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Americas Best Value Inn Downtown Sarasota

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Absolutely awesome for the price!! They are great employees. The value goes a long way! Clean rooms, friendly staff! Would definitely stay here again!! Downtown Sarasota where everything is! Shopping close. Beaches are close! Restaurants as well are close. Great location!!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Spend a bit more and don't stay here! Looks very run down except for the new bedding. no elevators. No directions to room. Have to pay 3 to use the safe. This place is a dump and not worth even 25 dollars.

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ABVISRQMANAGER, Front Office Manager at Americas Best Value Inn Downtown Sarasota, responded to this review

We are sorry our hotel did not live up to your expectations. Our rooms are easily accessible and we inform customers that we do not have elevators prior to check in. We hope you will give us another try in the future.

Brooklyn
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I just spent 5 days in room 212. The room was clean, efficient, and comfortable. What limited contact that I had with the staff was always pleasant with a smile. I read some pretty bad things on this place and am happy to report that I did not experience any of them. OK it's not the Hilton, and it is...

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ABVISRQMANAGER, Front Office Manager at Americas Best Value Inn Downtown Sarasota, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and comments. We are glad you were satisfied with your stay. We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Came here with a couple of friends for the weekend. Probably the most disgusting hotel I've ever stayed at. A real dump, even the outside is hideous. There were holes near the tub and the smell of cigarettes were extremely prevalent in the hallways. The sink and counters literally had orange colored stains all over it. I woke up with...

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ABVISRQMANAGER, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn Downtown Sarasota, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Your review is based on many assumptions and not reality. You are assuming our cleaning staff are thefts, therefore you did not have your beds made. Second you felt like there was someone was trying to break into your room. If so, our 24 hour video surveillance would have caught it - no reports were made from you....

Oxford, Connecticut
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It was at the time, the least expensive place to stay one night in the Sarasota area. Although the room appeared to be clean and a nonsmoking room, it did have a musty, smoked-in-room smell. It was also very warm when I got into the room. It took a good hour to cool down. For the $100 per night fee,...

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ABVISRQMANAGER, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn Downtown Sarasota, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and providing your feedback to us. We sorry you encountered this issue during your stay. We strongly advise all our customers to refrain from smoking in our non-smoking rooms. When the hotel's policies are not followed, it effects our customers, such as yourself, that request non-smoking rooms. We take these matters seriously as they are...

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Spacious and clean room. TV was good with many channels. Pool was very large and breakfast was decent. Ample parking close to rooms. Overall simple and fair place to stay with easy access to local downtown. Will stay again.

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ABVISRQMANAGER, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn Downtown Sarasota, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us!

Rockville, Md
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This was one of the lesser expensive hotels in the area of Sarasota I could find. Near the area I wanted to be. It is dated, clean, but it smells musty. Clean rooms, adequate, comfortable bed,decent cable selection in the tv. If I was traveling with my gf, we would have not stayed here. She prefers a more upscale hotel....

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ABVISRQMANAGER, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn Downtown Sarasota, responded to this review

Thank you for posting this review and expressing your comments. We are glad you felt our hotel was accommodating during your stay. Looking forward to see you again soon. Thanks again.

Oregon, Wisconsin
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This motel was reccomended to us by a local medical facility. It was AWFUL!!! Where do I start? The room was dirty and smelled moldy. We called it the Petrie dish. Sliding glass door had a hole that looked like it was shot by a small bullet or BB gun. The Doors were not secured at night. Questionable activities in...

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ABVISRQMANAGER, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn Downtown Sarasota, responded to this review

We are sorry you experienced these issues during your stay. We take customer feedback highly seriously, therefore your comments have been noted will receive attention immediately. We hope you will give us another try in the future.

Apopka, Florida
Reviewed 15 November 2016

My wife and I stayed recently at this motel and had been there twice before. We like it because its close to Lido Beach and downtown. The staff is always friendly and the rooms are large and clean. There is a Publix grocery store across the street and with a microwave and fridge in the room its perfect. My wife...

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ABVISRQMANAGER, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn Downtown Sarasota, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive remarks & for and being a returning customer, we greatly appreciate it! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again.

Long Island, New York
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Stayed here 2 nights visiting from Long Island. Did not want to spend much since I was by myself. They had a coupon in one of the travel books that you can pick up around town. I believe it was $59 per night. The room was very nice. Good location but it is a far walk to the main part...

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ABVISRQMANAGER, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn Downtown Sarasota, responded to this review

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and found our hotel convenient. Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again soon!

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a clean and comfortable hotel in the great location of downtown Sarasota. 4 Miles to the award winning Seasta Key beach, 3 miles to St. Armonds Circle, and 4 miles to Lido Key beach. All local attractions including Ringling Museum of Art, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Mote Aquarium and Hundreds of restaurants are less than 5 miles away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn Downtown Sarasota

Address: 811 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236-7824
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: $94 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Americas Best Value Inn Downtown Sarasota 1.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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Sarasota Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson Sarasota
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“Rooms have many amenities that include fridge, microwave, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.”
A1755UTmichaelr, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Awful...didn't feel safe, appeared dirty and run down.”
PJAJGilly, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“They all seem good”
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“Take the upper level.”
GregoryS57, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“upstairs were nice”
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