- View all PhotosThe Westin Sarasota
2.23 miles awaySarasota, FL$22 Nightly Resort Fee4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel Class$22 Nightly Resort Fee
Guests say the location alone is worth booking a stay with this hotel. The Westin Sarasota is blessed with a truly incredible setting, standing tall in the Bayfront region of downtown Sarasota. So not only are you close to the water, but you are also a short drive away from points of interest, including the beaches of Lido Key and Siesta Key. Accommodations here offer city, partial bay or marina views from floor-to-ceiling windows or balconies, as well as other comforts including pillow-top mattresses, coffee and tea making facilities, minifridges, 49-inch flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi access (for a fee). Outside the rooms, lodgers will find a gym that offers complimentary fitness classes to guests, a spa with an in-house salon, a restaurant and a rooftop pool and bar area, the latter of which was a favorite among several recent travelers. For an unforgettable experience, make sure to stick around the pool area during sunset for remarkable views of Sarasota's coastline. In addition to a knockout location, many guests attribute their memorable stays to the warm, fun and friendly staff, especially those working at the front desk and the rooftop bar. Keep in mind, the hotel charges a $22 daily destination fee. And since Westin is part of the Marriott family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and redeem points here.
- View all PhotosArt Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection
2.17 miles awaySarasota, FL4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel Class
As its name suggests, this Marriott property emphasizes providing an art-filled space for guests (a particular highlight for past lodgers). Along with an on-site art gallery, the hotel hosts art installations, performances and workshops. What's more, each room is equipped with sketchbooks, coloring pencils and a ukulele. Accommodations are also adorned with specially selected artwork and feature floor-to-ceiling windows, complimentary Wi-Fi access and sofa beds. Outside their digs, visitors will find a gift shop, a fitness center, and the Overture Restaurant & Gallery Lounge. From the property's roof, guests can soak in the year-round pool or sip drinks at the Perspective Rooftop Pool Bar. Reviewers were especially impressed with the rooftop bar, lauding its views and music. Past guests also gave high marks for Art Ovation Hotel's location in downtown Sarasota, Florida, which visitors can explore via the property's complimentary bikes or the complimentary shuttle (available within 3 miles of the property). If you're a member of the Marriott Bonvoy program, you can earn and redeem points here.
- View all PhotosHotel Indigo Sarasota
1.88 miles awaySarasota, FL3.5-star Hotel Class3.5-star Hotel Class
Hotel Indigo Sarasota is located in the Rosemary District of Sarasota, Florida. All of the guest rooms and suites come with coffee makers, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, desks, windows that open and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Recent guests raved about the spacious guest rooms, the lovely decor found in-room and throughout the hotel and the personable customer service. The H2O Bistro serves American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and there is also a 24-hour grab-and-go section with snacks and beverages. Other on-site amenities and services offered at this pet-friendly hotel include a 24-hour fitness studio, a business center, hot and cold wading pools and self-parking (though it costs extra). Guests should note that they will likely need a car to get around, as popular local attractions – like Lido Key Beach – are about 3 miles from the hotel. Since this hotel has ties to the InterContinental Hotels Group, that means IHG Rewards Club members can accrue and redeem points by choosing to stay here.
- View all PhotosThe Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
2.27 miles awaySarasota, FL$37 Nightly Resort Fee5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class$37 Nightly Resort FeeLovers of the Ritz-Carlton brand are very much impressed by the Sarasota, Florida, version. Even though they've come to expect top-notch service, plush rooms and classy ambiance from these properties, travelers still can't stop gushing over the excellent customer service and the close attention to detail. At this Marriott-affiliated property, accommodations impress with amenities like private balconies, goose-down pillows and 55-inch flat-screen TVs. The resort also boasts an 18-hole, Tom Fazio-designed golf course (15 miles off-site). For non-golfers, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota provides tennis courts; but if you'd rather kick back and relax, you'll also find a pool, a spa and a beach club. (The property's $37 daily resort fee covers the 3-mile shuttle ride to the beach.) At the end of the day, recent travelers said a meal at Jack Dusty, the resort's popular seafood restaurant, is a must. You'll find The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota on Ritz-Carlton Drive alongside Sarasota Bay. Plus, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points by staying here.
