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La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota Downtown
Ranked #24 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Harmony, null, United States
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
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“Good value for a mid-rate hotel”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

Except for cigarette smoke odor in the elevator when I arrived, and in the stairwells early in the morning, this was a good value and fairly nice hotel, especially for the price. The staff was helpful and pleasant, the breakfast had a nice selection. The mattress seemed lumpy when I got into bed, but after that it didn't impact my sleep in any way, so no issues with that. It was a good location, too.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Winter Park, FL, United States
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Very nice hotel; clean and new. Very comfortable room with a king bed. Enjoyed our brief stay there. Has a complimentary breakfast--is adequate and okay--but no real complaint about it. Would stay there again--good value.

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Ocala,FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2014

Like La Quintas, usually. But this ones beds were horrible. Hard with knifelike unyielding edges. Spent 4 nights there. Asked for dif. room. Offered one. But, bed the same. Dreaded bedtime AND getting up. Couldn't wait to leave.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

We always stay in this La Quinta due to its great location, reasonable prices, good breakfast, free wi-fi and friendly staff. The rooms are clean and east to access with an elevator that never seems too crowded. For a mid-priced hotel with a lot of amenities, this is the place in Sarasota, FL to stay...

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for two nights. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was clean, nothing fancy. We could hear the folks next to us when they had the tv on. We were on the third floor toward the back so we had a little bit of a view of the bay. Breakfast was very average, wish there would have been a few more options (like bananas or fresh fruit besides delicious apples). Cigarette smell in the hallways and elevator. Hubby used the pool and said it was fine.
It was fine for a short stay but if I had known it was a pet friendly hotel before I reserved our room I probably wouldn't have stayed here.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 3rd and 4th floor in back have a view of the Bay.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

Right on Tamiami Trail (US 41) in Sarasota. La Quinta has a lot going for it for overnight, or as a base to see the sights in and around Sarasota. It is next to a Subway and the businesses share the same driveway off US 41southbound. What it has going for it is a very friendly and helpful front desk staff, and the housekeeping staff are just as nice. The rooms were near recently renovated and are nicely appointed. A step above the usual renovation with the use of granite and real wood vanity counters. Microwave, a small frig, extra seating, flat screen TV in the room. The big difference to me is that the room gave me a feeling of warmth, not always the generic look and feel of rooms by other chains. Dog walking areas exist (albeit not really large areas) with stations that provide plastic baggies for the pickup for animal waste. I would advise that one try out the beds before accepting the room. Our family stayed in room 116. While one double bed was quite comfortable, the other could only be best used by a single person as the mattress would force two people to gravitate to the middle. Breakfast was okay, a step above the grab-and-go of other like chains. A waffle maker is provided, but otherwise only cold fare was offered. Parking/driving pavement around the immediate property building is fine, but do not try to use the back easement that connects the Subway and La Quinta properties, especially at night. Very large potholes, washouts and dips exist and it will damage your vehicle.

Room Tip: Check the beds for comfort. Don't use the back driveway easement to the Subway parking area.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Property: La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota Downtown
Address: 1803 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-8338
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #24 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota was recently named a 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner!You deserve a day at the beach. Choose the La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota facing the Sarasota Bay as well as overlooking Long Boat Key, and you'll find yourself just a short drive away from Lido Beach and Siesta Key Beaches. Conveniently located just three miles from Sarasota-Bradenton Internationa...see morel Airport, this tropically landscaped hotel is near several popular attractions including the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, John & Mable Ringling Museum, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, and Ed Smith Stadium home of the Cincinati Reds Spring Training Camp. Offices for Boars Head Provisions, Florida Power & Light, Waterside Catering, and Wellcraft Marine are also located nearby. Ringling School of Art & Design is also located nearby. Guests will enjoy a refreshing heated outdoor pool, fitness center, and a delicious Free Bright Side BreakfastTM each morning. Each spacious guest room features free high-speed wireless Internet access, a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, voice mail, data port telephone, expanded cable channels, and much more ... more   less 
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