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Ramada Sarasota
Ranked #36 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Welcome to the Ramada Waterfront Sarasota. Check in was courteous and efficient. As expected, because of the third-party booking I was directed to the motel side of the hotel with no waterfront view and not totally remodeled. There was some remodeling done to the property since the last time I stayed here in 2012.
In the room were two comfortable full size beds, night table, writing desk, TV cabinet with storage beneath and a single serve coffee machine that has to be moved to access a power outlet. The TV is not a flat-panel as promised by the manager in response to a comment from a previous guest on Tripadvisor. There were flat panels in other rooms. Iron and ironing board are available in the bathroom where there are hangers for your clothes on an open rack.
The following are some details that I noticed on a room walk through, because as you know the devil is in the details:
1. Night table drawer spill.
2. Dislodged casing for air conditioner.
3. Large hair glob stuck on bathroom wall.
4. Sunken shower drain with questionable grouting and staining.
5. Bathroom Floor cleaning could have been better.
6. Slow draining bathroom sink.
7. Deteriorated caulking around sink.
7. Liquid stained carpet (when it's at home I know the origin of the cooties).
Make sure to wear your slippers.

The Continental breakfast included drinks, fresh fruit, pastries, cereals, muffins, bagels, and other breads.

It seems it for the money through a third party booking, there is value here, however because of the the star rating is overrated, and at regular rates you can find better value alternatives.

P.S. Daily cleanup was beds made, trash removal. No vacuum or mop, (didn't even flush the toilet).

Room Tip: If you must stay, and you have the option, select the waterside. It may be a bit better.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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GMRamadaSarasota, General Manager at Ramada Sarasota, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Dear Mochips,

Thank you for your detailed review. You mentioned that you did not receive an upgraded room. The reason for this is because you book one of our Standard rooms rather than our fully renovated Executive Rooms, which have the 42 inch flat panels that you mentioned in your review. For a small price increase these Executive rooms are available on all booking channels. Next time please consider one of our Executive rooms and I know you will be pleased.

Sincerely,

Navid Kichi
GM
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Madeira Beach
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

Room was adequate, like most motel/hotel rooms, the lighting left much to be desired, especially in the washroom area. The property still sports it's nice cozy marina, as well as a continental breakfast, which we did not avail to ourselves. Well kept exterior, but come on people, it's a Saturday nite and neither of the hotels ice machines were functioning. Poor excuse.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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GMRamadaSarasota, General Manager at Ramada Sarasota, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Dear James,

Thank you for your review. I am so sorry about the ice machines. We were completely sold out that weekend and got very unlucky as 2 out of our 3 ice machines went down. They were fixed immediately on Monday (as they do not service these over the weekend) and are now all working. Again I apologize about this inconvenience.

Sincerely,

Navid Kichi
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Additional Information about Ramada Sarasota

Property: Ramada Sarasota
Address: 7150 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-1405 (Formerly Sarasota Hotel & Marina)
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Sarasota 3*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the splendor of warm tropical breezes, sparkling waters and dazzling sunsets of the Ramada Waterfront located on Sarasota Bay in Sarasota, Florida. The hotel, banquet rooms, restaurant, Tiki Bar and heated outdoor swimming pool all have spectacular views of the marina. The Ramada Waterfront Sarasota is convenient to Florida's gulf coast beautiful white sand beaches including Siesta Key Beach, Lido Key and Anna Maria Island. The full service Ramada Waterfront has 85 comfortable and well-appointed guest rooms and suites. Amenities include free WiFi throughout the hotel and free parking. With over 9,000 square feet of flexible function space, the hotel is ideal for meetings, banquets weddings and other special events for up to 700 people. ... more   less 
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