The Banyan Tree resort is pretty close to the village so that part was good. That is really the only reason I went with this one. But as it turned out, being able to walk to the village was not as big of a deal as I thought and I found myself driving over there anyway. The place we stayed at is really just a big house converted into several upstairs and downstairs apartments. I guess they have other houses as well. We stayed in the Everglades unit which was on the ground floor. This place accomodated our party of six just well enough and that was with letting our youngest child sleep with us in the King bed. However, had I seen the place in person first, I probably would not have stayed there. The property's grounds are not very well kept. The pictures looked great and when we got there we were disappointed. The building we stayed in is old and worn looking. Our patio area was dirty and had missing trim off the house. Generally just ragged looking all around. The small pool was nice and clean though. The inside of the unit was just okay and the furniture is worn. At least it was clean. We had to put one of our party on the sleeper sofa in the living room. The sleeper sofa is completely worn out. Good thing our teenager didn't mind too much. The matresses on the beds were comfortable enough but the bedding had stains and is well worn. When we pulled the pillow cases off the pillows at the end of our stay, we saw that the pillows / pillow covers were nasty with yellow stains all over. We pointed this out to the manager and she said that would be corrected. As someone else said in their review, we also found the bicycles to be rusted and crappy. We didn't even bother with those. All in all, it was just okay. I guess you just get what you pay for. Next time I would spend a little more and stay in a newer condo in one of the big buildings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Siesta Key voted number #1 beach welcomes you! We have provided all the comforts to make your stay on Siesta Key truly a memorable vacation. Upon arriving, just park your car and start to enjoy the lush tropical surroundings, walk to Siesta Key Beach and visit the Siesta Key Village shops and restaurants. Enjoy the atmosphere of a small, relaxing beach community. Civic Beautification Award winner 2 years in a row!! Receivers of the Award winning white glove award from superior small lodging. We are proud Members of the BBB, Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, and Visit Florida & Florida USA. Clearly charming tropical surroundings make for a truly memorable vacation. Enjoy the endless gulf breezes as you lounge by your pool or on your own private screened porch, sunny patio or just strolling on the beach. The Siesta Key "Banyan Tree Beach Resort and Vacation Rentals" offers accommodations for every budget. We have efficiency, 1, 2 or 3 bedroom units (some that can open up together for larger parties) some with Private Heated pool. We have 2 fishing piers on canal. We are located in the Village and just a short walk to the beach. If Sarasota or Siesta Key is your vacation destination, be sure to stay at The Siesta Key "Banyan Tree Beach Resort and Vacation Rentals". It's a beautiful day in our neighborhood; won't you come and play with us? --1 Block to "#1 award winning beach" --1 Block to "Village" shopping --Spacious accommodations constantly updated --Air conditioned and heated --Cable TV/DVD/Wi-Fi --Private Phone --Fully equipped Kitchens with microwaves --Coffee pots, toasters, blenders, dishes, pots and pans --Sheets and towels provided --Laundry facilities on premises --Mostly ground floor accommodations --BBQ Grills, Beach Chairs --Sparkling clean --Assigned Parking --Fishing Pier on Grand Canal -- --No smoking inside the accommodations. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Banyan Tree Hotel Siesta Key
- Banyan Tree Resort Siesta Key, Florida