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Ramada Sarasota in Sarasota, FL

Ramada Sarasota in Sarasota, FL

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Ramada offers meaningful relaxation - an affordable, welcoming, and restorative experience.  All Ramada hotels offer free WiFi, free in-room coffee and are a part of Wyndham Rewards loyalty program.

Ramada Limited Hotel:
Offering high-quality accommodations at value prices. Guests will enjoy free continental breakfast and swimming pools at most locations.

Ramada Hotel:
High-quality, attractive accommodations for the mid-market traveler. Amenities include swimming pools at most locations, on-site restaurants or a-la-carte food service, plus business services, meeting rooms and fitness facilities.

Ramada Plaza Hotel:
Taking the Ramada experience one step further in terms of service and style. Designed for today's most discerning travelers, these full-service hotels are conveniently located near city centers and/or airports. Most Ramada Plaza hotels offer on-site restaurants and lounges, conference and banquet facilities, a business center and fitness facilities.

 

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Rating: 1.73

Address: 7150 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL, 34243

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    Comments (11):

    1. Roger W.
    Noisy, rather dilapidated hotel with a few updates. The road noise and the roaring ac unit make earplugs and/or ambien essential if you stay here. Everything about the place seems a little tired and outdated, not in a charming sort of way. Lighting reminded me of our visit to Romania after the revolution--a few 25 watt bulbs yielding a dark and dingy interior.

    25/03/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    2. Keith L.
    The looks on their website are deceiving in my opinion. Somewhat isolated property on the north end of Sarasota (in Pearl)

    19/03/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    3. Tuck S.
    OMG!  Do not go.  We made that mistake.  If you believe the expression, "you get what you pay for", then this place owes you!  Rooms were dirty and the floors were damp.  As a matter of fact everything felt damp including the stains on the rug.  I sat in the arm chair and felt the need to take a shower.  Oh and don't forget that this place lies on the flight approach to Sarasota airport.  OK, ok I have to say something positive.  Free breakfast and the back rooms front on a marina.

    21/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    4. Fernando C.
    Horrible hotel. Rooms were musty and one of the staff couldn't bother to cover his mouth and was coughing on everyone

    27/04/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    5. Dwayne H.
    When I travel and stay at a Hotel/Motel/Inn I expect the basics to be met: a clean room, a comfortable bed, and good service. Unfortunately this Ramada failed in all but one of my expectations and clearly struck out as an advertised three star hotel/inn.

    Checking in was easy as we had reservations through Expedia and the Ramada front desk attendant was very nice and friendly, but the Inn room as well as other missing amnesties and disappointments would prove to be the final result of my one star Yelp evaluation of this Ramada location. (see pictures; sorry that they wouldn't load upright).

    #1, The Room: after repeated attempts to get the door unlocked with the electronic swipe key (this would happen everytime we tried to get into the room), it finally unlocked and we where instantly met with a newer and yet very poorly painted room filled with worn, dirty, and/or broken furnishings and fixtures. We shut the door which failed to seal to the frame thanks to the worn out seals and sash (proved to be very drafty) and proceeded to get settled. As we would be staying here for four days, we wanted to unpack our stuff, but after looking at the TV case, which doubled as the room dresser, we noticed it was covered in a dirty film (the TV itself was smeared with God only knows what), and it was also easy to see that the drawers where broken (broken and jammed shut) and of little use; so much for unpacking.

    OK, we could live out of our travel bags easily enough, and after a long day of travel, we where really ready for sleep; this would prove to be a BIG letdown with this Ramada.

    #2, After the first nights unrest-full sleep due to very uncomfortable beds (amongst other reasons), I decided to dig into the bed problem (check out the pictures); the bed[s] in our room where some of the worst I have encountered in a Hotel/Motel/Inn: mattresses where bowed and hard with springs that would dig into every part of the body; these mattresses where unsupportive, stained/filthy looking, and simply worn out! They where produced in 1999 and Lord knows what they have witnessed! Really Ramada, you recently purchase this two-bit Inn and you spend a little money on a repaint and skimp on the MOST IMPORTANT PART of a Hotel/Motel/Inn's function; a restful nights sleep! Preposterous!!

    On to more letdowns with this Ramada!

    #3, The actual location of this Ramada is a real problem being that it is near the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport but at such a location as to be in a DIRECT FLIGHT PATH of the incoming and exiting flights; bring earplugs as the Jetliners and other flight craft will rattle the ears as well as the hotel walls!
    Of interesting note: A fun activity of this Ramada is to stand on the Inn balcony and wave at the airline passengers as the planes go by!

