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“A nice hotel but hard beds”

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Holiday Inn Sarasota - Airport
Ranked #7 of 51 Hotels in Sarasota
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

We chose this Holiday Inn because it was located right next to New College. The convenience of where it was located at was great. The staff were nice. The rooms were clean and nice. The beds though were as hard as a rock and all of us complained the next morning about our backs and shoulders(side sleepers) in pain all night. I would stay here again if they changed out the beds. The breakfast attendant was great and only charged me $2.50 for the omelette I ate instead of the full price for the buffett.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

Need a hotel close to the airport? Can't beat this upgraded holiday inn. Rooms are fantastic. Hotel only has indoor pool, but was great for the price. My king room had a whirlpool that played music! Kind of cheesy but it was relaxing after a full work day.

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hisrqgm, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2012

Thank you so very much for your comments about our hotel, The Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport. We strive very hard to exceed every guest’s expectation and our team is proud that we have succeeded. Glad you enjoyed your jacuzzi and the music. Looking forward to serving you in a very near future.
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

Did I mention this was a great hotel? Unfortunately we only spent one night here but was still able to enjoy the delightful indoor pool with outdoor area and the wonderful firepit lounging area. I read an article in the business centre that the owner wanted to build/design the most "unholiday inn" Holidy Inn and I would say he did this with flying colours. We did not have a chance to eat in the hotel restaurant but read in other reviews that it is also unlike most hotel restaurants.
Hotel is very close to Sarasota airport but we were not flying out so did not avail ourselves of shuttle service.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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hisrqgm, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2012

Thank you so very much for your comments about our hotel, The Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport. We strive very hard to exceed every guest’s expectation and our team is proud that we have succeeded. At your next visit we would love you to enjoy the Sporting News Grill, Cheff Mizell does a fantastic job with his food. Looking forward to serving you in a very near future.
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE TO ODORS OF ANY TYPE....STAY AWAY. This hotel went all out on plush, modern lobby and upbeat room decor. Very cosmopolitan feel when entering. However, rooms are highly fragranced. Checked in after 5 pm, walked into room and smelled like Febreeze was used on everything--carpets, bed, all surfaces. Windows did not open--not even a crack--so unable to let in some fresh air. Girl at front desk's response: " Yeah, if you are sensitive to any type of smells, this is definitely not the hotel to stay at". Spoke with manager to get credit card charge reversed and she said the scents were just part of the cleaning process. With a non-smoking hotel that is 3 years old, you have to wonder what they are trying to cover up.
Even after getting into my car, the scent was in my hair and on my lips--no exaggeration.
Get with the times Holiday Inn: With all your attempts at re-branding to a higher standard atleast set aside a few rooms (like other hotels do) that refrain from using fragrances.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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hisrqgm, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2012

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, First and foremost I would like to apologize for not meeting your expectation and our facility and services fell short of your expectations.We take all our guest comments to heart and use them to educate and train our team to be sensitive to guests needs and consistently provide outstanding and impeccable service. I have shared your views with our housekeeping team and will strive to exceed your expectations at your next visit to Sarasota and The Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport.
Looking forward to serving you.
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

Considering my family and I were booked here due to our flight out of Sarasota being overbooked, I had an incredibly relaxing time at this hotel. The airline had suggested this hotel and upon hearing that it was a Holiday Inn, I wasn't expecting much... But I was wrong! The lobby of this hotel is incredibly modern and decorated in contemporary furniture and lighting. The hotel had two glass elevators overlooking the atrium-style lobby and was furnished with a seperate coffee shop and bar & restaurant on the main floor. Our hotel room was incredibly clean and decorated very tastefully. The bathroom was finished with expensive appliciances and was very spacious and our window was extremely large (and also faced downtown Sarasota....an added bonus!) Not to mention, the staff was incredibly friendly and super accomodating. One of the housekeepers even offered to do our laundry for us and called to our room when it had dried, saving us from having to wait for it to be completed. Overall, it was a very relaxing overnight stay and we all decided if we ever are in the Sarasota area again, we'll be booking with the Holiday Inn. Great experience!

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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hisrqgm, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2012

Thank you so very much for your comments about The Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport. We strive very hard to exceed every guest’s expectation and our team is proud that we have succeeded. I will pass along your comments to our housekeeping department specially Princes your housekeepr. Looking forward to serving you in a very near future.
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Mohammad Gharavi
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

We had an offsite meeting recently at the Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport. It's close enough to downtown to be convenient for everyone, and is such a beautiful, modern hotel. Maria did all the planning, and made it SO easy for us. The food was great, and the service even better. Conference room was comfortable. And compared to other facilities in town, the price was extremely reasonable. All the way around, a wonderful place for a business meeting.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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hisrqgm, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2012

Thank you so very much for your comments about The Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport and your resent meeting with us. We strive very hard to exceed every groups expectation and our team is proud that we have succeeded. Looking forward to serving you and your group in a very near future.
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

This hotel is at the airport and about 10/15 minutes from the beach. 1/2 the price of the beach places. Nice new clean rooms. Indoor pool , sauna , steam room. Outdoor gas fire. Sports bar & restaurant. Flat screens in room. A very nice hotel. Staff is awesome! The place to stay.

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hisrqgm, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2012

Thank you so very much for your comments about The Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport. We strive very hard to exceed every guest’s expectation and our team is proud that we have succeeded. Looking forward to serving you in a very near future.
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Address: 8009 15th St E, Sarasota, FL 34243-2713
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Sarasota
Price Range: £83 - £213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Sarasota - Airport 3.5*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport is a 135 room premier boutique hotel in the heart of Sarasota and Bradenton. Chic, contemporary decor, and an unsurpassed range of amenities, it is ideal for sophisticated business and leisure travelers.The Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport Restaurant and Lounge features dining al fresco under the blue skies and exquisite cuisine, deliciously created. The rooms and suites are spacious, state-of-the-art amenities such as 36" flat-panel TV and free Wi-Fi. The Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport offers exceptional event facilities for groups of 10 to 200, enjoy convenient access to venues of Sarasota and Bradenton. Relax in our indoor pool or work-out in our fitness facility. Explore the best from golf, shopping at St Armands Circle, restaurants and the beautiful white sandy beaches of Siesta Key, Lido Beach, Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. Hotel is adjacent to the Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center and attractions such as: Ringling Museum of Art, Asolo Theatre, VanWezel Performing Arts, & Mote Marine. Located within a few miles of University of South Florida, New College, and Ringling College of Art. Neighboring corporate offices are: Sun Hydraulics, Honeywell, Chris Craft, Pierce Manufacturing, Rectrix Air, Volo Air, Dolphin Aviation, Siemens, and Lockheed Martin. We guarantee you will have an memorable experience, that will meet and exceed your expectations. ... more   less 
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