This Hampton is a historical building in downtown Bradenton that just last fall reopened after a huge remodel. Upon walking into the lobby it was obvious that this place had been remodeled very well - it was gorgeous! We arrived while the Christmas decorations were still up in late December and everything looked great.
We enjoyed the location and even had a pretty good view of New Year's fireworks from our window on the sixth floor, looking toward downtown and the marina. Parking was not a problem for us, but I am sure it could be difficult to find a place in busier seasons. We tried several good restaurants nearby, especially the Irish pub in downtown, just a few blocks walk with great food and martinis.
Tried the free breakfast one morning and it was pretty good, as hotel breakfasts go. Went to the Sage Biscuit Cafe for New Years brunch and it was delish (10 min drive). The South Florida Museum is right next door and made for an interesting afternoon - loved meeting Snooty the manatee and his friends!
As for the room, could not really ask for better. It was nice, clean, updated and modern - really pretty perfect. I was aware that we would not have a fridge and microwave, as I read the website and review before I book. I understood that the older building prohibited having these conveniences, and while it would have been nice, it was not a huge deal. The only problem that we had was one of our 3 days the housekeeping staff forgot to leave fresh towels. The problem was minor and solved in about 5 minutes with a call to the front desk. I cannot fault them with that type of response. All in all we were very pleased with our stay and would love to stay there in the future if we are ever back in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic hotel located in the heart of the historic district, close to gulf of Mexico Beaches, to include Anna Maira, Bradenton Beaches and Longboat Key. Walking distance to Riverwalk Park, McKechnie Field, marina, museum/planetarium and historic Main Street.We offer 119 beautifully appointed, spacious, guest rooms including suites and accessible rooms. When staying with us, enjoy a complimentary Hampton hot breakfast every day, a clean and fresh Hampton bed, free hi-speed internet access in every room, gym/fitness center and heated outdoor pool. Our hotel can comfortably accommodate multiple meeting and banquet events. ... more less
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