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“Mediocre hotel” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota - Bradenton Airport

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Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota - Bradenton Airport
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8270 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243   |  
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Ranked #16 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Sarasota, United States
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“Mediocre hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I probably would find another hotel in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. This hotel was in dire need of upgrading. Seemed old and out of date. The location was nice. It was close to where we did business and to the beach. I have stayed in other HGI that were much nicer than this one.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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HGISarasota, David Alexander, Director of Sales at Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota - Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. I am very sorry you were disappointed with your recent stay in comparison to another Hilton Garden Inn property. We recently redesigned our lobby and restaurant area, updated our fitness center, and updated and rooms with large flat screen TVs and granite tops. If you could share with us your thoughts about what other specific changes we should prioritize, we would greatly appreciate it. Please feel free to contact our management team directly any time. We would like to earn back your loyalty, and hope to see you the next time you’re in Sarasota.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

My immediate impression was one of disappointment - the room seemed dark and dingy, the sitting area was immediately adjacent to the door and seemed in need of refurbishment and, despite our request to have a room away from the elevators, we were immediately adjacent to the elevator door.

We needed a travel cot and were informed on arrival that we would have to pay another 10 dollars for the privilege so didn't get off to the best start. And the air-conditioning seemed to be in a cupboard next to the bed, and was incredibly noisy ...

They are the bad points - the reality was that the room was large enough, clean enough and we really appreciated the fridge and microwave. The air-conditioning seemed to turn itself off at night and so sleep wasn't disturbed and the bathroom, although small and compact, was adequate.

The front desk were great, making fresh coffee for us and suggesting places that we might want to visit. They even surprised us with cookies for the children and chilled bottled water when we returned from a trip to nearby Anna Maria Island.

The swimming pool was small but perfectly formed and heated - had a great swim there and children loved it.

Didn't try the breakfast, but looked good.

We might have been spoiled by our stay at another Hilton (Grand Vacations Suites) which were the same price but masses more luxury and facilities.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HGISarasota, David Alexander, Director of Sales at Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota - Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay. I am glad to hear toward the end of your review that you found your room spacious and clean; but I sincerely apologize about the aspects of your stay that you found disappointing initially. Hilton Grand Vacation Club, our chain's Resort Collection, which you mention, consists of many spectacular properties; and unfortunately, none of the Hilton properties in Sarasota are truly comparable. Please feel free to contact our management directly any time to address any further questions or concerns you may have. We hope to see you the next time you're in Sarasota.
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Cocoa Beach, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This hotel is very conveniently located near downtown Sarasota shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. If you have never been to the west coast of FL, we do recommend Sarasota. It's is a beauiful and layed-back environment for a pleasant holiday. The property is very clean and confortable. My wife and I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Groton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

A friend and I stayed at this hotel when visiting someone in Bradenton. It is close by to the airport and is centrally located between downtown Bradenton and downtown Sarasota. Their shuttle service is a great amenity and the renovations are fabulous! Great staff as well!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Supposedly the bed was adjustable, but I couldn't find the adjustment and so slept on something as comfortable as concrete. The TV remote had no online menu and no written placard twlling you what the channels were making it really difficult to locate ABC, NBC, CBS, etc.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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HGISarasota, David Alexander, Director of Sales at Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota - Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay. I sincerely apologize regarding the TV channel lineup and bed adjustment. The channel lineup is on a card kept on top of the TV stand; and we have a sign noting the location of the bed adjustment at the registration desk. Management is currently looking into ways to make these instructions more noticeable to prevent the recurrence of your experience. Please feel free to contact me directly with any further questions or concerns, or to make things right for you. We hope to see you the next time you're in the Sarasota area.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Located on a main north - south highway, this hotel provides convenient access to the Sarasota airport as well as downtown Sarasota [about a 10-15 minute drive].

The lobby area is light and airy for this class of hotel, and the room was also spacious. Bathroom was a standard size and design, and room amenities included a coffee/tea maker, microwave and mini-fridge. Unlimited free WiFi was included with the room rate. I found the front desk folks extremely friendly and helpful - they were always ready with a smile and help with a request. Breakfast including made to order eggs and pancakes plus a buffet was very reasonable at ~$12. There's also a Mickey D a short, 5 minute walk to the north. You can walk/run around the USF campus next door to the south and stay away from the traffic and noise of the main highway [Tamiami Trail].

This is an excellent location if your using the airport, and although the swimming pool is located at the front of the building - it was well maintained and a good place to sit and relax.

Clientele ranged from business travelers to families on vacation - all mixing comfortably.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Largo, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I work for a city that's about an hour's drive away from the Hilton Garden Inn, Sarasota. A conference was being held there, and all five of the members in our department attended. So that I could sleep in a bit and avoid the buy morning commute, I decided to travel over the night before and stay. The room was well appointed, with a comfortable chair and ottoman, a writing table, large screen TV, internet, a king-sized bed and spotless bathroom. The only negative was this was a room with a connecting door to the adjacent room and the TV, though not loud, could still be heard. The positives were the fast, clear check-in, the welcoming, friendly staff, the continuous available coffee in the lobby, and speed checkout. Speed checkout consisted of a note slipped under the door and waiting for me when I awoke, which indicated, I'd been checked out and that I wouldn't have to go the front desk! As long as I was out by the 11am check-out time, I was all set to go. Very nice! It was a great stay!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 8270 North Tamiami Trail, 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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Sarasota
#12 Romantic Hotel in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota - Bradenton Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 115
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