Best Western Golden Host - Sarasota

4675 N Tamiami Trail - Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, United States, 34234  show map
 2 stars
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Best Western Golden Host - Sarasota

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

24-hour

24-hour reception

Babysitting
Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Air conditioning

Individual air conditioning

Private beach

Beach umbrellas

Spa and relaxation

Sauna

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

General

  • 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
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Best Western Golden Host - Sarasota Sarasota location
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Hotel Address:

4675 N Tamiami Trail - Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, United States, 34234

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City Center
  • Sarasota
    1.1 km
Airports
  • Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
    8.1 km
  • Saint Petersburg-Clearwater International (PIE)
    66.6 km
Train Stations
  • Vanderipe Railroad Station
    10.2 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    80

Rooms and availability

Premium Double Room
Pool view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Premium Double Room Pool View

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

    33 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Terrace
  • 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:

This room includes free WiFi and a coffee machine.

King Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

This room features a private balcony or patio as well as a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee machine. Free WiFi is provided. Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests (see Hotel Policies).

Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

This room features a private balcony or patio as well as a refrigerator, microwave, and a coffee machine. Free WiFi is provided. Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests (see Hotel Policies).

Deluxe Single Room
Pool view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Double beds

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Room - Pool View

Deluxe King Room
Pool view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Room 1 King Bed Pool View

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Sarasota Kennel Club1.1 km

Amusement

  • Sarasota Kennel Club1.0 km

Stadiums

  • Sarasota City4.6 km

Museums

  • John and Mable Ringling Museum1.0 km
  • Classic Car Museum of Sarasota1.7 km

Galleries

  • John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art1.0 km

Local attractions

  • Siesta Key Tropical Wines6.9 km
    5138 Ocean Blvd Ste C
  • Crescent Beach8.1 km
    Siesta Key, FL
  • Turtle Beach12.1 km
    Siesta Key, FL 34242
  • Siesta Key Public Beach7.5 km
    948 Beach Road, Siesta Key
  • Point of Rocks9.2 km
    Siesta Key, FL
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    80
Cities nearby
  • Bradenton hotels - 19 km
  • Siesta Key hotels - 7 km
  • Ellenton hotels - 21 km
  • Longboat Key hotels - 15 km
  • Osprey hotels - 16 km
  • Holmes Beach hotels - 25 km
  • Nokomis hotels - 26 km
  • Bradenton Beach hotels - 22 km
  • Anna Maria Island hotels - 26 km
  • Point O'Rocks hotels - 9 km

Best Western Golden Host Reviews

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

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 Best Western Golden Host - Sarasota Sarasota location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

4675 N Tamiami Trail - Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, United States, 34234

Get directions
City Center
  • Sarasota
    1.1 km
Airports
  • Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
    8.1 km
  • Saint Petersburg-Clearwater International (PIE)
    66.6 km
Train Stations
  • Vanderipe Railroad Station
    10.2 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    80