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“2nd Time Back and still AMAZING........” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hyatt Regency Sarasota

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Hyatt Regency Sarasota
Ranked #6 of 49 Hotels in Sarasota
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Florida
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“2nd Time Back and still AMAZING........”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

I found this hotel on Groupon last year and LOVED the experience that I wanted to go back and try it again. It was just as AMAZING as the first time. This is now my favorite place to go when I need a weekend getaway. The people are so friendly and the atmosphere is great especially the pool area with the waterfall. We stayed at the pool for two solid days because it was so peaceful and relaxing. The rooms are super clean and beds very comfortable. I can't wait to go back. The staff is also AMAZING.. Our favorite person is Carmel at the pool bar. She is SUPER sweet and ALWAYS making sure we had everything we need. She is truly an asset to Hyatt Regency. Also, the CEO Bruce McDonald is WONDERFUL!!! I called him before we came to see if my request would be possible and he made sure it was. Before we left we wanted to thank him and he took the time to come down to talked to us. SUPER FRIENDLY guy. You don't find that kind of customer service often. We can't wait to go back!!! One more thing.... We did try the free hotel car service to downtown and LOVE LOVE LOVE that service where they take you downtown to eat and will come pick you up. I felt safe and another reason to only visit the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota. LOVE this place!!!! One happy customer!!!

Room Tip: Hotel car service downtown and get a room facing the pool.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KeenFlorida
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ChrisLevine, Director of Sales at Hyatt Regency Sarasota, responded to this review, 6 December 2012
Thank you for sharing your experience with us and I am glad to hear that we have done such a great job taking care of you that you decided to stay with us again even though we are not on Groupon any longer. We take that as a personal win when we can have a guest return to us because of their positive experiences. Carmel is wonderful and a key member of our staff so thank you for recognizing her. We will be sure to do the same internally. We get many comments about our pool and they echo your thoughts exactly however, we will continue to raise the bar and make your next stay that much better. Thank you for being a loyal customer.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Orlando, Florida
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24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

Our stay at the Hyatt Regency exactly what we expected - a good quality property with attentive staff in an excellent location for the Gulf Coast. The check in experience was trouble free with polite and very friendly staff, the lobby decor and furnishings are all top quality. The hotel faces either the Marina or Sarasota bay, both of which offer stunning views over the local area. The rooms were well equipped and artfully decorated. The property itself is not new, but this is more than made up for with the quality of the upkeep and furnishings.

The hotel bar was lively and not terribly expensive (for a hotel bar). It was about a 10 minute walk to the downtown area and a whole selection of restaurants and bars for an evening's entertainment. Siesta key, arguably one of the finest beaches in the US, is about a 15 minute drive from the hotel and Longboat Key and St Armands Circle are about 10 minutes away over the causeway. All in all the location was close to perfect for us.

The Hyatt offered a quality vacation experience which was reinforced by the professional and attentive staff throughout our stay. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Choose either a Bay view or Marina view - both are very scenic.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Often_disappointed
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ChrisLevine, Director of Sales at Hyatt Regency Sarasota, responded to this review, 6 December 2012
Thank you for your review...it sounds like you got out and saw the town with your family which is ecellent! Depending on your family dynamic, when you return, we offer bike and boat rentals through CB Outfitters from our gift shop located across from the pool if you were interested. Your description of where we are and what surrounds us will certainly help fellow travelers so again, thank you for such a thorough review. We hope to see you back soon.
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Apollo Beach, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012

we always go away for thanksgiving and he selects a hotels
we went to the Hyatt in Sarasota and had a memorable time the staff and service were excellent
we were in the restaurant having thanksgiving dinner and due to our diets for health reasons they change vegetables with the meal and also their vegetable pot pie was so good I requested the recipe and the chef came to the table and explained how to prepare / and chatted about the area
we can't drink due to medications and asked for non alcoholic drinks make off the app on our IPhone / the bartender was so kind
we will go back there because the staff made our holiday

Room Tip: all the rooms face the marina so there are no bad rooms we bought pillows like the ones in the roo...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Joiebee
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ChrisLevine, Director of Sales at Hyatt Regency Sarasota, responded to this review, 6 December 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. The personal touches are what really make a trip special and it sounds like you experienced these special touches throughout your stay. Our culinary and F&B teams here pay great attention to detail so I am glad that we were able to meet your dietary needs. We hope to see you again before next Thanksgiving!
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

