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It’s just an ok hotel. Very small lobby and roof top pool and bar are small with nothing special.

Good functional hotel

The hotel was nice.

Misleading representation by hotel that presented room as “Bayfront” - and charged for it - when, at best, it was only “Bayview”, a little patch between two other hotels.

Great view and close by to awesome restaurants

property was great and hotel was clean and updated

Hotel has very convenient location: minutes to best beaches, restaurants, shopping and attractions. Overall - high profile property with great service and location.

Nice hotel, great rooftop pool & bar. Hotel is very clean and staff are friendly. With that said, paying 30 a day for parking is to expensive. They should be free or 10 to $15 daily. They only have 1 restaurant on site. Wish they had more options.

Great location.

I have stayed at Westins before, and never had this many issues with them. Their housekeeping was terrible. They never showed up, and after 2 phone calls I had to go down to the desk to ask for cleaning. They still did not show up. In addition, for $300/night i was told I cannot have clean sheets. Absolutely ridiculous. The next day they did not show up until almost dinner time when we were in the room already, so they were not able to come in and clean again!! I was not offered any compensation for this horrible service, i was basically told that it is the way it is. On top of the housekeeping issues, they put us in a room directly below the rooftop deck so you could hear the chairs and everything being moved all day and night! Do not let them put you on the 18th floor, it was a nightmare! Lastly, we were charged amenity fees for a day when the amenities were not even available bc of the tropical storm. I realize that is not their fault, but then do not charge people for a pool that they cannot use! U have never had such a bad stay at any Westin, and this now makes me reconsider staying with them ever again.

Very clean , comfortable and good location

Hotel is clean and staff is friendly. There is a non-optional $22 amenities fee that makes no sense. Not sure why it's not included in the room rate. Only on-site parking option is $31 per day valet. Rooftop pool bar services is a bit slow as they tend to be busy and their mixed drinks aren't anything special. Some restaurants and shops are within a few blocks walk. For the beach or larger shopping areas they have a shuttle (we did not use it).

Westin property is very attractive, and love the roof top pool/bar area. Room design nice as expected. Forced valet parking and (excessive) daily parking charge is annoying. Various hardware/plumbing defects both in room and public spaces. Breakfast restaurant food and service not up to par by quote a bit.

We were not pleased with maid service. The bed was not made. There were not enough towels. The coffee, tea, and water were not refilled. The air conditioning was not cool enough.

The Spa staff exceeded expectation, the restaurant service both food and wait staff were far below expectation with the exception of the roof top bar where our service was excellent in spite of the fact they were significantly under staffed!!! The shuttle service was also outstanding

Marina View Drive Sarasota FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Central Sarasota, The Westin Sarasota is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Lido Beach and St. Armands Circle. This 4-star hotel has 255 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including EVOQ, which specializes in American cuisine. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

Guests can expect free WiFi and 49-inch LED TVs with satellite channels. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers.


Property features

Built in 2017, the brand new The Westin Sarasota features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour gym. Valet parking is available for USD 35 per day, and there's also a free beach shuttle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with securing valuables, dry cleaning/laundry, and concierge services. If you like to take your furry friend along on your adventures, this pet-friendly property offers food and water bowls. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center.

Guest reviews for The Westin Sarasota

Everyone (22) Couples (15) Family (21)
4
Family

It’s just an ok hotel. Very small lobby and roof top pool and bar are small with nothing special.

By on Aug 11, 2022

3
Everyone

By on Apr 16, 2022

4
Everyone

By on Apr 6, 2022

3
Family

Good functional hotel

By on Apr 5, 2022

Review comment responded on Apr 16, 2022

Hello Abani K, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your overall stay and look forward to seeing you again soon! Warmest Regards, Marcia Stokes

5
Everyone

The hotel was nice.

By on Feb 15, 2022

Review comment responded on Mar 8, 2022

Hello Elizabeth, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again on your next visit! Warmest Regards, Marcia Stokes

2
Partner Couples Business Business

Misleading representation by hotel that presented room as “Bayfront” - and charged for it - when, at best, it was only “Bayview”, a little patch between two other hotels.

By on Jan 24, 2022

Review comment responded on Feb 2, 2022

Hello Neil, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Please know we will share this with our team for corrective action and consideration. Warmest Regards, Marcia Stokes

5
Partner Couples

Great view and close by to awesome restaurants

By on Jan 2, 2022

Review comment responded on Jan 11, 2022

Hello Izabell, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are so very happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again on your next visit! Warmest Regards, Marcia Stokes

5
Friends

property was great and hotel was clean and updated

By on Oct 31, 2021

Review comment responded on Nov 7, 2021

Hello Stanton, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again on your next visit! Warmest Regards, Marcia Stokes

5
Family with small children

Hotel has very convenient location: minutes to best beaches, restaurants, shopping and attractions. Overall - high profile property with great service and location.

By on Oct 16, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 28, 2021

Hello Vladimir, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and felt how important you are to us. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit! Warmest Regards, Marcia Stokes

5
Everyone

By on Sep 30, 2021

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