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Coquina On The Beach

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Evansville, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great room with full kitchen. Wonderful BEACH and beach access. Very laid back. The only thing I would want more is paddleboard or something for an ocean activity at the hotel. The next door hotel had them.

Thank nd_wheatfield
CoquinaGM, General Manager at Coquina On The Beach, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our "laid back" old Florida slice of paradise! The gentleman next door rents those paddleboards out to anyone who would like to rent one. There are also options for rentals that are delivered to your door (or patio). We look forward to having you back again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beachfront hotel which I like very much. It is close to St. Armand's Circle which I like and is a popular spot with many restaurants.The closest grocery store is in Longboat Key but it isn't that far.

Thank Ian V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The photos are not current. Visible rust on rails, cracks in ceiling. Poorly attached carpets in balcony, very tight parking spaces. Right on the beach, a short walk beautiful sunsets, calm water, noisy guest past midnight. Older hotel, some renovations but good central air, semi hard bed, medium refrigerator, microwave, no hair dryer. Good TV. Quite expensive for value you...

Thank Rcastillo115
New Bedford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach takes you to a place where you can find your place in the sun. The blue waters are so inviting and is your chance to find a little piece of paradise in this crazy upside down world. Sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico are the precious gifts God gives us gratis...

Thank meandsue
Reviewed 16 March 2017

my sisters and I had a room on the bottom floor facing the pool. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It is a small hotel but had everything we wanted including the price. It is sandwiched between all the high price hotels. Our room was so pretty and clean. We brought our own food to save money and we...

Thank mckinleys
CoquinaGM, General Manager at Coquina On The Beach, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Coquina and the beautiful surrounding area. We strive for perfection and look forward to having you back soon.

West Chester, PA
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Rock hard pillows, very tired furnishings, in-room coffee maker but no coffee - grocery store miles away, heard every word of the conversation next door spoken in normal tones. Only two new items: the refrigerator you had to move a heavy chair to open and a giant industrial toilet plunger which hardly inspired confidence in the plumbing.

Thank HannahMary6637
CoquinaGM, General Manager at Coquina On The Beach, responded to this review

We put those new "rock hard" pillows in just for your enjoyment. We strategically placed the grocery store many miles away to make shopping for groceries super difficult. Made sure the guests next to you were extra loud so you could hear every word. Didn't have time to super glue the refrigerator door shut so we had to place that...

North Carolina
Reviewed 24 February 2017

My husband and I loved staying here and hope to return. The room was spacious and though the buildings are older, they are well kept with newer furniture, flooring, etc. The beds were very comfortable (and I'm pretty picky). I loved the beachy colors too. I had a work emergency and was able to use the office computer to print...

Thank SAfan16
CoquinaGM, General Manager at Coquina On The Beach, responded to this review

I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our little slice of paradise. We strive for perfection and aim to please. We look forward to having you back soon!

Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We stayed at this quaint little place 2/12-2/16 and were happy with it. It is retro '50s but well maintained. Don't expect elevators because there aren't any. Tis only two stories though and right on Lido Beach and one mile (walkable) from St. Armands Circle with shops and restaurants galore. Our room was like a studio w/ two comfortable queens,...

Thank CvilleMike
CoquinaGM, General Manager at Coquina On The Beach, responded to this review

We appreciate you staying with us and are happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. We are not retro 50's, we are in fact 50's. We take pride in being one of the only true "old Florida" properties left in Sarasota. We make every effort to provide the perfect getaway for all of our guests. We do have hairdryers, irons...

Vermilion, Ohio
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I are Staying at coquina on the beach thanks to a family recommendation. We extended our stay because we were having such a great time! This hotel is so clean, we are extremely picky about cleanliness and we're very impressed. We moved to second floor bc we extended our stay and our original room was booked. I actually...

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CoquinaGM, General Manager at Coquina On The Beach, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our beautiful surroundings! We look forward to having you back very soon. Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 2 February 2017

We spent one night at Coquina to celebrate my birthday and had a beautiful surprise with the upgrade of our room. We were told that there was an available room with a better view to the ocean and that we could stay there since we had only one night reservation. All I can say is that I saw the most...

Thank Mariana T
CoquinaGM, General Manager at Coquina On The Beach, responded to this review

I hope your birthday celebration was unforgettable! We look forward to having you return on your next Sarasota getaway.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quaint, old-Florida style beach hotel on Gulf of Mexico with studio and suite efficiencies. Nestled on beautiful Lido Key in Sarasota, FL, just minutes from renowned St. Armanda's Circle and Downtown Sarasota. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Coquina On The Beach

Address: 1008 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236-2298
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: RM715 - RM1,063 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Coquina On The Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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“Lower level right on the pool”
mckinleys, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You might feel more secure in a second floor room--just have to carry everything up a floor.”
CvilleMike, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room with ocean view”
423marianat, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Nice walk on the beach south to the tip of the Key and the park.”
117bruceh, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“You want an ocean view. Trust me.”
authorgunnarl, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
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