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Tropical Beach Resorts
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6760 Sara Sea Circle, Siesta Key, FL 34242 (Formerly Tropical Shores Beach Resort)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Siesta Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Stayed here in February this year and really enjoyed it. The staff were really friendly, accommodating and offered good advice. The rooms were clean and well equipped. The resort is based about 3 miles from Siesta Village, but tip-only buggy taxis run day and night, and it's a lovely walk to the village along the beach. There is a great Peruvian restaurant 2 mins walk from the resort, and a good place for breakfast 5 mins walk away.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Tr0picalSun, General Manager at Tropical Beach Resorts, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
On behalf of all the entire team, we really appreciate you staying at Tropical Beach Resorts and sharing with us that you enjoyed your stay! We truly appreciate your business and hope that you will come back and stay with us on your next vacation on Siesta Key.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Bettendorf, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed for two nights prior to our condo rental being available. We were in one of the Boutique rooms. This property is extremely well kept. The location makes you feel you are secluded amongst very well kept grounds with easy access to the beach. The room was very clean and very pretty. Probably the cleanest property we have ever stayed at in Siesta Key. The only downfall is the room was on the small size. We didn't want to completely unpack because of our short stay, so it was rather cozy with our luggage taking up a lot of space. The bathroom was quite small with no counter space or storage. So, we found ourselves utilizing the kitchen counter. Which was ok as we really weren't cooking. I knew this would be a smaller room, so we weren't surprised. The property was a motel in its old life, but they have done a beautiful job of completely remodeling and the rooms are decorated very lovely. Very quiet property. The staff could not have been friendlier and helpful. We would not hesitate to stay again, but you may want a little larger room if you are staying for a longer period of time.

Room Tip: If staying for longer than a couple of days, may want to get one of the larger rooms.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Tr0picalSun, General Manager at Tropical Beach Resorts, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor and letting us know that you enjoyed your stay at the Sara Sea Resorts. The Sara Sea Resort offers three room types to include the hideway, the boutique, and the destination suite. The Hideaway room is smaller in size..... it's a compact room but still offers a full size refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher in the nicely updated kitchens. We always try to let our guests know this is a great budget-friendly option for stays of three days. We offer larger accommodations at the Sara Sea and throughout Tropical Beach Resorts. However, for many the hideaway, although small, offers a great room options for a shorter stay on Siesta Key. We truly appreciate your feed back and look forward to your return visit!
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Boston
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My wife and I just spent a week with you folks. We brought with us our 2 granddaughters and my son and his wife. We stayed in room 127 the 2 bedroom suite. Next year, I have spoke to the desk before we left and asked to reserve 3 one bedroom suites for next Presidents Week vacation of 2014. I look forward to your call in late March early
april confirming them.

We read everything about you guys on line "Trip Advisor" and "Yelp".

The one thing people all raved about is your employees.
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> Let me tell ya they are the best!
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> We were treated like guests, important guest, the entire time.....
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> Our room was perfect.
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> The pools were clean and warm.
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> The access to towels and chairs for our use was the best thing. We
> brag to friends about this... Don't change this policy even though
> towels getting cleaned and collected all the time is a expense.
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> The free coffee, and lemon aid and cookies were wonderful.
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> The gas grill were great. You need to clean them under the grill the
> [cooking bars] more often.
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> The walk to the beach was painless. The beach was one of the most
> beautiful beaches I have seen.
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> We would like to vacation with you again and again, keep up the good
> work!

Room Tip: Choose Rooms early..booking goes fast.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This was my first "solo" vacation, and my second visit to the Sara Sea Resort. I love everything about this place! I booked everything over the phone and found the gentleman I spoke with extremely helpful and courteous. Given that I was solo, he recommended the hideaway room to give myself a bit of privacay and space away from the larger groups. It was perfect!

The room was extremely clean and well laid out. I love having the full kitchen, particularly since I was on my own and planned to stay in for most meals and loved my private little outdoor dining area.

Crescent beach is a short walk from the resort, and one of the nicest beaches I have ever seen! Turtle Beach was a short drive down the coast and another must see location - both were beautiful at sunset.

