Sheraton Jacksonville and MAD MANATEE IPA


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I had a one night stay at the Sheraton Jacksonville, Fl on a quick business trip. While the Marriott was suggested by my customer, the rate at the Sheraton was much more palatable. As I pulled up to the hotel I realized that this wasn’t my first stay at this property. I remembered a pleasant experience previously so I was hoping for more of the same.
Sheraton Jacksonville is on the smallish size but the average road warrior will find it more than sufficient.
The rooms are nice size and clean. A large work station provided plenty of space for me to lay out my work.
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The flat screen TV was adjustable and perfect for catching Sunday night football from both my workstation and then later my bed.
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Bathroom counter space is something that I covet and this property did not skimp in that area. A large walk in shower was also greatly appreciated after the 4 hour drive.
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After a quick wash and about a dozen emails, the bar called my name. This property used to be home to a long gone Shula’s Steakhouse. In its place is now Bold City Grill. I had an early morning meeting and just wanted to have one quick drink before hitting the sack. The bar was empty and I pulled up a chair directly in front of the tap.
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I asked my nurse which of the four she suggested and thus settled on the MAD MANATEE IPA. It was the perfect nightcap with a slightly nutty flavor but not overwhelming.
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Since most of my travel is outside the US to places not necessarily covered by International hotel brands, the Sheraton Jacksonville was a nice place to lay my head for the night.
I booked this hotel, using Priceline Express Deals, for a grand total of $68.34 including taxes. Right now you can get an additional 5% off of any express deal with discount code FALL5.

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Comments

  1. Using Priceline, you’re not eligible for nights/stays credits or points on your SPG acct, correct?

    Also, welcome to JAX (even though short lived!).

  2. I will second that – welcome to Jacksonville! That is a very good rate for the Sheraton. Of course, you could have done a BRG to have the rate matched and still received points and stay credits.

  3. Ben and Katherine,
    Thank you for the warm welcome!!
    As someone who runs their own business, the money I save using Priceline or Hotwire is many times much more valuable than hotel points. I have been utilizing these opaque bookings for so long that 90% of the time I know what property I’m getting before I pay. It would be pretty sweet if a BRG would work for these websites but they strictly prohibit matching these types of bookings.

  4. What’s the point of hunting for a Priceline express deal, seeing that it’s a business trip and your company is paying for your flight and hotel?

  5. As the reply to Ben and Kartherine clearly states, I am the business, so the point is money. Many times the money value savings is much greater than the points that would be accrued.

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