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“NEXT DOOR TO EVERYTHING” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Bradenton West
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4450 47th St W, Bradenton, FL 34210 (Formerly Inn & Suites on the Park)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 23 Hotels in Bradenton
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“NEXT DOOR TO EVERYTHING”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Florida is a big state when it comes to tourist attractions. For those considering a visit to the Gulf Coast of Florida, the Bradenton/Sarasota area is unparalleled in beaches, the arts, culture, recreation and the weather. With so many places to go and things to do, deciding where to stay can be something of a dilemma. Location, affordability and amenities are often the deciding factors.

The Holiday Inn Express (HIE) in Bradenton offers a very winning combination when faced with this quandary. It is located in middle of Bradenton within an easy commute and a day’s outing to Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. Shopping, beaches, and dining of every imaginable sort are literally minutes away. The HIE is an ideal command central for visitors to this part of the Gulf coast because it is next door to everything.

The terra cotta exterior is handsome and glows in the sunlight. Parking is ample with spaces situated all around the building. The lobby is spacious for a small hotel and includes the front desk, seating area, travel literature racks, and the business center with pc and printer. To the rear of the lobby, there is a dining area where a breakfast buffet is served for several hours each morning. Motels and hotels which offer this sort of early morning breakfast fare have realized that muffins, dry cereal, juice and coffee alone just “don’t cut the mustard anymore.” Guests at the Holiday Inn Express enjoy a well stocked and attended breakfast board including eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy. One could spend nearly ten dollars eating out and not have a breakfast any better than dining in at the HIE.

The rooms are comfortable, attractive, and feature wide, flat panel tv’s that make in-room viewing a desirable alternative to a sports bar. The bathroom in my non smoking room was nicely sized, immaculate and equipped with a rain-shower-head that made getting ready for the day’s adventure a very enjoyable experience. Coupled with the comfort of the bed which provided a very firm and restful night’s sleep, the overnight aspect of the lodging here at HIE was a most pleasant experience.

There is a cinema located next door, a short three minute walk around the parking lot. That in itself is a rarity in lodging locations. The Holiday Inn Express staff were very pleasant and helpful in answering questions.

Yes, there are numerous other lodging alternatives in Bradenton and doubtless they garner good reviews also. However, if easy access to everything Florida is at the top of your travel list, then consider the Holiday Inn Express. It’s well worth the cost and within minutes to all that the Gulf Coast and Bradenton have to offer. It is literally “next door to everything”.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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rparadine, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bradenton West, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

I just want to say thank you for the great review of the hotel. You covered a lot of the great aspects of this Holiday Inn Express. All reviews are very important to us, and I do appreciate you taking the time to write a great review and very detailed review of the hotel and your time spent here.

I also appreciate the mention of my staff. My staff is great here, they do an awesome job for me!!

Again, I just want to say thank you for the review, and I hope that the next time you are in the Bradenton area, that we will be your first choice for your lodging needs.

Sincerely,
Randy Paradine
General Manager
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Grottoes, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

When traveling to and from Florida we like to stay at the Holiday Inn Express properties. The Bradenton West one was close to our friend's house as well as restaurants, etc.

Very nice folks at the front desk, clean hotel, the breakfast was the level of quality and selection we have experienced at other hotels in the Holiday Inn Express chain. Pancakes, juices, eggs, yogurt, cereal, cinnamon buns, normal bagels, breads, muffins; freshly prepared egg and meat selections which change on a daily basis along with biscuits and gravy.

The room was quiet, clean, and nicely decorated and had wireless internet which was very easy to connect to from our mini computer and our phones.

We would recommend this place to anyone. The price was on the par with other HIXs where we've stayed previously.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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rparadine, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bradenton West, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so very much for the wonderful review of the hotel and especially listing all the breakfast items that our guest can choose from.

I am happy to see that you enjoyed your time with us and that you were able to relax and enjoy the hotel and my staff.

I appreciate the recommendations to you will spread regarding this is the place to stay at when in Bradenton.

Again,
Thank you,

Sincerely,
Randy Paradine
General Manager
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Preston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The hotel is well appointed with internal corridors. We stayed on third floor which we thought would be quiet. We arrived just after midnight and could not sleep due to TV noise from adjacent guest rooms. This was compounded about 4 a.m by other noisy guests returning to their room. Add to this the noise of delivery vehicles reversing into the loading bay of the Aldi supermarket next door and we didn't get a decent nights sleep after a long transatlantic flight with a long layover in New York. We have stayed at this hotel before many years ago when it was a Park Inn and later a Comfort Inn for 2weeks at a time and never had these noise problems.
The breakfast, which is included in the room price is very good with several hot items including scrambled eggs and pancakes.

Room Tip: Try to get a room on the opposite side to Aldi but I think these may be the smoking rooms.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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rparadine, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bradenton West, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Dear Guest;

Thank you for taking the time to review the Holiday Inn Express Bradenton. My apologies that you were unable to relax and be yourself during your stay with us and disrupted by noise from outside the hotel.

I am happy to see that you enjoyed our breakfast. It is quite the large breakfast selection.

I hope that the next time your travels bring you to the Bradenton area, that we will be your first choice for your lodging needs.

Again, thank you for staying with us.

Sincerely,
Randy Paradine
General Manager
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Marina del Rey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

This hotel is located right next to Publix which is convent for water, wine etc... It is also a short ride to the beach.

Our room was nice, clean and large with a mini fridge and doors to the pool area. We were very excited to have a hot, but it was broken for our entire stay (6 days).

