When we booked this hotel it was a Holiday Inn Express, but has recently changed ownership and is now a Best Western. Even though this hotel is not located on the Siesta Key beach, it is only a quick drive away. I usually don't like to stay in hotels where the rooms open directly to the outside, but this turned out to be no big deal. The room was big and had a large flat screen TV, along with a microwave, fridge and safe. While the bathroom was a bit small, it was not an issue. I used the gym several mornings and the equipment is new and met my needs. The hotel staff was very professional and accommodating. The complimentary hot breakfast was hands-down, the best we have had at any hotel, with lots of variety each morning. They have several computer stations in the lobby for use along with complimentary fruit and popcorn in the evenings. My favorite part was the swimming pool. It was such a surprise - very large and had no deep end. It went from 3.5 feet to 5 feet deep, which meant that the entire pool can be enjoyed by everyone. Great for swimming laps or for children of all ages. They also have a really nice hot tub. There is a shopping complex across Tamiami Trail that has a grocery store, restaurants and some other shops. Over all, we were very pleased and felt that this was a great stay for our money. If you can't stay right on the beach, this is a great compromise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the newly renovated Best Western Plus-Gateway Siesta Key located at the south bridge to the #1 beach in the US. This hotel is 1 mile from public beach access on Siesta Key and surrounded by restaurants, shopping and many points of interest. Your stay includes hot breakfast everyday and every guestroom includes microwave, fridge and 42" flat screen with HDTV channel lineup. We look forward to seeing you here in paradise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Sarasota-Siesta Key Area Hotel Sarasota
- Holiday Inn Sarasota
- Holiday Inn Express Siesta Key