We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 46 Sarasota hotels

Americas Best Value Inn

1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   811 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Hotel website
Hotel virtual tour
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Winter Savings-Save 15%
Americas Best Value Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
You added Americas Best Value Inn to your Saves list
Ranked #38 of 46 Hotels in Sarasota
Write a Review

48 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here one night, before heading to our beach condo. We picked it because it was very close to downtown Sarasota, in a safe and convenient location and because the reviews were decent. It's not fancy, but the people are nice and the room is clean. It's right next to a publix - which is good and bad. It's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Greenwood, SC
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were needing a place for one night. Being familiar with Sarasota, we wanted to be near the water without the high prices. From the outside, the hotel looks like something out of the 50s, maybe an old Howard Johnson's look. Our room had been updated and fairly clean, new bedding, linens and bath towels. Room darkening drapes. Room also... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We recently visited family in the area and this was one of very few rooms available. Read reviews that said although outdated, it was very clean. My standards of clean must be different. There was something that looked like mold behind the bathroom door and a couple of places that looked like they could use a good cleaning. Carpet did... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

You will find better smells at the dump. I tried turning on the AC, nothing. I tried opening the window, nothing. I tried going across the street to Publix, buying 9 tea tree eucalyptus candles, nothing. I finally complained to the manager and asked for a new room. She came to my room with a spray bottle and insisted there... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Williamstown, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The smell is like a trip to city microbhell, in the rooms and halls.ac units are turned off all the time,old beat up furniture in the "mug me now stairwell". Maids will turn your room ac off when out of room.And just a heads up if you like high school pep rallys at 8pm this is the place for you.Since... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I wrote a blog post about this experience: http://incongruouscircumspection.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-hotel-from-hell-americas-best-value.html Here's an excerpt: "Inside the cramped lobby was a messy assortment of tables, resembling an attempt at a breakfast area. On the counter of the lobby desk was what looked like a five-gallon, pump-action bottle of hand sanitizer. That should have been our first warning. Behind us, a television was on,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The good: location was great and the sheets and towels were clean. TV and AC worked well. The bad: the room had a musty odor. The shower drained very slowly. The bed was uncomfortable, the bathroom was not cleaned well. The ugly: something was scratching in the walls.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Orlando, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stayed at this hotel last weekend with 2 other families for a quick getaway. While the location is outstanding (10 mins from St Armand's and Lido beach), the hotel is not. The front staff is rude and unwelcoming. We decided not to sample the complimentary continental breakfast which consisted of cold cereal and milk. Rooms were decent but wear can... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Spring Hill, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stayed here and upon checking in I was skeptical because the exterior of the building is dated and needs some work along with the hallways. Once in the room I was very pleased... once again dated but very clean and spacious. I also LOVED the fact that there was title for flooring. I have stayed in many hotels with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Just a quick stop to lay your head. If your wanting higher quality this is not the place. Nice location, but not so good presentation. This is your topical come and go spot. Almost reminds you of a college form.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Americas Best Value Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn

Address: 811 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Americas Best Value Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Priceline, Booking.com, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets, Despegar.com, Hotels.com, Agoda, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Americas Best Value Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Americas Best Value Hotel Sarasota
Sarasota Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson Sarasota

24 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (8)
Room/suite (5)
Bathroom (1)
Pool/beach area (1)
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (16)
Pool/beach area (3)
Room/suite (7)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Bathroom (1)
Dining (1)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay