5 star hotels in Sarasota Springs, FL

1. EVEN Hotel Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 75, this relaxed hotel is 3 miles from Nathan Benderson Park and 7 miles from the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary.Laid-back rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and desks, plus coffeemakers and minifridges. Suites add living areas with sofabeds.Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include a casual cafe/bar, an outdoor pool and a hot tub. There’s also a fitness center and a terrace with a fire pit, as well as meeting space. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • 10 min drive to Nathan Benderson Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes but others liked the beds
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned “Exercise equipment” 40 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Kelly Williams

Please train your employees to be more professional and helpful in assisting check ins You have some of the rudest front desk clerks I also requested no room service during my stay and confirmed twice, but when I returned back after a meeting, they still went into my room and just left towels on counter along with the bagged up trash on my counter, and left all the dirty towels I previously used

This will definitely be my last stay with this location Other hotels in the area are so much more professional and attentive

Frank Dietrich

The hotel had a good feel when we first arrived When pulling the blanket down I observed hair and crumbs in the sheets I advised the front desk that we needed clean sheets

She told me she didn’t have anyone available I asked her just to give me the sheets and I would make the bedShe again said she had noone and asked me what I wanted her to do We went out to dinner our sheets were delivered in a plastic bag on the floor by our door when we returned at around 11:45 PMI asked about the continental breakfast I was advised that I had a special rate and we weren’t entitled to the breakfast I offered to pay and I was told “no” I couldn’t do that The room was dirty, stains on the carpet, hair on the tray that holds the coffee pot( a dirty coffee pot) and ice bucket Wasn’t worth the money I do not recommend The front desk was rude I asked for a Mgr the following morning and advised her of my concerns She offered me points I didn’t want anything I wanted a CLEAN ROOM

2. The Westin Sarasota (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 100 Marina View Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Phone: (941) 217-4777
  • Ratings: 4.4 (1848 reviews) Very good Eco-certified
  • Website : The Westin Sarasota
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Sleek rooms & suites in an elegant hotel featuring a rooftop pool & bay views, plus refined dining.

About this hotel

In a modern tower overlooking Sarasota Bay, this chic hotel in a bustling arts district is 1 mile from the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 3 miles from the Lido Key Beach and 7 miles from I-75.Sleek rooms and suites have free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, minifridges and coffeemakers, plus balconies with city or bay views. A luxe presidential suite adds picture windows with panoramic views. Kids stay at no charge with an adult. In-room massages and 24/7 room service are offered.A refined restaurant has a patio. There’s also a rooftop terrace with a pool, a bar and an eatery. Other amenities include a lobby bar, a spa and a gym. Breakfast is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms and liked the beds
  • Walking distance to Art Center Sarasota and the Sarasota Opera House
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests praised the refined restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “the sunset” 48 times
  • Guests liked the nightlife
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Chad Barker

Myself and my wife recently stayed for our birthday weekend Despite the initial confusion due to the construction we were able to locate the hotel pretty quickly The valet team was quick and efficient and for $35

00 per night which includes shuttle service It was an absolute blessing! Upon checking in, we encountered Russ who was quick and efficient and ensuring every person was handled! We asked to see if there was any upgrades available, and he was able to put us in a city view! The room itself was pleasant If there is only one nitpick, would be from the television/remote due to the slow delay from button push to registering I do recommend getting the breakfast package as well as you can order off the menu versus a “limited” item I even got to experience new foods that I normally would never think to try! Huge shoutout to Jenn for making us feel welcomed! The roof top bar and pool provided an exquisite view for those who enjoy tanning/having a pint! Best hotel my wife and I have stayed at!

Jessica Tinsley

We’re locals The spa experience was fabulous! Irina did my facial and she was so so awesome I left feeling so relaxed and it was such a treat

My husband had a massage with Jennifer and he absolutely loved it as well Excellent quality and service! The lady at the front desk was also helpful and sweet We will definitely be returning for more spa staycations and highly recommend

margaret mackay

This is a fabulous hotel I’ve seen some reviews that were not so pleasant and I have no idea how anybody could say anything bad about this place since it is gorgeous and so clean Went to the rooftop bar yesterday and we really enjoyed the food and had decent sized drinks

Definitely recommend that the french onion soupI have a partial view of the ocean and the room is really lovely The staff here couldn’t do enough for you They have a shuttle that will bring you to just most places that you need to go to

3. Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This roadside hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Shoppes at University Center and 2.7 miles from the University Park Country Club.Contemporary-styled rooms offer free WiFi, desks and flat-screen TVs, plus microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas with sofabeds.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an outdoor patio with a fire pit. The American restaurant serves breakfast and dinner, as well as Starbucks coffee. There’s also a 24/7 business center with workstations and printers, and a meeting room. Other amenities include an outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, exercise room and on-site free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 6 min drive to Nathan Benderson Park
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “Bistro” 11 times
  • Guests mentioned “shopping malls” 11 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Bob Monica

Location was good, the hotel was clean The entire operation seemed understaffed, causing delays The employees are not friendly

no welcome greeting, no please or thank you Rather curt and cold No information regarding hotel provided at arrival The room was acceptable, not comfy or classy just OK The room door did not shut automatically and the shower flour is very slippery (both serious safety problems) Towels were inexpensive So – the takeaway that there were no big deal issues just too much for the rates that were charged – and the staff needs to understand they’re in the “Hospitality” industry

Hayden Shieh

Pretty typical Courtyard My two bed room was fairly large with enough space for two traveling golfers to put everything in Bathroom is nice and new but could be larger in my opinion

Beds are comfortable and clean but AC unit is a bit loud No complaints but taking off a star because it is ridiculously over priced for what you’re getting (but so is everything around) Great location to nearby restaurants within walking distance

Kelly Jean

Food at the bistro was terrible Spent $50 on breakfast and ended up throwing most away (home fries were exceptionally bad) Continental breakfast not offered at this location

Room had large kitchenette that took up an excessive amount of space, but not a single kitchen related implement (eg, napkins, utensils, plates) Furniture a bit basic, but I guess this was being updated during our stay (one of the furniture movers lost control of his cart which rammed into the back of my car) It wasn’t a terrible hotel, but for the price I expected something more up to the Marriott standards I feel I could’ve gotten something similar or better at a Comfort Inn or Days Inn, but paid half the price Shower and bed were great Didn’t carry the typical Paul Mitchell shower products

4. Hyatt Regency Sarasota (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 5-minute walk from the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, this upscale, contemporary hotel offering views of Sarasota Bay is also a mile from Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and 8 miles from Siesta Beach.Chic rooms, with marina or bay views, feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, work areas and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms include balconies or patios. Suites, some bi-level, add separate living areas.Amenities include private marina, an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a 24-hour fitness center. There’s also a cocktail bar, and a restaurant with bay views, as well as a business center, meeting rooms. and airport and beach shuttle services.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Art Center Sarasota and the Sarasota Opera House
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are outdated and small
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests liked the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned “marinas” 12 times
  • Guests liked the bay views
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool and praised the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Michelle Andrews

We had the opportunity to stay here at the end of March 2022 It was an overall good experience The room was clean and well laid out

Great balcony view as well All of the staff was accommodating and extremely patient and friendly We went to breakfast in the main lobby restaurant and had a fabulous brunch that I would highly recommend to anyone staying here We really also really liked that the self parking was very close to the hotel It felt like a safe place to be in and around the hotel My only con is in regard to the Hurricane Hut… the drinks seemed to be weak and full of sugar and the food was not super yummy However, the service was excellent and the portions were large Again, an overall good experience I will totally be staying here again if we ever return to Sarasota!

Bill Wright

Stay was a good time Parts of the hotel do seem dated Staff are 5 stars

Pool area was great What I liked less is hotel had a convention and a cheer group event during my dates They used the common space that at times took away from use of those not part of the events such as lobby seating area Wish it was different They have activities to do off site but what I would have liked is a good shuttle program to other areas or the beach I did see a shuttle to a restaurant if you wanted to leave to eatWhile mentioning food it’s a bit limited When I looked for dinner I noticed half the menu was same as offered at the poolWe had a mid sized car rental if your going into downtown get a car as small as you canGreat beaches and restaurants easy drive to visit


Do not let my three star rating discourage you from visiting this Hyatt Regency location You will receive five star service from check in to check out and that’s what will make your stay pleasant The location offers a beautiful view of the marina

There are so many restaurants within walking distance The hotel decor is extremely dated I just didn’t get that feeling of being in a “luxury” hotel The rooms offers all the amenities (robes, slippers, coffee, tea, toiletries) I read s company purchased the hotel and they plan to build another luxury hotel on the site I enjoyed my stay and will continue staying at Hyatt properties

5. Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Less than a mile from Route 41, this hip, artsy hotel is 2 miles from the Circus Arts Conservatory and 3 miles from Lido Key Beach along the Gulf of Mexico.The sleek rooms feature flat-screen TVs, desks, sitting areas and minifridges, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities, and free Wi-Fi. Some have city views; all offer ukeleles and sketching material. Sophisticated suites add living rooms.Loaner bikes and an area shuttle are included. Amenities consist of a rooftop pool and bar with city views, along with a gym, a market and a trendy American restaurant. There are regular art displays and workshops. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the beds
  • Walking distance to the Sarasota Opera House and Marina Jack
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked “a works of art”, mentioned 24 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers


Very nice hotel! The first thing they offer you is a welcome drink, That’s a good start if you ask me! The rooftop pool and bar is to die for! The food and the service is great! Everything was clean including the pool bathrooms which were equipped with a baby changing station They have really cool things in the room that you have the option to buy (at a pretty steep price) and my kids had a fun time with them

Charles Schor

This boutique Marriott property features a great location and beautifully designed rooms More importantly, the staff were all very helpful and focused on customer service We had a problem with our room on the first night of our stay

Management not only resolved our problem by moving us to another room, but then exceeded our expectations by delivering to our room a charcuterie board and champagne as well! I wish the weather was a bit nicer during our stay so that we could have taken advantage of the beautiful roof top pool and barnext visit!

Susan Mell

I stayed at this hotel beginning of March for one night and returned in April for two nights Love the location and staff Great experience

Love the Art Work The only thing I would suggest to change is when the Hotel schedules an Event on the Roof Top and it is rained out, they hold the event in the lobby of the hotel I do not feel this is fair to the hotel guests since we were not able to enjoy the music and bar due to this large event taking place in the lobby With all the people in the lobby it was very loud However, we will be back and hope there is no event on the roof top Great staff Everyone is friendly and very helpful

6. Carlisle Inn & Conference Center Sarasota (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Next to a shopping center, this down-to-earth hotel is 2 miles from Highway 41 and 4 miles from the promenade at Bayfront Park. It’s 8 miles from the white-sand Siesta Key Beach.The unpretentious rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, plus coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms and suites have kitchens; some include sofabeds and/or dining areas.Complimentary hot breakfast is served in an airy dining room. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the furniture
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 8 min drive to Sarasota Art Museum
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “waffles” 12 times
  • Guests praised the architecture and the lobby

Feedback From Real Customers

Lynne Wendt

Magnificent hotel Don’t forget to ask for the super comfortable recliner to be put in your room The service was wonderful

Connie was very helpfulI would just like to add a couple suggestions For this great of room I feel there should have been a microwave in my room A toilet seat cover, and a shelf to shave my legs on in the ample shower would have been nice Some variation on breakfast would be nice tooI’ll stay here again

michele chinchilla

The girls at the desk were very friendly and helpful The hotel was beautiful, clean and spacious I love how they had an extra little room to get ready in, with a sink, huge mirror and also a long mirror hanging up

The pool was very clean, warm and beautiful The gym looked great too! The complimentary breakfast was the best I ever had So many different things to choose from Awesome waffle machine makers we got to make our own waffles our selves The only thing was the bright lights coming through at night from the lights out front of the hotel, I prefer it to be dark in the room but other than that everything else was amazing I will definitely be going back, I actually didn’t want to leave, wish I could of stayed longer

7. Hyatt Residence Club Sarasota, Siesta Key Beach (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This beachfront condo hotel is 3.9 miles from the Country Club of Sarasota and 6.2 miles from I-75.Upscale 2-bedroom condos come with private balconies or terraces, bespoke furniture, whirlpool tubs and rainfall showerheads. All have lounges with pull-out sofas, flat-screen TVs, Blu-ray players and iPod docks, plus kitchens with washer/dryers. Some have ocean views and/or Bose sound systems.A resort fee covers light breakfast, valet parking, gym access, and use of bikes and water-sports equipment. There’s an outdoor pool with a cafe and private cabanas. Other amenities include a spa, a fire pit and BBQ grills.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 6 min drive to Crescent Beach
  • Guests liked the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Evelyn Socorro

My favorite place in the beach The room is an apartment with everything we dreamed The kitchen is big and comfortable

The room service was excellent they provide everything I requested in a text message The location is beautiful The bartenders are super nice We go every year to spend my father and I birthdays to the Hyatt Residences at Siesta Key There is no other hotel like this one with such comfort, spaciosness in you apartment room

Anthony Rouse

My family just spent four days at this property Awesome place, very clean and the beach

WOW!While we were on site there was some unexpected emergency construction going on in the building and it was causing some noise issues Due to that Jon Dindo and Guisella Lopez had to deal with some not so pleasant issues We were very happy with the way in which they handled this very tough situation Due to their high level of service I know we will be back!This place is really a perfect ten!BTW – Shelly at the bar was one of the nicest people we have ever met and busted her butt every day

