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La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota Downtown
Ranked #27 of 49 Hotels in Sarasota
Garden City, Michigan
1 review
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

My family and I stayed there over the easter week. Was not to crazy about the overall condition of the room...a few little things here and there that did not sit to well with me, but i kept quiet and made the best of it ( toliet paper holder rip out of wall and not replaced..t.p. sittin on top of toilet.mold on ceiling in bathroom above shower curtain..dust about 1/2 in. thick on tv screen which after 3 days i cleaned myself...carpet needs to be replaced big-time)..now for the positives..staff was very helpful and very outgoing. pool area was very nice for whta it was and the bed's were oh so comfortable!!! Location to some of the finest beaches and great restaurants was a hugh plus for this hotel! overall an ok stay, but stay at your own risk!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

We stayed here during a romantic weekend getaway and after reading a few reviews I was a little hesitant to stay here. But I was pleasantly surprised with the room quality and the staff kindness. Our room was inconviniently placed next to the elevator but we could not hear the bell or the doors slamming, only a few loud guests forgetting that there were other people staying here and possibly sleeping...Other than that our rooms was very spacious and nicely decorated. The t.v. was a little outdated and the image quality was fuzzy and shaky. We heard no noise from the rooms next to us, No unpleasant dog barking at night, and the breakfast was very good. I loved the waffle iron! We did have an issue with the thermostat going blank one night but luckily our air conditioner still worked. The next morning I told the front desk lady and the housekeeping staff member with her and the housekeeping lady reassured us that she knew what the problem was and went staright up to fix it! Very nice of her! Staff was always courteous and friendly, especially the young lady at the front desk in the mornings. =)

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

We stay here when we visit family in Sarasota. They allow pets which we love! They have nice rooms and a great breakfast.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Farmington Hills, MI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

This was our second of three stays at a La Quinta. The last time I was in one was 2007.

As described by other reviewers the location is good, the price was acceptable, and rooms are large.

We arrived at 3:00 for check in, the washer was broken so no sheets, we got our room at 4:30. Honestly this is nothing that they can control but there must be a laundramat close by that they could use.

We found melted ice cream in the freezer and it took until the next morning to clean it up. Really not a problem and the cleaning lady was great and did a good job of cleaning up the mess.

The mattress was at best tired and due for replacement. The pillows, there were plenty of them, we way over stuffed which means we used rolled up towels. Again this bothered us maybe it won't both you.



The room was nice with microwave, couch, and refrigerator. The cleaning staff did a very good job of cleaning the room each of our three days there. The Pool was much better than I expected and well taken care of.

Now for what I consider to be real issues. Note the hotel was sold out for all three days and they knew this several days before, it should not have been a shock.

The breakfast was a joke on Sunday and Monday. Not enough food, ditto for Coffee, and everything else. Several customers complained about this but to no avail. Now breakfast stops at 9:00 on Monday but Coffee was gone by 8:30 and the comment from the cleaning lady, who was doing double duty was, it is 9:00 and we stop making coffe.

Although the front desk was pleasent, there was no one wiling to lend a hand and get things rolling.

Then one final small point, they had about 20 papers for the whole Hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

On business in Sarasota and arrived late. Chose La QUinta becuase "in season" rates for Sarasota, and at $122.50 (AAA) this was the best that I could find.
When I arrived to hotel, there was no one at the Front Desk and had to wait a good 15 minutes until he appeared.
Room was o.k. Spacious with Refrigerator and moderately clean. La Quinta needs to clean there rugs more frequently!. Bed comfortable but sheets were old.
Breakfast was fine considering it was free!
Had to wait at checkout since employee was on phone with client and did not acknowledge me.
I would stay here again but at the non season rate of $79 which is all it is worth!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Property: La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota Downtown
Address: 1803 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-8338
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #27 of 49 Hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota was recently named a 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner!You deserve a day at the beach. Choose the La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota facing the Sarasota Bay as well as overlooking Long Boat Key, and you'll find yourself just a short drive away from Lido Beach and Siesta Key Beaches. Conveniently located just three miles from Sarasota-Bradenton Internationa...see morel Airport, this tropically landscaped hotel is near several popular attractions including the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, John & Mable Ringling Museum, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, and Ed Smith Stadium home of the Cincinati Reds Spring Training Camp. Offices for Boars Head Provisions, Florida Power & Light, Waterside Catering, and Wellcraft Marine are also located nearby. Ringling School of Art & Design is also located nearby. Guests will enjoy a refreshing heated outdoor pool, fitness center, and a delicious Free Bright Side BreakfastTM each morning. Each spacious guest room features free high-speed wireless Internet access, a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, voice mail, data port telephone, expanded cable channels, and much more ... more   less 
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