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Holiday Inn Express Venice/Sarasota
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Venice
Reviewed March 11, 2013

I've stayed at a lot of Holiday Inn Express' and this one is very average. The front desk staff was very friendly! My first impression after checking in was noticing that the carpet in the hallway was very stained and looked dirty. I was very concerned what my room was going to look like. The hallway carpet really needs replaced or a good cleaning...I would say replaced because it's very outdated. My room was average but it was clean. I like the dark wood furniture as it makes the room a little "warmer".

Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Craig H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Venice/Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2013

Thank You for sharing your comments regarding your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Venice Florida. We take great pride in the level of service and amenities we provide our guest.
I have shared your views with our team and will strive to meet and exceed your expectations at your next visit. The hallways, meeting room and fitness center all received new carpet this week.
We certainly look forward to your next visit to the area and hope that the Holiday Inn Express Venice is your destination.

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

This place is a breath of fresh air! Very comfortable rooms with that are up to date. Amenities are perfect. The staff is very accomodating-no request was too much or a problem, always greeted with "no problem" and a smile! Management was also very friendly and attentive-wanted to be sure your stay was good, and was genuinely interested in you-the customer learing where you were from and to assure your stay was what you expected. The continental breakfast was adequate and fresh. The staff handling the breakfast deserve a big thank you as they kept the area stocked and CLEAN, again with a smile assuring you had what you wanted. You get what you pay for and this was worth it. If you looking for a cheap deal go downtown where the dumps are and for the price this was well worth it. The environment you surround yourself with can really make or break you day! Thank you to this place for making my day! Keep up the good work, will be back when in the area.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Craig H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Venice/Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2013

Thank You very much for your comments about your stay with us at the Holdiay Inn Express Venice Flordia. We are very excited to have met and exceeded your expectations, this is what we strive for. Our staff is looking forward to seeing you next time you are traveling to the area. Thank You again for sharing your review.

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

This hotel was way over priced. But we were tired of driving and had to stop.
Our friend's room was minus the refrigerator--they told the desk people right away so that they would not be charged for theft.
It was a stopping place on the way south.
The breakfast was actually quite decent--the powdered scrambled eggs were good. The automatic pancake maker spit out tough little gems. They had yogurt.
The breakfast made the stay.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Craig H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Venice/Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2013

Thank You for sharing your experience with us, we take all our guest comments to heart and use them to educate and train our team to be sensitive to guests needs and consistently provide impeccable service. The Holiday Inn Express Hot Breakfast bar is a great way to start the day. Thank You again for your comments.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Good for overnight stop just off the I75. Staff were efficient and room had all facilities. It was about 10 minutes to downtown Venice for shops and restaurants. Well serviced with an adequate breakfast. The hair dryer in our room was faulty and was quickly replaced with another. We used the internet hotspot once that evening only to find that our email had been hacked into and that caused considerable problems. The lady on reception would note the fact, but sounded little concerned or even did not understand the consequences - beware !

Room Tip: Although the hotel was fully booked we were over the front door and all was quiet.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Craig H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Venice/Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2013

Thank you for your review of the Holiday Inn Express in Venice Florida and your continued patronage. I have shared your views with our team and will strive to meet and exceed your expectations at your next visit. Thank You again for your comments.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Favorable reviews here influenced me to book a room at this hotel. The staff is eager to please customers. We were pleased in every way except that we would have liked to be nearer to the downtown area.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Craig H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Venice/Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2013

Thank You very much for taking the time to write a review. It is wonderful to hear when our staff goes the extra mile for a guest. We take pride to ensure that each guest receives the best possible service. We certainly look forward to your next visit to Venice Florida.

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

There was a gal by the name of Lisa D. in the food service area who is a HUGE asset to the hotel .............. We have stayed at this facility frequently over the past 5 years and in our opinion... you can't get a much better employee than her!!
Sincerely,
Arthur C. Damiano

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Craig H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Venice/Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2013

Thank You so much for the positive comments. I have shared your review with our team. Our staff at the Holiday Inn Express Venice Florida are very excited that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

This hotel is nice but it needs a couple things. Neighbor in non-smoking room down the hall was smoking. I don't know what they can do to prevent this, but it is he smoked up the entire hallway. The main problem I had with this room was the air conditioning-heater. When you went to turn it on, you noticed all the mold gathered on the surface of the cooling fins where the air comes out. I don't usually notice this but it was easy to see. I was just getting over a cold so I noticed this and then decided not to use the AC. Luckily, the temperature was mild so it was not a problem. I would rate this hotel good except for the mold.

Room Tip: Check A-C to see if they are ever cleaned.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Craig H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Venice/Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2013

Thank You for sharing your experience with us, we train and educate our team to be sensitive
to all guest needs and consistently provide outstanding and inpeccable service. The housekkeping department will review your feedback so we can avoid repeating this in the future. Thank you again for sharing your review.

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Venice/Sarasota

Address: 380 Commercial Ct, Venice, FL 34292-1647
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Venice
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Venice
Price Range: $145 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Venice/Sarasota 2.5*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located minutes from the Beach, our Venice hotel is close to Sarasota, and offers free WiFi, hot breakfast, and an outdoor pool ... more   less 
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