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“La Quinta Inn -Sarasota - Going to the Dogs” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota Downtown

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota Downtown
Ranked #26 of 47 Hotels in Sarasota
Atlanta, GA
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247 reviews
120 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“La Quinta Inn -Sarasota - Going to the Dogs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2009

Let me clarify. My wife and I went down to Sarasota house hunting.

We picked the La Quinta because I have a membership and they are usually good.

This hotel also was good, in a great location close to Downtown Sarasota with nice room and in a comfortably safe feeling neighborhood.

However, what disturbed me is this is the first hotel that I've been in that had more animals (honestly, they were on leashes) in it than I would like to see inside.

In other words this hotel except pets. If you are a pet lover that's fine. However, if multiple types of dogs roaming through the lobby bothers you. Or if you have allergies. Or if you worry about pet attached little bugs, then this is not the place for you.

I'm honest to say I am not into pets being that close to me when I travel. Also, they are not allowed in the dining area. So again, the hotel is fine. But be warned!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lifetraveler1
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Elizabethtown, PA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2009

My wife & I were very happy with our stay. It was a short drive to the beach @ Siesta Key. The staff was very friendly. The continental breakfast was more than your average continental breakfast.

Room was very clean, and we would easily recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 752Buck
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London
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2009

We found this hotel ideally situated. The updating has been well-done giving the feeling that it is brand new. The staff were all very helpful, breakfast included was nice selection

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank petros29
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Philly
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2009

I have stayed here the last few times I visited Sarasota on business. What a find! You get very nice lodging for half the price of more upscale hotels, but this hotel is very well run, clean, and in an ideal location midway between the airports and the beaches. The breakfast is decent. No restaurant in the hotel, but for emergency rations there is a Subway next store and a little restaurant right across the street. Not really a big issue, since you are only a five min drive from St Armand's. Stay here and spend the difference that you save on great food in Sarasota!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kelb
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Milwaukee, WI
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2009

Stayed here for several nights in January. Location is just minutes away from downtown and less than 10 minutes from the Sarasota airport which was very convenient for us. Rooms were pleasantly decorated, modern, and clean. Bed and pillows were very comfortable. The included breakfast is rather standard but we had no complaints. Staff was very friendly - the night clerk even let me use his computer and printer to print my boarding pass. Our only complaint would be that we requested a wake-up call one morning but we didn't receive it. Not a problem for us because we always set multiple alarms but I've never encountered that problem before with any other hotel. All in all, a good deal for a mid level hotel.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Swimmingcat
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Ottawa, ON
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2009

I stayed with my family (including a 4 year old and a one year old), just to get a night near the airport. The hotel staff were very warm and helpful, and gave us a room that was huge: A King sized bed and pull out couch.
The breakfast was good, with a waffle station and cereals. Later we realized that the hotel is actually very close to area beaches. It would not be good without a car however...nowhere good to eat nearby.
I would definitely go back. We paid only $80 on LQ's Website.

  • Liked — Value, friendly staff
  • Stayed January 2009
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Potra
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2008

The La Quinta in Sarasota was this first of two stays in this hotel chain during our two weeks in Florida.

We had paid <£40 per night for the room and were not dissapointed. It was modern, clean and the staff were keen to make your stay enjoyable.

An all you can eat continental breakfast was included in the deal, so it caters for all tastes from museli to muffins.

The Hotel also has a small pool and gym room with a treadmill, stepper and cycling machine.

Its location on the Tamiami trail means that you will need a car to access Sarasota and the surrounding attractions. There are only to eateries within reasonable walking distance, an Italian and a Subway.

Overall a pleasant stay and plenty to do in the nearby towns.

  • Liked — Cleanliness and staff attention to detail
  • Disliked — Ease of walk to attractions
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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 #26 of 47 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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