5 star hotels in South Bradenton, FL

1. Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton Airport (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is 1.2 miles from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and 6 miles from Lido Beach.The contemporary rooms offer free WiFi, desks, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas, whirlpool tubs and microwaves.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an outdoor courtyard. The on-site American restaurant serves breakfast, dinner and all-day drinks, including Starbucks coffee. There’s also a business center with workstations and printers, and a meeting room. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub and an exercise room, plus free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Sarasota Classic Car Museum and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the clean rooms but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests mentioned “Bistro” 16 times
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

The Right Honorable Daniel Berulis

Staff is amazing The night crew in particular They went well out of their way to help accommodate an error in booking and made sure I felt valued and important as Marriott customer

Whoever runs this location must truly pick out the best of the best for employees and the whole place was immaculately clean Even the cleaning staff were overly polite and courteous , they held the elevator for me and then insisted that I take it and they would wait, as well as opening doors for me everywhere I went This was an amazing experience and should be a five-star hotel

Alize Shrue

My stay at the courtyard was a work trip The staff was mostly friendly except the restaurant/bartender she seemed annoyed with her job The room was clean, basic amenities and basic television , maybe 20 channels

Also there were spiders and ants present and I did get bit a couple times ! The housekeepers were nice It’s in a good location to get to the beach abs other things

Jose Meraz

My Stay was excellent I was visiting Sarasota for a vacation and I have to say that it was a beautiful hotel, pool was great, and let me tell you the jacuzzi was great as well I read some comments on here about not having enough towels but that is not true they do have enough towels and staff was really friendly too

I am from California so the temperature of the room was great I also would love to stay again at this hotel in the future because I really loved Sarasota

2. BridgeWalk – A Landmark Resort (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This laid-back resort is 1 block from the beach and a 34-minute drive from Terra Ceia Preserve State Park.Relaxed rooms offer screened-in verandas (some with Gulf views), tile floors and granite countertops, plus TVs and Wi-Fi. Studios add kitchenettes. Private 1- and 2-bedroom townhouses offer full kitchens. Most units have whirlpool tubs.Amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a spa and an on-site restaurant/bar. Continental breakfast is available, as are beach towels.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to Beach House Waterfront Restaurant and Cortez Beach
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned beaches 59 times
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Jen Wheeler

Definitely 5 stars! The staff was so nice and helpful (Special shout out to Kathy at reception- she was terrific)! Even having the smallest room at the hotel, it felt plenty spacious, with a large bathroom and walk in shower, comfortable beds, and plenty of space to store luggage and items Superb location near shops, restaurants and activities, and near the free trolley stops I can’t wait to go back!

Emily Hayes

We really enjoyed our time staying at BridgeWalk We got to listen to the live music next door at Island Time while sitting on our patio, but when we went inside and closed the sliding glass doors you couldn’t hear it They decorated our bed for our 5 year anniversary that we were there to celebrate

Parking attendant was super friendly when we checked in Everyone was nice! This hotel is in a great location too being on Bridge St and right across from the beach Your view isn’t oceanfront, but we had fun watching people walk up and down the main street from our patio The rooms are very basic but have everything you need Because it’s not a luxury hotel the prices are really affordable We are so glad we found this place and would stay there again 🙂 We appreciate everyone’s kindness and ability to make it a special time!

3. Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota-Bradenton Airport (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 1-mile drive from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and 2 miles’ drive from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, this modern airport hotel is also 5 miles’ drive from Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.Rooms feature flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, microwaves, minifridges and free WiFi, as well as chic decor and custom-designed beds. Suites add separate living areas and pull-out sofas.In addition to the cooked-to-order breakfast (fee) and on-site American restaurant, there’s a lounge and a 24/7 pantry. There’s also an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Other perks include a free area shuttle and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Some guests complained about the beds
  • Some guests complained about the unclean bathrooms
  • Guests praised the on-site restaurant, which has a dinner buffet
  • Guests liked the lobby, mentioned 24 times in reviews
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