Camouflage Ranch

Had a wonderful time here Father’s day weekend The service was great, met by the Valet Parking and they took all our stuff to the room (Any thing you need you get from them

Ice, towels, ect)The room was huge 3 bedroom 3 bath on the 5th floor The showers were amazing with 2 heads on the walls and 4 heads in the ceiling Room had its own washer and drier, a big kitchen with a nice over to cook dinner (We cooked a nice prime rib ) dining room table that seated 6 The beach had the best sunsets, it has a game room on second floor with pool table and ping pong tableThe pool was nice and clean and on th e south side there are 2 gas grills to useDefinitely had a great Father’s day weekend to remember

8. Magnolia Pointe, BW Signature Collection (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set off Interstate 75, this relaxed hotel is 3 miles from Nathan Benderson Park, 4 miles from University Town Center outdoor mall and 12 miles from Siesta Key Beach.Streamlined rooms have Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers, as well as microwaves and minifridges. Suites feature kitchenettes, or whirlpool tubs and pull-out sofas.Amenities include a heated outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness room, plus a coin-operated laundry, and a terrace with BBQs. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 7 min drive to Big Cat Habitat Gulf Coast Sanctuary
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers


The place is cool Tastefully done And my girl and I always ,,❤ the bathroom jacuzzi

It’s a very good place relaxing wide varietyOf people Very cool Corner king suite Any floor Bravo Pamper yourself you’ll feel betterKid friendly Thanks Mag Staff Nice


I loved this hotel, the entire staff was really super nice and polite and I enjoyed talking and getting to know some of the staff, everyone was amazing, this was a month ago, the food was really good in the mornings, and my room was super clean Definitely going back to the same hotel next trip I wasn’t ready for my vacation to end

Went way to fast Glad I know which hotel to go to now for next vacation Lol

Mark Stern

Clean, new hotel I was reluctant to book here because of the reviews regarding noise Upon checking in, I asked for a quiet room, away from the elevators

I was given a room on the 4th floor next to the fire escape No complaints about the room That said, I could here every foot step taken in the ro above me at 5am, and the folks using the fire escape at 11:30pm Breakfast was typical hotel breakfast No bacon, but the waffle I had was great

9. Ameniti Bay Hotel

  • Address: 5985 Brookhill Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34232
  • Phone: (941) 500-9960
  • Ratings: 4.7 (175 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Ameniti Bay Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Relaxed hotel offering breakfast, a 24/7 gym & an outdoor pool, plus a patio with fire pits.

About this hotel

Less than a mile from Interstate 75, this informal hotel is within a 9-minute walk of casual eateries. It’s 2 miles from Big Cat Habitat and 12 miles from Siesta Beach.Streamlined rooms have flat-screen TVs, minifridges and microwaves. Upgraded rooms offer balconies. Suites feature sitting areas.Amenities include an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness room, and a furnished patio with fire pits and BBQs, plus a coin-operated laundry. Breakfast and Wi-Fi are available, as are parking and electric charging stations.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 7 min drive to Nathan Benderson Park
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “omelettes” 17 times
  • Guests liked the lobby
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Brooke Simpson

Pros: The property is beautiful and well maintained The property had an outdoor patio area with a grill, fire pit, and comfortable patio furniture The room was spacious, extremely clean, and had a super comfortable bed

The included breakfast is fantastic The staff were all friendly and accommodating The breakfast has your basic continental options but also has a station for fresh omelettes, sausage, scrambled eggs, waffles, etc The high quality of the breakfast is rare in hotels in this price range The lobby has a water station and all day coffee/tea, which is a nice added touchCons: If you put a do not disturb sign on your door for the morning, you don’t get housekeeping services unless you call the front desk and ask for it This was not made clear upon check-in and was only explained after I asked The location is about a 15 minute drive from downtown, and about a 30 minute drive from beachesso not terrible, but not super convenient The shower has a weird design and gets water all over the bathroom floor At least on the 3rd floor, there was a very odd smell in the hallway but wasn’t in the room

Susan Mellen

As usual, a most enjoyable winter getaway! I love everything about this place: the rooms, the pool area, the staff, the breakfast! Only thing I would suggest is that someone should monitor the pool as I noted 2 cars full of people that brought young kids in to swim for the day; obvious they were not hotel guests The other suggestion would be 1 chair on the balcony; balcony was nice but none of the room chairs would fit out the sliding door so there was no where to sit and read or relax Otherwise, my stay was awesome! Great place ( miss manager Rhonda though, she was great!)

