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Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3470 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237   |  
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Ranked #12 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Leicester, England
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Stayed three nights at end of our vacation in Florida and wish we could have been there longer. Great room with lots of room and good kitchen facilities, comfortable beds and new flatscreen tv.
Slightly odd layout which was confusing at first.
Loved the excellent free breakfast and pleasantly surprised by the complimentary food and drinks offered in the evening.
Would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4 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 of 5 stars
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Largo, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

We live an hour away from Sarasota but love spending the night. This Homewood Suites was very clean and well-cared for. They don't misrepresent themselves as a beach hotel, but it is located in the city and a short fifteen minute ride to the beach, but not to far from dining, movies, etc. The pool and hot tub were nice and the complimentary breakfast was FABULOUS! Great place for families... My only complaint was the parking - if you're out passed 9 pm, you're forced to park a bit far from your room, but we felt safe and would return.

Room Tip: Enjoy your complimentary breakfast by the pool. Be sure to visit Owen's Fish Camp for dinner (ab...
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  • Stayed October 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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south carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Just got back from here and I have to say that the homewood is pretty good. The service is good, the free breakfast was good and the nightly dinners (mon.-thurs.) were very good and changed nightly. The suite that I had was very nice with a seperate sitting area, full fridge, microwave, and a small stove. Overall good stay, you can't go wrong here.

Room Tip: If you are alone or a couple the queen suite will be best.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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maine, coast
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

From Jan. 1 - March 20 we spent 42 nights at different Hilton Hotels. This hotel should not be part of the Hilton group.

Homewood has 100% Suite Assurance Guarantee. This hotel doesn't abide by it. We invoked it to no avail.
We have been waiting for the General Manager and Assistant General Manager to get back to us. No one has.

The staff themselves are wonderful.

A Few Concerns:

Two mornings no fresh fruit, yogurt or dry cereal.

Ran out of food at breakfast and manager's reception many times. The AGM went out and bought salad things, pizza and lasagna.

Pool heater not working properly.

Same sand on pool steps our whole stay.

Hot tub smelled -not chlorine

Some chairs at pool broken

Six nights in hotel and sheets never changed

Carpets in room never vacuumed

Air conditioner didn't always work- when it did very loud

Had to go to front desk twice and ask for toilet paper

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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srqhw, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota, responded to this review, August 19, 2011
Thank you for your feedback. We regret we were not able to provide you with the breakfast and dinner meals you expected. We appreciate you pointing this out to us, and we will take your comments into consideration in planning meals in the future. We also apologize for the poor experience you had at our pool area, and have reported your concerns to our maintenance team. We will also address your concerns with our housekeepers to ensure a better experience in the future. On your next visit to the area, we hope you consider staying with us again so we can demonstrate the excellent service and hospitality we are known for.
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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and caring.  The grounds were well kept. I had two adjoining rooms that held all seven of us nicely.  BUT my stay was not pleasant. My problems were: 
1. The scent of the room. I could not have the air condition in the bedroom running because my toddler would cough all night. I turned on the a/c in the living area so that we would be sufficiently cooled & we were. The odor of the bathroom and the bedroom was almost putrid. Febreze could not help. I had to put eucalyptus oil on a rag at our heads.  
2. The pull out sofas in both sitting areas were broken. The staff was however very good about replacing them.
3. My bed gave me aches and pains when I woke up, and I am only 36. The bed could be a little softer.
4. The bath need draino. Don't take a long shower, the water hardly drains out of the bath. It takes almost twenty minutes for the bath to be empty after a five minute shower.

I like the location, and the staff. I would never return though. The restroom in Columbia Restaurant had a more pleasant odor, than the rooms I had. That's sad!
Visit Siesta Public Beach & Columbia Restaurant. They are great!

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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srqhw, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota, responded to this review, August 8, 2011
We are sorry we were unable to provide you with the quality of amenities and service you deserved during your recent stay. We apologize for the issues you encountered with the couches and drains. We have reported your concerns to our maintenance team. We will be sure to address the issues with the room and hope you will consider giving us a second chance if you return to the area.
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Dayton, OH
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

This is a nice hotel, clean and well appointed. However, it is poorly laid out with several different buildings and elevators that are not convenient. The entrances to the buildngs require your key and you end up using your key multiple times just trying to get to your room. Also, all of the parking is at one end of the complex so it took me several minutes to walk to get the car. The desk staff was excellent and his recommendation for local food was spot on. Although it is a nice hotel we probably would not choose to stay here again.

Room Tip: Ground floor on end of complex with the parking lot.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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srqhw, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota, responded to this review, August 8, 2011
Thank you for your review. I apologize that you were not happy with your room assignment. We strive to make sure all guests receive the room they are expecting. Please try our Suite Selection tool the next time you stay with Homewood Suites to reserve exactly the suite you want. I apologize that we were not able to provide parking closer to your room. I hope you will consider staying with us again if you are in the area.
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Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

My son and I spent 2 nights there, 7/20 Room 207 overlooking the pool area, wonderful
location. Overall an enjoyable stay; had a small incident regarding roomcleaning which was handled very professionally by Hotel Management. Parking is also no problem and there are shops around which is helpful. A walk-in clinic is closeby. I would definitely come again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3470 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota 3*
Number of rooms: 100
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