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“Close to the Sarasota / Bradenton Airport” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard Sarasota Bradenton Airport

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Courtyard Sarasota Bradenton Airport
Ranked #15 of 47 Hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Clermont, Florida
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436 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Close to the Sarasota / Bradenton Airport”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you are flying in / out of the Sarasota / Bradenton Airport this hotel is a great spot. Relatively close within 5-10 minutes driving distance of downtown Sarasota for good dining choices as well. Property has a cafe area on site with quick choices in a refreshing casual environment as well if you don't have access to a car. Comfortable, fresh, clean and friendly staff... Rates can be a little high during Florida's "Season"... Be prepared t pay for breakfast as it is not complimentary but with the Starbucks offerings inside it adds a nice touch. During certain times throughout the year the local Dog Track is only a few blocks away for some fun and exciting entertainment as well.

Room Tip: Stay away from ice machines on Level 2 as it was a little noisy I noticed when departing the elevato...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank spbuck
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SRQCYGM, General Manager at Courtyard Sarasota Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you so much for staying with us this week and taking the time to write a review. It's nice to hear that the staff was friendly and the rooms were clean. That is our goal. I hope that when you return to Sarasota that you will choose to stay with us again. Have a great day.
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Bay Village, Ohio
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170 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This Courtyard is up to the standards I have come to expect from a Courtyard. It has recently been updated and everything seems to have been done right and well.
The lobby is well-appointed in the new look that Courtyard has adapted in the past few years.
The bistro is right off the lobby.
If you are really tired and not watching where you are going, you could miss the entrance - that is probably my only complaint.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank JhmKbm50063
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SRQCYGM, General Manager at Courtyard Sarasota Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you very much for staying at the Courtyard Sarasota AIrport and for making time to review the hotel. Its nice to hear that you were please with the renovation of the lobby and Bistro area. I hope the next time you visit Sarasota you will come back to see us again. Have a wonderful day.
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Christmas, Florida
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170 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The room was average, nothing special for the cost. For that price it should have been a suite. The only thing that was provided in the morning was coffee. They opened a bistro and got rid of their breakfast for the guests. Will not go back. It could have been a better experience. I have stayed at hotels that were not chains and they at least gave you a continental breakfast. No value in staying here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank candid1008
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SRQCYGM, General Manager at Courtyard Sarasota Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thank you for taking time review the Courtyard. I realize that many people are looking for breakfast to be included. However, the Courtyard has never offered a free buffet. With the new Bistro concept, guests are able to order fresh, made to order items. There is a variety of options that are healthy and cost effective. We also offer breakfast included rates which saves money. Each Marriott hotel's website has all the information about the hotel and what amenities are included so anyne can find out ahead of time what to expect. Again, that you for the feedback.
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328 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This is a typical Courtyard. Rooms and staff are nice. This is right next to the airport with a free shuttle. If you are stranded here perhaps because you have a flight and no car, note that there is a park within walking distance that has a nice shaded walkway, a play area for the kids and plenty of room to play catch with the dog or throw a frisbee with the kids. I think it's called North Tower Park.

Only one complaint - the tv is on the desk to the side of the bed, so it is awkward to watch tv. You have to turn your head. This is the second remodeled Courtyard that I've been at that has this set up. Poor design.. I don't get why a major hotel chain would design their rooms this way.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms have balconys
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank clubnev
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SRQCYGM, General Manager at Courtyard Sarasota Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Clubnev,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do appreicate the feedback. I am happy to know that you found the staff friendly and convemient to the airport and partk. I will share the feedback regarding the television placement with Marriott as well. I hope if you have another trip to Sarasota that you will choose to stay here at the Courtyard again.
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Orlando, FL
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103 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is the typical Courtyard hotel - dependable service, nice rooms for doing some work, comfy beds. The only thing maybe to consider is the location....very convenient being right across the street from the airport and next to the Ringling Art school, but also a little further out than some of the shopping and dining down more towards University and 75.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank misseattle
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SRQCYGM, General Manager at Courtyard Sarasota Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you so much for staying at the Courtyard Sarasota Airport. We do appreciate your loyalty to Marriott. I 'm glad you enjoyed your stay and found the rooms comfortable. It is convenient to be close to the Aiport and not too far from the beaches and downtown Sarasota. I hope that you will stay with us next time you are in the area. Thank you again for staying and giving your feedback.
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Tallahassee, Florida
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

One of the things I appreciate about staying at a "mid-tier" hotel is the ammenities - free Wi-Fi, a nice free, breakfast. Some have great breakfasts and some only so-so. But I was surprised to see what they are calling a "new concept" at this Courtyard Marriott - a "bistro" that's really just another name for an in-hotel restaurant - they have same same sort of food you get at the free ones (boxes of cereal, cups of cut-upo fruit) but they charge you! If this is a new trend I don't like it. The counter area looks like Macdonalds. Although everyone was very friendly, I'd rather go to a real restaurant if I'm going to pay for it. Last stay at a Courtyard Marriott for me.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Ken B
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SRQCYGM, General Manager at Courtyard Sarasota Bradenton Airport, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Dear Ken,

Thank you for taking the time to voice your thoughts regarding the new Bistro. I am happy to know you found everyone to be friendly. I will pass along your thoughts to Marriott, as they decide the brand standard for Courtyard and all other brands. Thank you again for the feedback.
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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Why pay much higher prices when the beaches are only a short drive away and the car parks are free!
Check in was efficient, friendly and professional. We did not like our initial rooms and they were changed with the utmost grace.
Not a great selection on the food and drink side but can certainly be described as sufficient.
Free coffees served in the foyer during the morning and all staff encountered were very helpful.

For a decent meal you do have to drive once again but a small price to pay for a great hotel, economically priced.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Courtyard Sarasota Bradenton Airport
Address: 850 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34234-2813
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 47 Hotels in Sarasota
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Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Sarasota Bradenton Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 81
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