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Company Info: Rating: 3.27
Address: 5148 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL, 34242 Hotels in Sarasota, FL
1. Cat T.
Tropical Breeze Resort was fantastic! Walking distance from: the beach (which has amazing sand) and a strip of restaurants and shops. The units are comfortable with access to swimming pools and laundry rooms. The units come with a full kitchen (there's a market on that strip too)!
I could totally see someone being able to stay there for weeks at a time (my recent visit was three nights). Maybe not me because I like big city action and fun. But if you want to get away...just sit on the beach and relax - Siesta Key is a great place to do it.
16/06/09 | Link
| Rating: 4.0
2. Mike B.
No stars. Made reservations months in advance, stayed with a group renting multiple rooms and ended up in a dump room. Old, run down and a shit- hole. Furniture covered the doorways, retro late forties beach tenement. Surprised we got toilet paper for $250 per night. Stay away from this place. Manager was away for the weekend and no attempt at assistance. Yuck!!!!! Nice rooms available but make sure you get one or you'll be sorry.
10/03/12 | Link
| Rating: 1.0
3. Rebecca S.
First and foremost, Tropical Breeze was the perfect place to host a wedding where a good number of shenanigans were all but guaranteed. The staff was friendly, patient, easy to work with, and quick to respond to any issues, to include the need for tape to hang a banner and a failed attempt to work a gas grill. We basically took over a whole section of the place, and had rooms in a couple of other sections as well, four the better part of 5 days. We also got an awesome deal on rooms through the wedding block, but it sounds like, from other reviews, that they're not too expensive anyway.
The rooms are minimal, but what more do you need? All of the rooms had at least a fridge and a microwave, and many had a full kitchen complete with stove, oven, and full sized fridge. The bedrooms were small, but really, if you're in Siesta Key you're there for the beach, right? What do you need a fancy hotel room for? And if you really need something fancy, they have a honeymoon suite that fits the bill, because a wedding or honeymoon should be all that you need fancy for anyways. There's also free wifi, and they will sign out beach towels if you don't want to take up all the room in your suitcase they require. On the beach, they have several chairs and umbrellas, but they're reserved on a first come-first served basis, and if you're not up at 7am to put a towel on one, you're SOL. But they will let you put a towel on one and come back later, so there's that. There's also a beach supply store 100 yards away that will rent chairs for pretty cheap.
The resort is spread out over about a block and a half, with the closest rooms being about 2 blocks away from the beach and the closest being half a block away. In the other direction, the closest bar/restaurants are across the street, with multiple options within a 2 block radius. There's also a grocery store (that sells wine and beer) and a hardware store (that sells fishing supplies and bait) across the street. If you want liquor, you either have to buy a bottle from a bar (at a slight upcharge) or drive a few miles to Publix. But in reality, once you arrive, there is no reason to move your car until you leave. The location is fantastic.
The absolute ONLY reason I'm giving Tropical Breeze four stars instead of five is because of the bathroom. Again, minimal, which is fine, and clean, which is great. But the tiles and floors are OLD, and you can tell. They've obviously been cleaned well, but there are still signs of years of mildew built up, and the fixtures just need to be replaced. Worst part, though - the crappy 1 ply toilet paper. I'm dead serious here - read my other reviews, crappy toilet paper will reduce a review every time. There is no reason for that.
Overall, though, this place was perfect for the wedding group. And apparently they are working on renovating the rooms, and once they get them all done, this place is going to be amazing. I will absolutely look here first if I ever come back to Siesta Key. I'm fully impressed.
19/10/12 | Link
| Rating: 4.0
4. Paul M.
Location, location, location! The check-in staff were super. Very nice. Room and public areas are pretty tired (room 104), they need some kind of maintenance schedule or something to bring their standards up. For example the wicker bench in the bathroom was starting to unwind, the shower curtain rod had multiple rust spots. I always check under the bed when I check out and it was loaded with dust bunnies. The bed was substandard, not attached to the headboard, moved away from the wall on the tile floor pretty much as soon as we got in it. That being said I would definitely stay there again because of the fantastic location. Within a block of the hottest area on the key for eating and nightlife and a block from one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen.
