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Americas Best Value Inn - Sarasota Downtown

1.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The 1st floor looks a little rough, but you can tell they've been renovating. There's no elevator, but our room was clean. The king bed was comfy. Air conditioning was ice cold. My only complaint would be, they use the term "continental breakfast" VERY loosely. It's just cold cereals. But for under $100 a night, it was a great hotel.

The hotel is at a good location! Our room this time was small and old! But it served our purpose! We will stay ate this hotel next year but will book a room with a balcony or patio! The staff are wonderful!

Put me in a smoking room. Not very clean and smelled like cigarettes. Staff was very nice.

Our stay started off with the front desk clerk giving us the wrong directions to our room... The room had new carpet, which was nice, but the bathroom was in bad shape and desperately needed an update. The price was high for the low quality of service and the condition of the room.

OK for the money - used to be a better facility and breakfast

It is a cheap hotel, however, everything was clean and worked. So there is value for the price. They really should improve the free breakfast!

Nice place after we had to leave the first hotel we rented. Felt safe and was clean

What a disappointment, We have stayed here in the past (several times) and found the stay to be good. This time however NOT. When you check they ask you for a $50 deposit I guess to make sure no one smokes in the room. I suppose that would not have bothered me except that when the door to the room was opened the stench was over whelming (Not from some one smoking). We had to open the patio doors and sprayed glad air freshener and air the room out we were able to stay the night. I think if the odor would of been from smoke i think the room would have smelt better. Other points - Saw a roach crawling across the dresser and the TV remote was held together with tape and would not work. My advice stay away from this place. All I could do was keep applying hand sanitizer every time we touched something.

Stayed at this hotel a few times. I like it for the convenient location and very reasonable price. The rooms are a good size and clean. Nothing fancy at all. Breakfast is super basic so I usually don't even bother. It's a 10 min drive to Lido Beach and about 15-20 min drive to Siesta Key Beach.

staff that checked us in could use classes in customer service

Fairly comfortable hotel, about 10-15 mins to Lido Key; across the street from Publix. I stayed here a few times and it seems they are slowly updating the bathrooms, painting the walls etc. Nothing fancy about it but it's clean, good price and conveniently located.

Good hotel for the price. Great location, Publix just accross the street !!!

This is a perfect little place to stay for folks spending on a budget. It is not glamorous, it is dated, but if you are using it for showers & sleeping it is perfect. The staff was very friendly. The rooms were very clean, and nothing seemed Not-safe. I traveled with my Wife and her Sister, I had no worries about them walking around by themselves. The breakfast was what was expected, & the coffee was good.

Very inexpensive. No frills. Location was where I wanted.

Our room was dingy and dark with duct tape holding the window shut and a dirty sink and bath tub. It felt like if I were to shower in there, I'd come out dirtier than if I didn't. There was a sodden board near the pool area with rusty nails sticking out of it, and we witnessed another guest step in it accidentally. When we tried to help this man the woman working at the front desk came out and yelled at us for being noisy (it was 8:30pm), rather than worrying about the injured guest. There is a Taco Bell in the same parking lot as the motel. One of the nights we watched a woman being arrested by 3 police cars right outside our room. Do not spend any money staying here. Pay more to stay literally ANYWHERE ELSE.

My first impression was that it was not what I thought it would be. First of all, it was located BEHIND Taco Bell and hard to find and the entrance looked rather rundown. However, the room they gave us on the second floor was large, comfortable, clean and overlooked a large pool. And it was very quiet.

The front desk lady mean person, the towel used to be white, yellow now, room 206 that I stay in, full of cockroaches

One of the staff members was not friendly, but others were good.

The front desk staff was very friendly parking is limited but the location is absolutely wonderful downtown is within walking distance and Publix is just across the street. Not to mention a neighboring Taco Bell and Mcdonalds!!! Only minus too much clutter in the hallways hurry along those renovations guys! I'm sure your upgrades will be a delight. I say yes to Americas Best!!!!

