Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 150
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by flbubby super hotel
Close to IMG- great room- i opted fr the suite and great breakfast
July 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Katpac Comfy & Clean!
Great location. Easy access to beautiful beaches, restaurants & shopping. Breakfast & other hotel staff very friendly & accomodating. Pool was clean. Will return soon.
July 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wander321 4 night stay with comfy bed and attentive staff
The GPS could not locate the hotel so we called and used the address of a nearby Aldi to get there. The location was great - near Bradenton beaches, easy reach of Route 41 to Sarasota and Bradenton, on a bus route although used a car. The pool seemed a bit murky and the hot tub had some debris, but we didn't use either - too busy. Great to have a fridge and microwave. Hard working and attentive staff in the breakfast area replenishes quickly.
Two story entry, elevator view of pool, and a U-layout gives many rooms a pool view.
Nearby Anna Maria Oyster Bar has with great value on various seafood specials of the day.
Third floor rooms are quiet.
July 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by laufox great value-friendly staff and clean
only upset that booked room in February-and checked that I would have a refrigerator 3 times-assured that I would. That didn't happen; "sorry Holiday week"-thats why I requested in Feb
towels not available when needed
July 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by amoki Good location
Comfortable bed and great service. Will stay in this hotel in the future. Good location.
July 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jbush Great service and affordable
We were staying in town for an event. From the moment I got there the front desk person was efficient and friendly. It took about five minutes. They also told me how to get to my event and explained all amenities. Room was very clean. Breakfast was terrific.
June 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SLK64 Fun Times
Our Family vacation was a blast. The hotel staff was very helping in guiding us to find good local restaurants., giving us directions to the beach and local attractions. The Breakfast choices were an excellent way for us to start our day at the beach / the pool or sightseeing in town. I want to be selfish and keep this little gem to myself. :-) The location was great, closed to airports/ beaches/ & local attractions. two supermarkets writhing walking distance & many restaurants. The only thing I noticed was that the lobby needs some furniture updating had a "cigarette" smell but this is just a cosmetic upgrade. (personally I recommend removing those curtains that may retatin the cigarette smell . My room was clean and comfortable. Everyone loved the pool I will definitely stay in this hotel again. Thanks to the staff for their helpfulness & knowledge about the area.
June 26, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Liz1234 Location
I chose the hotel due to its location to IMG. The hotel could use an upgrade. The carpet in the room was very old, slightly damp and dirty. The phone did not work in the room. Room had an odor. Felt very unclean although I could see it was clean. Bed linens were clean. There were people drinking in parking lot sitting on back of truck bed. Felt uncomfortable going outside.
Staff not particularly friendly.
Not best experience for Holiday Inn Express
June 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GnJMx4 Wonderful stay...too short :)
Only had one night to enjoy, but this hotel was wonderful. Comfortable, GREAT breakfast, nice pool area. Can't say enough but we're anxious to return!
June 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Russ7552 Enjoyable stay.
Had an enjoyable night's stay. Was there with 2 other couples. Room was quiet and comfortable. Close to beach. We all really LOVED the breakfast. Would definitely stay again.
June 12, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by OkieTraveller Average service , poor condition room.
Stay was about 20 percent higher than I had been paying on my nine state vacation trip .Checked in to a king suite with a pull-out sleeper sofa (at a substantial up charge over a standard king suite). First room keys would not work, after two trips back down to check in , finally maintenance worker let us in room . Carpet was torn and dirty, room had the oddest lay-out ever. Unpacked went to get ice , no working ice machine on my floor , got back to room , guess what ? MY ROOM KEY WILL NOT WORK!!!! Back down to check in (I am on second floor by the way) got another room . Second room was identical floor plan to the first one , same general condition. Unpacked family of three again, pull out sleeper sofa and surprise it was filthy and there were no bed linens in my room. Back downstairs to check in ,got sheets , muttered under breath all the way back upstairs, said heck with it and went to bed. Walls were very thin and I think Barnum and Bailey rented the room next door. Woke up at six am sharp (because the desk clerk activated a wake up call to the wrong room!?!?) , went downstairs to a poorly stocked and not very inviting breakfast . Decided McDonalds it is , went to my car only to discover the gardener had mowed this morning while grass was wet (maybe the circus don't get all the credit for all that noise this morning.) Went to carwash and breakfast.....ARGGH!
