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Lantern Inn & Suites

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent a night here, before our house rental began in Holmes Beach. Its close to airport, shopping and restaurants. Our room was actually an efficiency with stove, fridg and microwave. This place is very popular with long tern renters that seem to have lots of comardarie going. In our short stay we learned of beach outings, dinners, potlucks, BBQ and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're in Florida for 2 weeks, wanting to see some of Sarasota's lovely beaches so booked an economy hotel. Excellent bed, comfy room, nice pool area and all very cheap $$. Would definately recommend. $9-10 über to downtown Sarasota and roughly 25-30 min drive or lido and siesta key. It's not 5 star, but for $65 a night can't complain.

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Sebring, Florida, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The roof has some major damage all around the building, and we were just glad to not get the 3rd floor. The sign says it is under new management and ownership and it looks like they are renovating the hotel. The problem is the entire back area looks like a construction zone. Our room was mostly fine. We only have... More 

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france
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked tons of motels during this trip and expected to have the strict minimum. And while we had some really good surprises, this is by far the worst place I've stayed at. The hotel must have had some tornado problem or a renovation problem but there is a huge hole in the roof of the hotel. The room was... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel room was very nice. Had a big king size bed that was soo comfortable. HAs a small kitchen with sink, micro, coffee pot, and ref. Had a eating table and small living area. Bathtub was nice, hot water and nice water pressure. You can tell the hotel is going under renovations. There is an unfinished Tiki Bar by the... More 

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Hernando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited Sarasota for a few days, and stayed in another motel first. The A/C smell was so bad, that we found this place at 5am when we should have been sleeping. We found a review from someone who stayed here after an experience in another bad hotel, and we booked this place on their recommendation. The Lantern Inn was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

I lived here with my husband back in 2013 before all the remodeling, and u still loved it. Very big spacious rooms, awesome pool, it feels like your at home. It feels like an actual apartment. Very very comfortable. Only thing I didn't like was the house keepers aggressive attitudes, loud noises in the morning. But I loved this place... More 

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Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Very nice hotel, rooms are very neat (i think they just refurbished) and are clean! WIFI is fast! The pool is nice, but it is a bit loud, so if you want quiet: ask to not be put at the poolside of the hotel. the staff is Very helpful and friendly. if you want you can use a BBQ outside... More 

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Thank mennhage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

After going to Knights Inn down the street and leaving that place due to the smell and Cockroaches, we found this place. So impressed with our entire experience, the rooms smelled great, the room was immaculate, AC worked great, NO Cockroaches, friendly staff, pool was great and clean. We'd Def come back to ONLY stay here, beach close by too.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Was in town for 7 nights for relocation. This place was perfect. The extras like a small kitchen and sitting area made our stay so comfortable. Above everything else the bed was comfy and the room new and clean. Love the fact the room floors were tiled. Much cleaner feel then nasty motel rug under your feet. The pool area... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Newly renovated hotel located near beaches, shopping and dining - Spacious rooms with micro/fridge or efficiencies with mini kitchens - Tropical courtyard and swimming pool - Warm hospitality and great service - ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lantern Inn & Suites

Address: 7251 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243 (Formerly Suburban Extended Stay Sarasota)
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: $65 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lantern Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 150
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Also Known As:
Sarasota Hotel Sarasota
Suburban Extended Stay Sarasota
Sarasota Extended Stay
Extended Stay Sarasota
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Sarasota
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