The Gasparilla Inn & Club Quotes & Awards

 

Resort

 

"…Park your bike on the one-lane road and search for lightning whelks at low tide, then head to the 1890’s lighthouse to look for roseate spoonbills. After you’ve fished for tarpon, kick back on the porch at your hotel."

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TRAVEL AND LEISURE

 

"…For your impending winter holiday, might we suggest repairing to one of America’s most historic grand hotels-the former playgrounds of Windsors, Astors, and Rockefellers, oh my?"

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VANITY FAIR

 

"…Adventure, legend, history, style: What’s not to love about Gasparilla Inn and Club?"

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GRANDEUR

 

"…50 Best Romantic Getaways. This idyllic enclave on the Gulf of Mexico, 60 miles from Ft. Myers, is a genuine glimpse of Old Florida."

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TRAVEL + LEISURE

 

"…People around here talk about an old-Florida feeling. Drive up to the Gasparilla Inn & Club in Boca Grande, a property bathed in elegance, and you’ll understand. For generations, families have congregated at this historic 1913 resort for youth programs and country club-style atmosphere."

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SOUTHERN LIVING

 

"…You may want to hold off on that New Year’s diet resolution until January 14. Otherwise, the Annual Food & Wine Weekend at the Gasparilla Inn & Club in Boca Grande might be a grueling test of willpower."

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GARDEN & GUN

 

"…Pay close attention. We are going to let you in on one of the best-kept secrets of fine travel. Does the name "Gasparilla Inn & Club" sound familiar?"

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ENTRÉE TRAVEL NEWSLETTER

 

"…One of the largest surviving historic resort hotels in the state, Gasparilla Inn & Club epitomizes old-time Florida."

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COASTAL LIVING

 

"…USA Today has named Gasparilla Island as one of Florida’s top 10 least-known beaches."

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USA TODAY

 

"…The Gasparilla Inn & Club is a hidden gem on Gasparilla Island on the southeast coast of Florida. Built in 1911, but maintained through renovations and updates, this luxurious resort preserves its old Florida charm."

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VISIT FLORIDA

 

"…The Gasparilla Inn & Club is one of Florida’s last remaining exclusive family-owned Gilded Age resorts."

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NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY

 

"…Model Dree Hemingway – with a cast including actors Jason Clarke and Theo James – reimagines the windswept Floridian style of her great-grandfather Ernest on a lively Boca Grande getaway."

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VOGUE

 

"…Five places in Florida that time forgot, Think of Boca Grande as a baby Nantucket. Most people get around the island on golf carts, the perfect way to slow down to the island’s leisurely rhythm."

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THE BOSTON GLOBE TRAVEL

 

"…If you ask a guest who stayed here 30 years ago what has changed, the answer would probably be very little. It is all very constant, it is tradition. And it truly epitomizes Boca Grande."

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GASPARILLA MAGAZINE

 

"…Once a fashionable haunt for the Vanderbilts and DuPonts, the stately and charming Gasparilla Inn & Club is a resort hotel deserving of the term "Old Florida."

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ORLANDO MAGAZINE – WATER WORLD

 

"…We fell in love the second we stepped foot on the island; we both grew up going to different parts of Florida, but this just felt like a place that we could call our own and take our family to in the future."

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CHICAGO SOCIAL BRIDES

 

"…Gasparilla is an upmarket destination that has been attracting the affluent and influential for almost a century, either for short break stays or as second home owners."

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ALLWAYS TRAVELLER

 

"…On the tip of Gasparilla Island on Florida’s southwest coast sits Boca Grande, a tiny town with an adorable main street, a gracious historic inn and a vibe that recalls a quieter, slower time."

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FLORIDA TRAVEL & LIFE

 

"…The charm of The Inn lies in the rich history behind its doors. In its 100 years, it has hosted fishermen looking to catch a prized tarpon, business tycoons and former presidents have walked the halls, and countless weddings and anniversaries have been celebrated."

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CENTRAL FLORIDA LIFESTYLE

 

"…The storied Old Florida landmark, with its who’s who guest list of Gilded Age names like Ford and Vanderbilt, is architecturally striking with white entry pillars and a porch that lends itself to rocking chairs."

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FLORIDA TRAVEL & LIFE

 

"…Boca Grande exemplifies Old Florida in all its laid-back quirkiness. Year-round residents enjoy picture-postcard views from their backyards while visitors unwind at the Gasparilla Inn & Club, which has been welcoming guests since 1913."

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ORLANDO LIFE

 

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Golf

 

"…The Watch List."

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GARY GAYLEAN’S GOLF LETTER

 

"…Old Florida feel emanates from this Pete Dye design and inn."

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GOLF DIGEST

 

"…The Pete Dye-designed Gasparilla Golf Club is a short five-minute walk from the hotel. The golf course is set on a flat parcel of land that is actually its own island."

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EXECUTIVE GOLFER

 

"…It’s rare to find a Florida golf resort not within a half-hour’s drive of another good course, but The Gasparilla Inn & Club sits secluded on a tiny seven-mile-long barrier island south of Sarasota on the Gulf of Mexico."

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TRAVEL GOLF

 

"…If you are planning a wedding, why not fit golf into part of the big day? As we experienced recently at The Gasparilla Inn & Club, a picturesque historic resort in Boca Grande, love of the game blends easily with a destination wedding celebration"

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FLORIDA GOLF CENTRAL

 

"…2013 Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play"

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GOLF WEEK

 

"…Gasparilla Golf Club is part of the Gasparilla Inn & Club, which has been dubbed "Florida as it was meant to be," and it’s hard to argue."

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THE MIDWEST GOLF BLOG

 

"…An oasis on a Florida barrier island, the Gasparilla Inn welcomes Presidents, generations of families from Texas and Michigan to Massachusetts and Illinois, the best tarpon fishing in the world and boasts as one of the best 10 golf resorts in the world."

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FLAVORS & MORE

 

"…You ever go somewhere and immediately have the feeling that you had been there years ago, during a happier, more innocent youth? That’s Gasparilla Island."

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GOLFWEEK

 

"…The Gasparilla Inn & Club is ranked #37 in Golf Digest’s List of the 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America."

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GOLF DIGEST

 

"…This is exactly the place if you prefer quiet conversations, no starting times, a wonderfully run spa, gentle gulf surf, white sand beaches, good humored staff, and fellow guests who are respectful of your space."

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GARY GALYEAN’S GOLF LETTER – THE GLOBAL TEN

 

"…Teeing up with a gentle wind at your back, sinking a putt from 25 feet, collapsing into a leather chair after 18 well-played holes. That’s what golfing memories are made of."

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CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER

 

"…In a time of steadily eroding standards, The Gasparilla Inn represents a haven of civility – refined, but not stuffy, elegant without being ostentatious."

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GOLFWEEK

 

"…Great golf holes inspire us with their beauty. They fill us with excitement, temptation and even fear."

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FLORIDA TRAVEL & LIFE

 

"…The Gasparilla Inn & Club has been a premier destination on Florida’s Gulf Coast since 1913, playing host to many notables, from Henry Ford and Thomas Edison to the DuPonts and the George H.W. Bush family."

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FLORIDA GOLF CENTRAL

 

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Spa

 

"…Rated #21 of the Top 50 Hotel Spas – US Mainland."

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CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER

 

"…For pre-wedding prep, the full-service spa features a private pool and cabana perfect for bonding with your girls."

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DESTINATION WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS