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Americas Best Value Inn - Sarasota Downtown

1.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

Service very bad.the person in front desk very rude all the times.we thought that was because we are Hispanic and we don't speak Ingles very well .for the price the hotel it's ok but we don't come back to this hotel again. And we will not recommend it to anybody

I was overall satisfied with the motel but the staff could use some training in friendly customer service.

overall I would say the room was good it was clean one day the housekeeping did forget our towels staff were friendly and helpful

has fridge and microwave and ok for the price but a very old smell was prominent.

We (family) are repeat visitors to Americas Best Value Inn Sarasota. It's not by any means a big fancy resort --- more of a small, basic hotel --- but you cannot beat the price for the location, just a 10-minute drive from the beaches. It's a nice little place to rest your head in a comfy bed. Large food store right across the street is great.

I had an awesome time. It was a wonderful night inn.

I was stuck with a smoking room even though I requested a non-smoking. Nothing appeared to have been renovated since the 80's. It felt unsafe and dirty. Was thankful to see the light of day so that I could leave.

Had roaches..... The tub water didn't go down like it should!!!!!

They put me in a smoking room which was wrong and immediately changed me to non smoking without a problem. You get what you pay for here. Location is good for being close to down town.

811 S Tamiami Trail Sarasota FL

Hotel highlights

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

Americas Best Value Inn - Sarasota Downtown places you within a leisurely stroll of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Payne Park. This 50-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Sarasota, the hotel is also near Mote Marine Aquarium and St. Armands Circle.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast offered each morning.


Rooms

All 50 rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and TVs. Free local calls, hair dryers, and safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Americas Best Value Inn - Sarasota Downtown enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. 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.

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 (8) Business (10) Couples (9) Family (15) Other (5) Friends (4)
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

3

convenient location

Everyone

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.

By , from Miami on Jul 3, 2017

4

hotel ok.

Everyone

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

By , from Lima on Jun 5, 2017

4

right around the corner

Everyone

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.

By , from Fulton NY on Mar 30, 2017

3

very inexpensive with no frills.

Everyone

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

By , from central florida on Mar 16, 2017

1

horrible experience

Everyone

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.

By , from Seattle, WA on Mar 1, 2017

3

experience

Everyone

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.

By , from Florida on Apr 13, 2016

1

dirty place

Everyone

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

By , from f on Mar 24, 2016

3

good location near downtown.

BusinessTravelers

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

By , from Tampa on Mar 12, 2016

4

weekend getaways

Singles

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!!!!

By on Nov 16, 2015