My wife and I stayed in this hotel in November, 2012. We got it on Priceline for $75.00 per night which was an outstanding deal. The hotel is elegant, clean, and well located. The rooms are very nice, with excellent bathrooms. The hotel also has a small harbor for boats which leads to the Bay of Sarasota. We rented a boat there, and enjoyed a fun morning of fishing on the beautiful Bay. There is covered parking, a nice pool with a waterfall, a wedding area, and many meeting rooms. I could not imagine someone not liking this place.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank OrlandoTraveler32814
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ChrisLevine, Director of Sales at Hyatt Regency Sarasota, responded to this review, 12 December 2012
Thank you for your review! I'm glad to hear that you took advantage of our onsite boat rental that is run by CB Outfitters. They doa great job and being able to pull up to the hotel is a plus for serious fishmen or a family looking to enjoy a day on the water. We work extremely hard on mantaining our renvovation so thank you very much for noticing. We hope you come back soon!
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Vancouver, Canada
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367 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

Hyatt is a brand that can be counted on for reliable comfort and nice amenities, and the Regency standard offers a bit of extra perks without the luxury price tag. This Sarasota hotel offers all of the above, at a location I found convenient for the city but not the beaches near Sarasota. So why do I not give this hotel a higher rating? I would suggest a room facing the Van Wesel Centre for the Arts for the better view of the bay, but none of the rooms offers sunset views due to the obstructing condos. The rooms are very comfortable, but you need to be super skinny and a bit of an acrobat to navigate the very tiny washroom/bath, and getting into the tub means jumping over the toilet with a two point landing. Room amenities are nice, TV is unusually limited with heavy weight toward sports for some reason. The public areas are bright, but not terribly well designed; elevators require a tag team to keep an eye on the two that bridge the front door. The pool is pretty but not very well attended. Focus seems to be on big events; weddings and meetings. The front desk seems understaffed and there seems to always be a line up for service there. When I call down with a question, they say they will get back to me, but then forget. I like this hotel, it is clean and comfortable, but think a bit of management attention could help it be great.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sola123
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HyattGuestRelations, Guest Relations Associate at Hyatt Regency Sarasota, responded to this review, 29 November 2012
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent stay at our property. It’s great to hear that you found our property to be clean and comfortable. I will be sure to share your comments regarding the front desk staff to our management team. I apologize for any delays that you may have encountered. Our guest’s feedback is very important. We use this information to continue and improve overall guest satisfaction. I hope that we can have the chance to welcome you back to our property on your next visit to Sarasota.

Brock S. – A Guest Relations Associate
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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

Nice renovation with a modern decor theme. The bathrooms are probably the nicest part of the room renovation. It would have been perfect if they could have done something with the little bay window. It's a nice view, just an odd space. Bed was perfect and so were the pillows. AVAC was quiet. Everything was clean and neat. Room coffee was what you would expect - only drinkable if you had a hangover. We didn't but we tried it anyway. Bar was fun and bartender was good, informative and attentive. Free parking was close and safe.

Room Tip: We liked the marina view because there is something to see at night. Beach view is nonexistent at n...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JaxJack
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ChrisLevine, Director of Sales at Hyatt Regency Sarasota, responded to this review, 6 December 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! He recently installed new matresses and box springs so we are glad to hear you enjoyed the bed. The renovation happened a few years back and our engineering and housekeeping teams have been tasked to keep the hotel looking like the renovation just happeneding yesterday and from your comments, it sounds like they are doing a great job so again, thank you for your feedback and we will continue to improve.
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012

We stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota during the beginning of November 2012 for two nights. The hotel features a nice pool area complete with a bar and food service. The rooms are basic, but very well kept. One of my only complaints with Hyatts in general is the fact that they continue to charge for Wifi use. The staff was very friendly and the hotel itself is indeed in a fairly convenient location.

Breakfast is not included and is very steeply priced (I thought) at $22 a person. Do yourself a favor and look up the Breakfast House, which is only about a mile away. They have terrific food and service, and it's an excellent alternative if you're looking for a personalized meal that is moderately priced.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Adam G
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ChrisLevine, Director of Sales at Hyatt Regency Sarasota, responded to this review, 12 December 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. While we do charge for high speed internet in our guestrooms, if it is convenient for you, we also have a business center located across from our front desk. There are 4 computers that provide complimentary internet and printing services. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Property: Hyatt Regency Sarasota
Address: 1000 Boulevard Of The Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236-4808
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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 Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hyatt Regency Sarasota 4*
Number of rooms: 294
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a beautiful resort like setting with our own private marina on Sarasota Bay, Hyatt Regency Sarasota is 3 miles from the Sarasota/Bradenton airport and minutes from white sand beaches and the premier theaters, restaurants, museums and attractions of Florida's cultural coast. Hyatt Regency Sarasota's oasis of lush gardens, sparkling blue water and relaxed elegance combines with the year-round temperate climate of Sarasota Bay to set the ideal backdrop for a perfect meeting destination in a beautiful resort-like setting. Once inside the viibrant "new" rooms you'll discover why our unique blend of business and pleasure come together as you experience our elegant design theme enhanced views of Sarasota Bay and its natural beauty. The Hyatt Regency Sarasota has completed a 22 million dollar transformation where guests will enjoy newly appointed guestrooms, lobbys and restaurants. ... more   less 
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