe in a motel that is inside a building
Nothing. I had this room booked prior and the clerk stalled me for over an hour meanwhile letting other guests to cut in front of me before my situation was resolved! Also the owner cancelled my booking without my permission, after I just asked to get my room!
Big rooms Old dated and smelly rooms
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Manager desk person lovely courteous helpful
RESERVED DOUBLE BED GOT A SINGLELOOKED LIKE BLOOD ALL OVER THE CARPETTHE NIGHT TIME MANAGER LEFT OUR KEY UNDER TO DOOR MATWHEN WE CALLED TO TRY TO GET ANOTHER ROOM HE SAID WE WERE OUT OF LUCK THAT WAS THE ONLY ROOM THEY HAD LEFT
Our room was clean and had the amenities of a coffee maker, refrigerator and a microwave oven. We were pleasantly surprised, because many times lower cost rooms we've stayed in do NOT provide amenities. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast also.
It was on the cheaper end of hotels and I was surprised by how nice the room was, coffee maker, mini fridge, microwave, nice granite counter, flatscreen tv. It was also much closer to the beach than anywhere else, has a bunch of nice restaurants in walking distance, the gecko and Tijuana flats are just two to name. it's also across the street from the hospital if you have somebody along with health problems like I did. The water puts off a weird smell when you shower, something like filtered ocean water I guess and the bed wasn't the most comfortable.
The staff was not too friendly, very dry and to the point.
No closet space and the shower when used flooded the bathroom floor.
Friendly, courteous staff, clean, very nice amenities! Loved the waffles for bkfst and the cookies and coffee at night! Little snack and drink at check in very nice touch! Comfy beds, triple sheets and pillows! Plenty of towels and the neutrogena amenities great! Not enough hot water our room at the end of the hall and at 5:30 no hot water., only lightly warm ...same thing at 7:30 in the am! need a bigger water heater
Terrific staff, clean and well maintained room. Toiletries were high quality, plenty of towels, pillows, etc. Microwave and mini fridge were welcome. Had to run hot water in bath for 30 seconds to get hot water in sink, but after that, boiling hot water forever. Desk chair and loveseat not very comfortable OK for short sessions.
Mold growing on bath/shower walls needs to be cleaned with bleach, then treated with a retardant chemical.
We enjoyed the clean rooms along with the pool and pool bar. The rates were excellent and the location was decent. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. The breakfast was actually pretty good for a hotel.
Location, cleanliness Breakfast
The pool area was really nice. Didn't like that after the first night the room wasn't cleaned.
Breakfast is great Staffs are really good for this kind of small hotel Bathroom is nasty and tiny. Bathtub curtains are really dirty. Very bad crowd. Half of the crowd looks like they are on drugs or something. It's a bad decision that I booked this hotel based on reviews. It's located near a busy road so you might hear road noise as well. Luckily, they gave me room far from road (again friendly staff)
I loved the location, cleanliness, friendliness, and breakfast. Liked everything.
Clean rooms, friendly staff, POOL HAPPY HOUR, breakfast super yummy, no noise. Excellent!!! They gave us a room that wasn't ready but the staff made the changes in less than two minutes. So it's not really a complain.
It was nice and quiet...a. Fun. Tiki bar. And a great pool...the desk should remind people of both....the bartender needs more business. Great breakfast. !!
Although housekeeping entered our room every day but one day during our stay, our room was not vacuumed each time. We had spilled a couple of popcorn kernels and they were left on the floor for a couple of days. Kind of disappointed with that.