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La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota Downtown
Ranked #29 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Rochester, New York, USA
2 reviews
“Just like home to us.”
Reviewed 13 May 2012

the staff is always welcoming & helpful. They recognized everytime we come to visit our granddaughter @ Ringling School of Art & Design. Thank you all from front desk, breakfast room & the ladies who service our rooms, grounds & pool caretakers. You are all great!
I always get a great price through the La Quinta Rewards system.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Midland, Michigan
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

We were visting friends in Sarasota and thought La Quinta would be a great place to stay. It was ok but did not match up to what I thought one would be. We were greated just fine at the front desk. When entering the elevator, which took almost forever to arrive, as we got on a young worker was getting off with a mop bucket and the water looked like it was half mud and half water. Somewhere something was really dirty. The room was very clean but had a hard time trying to figure out how to turn the temp. down. I tried on the thermostat on by the window to no avale and then my wife noticed there was a thermostat also on the wall. The bathtub was a miniature ... which was no problem. Alos no problem but the Tv's was probably 10 years old. Minor problems and for $79 it is probably what you should expect. Again the room was clean and the help were very nice.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2012

We were so much looking forward to our first experience staying at LQ. Hoping to make it our travel hotel when we take our trips. Oh wow we were so disappointed. The grounds were not clean and the area around the pool looked like it wasn't cleaned in several weeks. The hallways were dirty and the trash can at the entrance was full and stayed that way until mid morning on Monday. The breaskfast area was ok but the juice machine was leaking and the fresh fruit bowl consisted of one apple and 4 oranges. Not impressed with their breakfast offerings. Upon writing to LQ they did apologize and did credit my card for an unsatisfactory stay. We will try another LQ due to this credit. Definitely needs a lot of management care at the LQ in Sarasota, Florida

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

This was my first stay at this hotel, First thing I noticed was the room was exceptionally clean, then I made my way to the bed it was the softest bed I had ever slept in during a hotel stay..The accommodations were excellent and the price was unbelievable. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Hurley, New York
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

We would give this hotel a solid four or five, but for one serious problem.

The hotel itself is generally a bit below average, but so is the rate.

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Immaculate, friendly service, comfortable bed, everything is excellent condition

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Room just a bit small, a bit frugal with towels, included breakfast buffet very minimal.

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This hotel allows pets. One night there was a continuously barking dog in a nearby room. When we called the desk, they said that there was nothing that they could do about it--which I doubt. Finally around 10:30 PM ("Sarasota Midnight") the barking stopped.,

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

Good value for business in Sarasota

If you are looking for good value in a city that has lots to see and do, and you want to be centrally located and don't have to be on the water or see the water,  stay at this La Quinta for fun - AND business. This La Quinta Inn & Suites was located two miles from our business location in Sarasota. It was reasonably priced, which included a delicious breakfast, wifi, and USA TODAY in the daily rate.   We were checked in and out by friendly, knowledgeable staff. In fact, I was given a sewing kit when my button fell off, and I asked for help. The breakfast room was clean and had enough room for us to eat in it each morning. We could choice from many items, including fresh fruit (apples & oranges), yogurt (2 kinds), hard boiled eggs, various breads (muffins & bagels, too), juices (orange & apple), cereals (Raisin Bran & Fruit Loops), and waffles. We didn't have to enter a password for the WiFi - it was automatic.  Our room was over the parking lot, but we noticed that rooms on the other side overlooked water. A marina?

For three days and nights - Tuesday night through Friday morning - we had a king size bed which was comfortable, as was the sofa, in our large room - not a suite. We asked for non-smoking, and we got it. We were in 201, by the stairs. Room did not smell, and we noticed no noise from the stairwell. A table  and ergonomic chair was appreciated while working on computer files each night. The room had a microwave (not used) and medium sized fridge (used), next to a small closet, which could be hidden behind ceiling to floor curtains - no solid door. We relaxed by watching TV - HBO, local channels, ESPN, and more. The alarm clock/radio got NPR, and went off at the designated time each day. 

The only negatives we had concerned the bathroom facilities and ice machine.

The bathroom: The tub and toilet were in a small room separate from the sink. We both had to get up at the same time, so when one of us turned on the light to use the sink, it did not awaken anyone trying to sleep later. The combination lighy/exhaust fan in the bathroom was noisy, so this room was dark when used in the middle of the night: the noise could have awakened the sleeping partner.  Positives: The tub/shower worked, as did the high flush toilet. Soap and shampoo were provided. Water temperature was perfect. 

The ice machine: The only one we found was on the ground floor. It was around the corner from the elevator - only one elevator, by the way. So we brought the ice bucket down when we left and filled it when we got back, on the way to the room. It did work and filled up the bucket quickly. 

All in all, it was a good business trip, and we are pleased with our stay at La Quinta!

  • Stayed April 2012
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Garden City, Michigan
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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!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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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
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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 #29 of 48 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
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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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