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Hibiscus Suites - Sarasota / Siesta Key
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1735 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota, FL 34231   |  
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Ranked #15 of 48 hotels in Sarasota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We originally were booked at a hotel over 40 min from family we had visiting on the south part of Siesta Key. Within a few minutes I was able to book a first floor room with Hibiscus Suites from my phone and drive there within 20 minutes. The reviews are right, it is older, but very nice for our visit. The furnishings were great and the sofa bed was comfortable. We will be staying there next year again. The only downfall was it doesn't have indefinite lasting hot water like newer hotels. But for the price it was perfect for our family. I loved the little kitchen. It was very "islandy" feeling.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sandra z, Manager at Hibiscus Suites - Sarasota / Siesta Key, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Each room has their own hot water heaters just like an apartment, so the hot water does not last forever. Sorry about that. We hope to see you again the next time you visit the area.
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great place to stay! We had some friends get married and had a whole group that stayed here. We had a great time and had no complaints. The room we had was huge and even had a covered back porch. The location was very close driving distance to grocery store, shopping and restaurants.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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sandra z, Manager at Hibiscus Suites - Sarasota / Siesta Key, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us during the wedding. Hope the wedding was just as great. We hope to see you return for a stay with us when you take a personal vacation.
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Nashua
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We found Hibiscus Suites in an easily accessible area to the very popular Siesta Key, FL area. We were in the area visiting family and enjoyed the stay very much. There was an ample kitchen area w/ refrigerator in addition to a comfortable seating area to read, watch tv, etc. The bedroom also featured a flat screen television. The mattress and pillows were very comfortable in this clean unit. We also found the staff more than willing to offer information regarding the area and ready to attend to requests should they be forthcoming. The pool was very clean and warm. We would definitely would return to Hibiscus Suites for a longer period and look forward to good value in a great location.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sandra z, Manager at Hibiscus Suites - Sarasota / Siesta Key, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We too would like to see you return for a longer stay. We hope to see you soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Room accommodations were more than satisfactory! Attractive room decor throughout. Kitchenette was adequately stocked with towels, glassware and dishes. Nicely furnished sitting area with flat screen TV and available wi-fi, and a comfortable sofa that converted into a pullout bed. The bedroom was spacious with a comfortable king size bed, closet and a lovely, long dresser. Appreciated the vanity area outside the bathroom. The front desk clerk, Rob, was friendly and welcoming when we registered for our room. We had a very pleasant and relaxing experience, and look forward to our next stay here at Hibiscus Suites on our return stay at Sarasota.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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sandra z, Manager at Hibiscus Suites - Sarasota / Siesta Key, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Thank you for the good review. We enjoyed having you here at the hotel and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed staying here with us.
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Pentwater, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We stayed four nights here and we were very pleased with our stay. We had the room right next to the lobby which was convenient for breakfast and questions if we had them. The room was nice, but the living room and kitchen were tiled, which made it feel kind of cold and nobody ever wanted to hang out in there. We did not have housekeeping come in because we had so much stuff, and we definitely made ourselves at home! The kids enjoyed the pool quite a bit. No complaints there. The waffles were great, and we were impressed with the staff. They seemed to want to please their guests, and never acted annoyed when it was busy in the lobby. I was hoping the place would be a little more remote feeling, but it wasn't. For the price and location of the place, we will probably be back. It was a very convenient location.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sandra z, Manager at Hibiscus Suites - Sarasota / Siesta Key, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay enough to make yourself at home. The heated pool is definitely a nice plus. We hope the next time you are in the area you return for another stay here at HIbiscus
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My hubby and I stayed for one night at the Hibiscus Suites. The room is large and has a separate living/kitchen area from the bedroom. The bed was comfy. Having a kitchen with a full size refrigerator is also a plus! This is an old motel which has been renovated with some nicer decor and new paint. It is fine when you just need somewhere to crash but lacks a lot of amenities (if that's what you're looking for). Although the motel is technically 1 mile from the beach, it's hard to walk it as you have to cross the bridge that goes from the mainland to the beachside. Also, when driving it, it's several miles from the hotel to the beach parking lot. For what they offer and the price, it's not a bad little place.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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sandra z, Manager at Hibiscus Suites - Sarasota / Siesta Key, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
We thank you for the review. We hope you enjoyed your stay enough to return to us in the future
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21 hotel reviews
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222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This establishment went Jekyll and Hyde on us in a couple different ways. The most important was with the rooms. Our room, in the 2nd building, not the main one (the one built around the pool), was poor. The walls, not just one, but most, had dirty hand and finger prints all over them. I mean, standing out visibly. Would a wet towel or some cleaning solution be too much to ask to clean them up? Room seemed a little run down, additionally we were put in a handicap accessible room, which we did not request and did not want (no "bedroom" or "suite", just one open room). Very dissatisfied, room seemed run-down.

Our friends though had a very nice room, was located in the building #1 (connected to office). Seemed like it was well kept, decent couches, a true "suite", more like the pictures on their website.

2nd Jekyll and Hyde moment: Staffing.
Day time staffing are friendly, helpful, and responsive.
Night time "staffer" (one person) was obtuse and didn't put any effort into helping the guests. Very odd difference because it was so extreme.

Beds were clean and comfortable. Location is great (just off Siesta Key), and the pool was nice and warm! And you can't go wrong with the price. If it weren't for my room (and posted one example), I'd be all over this place for both the value and location, even with the apathetic night staffer (not a bad guy, just wasn't invested).

Suggestion: Get rid of the plastic chairs some put out in front of their rooms.... VERY "motel" to have your room-neighbor sitting on her plastic lawn chair smoking for 6 hours straight. Keep classing it up!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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sandra z, Manager at Hibiscus Suites - Sarasota / Siesta Key, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
We apologize that you didn't have the best experience possible. We hope that you will give us a second chance and stay with us in the future.
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Address: 1735 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota, FL 34231
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 48 hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hibiscus Suites - Sarasota / Siesta Key 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Splurge on your next vacation in the tropical paradise that is Hibiscus Suites! Our hotel is located 1/2 mile from Siesta Key Beach, voted the #1 beach in the United States! All of our rooms are large Suites which include full kitchens, with separate living and sleeping quarters. We also host an outdoor heated pool open year-round, as well as a complimentary continental breakfast each morning of your stay and FREE WiFi access throughout the hotel. Book today, you will not be disappointed! ... more   less 
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