Staff was very nice and helpful. The hotel and area around it felt safe.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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rparadine, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bradenton West, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear Guest;

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your stay with us on Tripadvisor. I appreciate the comments and the review.

My apologies for having the spa down during your stay with us. The heating element did go out on the spa. Happy to report though it has been repaired and all is fixed and working again.

I do hope that the next time you are in the Bradenton area, that we will be your first choice for a hotel to stay at while in the Bradenton area.

Again, thank you for taking the time to review the hotel, I do appreciate it.

Happy New Year,

Sincerely,
Randy Paradine
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We are Priority Club members and we used our points to stay at this hotel in December for 2 nights and we could not be happier that we chose this hotel! We had a first floor room poolside which was well appointed with a refrigerator and a microwave. The bed was very comfortable. Never used the pool though because there was a large group of teenage schoolchildren who were also staying at the hotel at the time so the pool was very loud and crowded. We traveled to the beach both days. Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria Island are beautiful and just a short drive away. We found the breakfasts to be great and the hostesses in the breakfast area were very friendly and helpful with suggestions for fun! We will definitely choose this hotel again if we are lucky enough to be in the area again! Thank you!!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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rparadine, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bradenton West, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Holiday Inn Express. I very much appreciate the kind comments that you wrote, and glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and are looking forward to a return visit.

I also appreciate the fact that you used your points to stay with us. My staff does a great job in assisting our guest with things to do and places to eat and visit.

Again, thank you for staying with us and writing a review of the hotel on Tripadvisor. I do appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Randy Paradine
General Manager
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I've stayed here almost 5 yrs. on bus. and employees like Jade & Paul make it welcoming. I felt bad on this last trip for the emp.,unable to really do anything due to noisy unruly adults and kids from IMG sports,shame on them.
I was on the 3 flr front and could hear the noise, until very late.
What takes precedence here, the people who "rule the roost' because they have an account? Many guests were needlessly disturbed due to an "account" and employees couldn't do a thing.
Management needs to think long and hard on this and do something.

Room Tip: Ask for a suite on the 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rparadine, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bradenton West, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review the Holiday Inn Express Bradenton. My apologies that you were unable to relax and be yourself when you were a guest here at the hotel and experienced the disruptions from the other people staying in the hotel.

I appreciate the fact that you have been coming to the hotel for a long period of time now and see the familiar faces behind the desk.

I hope this past experience does not keep you away. We all appreciate you coming to the hotel and staying with us, I know there are many choices in Bradenton to stay at.

Again, thank you for taking the time to review the hotel and stay with us.

Sincerley,
Randy Paradine
General Manager
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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Stayed here three nights in late December 2012 while playing tennis nearby at IMG Academy. Found the hotel conveniently close to IMG, strip-mall shopping, and mostly chain restaurants.

Strengths: Above-average "complimentary" breakfasts including whole fruits, yogurts, and whole-wheat bagels. Strong, hot shower. Responsive maintenance (HVAC unit). Bathroom gratefully included an exhaust fan. Ample free parking.

Weaknesses: Repeatedly endured loud banging noises during the night that seemed to emanate from the hotel's roof. Upon hearing about the noise when checking me out, management merely shrugged. Dark, dreary hallways; brightening the lighting and cleaning the carpeting would transform the hallways at reasonable cost. Small TV screen by today's standards. Room walls could've used more artwork. "Business Center" consisted of one computer and printer so visibly prominent in the hotel's lobby that it attracted primarily Internet surfers having too much time on their hands.

Overall: Adequately served this particular trip's needs, and conveniently located.

Room Tip: Request a room not facing busy Cortez Avenue.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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rparadine, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bradenton West, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Holiday Inn Express Bradenton regarding your stay with the hotel. I appreciate the comments and the review.

I will use yoru comments as training purposes for my staff, so they better know how to respond to guest comments. As for the carpeting in the hallways, that will be replaced this year so that will give a better picture of the hotel.

I hope that if and when your travels bring you back to Bradenton, that the Holiday Inn Express will be your first choice of a place to stay at while in Bradenton.

Again, thank you for taking the time to review the hotel from your stay with us, I do appreciate you taking the time to do this.

Happy New Year!

Sincerely,
Randy Paradine
General Manager
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Address: 4450 47th St W, Bradenton, FL 34210 (Formerly Inn & Suites on the Park)
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Location: United States > Florida > Bradenton
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
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Ranked #8 of 23 Hotels in Bradenton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Bradenton West 2.5*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay smart at the Holiday Inn Express Bradenton hotel. Offering complimentary hot deluxe breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet service, and an on-site business center, this Bradenton Florida smoke-free hotel is located close to downtown Bradenton, and only minutes away from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.Whether you decide to use our tropical outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, or visit one of our local sugar white sand beaches, this Bradenton, FL hotel's location is close to it all. Guests appreciate our Bradenton hotel due to its central location, with easy access from I-75 and Highway US 41, near Manatee Village Historic Park, South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium, Legacy Golf & Club, Pittsburgh Pirates spring training, and IMG Academies.Our Bradenton, FL hotel recognizes the needs of planners of group events and small meetings and is ready to serve you. Whether you are thrown a curve ball by your boss, your family elected you to plan the next reunion or you are a sports fanatic who needs to make group arrangements for the next sporting event, we can accommodate you. The Holiday Inn Bradenton hotel sits in the heart of Manatee and Sarasota Counties, offering a central location, coupled with inviting accommodations and service that you would expect from Holiday Inn . ... more   less 
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