June 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Blue455 Bed and room was nice
Nice place to stay,not high end but was kept up nice ,close to the nice beaches and shops enjoyed its location.
June 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nhpew Staff
When I arrived my room was not ready however Randy called housekeeping and asked to have my room prepared next. He also offered to store my luggage so my family and I could begin our visit. Throughout my visit I noticed the staff was always available to the hotel guests.
June 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stinkybrody Clean and comfortable
We enjoyed staying 4 nights at the Holiday Inn Express in Bradenton. Even though it was Memorial weekend and the hotel was packed...all the staff were helpful and very friendly. The breakfast room was constantly packed but the food was always being filled. Excellent breakfast spread, by the way, and you're right. Your cinnamon rolls may be the best in town.
Our room was very clean and comfortable. We always looked forward to returning to our room after a fun filled day. Next time we are getting one of the poolside rooms so that we can have easier access to the nice pool and pool area.
June 2, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by tomj1 Musty smell in room
The room had a very strong musty odor. I asked for another room and was told there was none available. They put an ozone unit in the room and sprayed. It helped but was still not very good. We left early and was not at all happy with our stay. I am a platinum member and used points for this stay, and did not feel I got my money's worth.
June 2, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by noneyabusiness Ok but our last time staying here
Overall our stay was ok. The staff was polite and the cleanliness of the hotel was great. But dont waste your money on the room with the jacuzzi tub. This is the 2nd time we stayed here with the 2 room suite and jacuzzi. The 1st time the tub didnt work and I spoke to the hotel about it and that was over a year ago. They still havent fixed it and I even sent a msg to the hotel online about the issue. So obviously they dont care about making their customers happy and giving you what you pay for. So bottom line book your room in another hotel and you will probably have a better stay for the money. I know I will never stay here again and thats too bad for them since I have family in the area and will be visiting more often now.
May 25, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GLASGOWBOY Florida holiday
We have stayed at this hotel on a previous occasion but were extremely disappointed at the poor state of the decor. The carpets was badly stained and the corridor door dirty and sticky to touch. The rooms however were clean and reasonably comfortable. When we checked in there seemed to be a problem with a group booking and although we had an upgrade on our previous visit we did not have the benefits of being a priority club member on this visit. The breakfast area was clean and well stocked though. Definitely needs a makeover and I don't think we would stay here again. Make sure you are not located a room near the ice machine or you will not get much sleep.
May 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Zeberdee A break a HIE Bradenton
The previous reviews were very helpful but it is always good to go in with an open mind.
I would reiterate a comment by a previous customer saying the access from the Highway into the hotel is a little scary my advice go up to the lights and either take a u turn or what ever is approriate and then you will on the correct side of the highway so no scary moments.
Breakfast was fine and best if you got to the breakfast room early the eateries locally were good we chose the outback steak house but there are plenty of other places to eat.
May 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Welltravelled Terrific Staff, Terrific Management make for a great stay!
Everything, from the initial greeting as you walk in by the friendly desk staff, to the friendly housekeeping staff that greet you continuously during your stay, makes you feel like an honored guest in this hotel. The breakfast area is spacious and well attended and offers a wide choice of hot and cold items. The hotel has one of the nicest pool areas of any in the Holiday Inn Express chain. It offers both sunshine and shade and a pool that always seems to be the right temperature. The rooms are comfortable and clean and everything in them always seems to work (and work well). The desk staff is very knowledgable about the area and are extremely helpful. The location just off Cortez Road puts the hotel just about 10 minutes from beautiful Anna Maria Island and its beaches, and less than a half-hour's drive from downtown Sarasota or Armand's and Long Boat Key. This was our fourth visit to the area and this hotel in the past five years and we're already planning to return. The hotel staff and management is a credit to the Holiday Inn/IHG brand.
