"The hotel was dated, and the exterior and grounds needed cleaning. Good TV. The bed and fridge were clean. The bathtub was grimy. The toilet ran all night, and the handle was loose. No restaurants or bars nearby. If aesthetics bother you, don't stay here.2022-02-26"
"The room smelled bad, the carpet was wet, and there was water on the bathroom floor. After seeing the clientele, we decided not to stay. Avoid this hotel.2018-08-28"
"The bed wasn't bad, but that's about it. Choose another hotel.2018-02-17"
"Hotel was slightly better than average. Room could've used an update.2015-03-03"
"A lovely experience. The hotel was clean, and the service from the entire staff was top-notch. Beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels were provided. I'd highly recommend this place to friends.2018-04-23"
Upper-upscale, smoke-free, full-service, downtown, bayfront hotel
Near Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Free shuttle to local attractions
Outdoor swimming pool open in summer - exercise room
Pet friendly hotel
- allows pets up to 50 pounds only in 1st floor rooms, 2 pets per room - $200 pet fee if staying 7 nights or more - $100 pet fee if staying fewer than 7 nights. - Nov 2016 < Less
Note: This hotel charges a resort fee of $18 per night - includes parking and WiFi.
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: Based on 3220 reviewsRead Recent Reviews
"When we arrived, my wife went to a trash can in the lobby to throw out 2 cups. The motel clerk rudely told her she had to go outside to throw them away in a garbage can across the driveway by the pool. I told him this was rude, and he said it was "motel rules". If we didn't already have a reservation, we wouldn't have stayed.2015-09-24"
"Older motel, but the price was right. The room was comfortable, but needed updating. Helpful, friendly desk clerks.2015-04-01"
"Motel only has 2 smoking rooms, and I didn't get one. Also didn't get requested 1st floor room. Room wasn't that clean. Found out after my shower that no towels had been provided; I had to use the bedsheets to dry off. Don't recommend.2015-02-09"
"A bad hotel stay. At 2 AM, someone began banging on our door, then hiding so we couldn't see them through the peephole or window. We called the front desk and were told someone would check it out.2016-07-19"
"Convenient to Lido Beach, St. Armand's Circle, and the wharf. The hotel smelled clean, and the front desk service was good. The elevator was out of service, though, and our room was on the 3rd floor.2022-03-02"
"We had a nice experience. The room was clean and had a fridge and microwave, and the hallways looked and smelled clean. Easy check-in, and the hotel clerk was nice. Convenient to Lido Beach and St. Armand's Circle.2022-02-28"
"The hotel was well-maintained. Be aware that a deposit will be required.2020-05-29"
"Hotel room was clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. Great complimentary breakfast. We'd definitely stay again.2015-04-02"
"Convenient to spring training games. No complaints about our room. Great staff; they always greeted us with a smile. Good food at breakfast, and the eating area was clean. The attendant was willing to assist guests who needed anything. Highly recommend this hotel.2015-03-16"
"Easy to find and access. The motel was older, but it was comfortable and quiet, even though my room faced the busy road. The fridge got really cold, and there was a Keurig coffee maker. The wireless Internet was a little slow. Adequate continental breakfast. For the price and type of lodging, I give this place a 4.5 out of 5.2017-05-23"
"Great motel for the price. Easy access to attractions; about 15 minutes from Siesta Key, 20 minutes from St. Armands Circle and Ledo Beach, and 15 minutes from the Tiverhouse Bar and Grill. The room was clean. Excellent staff.2017-05-01"
"A good, affordable, no-frills motel. The room was nice and clean.2016-11-29"
"The motel clerks were helpful and nice.2016-06-03"
"This hotel was a real home away from home. It was clean and comfortable, and the staff was accommodating and friendly. The free breakfast was a great morning send-off. Don't pass this place up; you won't find a better hotel for the price.2021-04-08"
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Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
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