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Holiday Inn Sarasota - Airport
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8009 15 Street East, Sarasota, FL 34243   |  
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Ranked #6 of 46 Hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hernando, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Excellent experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had another enjoyable stay at this hotel. Tracy was most cooperative in handling our every need. It seemed like every time we wanted or needed something, she was there with a smile and answered every request. Everyone in the group was very pleased with her. The people at the front desk were also pleasant to everyone. The hotel went out of its way to see that our group was comfortable during our stay.

Room Tip: With an open atrium in the center of the hotel, higher floor hallways tended to be warm.
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Green Features: Excellent environmental practices. Plants were well taken care of. Linen and towel change service was provided as requested, not necessarily on a daily basis.
  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dennisyellowstone, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Airport, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
We appreciate your comments and pleased you enjoyed your stay along with your group. It was a pleasure having you her at the property. I will be happy to share your comments with the staff at our next meeting.

Dennis l. Patrick
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Overall a very nice property and a great value. I think groups would really like this hotel as there is a lot of places to gather. Very impressive lobby with tons of seating and airy 6-story atrium. Great health club and pool area. Lots of free parking and while it is not with most of the other airport hotels, it is just on the backside of the airport. Room was modern and bathroom was exceptional. Looked like something you'd find in a $200+ a night full service hotel. Bedding was decent and while it had one of those annoying under the window AC units that cycle on and off all night, it is the same thing you'd find at most similar hotels in this category.

Couple of small nitpicks. Internet was free but completely unusable. I was able to sign on to the service but pages never formed. Signal strength in my room was at one bar and I ended up relying on my own cell phone service instead. The atrium is nice but noise from the lobby, especially when there is a large group staying, makes for a loud room, even with the door closed. I always pack ear plugs so it was not too bad but request a room away from the atrium if you can. According to the hotel map on the door, atrium rooms are also smaller so another reason to stay further away.

One other oddity is the lack of garbage cans. The room has one mini can in the bathroom and that is it. There is another mini can in the room but it is marked for recycling, even thought it would barely hold a newspaper. I walked through the lobby and reception area and there was not a trash can to be found. And none by the elevators either. I did see trash left on tables around the hotel so it would seem other guests also did not know what to do with trash. There was one large can outside by the hotel entrance but it was often overflowing, no doubt because none others were to be found.

Overall, a very nice hotel and better facilities than the other airport properties. I'd stay there again.

Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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dennisyellowstone, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Airport, responded to this review, September 2, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Your suggestions will be considered and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We will have our technician verify reception in all areas. We have spent considerable time and funds increasing our reception and band width so our guests are not affected by limited reception. Thank you for your input and we look forward to having you stay with us if you find yourself coming to the area again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and smelled nice. We will definitely be staying here again. Thanks, Andrew. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dennisyellowstone, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Airport, responded to this review, August 28, 2014
Thank you for your comments and taking the time to share them. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. I will be happy to share your comments with the staff and a special thank to Andrew.

Dennis l. Patrick
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Lehigh Acres, Florida, United States
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a nice surprise tucked back by the airport in Sarasota. Not much real close by for restaurants, but they have a great restaurant right there! When I travel to this area I will definitely stay here! This was my 2nd time here and there was a minor issue with the room assigned to me so I returned to front desk where Chris immediately gave me another room with his apologies. He handled the matter promptly and professionally.
If you get the chance to eat at their restaurant, please look up Jay as he is wonderful as well!!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dennisyellowstone, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Airport, responded to this review, August 28, 2014
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and especially that Chriss handled your issues admirably. We strive to insure all guest stays are pleasurable and happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return if you come to the area again.

Dennis l. Patrick
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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

First off the front desk staff here were amazing!! Amazing customer service and super friendly. The down side is the rooms, they would be just as great as the staff if they were kept up. The handle fell off in the shower, the sink retained water, there was food stuck to the ceiling, lots of scrapes and dents in the walls, the beds were dirty and uncomfortable. The pool looks amazing but there was so much chlorine in the pool it bleached out our bathing suits. Looks like the hotel just needs a better housekeeping and maintenance crew to live up to the customer service.