E’ala Burgess

I love that as a Hilton honors member we get a $10 credit per person for breakfast, it’s the reason why I always book garden inn Breakfast was yummy and our server was absolutely wonderful, very friendly However I was a little surprised that they do not have any fresh fruit for the pancakes or French toast

The night time gentlemen at the check in desk was very kind and even helped to store some pies for us in the restaurant fridge until checkout Which meant so much to us, because they were for my mom, and I wouldn’t have been able to do that without him! All in all, the service here is fantastic and the employees really match the Hilton way by giving great service to their guests The pool is also a decent size, and gets lots of sunshine so it’s nice to lay out And it’s nice that they have brochures with all the things to do in the areaThe rooms however are a different story The beds are extremely uncomfortable, hard and old The room has a very clear musty odor as soon as you open the door (probably from the very old carpets and curtains getting stuff spilled on them over the years) There are no fans in the bathroom so pray nobody needs to go number two during your trip And the pillows under the cover are completely yellow The hotel needs a serious renovation, especially being in such an upscale town like Sarasota Being an airport hotel is not an exception, especially when there’s another newer Hilton in the same parking lot

Theresa Hoban

The hotel is very spacious with nice modern decor The restaurant and bar had good food and drinks but only to go because they have no servers The pool is large and great for families

The staff were very nice and customer service oriented They have some cleaning and repair issues The grout in bathroom was moldy, stain in bathtub, wallpaper peeling and stained, carpet had dark spot needing cleaning Shower curtain is loose from wall Furniture needs touch up where it’s scratched up They made error on final bill that I caught when I was home They corrected it and got the $10 refunded

Ana Lopez

Booked this place because it is pet friendly and my family and I were traveling with my small dog Our stay was OK, nothing extraordinary but we did not book any extraordinary rooms I like that they do have a pool available

Only thing that we did not like is the welcome We booked online 2 rooms and when we arrived for check in, the guy only gave us one key We then realized that we booked for 2 rooms, went back and asked He said that since we didn’t say anything he didn’t know But don’t these people have a computer screen in front of them with all information? Like we were already charged for both rooms, but if we don’t say anything we don’t get both keys? Also, he didn’t ask Very sarcastic tone was given For a one night stay its fine but will look for something else if its for longer

4. Hampton Inn & Suites Bradenton Downtown Historic District (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This relaxed 1920s-style hotel is 2 minutes’ walk from the South Florida Museum and 9 miles from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.All rooms include free WiFi and custom-designed beds, plus lap desks, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Suites add pull-out sofas, microwaves, minifridges and wet bars. Some rooms and suites offer views of the river.Complimentary amenities include parking, on-site hot breakfast (daily) and weekday breakfast bags. There’s also a 24-hour convenience store, an outdoor pool and a fitness center, plus a 24-hour business center and 3 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the South Florida Museum and Riverwalk
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near restaurants and bars
  • Guests praised the beds but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “Housekeeping” 16 times
  • Guests liked the lobby, mentioned 25 times in reviews
  • The fitness center has weight machines and free weights
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino

Feedback From Real Customers

Scott Owens

My wife and I visited this past weekend for our anniversary From the onset it was a wonderful stay The hotel has been renovated from the 20’s, but still maintains some of its original feel

The gentleman at the front desk was phenomenal! Luke is who you’re looking for when you stay He is genuinely happy to be there, is a wealth of information on local places to eat, shop, etc, and makes you feel like you’re the only guest he has! I will definitely be staying there many more times

Cyriloh Garcia (Cyriloh56)

Overall this was a wonderful stay My wife and I stayed 2 nights went to the beach close by Great location

Service was wonderful front desk, at breakfast we met Gary he is a wonderful man that bakes these wonderful scones something you don’t see anywhere these days Other than the ice machine on 5 th floor out of service everything was good bed plenty pillows clean bathrooms Would stay again

Kelly Friedel

We currently live in Georgia but from Bradenton My mother recently passed and we needed a few rooms for family to stay in so we could have a celebration of life I have to say that they did not disappoint! The rooms were big, clean and welcoming

The staff was WONDERFUL!! Let me say if this company reads their reviews you have found a Gem in Luke!!!!!!! I don’t think I ever seen this sweet young man without a smile in his face and with such a welcoming personality Even while phones were ringing off the hook he maintained a great attitude both with the callers and the guest infront of him We needed to extend one of our rooms for an additional night due to car issues, Terra worked it out for us and was wonderful as well Before leaving we made reservations again in April Thank you all for making a stay comfortable!!

