East coast Floridians were looking for a stay-cation and beautiful location to take our Mom for her 70th birthday and we decided to travel across the state to take a train ride on an old-fashioned train in Parrish. We took a chance an and chose this hotel because it was close to where we needed to be. It looked nice on the Internet - but don't all hotels? Sometimes the pictures make the hotel look nicer but in the case the pictures don't do the hotel justice. This hotel IS the place to stay when you're in the area. The property is CLEAN and comfortable with all the ammenities. The rooms are spacious and modern with wireless available in the room. The hotel itself is tastefully decorated and the breakfast nook/lobby/coffee bar is very inviting.
General Manager Chris is at your service. He can and does help with ANYTHING you night need. During the complimentary breakfast service, Chris circulates to make sure every guest is taken care of and has whatever they need. If you need something just ask Chris and it's taken care of. Several people at breakfast on the morning of my stay were return guests to the hotel - that was impressive - RETURN guests - that says it all.
The breakfast service is unreal. I've never had seen such a spread at a complimentary breakfast - hot food was offered. One morning we arrived later in the morning toward the end of the breakfast service and the buffet was still fresh and well stocked. Chris was still making the rounds to make sure late-comers were satisfied as well.
After a hot day on the west coast, it was wonderful to come "home" to our hotel and cool off in the beautiful, crystal-clear pool, Towels are provided for poolside. It's hard to coax my Mom into a pool - it's hard for her to climb in and out. This pool offers easy access for young and old alike. And once in, we couldn't get Mom out. Even the pool at this hotel is comfortable and inviting.
Thank you Chris and everyone for making our stay so memorable. We plan to return to this area in the future and we wouldn't even think of staying anywhere else. We WILL BE BACK!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our modern and upscale hotel is offering a major step up in style and one of the best hotels that Bradenton and Sarasota have to offer. We are located less than three miles from the beautiful Gulf beaches, and just minutes from Long Boat Key and Anna Maria Island. ... more less
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