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“Hotel Gone Downhill”
Review of Sleep Inn Sarasota

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Sleep Inn Sarasota
Ranked #36 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Davie
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Hotel Gone Downhill”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I had been to this hotel in past years and found it quite decent. This year was different. To begin with, the King Sized bed room was very small, with the bed taking up most of the room. There was only one chair, and it was obvious the room was intended for one rather than two people. My wife's jewelry also went missing--we reported this. The complimentary breakfast had improved, and is now located in a separate room rather than the lobby. Too bad that in our four day stay we could only avail ourselves of this amenity on two days. The rest of the time found all had been depleted and not replenished. We also had difficulty in finding a table. The room rental increased by 40.00 per day over the weekend. Our final bill was way too high for a place of this caliber.

Room Tip: Do not ask for a double bed. Stick with twins or prepare for the claustrophobic.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ashburnham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

I asked for an updated room and was very pleased with it. The bed was very comfortable and the room was clean. I did not see any bugs as the other reviews talked about. I would have liked a refrigerator in the room for dinner left overs. The owner was very friendly and polite and we felt that he was very invested in making the guests comfortable. Believe me, read the reviews from the comparably priced places and you will see that this place is a good value. I saw the other places when I was there and there is NO comparison.

Room Tip: This hotel has a new owner who is updating the rooms. Request an updated room, we were very happy.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Merideth M, Marketing Manager at Sleep Inn Sarasota, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay with us. We are happy to inform you that we do have rooms available with a refrigerator and microwave for a future visit. We hope to see you again soon!
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Dallas, Georgia
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Pathetically dirty and the owner is the rudest person I've ever met. Not only do they overcharge your credit card, but will argue over and over about it. Avoid this place at all cost. Roaches in the room, food was horrible, etc.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Beth W
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Merideth M, Marketing Manager at Sleep Inn Sarasota, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your stay at our hotel.

On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our guests in the future.
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East Lansing, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

From an unbiased perspective, the front desk was very helpful and efficient, the rooms were on the small side but clean, and the free breakfast was palatable. This is probably an acceptable motel/hotel to stay at especially if you're not planning on too much luxury and if you spend most of your time not in your room. The one negative aspect, which seems to be re-occurring at this particular location, is cockroaches. *cue horror music* Not tiny ones either. Luckily, the friendly staff will offer you a different room, which I would take, and just hope the little fella doesn't follow you. I suspect that their roach problem might stem from their lack of room refrigerators. Regardless, you may be luckier than I was. You also may be lucky enough to not walk into a drug bust in the parking lot and hear someone get "tazed" from the safety of your room. Alas, it probably just wasn't my day.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Thank DamnNotGiven
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Merideth M, Marketing Manager at Sleep Inn Sarasota, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you for your review of the Sleep Inn Sarasota. We are pleased to inform you that we now have rooms available with refrigerators and microwaves and are actively pursuing solutions to eliminate the roach instances completely. Our GM is also taking action to prevent any dangerous or suspect activity on our property. Thanks again for taking the time to share your feedback!
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Hermon, Maine
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

I know new owners have taken this place over but.....we would a cockroach in our room and the door to our room had a big space in it so you could see in and out of our room.The shower door didn't work right and the toilet bowl was rim was dirty.The window frame had a opening that bugs could get in.they did offer us a new room but we said no thank you..just hope they can make this a better place..not worth the money they charged us..

Room Tip: Different hotel..
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Merideth M, Marketing Manager at Sleep Inn Sarasota, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. The condition of your room is certainly not up to our standards and will addressed accordingly. As we continue to make improvements to the property we hope to continue to raise our standards of excellence and hope you will give us another chance in the future. Our apologies!
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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Check in was quick, gentleman desk clerk very pleasant. Room was on the 2nd floor, Room was small with the king bed in it, I slept very close to the air comfort unit located below the window. Only space enough for one chair in room, at computer type desk. Commode and shower are in a separate area with a pocket door for privacy. Nice shower but somewhat slippery floor. Handle on toilet had to be held down until flush was well along in process or else it wouldn't complete. Satellite signal on TV dropped out several times, it was raining. Breakfast was typical Choice Hotels fare. I would stay here in the future, but just for 1 night.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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fisher
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

The Sleep Inn was a very nice place to stay, but when I went out to lay by the pool, they had no louge chairs which show that they have them in their pictures! My husband went out and bought me one since we were going to stay for a whole week. The pool was full of leaves and branches too, looked like they hadn't cleaned it for weeks, would have love to take a dip in the pool but would not looking like it did. Other than that the employees were real friendly. Another thing, about the sign that they have in front of the hotel is really hard to see, we had to pass it and turn around and come back because we missed it all together.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank penny m
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Merideth M, Marketing Manager at Sleep Inn Sarasota, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Hi Pennt M, thank you for your review! If you stay with us again in the future, and we hope you do, please do not hesitate to bring any comments or requests forward at the time of your visit so we can do our best to accommodate you and deliver the best stay possible. I have passed your comments about the lounge chair, pool condition and sign on to the general manager for him to address. Thanks again!
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Property: Sleep Inn Sarasota
Address: 900 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34234-2848
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #36 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sleep Inn Sarasota 2.5*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just 30 miles from SRQ airport and miles from Siesta key beach - #1 beach in the US - this fully renovated, smoke free, interior corridor hotel offers free continental breakfast, free high speed wi-fi access, outdoor pool, business center and guest laundry on premises. ... more   less 
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