Everything about this resort is perfect! Old school hospitality at its best.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Tr0picalSun, General Manager at Tropical Beach Resorts, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank-you for posting a review on Trip Advisor and for sharing your experience with us! We are so glad that you were able to experience a relaxing wonderful vacation while staying at the Sara Sea Resort. The hideaway room is often selected by single travelers as a perfect room for their stay.. allowing for a budget friendly option, full kitchen, privacy, and a nice place to enjoy beautiful Siesta Key. We hope that we will see you in the future and really appreciate that you shared your comments with us through Trip Advisor.
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Ludlow, Kentucky
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Greeted by pink lemonade, a cookie jar full of treats, fresh coffee and cool water, the front desk staff could hardly go wrong. Everyone was just so nice I really felt like we stepped back a few decades! our room confirmed we had not - Granite countertops, Aveda products and flat screen TV's and just so darn CLEAN brought us back to reality. A few steps from the beach, walking distance to Crescent Beach Grocery (my favorite) AND the liquor store really makesthe Sara Sea the place to be. It's so nice to avoid the traffic going into Siesta Key. A quick left off the bridge and you are there! Good times and we will be back.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 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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Tr0picalSun, General Manager at Tropical Beach Resorts, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Thank-you so much for submitting your review on Trip Advisor! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We loved the review that you posted describing the hotel. We are committed to staying true to the genuine roots of true southern hospitality. We want our guests to feel relaxed, appreciated, and have a wonderful stay on beautiful Siesta Key. We strive to ensure our accommodations offered meet the expectations of todays travelers without losing the charm of the classic old Florida charm. Thank you again for your wonderful review and for staying with us. We look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Raynham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights last week and it was our first time to Siesta Key and to this hotel. We stayed in RM 129 which was recently redone and it was a lovely room. All new and nicely done. Everything we could have asked for except for the rain! It would be nice if they had paper towels provided in the kitchen but otherwise we lacked for nothing. THe grounds were clean and well cared for. Did not use the pool but it looked fine. Short walk to the beach which is lovely. Don't hesitate to stay here. THe front office was very helpful and we even used the free taxi service one night.

Room Tip: rm 129 upstairs with larege deck shared with only 1 other room
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at Sara Sea Resorts in Feb. 2013. We really enjoyed it and would consider going back. The staff were friendly, helpful and responded quickly to our requests.
This resort is crowded in with many other small resorts, but it is surprisingly quiet. A very short walk to the lovely Siesta beach meant a nice morning walk each day, yoga on weekends, and a sunset each night. The area has lots to do being so close to Sarasota. We visited a few museums and galleries, the Selby gardens, and restaurants in Sarasota are terrific.
The hotel, housekeeping rooms are very small. Too crowded really. The pictures are accurate and the quality of the room is very good, but very small, with little counter space to put your stuff. We had to store our suitcases in the car. There was really no room. If they changed the king bed to a queen, that may make it better. BUT, we would stay there again and probably ask for a bigger room, if they have it. I do recommend this resort.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Tr0picalSun, General Manager at Tropical Beach Resorts, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank-you for staying with us this past season! We are so happy to hear that you are planning to come back in the future! It's great that you were able to enjoy many of the cultural activities that Sarasota offers as well as walking the beach, catching the nightly sunsets, and participating in our complimentary yoga classes. We do offer a variety of room layouts and and it sounds like a larger suite may best suit your needs on your next vacation. Our accommodations range from standard rooms (fully equipped but compact, ideal for stays of three days or less) , to designer efficiencies, and suites offering one or two separate bedrooms. We always encourage our guests to contact us directly to make reservations so we can help assist with choosing the perfect room for your vacation. We really appreciate you staying with us and hope to see the next time you are stay on beautiful Siesta Key.
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Address: 6760 Sara Sea Circle, Siesta Key, FL 34242 (Formerly Tropical Shores Beach Resort)
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Location: United States > Florida > Siesta Key
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Siesta Key
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Siesta Key
#4 Family Hotel in Siesta Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tropical Beach Resorts 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Tropical Shores Beach Hotel Siesta Key
Tropical Shores Beach Siesta Key
Tropical Shores Beach Resort Siesta Key
Tropical Beach Resorts Siesta Key, Florida

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