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Americas Best Value Inn

1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   811 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Ranked #35 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
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  • 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
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Manchester
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7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found the receptionist to be very unhelpful. Room very basic but clean corridors smelled a bit musty. It's a 5 minute walk to down town where we met really friendly locals. Cannot remember the name of the bar but they had bands on day and night it was next to the car park may have been Norma jeans. Would... More

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Calgary, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Sarasota was not part of our original plan.We booked a hotel for 2 nights and for the 2nd time had to cancel the 2nd night because the first hotel sucked! We ended up here. The room was GREAT! Very clean, very spacious. We had our own poolside patio. Everything in the room worked for a change. Free Wi Fi, Free... More

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Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised when we found our room to be cleaner than most higher priced hotels. The manager went out of her way to make our stay pleasant - gave us tips about the surrounding area, even though she was very busy. The breakfast was good - nothing spectacular, but nourishing and well presented. There was a grocery store... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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132 reviews 132 reviews
25 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We needed a room the Friday after Christmas and were really in a bind since we tried about 20 hotels that did not have availability. We found this one for $69.99 and figured we better take it. It was pretty bad, especially for that price. There was no elevator that we ever found to the 2nd floor where our room... More

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

very friendly staff and clean rooms. I have stayed at this hotel many times and never had a bad stay. I will only stay here when in Sarasota. The grounds are well maintained. Maids are very friendly. I will tell all my friends and family about this place.

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Qualicum Beach
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This hotel has great potential if some upgrades were done. Most important suggestion would be to eliminate the smoking rooms. Paint the hall walls and renovate the bathrooms. The rooms that face into the pool have a nice appeal.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

my room was clean, everything worked fine, A/C, good shower, comfy clean bed, nice pool. Oct2013 they are in process of replacing carpeting. Right next to Publix supermarket, safe & walkable part of town. For a basic, relatively cheap hotel in SRQ, this place was just fine.

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Lakeland, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Hotel was at a good location.Rooms were clean and no bugs need updating bathroom, old we did like the big shower head and water pressure Beds were good need better pillows.I loved the room for price pool was clean GREAT FOR THE PRICE

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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

I can't say anything positive about this place , I'm including some pictures from room 303 After the first night a cancelled my stay ( planned for 4 nights) and moved to the REAL and clean hotel. Stay away from this place unless you're planning some extreme vacations but if so, my recommendation will be to sleep in your car!

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Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I am only rating this as one circle because I am required to give at least one, if I could I would rate it negative 5 circles. I do not know where to start. We checked in very late, check in process was fine but that was where it stops. Doors to building are not secure, room is beyond nasty,... More

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Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn

Also Known As:
Americas Best Value Hotel Sarasota
Americas Best Value Hotel
Sarasota Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson Sarasota
Address: 811 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Location: United States > Florida > Sarasota
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Americas Best Value Inn 1.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel is clean and comfortable not fancy but in a great location in downtown Sarasota. 4 miles to the award winning Seasta Key beach, 3 miles to St. Armonds Circle, and 4 miles to Lido Key beach. All local attractions including Ringling Museum of Art, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Mote Aquarium and Hundreds of restaurants are less than 5 miles away. ... more   less 
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