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“Lacking in ADA Compliant Rooms” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Ramada Sarasota

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Ramada Sarasota
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7150 North Tamimai Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243 (Formerly Sarasota Hotel & Marina)   |  
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Ranked #35 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Port Saint Lucie
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Lacking in ADA Compliant Rooms”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband is in a scooter and when I called to see if they had an ADA compliant room they said they could only accommodate wheelchairs. We were supposed to attend a JCI Senate event there in October however we will not be going because they cannot accommodate my husband. If you have someone who is disabled do no book this hotel. They cannot accommodate you at all - the rooms are to tight for any movement of any device.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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GMRamadaSarasota, Owner at Ramada Sarasota, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Dear Yvonne,

Thank you for your review. As we discussed over the phone this was a big misunderstanding on our part. We do have 3 fully compliant ADA rooms which is actually 1 more then we are required by law. These ADA rooms can fit both a scooter or wheel chair as long as they were built to ADA specifications.

After discussing with Yvonne over the phone we were able to get he into a room that would fully accommodate all of her ADA needs for her upcoming event.

Sincerely,

Navid Kichi
Owner
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Decatur, Illinois
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6 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was quite the experience. We got to the hotel and the staff was very nice at the front desk. Quickly gave us our card and we went to the back of the property towards the south side. Initially, we were given room 502 (if I recall the number right - second floor on the back). We walked in and immediately noticed a musty/moldy smell. We also saw several areas on the wall that were patched over and not painted. The bathroom was very unclean with hairs in and on the tub, toilet, and sink. The tub was also PAINTED and it was peeling off. Definitely not good for our two year old daughter.

My wife was not at all happy with the hotel and went down to the front desk. The manager was extremely helpful and said that all of the "standard" rooms were already booked out - but would go ahead and upgrade us to an executive suite at no extra cost since they did have the rooms available. The cost for one of these rooms is $110+ a night, which is well overpriced compared to other 2.5 star hotels that are around $87 - $95 for the same quality. She was shown two rooms - one on the bottom floor and one on the second floor of the building just north of the lobby building facing towards the main US 41/Tamiami Trl.

She chose the second floor room - Room 200. This room did have carpeting but the room was very clean and looked like a proper 2.5 star hotel room with a microwave and fridge. However, the tub was still painted and had some scratches in the paint. Once we got this room, we were happy with the arrangements and the hotel did live up to the 2.5 star rating.

The pool area was very nice and the breakfast was great as well. The guy in the breakfast area also made a HUGE difference on our experience at the hotel. He was very friendly and did impressions of some actors that our daughter giggled about.

So, a word to the warning about this hotel - make sure you get one of the better upgraded rooms. DO NOT USE EXPRESS DEALS on Priceline for Bradenton, FL! Otherwise you will get one of these "standard rooms" that is more like a one-star hotel and don't have the same level of cleanliness or upkeep. If the hotel would change out the carpeting in those rooms, it may fix the smell at least - but the cleaning staff needs higher standards.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This hotel really needs an upgrade. Bathrooms are worn, hallway carpet threadbare. However, if you get a sea view room, it is great to sit on the balcony. Meanwhile, watched the World Cup at the outdoor bar - many nice people and good food.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The hotel is a dump for a Ramada. Very worn out and dated (80's) surrounding neighborhood is also a dump. Rooms were ok and clean, but hall way stunk. Pool is average hotel pool. The best part is the restaurant/bar..actually very good food!
I would not stay here again. I only stayed for 1-night mainly because of proximity to airport and for the tikki bar.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 7150 North Tamimai Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243 (Formerly Sarasota Hotel & Marina)
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #35 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Sarasota 3*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the splendor of warm tropical breezes, sparkling waters and dazzling sunsets of the Ramada Waterfront located on Sarasota Bay in Sarasota, Florida. The hotel, banquet rooms, restaurant, Tiki Bar and heated outdoor swimming pool all have spectacular views of the marina. The Ramada Waterfront Sarasota is convenient to Florida's gulf coast beautiful white sand beaches including Siesta Key Beach, Lido Key and Anna Maria Island. The full service Ramada Waterfront has 85 comfortable and well-appointed guest rooms and suites. Amenities include free WiFi throughout the hotel and free parking. With over 9,000 square feet of flexible function space, the hotel is ideal for meetings, banquets weddings and other special events for up to 700 people. ... more   less 
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