07/03/13 | Link
| Rating: 4.0
5. Jane D.
Attended a wedding reception at this small mom 'n pop motel, and it was a good option for a small wedding (70 guests) where a bar and dance area was set up by the pool that was off a master suite area where the bride and groom were staying. The wedding party all stayed at the resort and they walked to the beach for their wedding and then came back to the resort for a catered reception and dance party. I think with a place like this you are paying for the location and not necessarily for stellar amenities( there really weren't any of those). It is located very close to the beach and also very close to Siesta Key Village which has a lot of bars, restaurants and tourist trap type store with gee-gaws to keep you busy for a few hours. For a wedding party, it is a great destination wedding choice because it has everything close by to keep people occupied and they can drink without having to worry about driving home. NOTE: even though the Yelp address here says Ocean Blvd, it is not on Ocean Blvd. It is about half a block in on a side road from Ocean Blvd. It is actually 140 Columbus Blvd, off Ocean Blvd. You should Mapquest it and really look at the map because it is sort of easy to miss it the first time around.
15/12/13 | Link
| Rating: 4.0
6. Jeffrey D.
Siesta Key is loaded with condos, beach houses, and other rental properties. Remarkably it is easy to find yourself in a bind if you do not plan ahead during the peak seasons. Most of these places have been built quite a while ago and have not been completely remodeled, so you have to keep that in mind when you rent them. Our unit was a nice two bedroom villa for six. There was a full kitchen, two rooms (2 double bed x2, and one king in the other). The living room had a sleeper couch so you could probably get away with another two in the living room. Ceramic tile floors were nice since most carpet is difficult near the beach. We were less than a block from the beach. We also had a grill in our semi-private back yard and a table and chairs to relax on outdoors. The facility was clean but could really use a bit of lawn care. There is a pool on site, but it is very small. You can request beach rentals be set up on the beach as well.
Overall, not a bad place to relax. Close to dinning and shopping as well as the beach. Decent facilities at a comparable price.
14/07/12 | Link
| Rating: 3.0
7. Tara K.
A group of five of us stayed at Tropical Breeze a couple of weeks ago in one of their larger two-bedroom rentals. It was a bummer there was only one bathroom, but we made it work. The unit was spacious with a full kitchen. The decor was dated and the beds weren't very comfy...but who cares? It cost each of us only $120 for a three night stay. We didn't spend much time in the unit anyway.
The resort is walking distance to the beach and The Village, which has several restaurants and spots for nightlife. My group actually didn't spend any of the daytime hours on the beach down the road, we drove to Siesta Key Public Beach. Reason being, umbrella and chair reservations are first come first serve starting at 7am at the resort and you have to meet the resort worker at the beach at 8:30am or you forfeit your reservation. There was no way my group was going ot make that deadline. Instead, we had fun walking down to the beach late at night when we wouldn't need the unbrellas or chairs. It worked out well. We got some dinner in the village, hit up somewhere with live music, then walked down to the beach.
My only complaints would be the one bathroom, and the towel service. The first day the cleaning ladies knocked on our door and exchanged our towels in the morning. The next day they didn't come by until almost 5pm. Also, check-in is at 3pm....we showed up at 4pm and they were just finishing up cleaning our rental..
Overall, I would recommend Tropical Breeze. I wouldn't call it a five star luxury resort by any means, but I thought it was a good value for the convenience.
12/07/12 | Link
| Rating: 4.0
8. Unknown U.
"Great location! Perfect for a weekend getaway! Wasn't the Ritz, but totally exceeded our expectations! We loved staying here and can't wait to come back
10/08/13 | Link
| Rating: 5.0
9. Ashley K.
This used to be our favorite place to stay. In the past we have always stayed in either the 1 or 2 bedroom resort suites. They have always been so nice - one level bungalows that have separate living dining and kitchens and open onto a great little patio area with tropical landscaping, grills and a pool.
We were so excited to be bringing our baby girl here for her first trip to the beach. Several months in advance I made the reservation for a 1 bedroom resort suite, and I even called to verify that my reservation was for one of the great little suites we had had in the past.
We were coming from Atlanta, so we drove down the night before and stayed at a Days Inn. I called Tropical Breeze around 8 am and let them know we were in town and traveling with an infant so the sooner we could check in the better. The girl on the phone said she would ask housekeeping to do our room asap once they arrived. Fast forward to 2:30 that afternoon...we have been wasting time all day waiting to check in. I go by the resort and wait in line while 2 others get their room keys. The girl at the desk is actually the one I had spoken to so I introduced myself, told her we had spoken that morning and I was wondering if my room was ready. Blank stare. So she looks at the computer and says not yet but it will be ready by 4 pm (check in time.) Thanks alot. We go back out and about and wait for the call that our room is ready, which we receive around 3:30. Upon checking in I am given a room in an area of the resort I've never stayed in. When we get there it is on the second floor of what appears to be an old motel. The room is awful. No outdoor space, tiny, no pool for blocks, nothing like the 1 bedroom resort suite of the past. I called the front desk and was told there were no other rooms available (so instead of having my room ready first as promised it was dead last?!) Ended up going back to the office and getting my money back. They told me that this room is considered the same as the ones I had stayed in before and that they did not guarantee rooms when you book. If you're lucky enough to get the right room this place is great, but I'll never gamble with my vacation like that again.
