This is a small motel on a side street on Lido Key, just a block from the beach. The location can't be beat. The studio size room, which I had, is spacious. The impression is of a clean, well-lighted place, as my friend put it when she saw it. She preferred it to a small condo she was staying in nearby. There were a few issues, though, mostly having to do with housekeeping, or lack thereof. Though the room was basically clean, I found some items from a previous occupant that hadn't been cleared out of a drawer; then there was no sign of any housekeeping at all for the week. For that matter, I didn't see any of the staff during my stay, though there's a phone number to call if you need something.
The neighborhood the hotel is in is quiet and comfortable - a bit of old Florida, as my friend put it. The beach is just across the street. For more excitement, Armand circle is a short drive away, as is the Sarasota city center.
Bring your own cellphone and laptop. There's WiFi access, but no phone in the rooms. There are dishes and utensils, coffee-maker, stove and toaster and plenty of cleaning supplies. Bring a can opener if you think you'll need one.
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