I'm giving them 4/5 because the beds are a little firm for my tastes (but not for my friend), for the institutional gray walls, and for the spots on the carpet. However, this is a nice, clean hotel and centrally located between Sarasota and St. Pete. It's about 12 minutes from downtown Sarasota and 20 minutes to Trader Joe's (for those people in Orlando coming to shop at Florida's second TJ). It's easy to find and has ample parking that feels safe at night.
The rooms are comfortable with lots of plugs for electronics, including in the lamps by the beds. There is a light for each bed and lots of light in the room, including the bathroom. The bathroom is nice and clean without mildew. Unfortunately, there is no extra heat or heat lamp in the bathroom, so if you like the room cool, the bathroom will be cool, too. The air conditioner works well, but it's a little noisy when it comes on.
There's a desk and plenty of room for your luggage (especially in the 2 queen deluxe rooms). There's a small single cup coffee maker which quickly makes an okay cup of coffee. There's also coffee and tea available in the lobby in the evening and in the breakfast area in the morning.
The breakfast room downstairs is beautifully and elegantly decorated with high top chairs and groupings of tables with chairs and sofas. The breakfast in the morning is extensive, including mixed fruit cocktail, fruit juice, hot oatmeal (with peanut butter, almonds, raisins, and brown sugar available), instant grits, eggs, meat, pastries (kind of dry and stale), waffles, toast, cereal (raisin bran, frosted flakes, and cheerios), (weak) coffee and teas.
The front desk people were very nice and the management was helpful when we needed a refrigerator in the room. (I let them know about the fridge ahead of time).