Stayed August 2014
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dennisyellowstone, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Airport, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Thank you for your comments. I have contacted our outside pool service with your comments about the chlorine. The company has been doing an outstanding job and I will follow up with a personal conversation with them. We are presently going through a detailed cleaning/maintenance project with every room in the hotel. I personally will be inspecting each room to insure all areas of concern are corrected. I am pleased with the staff we have been fortunate to come across. They are very willing to insure guest satisfaction.
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This hotel is one of the best hidden secrets of Sarasota....not just for value but one of the nicest hotel off the beaten path with the best customer service. The customer service provided by Andrew at the front desk was outstanding. He was very accommodating with my requests. Later in the day he checked with me if everything was OK. I just can't say enough how I was impressed with his high level of customer service. I have never experienced this at a Holiday Inn or similar hotel category.

As far as the room and bathroom......modern and super clean...spa like. The bed was super comfortable....pillows and all. I thought I was sleeping on a Westin Heavenly Bed!

The pool is unique....inside but cool because you are not under the sun. If you want sun, just step outside to the sun deck

My only recommendation is for more lighting in the parking lot....limited lighting....not sure if this was normal or not.

In summary, this is not your typical holiday inn....once you stay there, you will probably want to stay there again....for the value and customer service!

Room Tip: High floor
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dennisyellowstone, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Airport, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Andrew is a valued employee and he does a great job at customer service. We are pleased you enjoy our hotel and look forward to your return visit should you be in the area again.

Dennis L. Patrick
General Manager
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Holmes Beach, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This hotel is our once a month get away. It has a pool, sauna and steam room plus a fire pit. The staff including the restaurant staff are super friendly and helpful. We always go to get away from people since are business is people but end up meeting someone at the bar or poolside to have a great conversation with.
The rooms are clean and usually very quiet. Also is easy access to Lakewood Ranch area.
We tell our clients to stay there. Price is good and sometimes you can ask and get an upgrade. All in all, we highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: top floors in the back
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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dennisyellowstone, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Airport, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
thank you for your positive comments. On your visit, please ask for me. I would like the pleasure of meeting you since your frequent us so often. I will share your comments with the staff. We work hard together as a team to make your stay more enjoyable.

Sincerely,

Dennis L. Patrick
General Manager
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Address: 8009 15 Street East, Sarasota, FL 34243
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Sarasota
#7 Business Hotel in Sarasota
#9 Romantic Hotel in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Sarasota - Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport is a 135 room premier boutique hotel in the heart of Sarasota and Bradenton. Chic, contemporary decor, and an unsurpassed range of amenities, it is ideal for sophisticated business and leisure travelers.The Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport Restaurant and Lounge features dining al fresco under the blue skies and exquisite cuisine, deliciously created. The rooms and suites are spacious, state-of-the-art amenities such as 36" flat-panel TV and free Wi-Fi. The Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport offers exceptional event facilities for groups of 10 to 200, enjoy convenient access to venues of Sarasota and Bradenton. Relax in our indoor pool or work-out in our fitness facility. Explore the best from golf, shopping at St Armands Circle, restaurants and the beautiful white sandy beaches of Siesta Key, Lido Beach, Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. Hotel is adjacent to the Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center and attractions such as: Ringling Museum of Art, Asolo Theatre, VanWezel Performing Arts, & Mote Marine. Located within a few miles of University of South Florida, New College, and Ringling College of Art. Neighboring corporate offices are: Sun Hydraulics, Honeywell, Chris Craft, Pierce Manufacturing, Rectrix Air, Volo Air, Dolphin Aviation, Siemens, and Lockheed Martin. We guarantee you will have an memorable experience, that will meet and exceed your expectations. ... more   less 
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