Press/Awards

The Preppiest Wedding Locations Around the World

Town & Country

Many couples who marry at the Gasparilla Inn & Club have been spring-breaking under the yellow-and-white-stripped beach umbrellas since they were babies.

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World’s Best Beach Hotels

Travel+ Leisure

Double-height Grecian columns frame the façade, and a grandfather clock chimes in the lobby.

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#1 Beach Resort in Florida (Gulf)

Condé Nast Traveler

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The 20 Most Magical Island Getaways in the USA

Country Living

Spend your time leisurely wandering via bike or foot down to Banyan Street, where its namesake trees line the lane with an enchanted canopy.

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The World’s Best Hotels and Resorts for Families

Travel + Leisure

Kids enjoy endless beach games, laser tag, and sand castle contests, while golf-loving grownups take to the sprawling championship course.

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Boca Grande Offers an Inshore Fishing Getaway

Sport Fishing

Beyond the beauty, this place is all about fish. Known for its world-class tarpon season, it also offers world-class fishing for prized inshore species such as big redfish, gator spotted seatrout and trophy snook.

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To Have and To Have Not

Southern Boating

Today, The Gasparilla Inn & Club offers much more than a clean room and soft bed after a day of fishing. Far beyond its humble beginnings, the resort now offers 163 guest accommodations including suites, cottages, villas, and even larger properties. The grand resort is known for its “civilized” charm, so pay attention to the dress code, especially in the evenings and for dinner during the social season.

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J.McLaughlin Style Guide

Our co-founder Kevin McLaughlin and his family have been coming to the area, specifically Boca Grande, for years. ‘My kids learned to swim in the ocean here and I taught my daughter Madeline how to drive a golf cart along Banyan Street. We’ve spent many holidays, birthdays and anniversaries making memories and discovering something new along the way.’

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2016 World’s Best Awards

Travel + Leisure’s

The Gasparilla Inn & Club is named the #1 Florida Resort, #14 in the United States, and #49 in the World by Travel + Leisure readers.

“This year, however, the top honor goes to the Gasparilla Inn, a 115-year-old bastion of gentility on the Gulf Coast. Guests can take a tennis lesson, sip sparkling wine on the beach, or tee off on the Pete Dye-designed golf course. The fluted columns and strict dress code bring visitors back to a more gracious age – or, as one reader put it, “simple elegance – the best of ‘old Florida.’

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A Wedding That Proves ‘Going Green’ Can Be Oh-So-Chic

Style Me Pretty

Brock and I share a love for the water. When he introduced me to the little slice of heaven that is Boca Grande, it quickly became a special place to us as a couple. Having grown up in different parts of Florida, we loved the idea of a black-tie wedding in a coastal setting. The Gasparilla Inn & Club was the perfect venue – elegant, charming and old Florida at its finest.

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The Best of Hidden Florida

Garden & Gun

Since its pre-World War I opening on its namesake seven-mile-long Gulf island, the Gasparilla Inn hasn’t changed all that much-which is precisely the idea.

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Best Courses You Can Play 2016

Golfweek

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Stay Sharp

Business Observer

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Sisters with Style

Southern Living

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Spring Break Trip Ideas

Coastal Living

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Historic Boca Grande Retreat

The Palm Beacher Magazine

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Golf in Florida, From Sea to Shining Sea

Great Golf Magazine

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Readers’ Choice Awards 2015

 

Condé Nast Traveler

 

In Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards Survey, The Gasparilla Inn & Club is named the number 2 resort in Florida (Gulf & Central).

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Florida’s Most Intriguing Golf Courses That You Can Play Now

 

USA Today

 

Island breezes coupled with good water views and well maintained fairways make for a very enjoyable round on this relaxing “Old Florida” track reflected in the pace of life at the nearby Gasparilla Inn, a member of the Historic Hotels of America.

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Gasparilla Inn Food & Wine Festival

 

Orlando Style

 

Nine years ago The Gasparilla Inn began a brand new tradition that quickly snowballed in Boca Grande’s most anticipated culinary event of the season – The Gasparilla Food & Wine Festival Weekend. I had the unexpected, incomparable pleasure of experience this quaint city and The Inn’s beloved tradition for myself.

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