Siesta Beach Resort & Suites
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Historical Traveler Reviews Siesta Beach Resort & Suites Siesta Key
My friends and I reserved a room for two nights last weekend (4th of July). Though this a great location if you want to walk to the restaurants, bars & shops of Siesta key Village, this property has some issues they need to work out. The hotel property itself is not well maintained. When we checked in, we noticed trash and cigarette butts everywhere, empty beer bottles strewn about and left that way for the entire time we were there.
Our room also had very old stained furniture, ancient beds with cheap linens, and a completely rusted out sink. There was also a small pool, which was okay, but has no shaded areas. The nearest beach access is a short walk form the hotel, but the beack itself is not the greatest.
The better beach is the public beach which is a short drive away.
We stayed for one night in June. Sietsa Key has a great beach. But this hotel in not on the beach, you can't even see the water from the hotel.
We had to have 3 rooms. The 1st room was not cleaned. The front desk was nice. The 2nd room was nice, but after 2 hours when the temp in the room went from 80 to 81 we new the airconditioner was broken. Front desk still nice, gave us another room. This was horrible. The window air conditioner worked so my kids were happy. The bathroom was the worst, the floor tiles were missing and broken we hurt our feet. Then I went to take a shower, OMG, there were bugs in the shower and the liner had scum and hair on it.
I told the front desk as we were checking out, but I really don't think he cared. I would highly suggest you look for another hotel in Siesta Key.
Dislike this place
Hotel says beach resort.. You must drive to the beach. It is not on the beach. a/c loud, decor needs updating.. More for younger adults. Not for familys. I only recommend this hotel if you are desperate in need of a place to stay. paid $125. a nite.
STOP BEFORE YOU BOOK!!!!
We checked in on a Sat.. We had reservation for a week but checked out Monday morning. There were ants in the bathroom,the room was very loud all night, and limited hot water. We brought this to the attention when we check out they could have cared less.Save your money, not worth $200.00 a night.
What an awful room! We had a standard room across the road from the office....dark, small, NO ventilation, black mold in the caulking in the bathroom, black mold seeping down the wall from a vent in the bathroom, the front window lock was broken, peeling paint at the bottom of the walls. This place is very old....and should be torn down and rebuilt....don't know what the other rooms were like but ours was terrible....beds were old. We cut our stay short and got out of there.
The front office people were nice....we didn't say anything but should have.....you would think housekeeping would tell the owners about the condition of the rooms...if they didn't already know. No way we will ever come back!:(
I love the ambience of Siesta Key Village
I had reserved the cheapest room they had but since I'm a Gold Crown member it was upgraded to a suite. I loved the area. It is quiet but offers enough so that it is not dull. On my recommendation, my daughter went later in the month with a friend. They felt the same and, outside of the beach, never strayed more than six blocks for four days.
We stayed in the Siesta Beach for 1 night on 9th October. We decided to check out the jacuzzi suite and were not disappointed. Although the outside of the "bungalow" is not fantastic and offers no views, the inside more than makes up for this. The whole suite was very clean and the hotel is situated in an excellent position 2 minutes from Siesta Key Beach which is lovely. There are a few bars and restaurants in the area, but these do not detract from the peaceful setting.
Great Find on Florida's Gulf Coast
I visited the city of Sarasota in June,2001 for a wedding for a family friend. I was referred to an accomodation on Siesta Key, which was the Best Western on Ocean Boulevard. The service and staff was great and the beach was a short walk across the street. The beach was absolutely beautiful and the water was clear and it was shallow a good 100 feet out. Area had some lively bars and a nice breakfast at a restaurant on Ocean Boulevard near the hotel. I couldn't believe how beautiful the area was. You could spend the day at the beach or get a nice massage at the nearby Siesta Key Therapeutic Massage Center to relax. People in the area are great and it is the closest I've been to paradise here in our great country. You will enjoy the Siesta Key/Sarasota area. It's a can't miss!
A friend and I stayed at the Best Western on Siesta Key in July of 2002. The room we were in was located in the main building where the front desk is housed. The room was dingy, dark & the bathroom moldy. The topper came as I was taking a shower and had a giant palmetto bug keep me company - not the last I was to see in the room. The rec area is bland & the pool very small. The rooms around the pool did look nicer though. The only thing that saves this hotel is location. You're directly across the street from Siesta Beach - one of the best in the world.
Loved siesta beach!
Siesta beach was lovely. Very clean and a brilliant atmosphere! We had great weather which topped it off, but definatley one of the best beaches we have been too! The whole family had many great days out their during our holiday to Sarasota! Helen AND Hayley
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Travel Blogs from Siesta Key
... a couple of folding chairs for us to take to the beach and also lent us a beach umbrella. On the beach, there were several small areas cordoned off with sign saying that these were turtle egg laying spots! The sea on the gulf coast is like bath water....so warm. We spent all day sunbathing, but Jess was a bit careful as she burnt her bum the day before! In the ...
We set off from Clearwater, deciding that the gulf coast was lovely, and hoping for more of the same as we headed further south. Our next stop was at Sarasota.....briefly for some brunch and a quick look round. I'd remembered a place in Naples from when I visited Florida in 1989 called First Watch that did ...
... turtle emerging from the surf and slowly making a beeline path towards the beach. About midway on the beach, she stopped and started digging. Initially, she shimmied back and forth forcing her body deeper into the sand, then she used her rear flippers to scoop up the sand below her and toss it out of the nest. Finally she settled in and laid her eggs. When she was done she took great care to gently cover the eggs and then firmly pack down ...
... of photos asking to be taken.
By Friday, September 19, Bob and I were feeling fatigue and did not even leave the apartment until noon! We took a long walk to the harbor, gawked at the Costa Concordia (Italian cruise ship that sank off the coast two years ago) and then climbed the steep hill to the Museo di Archeoligia ...
... before sunset locals and hippies gathered for an evening of drums. This happened to be our last night so we decided to partake. Probably about 100 -200 people sat, stood and danced around the drummers. And they weren't the only attraction. There were fire dancers and girls with neon hoops doing tricks. People of all ages danced though mostly the hippies in their tie die or inebriated skinny chicks in their itsy bitsy bikinis. It was like Glastonbury. Most people ...