The room smelt bad. When we walked in we seen roaches crawling on the floor. On top of it my daughter and I got scabbies. Never would I recommend it to anyone.

811 S Tamiami Trail Sarasota FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Central Sarasota, Americas Best Value Inn - Sarasota Downtown is a leisurely stroll from sights such as Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Payne Park. This 50-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an outdoor pool and free self parking. Located in central Sarasota, the hotel is also near Mote Marine Aquarium and St. Armands Circle.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.


Rooms

All of Americas Best Value Inn - Sarasota Downtown's 50 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. For entertainment, guests can enjoy TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, fans, and safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Americas Best Value Inn - Sarasota Downtown, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with tours or tickets, and answer any questions about the accommodations. This hotel also has laundry facilities.

Room options

Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Americas Best Value Inn - Sarasota Downtown

Everyone (16) Business (10) Couples (9) Students (1) Family (15) Other (5) Friends (4)
4
Everyone

The 1st floor looks a little rough, but you can tell they've been renovating. There's no elevator, but our room was clean. The king bed was comfy. Air conditioning was ice cold. My only complaint would be, they use the term "continental breakfast" VERY loosely. It's just cold cereals. But for under $100 a night, it was a great hotel.

By on Apr 30, 2018

5
Everyone

The hotel is at a good location! Our room this time was small and old! But it served our purpose! We will stay ate this hotel next year but will book a room with a balcony or patio! The staff are wonderful!

By on Mar 14, 2018

3
Everyone

Put me in a smoking room. Not very clean and smelled like cigarettes. Staff was very nice.

By on Feb 23, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 1, 2018

We are extremely sorry you had this issue during your stay. We wish this matter could of been brought to the front desk attention for a quick resolution. Given the situation, we hope you will choose us again to exceed your expectations at ABVI Sarasota Downtown!

3

convenient location.

Everyone

Our stay started off with the front desk clerk giving us the wrong directions to our room... The room had new carpet, which was nice, but the bathroom was in bad shape and desperately needed an update. The price was high for the low quality of service and the condition of the room.

By , from Naples, FL on Feb 5, 2018

2
Students

OK for the money - used to be a better facility and breakfast

By on Dec 30, 2017

3

value for what you pay

Everyone

It is a cheap hotel, however, everything was clean and worked. So there is value for the price. They really should improve the free breakfast!

By on Dec 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 8, 2017

We appreciate your feedback and positive comments. Hope to see you again soon. Thank you.

5
Everyone

Nice place after we had to leave the first hotel we rented. Felt safe and was clean

By on Nov 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 8, 2017

We appreciate your positive comments and are glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you again soon, Thank you.

1

no longer american owned and it shows.

Everyone

What a disappointment, We have stayed here in the past (several times) and found the stay to be good. This time however NOT. When you check they ask you for a $50 deposit I guess to make sure no one smokes in the room. I suppose that would not have bothered me except that when the door to the room was opened the stench was over whelming (Not from some one smoking). We had to open the patio doors and sprayed glad air freshener and air the room out we were able to stay the night. I think if the odor would of been from smoke i think the room would have smelt better. Other points - Saw a roach crawling across the dresser and the TV remote was held together with tape and would not work. My advice stay away from this place. All I could do was keep applying hand sanitizer every time we touched something.

By , from Tampa on Nov 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 13, 2017

We are sorry you were dissatisfied with our deposit policy and the room. We wish you would of contacted our front desk immediately upon entering the room. This could of have been handled in the appropriate manner. Once again, we apologize for issues you faced.

3

good stay

Everyone

Stayed at this hotel a few times. I like it for the convenient location and very reasonable price. The rooms are a good size and clean. Nothing fancy at all. Breakfast is super basic so I usually don't even bother. It's a 10 min drive to Lido Beach and about 15-20 min drive to Siesta Key Beach.

By , from Miami, FL on Oct 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 13, 2017

Thank you for the review and positive remarks. We hope to see you again soon.

3

ok hotel nothing fancy clean

Everyone

staff that checked us in could use classes in customer service

By , from dunnellon florida on Jul 19, 2017