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Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1040 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34234
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Ranked #18 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This was our second stay at this property, so we liked it enough the first time to return. We'll likely return again, although the second stay was not without a couple of issues. First, when we checked in to our room, we noticed a pronounced and very disagreeable "animal" smell. (The hotel accepts pets.) We complained, but they did not... More

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Michele R, General Manager at Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton, responded to this review

Thank you for completing a review on your recent stay with us. We value your feedback and our always looking for ways to improve. Yes, all Residence Inn Marriott hotels are pet-friendly, as we are an extended stay hotel. I apologize the odor upon entering your room was unpleasant. We do our best to deodorize our pet rooms upon their... More

Charlottesville, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We picked this hotel because it was pet friendly. We have stayed in some pretty terrible pet friendly hotels in the past, but this was not one of them. It actually smelled ok, was clean and quite comfortable. The $75 non-refundable pet fee was steep but for a 3 day stay for a clean place for Fido (not her real... More

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Michele R, General Manager at Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review regarding your recent stay with us here at The Residence Inn Sarasota-Bradenton! I'm so happy to read you and "Fido" enjoyed your stay with us and that all our amenities were enjoyed. We hope to welcome you back soon. More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We had not stayed here for a few years and were pleasantly surprised that it had been renovated. We were only there two nights but glad we chose to go back. The staff was excellent and everything was well maintained, including the pool. One of the nights they had grilled chicken sandwiches out by the fire pit with wine and... More

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Michele R, General Manager at Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton, responded to this review

I'm so glad you came back to stay with us! Yes, we completed a full renovation fall of 2011 which we are still enjoying. I was happy to read you enjoyed our "Off the grill" evening mix. Residence Inn has some exciting changes to our evening mixes-tonight we are having Baja boys food truck, so please come back and see... More

Albany, NY
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151 reviews 151 reviews
72 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We were visiting friends in Bradenton and, since we love the Residence Inns, we stayed at the one in Sarsota. This inn has it all - location, great staff, nightly get-together's that include food from local pubs in the area, nice pool area and...did I mention - terrific staff (they really make all the difference in the world). Anyway, stepping... More

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Michele R, General Manager at Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! I'm happy our staff took such excellent care of you during your stay and that you enjoyed the amenities we offer including our evening mixes. We look forward to your return! More

Grand Blanc, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We spent 6 nights at this Residence Inn and overall, were very pleased. Thom welcomed us with fine introduction to the hotel and an efficient check-in. Our two bedroom, two bath suite was very clean, tastefully decorated, and well kept, as was all the public areas. With the exception of the woman who handled the breakfast buffet, the staff was... More

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Michele R, General Manager at Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable feedback. I'm glad you were overall pleased with your stay, but I wish you would have found more comfort in our mattresses. We received a full renovation fall of 2011 in which we received all new mattresses. Marriott provided us with The Serta perfect sleeper mattresses for all our suites. If there's anything we can... More

Winnipeg, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The hotel is typical of this brand. It is older than some and does show that. The exercise room is small for the size of the hotel (only 2 tread mills and an elliptical) and could use some attention as the TV did not work on one of the machines and the air conditioning is suspect. The rooms and common... More

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Michele R, General Manager at Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us on your recent visit to our area. I was happy to read you enjoyed your stay and that you'll be back. Thank you for your feedback as it helps us serve you better. The Residence Inn brand is mixing things up for our evening offerings. We are a pilot hotel for what Marriott will... More

Cumberland, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We recently stayed for two weeks. We can not say enough starting with the staff, the breakfast, the social evenings, the room. There was not one thing we could have requested that someone was not willing to do or find for us. Jordon was at the desk when we first arrived....a great young man looking to be very accommodating and... More

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Michele R, General Manager at Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton, responded to this review

Thanks for providing such an excellent review on our hotel! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay and the staff service, so you'll be returning next year. We look forward to welcoming you back! More

Grand Haven, MI
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137 reviews 137 reviews
36 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

We were here last January for a short stay and decided to come again when we found ourselves again in the area. Same great experience..what more can you say? The staff is friendly, the rooms clean and comfortable and very spacious. Exactly what I have come to expect, but it's nice to see that they deliver! I would do it... More

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Michele R, General Manager at Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton, responded to this review

I'm so glad you came back to see us here at the Residence Inn Sarasota-Bradenton! We truly love welcoming back our repeat guests. Thank you for sharing your feedback. We look forward to providing you with another excellent stay on your next visit to our area. More

Henderson, Nevada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I checked in at the Residence Inn, Sarasota, FL airport location & I was greeted by Brianna Lyons, who checked me in. She was so nice and accommodating and helped me find a quiet room as I'm a light sleeper. She called my room to make sure everything was fine after I checked in as well. The hotel's happy hour... More

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Michele R, General Manager at Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton, responded to this review

I'm so happy to read you enjoyed your stay with us and the excellent service Brianna provided. One of the great amenities we offer at Residence Inn is our evening social and I'm glad you had an opportunity to enjoy it after a long day. We hope to see you again soon! More

New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My wife and I were attending a concert and exploring the Sarasota area for the first time. We stayed at the Residence Inn for one night. The Inn is conveniently situated, not far from the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, the Ringling Museum, St. Armonds Circle and other area attractions. We first need to commend Brianna, the front desk clerk,... More

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Michele R, General Manager at Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback on your stay! Brianna is definitely an asset to our hotel and I'm happy to read she provided excellent service to you. I wish we could offer king size beds, however we have comfortable queen beds in each room. I apologize the tv satelitte was spotty at times, I... More

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Address: 1040 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34234
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton 3*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#12 Romantic Hotel in Sarasota
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