5. Kompose Hotel Sarasota

About this hotel

This trendy hotel on a tree-lined thoroughfare is less than a mile from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. It’s a 12-minute walk from The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and 2 miles from Sarasota Jungle Gardens.Featuring concrete walls and floor-to-ceiling windows, the industrial-chic rooms offer Wi-Fi, smart TVs and minifridges. Some have balconies; suites add separate living/dining rooms and kitchenettes.Amenities include an airy, plant-filled cafe and a recording studio, as well as an outdoor pool, a fitness center and a sauna. A breakfast buffet and secured parking are also available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Sarasota Classic Car Museum and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Chandelier” 11 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests liked the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Mark Howe

Brand new unique/boutique style Hotel Super cool vibe with very clean rooms Hotel staff was amazing during our stay

Special shout-out to the lovely- Autumn, who went above and beyond to make everything perfect for us It’s always nice to meet people like this who work in customer service and put on a smile to make the customer feel special Great hotel and an even better staff! Cheers!!!

El Arte de Cantar by Mayre Martinez

This place is a gem! The decoration is gorgeous, it feels renovated, refreshing and current Every person of the staff is generous and kind, they clearly enjoy their job The gym is stellar, and the pool and the jacuzzi excellent! Breakfast is delicious and with a variety of options

I 100% recommend this hotel and would definitely coming back

kira simring

This is fun hotel with a wonderful staff It has a youth hostel vibe but it’s great for families The beds are very comfortable and the decor is wonderfully playful

The one problem with the room is that space efficiency comes at the cost of privacy There’s a sliding door between the toilet and the shower so you can only close one at the time! The lobby has excellent snacks and a coffee bar

6. Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across a promenade from the Manatee River, this relaxed hotel is 1 mile from the Bradenton Area Convention Center and 11 miles from the Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport.Warm rooms offer free Wi-Fi, desks, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms come with balconies and/or river views. Suites add separate living areas.Parking is included. Amenities consist of an airy lobby and a bistro-style restaurant serving breakfast, dinner and Starbucks coffee, along with a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub and an exercise room. There’s also a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • 13 min walk to the South Florida Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 27 times
  • Guests mentioned “Bistro” 15 times
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Kip Armstrong

The hotel and rooms were pretty dated and the hallways and carpet had definitely seen better days – Smelled like a frat house on Sunday morning when you got off the elevator Our room wasn’t much better but the linens and towels were clean Bathroom and furniture were filthy in our suite

We were moved to a different room that was slightly better Staff was excellent and very helpful all around Housekeeping was very attentive and polite to guests The lobby and breakfast / bar area was very nice and had a wide variety of coffee drinks and breakfast options Pool area was a highlight here clean and spacious We used the hot tub and pool daily Would go back but hopefully corporate does something about the overall condition of the rooms , furniture and common areas (aside from the lobby and pool) Again, staff and Housekeeping were amazing and the only reason I would returnThanks to them

Kelly Moore

This hotel has the appeal of a tomb LED lights would help this hotel out immensely The lobby was nice and inviting so I was surprised to get out of the elevator and be immediately transported to the reptile house at the zoo

Minus the reptiles, our room was dank and dark and smelled weird It was like a musty-feet smell We stayed at several hotels on this vacation and this was the only one I said, “cancel tomorrow’s reservation, I can’t stay here” I don’t mind old as long as it’s updated and clean This place just creeped me out Maybe since the lobby was nice and bright they are slowly renovating the hotel, but it would have been nice to have seen signs of that Staff was nice and pleasant

