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Rodeway Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5000 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234 (Formerly Comfort Inn)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Bradenton, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

the hotel is older but everything was good the staff is excellent,the rooms were ok not alot of channels, the breakfeast is wonderful, the staff goes the extra mile to make your stay very nice i think for the price it is a very nice hotel and good location and a nice seafood resturaunt next door

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We were shown three separate rooms before finding one that didn't have a foul,smokey, smell. We had made the reservation in advance and were told we would be charged for a night unless we gave them 24 hour notice so we felt we had to stay there. Room number three did not have the smokey smell, but did have a... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We reserved a King room, and upon check in they gave us a double bed room. The bedspreads were stained and NASTY. But the city was booked, so we had to stay there. I left my Samsung Tablet next to the bed and I forgot to pick it up upon leaving, and they still say it was not there, when... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Believe all of the worst of the other reviews. Delta dumped us here after a cancelled flight, we left after 15 minutes not wishing to risk our safety in such a dilapidated dump. Delta will be hearing from us!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

this is THE WORST hotel I have stayed in Florida. DISGUSTING room with dirty everything. My pillow cases looked like they had been used before (several times). I literally used my tee shirts as pillow cases as i was afraid to touch the surface of them. The sheets had "fixins" on them. I checked late, midnight, so there was no... More

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Poteau, Oklahoma
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Check in was fine, we got to the room, it didn't smell clean (musty & moldy) The bathroom was moldy. The last night my dog brought me a used condom. I would not recommend this hotel. The outside of the hotel needs a lot of cleaning, too.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

The room we stayed in smelled musty/moldy. Mold was in the washroom. The telephone did not work at all times. Service was horrible after we reported insufficient toilet paper no one came to give us supplies. The only consolation was a referral by a friendly desk clerk to a nice local Chinese restaurant called yummy Chinese food packed with snowbirds... More

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Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Where to begin....Drapes broken and nailed to wall, cigarette burn in god awful filthy chair, stains on comforter that would scare a CSI team, cigarette butt floating in toilet, mold on shower curtain, filthy refrigerator, shower head height is ok if you are vertically challenged (like under 5 foot tall), and slept with light on and chair and table propped... More

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Normal, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

When we walked into our room, there was a used bra laying on one of the beds, there was a huge stain on both comforters, the towels in the bathroom had been used, three cockroaches came up from the sink and shower, and the toilet did not work. I went and asked for a different room, only to find out... More

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Rowlett, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I used to stay here frequently on visits to Sarasota when this property was branded as a Comfort Inn; this was my first stay here as a Rodeway Inn. Other than the signage, I noticed no real changes between this stay and my previous ones. My room was a large with one king bed, second floor. The room and bathroom... More

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Address: 5000 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234 (Formerly Comfort Inn)
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Rodeway Inn 2*
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Also Known As:
Comfort Hotel Sarasota
Comfort Inn Sarasota

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