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Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1040 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34234   |  
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Ranked #15 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“great place for a family!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Spent 6 nights here, and loved every one of them! Full breakfast buffet was different every morning. Heated pool and spa were just what the kids wanted. Really liked the spacious room, had a full kitchen as well. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Would definitely stay here again!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michele R, General Manager at Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
It was so nice to read your feedback. It makes our day to hear how much you & your family enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for choosing to stay at Residence Inn Sarasota-Bradenton and we hope to welcome you back soon!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

A friend and I stayed for a couple of days with our two large dogs. Full kitchen with the fridge for the food, lots of room in the suite, and large grassy areas all the way around the hotel! In a very convenient location - grocery store and a Panera Bread just down the street (short driving distance or a long walk). Great Dog Bakery next tot he Panera Bread.
I was using my Marriott points for the room, so I got the bed, and my friend got the sofabed. Bed was very comfy, with a plug in the bedside light for my phone. My friend did not complain about the sofa bed.
Pet fee was only $75, as opposed to the normal $100 at most Residence Inns

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Michele R, General Manager at Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
I'm happy to read that you,your friend and both doggies enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your stay, we greatly appreciate it. Come back and see us on your next visit to our area.
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Virginia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

A group of friends rented the 2 bedroom suite for a reunion. The suite was perfect, 2 nice sized br and w2 baths, kitchen and living room. The hotel lobby was large and comfy too. They had an outdoor fire pit with comfy chairs around it in addition to a pool etc.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aventura, Florida
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Nice clean property with lovely pool area and terrific breakfast included in the room rate. Very convenient location near downtown Sarasota, The Ringling Musem and the airport. The staff was very friendly and helpful with directions and suggestions on what to do and where to eat in the area.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Stayed for 6 nights. The coffee and hot water pots in lobby were hot all day every day and night.

Food was good each morning. Judith and another lady made excellent breakfast each morning and kept the food stocked and the place clean. They never ran out of waffle batter or toppings the whole week.

The evening food receptionist, Jennifer, was very kind and competent. The kids loved her so much they left notes for her when we left. Tuesday we had taco/burrito night and Wednesday BBQ night. Usually this means hot dogs, but here they served bratwurst and grilled chicken sandwiches. Drinks included red/white wine, draft beer, and soft drinks.

This was probably the cleanest Residence Inn I have stayed at. We noticed they allowed pets and worried that the floors would be filthy. That was not the case, our socks were clean even after walking in the hallways. I appreciate their attention to keeping the floors clean. The cleaning staff were polite and courteous, and the front desk was helpful and competent. Our neighbor had a dog, but we never heard it. We were on the ground floor but rarely heard people upstairs.

The pool was clean and cool and closed promptly at 9pm each night. The basketball court was fun. Only the hot tub wasn't very hot and the staff told me they were waiting for approval to replace the heating element. Even so, it was warmer than the pool and was usable.

I would certainly stay here again, as it was walking distance to the USF campus, and just down the street from the Ringling Museum. The front desk attendant Brianna gave us a discount card for the museum, and this was a pleasant surprise. Easy to drive to airport or downtown Sarasota and beaches.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

If you stay here, try to stay at a top floor. If you don't you'll hear people walking above you. You'll also probably hear TVs and people talking in the room next to yours. Other than the noise issues, it's a nice place. Excellent condition of living space! The staff was very courteous.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michele R, General Manager at Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay with us! I'm happy you found our accommodations comfortable & the staff courteous. Also, thank you for your additional feedback to our future guests.
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clearwater, fl
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is your standard Residence Inn which I like for business purposes. This property is just across the street from the small Sarasota Bradenton Airport on University Parkway. It is convenient to both Sarasota and Bradenton and the Tampa Bay area as well. The Ringling Museum is almost within walking distance and St. Armands Square is only about 10 minutes away.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Michele R, General Manager at Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you for completing a review. I'm glad you found our location convenient for your business travel. I hope you return on your next visit to our area!
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Address: 1040 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34234
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 ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton 3*
Number of rooms: 78
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