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Americas Best Value Inn-Bradenton/Sarasota
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Bradenton
Fairfield Glade, Tennessee
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Working in Sarasota”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

This place is perfect. You can not beat the rate. It is clean. The bed was great! Staff could not be nicer. We have traveled for 30 years staying in the Holiday Inn system...so we know hotels. This is an older hotel, but works great and what a savings. We liked it so much we stayed two extra nights to enjoy the pool and relax after a trade show. We will stay here again!

Room Tip: We stayed in 107 on the first floor. Book early they fill up fast. It was quiet and they a,so includ...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Andrea S, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn-Bradenton/Sarasota, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Dear Kathie S,
Thanks so much for your kind review. We hope to see you again in the future, after your next wildly successful trade show! Andrea
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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

terrible smell in room was not able to even enter,asked the clerk on the phone was the rooms clean and she said yes,it was smoked in and then the mildew smell was horrible, we were coming in from the rain and hoping to get a good nights sleep and ended up staying somewhere else,the clerk did not say she was sorry or anything ,they did give us our money back though,

Room Tip: dont stay there
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Andrea S, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn-Bradenton/Sarasota, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Dear David S,
I am so sorry that you experienced a smelly room. I am glad that the clerk refunded your money, and hope that you found accomodations elsewhere that were satisfactory. When we get complaints about smelly rooms, we do a full frontal attack and clean carpets, pull a/c units, wash down walls and use ozone machines to neutralize odors. Sometimes in the summer, air conditioning unit drains clog and the unit's condensation leaks onto the carpet leaving a horrible odor. Usually, we catch it, but sometimes we don't. I wish you happy travels in the future! Andrea
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Centerville, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

This was a great place to stay. Great price and great location. It was clean and well kept. The staff was very friendly too. Breakfast wasn't as elaborate as some higher priced hotels but it was good (and we were allowed to take it back to our room). This motel is close to stores and restaurants and an easy drive to the beach. The outlet mall is only 3 miles away. This motel fills up so we will definitely make reservations to be on the safe side. I'm sure we will return to this motel and will recommend it to our friends and family.

Room Tip: We stayed in a room on the ground floor the first night & then had to transfer to an upstairs ro...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Andrea S, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn-Bradenton/Sarasota, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Dear LLSchuck,
Thanks so much for your kind review! We offer a very simple breakfast because we absolutely do not have the space to add a commercial kitchen and seating area without losing guest rooms, which we can not afford to do. We do provide muffins, danish, oatmeal, juice, tea and coffee. We have also recently added bananas and yogurt to our mix based on guest comments. Unfortunately, the only place to sit for breakfast is at the pool area under the tiki huts, or in your room (or on the floor in the lobby, but then you will be trampled by a herd of wild elephants) We do offer trays to make it easier to carry breakfast to its final destination. The theory is that you can take the $50 dollars per night you save by staying here instead of the Holiday Inn Express, and go get a waffle next door if you are really starving. Please remember to ask for the 15% Tripadvisor discount when you call to make your next reservation. We hope to see you again soon!!! Andrea
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Palm Harbor
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

I have been staying at this hotel for years and it recently changed names, but not the owner thankfully. Same excellent service and value. In a world where $100 / night is all too common - this place is about half price and they are very generous with discounts.

Very clean and always in excellent state of repair - all with a low price and excellent service. They even place an "economic care package" in every room with popcorn and cookies!

I serve a nationwide non-profit educational org and I have stayed in more low cost hotels than I care to recall. Nearly all are dirty, poorly run and in poor repair. Not this place. It easily rivals hotels costing triple what they charge.

Room Tip: Room 216 is most quiet
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Andrea S, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn-Bradenton/Sarasota, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Dear Travelpatriot,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review! I really appreciate it, and we hope to see you again in the future. Andrea
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Fruitland Park, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Clean and convenient, with friendly staff. Very reasonable, close to shopping and restaurants. Will definitely stay there again! Light continental breakfast only, however, fridge and microwave in room with Publix and Walmart just down the road! Can't beat that!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Sheila S
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Andrea S, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn-Bradenton/Sarasota, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Dear sa2smith,
Thanks for posting your thoughts! We have added some bananas and yogurt to our breakfast, which might help a little for those who were suffering from a wild muffin/danish sugar rush. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Andrea
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Lake Wales, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Our family stayed just one night on the way to our vacation destination. The beds were comfortable and the room was nice and clean. The staff was friendly. We had good coffee and muffins from the lobby. We would stay again and recommend to others. The hotel is within walking distance to restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Andrea S, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn-Bradenton/Sarasota, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Hi MikeAndSueToo,
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay on your way to your final destination. I hope you had a fabulous time on your vacation, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future! Andrea
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Miami
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2013

I chose this hotel solely base on location and was not expecting much. I surprisingly arrived tow hours early and two hours before check in. I went in to just take care of the paperwork and the told me my rom was ready and I could go in already of I wanted. I found nice size room that was extremely clean. The office people are so nice. Anything you may need they are more then happy to assist you with. There are many paces to eat within walking distance and a short drive, I would have no problem staying here again,

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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1 Thank gmaestro
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Andrea S, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn-Bradenton/Sarasota, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
Hi Gmaestro! I am so glad you were pleasantly surprised. We have been doing quite a bit of remodeling, and are getting lots of nice feedback. I wish you many more nice surprises in the future! Andrea
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Property: Americas Best Value Inn-Bradenton/Sarasota
Address: 607 67th Street Cir E, Bradenton, FL 34208-6088 (Formerly Econo Lodge East)
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Bradenton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bradenton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn-Bradenton/Sarasota 2*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Americas Best Value Inn (formerly Econo Lodge East) is located at I-75, exit 220 (State Road 64). We are located walking distance to Cracker Barrel, Sonny's BBQ, McDonalds and Waffle House. Bradenton's gorgeous beaches are 12 miles; the Ellenton Premium Outlets, Lakewood Ranch and LECOM are three miles from the property. Downtown Bradenton, the Riverwalk and the Village of the Arts are 5 miles. All rooms feature a microwave and refrigerator, free wifi and we offer a complimentary continental breakfast in the morning. ... more   less 
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Econo Lodge East Hotel Bradenton
Econo Lodge Bradenton
Bradenton Econo Lodge
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