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La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota Downtown

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Only a mile from downtown, sheets and towels clean, but the carpet, furniture and tub walls are filthy. The musty odor coming from the carpet cannot be eliminated by air conditioning or open window...and this in December! Friendly staff.

Carpet and floors were dirty! Location was good, elevator was broken and unusable!

The bed was lumpy. The carpet is dirty. I worked till way late and at o800 it sounded as if someone was hanging pictures on the wall next door. Tap. Tap...........Tap..................Tap. arrrrghhh.

We book this hotel often because we can depend on the quality of the staff and the good car they take of us. Always so friendly and helpful and the establishment is well taken care of.

Very small beds with old mattress. Too soft that we rolled toward the middle.

I book many nights thru out Florida and Georgia for my employees. This is a top pick of my Production Mangers. Nice place, convenient, helpful staff all at a fair price. Thanks for all your hard work and providing a comfortable place for him to stay.

Nice hotel and clean. Staff Not overly friendly but nice. Breakfast was good with a nice variety. Located near St Armand's circle and Lido beach. Enjoyed Columbia restaurant at St. Armand's. Beaches are beautiful and clean. Enjoyed July 4th fireworks by the bridge.

The first room smelled very moldy the second room was just moldy. The beds are very uncomfortable. The staff in the morning was much nicer than the staff was when I checked in.

Check-in was very prompt. Staff was super nice, pleasant and a pleasure to work with. Service was always with a smile. Staff was ready to accommodate any special requests.

We stayed only 2 days. That was enough. It was ok for a short stay, but not for a long time. The entrance doors were not automatic. It was difficult to struggle opening the doors with your luggage, both coming in and leaving. No bell hops to help. The room was clean and bed comfortable. The bathtub spout was loose and not secured to the wall. Breakfast was marginal, and not enough seating. Happy to leave.

If you're looking to save money & need just a basic place then this is the place.

Nice stay, staff went above and beyond to make our visit enjoyable. Would definitely recommend this hotel. Location was perfect for everywhere that we wanted to go. The continental breakfast bar had an abundant variety with plenty of fresh hot coffee and attentive staff to make sure tables were clean and the breakfast bar remained full. Even though we did not use the pool area it was a beautiful well kept area and the pool was big enough for a large number of swimmers. Vending machines were also readily available for those of us who need a midday snack! Thanks for a wonderful stay!

It was a good experience. We will be back next year.

My room had a wet rug that got bigger during the night. It was sticky and stained my socks. I had a running toilet during the night. I got stuck in the elevator. T.V. was not working right. I got impression that management might be the problem.

The room I was in needed some updating. I was disappointed because no one came to clean my room so I ran out of towels. The lady at the front desk gave me some clean towels.

The hotel is near many things, so that was convenient. The room was not overly clean, and the hotel is very dated. Some of the staff members were friendly. I would recommend it for the location. The breakfast offered nearly all carbohydrates. The only protein was boiled eggs and yogurt.

This whole experience started off poorly. We arrived at the hotel at 4:00 knowing that check-in time was at 3:00. We were told that the suites had not been cleaned yet, and that we needed to come back. The room was clean, and comfortable, but given the area we were in and the fact that there was nothing to do around us, I felt the room was overpriced. It didn't help the fact much that our room overlooked the pool, and at 3:00 in the morning, there were a bunch of boys out by the pool carrying on and making a lot of noise. Breakfast was un-remarkable- bad muffins, and horrible coffee. And every time we went outside, we had to walk the whole way around the building to get back into the hotel because the key readers didn't work. We had trouble with getting into our room, too! While I love this particular chain of hotels, I would never return to this particular one.

This hotel was what you'd expect in this category.

This is a decent LaQuinta in Sarasota that is close to the various things and is a reasonable value. Our room was fine and the window opened towards the bay and a small inlet. Nothing spectacular but decent. A note about breakfast, the staff seems unable to understand why folks might not want only carbs so if you're looking for anything but breads, waffles, and orange juice you might need to venture elsewhere.

Staff was excellent. Probably the cleanest room I have ever stayed in.

