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Coquina On The Beach
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1008 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236   |  
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Ranked #25 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Bradenton, Florida, United States
1 review
“We have stayed here 3x:”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

If you are looking for an upscale high rise, this is not for you. BUT if you want a clean place to bring your fur-kids for a nice beach front get-away, this place is for you. Nuttin' fancy, but that's how I like my beach get-a ways! My husband and our 2 large breed dogs have stayed 2x, And we came and visited with my girlfriend and her Pug just a few months ago. Clean, & accommodating. The staff will let you stay late if they can. Will stay there again!

Room Tip: beach front.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cincinnati OH
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4 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This condo is right on the beach with excellent views of sunsets. Unit was clean and the kitchen was well equipped. Pool was small but clean and nicely heated. You can wallk down the beach and be at local restaurants and bars. They are a perfect distance away-not too close not too far. The free trolley will get you there otherwise. We had no problems with this place and would recommend it.

  • Liked — location, view
  • Disliked — cleaning fee
  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

My family has been going to the couquina on the beach growing up so it is a tradition! It's a little run down but in excellent condition due to the salty air being so hard on it and how long it has put up. I love the employees were treated like a family and they are very friendly :) It is a very safe place to be. I have been going for 12 years and I am 12 years old! Overall I'd say its great.

Room Tip: Higher rooms are large and sunny
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Canton, Michigan
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Our recent stay at the Coquina was great. We stayed there last year and will return next year. We love seeing the new improvements every year. It was clean, roomy and the price was amazing for that area. The location can't be beat - right on the beach. However, you have to understand that it is an older property and it is in the process of being updated. That said, if you are looking for a clean, roomy, beach front property at a good price, the Coquina fits the bill. Did I mention that the staff is exceptional?

  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

If you want a hotel right on the beach, yet away from the ticky-tack of Siesta, this is the place.

Staff is very accomodating, maid service excellent. Beautiful pool surrounded by palm trees. Most units nicely renovated and very tastefully decorated. Nice hut on the beach, with plenty of chairs.

Cooking facilities with nice table in room.

Stoves are old, and not all the elements worked.

Smells are good, with plenty of fresh air. Very quiet, peaceful atmosphere.

They raised the prices for this year.

Room Tip: If you don't mind paying extra, get a second-floor room overlooking the pool.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Deltona, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This hotel is clean, has great access to the beach, and staff is willing to accommodate the needs of your family. It's located in a great area, safe, pet friendly and kids friendly. Checking and Checkout is hassel free. I have been traveling to Sarasota for the past 5 years and stayed in many places, but this hotel has truly exceeded my expectations.

Room Tip: Pool and Ocean view are convinient to walk to the beach
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We've stayed at the Coquina before, numerous times in fact. We stayed there from 22nd Dec until 2nd January to cover the Christmas period. I can recommend the Coquina enough. We stayed in a one bedroom unit over looking the pool and out onto the beach - perfect is an understatement. The staff are extremely accommodating, helpful and super friendly. The rooms were cleaned by our maid, Paulina everyday who was quite particular in her cleaning and I really did find it so difficult to leave - I cannot wait to go back and relax there again.

You can walk to the local restaurants and bars in St Armand's Circle and at the end of the evening, walk back along the beach - Downtown Sarasota for its more lively bars etc is only a 5 minute taxi ride away and I definitely recommend Island Taxi's for this service!

Room Tip: The cheaper rooms overlook the parking lot, where the 6 rooms with a view of the pool and the beach...
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  • Stayed December 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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Additional Information about Coquina On The Beach

Address: 1008 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Coquina On The Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quaint, old-Florida style beach hotel on Gulf of Mexico with studio and suite efficiencies. Nestled on beautiful Lido Key in Sarasota, FL, just minutes from renowned St. Armanda's Circle and Downtown Sarasota. ... more   less 
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