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Knights Inn Sarasota
1.5 of 5 Motel   |   5340 North Tamiami Trail, (US 41), Sarasota, FL 34234   |  
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Ranked #30 of 48 hotels in Sarasota
Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
“excellent quality quality service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We were 3 graduate students visiting Sarasota for the weekend and had originally had booked rooms at the days inn airport. Due to it's unlivable conditions had to immediately change hotels. We were extremely fortunate to come across the Knight's Inn. The staff was very accommodating, pleasant, and well accustomed to doing everything to help the room occupants. At virtually the same rate, Knight's Inn is clean, well-kept, safe, and inviting. The free breakfast was also a plus! Definitely recommend.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Arvin_Patel_07472, Owner at Knights Inn Sarasota, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
It was a pleasure having you stay with us at Knights Inn Sarasota We are most glad that you like our hotel staff condition and location next time you are in town please keep us in mine and stay with us.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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North East, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Good for the price and convenient to New College of Florida where we were visiting. We had a 2nd floor room in the back away from the street that was quiet, clean and the team (front desk and cleaning staff) were friendly. Good restaurant in walking distance called Barnicle Bills.

Room Tip: Rooms in the back (away from the street) are quiet. I also prefer the 2nd floor rooms
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arvin_Patel_07472, Owner at Knights Inn Sarasota, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Many thanks in advance for the wonderfull review you had posted for us I am glad that you chose our property for its location and value for money where we deliver extra value beond the rest
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Asheville, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We booked a King-sized bed non-smoking room. When we got there, we were given a room with 2 doubles. When I complained to the owner, he blamed it on the Knights Inn reservation system, even though before I complained I had checked with the reservation system and they confirmed that we had reserved a King Sized bed room. The manager then said that he had given us a discount because of the screw up. OF COURSE, HE DIDNT TELL US ABOUT THE DISCOUNT UNTIL WE SAW THE ROOM AND COMPLAINED. He did offer a king-size bed room smoking, and we took it because it did not smell like smoke. HOWEVER, the carpet in the room was filthy. We saw the maids cleaning other rooms and while they had vacuum cleaners on their carts, they didn't use them, they SWEPT the floors with Brooms. The carpet was so filthy, our socks were black on the bottoms after walking on it. The plaster under the sink was crumbling, the electrical wall socket was loose in the wall, although the bed was the most comfortable of our whole trip. I know they had trouble with getting enough maids in to clean the rooms, I heard the manager on the telephone, but that is no excuse for not vacuuming the rooms. The Continental breakfast was average, there was no fitness center that we knew of, and the WIFI was good. We did stay two nights because there were no other Hotels available. Based on this experience we will never stay at another Knights Inn ever again.

Room Tip: Try another hotel chain. we will never choose a knights inn again. (It really gives Wyndham Hotels a...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Arvin_Patel_07472, Owner at Knights Inn Sarasota, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
I am sorry that you had a bad experience at our hotel this is not our standard I will personally look in to this matter.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Easy check-in, with warm pleasant staff. Pretty good location—short drive to downtown, near restaurants, museums and airport. The room was a little rough looking and outdated with poor lighting and very few power outlets, but had everything we needed: wifi, safe, mini fridge, coffee maker. The King bed was comfortable, but the blanket was not large enough. Fortunately the room temperature did not require much bed covering. Housekeeping was responsive to requests for water and coffee, I am sure if I asked, they would have provided another blanket. The pool area was clean and pleasant. Would have liked to use the guest laundry but the washer had been left with soggy pillow fluff, (I think) so I did not use it. Once I got used to the rough look, I found it very pleasant. We stayed a week and I would come back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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knightsinnsarasota, Webmaster at Knights Inn Sarasota, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for choosing the Knights Inn for your stay and we are glad that you found your stay and our hospitality satisfactory.

Even then we are paying serious attention to the points for improvement as mentioned in the review.

We are committed to give an extra ordinary experience to all our guests.

We look forward to welcome you again to our Inn very soon.

Sincerely,
Hotel Manager.
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Atlanta Ga
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We had a hard time finding any vacancies in Sarasota for our trip, so decided to give the Knights Inn a try considering that we wouldn't be in the room much, the Trip Advisor ratings looked pretty good and the price was below $100. Things didn't get off to a good start when they gave us a smoking room and said that was all they had. I don't reserve smoking rooms, but apparently the was a "mix-up". The room positively reeked of stale smoke and air freshener, actually making it hard to breath. The good news was, that was the worst of it. Yes, the bed was worn out, the towels were thin and shower water temperature was impossible to regulate. None of that was unexpected, and none of that was a deal-breaker - it's a low-end hotel in a high-price area. The little breakfast in the office was a very nice touch. If they had given me a non-smoking room it might have all balanced out: price and location vs run-down hotel. But that didn't happen, and both of us came home ill from breathing the bad air. I'm not sure how the reservation got messed up, but it leaves me a little suspect of both Knights Inn and Wyndham (parent company) in general and I'll be very careful next time I reserve anything from them.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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knightsinnsarasota, Webmaster at Knights Inn Sarasota, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks for staying with us during your last visit to our area.

We appreciate your review and really worry how the mess could happen.

Nevertheless, our heartfelt apologies for the inconveniences about the stay.

We have taken corrective measures to avoid such incidences in future which you can check and confirm.

Thanks for liking the breakfast and we assure a best stay next time.

Please do consider visiting the Knights Inn again and have a new experience.

Sincerely,
Hotel Manager.
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed a couple nights at this hotel. Overall our experience was good. The room was clean and the staff was very nice and helpful. The hotel is a bit rundown however...our toilet didn't always flush on the first try,the water temperature of the shower reached scalding temperatures, and the lights in the bathroom would at times not turn on. The free breakfast was pretty small. It included bagles, toast, English muffins, coffee, juice, and bananas. It was a convenient location to most of the popular sights.For the price, overall it was a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We booked only one night....and that's a blessing. We chose it for its location as we wanted to spend a fun night on Paddys Day on Main St Sarasota...with all its bars and restaurants. Not much else available on short notice so we picked this place. I didn't expect a lot at the low $77.00 per night rate .
Front desk were friendly and the room was clean .....but it's badly in need of repairs and a renovation. The air condition was old and rusty , Bathroom had a poor plaster job all around the lights and part of the wall...it smelled musty too. Didn't sleep all night...too dingy for me. Not sure why dogs are not allowed.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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knightsinnsarasota, Webmaster at Knights Inn Sarasota, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing the Knights Inn during your last visit to our area.

We appreciate for taking the time to post a review which would definitely help us to improve.

Glad that you liked the hospitality of the front desk and the cleanliness.

We have noted and taken steps to improve the amenities and also renovation is on the cards.

Next time, please visit us once again and you can surely feel the change.

Sincerely,
Hotel Manager.
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Additional Information about Knights Inn Sarasota

Address: 5340 North Tamiami Trail, (US 41), Sarasota, FL 34234
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 48 hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Knights Inn Sarasota 1.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sarasota Florida Hotel Ideal Location:Make the most of your trip to the Sunshine State at Knights Inn Sarasota hotel. Conveniently located on Route 41 the Tamiami Trail, our hotel near Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport offers easy access to downtown and beachfront living on Siesta Key. ... more   less 
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