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“Hotel for Wedding Guests” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota - Bradenton Airport

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Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota - Bradenton Airport
Ranked #14 of 47 Hotels in Sarasota
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Eagan, Minnesota
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Hotel for Wedding Guests”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We stayed at this Hotel for my Brother's wedding. They had a block of rooms for the wedding guests. I booked my room a couple weeks after the deadline but was still able to get the blocked rate and was very happy to be able to get the discounted rate for the wedding. The hotel provided shuttle from the hotel to the wedding venue which was minutes away. The hotel staff seemed very accommodating for the wedding guests and my brother and his wife. They wanted special bags given to each guest that checked in and the hotel was fairly good at ensuring this happened. Over all I would say it was a good experience. The rooms were not the quietest though as we could hear conversations in the hall way.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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HGISarasota, David Alexander, Director of Sales at Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota - Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experiences. We enjoyed having your group with us last weekend, and are glad enjoyed their time here.We hope to see you again the next time you’re in the Sarasota area.
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Orlando, FL
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57 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Sarasota is a beautiful
Place; this hotel is just outside the Sarasota city limits next to a college. It's a bit worse for the wear; our room needed several handyman fixes. It was clean but not immaculate as we expect from the Hilton chain. I wrote that in my survey directly to the manager and his response was they are scheduled for a renovation...so wait and stay there after the renovation is complete. He didnt offer to make it right with a free stay but it was nice that he responded to our survey. During our stay there were two wedding parties both of whom cleaned out the breakfast and the staff hadn't prepared so they were out of everything half way through breakfast...this led us to find a local breakfast you must try "The Breakfast House" it was amazing!!! The area around lido beach resort was a wonderful spot to hit the beach with public parking just to the right of the resort. Hope that's helpful! We will return to Sarasota for the boutique/consignment shopping, food at the breakfast house and hopefully a beautifully renovated Hilton garden inn.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank jdecember
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HGISarasota, David Alexander, Director of Sales at Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota - Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Right now, our top priority is providing our guests the highest Hilton standards of cleanliness and in-room functionality, making sure everything a guest could possibly touch in the room is in proper working order.

While definitely not the norm, some of those details were obviously missed in your room. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Our goal is to continue living up to those Hilton standard now, though, and following our upcoming $2 million dollar update to our guestrooms. We are extremely excited about the new look coming soon. In the meantime, we take pride in our current product and will be working closely with our maintenance and housekeeping team to avoid a recurrence of the problems you reported.

We hope to see you again soon. If you would like to discuss anything further we could do to make things right for you, please let us know.
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Delray Beach, Florida
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138 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed here a few nights during our recent visit to the Ringling Museum and beach areas of Sarasota. The rooms were clean, the front desk was very helpful and the breakfast was fine (no complaints here). The location made it easy to get get around all the major sites in the area.

The two issues I have with this Hilton property are the thin walls between the rooms which I guess management can't do too much about at this stage, and the worn out uncomfortable mattresses. I have never sunken so far down in a mattress. This can and should be taken care of immediately since the whole point of a good hotel stay is a good night's sleep.

I would stay here again if the mattress situation was remedied.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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HGISarasota, David Alexander, Director of Sales at Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota - Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

I’m very sorry about the bed. Many of our rooms feature adjustable beds by Natural Foam. Those beds are very comfortable when adjusted to your preference (soft or firm). However, for guests not wanting to bother with making adjustments, we have many rooms with brand new Serta mattresses, which everyone seems to enjoy—no adjustments required.

If you would like to try a different one, please contact our hotel team or myself directly anytime. Our staff is here 24/7 to ensure all guests enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep.
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Kingston, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I spent 6 days there only planning on two but Kat the front desk clerk and Patricia the Bar/restaurant server made my stay more than average. They smiled, treated me with respect, went out of their way to accommodate me when I needed special. All the other staff are excellent and helpful too but these two shine. the pool and the rooms are great and I never heard a plane inside even though it is near the runway. Great place to stay. P Savage

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I come here for business regularly and I am a Diamond member. Most HGIs are predictable - clean and forgettable. This one was neither. The mattress was worn, and the hotel is in a pretty shabby neighborhood. Plus, no breakfast "because the no one showed up." HUH? At this price range in Brandentpn/Sarasota there are MANY better options.

Listing this as a 5 star hotel is laughable.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank Jeff H
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HGISarasota, David Alexander, Director of Sales at Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota - Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Please accept our sincere apologies for the incident in our restaurant earlier in the week. Should you decide to return, and we hope you do, we can promise you that action has been taken and that what you experienced in the restaurant was not the norm whatsoever. Our restaurant is open for breakfast at 6:00 am on weekdays and 6:30 am on weekends without exception. Late chef coverage earlier this week was a very rare (almost unheard of ) occurrence, and very disappointing to us as well. Please contact us directly if there is anything we can do to make this right for you.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This hotel is in an excellent location, close to everything we needed. Everyone was very friendly, and helpful, no complaints there! The room was nice and clean, however, the walls in the bathroom were quite thin as I heard the people next doors' conversation (I thought it was my husband talking to me, lol). The bed was not very comfortable, hard mattress, and the complimentary internet was sloooow!!! I was getting impatient waiting for pages to load. The very friendly and well trained staff is what saved this hotel, in my opinion. I don't complain to the staff unless there is a major problem, and none of these issues were major in my book. We loved the convenient location, and did not have time to use the pool.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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HGISarasota, David Alexander, Director of Sales at Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota - Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

We completely agree with you about the location. We take pride in our immediate area, being so close to great attractions like the Ringling Museum as well as a short drive to the downtown bayfront and Lido Beach.

Regarding the bed, if you could reach out to us directly, we would greatly appreciate it. We'd like to identify the specific bed you used and see if something might be broken inside, as your comments are not the norm. We normally get great feedback about the beds, either our adjustable ones or our Serta products. Some of our beds are brand new; others are just a few years old. So we expect all to be good, comfortable products.
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Lakeland FL
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122 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

First, the service was impeccable. Every employee we encountered was friendly and helpful. Any requests were promptly fulfilled. We had a handicapped accessible room which was spacious and comfortable. But the lounge chair was too low for a handicapped person to use without help in getting out. The bed was acceptable, I've seen better and worse. The room was quiet and the property was situated away from the traffic. Buffet breakfast was good, but the complimentary coffee in the lobby was not very hot. Loved the Keurig, microwave, and fridge in the room were great inclusions.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota - Bradenton Airport
Address: 8270 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2051
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #14 of 47 Hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota - Bradenton Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated only one mile from the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota - Bradenton Airport provides easy access to many of southwest Florida's premier attractions. Stay at our Sarasota Airport hotel and walk along Sarasota Bay. Visit the world-famous Siesta Key for shopping and dining or take the complimentary shuttle anywhere within five miles of the hotel. Our hotel in Sarasota offers spacious rooms with the latest technology and conveniences. Enjoy complimentary WiFi and print to the 24-hour business center using secure remote printing. Indulge in a delicious meal at The Garden Grille & Bar(R) at our hotel in Sarasota. Enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast in the morning and sample from the a la carte menu in the evening. Take a dip in the outdoor pool and whirlpool or work out in the complimentary fitness center. Our Sarasota Airport hotel is also an excellent choice for your next meeting or special event in Florida. From small board meetings to large banquets, our professional team will handle all the details. Located with easy access to Powel Crosley Estate, our hotel is the ideal spot for Sarasota wedding accommodations. ... more   less 
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