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“Expensive Boat Docking” 3 of 5 stars
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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
Cocoa, FL
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“Expensive Boat Docking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very disappointed in the cost of leaving our boat on the dock. They wanted $50.00 just to park our boat overnight. We've been all over Florida and left our boat at hotel docks all over with no cost. $50.00 is way excessive. Made our weekend much more complicated. Rooms are a little dated but our rooms were clean and well provisioned. Nice firm beds. Can't close the bathroom door without straddling the toilet :-)

Room Tip: Rooms on the far north end are quiet and right on the bay.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMRamadaSarasota, Owner at Ramada Sarasota, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Dear Lagboat,

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you felt the dockage fees were excessive. We actually charge a slight discount in comparison to our neighbors Sarabay Marina. I am happy thought that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the compliment about our clean rooms.

Sincerely,

Navid Kichi
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Stayed on the 2nd floor, no elevator so I had to carry my luggage up the stairs. Loud music played by young adults right outside my room! Dead roaches in the light in the bathroom, old dirty furniture, old box tv, dirty carpet, tiny bugs on the desk by the door, and when I told the 2 guys at the front desk about my stay they seemed to not care because guess what? They are FULLY AWARE how dirty this hotel is. Only stay here if you plan on drinking at the bar and being up all night!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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GMRamadaSarasota, Owner at Ramada Sarasota, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Dear Kristane U,

I am sorry if your stay was anything less than satisfactory. I am sorry about the guests in the room next to you being loud. If the front desk would have been informed we would have made sure they kept it down. We have very stern noise rules that we follow for the comfort of all guests.

I am very shocked about the cleanliness issues in your room and I will be sure to get with my executive housekeeper about this, as it is completely unacceptable. We strive on have a very clean room and if you read through our previous reviews you will note that most people feel that we do.

I can promise you that this was a one off occurrence and that it will be address immediately.

Sincerely,

Navid Kichi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The front desk was so helpful and nice at finding us a rental car at the last minute and directions to the beach which was only a 10 minute drive. Tom the manager even made sure that everything was done and personally gave us his number in case we needed anything more. They employees made our trip very nice. The king room on the water was perfect as we were steps from the water and pool area. It was great! Thank you to them all!

Room Tip: ask for a king water view.. these rooms are perfect!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This place is very dirty, we found dead cockroaches in our room. I woke up with bed bug bites on my neck. Carpet was stained and greasy. Outside smelled like dead animal. We were worried being outside after dark. Don't stay here! We complained about the bugs and they didn't offer a refund or anything. I'll be contacting corporate.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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GMRamadaSarasota, Owner at Ramada Sarasota, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Dear Lindsey W,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and express your opinion. These issues come as a huge shock to me as we hire the #1 pest control company in the country: Ecolab Pest Services. We take pride in having a pest free location and take these types of issues very seriously, which is why we hire the best.

I have had no issue brought to my attention about this incident or any other incident afterwards. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay and want you to know that our property was and is still bed bud free.

Sincerely,

Navid Kichi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The hotel backs up to a marina but its in a bad area of town. They have an outside bar by the pool and it draws alot of undesirable locals. They also lock up pool early to keep the local bar patrons from useing it in the evening. If you enjoy an evening swim this is not your place and anyway it doesn't seem safe to be out on propery after dark. The rooms are average and not real clean. Its an older hotel. I would not stay again and it's most definetly not a family place for kids.

Room Tip: Make sure if you must stay here to get a room away from the bar.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GMRamadaSarasota, Owner at Ramada Sarasota, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Dear Filethepiles,

Thank you or taking the time to leave this review. I am sorry you felt our property was in an unsafe area, but I can assure you that our location is safe as can be. In addition, every night I do have a security guard that walks the property just in case.

About 70% of our guests are families and the majority of them are return customers as they love the resort type feel of our property and love the many activities available for kids.

Due to safety regulations we must close our pool by 10pm, but it does reopen at 6:30am. I apologize if this window did not work for you, but we need to keep these hours to ensure everyone's safety.

Sincerely,

Navid Kichi
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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
Hotel Style:
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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