Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 177
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Deb02/2014 On the beach, near St Armand's Circle
We were only here for two nights but had stayed for odd nights twice before. On those occasions we paid a lot less than this year. The hotel is only getting away with charging what to me is a lot of money at this present time due to its position on the beach and it being five minutes walk from St Amand's Circle which is great for restaurants and shops. It also has great views from its seventh floor restaurant, where we had a lovely evening meal. The trouble is that the 50 year old hotel itself is in urgent need of refurbishment, which I believe has just started. The bedroom and bathroom were tatty and the air conditioning that loud it kept us awake. Maybe when the hotel has had a make over the price paid would seem more reasonable, but I feel I have paid far too much this year for it's current condition.
February 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michael A Excellent Hotel and Staff!
What a nice experience staying at this beach hotel. The staff was very helpful in answering our many questions.
February 23, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Disgusted2121 Filthy bed..I have no hair..but long black hairs under the covers
Worst hotel I've ever stayed in. Enough said.
I would spend more money to stay anywhere else the next time I go to Sarasota.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fangran a good stay
This hotel offered a great location, a very comfortable room and very friendly staff. It was not the height of luxury but was welcoming and provided everything we needed for a comfortable and happy stay.
All the staff were particularly good and made us feel like welcome guests.
We only ate breakfast in the hotel, but this was pleasantly and efficiently served and was very good quality. We had a drink or two in the bar and, again, this had a friendly feel and very pleasant staff
We would certainly stay there again
February 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Danx Mexico Gulf View from my room
The rooms are old, run down and the building is worn from years by the sea.
but the staff in this facility were the best to deal with.
The view if you get a room above the 3rd floor, now you have to ask for the Gulf view and it worth the extra charge.
February 5, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by EmmJay No response at front desk or housekeeping, smoke alarm went off,
Surprisingly unpleasant stay.
When I called the front desk to request pillows, I did not reach a human. Instead, an automated voice said I had no messages. (Even though I called the number (#5) for "Front Desk/Guest Services.")
I next tried calling Housekeeping, but that went to voicemail asking me to leave a message. No one ever returned my call or brought pillows.
The smoke alarm went off in the middle of the night, waking us out of a deep sleep. There was no fire!
We had dinner in the Coconuts lounge where two customers were drunk, loud, and profane. The bartender apologized, but did nothing about it.
Very unpleasant stay. Too bad. We were looking forward to an innocuous Holiday Inn stay near a beautiful beach.
February 1, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Roadrunner 24 Construction
For the amount we paid on the room we should have had a better room.
The Hotel is under construction and although they have signs we should have bee advised of that fact.
However, the staff was wonderful. No complaints with the service just the quality of the room.
Hopefully next time our stay will be more pleasant.
Thank you for your time.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Skydiver1 Warm Welcome and newly renovated rooms
Very warm and friendly welcome.
Hotel is in process of renovating rooms. I already had a "new" one and it was very nice and perfectly clean. Very comfortable bed.
Perfect location right on the beach, walking distance to the little village with restaurants and shops. Perfect view from the balcony if you have gulf view rooms.
Nice pool area.
Very relaxed atmosphere.
January 22, 2014