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“Gulf Place”
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Gulf Place
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

First we were not given the room we thought we had booked, but a room smaller than most motel rooms with one queen bed rather than two, a three by four foot "balcony" rather than the 10 by 15 shown on their site. Those rooms were "unavailable" though the place was far from booked up. (We did receive a $150 rebate from Hotels.com). Off season construction was going on outside our window, not mentioned by the resort and the room was very poorly furnished. Wood trim around the refridgerator was held to the wall with three Velcro patches. Staff was polite but not interested in hospitality.

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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We booked Gulf Place as a studio and upon checking in and getting our room, we find that we were assigned a room smaller than a Holiday Inn Hotel room, a 3X4' balcony with no furniture, a bathroom that was large but very poorly equipped with no vanity but instead a wall hung sink and a cheesy bamboo shelf for anything you use in the bathroom...no counter space except the back of the toilet! We complained about the booking descrepancy and they didn't want to know about it. Instead we were told to call our booking agent. The "condo" room we had was old, the wooden trim around the mini fridge alcove was held onto the wall WITH VELCRO!! Whaaat??? There was a table squashed into a corner by the door with 2 folding chairs butted up against each other and these were the ones we had to jockey out onto the micro balcony if we wanted to sit. The queen bed took up most of the room and there was only one comfortable chair in the room...a wicker rocker so one of us had to use the bed if we wanted to watch TV. The trimmings (rug, bedspread) were worn and looked like they came from Grandma's house. And there was construction going on right under our window the whole time we were there with NO mention of that status on theor website. Even Holiday Inns make mention of refurbishing or maintenance taking place so one can make an informed decision. After a day or so, the clock radio alarmwent off in the vacant apt next to us and since the walls are paper thin, we were treated to a constant DIN coming through the wall ...a loud beeping. We reported it to the office and they had to put in a WORK ORDER to tuen the thing off instead of taking a whole 2 minutes to accompany us and enter and do it. Well it got turned off only to start up again that evening! By now I was ready to bust thru the wall but I called the afetr hours number and they sent a security guard who thankfully, after 3 tries got the correct lock combo from his supervisor and went into the room to turn it off..I DEMANDED he unplug it so it wouldn't start again and he assured me he did. By now I'm hating this place...it was noisy, inconvenient and showed me that they were more into the business of rela estate rather than hospitality. I will say its location to the beach was very convenient and allowed us first time panhandle visitors to get the lay of the land so we booked a different location for our second week which was HEAVENLY and made our visit all worth while. No Gulf Place, we won't be back but we sure found a wonderful place down the road much more friendly and accomodating!

Stayed: February 2017
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

We love The Perfect Pig and Pizza by the Sea at Gulf Place. Also the Artists of Gulf Place have the cutest shops. We loved making the Starfish People with one of the local artist. Really friendly people.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
Thank Christine J
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a condo in the Cabana section. Nice place, with a good Gulf view, but a luxury 4 story condo is being built across the street, so the units will lose some of their view. The community is fairly small but has shops, restaurants and coffee shop. Easy beach access across street.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a week in a condo on the 3rd floor of city center facing the gulf. It was excellent! The unit was clean, furnished with every thing you need to enjoy your trip. Free laundry was located across the hallway. Four tasty restaurants within a short walk, you don't even need to leave the community. The beach, weather and location were perfect for a week in December. This is worthy of many repeated trips back to this area.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gulf Place

Address: 145 Spires Ln, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-8718
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Santa Rosa Beach
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Santa Rosa Beach
Price Range: $153 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gulf Place 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A location that is a perfect destination for family vacations or a weekend retreat, Gulf Place is a vibrant community nestled in the heart of peaceful Santa Rosa Beach. Splashing fountains, park benches, tree-lined streets, footpaths, an amphitheater and parks compliment the town center's location directly across from the Gulf. And from these stunning accommodations, you're just a short stroll away from community pools, golf, shops and eateries. From Gulf Place, visitors can experience the the 26-mile stretch of the Scenic Highway 30-A area and its eclectic shops and artist colonies along the pristine coastal area. Enjoy breathtaking views and sunsets over the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico while sinking your toes into the sugar-white sands. Relaxation rules the day here, while at night visitors can enjoy the eclectic shopping and dining options of nearby Destin and Panama City Beach-both just a short drive. Nature preserves offer hiking, biking and wildlife watching, while the Gulf and surrounding bays provide an open invitation for deep-sea fishing and water-sports such as parasailing, snorkeling and kayaking. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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