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“Cable Challenges” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton

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Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton
Ranked #21 of 49 Hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Livonia, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cable Challenges”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

Cable TV not working properly during our entire 4-day stay. This was during the football playoff games. Staff said it was hotel wide and kept blaming it on the cable company. However, hotel engineer came up once and fixed in a few minutes. That worked for one evening, then same problems returned.

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Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Travel0112
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Michele R, General Manager at Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay with us. We regret those occasions when we do not meet your expectations and have maintenance failures that take multiple parties involvement to correct. Unfortunately, our tv satellite did have issues a few weeks ago interrupting the viewing on several channels. We apologize and hope to better serve you in the future.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Port Huron, Michigan
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190 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

Just stayed the one night mainly because the social hour was discontinued for that week. I hate to say it but we choose the Residence when we are traveling a lot because we can eat a heavy lunch and then eat light at the social hour and not have to go out every night.
Instead there was s'mores around the fire pit later in the evening. We loved the outdoor fire pit atmosphere and the families there seemed to be really enjoying the event. We just would have preferred a 6:00 beer.
The staff was friendly and efficient,the hotel met Marriott standards in comfort and cleanliness. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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1 Thank Sm00thtravel
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Michele R, General Manager at Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Thank you for your recent stay with us! Marriott did choose our hotel and 2 others the week you stayed for a "social test pilot". Marriott is looking at changing the social program and a further pilot will take place this fall. We are looking forward to the change. Come back and see us!!
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Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Spent 6 nights here, and loved every one of them! Full breakfast buffet was different every morning. Heated pool and spa were just what the kids wanted. Really liked the spacious room, had a full kitchen as well. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Would definitely stay here again!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 47fireguy
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Michele R, General Manager at Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
It was so nice to read your feedback. It makes our day to hear how much you & your family enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for choosing to stay at Residence Inn Sarasota-Bradenton and we hope to welcome you back soon!
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Manassas, Virginia
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107 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

A friend and I stayed for a couple of days with our two large dogs. Full kitchen with the fridge for the food, lots of room in the suite, and large grassy areas all the way around the hotel! In a very convenient location - grocery store and a Panera Bread just down the street (short driving distance or a long walk). Great Dog Bakery next tot he Panera Bread.
I was using my Marriott points for the room, so I got the bed, and my friend got the sofabed. Bed was very comfy, with a plug in the bedside light for my phone. My friend did not complain about the sofa bed.
Pet fee was only $75, as opposed to the normal $100 at most Residence Inns

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SnitchsMom
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Michele R, General Manager at Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
I'm happy to read that you,your friend and both doggies enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your stay, we greatly appreciate it. Come back and see us on your next visit to our area.
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Virginia, United States
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30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

A group of friends rented the 2 bedroom suite for a reunion. The suite was perfect, 2 nice sized br and w2 baths, kitchen and living room. The hotel lobby was large and comfy too. They had an outdoor fire pit with comfy chairs around it in addition to a pool etc.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jofannie
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Aventura, Florida
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266 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Nice clean property with lovely pool area and terrific breakfast included in the room rate. Very convenient location near downtown Sarasota, The Ringling Musem and the airport. The staff was very friendly and helpful with directions and suggestions on what to do and where to eat in the area.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 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 Smarkow314
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Johnson City, Tennessee
Level Contributor
35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Stayed for 6 nights. The coffee and hot water pots in lobby were hot all day every day and night.

Food was good each morning. Judith and another lady made excellent breakfast each morning and kept the food stocked and the place clean. They never ran out of waffle batter or toppings the whole week.

The evening food receptionist, Jennifer, was very kind and competent. The kids loved her so much they left notes for her when we left. Tuesday we had taco/burrito night and Wednesday BBQ night. Usually this means hot dogs, but here they served bratwurst and grilled chicken sandwiches. Drinks included red/white wine, draft beer, and soft drinks.

This was probably the cleanest Residence Inn I have stayed at. We noticed they allowed pets and worried that the floors would be filthy. That was not the case, our socks were clean even after walking in the hallways. I appreciate their attention to keeping the floors clean. The cleaning staff were polite and courteous, and the front desk was helpful and competent. Our neighbor had a dog, but we never heard it. We were on the ground floor but rarely heard people upstairs.

The pool was clean and cool and closed promptly at 9pm each night. The basketball court was fun. Only the hot tub wasn't very hot and the staff told me they were waiting for approval to replace the heating element. Even so, it was warmer than the pool and was usable.

I would certainly stay here again, as it was walking distance to the USF campus, and just down the street from the Ringling Museum. The front desk attendant Brianna gave us a discount card for the museum, and this was a pleasant surprise. Easy to drive to airport or downtown Sarasota and beaches.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DrAwkard
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Property: Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton
Address: 1040 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34234-2853
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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 Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #21 of 49 Hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton 3*
Number of rooms: 78
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