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Springhill Suites Sarasota Bradenton
Ranked #32 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
florida
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Choice”
Reviewed June 17, 2008

The Springhill Suites in Sarasota, Florida was an excellent choice. The rooms were spacious and very reasonable.. The rooms were clean, staff very accomadating. The free breakfast in the morning had many excellant choices and the food was hot. The chocolate chip cookies in the afternoon was a great treat.

We would recommend this facility and booked it again.

  • Liked — price,
  • Disliked — location
  • Stayed June 2008
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Sydney, NSW
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 4, 2008

Pros
* Great service
* Clean & Comfortable rooms
* 2 x 24hr computers with free internet near lobby
* Close to airport (can't hear the planes from your room)

Cons
* Only thing i would say here is the location isn't the best for vacationers... it is not a bad location but not in the middle of everything.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled solo
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Thank Khalil M
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florida
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2008

I stayed here while on business in Sarasota. The hotel is very nice. The location is good. It's surprisingly quiet for being so close to the airport. I think the rooms were a bit over priced. It's a basic extended stay suite, nothing extravagant or fancy. The rooms were clean and the staff was friendly.

  • Liked — suite/location
  • Disliked — price
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled on business
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1 Thank travelgrlFlorida
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Oslo, Norway
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2008

Pleasently surprised -- Fresh property, helpful staff, well-laid out rooms, ok pool, very good breakfast.

The only proble if you are on holidays is that the beaches etc are some way off. Apart from this - which we knew - we had great value for money.

  • Liked — breakfast & staff
  • Disliked — distance to beaches
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
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1 Thank PDH01
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Yardville, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2008

I picked this hotel based on other reviews and found this hotel exactly as promised (with a notable issue regarding the room rate!)

First, about the hotel - it was clean and the staff was pleasant. We had the 2 beds and sleeper sofa room. It did seem a little small compared to other suites but still okay. Nothing looked worn or dirty. The beds were comfortable. There was a microwave, fridge, and sink area. The bathroom was one of those no-sink kind (not my favorite) but water pressure was decent. There were two TVs but one did not function very well. If we had been staying more than two nights, I would have asked for it to be fixed. The toilet also got clogged and we had to get a plunger from the front desk. For those reasons, I can't say this hotel was excellent - but I am not sure if we just were unlucky or if this is typical of the hotel.

While the hotel was near the airport, we only noticed plane noise on our last day around 11 AM. Nothing before that. The area was residential - nothing within walking distance. I did not even notice the strip club previously mentioned. However, 5 minutes driving down the road, there were major shopping centers with many restaurant choices.

The hotel was also located near enough to the reasons we came to Sarasota. We came to check out Ringling College for my daughter (10 minutes away) as well as see the sights (10-15 minutes away).

The free breakfast was very good - besides your continental offerings, there were egg & cheese omelets, make your own waffles, and sausage. There were also free fresh baked cookies in the lobby in the afternoon (yum!) as well as fresh fruit available all the time. There was a mini-market next to the front desk with various items for purchase - very helpful with nothing around.

While we didn't use the pool, it looked nice and clean. We did use the wired internet in our room - worked perfectly.

My one complaint was being "robbed" of $20 by Marriott. When I booked the room on their website, I booked the AAA Weekday rate of $189 a night. We were charged the rack rate of $199 a night instead. When my husband asked the manager about this, we were told our stay wasn't long enough for the AAA rate. I checked their website again - no mention of a length of stay. I checked our email confirmation - and the price had been changed but the email said we were getting the AAA rate so I missed the $10 a night increase. While this is not a big amount, this kind of "bait and switch" is annoying. I even emailed Marriott asking about this - and never got a response. So - BEWARE when booking with Marriott .

While I could recommend the hotel itself for another stay, next time I will be looking elsewhere due to this stupid rate thing.

  • Liked — Convenient location and free cookies
  • Disliked — Overcharged on room
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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Thank NJDebster
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Nashville, TN
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2008

This is a first-class facility. Not intended to be a luxury hotel - it is very clean, with very comfortable rooms and a staff that is helpful and polite. The complementary breakfast buffet offers plenty of options. I would stay here again in a second.

  • Liked — That it was new, clean and quiet with a helpful staff.
  • Disliked — The only drawback was the lack of wireless in the rooms. Ethernet only.
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank Molly66
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Niskayuna, New York
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2008

I stayed here twice: Sept 2007, and Dec 2007 for a week each time. Friendly staff, great breakfasts, clean rooms, and a nice quiet area. The airport is less than a minute away, and I75 is a few miles the other way. Plenty of things to do in the area, plenty of places to eat, and shop. Absolutely no complaints.

  • Stayed December 2007
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1 Thank neth5
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Property: Springhill Suites Sarasota Bradenton
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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