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“Clean, Comfortable & Friendly Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton Airport

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Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton Airport
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   850 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34234   |  
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Ranked #5 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
Clarksburg, Maryland, United States
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“Clean, Comfortable & Friendly Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this Marriott Courtyard (I only stay at Courtyards) for 8 days. We found the staff to be very friendly and welcoming. There was never something that was a chore for them to do for you. The room was thoroughly cleaned each day by very friendly maid staff,

The restuarant left something to be desired. Not your regular Courtyard experience. I would vote for an overhaul of this part of the hotel offering. We chose this specific location because it offered a full menu dining option. Disappointing.

Overall I rated this hotel very good because aside from the restuarant I have nothing but high praise. Convenient to the Sarasota Airport, I-75, and Rte 41 (Tamiani Trail for Siesta Key, Venice Beach, Longboat Key).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SRQCYGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to review the hotel. We always appreciate the feedback so we can continue to improve. It is great to hear you found the staff friend and helpful. The Bistro menu changes every quarter so hopefully on your next visit to a Courtyard you will find more options. Thank you for staying with us on your recent visit to Sarasota and we hope to see you again next time you are in the area.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Toledo, Ohio
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

This Hotel is across the street from the Sarasota Airport. The Hotel is nicely designed and the Staff was friendly and helpful. It has a fitness center, pool, hot tub and Restaurant. The room was nice. I liked having a small refrigerator. Very convenient to shops and Restaurants. They have a shuttle that will take you up to 5 miles down the street. I would stay their again.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SRQCYGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Courtyard Sarasota Airport for your recent visit. Thank you for taking the time to rate your experience. We appreiciate the positive feedback. I am happy you found the hotel clean and in a convenient location. We hope to see you back again next time you are in Sarasota.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Unexpected medical issue held us up in the area. Matt at the front desk was very understanding and accommodating. Check- in was less than a minute, room was large, clean and without any strong odors from deodorizes' cleaners or detergents (which give me migraines.)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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SRQCYGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It great to know that Matt took good care of you at the front desk. Hopefully you can visit Sarasota in the future and visit us again. Thank you again.
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13 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Good airport hotel I stayed for one night. The restaurant needs a menu upgrade most of the items are so so. But if you want a hotel close to the airport with a shuttle this one works. My room was a nicely decorated a King room.

Room Tip: I tend to go for the King bed rooms when choosing a Courtyard Marriott.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SRQCYGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Courtyard Sarasota Airport locaton for your recent stay. We appreicate the time you have taken to review the hotel. It's great to hear the positive comments. The Bistro does change seasonal items every 3 months and is reviewed annually by Marriott so maybe next time it will have something different for you. I hope that you will choose our Courtyard Sarasota Airport next time you are in the area.
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Clermont, Florida
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36 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you are flying in / out of the Sarasota / Bradenton Airport this hotel is a great spot. Relatively close within 5-10 minutes driving distance of downtown Sarasota for good dining choices as well. Property has a cafe area on site with quick choices in a refreshing casual environment as well if you don't have access to a car. Comfortable, fresh, clean and friendly staff... Rates can be a little high during Florida's "Season"... Be prepared t pay for breakfast as it is not complimentary but with the Starbucks offerings inside it adds a nice touch. During certain times throughout the year the local Dog Track is only a few blocks away for some fun and exciting entertainment as well.

Room Tip: Stay away from ice machines on Level 2 as it was a little noisy I noticed when departing the elevato...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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SRQCYGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you so much for staying with us this week and taking the time to write a review. It's nice to hear that the staff was friendly and the rooms were clean. That is our goal. I hope that when you return to Sarasota that you will choose to stay with us again. Have a great day.
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Bay Village, Ohio
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12 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This Courtyard is up to the standards I have come to expect from a Courtyard. It has recently been updated and everything seems to have been done right and well.
The lobby is well-appointed in the new look that Courtyard has adapted in the past few years.
The bistro is right off the lobby.
If you are really tired and not watching where you are going, you could miss the entrance - that is probably my only complaint.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SRQCYGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you very much for staying at the Courtyard Sarasota AIrport and for making time to review the hotel. Its nice to hear that you were please with the renovation of the lobby and Bistro area. I hope the next time you visit Sarasota you will come back to see us again. Have a wonderful day.
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The room was average, nothing special for the cost. For that price it should have been a suite. The only thing that was provided in the morning was coffee. They opened a bistro and got rid of their breakfast for the guests. Will not go back. It could have been a better experience. I have stayed at hotels that were not chains and they at least gave you a continental breakfast. No value in staying here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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SRQCYGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thank you for taking time review the Courtyard. I realize that many people are looking for breakfast to be included. However, the Courtyard has never offered a free buffet. With the new Bistro concept, guests are able to order fresh, made to order items. There is a variety of options that are healthy and cost effective. We also offer breakfast included rates which saves money. Each Marriott hotel's website has all the information about the hotel and what amenities are included so anyne can find out ahead of time what to expect. Again, that you for the feedback.
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Address: 850 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34234
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Location: United States > Florida > Sarasota
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 Business Hotel in Sarasota
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