Hanging with the Coopers

The hotel is dated The toilet in our room had low pressure and didn’t flush well The front desk and the rest of the staff were very accommodating and kind with the exception of the manager at the front desk

He may be the GM as well We had a really good rate and I believe because of that he gave us a room on the lowest floor at the very end of the hall despite my husband’s Gold status They have pool security on duty and I understand the need for him as locals probably abuse pool privileges, but we were told we could only have 6 guests in the pool area including room guest We had not been home to Florida in 3 years due to Covid so family wanted to come see us and with it being so hot and us staying at a hotel, we invited them to come see us at the pool There were only 8 people at the pool when we got there and within 30 minutes they were all gone before the rest of our family arrived We had maybe 14 people show up, mostly siblings with their kids and we were told we had to leave or book extra rooms We’ve always stayed at this hotel and had similar number of guests and NEVER had any issues Maybe they thought we were going to have a party, I’m not sure, but that wasn’t the intention and I didn’t like the way they treated us especially as paying guests I explained that we were home for the holiday and we hadn’t seen each other in years so meeting up at pool would be fun for everyone and we would be respectful of others They didn’t care and said it was against their policy for me to have more than 6 guests I asked to see the policy, but they couldn’t produce one I didn’t argue We all left We finished out our stay, but I will never stay there again They are not family friendly, unreasonable and uncompromising

7. Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Next to the IMG Academy educational and sports campus, this contemporary hotel is 2 miles from Route 41, and 7 miles from The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.Warmly decorated rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and stocked pantries, as well as tea and coffeemakers. All have designer toiletries and premium linens. Upgraded rooms provide views of the academy. Room service is offered.A restaurant/bar serves breakfast and seafood cuisine. A cocktail bar offers light meals. An outdoor heated pool is surrounded by sundeck with loungers and palm trees. A 24/7 gym and a spa are on-site. Parking is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • 14 min drive to the Village of the Arts
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Hector Vazquez

Great property!Very clean, close to everything including, Malls, grocery stores, restaurants and the beach!The lobby is nice and the restaurant is a plus! My kids loved the pool which they hung out until 10:00pm!Rooms and bathroom were spacious! The fact that its located at the entrance of the IMG complex makes it even more practical!

Giselle Guzman

The hotel rooms are very modern and comfortable (we saw our friend’s room which is where they stayed), service was excellent and the hotel restaurant selections were extremely good We stayed at one of the villas because our group was larger and they were very roomy, we got 5 double beds split out through 3 bedrooms, 2 onsuite baths, plus an additional full bathroom If I was to go back; I would prefer to stay at the hotel rooms rather than the villas, there was lack of natural light, cleanliness in some parts of the villa, bathrooms and kitchen were outdated and the wall colors were too dark which made the place look it enclosed

There was an awful smell coming from the garage which was also very filty The price of the villas compared to the hotel rooms was only $10 cheaper per room

Monica Thomas

I selected a particular hotel room based on a sleep aid drink being included When we arrived at the hotel, the drink was not in room I phoned front desk but there was no answer, so I went down to inquire about drink

The attendant, left me standing in the lobby for about 30 minutes while he ran around the hotel looking for the drink He finally returned empty handedThe entire week up to our stay at the hotel, my daughter and I talked about this drink and we were excited because we don’t have these types of drinks in our country More importantly, we have trouble sleeping in hotel rooms so we were excited for such a thingTalking to the manager was NOT helpful as he was rude and disrespectful not allowing me to explain the reason for our disappointment I suggested he take the information off his website about the drink and he said he wouldn’t because they hope to get it again sometime – even though I brought up “false advertising”And these “Bear” beds they advertise are nothing specialDo not trust the glorious information on the website about the amazing sleeps you’ll have!