23/06/14 | Link
| Rating: 1.0
10. Tania G.
While the location of the hotel itself was indeed wonderful, other things were not.
First issue, although minor, was the fact that all 3 nights during our stay there was no WI-FI. One of the main reasons we chose this hotel was because of this amenity. So this was a big let down.
Second issue was a major one. Before laying down to go to sleep on our first night, I notice something dark underneath the night stand. When I take a closer look, it was feces. DOG FECES. It was the most disgusting thing I could ever imagine to find. It is gross for anyone really, but more so for me because my son gets into everything and he could have very easily put this into his mouth.
I called the front desk right away and the young lady who answered was not apologetic in the least. She said "well we are a pet friendly hotel; housekeeping is not in at this time but I will send someone from maintenance." Its as if finding dog feces in a hotel room was not a big deal to her. I mean really?! She CLEARLY did not care about the dog feces found in our room.
Maintenance did show up later, but by that time we had already cleaned up the feces because we could not risk our son getting a hold of it. The next day housekeeping cleaned the room, but again, we had already cleaned it ourselves.
No-one offered to switch us to another room -- at the very least. I've never seen such poor customer service in my life.
GROSS. GROSS. GROSS.
01/07/13 | Link
| Rating: 1.0
11. Beth C.
Location location location! I loved where our hotel was situated. It was right by the Siesta Key community area and was just a couple blocks from the beach. Once we got to Siesta Key, we parked our car in our assigned spot, which was right by our room, and spent the rest of our stay at Siesta Key on foot. No need to move the car!
All the structures are one story buildings clustered together and painted the in stereotypical island colors (think that weird aqua-mint green that you only see in tropical locations). The tiny front office is quaint with a little area for breakfast. The staff was welcoming and efficient. We arrived a couple hours before check-in and they let us park our car early and hit the beach.
We stayed in a "Standard Resort Room." The room is tiled which is very nice. I hate sand and carpet (gross!) so this was a relief. We stayed in one of the one queen bed rooms. There was a little closet with a few hangers, a suitcase rack, and two beach chairs for us to use. Love that!
Kitchenette: Alright, I was told we had a kitchenette, but a bunch of empty cabinets, a mini fridge, a toaster, a red wine glass, a white wine glass, and a toaster does not count as a kitchenette. There wasn't a sink, but there was a microwave. If you'e going to stay here and want a kitchenette, you will need to double check what you're reserving.
Bathroom: Lots of cabinets! There was a sketchy looking travel sized hair dryer in one of the cabinets, but I wasn't going to hold it near my head. The was a simple sink, mirror, toilet, and a very spacious tiled shower.
Bed, TV, and more: The bed was comfortable and the sheets were nice! I slept well. The TV was small and was on a little TV stand across the room and was kind of awkward to watch if you were in bed, but whatever. I was there for the beach. The air conditioner is a wall unit that is a bit loud.
One downfall: Housekeeping didn't show up until after 4pm, and at that point we were getting ready for our night out and cleaning up from our day at the beach. We just asked for fresh towels at the front desk and sent housekeeping on their way.
Overall, I was pleased. I loved the location and enjoyed my stay. I would stay here again.
13/11/13 | Link
| Rating: 4.0
12. Erin A.
The location is excellent. Short walk to Siesta beach. Amenities are scarce. I was put next to a wedding without being notified and these people partied LOUDLY for 3 nights straight well beyond midnight. I'm exhausted, my child is exhausted, and I feel like the hotel should have managed this situation much better. Now I need a vacation from my vacation.
25/04/15 | Link
| Rating: 2.0
13. Stephanie L.
Stayed her last summer and loved it! We flew in to Sarasota-Bradenton airport which is only a 20 minute cab ride. It cost $30. You are literally right in Siesta Village where there is everything you will need. There is a grocery store, pharmacy, numerous restaurants, etc. The only downside is that after a week, you start to get antsy if you don't have a car. We took the city bus (which runs right through the village) to get downtown. Yes, downtown is scenic but you have to be careful - and I wouldn't suggest taking the bus anywhere at night.
