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“Totally changed hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Days Inn Bradenton - Near the Gulf

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Days Inn Bradenton - Near the Gulf
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3506 1st Street, Bradenton, FL 34208 (Formerly Days Inn Bradenton Historic Downtown)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #18 of 23 Hotels in Bradenton
tampa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Totally changed hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2009

I spent the weekend here for a Bradenton parade and it was close to everything. The front desk was very nice. The rooms were clean and smelled good even with allowing dogs. The carpet was a little dirty but that is to be expected with animals. The onsite diner was nice. The waitress and cook were extremely nice. Since new ownership has taken place the hotel has improved.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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312 reviews 312 reviews
100 hotel reviews
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300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2009

Just an average run of the mill motel. Stayed here as part of my spring training trip. The hotel was clean enough to not be disgusted but wasnt the best place in the world either. There was no breakfast, at least for free, which would have been nice. Nothing really much to say about this place - its not worth going to unless you are stopping over and you get a good rate.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Louth, Ireland
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91 hotel reviews
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194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2008

Reading the other reviews, I'm very confused, because this does not seem like the same motel. We got a great walk in rate (with coupon) and were given a lovely newly refurbished room on 1st floor. Room was well equipped with fridge, microwave and spotlessly clean.
The reception staff were very friendly and helpful, and location was great - just across from a huge mall.

Maybe things have improved big time since the previous reviewer?

  • Liked — Price! and room cleanliness
  • Disliked — Having to carry luggage up steps....
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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atlanta
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2008

we didn't expect much from this motel. it seems fair for the price they are charging. but when we were woken up at night by crawling bugs we felt this place had crossed the line. both beds in our room had small brown bugs that were feeding on us. blood marks were on our sheets ---- it's like mosquitos, you smack them unconsciously in your sleep and stain the sheets.

called front desk and had to convince him that there are real bed bugs before he switched us to a different room. it was about 1:30 in the morning and we didn't feel like moving. we made sure sheets were clean, but couldn't sleep that night---obviously still traumatized by the bugs., the sad thing is we tried to go online to figure out what they were but the wi-fi from the hotel didn't work.

checked out first thing next day, front desk were not helpful or apologetic at all. said this is florida, bugs are everywhere---hope those bugs crawl into their beds, maybe they will stop making excuses.

will not go back there. try Rodeway Inn on 1st street, it's much better.

ps: the motel has IHOP restaurant in front, great service, great junk food. highly recommended if you try to indulge yourself... we did!!! just stay somewhere else.

  • Liked — close to the beach for fishing
  • Disliked — unsanitary
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Houston
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2007

This is the dirtiest, smellest, most roach infested hotel I had stayed at in my life. The sheets were dirty and when I asked the staff to provide me with clean sheets, the staff was not willing to help and became rude. When I asked to speak to the manager, the young person, who was living in one of the rooms at the hotel and claimed to be the manager, was argumentative. The "manager" was barely able to speak english and after wasting over an hour, I got sheets but they were dirty. I gave up and left. I would never recommed this hotel to anyone.

  • Liked — NOTHING
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed September 2007
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Days Inn Bradenton - Near the Gulf

Address: 3506 1st Street, Bradenton, FL 34208 (Formerly Days Inn Bradenton Historic Downtown)
Location: United States > Florida > Bradenton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 23 Hotels in Bradenton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Bradenton - Near the Gulf 2*
Number of rooms: 130
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Also Known As:
Days Inn Bradenton Historic Downtown Hotel Bradenton

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