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"I will come back with my family in my next trip to Sarasota-Brandenton. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 31 May 2016

Hotel Description

Hotel near IMG Academy in Bradenton

Near the airport

Your stay at this Bayshore Gardens hotel places you within 3 miles (5 km) of IMG Academy and State College of Florida. University of South Florida Sarasota and Powel Crosley Estate are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

An outdoor pool, free self parking, and laundry facilities are featured at this hotel. Guests will appreciate free perks like continental breakfast and WiFi in public areas. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide around-the-clock assistance.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 48 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$99* Per night/room Feb 24 - Feb 25

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking, Kitchen

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Two Double Beds Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Magnuson Hotel Bradenton ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.6 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Magnuson Hotel Bradenton

Everyone (1) Couples (1) Family (2)
2 out of 5
The room was clean. The building needs work. The toilet seat was broken on one side. The door to the bathroom would not close all the way. The outside door had a gap at the bottom and side as you could see light coming in. The key card lock worked 50% of the time. Also had to call the front desk to get the tv cable turned on. Would not stay again or recommend to anyone.

Posted by on Apr 30, 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 20, 2019

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4 out of 5

Recommended for families.

Pros: The people at teh front desk were nice.
Location: It was nearby beach, food, mall.
I will come back with my family in my next trip to Sarasota-Brandenton.

Posted by on May 31, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 23, 2016 by Paul

Thank you ......

2 out of 5

Hotel could use some renovations.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants
Cons: Noisy, Poor breakfast
The trash cans were all overflowing. The description says newly renovated...where?

Posted by , from Florida, USA on Jul 30, 2012

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1 out of 5

I did feel welcome at this hotel, but would not stay again.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, some sweet staff
Cons: Poor breakfast
Most of the staff were friendly, one in particular, was exceptional. And they did accommodate me by switching me to a different room when I requested that. But bot rooms were not very well cleaned - the shower in the first room had several of someone else's hair stuck to the shower walls. The 2nd room had previous guests urine all around the base of the toilet. And the carpets in both rooms felt so dirty that I was not comfortable walking in bare feet. On day 3 of my 7 night stay, the "continental breakfast" ran out of English muffins, so the only options for 3 days were pre-packaged danish or white bread. I guess it was supposed to be a bargain price, but next time it will be worth paying more for someplace else. I feel kind of bad saying such negative things, because some of the staff were so sweet, but I wouldn't go back.

Posted by , from New York, NY, USA on Jun 12, 2012

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4 out of 5

For price and location this hotel could not be better.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, manager and staff were very helpful and nice.
Cons: toilet paper problem as mentioned above.
The sink area was dirty and not cleaned until I cleaned it myself. Also, the toilet paper was fixed on the wall next to the toilet so that you could not access it -- because you were sitting on top of it.

Posted by , from Feasterville, Lower Southampton, PA 19053, USA on Mar 18, 2012

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1 out of 5

such a disappointment

This review would have been completely different if this hotel was not advertised as newly renovated. I wouldn't have chosen it. I opted for the howard johnson because I think of that as a decent hotel and the price was right, especially when I saw that it was newly renovated. But when I got to the room(after checking in with an INCREDIBLY friendly and helpful front desk clerk...she was the best part about this hotel) it was old and an ashtray. The worst part was that I paid for two rooms as part of our vacation and they were both the same. I later found out that the hotel is not newly renovated but instead in the process of being renovated, there is a BIG difference. And none of the newly renovated rooms were available. We turned in our keys and went to the ramada up the road(at a loss of the cost of howard johnson that i paid for because the manager refused to refund our money for either night) But on a positive note...although more expensive, the ramada was pretty nice.

Posted by , from seattle, wa on Sep 12, 2011

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1 out of 5

Not worth staying save your money for another place

Pros: none
This is by far the worst experience that I have ever come across. Staff was unhelpful and the door was broken to the room. The place would be better if a bulldozer came in and flattened the place.. Save yourself some aggravation and stay away.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Fl on Apr 13, 2011

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5 out of 5

very nice & plentiful continental breakfast!

Pros: Quiet
very friendly staff.made us feel continental breakfast.well worth the price.

Posted by , from florida on Apr 12, 2011

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1 out of 5

Not much...

Pros: Close restaurants
This place was convenient to the airport and I was not afraid to sleep in the bed. That's about all the good points. The tub did not drain properly and had evidence of hair strands. The toilet kept running when flushed. The alarm would not set. The door mirror was gone. Had a couple spots of paint peeling. Breakfast was toast and pre-packaged danishes (that's what I saw, then ate out). Can't remember if they advertized internet access, but when I wanted to print a boarding pass, the person behind the counter didn't know anything, so I did it at the airport.

Posted by , from Westminster, Md on Mar 2, 2011

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About the Magnuson Hotel Bradenton

Location 6511 14th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207

Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Magnuson Hotel Bradenton also features an outdoor pool, laundry facilities, and RV/bus/truck parking. Free self parking is available. This Bradenton hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 48 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.) (6.5 km / 4.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Magnuson Hotel Bradenton offers 48 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Cable television is provided. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

  • Golfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards

Hotel Names

  • M-Star Bradenton
  • M-Star Hotel Bradenton
  • M Star Bradenton Hotel
  • M Star Bradenton
  • M Star Bradenton
  • Magnuson Hotel Bradenton Hotel
  • Magnuson Hotel Bradenton Bradenton
  • Magnuson Hotel Bradenton Hotel Bradenton

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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