May 15, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by KL87 Average room, good breakfast
Rooms are clean but old, need to be updated. No refrigerator. Breakfast was very good, lots of choices. Cool pancake machine. I went down for breakfast a few minutes before 6:30am and everything was already set up. The toilet stopped working in the evening, which was kind of annoying but I was leaving the next morning anyways, so I didn't bother calling the front desk to fix it.
April 28, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by grumpy1234 Doors slamming all night!!!!
Some kind of sports team was slamming doors most of the night.
April 26, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Septic1 Air conditon in the room
The air condition in the room was NOT working properly.... It was looked at by maintenance.. No relief !!! We were not moved to another room...
Stayed in the hot room for the night....Not very pleasant
April 23, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by lakeman King Suite
I was staying in a King Suite. The room was large and comfortable. It had an LCD TV in both the bedroom and the sitting area. Desk area was comfortable and provided a good space for after hours work.
Bathtub was not the best. Very scratched and marred surfaces. Tub is large but not very conducive to showering.
April 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ducky79 Good place
Would stay again. T.v. Signal very bad . U have had this problem for a long time according to your reviews TIME TO FIX THE PROBLEM. If anyone wants to watch t.v. I wouldn't recommend this place. Room very clean , staff friendly, breakfast(free) was very good. Check in & out was quick.
April 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ColleenT Needs room updates.
The staff is excellent! The rooms need to be updated and should include small refrigerators.
April 14, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Chris0321 Not the room I reserved
My parents were in town visiting with my aunt and uncle. I reserved a room with two double bed on their behalf. When they showed up they had already charged my card and gave them a room with one bed and one pull out couch.... Will choose a different property next time around.
April 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by victorturner Upgrade Provided a Good Stay
Hotel convenient for the sea.
The last time when I was at this hotel, I was told that the rooms did not have a refrigerator, but an upgrade to a suite provided one this time, which is pretty essential on hot March days.Check in allowed me to hear a guest being offered a suite with a refrigerator while booking a room off the street and I asked about refrigerator availability. An upgrade provided one. My check in was well done. The room was very good.
One drawback was that the jacuzzi once switched on shot a trace of old dirty water into the bath, as well as emitting a bad smell, and I was glad I had been unable to operate it while still in the water. After a little hesitatation and my urging, the maintenance man cleaned it out the following day. He had come immediately the first evening once I summoned some attention. I was concerned and decided not to use it.
The breakfast buffer is well known for being limited and this hotel always has a hectic breakfast scene but the staff member on duty both days worked very hard and conscientiously to replenish.
March 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by visitor777 good stay
My only complaint is the tv. There isn't enough signal strength to the tv we had and therfore the signal would freeze and the audio would drop out way too often. Thought of notifying the front desk, but I know this is a signal problem, not the tv itself. Very annoying when you are watching a movie, and several seconds of audio drop out and you don't know what the character said.
Otherwise very happy
March 24, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RSV1 Room and Breakfast
Room furniture is old and scratched and wallpaper and bath tub grout needs attention. Only some rooms have refrigerators and don't believe any rooms have microwaves. Disappointed that there was no pancake machine in breakfast area.
March 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jake313 Great location, quiet and convenient
Had a pleasant 2 night stay. Very caring staff at front desk. Tropical pool & heated was nice feature. Enjoyed the breakfast, maybe add some tables & chairs outside for the morning rush. Morning service at breakfast was excellent. Beaches short drive away & some very good restuarants very close by. Good short visit here! Would stay here again!
March 21, 2013