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“Pleasant Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6600 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express)   |  
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Ranked #17 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Kent, Ohio
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Pleasant Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Good location. Even though not on the beach, 5 minute drive to the beach parking lot. The check in was swift, the room was clean and beds comfortable, wifi and ac worked well. The room was quite small to be honest, but was properly cleaned everyday. I have to mention about the breakfast. I was amazed by how good and what a variety of food was available. Also, the menu was changed from day to day. Great plus for that. I loved that they had fresh fruits. Their pool and hot tub were awesome (open till 10pm). They have a fitness room and popcorn machine downstairs. Close to shops and food places. Would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I booked this room for one night on 4th July due to proximity to beach!
I booked this on basis of Internet reviews and pictures on website- wish I hadn't bothered.
On arrival I could see that it looked like a dodgy motel off a 90's movie.
we had already paid $150 for the night so had to give it a go. For this price I at least expected
a clean and remotely modern hotel and instead we got a dive!!! The bathroom had a bath shower
and the bath water backed up when shower went on! Never had a quicker shower in my life.
Begrudged every dollar spent that night as I've never stayed on worse.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Maitland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

7 of us stayed in 2 rooms. Were very comfortable. Everything was very clean and amenities were up to date. Breakfast very good. Love that they have a fitness room. Staff all friendly and very happy to help with anything.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed here for a quick weekend July 11-13. Extremely pleasantly surprised by the hotel and included amenities! Free popcorn in the lobby, along with free coffee, and a great free continental breakfast 0700-1000 in the morning (french toast, sausage, bacon, eggs, biscuits, creamed chipped beef, fruit, yogurt, milk). Free on demand shuttle to where ever you want to go, just tip the driver. Room was small, but clean with white linens. Safe, microwave, and fridge all in room. Very friendly and helpful front desk staff. 0.9 miles to closest public beach access, 2.5 miles to village area. If you choose to drive to Siesta Key main public beach, go early if it is peak season....the people that took our spot were driving lot for one hour at 1230 pm for a parking spot. Turtle beach is quiet, plenty of spots, and a great spot to check out, although not nearly as beautiful as the main beach.
Overall the Best Western is an excellent value!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Shuttle service unreliable and hotel room clean other than the outer edges of the floors. Found a can of chewing tobacco on the floor an also spider eggs along the edge of the inside of the room on the floor. Thankfully, the beds were clean and the bathrooms were clean. Could use some updating of decor but nothing major. During a busy season this hotel is not prepared for a "full house" in accommodating their guests with their shuttle service and providing seating an enough help for breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Orlando, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stayed here with my kids & husband for the weekend? We chose this place because of its close location to the beach, yet it fell way below our expectations. The building is old and right next to it is a trailer parking area which was an eye sore. The first night we arrived we found hair in our pillows and mascara on the sheets! Explained to the front desk we needed clean pillow cases and sheets because ours were dirty and they were just like "ok", no apology, no concern. The next morning we found one of our towels was stained, luckily we found housekeeping on our floor and after arguing with us that she couldn't give us more than two towels (we were four), she obliged. The bathroom had mold growing on the walls and rust in the floor and the sink would clog up every time. We would spend the whole day out dreading the thought of returning to our dirty room, wondering whatever other disgusting stuff might have been concealed in it. Overall we will most definitely not be staying here again!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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holiday, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This hotel is close to the beach and many restaruants, the free shuttle was great... Love the bartending staff out by the pool...Over all nice rooms, not fancy but good for the price. I highly recommend the sports bar Harry's in front of the hotel; Good food nice staff and good entertainment.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 6600 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express)
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway 2.5*
Number of rooms: 121
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

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