The Gasparilla Inn & Club is a typical old florida style luxury island resort and the perfect place to relax and enjoy one of the oldest and most unique premiere destinations on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
The Inn is located on Gasparilla Island in the village of Boca Grande, with glistening waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Charlotte Harbor surrounding you. Opened in 1913, the historic Inn has always greeted guests with warm hospitality, a tranquil atmosphere and a picturesque setting.
The hotel itself, with 137 beautiful decorated rooms and cottages, is located about two blocks east of the beach. It’s a short walk to water in either direction – though many guests forego the stroll and rent golf carts to traverse the island.
The Gasparilla Inn & Club has hosted many prominent individuals during its storied history, such as Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, Katharine Hepburn and the George H.W. Bush family. Guests are offered a host of spectacular activities while basking in the Florida sun and enjoying the Inn’s “old-Florida” charm. Whether your desire is to have a lively or peaceful getaway, the choice is yours at The Gasparilla Inn & Club. Guests can enjoy a round of golf on the18-hole Pete Dye golf course overlooking Charlotte Harbor, a game of tennis, world-famous fishing, a full service spa and salon operation, or simply relax at the expansive Beach Club with its beautiful private beach which fronts the Gulf of Mexico.
Celebrating its 103rd year this season, the Gasparilla Inn has long been the central tourism draw in Boca Grande, the tiny village on 7-mile long Gasparilla Island, with the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Charlotte Harbor to the east. The Gasparilla Inn is still a gathering place for the East Coast elite. But it also maintains an air of the Old South, with its breezy porches and custard-yellow decor.
The Wall Street Journal called the Gasparilla Inn the preppiest place on Earth. Despite being preppy, Gasparilla retains a comfortable, relaxed feel. Where else can you play ping-pong accompanied by live piano music? We loved the old Florida style, the laidback beach club, the pretty cottages and the chique main building.
Boca Grande & The Gasparilla Inn is a true hidden gem and a must visit during your Florida trip!
The Gasparilla Inn & Club
500 Palm Ave
Boca Grande, FL 33921
Tel: 877 403 0599