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Regency Inn & Suites
4200 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234   |  
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Ranked #20 of 48 hotels in Sarasota
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“Would Stay Here Again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

The facility is older but quite well maintained and the room was very clean. My stay made me think that perhaps I should try independent motels more often. It was an excellent bargain for the money. It was very reasonable for the area and time of year. I was quite impressed by the cleanliness of the unit and the fact that everything worked! Being an older facility, all of the rooms open to the outside which is convenient. Even though there were several long term residents, it was very quiet. The bed was comfortable and the linens were crisp and clean. A full kitchen was provided for longer stays. Short on amenities other than soap and kitchenware but that is not a complaint. I will definitely consider staying there again in the future. It was refreshing to find a nice clean room at a reasonable price. I highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Tampa, Florida
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

This hotel has a "motel" look and feel, without the usual lobby and public space you may be used to. Although a bit dated, the two-room suite was very clean, spacious, and comfortable, with a full kitchenette. Service was very friendly and helpful. A great value - I'd return on another trip.

One hint - bring your own supplies. No coffee is provided, or even paper towels/napkins. However, there is a Wal-Mart (grocery) market only a few blocks south which will handle all your needs.
We enjoyed our stay!

Room Tip: The King Suite was very spacious and comfortable.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Watertown, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We stayed for a few days in Jan. The location was great! It was just blocks away from
the Ringling Bros Museum. The suite was a good size and the newly remodeled bedroom
was warm and welcoming. The staff was pleasant and helpful. I would stay there again!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I usually don't care much about the the personality of the management and staff as long as they are basically curteous and do their jobs. Regency was somewhat special. The guests were treated as friends and the atmosphere was very warm. I stayed there 2 weeks in February and felt very much at home. The cleaning staff was also really nice, people one could be friends with The owner Jay Patel gave me the name of a reliable real estate agent in the area, which was a big help. The air conditioner in my room was very noisy so Jay changed my room with no fuss. ..

The rooms were large and light. We had a large bed room and living room with a kitchenette. It had a full size stove and fridge. It was generally not well equipt but if you needed something I am sure the owners would provide it. There was a large screen TV in each room. The suite was newly painted and furniture was in good condition. The beds were comfortable. The carpets were clean and not stained. The wifi functioned well nd the pool was clean.

The Regency did not have the same amenities as many of the other independent hotels. There was a coffee machine and coffee in the rooms but no breakfast. It lacked a hair dryer(I did not ask for one.)and it lacked a safe. I like having a safe to store my passport and credit cards if I stay in a hotel for more than one day. I did not want to take these things to the beach. Although I totally trusted the owners and staff someone could break in.

We were only 2 people so we did not need such a big suite but after awhile it was nice to have some space. It would be perfect for a family.. I enjoyed my stay there and would probably go back again..

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I would like to commend the owners of Regency Inn & Suites for being very pleasant, hosptiable and always ready to provide great service. The facilities have been freshly painted and upgraded and with good reasonable prices and a convenlent location, it made for a wonderful holiday.

  • Stayed January 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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Wichita, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I have stayed at the Regency many times in the past, this most recent trip I stayed for just under a week as I was in town on business.

One of the first things I noticed this time, was that the area around the hotel was really 'cleaned up' since my last visit. This area of town had been notorious for hookers and pushers blatantly walking the streets, even in broad daylight. And although the family that runs this place has always kept the riffraff off of the hotel property, it was not the kind of area that one took walks at night. I don't know if SPD conducted a crackdown on the area or what, but I saw no vice activity during my stay this time. I had no problem walking to the convenience store next door after dark (it's only about 100 feet away).

The family that runs this property is very nice, if you have any issues they will address them for you. They will normally give you a better deal on a weekly rate. The property is old, I'm guessing a typical 1960's Florida 'motor-inn'; but they have repaved and re-striped the parking lot, repainted everything, so it looks nice and clean from the outside.

The rooms themselves are mixed bag. On the plus side, they are very roomy; the beds are very comfortable; I've never had any problems with the heat/ac units; good tv's and channel selection; excellent free wifi; and they have a microwave and big refrigerator which is really convenient for longer stays - much more room than the typical 'mini-fridge'.

My only disappointment is that the furniture (nightstand, dresser-drawers, tables and chairs) are very old and out-dated. They could really use an updating, I think it would make the rooms much more visually appealing.

There is no breakfast served here, but there are many restaurants up and down this stretch of Tamiami Trail. The airport is only a mile north; downtown and the bridge to Lido Key & beach are a short drive to the south. The outstanding Ringling Museum and Estate are very close by, I highly recommend a visit.

All in all, if you're just looking for a quiet and comfortable place to get some rest, at a price that is FAR below what you'd have to pay in this area for a Hyatt or similar class hotel, the Regency is worth checking out. If you're looking for a 'full-service' hotel, with restaurant, bar, concierge service etc., then this place won't be for you.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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kedareshwar, Manager at Regency Inn & Suites, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Thank you for taking time and providing your feedback. We are glad you liked our service. We are working on upgrading the rooms. we hope you will hive us an opportunity to serve you again.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Very good location, suites have been upgraded are large with separate bedroom and
having cooking facility is a great bonus when you are on vacation. You can have your coffee and breakfast before you start your day.

Great friendly staff.

recommended.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4200 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #20 of 48 hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
14 well appointed rooms with large fridges & microwaves, 20 suites with one bedroom living room, kitchen with a full size kitchen all newly renovated in 2010. walking distance to nearby area attractions, colleges, airport & 5 minutes drive to beaches & downtown. ... more   less 
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