Monday, February 18, 2013

Hyatt Place at Sarsota/Bradenton Airport!

Wow, have we been having loads of fun on our Florida trip!! I can not believe how fast the time is going, and how full and busy-even rushed-our days have been. One of our first stops on the trip was in the Sarasota/Bradenton area of Florida, and we found a lovely place to stay at the Hyatt Place. It is near the airport, and we were able to stay for 3 nights. 

The check-in process was fast and easy, and both the ladies at the front desk were very pleasant, offering information about the hotel, amenities, and local attractions and restaurants. We were up on the 3rd floor, which the kids really enjoyed for the view. I headed up to check out the room (take some pictures before bringing our luggage in :) and was very surprised at the space and furnishings in the room!

The room was equipped with 2 queen-size beds, a 42" flat screen HDTV, large desk, small refrigerator, and a "cozy corner" sofa that pulls out into a bed. 

The beds are separated from the living area by a partial room divider, and the tv screen can be turned to be seen from either or both parts of the room. 

The corner opposite the sofa has a small counter space and coffeemaker, and a refrigerator underneath, so we were able to keep snacks and drinks handy. 

The bathroom was also very spacious, and was stocked with Aquafresh toothpaste, instead of those little single-use packs most hotels offer!

After unpacking and fully checking out the room, we were thoroughly impressed and pleased with the size, the comfort, and all the amenities! I headed down to check out the fitness center that evening. It wasn't quite as large as I had expected, but still had several fitness machines. 2 treadmills, 1 bike and 1 stepper, and a set of free wights ranging in size from 5 pounds to (I believe) 50 pounds. This was nice for being able to carry the weights while walking on a treadmill, rather than having to do a few miles and then use a separate weight machine. Also, guests at the Hyatt Place were offered free entry/use of a gym about 4 minutes away, which would provide plenty of exercise equipment. 

The next morning we were in for another pleasant surprise, as we headed downstairs for breakfast. I knew it would be a bigger breakfast than your typical continental breakfast, but this was even better than I expected! The A.M. Kitchen Skillet features breakfast sandwiches made with fresh and tasty ingredients. These had all kinds of breads, fillings and toppings, including eggs, meats, cheeses, guacamole, special sauces, and all made on anything from english muffins to wheat bread to biscuits to bagels. Of course, there's more than sandwiches available-cereals, fruit, yogurts, pastries, and oatmeal are just a few of the other breakfast items. And you can wash it down with juice, milk, or specialty coffees and teas! The breakfast is definitely a highlight of the Hyatt Place!

Honestly, after our 3-night stay at the Hyatt Place Sarasota/Bradenton Airport, our family fully agreed that it was a super hotel, and one we would definitely stay in again. If you're headed to the Sarasota/Bradenton/Palmetto area, I highly recommend you check out the Hyatt Place, especially if you're flying in/out. The hotel is located right near the airport, and offers complimentary shuttle service for guests!

Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this review. I did receive discounted lodging for my review. I was not required to post favorably about the hotel; all thoughts and opinions are mine.


  1. Wow that breakfast shot made my mouth water. Though it seems like a minor thing, I think a great breakfast says a lot about a hotel's commitment to service and hospitality.