8. Home2 Suites by Hilton Sarasota Bradenton Airport (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A mile from Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport, this casual airport hotel is a 17-minute walk from both Mable’s Rose Garden with sculptures and scenic walking paths, and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art set in a pink Renaissance-style palace.Featuring modern decor, the warm rooms offer free Wi-Fi and HDTVs, plus sofabeds and coffeemakers. All come with kitchenettes. Suites add separate living/dining areas.Free perks include breakfast, parking and a local shuttle service. Other amenities include a a gym and a 24/7 snack store, plus a business center. Pets are welcome.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • 3 min drive to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 12 times
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 11 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Angela E

The staff is amazing, professional, and has a great sense of humor I really enjoyed my stay The room was extremely clean

All my request were addressed quickly The breakfast set up was awesome with ready to go packaged breakfast biscuits, cereal, waffle machines, fruit, and etc Rick and Tyler made my family’s stay even more special with great customer service You will love this location The pool is clean and inviting I give this location a 5 star I would give more if I could

Nik Digilio

Really nice hotel Being next to the airport I thought I would hear planes taking off frequently However, in my 2 nights I stayed there I only heard 1 plane take off near the hotel and it was in the morning

They had a dishwasher, microwave, full size fridge and dishes They also had a grill by the pool Great option for families It was fairly new and very clean I would recommend this hotel for anyone

Debbie Jones

I love hotels with grills! This one didn’t disappoint If you have a vehicle this is a great place! Without a vehicle it’s a little remote but there is a restaurant and bar in the sister property behind The room was very clean and comfortable

The bed was comfortable as well The grill and grill set were well kept and helped me make some delicious “home” cooked meals The staff was super ni e and helpful as well I would definitely stay here again!

9. Zota Beach Resort (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

On a sandy beach along the Gulf of Mexico, this contemporary hotel lies 13 miles from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and 14 miles from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.Modern rooms offer coffeemakers, minifridges and Wi-Fi, as well as flat-screens. Upgraded rooms add beach views, balconies and/or pull-out sofas. Suites provide living rooms. Upgraded suites feature kitchens and dining areas. Room service is available.Amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a gym. There’s also a trendy Caribbean-inspired restaurant/wine bar with a fireplace and an open-air lounge, plus a poolside bar offering cocktails and snacks.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the updated rooms, which have refrigerators
  • 12 min drive to the Mote Marine Laboratory
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Umbrella” 33 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the beach views

Feedback From Real Customers

Ashley Kugler

We just returned from a 3 day vacation at Zota Beach resort! We had a great time and this hotel was top notch Very convenient with valet parking, staff was very friendly each time we left or arrived back with our vehicle The room was spacious and very modern, comfortable bed, & spacious patio

Beach access was convenient and we enjoyed having complimentary beach chairs with our room, very nice pool & hot tub area The on sight restaurant was pricey but food was very worth it, our waitress was very friendly Bar has some delicious house drinks, also a friendly bartender that is very attentive We had a great experience and will definitely be returning for future vacations The room was on the pricey side but overall very worth it for the experience and location!

Bella Babylon

Loved staying here at this hotel for my birthday weekend/Memorial Day weekend We booked a premium ocean view room at the newer Opal building (built in 2017) The ocean view room has a view to the pool and the beach

If you want a full-blown oceanfront, you need to get a Ocean front room Next door was construction but I didn’t hear any noises The service was wonderful Dan the Concierge was amazing He was so helpful He even helped my husband plan a birthday surprise for me and he had a scented candle from the hotel as a gift for me The service was great at breakfast and dinner The pool was very nice with games for kids There is a direct access to the beach 2 beach chair are included in your hotel stay and you can rent an umbrella for $20

Brenda Fikry

Overall great hotel, amazing pool on a fabulous quite beach Welcoming staff Dislike how you pay premium prices for your room and on top of it a resort fee that does not even include a beach umbrella

The pool can get very busy on weekends with LOTS of high energy children A family friendly place for sure if that is what you are looking for!