    Other problem[s]:
    #4, LOUD heating and air unit! Yes, if one wasn't bothered by the noise of Airport flyovers, one could certainly be put off by the excessive loud HUMMING and Tinny BUZZING of the heat/air unit; this thing is LOUD in all modes except for the off mode which didn't get used much being that a cold front hit us while we where staying there.  
    #5, Non fully closeable privacy and secondary curtains of which where old, filthy, and broken!  
    #6, A toilet that would run intermittently even after jiggling the handle!  
    #7, NO ICE Machine for ice!  
    #8, Hard and foul smelling water; this place REALLY NEEDS a secondary water filtration system!
    #9, Sporadic or non-existent maid service; I guess if they come by while the do not disturb sign is out while one is using the bathroom, they won't attempt to return at all for the rest of the day.  
    #10, Very SLOW internet service; also make sure to ask the desk clerk for the password as they won't give it freely.
    #11,The Tiki Bar was near our room and is open till 2:00AM so have some fun with the loud drunks as they stumble to look for their car or a nearby place to barf!
    #12, The advertised view is for a limited section of this Inn so do not expect to get the fabulous dockside waterfront view with most rooms; we had a great view of the parking lot, the hotel/Tiki Bar/ Restaurant dumpster, and the nearby residential neighborhood!

    OK, Bitch session over and on to some of the positives for this Ramada. As stated, the front desk staff was very nice and friendly, and this location does offer a small but limited continental breakfast as well as a decent Tiki Bar (bartender was great) and the available Bearded Clam Restaurant of which claims to have really good food although a bit pricey for the offerings (check out their website for more detail). The location is really easy to find and is directly on the N. Tamiami Trail just North of the Airport and Old Florida University.

    As to why we stayed here? Well, this local was "picked" by using "Expedia"; it wasn't our choice, but the online pictures really looked appealing, so we went with it and the ugly truth would reveal itself while staying for four days.

    24/02/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    6. Nino B.
    Wow. Well I guess I should of read some reviews on this place on Yelp first before I stayed here because the reviews on Hotels.com were a lot different.  

    First I have to say for the amount they charge here it's not worth what you get. My mattress was hard, room seemed very out dated. The room also had a funny smell to it. It wasn't a horrible odor but just a weird smell.

    I went to the gym and noticed a water cooler. So I decided to top off my water bottle. Well after noticing a yellowish tint in the water I just trashed it. Clearly someone is just filling that will some kinda tap water and not really filtered clean water.

    Being so close to the main road it was a bit noises in my room. I couldn't sleep will because the bed was just so hard and uncomfortable. Pillows and sheets were ok but need to upgrade their mattresses. I wouldn't stay here again.

    I almost went to sleep in my car. I think I would of slept better.

    19/02/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    7. Elizabeth F.
    Turn back now.
    The Ramada in Sarasota was dingy, smelly and unclean.
    Quite unacceptable in my opinion.

    17/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    8. SP W.
    UFB no other hotel in town at 0200  was grateful to get a room - which beat sleeping upright in my car, the carpeting was BRAND NEW and in the midst of attempting to remodel and the mint on the pillow...HOWEVER dead roaches on the bathroom sink...and the mattress looked as if an elephant had slept on it...SAD - it stunk -

    18/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    9. Alex G.
    We were surprised by this hotel. We wanted a budget place close to downtown, so chose here. The room was way better then we had expected, and the pool with two restaurants on the water added a couple stars to the review. We'd stay here again.

    25/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    10. Sarah S.
    Give it a one (Expedia gave it a 3!) they get a one because of the staff, all pleasant. Dirty DIRTY DIRTY!!! mood in the shower, stains on the pillow, mold musty smell- never again!

    15/04/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    11. Penandra P.
    From some of the reviews I had seen about this place, I had some reservations. However, it was spring break and spring training and there weren't a lot of options available at the last minute. What a pleasant surprise. I was warmly greeted by the front desk when I arrived. I had booked through an app and the room was no longer available. However, Front desk staff and the hotel manager made it work at the same rate.

    Be advised this is a two-story hotel with no elevators. They were able to find me a first-floor room with microwave and fridge. The restaurant serves until 10:00pm and wait staff were delightful. While the hotel may look a little tired on the outside, the rooms are clean and well appointed (even if pineapple isn't my favorite motif). The pillow-top bed is very comfortable and the air conditioner very efficient as are the black out curtains :-D.

    I would not hesitate to recommend this facility.

    19/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0