1803 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota FL

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Sarasota Jungle Gardens
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Central Sarasota within a mile (2 km) of Sarasota Jungle Gardens, La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota Downtown is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. This 102-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Sarasota and also close to John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and University of South Florida Sarasota.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


Rooms

All of La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota Downtown's 102 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

At La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota Downtown, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-out.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota Downtown

Everyone (9) Couples (57) Business (25) Family (22) Friends (8) Other (11)
2

convenient location but filthy

Everyone

Only a mile from downtown, sheets and towels clean, but the carpet, furniture and tub walls are filthy. The musty odor coming from the carpet cannot be eliminated by air conditioning or open window...and this in December! Friendly staff.

By , from NJ on Dec 31, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 1, 2018

Thanks for your feedback about our La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota. We’re sorry the hotel didn’t meet your expectations. We’ll share your comments with our staff so that we may improve our operation.

3
Everyone

Carpet and floors were dirty! Location was good, elevator was broken and unusable!

By , from Sarasota on Nov 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 3, 2017

Jay, we thank you for posting your review and do apologize for your stay. The elevator has been repaired and we are in the process of cleaning all carpets.

2

what a disappointment

Everyone

The bed was lumpy. The carpet is dirty. I worked till way late and at o800 it sounded as if someone was hanging pictures on the wall next door. Tap. Tap...........Tap..................Tap. arrrrghhh.

By , from Florida on Nov 8, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 13, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota. We're so sorry about all of the issues you experienced during your short time with us.

5

dependable

Everyone

We book this hotel often because we can depend on the quality of the staff and the good car they take of us. Always so friendly and helpful and the establishment is well taken care of.

By , from Tampa, FL on Nov 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 8, 2017

Martie Thank you for the great review! We are so happy to hear you enjoy your stays with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

2

small beds.

Everyone

Very small beds with old mattress. Too soft that we rolled toward the middle.

By , from cenice on Oct 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 30, 2017

Kathy, I am terribly sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us. I am in the process of getting in new mattresses and I thank you for your review.

5

a favorite pick

Business Travelers

I book many nights thru out Florida and Georgia for my employees. This is a top pick of my Production Mangers. Nice place, convenient, helpful staff all at a fair price. Thanks for all your hard work and providing a comfortable place for him to stay.

By , from TAMPA, FL on Oct 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 9, 2017

Thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent stay. I am pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay at our property. At La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota Downtown, we constantly strive to provide excellent service and satisfaction to all of our guests, and when a guest takes the time to write, we are especially grateful.

4

good location and clean

Everyone

Nice hotel and clean. Staff Not overly friendly but nice. Breakfast was good with a nice variety. Located near St Armand's circle and Lido beach. Enjoyed Columbia restaurant at St. Armand's. Beaches are beautiful and clean. Enjoyed July 4th fireworks by the bridge.

By on Jul 8, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 10, 2017

I am so very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and the 4th of July celebration. I do thank you for posting your review and look forward to your return.

1

smelled moldy!

Everyone

The first room smelled very moldy the second room was just moldy. The beds are very uncomfortable. The staff in the morning was much nicer than the staff was when I checked in.

By , from New York on Dec 7, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 9, 2016

Thank you for your feedback about our hotel. We’re sorry that your rooms had a bad smell and your bed was uncomfortable. We’ll share your comments with our staff so that we may improve our operation and prevent similar situations from happening to other travelers. We appreciate you sharing your feedback with our team. We hope you’ll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Adam T. General Manager

4

orbitz had it all set up for us!

Everyone
River and sunset view from our room

Check-in was very prompt. Staff was super nice, pleasant and a pleasure to work with. Service was always with a smile. Staff was ready to accommodate any special requests.

By , from Naples, FL on Jul 31, 2016

Review comment responded on Jan 1, 1970

Thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent stay. I am pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay at our property. At La Quinta Inn & Suites, we constantly strive to provide excellent service and satisfaction to all of our guests, and when a guest takes the time to write, we are especially grateful. Sincerely, Adam T. General Manager

2

stop over on the way home

Everyone

We stayed only 2 days. That was enough. It was ok for a short stay, but not for a long time. The entrance doors were not automatic. It was difficult to struggle opening the doors with your luggage, both coming in and leaving. No bell hops to help. The room was clean and bed comfortable. The bathtub spout was loose and not secured to the wall. Breakfast was marginal, and not enough seating. Happy to leave.

By on Mar 2, 2016