10. Hampton Inn Ellenton/Bradenton (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 75, this straightforward, modern hotel is 2 miles from the Gamble Plantation Historic State Park and 6 miles from the South Florida Museum.Casual rooms include free Wi-Fi and custom-designed beds, plus desks, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs with HD channels. They also have microwaves and minifridges, and some add whirlpool tubs and pull-out sofas.Free amenities include cooked breakfast (with a breakfast bag option on weekdays) and parking. There’s also an outdoor pool and a gym, plus a snack shop and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms, which have refrigerators
  • The rooms have TVs and microwaves
  • 6 min drive to the Gamble Plantation Historic State Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “outlet stores” 16 times
  • The fitness center has treadmills and free weights

Feedback From Real Customers

Patrick Mondor

We were there to help my Mother-In-law close the deal for a new house in the area We always stay at Hampton Inn’s for we always have had fantastic experiences This was no exception

The staff was absolutely excellent! They even let us print some contract material, which went well beyond what is required The pool and breakfast were equally excellent The one issue is the mattress for the pull out mattress was slightly soiled, but in no way takes away from the overall experience Very well done!

11. Holiday Inn Sarasota-Airport, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is across the street from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and a 10-minute drive from downtown Sarasota.The straightforward rooms feature desks, flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, minifridges and coffeemakers, plus high-pressure showerheads in the bathrooms. There’s also free WiFi, while kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Suites add separate living spaces with sofa beds, kitchenettes and dining tables.Amenities include an on-site sports bar and grill (where kids 12 and under eat free), an indoor pool with a sauna and steam room, fitness and business centers and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • 7 min drive to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned saunas 30 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa
  • Guests praised the sports bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Terno Auto

Stay was great! Service was great! Friendly staff was great! Clean rooms! The Manager David was a star Great customer service very attentive and quick to help with whatever you need Location is not far from main attractions and low traffic so big plus there

We enjoyed our stay and will be back at this hotel next time we are in Sarasota


Edit to add: David Alexander the GM may want to stop making slanderous remarks This is my account – I posted my honest review!!! You and your employees have HORRIBLE customer service!! Once again

video will show there was no disruption at your hotel but will show your crazy behavior!! Stop being a bully!!! The owners of this property should be ashamed to have you as the GM!! You are showing your true colors by your slanderous responses to my review!! This is my account!! No one has made any false accounts Your accusations of such are disgusting!!Nothing about my review is false You have horrible customer service I don’t need to complete a stay at your hotel for me to write a review on my personal experience I was not disruptive and there is video proof of that You threatened to have me removed but I calmly left your hotel with no issues Your staff is poorly trained in customer service The GM David Alexander was very unprofessional in his dealings with me I have every right to post my honest opinion on my experience with the staff at this hotel If you don’t like what I have to write then you should have treated me with more respect!! If other people have posted bad reviews that has nothing to do with me This is my review and I stand by it!!

Joel Appel

I can no longer, in good conscience, continue to recommend this hotel Their customer relations are non-existent and the General Manager makes false accusations I would tell you that there are several nearby hotels with comparable or perhaps even lower rates

I myself suggest trying the Hilton Garden Inn by the Sarasota Airport They have excellent customer support and will go out of their way to accommodate you Additionally, this Hilton gets 5 stars for cleanliness

12. Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This laid-back hotel is 3 miles from the Village of the Arts, 4 miles from Manatee Village Historical Park, and 6 miles from The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature.Casual rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV and minifridges, as well as microwaves, and tea and coffeemakers. Some have sitting areas, whirlpool tubs and/or kitchenettes.Complimentary perks include breakfast and parking. Other amenities consist of a gym, an outdoor pool and coin-operated laundry facilities, plus a cafe, and meeting and event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have refrigerators
  • 8 min drive to the Village of the Arts
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned beaches 11 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Kevin Mcdermott

I had a horrible expiration at Best Western Our first room was beyond filthy, I even have pictures to prove it The rooms smelled horrible and were not worth it in any capacity

I am clueless how this was reviewed and rated at over an 8 If anything, a negative 8 would gave been more appropriateSo after the disgusting room and having the inconvenience of having to change rooms and waste our vacation timeAfter we checked out, the active manager came out and literally yelled and screamed at my husband and then me while in the parking lot because we wanted to put a regular Walmart bag with 2 empty cups and a couple candy wrappers in their outside trash can At first Wayne wouldn’t even give me his name because I told him I planned to review my disappointment and dissatisfaction My husband went in to get the general managers information so we could reach out directly, but Wayne was now inside and ignored my husbandBetween the horrendous customer service and the condition of the room and hotel itself (there was spit/ flem on the floor of the elevator and just filth in general!) I wouldnt even recommend this place to be a doggy daycare! Worst hotel expiration of our lives! Be smart and chose anywhere but here

