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“Nice hotel, great staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota-Bradenton Airport
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   975 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34243   |  
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Winter Park, Florida
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“Nice hotel, great staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

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).

Room Tip: There are 4 floors. Not every room comes with a fridge and microwave. Most of the king bed rooms ha...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

The Hampton Inn is clean and comfortable, and close to the downtown area. The rooms are nice, and the bfast buffet is great. The best part about is the price. For the money, you can't beat it. The only downside to the property is that these are standard rooms - not suites.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MSiese, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thank you so much for taking time to share your experience with us! I did want to let you now we are a Hampton Inn & Suites, so we do have suites available at our location. We have 34 King Suites and 1 queen-queen suite available. During your next visit, please let us know and we would be happy to provide you with a complimentary upgrade to one of our spacious suites, based upon availability.


Again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience, our entire team wishes you safe travels and a happy journey!

Michelle Siese
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We had the King handicap room for 2 nights and it was great. Perfect with a mini fridge, microwave and coffee machine. Nice and roomy, free wi-fi, free hot breakfast, friendly staff. The pool was nice and the small fitness room was okay (only 4 pieces and dumbbells.) Would stay there again.

Room Tip: Even though right at the airport, I never heard a plane.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MSiese, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
It was very nice of you to take the time to share your experience with our team! We appreciate you staying with us and wish you all the best. We look forward to serving you again in the future!

PS, we have additional options with regards to the fitness center, be sure to inquire upon your next visit!

Michelle Siese
General Manager
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Lake Wales, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We recently stayed at this property on a weekend getaway. We chose this property because they allowed pets. After a bit of dissatisfaction in the morning, we came back and checked in in the afternoon and was very warmly greeted by Geneton who started our stay on a very good note. I have gold status and assumed that because we had our pets with us that we would not be able to be upgraded. I was wrong, and we were given a very nice suite that was a blessing for our pets and us.
The room was very clean, in a good location, and we very much enjoyed it.
The hotel is close enough to the places we wanted to visit in Sarasota and overall, a very nice property.
While the breakfast was a standard Hampton breakfast, it was nice they had coffee in the lobby at all times.
I will stay at this property again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MSiese, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thank you so much for your review and the time you spent to share with us! As I mentioned in our off-line communication, we do our best to accommodate early arrivals and because of your feedback I was able to communicate with the new front desk team member a more enhanced way to exceed our guests expectations. He was very appreciative of your feedback, so thank you again for that.

With regards to Geneton, he is as always has been an outstanding guest service representative! He has been with us since our opening team opened the hotel in January of 2010. He very much appreciated your complements :)

We look forward to your return visit with ALL of your family members! woof-woof :)

Michelle Siese
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Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

My husband and I have had the opportunity to stay at the Hampton Inn and Suites Sarasota -Bradenton Airport several times over the past year. Each time the front desk personnel have been very polite, helpful and accommodating. The king bed suite is comfortable, clean, and large with a desk large enough for two people to put a laptop and use the FREE wifi provided. The free continental breakfast, free coffee and hot tea in the lobby through out the day and night, along with complimentary snacks in the evening are some of the other reasons we continue to choose this hotel. The refrigerator, microwave, and small coffee maker were beneficial also. Although it was very close to the airport we have never heard any noise of airplanes. We highly recommend this hotel for a stay in Sarasota.

Room Tip: I think the suites are worth the extra money although the standard rooms are good also.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

This hotel was perfect for my quick trip to Sarasota: immaculate, quiet, and comfortable. A great value for the money. If I was staying longer I prefer a hotel with a mini fridge in the room, but I really didn't need it for this trip. The decor in the breakfast area is very nicely done, soothing colors and furniture was classy and comfortable. I am sensitive to noise and wasn't disturbed by any noise inside or from the airport. A nice hotel with a friendly staff.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We were exploring many outdoor parks in this area of Florida and needed a dependable place that we could wind down. Like most cities in Florida, one needs a car in Sarasota to get anywhere. This hotel is about a ten minute drive from the downtown area. Check in went smooth and we were upgraded to a suite with a fridge and a microwave. The room was very clean and spacious. AC worked perfect and bathroom was fine but had no window or vent. The free breakfast was pretty good with hot and cold options. There was even an afternoon reception with wine, beer and finger foods. The pool was not very inviting...very little privacy and pretty much in the middle of the parking lot. Better landscaping is needed to compensate. Would give this four stars if it weren't for the pool.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 975 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34243
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Location: United States > Florida > Sarasota
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Sarasota
#7 Business Hotel in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota-Bradenton Airport 2.5*
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