I would actually give this 3 1/2 stars based entirely on the beach access and the wonderful beach itself. My husband and I and our 3 children stayed in unit Y402. It was our first trip to Siesta Key. Loved the beach! White sand like flour, yes flour, not sugar. The resort is very good.. It's obvious they take a lot of pride in the grounds. I do wish they'd have daily maid service or at least acutually clean the room a couple times a week instead of their "light cleaning" on one day! They actually cleaned NOTHING on that day, and didn't even remove all of the dirty towels. Very, very disappointed in that as well as the cheap cookware in the kitchen. Not even a griddle to make pancakes! We had to used a warped skillet. And not providing dish soap, paper towels, tissues, salt & pepper is a royal pain and just tacky.
Although I wouldn't stay in unit Y402 again, it wasn't terrible. The location of that room is great, right off of the elevator, across from the laundry room and overlooking the beach and pool. The beds are not comfortable, and the linens on the beds are not nice. The master bedroom smelled like urine and my husband couldn't stand it. The televisions in the unit are small and need to be upgraded.
The room is very quiet, I guess you get nice thick walls at the older resorts which is great. The pools are very nicely heated in October so we loved that. They desperately need some shade at the main pool though. Not even an umbrella to shade small children. So we would stay at this resort again, we'd just pick a nicer unit and hope the beds are more comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club delivers the best of all worlds: The newly renovated, privately owned vacation condominiums have full amenities and include resort-like accommodations. Our customer service & satisfaction tops the charts and differentiates us from the many other choices you have when deciding on a vacation rental. Conveniently located close to fine dining and shopping and within minutes of area attractions, this is a perfect year-round island destination for travelers, active seniors, couples, families, or honeymooners. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sarasota Surf And Racquet Club Hotel Sarasota
- Sarasota Surf And Racquet Club Florida