Emily Howard

The rooms were very clean and well taken care of The staff was friendly and always greeted you when you came in The housekeeping was great and always replaced our towels, toilet paper, took out the trash and made the beds

Great air conditioner as wellBreakfast is included here but we did not eat it because neither of us are breakfast people I’m sure it was good as well!We were here for 5 nights and I’m glad we chose this hotel

Heather Hagen

I had a bad experience the first time I stayed here, I only went back because it was the only hotel available that night The jacuzzi rooms here are awesome I wouldn’t stay in any other room

I definitely recommend this hotel to someone who likes to shop as there are plenty of stores all in that area of Bradenton The hotel is hidden from busy Cortez road behind a Cracker Barrel The breakfast was better than most hotels and the rooms were very clean!

13. Compass Hotel Anna Maria Sound (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Facing a marina along the Anna Maria Sound, this laid-back hotel off State Road 64 is 3 minutes’ walk from wetland and walking trails in the Neal Preserve. It’s 5 miles from Coquina Beach.Bright rooms with rainfall showers have Wi-Fi and smart TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms offer balconies and marina views. The 1-bedroom suites add living areas with sofabeds.There’s a waterside bar/grill featuring a terrace. Other amenities consist of a lounge, an outdoor pool and a 24-hour gym. Parking and a breakfast buffet are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have coffee makers
  • 5 min drive to Manatee Public Beach
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms but others thought they were large
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned beaches 39 times
  • Guests praised the views
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Meredith King

Our family of 5 loved this resort! It was family friendly and had a delicious hot breakfast included with our stay The pool was beautiful with fresh towels provided and access to lunch and dinner at a tiki bar and restaurant We loved being a short, 5 minute drive to the beach

The room was spacious and included a beautiful view of the bay with a gorgeous sunset Our favorite was the fresh coffee in the lobby in the mornings and fresh, filtered water infused with fruit in the afternoons/evenings We inhaled your fresh baked cookies too! We can’t wait to come back!

John Bauer

It was clean, beautiful and affordable but what made it exceptional was the staff They had the friendliest, most helpful employees I’ve ever dealt with at any hotel The view was amazing

It’s a short 5 min drive to the beach and the little things like water and cake in the lobby were a nice bonus too I would definitely recommend this hotel

Cassandra Rena

I have stayed on Anna Maria island many times over the years It was my 1st time staying here and I must say that the customer service was amazing!! Compared to everything else I’ve been experiencing over the last 2 or 3 years of travel this should be a standard that all places follow Everything was clean! Their breakfast was amazing! And changed daily

Hands down will stay at this location again Definitely worth the value The only downside is it’s not right on the beach but it is only 5 minutes away

14. Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast

About this hotel

Overlooking the Manatee River, this elegant 1913-built bed and breakfast is 10 miles from Anna Maria Island and 14 miles from Sarasota.Polished rooms and suites feature antique furnishings, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi; some offer water vistas.Complimentary European-style breakfast is served in a river-view dining room. Amenities include an outdoor patio and a private pier with boat parking. On-site parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • 3 min drive to the South Florida Museum
  • Guests praised the service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant

Feedback From Real Customers

Mya Donnelly

We had such an amazing wedding at Wim and Meike’s bed and breakfast The venue us absolutely beautiful but they truly make the experience They were incredibly helpful during the entire experience but especially during our stay there

The breakfasts They served were amazing and beautiful to boot We would recommend this venue for a wedding or just a nice stay to anyone We are so thankful for everything they did for us and we can’t wait to go back for a weekend stay!


