Hyatt Regency Sarasota
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... two good trips and some R&R times scheduled.
But I digress. Last weekend we drove up I4, past the Airstream Ranch at exit 14 to Orlando to attend the NBOA meeting. It was at a very nice convention centre, the Gaylord. Won't go there for cheap laughs, too easy. We met up with lots of our friends and former colleagues including Blog devotees Jillian, Michael, Beth and Chris as well as honorary Canadians ...
The front nine of this Gene Bates designed, par 72 championship course flows through heavily wooded terrain, rich in stands of natural pine.
The back nine meanders amid salt marsh and wetlands. Surrounded by lush landscaping and native vegetation, each hole is a challenge, taking advantage of its natural setting.
Boca Royale is a semi-private Club within a private, 1,000-acre gated community of ...
Casperson Beach is a bit different from many of the others we have seen thus far.
It is recognized as one of the
most enjoyable shelling beaches in the area and an excellent spot to find
prehistoric sharks’ teeth but we did not do any shelling here.
There are nature trails traveling through freshwater
and saltwater marshes, mangrove areas, and tidal flats, and excellent ...
... no golf. Could probably say the same about other things, but that would be digressing. Then, out on the water for a stimulating boat ride with Werner, Martha, and Judy on their "new" boat. It was great getting out on the water, saw some dolphins, then had a few cocktails on board before a wonderful cookout organized by Judy. Great burgers, great friends, fun. Sunday was early golf again (I had to leave at 6:15), followed by a journey to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Regency Sarasota
Stayed at the Hyatt on Boulevard of Arts located in downtown Sarasota from December 23rd 2005 through the 26th. Specifically stayed in room 826. I believe that all even numbered rooms have an unobscured view of Sarasota Bay and the park area in front of the hotel. All uneven numbered rooms have a view of the marina and the pool area. There is ample free parking in an attached parking garage. Valet service is available for around $15 a day but is totally unnecessary. Check-in (and service overall) was friendly and efficient. Hotel was remarkably quiet despite its size. Two restaurants and three bar (one pool bar) areas are part of the hotel. The pool area is very nice for children and adults alike. The rooms are well maintained despite the age of the hotel. Paid $149 a night and it was well worth it. I am a discerning traveler and I can't find one negative thing to say about this hotel.
My husband and I stayed at the Hyatt Sarasota for one night the first week of December. We are extremely familiar with this hotel as we live just about an hour south of Sarasota and stay at this hotel anywhere from two to six times a year. Generally, we use this hotel for a one night stay when we attend a concert at the adjacent Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall or when spending an evening with friends or relatives in the area. I would guess that over the past 15 years we have stayed here at least 25 times.
Not Bad, Been Better
I just got back from a 3 nite stay at the Hyatt, Overall I would say it is a really nice hotel. My Husband goes to Sarasota for work every year, and we stay at the Hyatt. This was our 4th visit. The rooms are very nice, bed is comfortable and the view is wonderful. If you can, get a room with a balcony. The pool area is very nice as well.
The one thing that was lacking on this trip was the service. On the 2nd day our room was never cleaned, I didnt so much care about the bed not being made, but we had no clean towels. So, we went down to the front desk and told them, the response was "So do you want us to send up some towels" no I apologize no we'll send someone right up.
oh and a pack of gum was 2.04 at the gift shop.
Don't bother staying here
We stayed in the Hyatt Sarasota recently for a conference. We had heard so many good things about Sarasota, most of which are true. The Hyatt is not one of them. The rooms have apparently been recently upgraded - god know what they were like before. the bathroom was so small I had to sit on the loo with my legs up in order to shut the door. There were lovely polystyrene tiles on the ceiling and the carpet smelt. I changed rooms only to find they all look the same.
The Boathouse restaurant is so dated and the food is lousy - as is much of the service. The only good thing about the hotel is the new swimming pool. That really was lovely. We will be going to Sarasota again. But next time we will stay on Siesta Key with it's white sand beach and relaxed atmosphere.
Rooms a little tired, a bit like the staff
I stayed for a week in the Hyatt in May 2005 for a conference. The rooms are large but desperately need updating. I loved the 1980s, I really did, but I don't need to live through them again and again.
And were people much smaller back then? The ensuite bathrooms in the Hyatt are so tiny it's difficult to get in and close the door behind you.
The view must have been great before they built the Ritz Carlton. Now you just see the marina, but no more.
The hotel restaurant, the Boat House, is not good. I was disappointed with the service and the quality of the food.
There are a lot of great places to stay and eat in Sarasota, so give the Hyatt a miss
Great location and service
I was just there in March with my wife and sister and enjoyed the hotel. We didn't eat at the hotel, but felt like they treated us very well.
Their fitness room is very very nice. Each machine has its own LCD screen so you can watch TV with headphones (which are provided). We even saw Doris Roberts in the elevator (the mom from Everybody Loves Raymond).
The pool is very pretty but the weather wasn't good so we didn't go in.
The location is great for Sarasota, right in the heart of all the major roadways. We loved the Mote Aquarium, the Ringling Museum, and enjoyed some great restaurants.
Great location and fitness equipment
Hotel was in a great location and has a wonderful pool and hot tub. The workout room has updated equipment--including headsets and TVs on every individual cardio machine and new LifeFitness weights. Nice bar out back.
The only downside: the hotel blowdryer takes forever to work. And despite the renovations, the hotel fees a little bit old.
Stayed at the Hyatt Sarasota between Christmas and New Years. Great location, but not a well kept hotel. Rooms were middle of the road. Housekeeping was lacking-room was not especially clean (it looked like they never washed the bathroom floor, and did a poor job on the tub). Restaurants were disappointing-especially for a Hyatt in a resort area. We ate at the Boatyard the first evening. The food and atmosphere were more like a pub than a restaurant. The food was mediocre. I had a grilled chicken salad-which gave me food poisoning about 3 hours later. There are definitely better restaurants in Sarasota (try Barnacle Bills). They do have a Starbucks "bar", inside the breakfast restaurant, which is only open during the breakfast hours. However, they charge $2.50 for a tall coffee of the day, and it was lukewarm.
I have stayed at this property a number of times. It is in the best Sarasota location and has a great view of the water and all the speedboats during events. The Ritz is across the inlet. The pool is one of the best, no doubt. Also, the Boat House restaurant (detached and among all the boats) is very cool.
Nice rooms - nothing exceptional, but clean and comfortable beds. Pool was great - especially for toddlers & kids - it is zero depth on one end and has a swim under waterfall on the other end. Even the hot tub has a waterfall (although in my opinion it was too much - there was really nowhere to sit in it that you didn't get splashed or a least spritzed in the face). Be sure and check/ask for all the specials.