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Sleep Inn Sarasota
Ranked #40 of 50 Hotels in Sarasota
Reviewed 5 May 2014

The hotel we normally stay at was booked the first night so we decided to stay here. the bathroom is so tiny and the shower makes you feel claustrophobic. Has some prehistoric shower handles. The hotel was a step up from a motel. Definitely needs updating. It's an okay stay if you're there for just one night. However, if you are looking to stay somewhere for few days, this is not the best place.
The breakfast was also pretty gross. Everything came out of a box and heated there, the eggs looked like they could be bounced off a wall. Yogurt was from some no-name place that tasted pretty gross.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

This was our first time here but will go back. Comfortable beds, clean,good breakfast and friendly staff. We didn't get to use the pool but it was clean and well maintained. The pool area could use another table and umbrella. Close to Restaurants and other activities.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Was greeted by Debbie, the General Manager, upon checking in. She asked if we had a room preference which I thought was wonderful (we didn't). The hotel is tucked away at the end of a short street that is directly across from a main road leading into the airport. This was so incredibly convenient for us. The hotel was spotless. Lobby was very inviting and the overall ambience of the hotel was one of intimacy and comfort. We were very satisfied with the room, cleanliness, and overall condition of the hotel. We would definitely stay here again and I would strongly recommend it to friends and family for future stays in the area.

Room Tip: We stayed on the first floor near the end with a door to the outside. Since we are not smokers this...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Matthew S, Marketing Manager at Sleep Inn Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2014

Hi there! Thanks for your kind words and we're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We'll see you next time you're in the area!

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Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

The area is nice and there's plenty of parking. The hotel room was fine - clean sheets and view of the swimming pool was nice - but there were a few unpleasant things, too. Our room smelled like some type of chemical and our carpets were wet. Maybe they needed to clean up a mess from the previous guests or they routinely clean the carpets (very doubtful), but it kind of sucked to walk on wet carpets. The shower was awful. They should really do something about those types of faucets, temperature controls, and loud shower heads (oh yeah, and the low pressurized water... boo). I booked this hotel last minute so I was thankful to find a decent place in such short notice, especially when the hotel was almost at full capacity. I wouldn't stay here again, but I was comfortable enough to stay there for the night without any issues.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

It is an affordable but very nice place to stay. The room is clean and tidy. Though near to the airport, it is very quiet! I'd stay here again next time I come Sarasota.

What I need to mention is that if you are driving here, please be careful since Sarasota has many red light cameras and yellow light is very SHORT. Especially, if you go from south along N Tamiami Trail and want to turn right to the University Parkway (normal GPS route to this hotel), be aware there's a "no turn on red" sign, I got a ticket here just running yellow to turn right at night,. It is insanely around $300 for rental cars (yes, they charge half for a local owned car, pretty like a fine trap for travelers).

Take care and have fun!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

The Sleep Inn on University Blvd. was a bed and a clean room. The continental breakfast was terrible. The hard boiled eggs were old, the sausage was tasteless, and the coffee tasted "blah". I ended up having a good ole' bowl of raisin bran and that was it. The front desk clerk in the evening didn't even know how to get to St. Armands Circle, so he wasn't any help for directions. Just call it a "place to sleep" for a night!

Room Tip: We were on the first floor - end unit - quiet.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Matthew S, Marketing Manager at Sleep Inn Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Angelpet2014, thank you for alerting us to the issue you encountered. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your breakfast. Your concerns have been forwarded to the General Manager so we can rectify the situation.

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Clean and comfortable. Staff very pleasant and accommodating- Charles at the front desk
has fabulous people skills and was gracious and helpful. Room was clean and bed comfortable-a microwave and small fridge and coffee maker was available in room. Not a super deluxe property, but more than adequate for the very reasonable price, also free WiFI! A computer desk and printer for boarding passes is available on the first floor, along with a small in ground pool. Location is super close to the airport, yet tucked away in a quiet and safe area. We stayed five nights while attending the Sarasota opera. A daily breakfast is provided and the cheerful and gracious attendant, Donna, keeps the tables sparkling clean while she provides an ample array of tasty hot and cold breakfast items for her guests to choose. Sleep Inn might not be a deluxe property like the Ritz Carlton, but Charles and Donna are examples of personnel who are definitely five star hospitality hosts.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Matthew S, Marketing Manager at Sleep Inn Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Hi there and thanks for your review. It was a joy having you stay with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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Address: 900 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34234-2848
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #40 of 50 Hotels in Sarasota
Price Range: £52 - £136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sleep Inn Sarasota 2.5*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just 30 miles from SRQ airport and miles from Siesta key beach - #1 beach in the US - this fully renovated, smoke free, interior corridor hotel offers free continental breakfast, free high speed wi-fi access, outdoor pool, business center and guest laundry on premises. ... more   less 
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