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“You get what you pay for” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Sleep Inn Sarasota
Ranked #32 of 47 Hotels in Sarasota
Pelham, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“You get what you pay for”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

The area is nice and there's plenty of parking. The hotel room was fine - clean sheets and view of the swimming pool was nice - but there were a few unpleasant things, too. Our room smelled like some type of chemical and our carpets were wet. Maybe they needed to clean up a mess from the previous guests or they routinely clean the carpets (very doubtful), but it kind of sucked to walk on wet carpets. The shower was awful. They should really do something about those types of faucets, temperature controls, and loud shower heads (oh yeah, and the low pressurized water... boo). I booked this hotel last minute so I was thankful to find a decent place in such short notice, especially when the hotel was almost at full capacity. I wouldn't stay here again, but I was comfortable enough to stay there for the night without any issues.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

It is an affordable but very nice place to stay. The room is clean and tidy. Though near to the airport, it is very quiet! I'd stay here again next time I come Sarasota.

What I need to mention is that if you are driving here, please be careful since Sarasota has many red light cameras and yellow light is very SHORT. Especially, if you go from south along N Tamiami Trail and want to turn right to the University Parkway (normal GPS route to this hotel), be aware there's a "no turn on red" sign, I got a ticket here just running yellow to turn right at night,. It is insanely around $300 for rental cars (yes, they charge half for a local owned car, pretty like a fine trap for travelers).

Take care and have fun!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Robert D
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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Sleep Inn on University Blvd. was a bed and a clean room. The continental breakfast was terrible. The hard boiled eggs were old, the sausage was tasteless, and the coffee tasted "blah". I ended up having a good ole' bowl of raisin bran and that was it. The front desk clerk in the evening didn't even know how to get to St. Armands Circle, so he wasn't any help for directions. Just call it a "place to sleep" for a night!

Room Tip: We were on the first floor - end unit - quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank angelpet2014
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Matthew S, Marketing Manager at Sleep Inn Sarasota, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Angelpet2014, thank you for alerting us to the issue you encountered. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your breakfast. Your concerns have been forwarded to the General Manager so we can rectify the situation.
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loiusville
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

Clean and comfortable. Staff very pleasant and accommodating- Charles at the front desk
has fabulous people skills and was gracious and helpful. Room was clean and bed comfortable-a microwave and small fridge and coffee maker was available in room. Not a super deluxe property, but more than adequate for the very reasonable price, also free WiFI! A computer desk and printer for boarding passes is available on the first floor, along with a small in ground pool. Location is super close to the airport, yet tucked away in a quiet and safe area. We stayed five nights while attending the Sarasota opera. A daily breakfast is provided and the cheerful and gracious attendant, Donna, keeps the tables sparkling clean while she provides an ample array of tasty hot and cold breakfast items for her guests to choose. Sleep Inn might not be a deluxe property like the Ritz Carlton, but Charles and Donna are examples of personnel who are definitely five star hospitality hosts.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank kmlprospect
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Matthew S, Marketing Manager at Sleep Inn Sarasota, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Hi there and thanks for your review. It was a joy having you stay with us and we hope to see you again soon!
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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

It was a bed. Clean but nothing special. A/C extremely noisy, telephone between rooms was frustrating (broken, but i'm sure this was a once off problem and probably shouldn't be applied to 'every room and situation'). Pool area and tables were dirty, leaves everywhere and things generally needed a little maintenance. There was no bottled water in the room (i don't normally get too grumpy about this but florida water is like drinking pool water!).

There is no restaurant at the hotel, but you can drive 2-3km (1.5mi) up the road where there is McDonnalds and a Primo's, (there is however a room for breakfast).

Would I stay here again? Yea possibly. If another hotel was available at the same or better rate I'de probably go and have a look.

Room Tip: Good if you need a place to rest your head. If noisy air conditioners prevent you from sleeping you...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Chris_7777_au
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Matthew S, Marketing Manager at Sleep Inn Sarasota, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Chris, thanks for staying with us and reviewing our hotel. We recently renovated the property and are currently making the final touches - we apologize this may have interfered with your stay (i.e. AC unit). We try to keep up with the outside work, but at this time of the year the leaves are falling and the wind makes a mess of everything. We're sorry this has caused you some concern. We hope these aren't deterrents for a return visit, we surely take pleasure in hosting our guests!
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North Port, Florida
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204 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Very pleased with the stay here. Very clean. The staff was great also. I highly recommend this hotel. The location was super easy to find. I will stay at the hotel again. For those who need a place to stay near the airport it's right across the street.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Matthew S, Marketing Manager at Sleep Inn Sarasota, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us!
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Dixon, IL
Level Contributor
218 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

Charles at the front desk checked us in & took good care of us the two nights we stayed there. He baked some delicious chocolate chip cookies. Because this motel is back off University Parkway nestled between a Marriott Courtyard and a Hyatt Place, it's easy to miss it. But it's in a quiet location with lots of parking. Our 3rd floor room at the end of the hallway was a bit small because of a large round support beam. Had our suitcases been smaller, we'd have had more room to move around easier. Our king bed was very comfortable! The w-ifi & HD TV worked well. It would helped had we had a channel guide in the room. The hot breakfast was good, but the eating area could have been a bit larger. The staff here, including the manager, are very friendly & helpful.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank bearded_bard
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Matthew S, Marketing Manager at Sleep Inn Sarasota, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Thanks for your review. We have a great team at our hotel and we are glad you noticed their efforts! We are always working to make our guests feel comfortable during their stay. We look forward to hosting you 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 47 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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