As for the room itself, it was very clean, comfy, and cozy. You will be spending 95% of the time outside anyways - but the rooms are truly great. There was a full sized walk-in closet (if you would ever need that), a mini fridge, spacious bathroom, table & chairs to eat. The outdoor showers are a life-saver after a day at the beach, and not wanting to track in sand. The beach is less than a 5 minute walk to the end of the road. Unfortunately, I wasn't sure what the beach chair situation was, but we ended up buying 2 from across the street (same price as renting, so why not buy!?). The continental breakfast was basically coffee and pastries. I'd usually just get a coffee and sit under the tiki huts, which were nice. There is a coffee cafe in the village where you can get coffee & muffins and sit outside if you want to switch things up.
We loved it so much here we decided to go back. However Tropical Breeze went up a lot in price this year, so we are staying nearby. Definitely recommend!
29/08/14 | Link
| Rating: 4.0
14. Scott J.
We chose Tropical Breeze Resort/Inn based on some great reviews on Yelp, that other site (*cough TA cough*) and the fact that their own website says "Siesta Key Beach Ranked #1", can't go wrong there, right? Haha
Anyway, the the resort consists of homes, condos and villas that were bought out and turned into one complex. Because of the unique style of each piece of property, there isn't an exact duplicate of every room (I'm assuming this based on what I saw from the outside). We had booked the "Standard Resort Room" off of the website and were pleasantly surprised with what we ended up with.
Our room (141) was in a larger home that had one of the three property pools outside of its back deck. Upon walking in, there were two rooms on the lower level along with a HUGE common living room and kitchen area (full couch, loveseat, fireplace, tv, bar, island, full kitchen (including kitchenware - pots/pans/glasses/etc, dining table, side table). There was also a room upstairs which I assume is a bit bigger but don't know for sure.
Our actual room was small, but reasonable. Had the queen size bed, flat screen tv, mini fridge, microwave, tub shower, ample sized bathroom and closet along with iron/ironing board and 2 beach chairs.
Staff was super friendly and the housekeeping service was prompt each day...seems like they knew when we stepped out for lunch! Every time we came back, everything was clean and made up to perfection.
Aside from the wonderful accommodations, the location was absolutely PERFECT!! We were a couple hundred yards from Sunset Point on Siesta Key Beach, which means not only awesome sunsets, but also a non-public beach area to chill. A couple hundred yards in the opposite direction and we were right in the middle of the awesome bars and restaurants of the village! You definitely don't need to use a car while you are here!
Speaking of car, you do get one reserved spot per unit which was really nice. They mark the parking stop with the room number so that your car is pretty close to your actual room.
The only drawback I could come up with was the fact that the walls were definitely thin in our home. Luckily one of the three rooms wasn't even occupied while we were there. It wasn't to the point where you couldn't enjoy tv or laughing conversations, but you'd know when someone went up or down stairs, left the building or was using the pool. This was a minor blip on the radar though and we'd book this property again in a heartbeat!!
Oh and the resort does allow dogs for a minimal fee each day. We saw lots of friendly canines being walked by owners.
All in all an awesome stay at an incredible spot in Florida. I really cannot wait to go back and spend more time in Siesta Key at the Tropical Breeze.
14/02/15 | Link
| Rating: 4.0
15. Halie S.
I stayed here in January with my sister in law, and mother in law. The staff is super awesome, and welcoming. The rooms were really cute and the bathroom was nice. Everything was pretty clean....except for under the beds. It looked like they never pulled out the beds. I chose not to complain because everything else was pretty spot on. The water was crazy. It was hot then super freezing cold and would not go back to being hot. Don't know if they have control over that or not though.
They check in with you every morning to see how things are going, and if you need anything. Bianca was the most awesome person I think I have ever met. She truly loves her job, and does an awesome job. She insisted on making our beds for us even though we said it was okay. She is the best!
Overall it is a super cute and welcoming place. I would for sure come back here. It is a little walk to the beach but nothing too bad. In the middle of two and the beach so everything is pretty easy to get to.
Also, if you are staying there for more than just a few days....rent a car. You will get bored pretty quickly. There are only so many things to do in that area. We were there for a week, and on the 3rd-4th day we really wanted to be adventurous. Just a little tip.
05/05/15 | Link
| Rating: 4.0