- View all PhotosHyatt Regency Sarasota
1.98 miles awaySarasota, FL$24 Nightly Resort Fee4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel Class$24 Nightly Resort Fee
Featuring a bright color scheme, inspired by fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer, the Hyatt Regency Sarasota impresses visitors with its inviting setting and stunning views of the property's private marina and Sarasota Bay. Pool chaises and umbrellas, plus the lobby and room accent pillows are vibrant pinks and light greens. The rooms are fun and flashy, too, though not as much as the common spaces; accommodations offer Portico bath amenities, 47-inch flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. Recent guests especially praise the ambient pool area and stylish guest rooms. To enhance your stay, past travelers suggest requesting a room on a higher floor for optimal views. When you're ready to eat, you'll have your pick of Currents Restaurant, a sophisticated restaurant that dishes up fresh seafood entrees with a side of harbor views, or the Hurricane Hut, which offers poolside eats. However, some past guests noted high prices at both eateries. Another bonus for Hyatt loyalty program members: Participants can use or earn points here to enjoy complimentary perks.
- View all PhotosHoliday Inn Sarasota Airport
2.29 miles awaySarasota, FL3.5-star Hotel Class3.5-star Hotel Class
Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport is a 3.5 star hotel located at 8009 15th Street E in Sarasota. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 642 reviews.
- View all PhotosHyatt Place Sarasota/Bradenton Airport
1.51 miles awaySarasota, FL3.0-star Hotel Class3.0-star Hotel Class
Hyatt Place Sarasota/Bradenton Airport is a 3 star hotel located at 950 University Parkway in Sarasota. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 792 reviews.
- View all PhotosAloft Sarasota
2.3 miles awaySarasota, FL3.0-star Hotel Class3.0-star Hotel Class
Aloft Sarasota is a 3 star hotel located at 1401 Ringling Boulevard in Sarasota. It has a 4.0 overall guest rating based on 353 reviews.
- View all PhotosResidence Inn Sarasota Bradenton
1.37 miles awaySarasota, FL3.0-star Hotel Class3.0-star Hotel Class
Situated just across the street from Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport, Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton offers guests all-suite accommodations that come complete with a fully equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. Complimentary breakfast is included with each stay, as is light dinner fare on select nights. Other on-site amenities include a small 24-hour fitness center, a heated outdoor swimming pool and complimentary shuttle service to the airport and downtown destinations. Recent guests particularly love the property’s on-site fire pit. What’s more, travelers will find this Sarasota hotel is close to attractions like the Siesta Key, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Mote Maine Laboratory & Aquarium, and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Because the hotel is a Marriott property, Marriott Rewards members should keep in mind that they can accrue or redeem points by choosing to stay here.
- View all PhotosSpringHill Suites Sarasota Bradenton
1.44 miles awaySarasota, FL3.0-star Hotel Class3.0-star Hotel Class
SpringHill Suites Sarasota Bradenton draws Sarasota sun-seekers with its location, only 1 mile from the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and around 7 miles from Florida’s Lido and Long Boat Keys. The all-suite hotel offers accommodations sporting a flat-screen TV, a coffee maker and a minifridge. Additional amenities for travelers hoping to stay connected include complimentary Wi-Fi access and free newspapers on the weekdays. There's also a complimentary breakfast every day; though some past guests say that the food is sub-par, and others were disappointed by the lack of lunch and dinner options. On-site, guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness center. Recent guests appreciate that the hotel is right across the street from the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art and that its location means a variety of beaches are relatively close. Because SpringHill Suites properties are a part of the Marriott hotel group, Marriott Rewards members can earn and use points at this hotel.
- View all PhotosHampton Inn Suites Sarasota/Bradenton Airport
1.52 miles awaySarasota, FL2.5-star Hotel Class2.5-star Hotel Class
Hampton Inn Suites Sarasota/Bradenton Airport is a 2.5 star hotel located at 975 University Pkwy in Sarasota. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 849 reviews.
- View all PhotosLa Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota Downtown
1.21 miles awaySarasota, FL2.5-star Hotel Class2.5-star Hotel ClassLa Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota Downtown is a 2.5 star hotel located at 1803 N Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. It has a 3.5 overall guest rating based on 830 reviews.
- View all PhotosSleep Inn Sarasota/Bradenton Airport
1.49 miles awaySarasota, FL2.5-star Hotel Class2.5-star Hotel Class
Sleep Inn Sarasota/Bradenton Airport is a 2.5 star hotel located at 900 University Pkwy in Sarasota. It has a 3.5 overall guest rating based on 273 reviews.
- View all PhotosDays Inn Sarasota
1.49 miles awaySarasota, FL2.5-star Hotel Class2.5-star Hotel Class
Days Inn Sarasota is a 2.5 star hotel located at 5000 N Tamiami Trl in Sarasota. It has a 3.0 overall guest rating based on 511 reviews.
- View all PhotosQuality Inn Sarasota North
1.42 miles awaySarasota, FL2.5-star Hotel Class2.5-star Hotel Class
Quality Inn Sarasota North is a 2.5 star hotel located at 4800 N Tamiami Trl in Sarasota. It has a 3.0 overall guest rating based on 261 reviews.
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