Hands down the most beautiful wedding venue we’ve ever seen – my wife and I both looked at each other just from seeing the outside when we drove up and go YUP THIS IS IT! The inside and back area blew us away too Everyone at our wedding kept coming up to us saying how gorgeous the venue and property was It’s on the water, it’s well kept, it’s charming and so much more

Not to mention Mieke and Wim might be the nicest people we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting We were out of town and they made the whole process so smooth and easy Each interaction we were greeted with such kindness and eagerness to help – we were never made to feel like a burden even when we had a million questions I can only hope that people see this feedback and book this venue so they can have the memories we do! Thank you tenfold – pictures and words will never do it justice!

Joanne Andros

Our daughter, Kristi and now husband Trent found this beautiful wedding venue with a water view shortly after they were engaged in 2021 They were fortunate to be able to book it for April 3,2022 Wim and Mieke are the owners and they are very accommodating and professional

They make you feel like family with their attention to detail and just the sincere care that is given to make sure the wedding ceremony and reception are magical! It was more than magical! The weather was perfect that day, even though we rented a tent just in case You never know how quickly it can change in Florida The tent made it even cozier and the outside lights were strung also We are still ecstatic reminiscing about that day Words can not thank you enough Wim and Mieke Joanne and Tom Andros

15. Casa Del Mar Beach Resort on Longboat Key (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set along the beach, this unassuming hotel is 14 miles from the Ringling Circus Museum, 15 miles from Sarasota Bay and a 2-minute walk from the bus stop.Bright, stylish condos include free Wi-Fi, TVs and kitchens, plus living rooms with dining areas. All units have beach, pool or courtyard views.Parking is complimentary. There’s also a heated outdoor pool, beach access, and a screened-in patio with BBQs, plus courtyard gardens and sports facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have refrigerators
  • 8 min drive to Beer Can Island
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “Umbrella” 11 times
  • The hotel has a nightclub
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar
  • Guests liked the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Michael Garey

Love this resort! Third time staying here and the accommodations are immaculate and first rate It was a welcoming and comfortable stay for my Wife and I You can not beat the beachfront location which is conveniently located in the middle of the island which made restaurants and entertainment easily accessible

Over the years, the Staff has remained the same which makes each stay pleasant as they always remember us They were incredibly kind, professional and went above and beyond to ensure our stay was everything we wanted I would absolutely recommend here for any Business person, Family or Couple!

Anali Dishmey

This is my first time staying at Casa del Mar Beach Resort and my experience has been excellent The beach is only steps away and it looks like a Florida postcard, the condo was very clean, comfortable and had everything you need Parking was not an issue at all as there are many available spaces

The pool water was very cloudy, and the smell of chlorine was too strong We tried twice but decided to stay at the beach instead since they had umbrellas and chairs available Will definitely be back!

16. Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota/Bradenton-Airport (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Located within the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, this modern hotel is an 11-minute walk from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and a 10-minute walk from the Asolo Repertory Theatre.Contemporary rooms include free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with HD channels, plus custom-designed beds, desks and coffeemakers. Some rooms and suites offer pull-out sofas.There’s free on-site hot breakfast (daily) and breakfast bags to go (weekdays), as well as a fitness center and an outdoor pool with a deck and BBQ grills. Other amenities include meeting space and a business center, plus free parking and an airport shuttle.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Sarasota Classic Car Museum and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Some guests disliked the air conditioning
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Gayle Baker

Besides the excellent, spotless suite their complimentary breakfast is amazing! Make your own waffles, bacon, egg omelette , breads, bagels cold cereal, juice & coffee and everything in between!Location to airport, perfect and convenientPool very clean & nice sitting around pool area

Custom Metals

Hampton Inn Sarasota was awesome! I would stay here again We brought a group of high school student athletes and stayed for a week The staff here was so helpful and patient with us

Daniel, found the Amazon orders we shipped in advance, helped us organize our rooms and the kids in them Each day we enjoyed the lounge space and breakfast was always wonderful Everything was clean Later in the week I was using the business center, and Raquel helped me troublshoot my laptop issues I can not express how amazing every employee here was and how they made sure our stay was perfect Thanks to all -we plan to come back next year!

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