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Springhill Suites Sarasota Bradenton
Ranked #34 of 50 Hotels in Sarasota
Reviewed July 19, 2012

The hotel was going through a renovation to look and feel more "Springhill-Like". Not a big deal because they were able to assign a room away from the floors/sections being worked on. Overall nothing major to report.

One thing I DIDN'T understand however was the reasoning behind the piece of plastic attached to the AC unit (see attached image). It directs airflow directly on to the bed and it feels like you are sleeping in a wind tunnel if you sleep on the side of the bed closet to the AC. I had to build a pillow-wall every night to be remotely comfortable.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Well, I wish I had lots of very exciting things to report, but maybe in this case no news is good news :)

In other words service was very good, the establishment was rather new and in very good condition, everything worked, and the experience was exactly what I am accustomed to expect from Marriott properties - very good.

Definitely recommend, especially for business travelers, and I will visit this location again when in Sarasota.

Peku K

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Great property for the last couple of years. Visit Bradenton yearly and always stay here. Keep up the good work.

Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

I stayed here for the first time about 5 years ago when it was brand new. It is not showing its age a bit, with clean common areas, such as breakfast room, pool, front entrance, etc. The rooms are clean and comfortable and equiped with a microwave and fridge as well as coffee maker. The shower and toilet close off from the sink and vanity which is handy when traveling with someone. Location is great, just minutes from Ringling (you can walk there if you want if it's not too hot)or downtown Sarasota and about 15 -20 minutes to the beach. Depends on traffic. I had a lovely stay with my friend. Even though it is right on University Parkway, a busy thoroughfare and just a mile from the airport (actually maybe less, you could probably walk there if you wanted to) there was no issue whatsover with noise. Manager and all the staff were friendly and helpful. Housekeeping staff provided extra amenities when we needed them.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

Our team stayed at this hotel for a soccer tournament in March. It was very nice and the breakfast was pretty good!! The staff was extremely friendly, as well as other guests that we met. It was spring break when we were there, so there were a lot of baseball fans also in the hotel from different parts of the country.

Our family went down a couple of days before our tournament to enjoy the sights of Sarasota. We loved Siesta Key (only about 15 minutes away) and the Mote Aquarium. We will definitely come back again!

They also have a bowl of lollipops on their counter when you check in - our boys loved it!!!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

Overall, a very nice property - and very much your stereotypical Springhill Suites.

Check in was handled quickly by a very pleasant reception clerk. Room was typical Springhill - a mini suite with high ceilings, a front sitting area with a couch, upholstered side chair, end table, and coffee table, with an adjacent work area / mini "kitchenette" with a microwave, fridge, and small sink. Bedroom had 2 double beds, and the bathroom was spotless.

Plenty of room for relaxation and work. I've always found that the high ceilings create somewhat of a spartan feel to the rooms, even though they are anything but spartan. For this class hotel, I prefer Hyatt Place, but having said that, this Springhill Suites property is quite nice and comfortable.

Coffee in the lobby, with a self-serve breakfast in the morning. I believe that the coffee is available 24 hours a day, as I picked up a hot cup on my way back to the room at 10:30pm Sunday evening. There's a small "market" selling snacks, light meals, and other necessities adjacent to the front desk.

Location is adjacent to the Sarasota airport on University Parkway. Close by are the Ringling Museum, a variety of food choices within a 5-7 minute drive, and shopping.

My only complaints were: 1) The desk chair, which had adjustable height, didn't adjust high enough for the desk it is used at. I don't know if this is the same in other rooms, but I'm mentioning it because I encountered it. 2) Rates tend to be a bit on the high side. There are many less expensive motels in the area, at varying levels of quality, so if price is an issue, you may wish to search around before settling in here.

Senior discount (age 62+), AAA discount are available when booking at marriott.com.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Driving a bus can be a challenge at times, specially with Motels who don’t have actual "bus parking" This motel does not have that, but they were extremely helpful in making sure I had a parking area for both nights that we stayed here by roping off a section of there lot for the bus. It is a small lot and very tight to maneuver in but doable.
Motel and the grounds is very clean and the Staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast is OK, just nothing to write home about. My room was roomy and comfortable with 2 Large HDTV’s. and a nice cozy bed. Good water pressure in the shower. The motel is across from the airport and I never once heard a jet fly over the Motel when I was in my room. They have 2 benches near the front door for US smokers. The Pool area was well maintained and clean.
Traffic was never an issue with getting out of the parking lot onto the main road to head down to route 41. There are allot of restaurants within an easy drive of the motel but nothing with in walking distance. No convince stores in walking distance either So stock up before checking in!
Most of my motel stays are for business reasons but when I do vacation I would stay here again no problem.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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Address: 1020 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34234-2853
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #34 of 50 Hotels in Sarasota
Price Range: $123 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Springhill Suites Sarasota Bradenton 3*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and experience the newly renovated SpringHill Suites where art meets "decor". The SpringHill Suites Sarasota/Bradenton offers style to inspire and space to rejuvenate. Located near beautiful white sand beaches, less than 1 mile from the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport and conveniently located near the famous John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art makes us, your perfect destination. We are just off University Parkway and US 41. All of our suites are 25% larger than comparably priced hotel rooms, while providing the amenities of a modern lifestyle. Enjoy free WiFi or wired high-speed Internet, spacious work stations and modern furnishings with innovative room layouts. We offer a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, outdoor heated pool and spa, fitness center, 24 hour business center, while The Market offers 24 hour access to drinks and snacks. ... more   less 
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