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BEST WESTERN PLUS Ambassador Suites Venice
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Venice
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Dublin . IRELAND
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice and friendly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2007

This is a nice and easy going Hotel. The staff are polite and friendly. The rooms are clean and are of good size. Breakfast is good but not a great choice, dining area is a bit small. I found the the room rates a little expensive, as i could get a 4 star hotel in Orlando or Tampa for the same price. But all in all i had a pleasant three days stay and would stay there again if i was visiting the area.

Nigel. Dublin. Ireland.

  • Liked — Easy going
  • Disliked — Location
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2007

This Best Western requires two forms of ID at check in plus your car license plate. Don't know if they think you are going to run or what. The rates are really flexible. I paid $139 for a king room but overheard the desk clerk quote $119 to someone over the phone.
Location is a little noisy but handy to I75.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
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Trenton, NJ
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2007

We stayed at this hotel for two nights in March 2007.

The hotel has addressed some of the concerns listed previously- it's now a smoke free and pet free location.

The hotel lobby and breakfast room were in very good shape.

The room we had was very comfortable with a couch, two chairs, a half wall between the couch and beds. We also had a sink, refrigerator and microwave. The room was very well maintained although the a/c was not matched to the size and design of the room. It's a long room and the a/c has a hard time cooling all the way to the bathroom- and even the area where the couch is does not get cooled enough.

The hot breakfast was good but not great- some hot things were not hot and some cold things were not cold. Fresh fruit would be nice as well. A microwave in the breakfast area would be helpful as well.

The price was a bit steep but it is Spring Break time in FL.

The pool looks much bigger on the website- but it is heated and maintained very well.

Bottom line- not bad, not great. A clean and mostly comfortable place to stay in the Venice area.

Dennis

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2007

Among the best of the Best Westerns...
Need to improve the "full breakfast" by providing real creamer (half and half) for the coffee and upgrade the breakfast beyond the luke warm egg patties and sausage patties as highlights.... no pasteries available...
Staff was first class though some in training and the facility and the rooms were recently renovated, and as good as you can get at Best Western...

Stayed February 2007
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2006

The room was suprisingly spacious; 2 double beds with a sitting area with a couch, table & chairs, & small fridge.
We spent one overnight for a family function. At 4:30 am we walked in with extra guests for the room and the lady at the front desk was incredibly helpful, assisting us in obtaining a cot for the extra guest. All with a smile!!
The breakfast was very complete, homemade waffles among other items, altho the coffee was too watery.
If ever need to spend an overnight in the area, would definitely do so. Other family members stayed at other motels, paying comparable, but far from the cleanliness, and quality we experienced at Best Western.

  • Stayed March 2006
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2006

We visited Venice, FL from Feb 18-24 and we stayed at this hotel the whole time.
Possitives:
It was a very nice room; quite large and had a nice seating area. Had microwave, fridge and extra sink. Nice large bathroom with extra mirror and counter just outside the bath.
Decent breakfast; not great but ok.
Nice lobby and breakfast area.
Very quiet!! (except for freeway noise; see below)

Negatives:
If you hate freeway noise, don't stay here. We don't mind it at all so it was no problem for us. The hotel is just off I-75.
Horrible in room hair dryer; bring your own.
Maid a little undependable. Forgot things often and left the air on full blast every day!! We FROZE when we came back in the evening.
Pool area nice, but small.

All in all, for the rates some hotels charge in the area, this was a great deal which we found on an internet reservation site. I'd stay here again!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2005

I was surprised at the number of good reviews for this hotel. The overall feel of the hotel is that of one that is in need of some attention. We stayed in a N/S two queen room.

The room was overall clean, nice size, has m/w, fridge, iron, coffee maker.
We opened the drawers under the TV and they had not been cleaned out from the previous guest - their contents were a tad alarming - a large, beef jerky type treat in one drawer (yum), in another was some trash, change, and a used latex glove (no, not making that up). So, as you can imagine, not a good first impression.

The bathtub had a good amount of mold on the caulking - doesn't make for a pleasant feel. I had the room a/c set to the lowest setting (60degrees) and it still did not adequately cool the room.

Later on that night, the room smelled of smoke - I called the front desk to ask if there were smoking rooms in the hotel - he said on the third floor (we were on the second). I let him know our room smelled of smoke and the a/c wasn't working. I asked if there were other rooms open in the hotel. He responded, "not in your price category," i.e. there were a couple suites open. I reiterated my concerns, he responded, "I don't know what to tell you."

So, all in all, not a pleasant stay and won't return any time soon. Unfortunately there aren't a whole lot of hotels in this area.

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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Ambassador Suites Venice
Address: 400 Commercial Ct, Venice, FL 34292-1647
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Venice
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Venice
#3 Family Hotel in Venice
#3 Business Hotel in Venice
#3 Romantic Hotel in Venice
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Ambassador Suites Venice 2.5*
Number of rooms: 83
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