Between fighting with the bus schedules and the actual fare to get into NYC, we might as well have stayed on the island. But that's another story. Saddlebrook is a nice city and we actually laughed because it was almost identical to our hometown in the midwest.
Two friends and I stayed here and it was easy to get to. The people at the counter were nice and even though check in is at 3, they let us check in at noon (perhaps because we walked into the lobby and it was very obvious we had been up and driving overnight for 12 hours) I had called and asked ahead if they had a coffee machine in the room, but was disappointed because it was a 1 cup brewer and the brand was some random hotel coffee brand... because of the way the machine was, I couldn't even get filters and use the coffee I had brought. They did have coffee in the lobby that they kept freshly brewed, but it was the same brand.
The pressure in the shower was good which had been a concern of mine because I have waist long hair. The sink in the bathroom was difficult to get used to and was also the only water in the room, so if you wanted a drink of water you had to drink it from the bathroom.
The closet didn't smell funny, but my friend put his shirts in the closet and they smelled interesting when he put them on. Our balcony door wouldn't open. The tv channels were all fuzzy and we ended up just trying to find a channel -any channel- with something we could see. The binder with information about the area was useless.... it had the dividers in it and nothing else! There was no continental breakfast... you had to order it through room service and it started out at $10/person! Might as well go out to eat for that! There was no ice machine on our floor. The walls were paper thin- one of my friends went for a walk and forgot to see what our room number was. He was down the hall and had to call me to figure it out and ended up hearing my phone ringing!
Overall, the room was clean and was good for sleeping, which was literally all we did there. There are 2 bus stops down the block, as well as a restaurant and a gas station. If I were visiting Saddlebrook, I would probably stay here again, just for 1 night. Next time I am in NYC I am going to stay on the island or at least closer because the money we saved by getting this hotel was spent on bus fare and the schedules and drivers were not worth dealing with. The staff was very friendly... we called from the city a couple times asking them what they thought the best way to get back to the hotel was and they were very friendly every time. It does have a restaurant on site that looked good but it had weird hours and closed early the day we arrived (1:30 pm on Saturday)
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