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“OK but good location” 3 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Midtown
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1425 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239   |  
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Ranked #30 of 46 Hotels in Sarasota
Centerville, MA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“OK but good location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stayed here because of the price and location. They were offering a 3 night package when we were going to be there and it was half what other places were charging for the weekend. The beds were comfortable and clean. The shower was good. The rooms are just old and really need some updating. But the best was the front desk staff. Do to a family emergency the other couple we were with had to fly home and missed the first night of our 3 nights. The girl behind the counter worked with us to try and put them somewhat near us when they were going to be arriving. That was difficult but she did get them on the same corridor. She also let us park their car there as well as ours even though they were not checked in on the Friday night. The location is very close to the downtown area about a 5 min drive.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bwmidtown, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Midtown, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Thank you so much for the great compliments on our staff. We strive to provide our guests with an excellent service at all times. We are glad we were able to assist you during your stay and hope you will think of us for a future visit.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Room was clean. Free breakfast. Not a bad location. Their is a grocery store next to u. I would stay again if I wanted to save some money. Only 15 min. From St. Armand's circle. The rode in front of the hotel is busy. Their are plenty of food places near by.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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bwmidtown, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Midtown, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. Many of our guests choose us due to our close proximity to Downtown Sarasota, Siesta Key and St.Armands circle. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This place was pretty well located, with friendly people and a clean room. Very typical Best Western room. No renovation, meaning the room looked, as all their rooms look, since their inception. Or maybe I should say since I started staying in motels in the 1960's. Not a place for any lengthy stay with children, only a pool.. If you do have children, for a one nights stay it's fine.
As I wrote the room was clean and nice. TV cable wasn't that great. Actually disappointing, if like us, you are staying for longer than a night, as we did. We were there 5 nights.The breakfast had the same, as most except for the grits, which I haven't run across before. One thing I did take note of no meat offered. No breakfast meat in the way of bacon, sausage or ham.
All in all it was an ok stay. Price was ok. If ever we are in Sarasota for a stay, another place will be on our list to do. Not for anything about this place, just wanting try another place, is all.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bwmidtown, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Midtown, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time and share your experience with us. We are currently in the process of updating our rooms and hope that we will have the chance to accommodate you once the work is completed. We are constantly striving on improving our services and will take your advices in to consideration.
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Orlando
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

It's a Best Western, so nothing spectacular. No complaints with the room, just a little pricey for what it is. Staff was fine. Breakfast was good. This place is located on a main commercial road, so the views are terrible unless you have a poolside room. I've stayed here before on a previous trip to Sarasota because of the proximity to where I'm going. Not far from downtown Main Street, the causeway, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Sweetbay Supermarket and Panera Bread are right "next door."

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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bwmidtown, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Midtown, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
We truly appreciate your comments and hope to see you again in the future.
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Brooksville, Florida
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173 reviews 173 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Just needed a room to sleep in when I attended a conference in Sarasota, so went for an inexpensive hotel. The place was clean but showing its age. The staff was pleasant and accommodating. Breakfast was your standard fare. Perfect location for my meeting.

Room Tip: Pick the lower level facing the pool so you can't hear the traffic from Rt. 41.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bwmidtown, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Midtown, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. We are glad we were able to accommodate you while you were in town. We look forward seeing you in the future.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

The staff at this hotel was very friendly and very knowledgeable. The room was dated, but clean and comfortable. However, for the price they charge, I would expect a microwave and refrigerator in the room, which we did not have. Chains who charge less offer them as standard . The breakfast was average, but the room it was served in was dark and uninviting. A bit untidy, as well, but it was busy. As a rule, I've found that Best Western charges more, and gives less, than comparative chains.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bwmidtown, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Midtown, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
We appreciate your comments and want you to know that we are currently in the process of updating our rooms. We will take your input under advisement and will work on improving our breakfast room to be more inviting. Once again, thank you for your time and we hope to see you in the future.
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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The hotel is a decent deal for the price. The room was clean. The breakfast included a variety of hot and cold items. The breakfast room did fill up quickly so you may not be able to get a seat. We were supposed to get a king bed but ended up with two doubles (we didn't care). My only real complaint was the free internet - access was spotty at best.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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bwmidtown, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Midtown, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Thank you for your time to share your experience. We appreciate your honest comments and apologize for your inconvenience with the slow internet. Please know that we are currently installing additional access points so we can eliminate the problems you have experienced. We hope to see you in the future and accommodate you with the best service possible.
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Address: 1425 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #30 of 46 Hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Midtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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