Angela Clay

Decent hotel Clean, check in was fast They offer free breakfast daily

Homemade omelets, fresh fruit, juice, hot coffee, oatmeal etc etc very nice Reasonably priced Pretty close to everything downtown Sarasota Lots of choices for restaurants and shopping Close to University Town center Mall I would definitely stay here again

10. Kompose Hotel Sarasota

About this hotel

This trendy hotel on a tree-lined thoroughfare is less than a mile from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. It’s a 12-minute walk from The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and 2 miles from Sarasota Jungle Gardens.Featuring concrete walls and floor-to-ceiling windows, the industrial-chic rooms offer Wi-Fi, smart TVs and minifridges. Some have balconies; suites add separate living/dining rooms and kitchenettes.Amenities include an airy, plant-filled cafe and a recording studio, as well as an outdoor pool, a fitness center and a sauna. A breakfast buffet and secured parking are also available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Sarasota Classic Car Museum and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Chandelier” 11 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests liked the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Mark Howe

Brand new unique/boutique style Hotel Super cool vibe with very clean rooms Hotel staff was amazing during our stay

Special shout-out to the lovely- Autumn, who went above and beyond to make everything perfect for us It’s always nice to meet people like this who work in customer service and put on a smile to make the customer feel special Great hotel and an even better staff! Cheers!!!

El Arte de Cantar by Mayre Martinez

This place is a gem! The decoration is gorgeous, it feels renovated, refreshing and current Every person of the staff is generous and kind, they clearly enjoy their job The gym is stellar, and the pool and the jacuzzi excellent! Breakfast is delicious and with a variety of options

I 100% recommend this hotel and would definitely coming back

kira simring

This is fun hotel with a wonderful staff It has a youth hostel vibe but it’s great for families The beds are very comfortable and the decor is wonderfully playful

The one problem with the room is that space efficiency comes at the cost of privacy There’s a sliding door between the toilet and the shower so you can only close one at the time! The lobby has excellent snacks and a coffee bar

11. Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota Lakewood Ranch (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 75, this unpretentious all-suite hotel is a 5-minute walk from The Mall at University Town Center and 10 minutes’ walk from Nathan Benderson Park.The unassuming studios come with kitchenettes, pull-out sofas, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Suites add separate living rooms.Complimentary perks consist of parking, regular weekday evening receptions, and a hot breakfast buffet served in a casual dining area. Other amenities include an exercise room, an outdoor pool, a convenience store and coin-operated laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 14 min walk to Nathan Benderson Park
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “shopping malls” 26 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Joanne B

This hotel is awesome! In the middle of our stay so far and we feel its tops! Breakfast is amazing 👏 after seeing reviews saying it was not good, really like you didn’t like the fresh strawberries for your freshly made waffles The fresh biscuits & gravy and homemade quiche! Muffins, cereals and the toppings bar for the oatmeal & cereal 😋 👌 great coffee, tea and hot chocolate available all day All the employees have been incredible 👏 Will definitely stay here again

And the room by the way was spotless and roomy! Great job Homewood!

Nicholas Marcantonio (Nick)

Very nice and family friendly hotel My only complaint was that the shutters in the room don’t block enough light Outstanding breakfast and great evening socials on Wednesdays (should bring this back on all weekdays!)

I stayed for over two weeks and had a great timeBe aware this hotel is used by the nearby park for summer camps Lots of rowing kids LOTS And they show up in a giant flock and tend to eat everything in sight all while staring at their cell phones or each other’s cell phones and giggling Hard to get breakfast when they eat it all

Margaret Smith

Prosgood location, close to shopping and restaurant, plenty of parking service was good room had a nice decor, plenty of space

ConsBreakfast was a bust There was a large group of young adults that “took over” breakfast By the time I got there the food was picked over and mostly scraps by 8:00 am Appeared hotel staff had a tough time replenishing food Suggest hotel designate a meeting room and cater breakfast from there when booking large groups Too many people trying to serve themselves at the same time equaled chaosRoom 109 reeked of fried chicken grease from previous guests cooking in the room, the smell was baked in, recommend giving the room a good cleaning It did not smell fresh, clean or invitingLimited local TV channels

12. Tropical Beach Resorts (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This relaxed resort is a 3-minute walk from the nearest bus stop along Midnight Pass Road and an 8-minute walk from the long stretch of fine white sand that is Crescent Beach.Cozy, individually decorated accommodations range from studio apartments to 2-bedroom family suites, all of which come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, safes, iPod docking stations, sitting areas and fully furnished kitchens. Suites feature garden views. Some rooms add pool access, while some suites add jetted whirlpool tubs.There are 2 heated outdoor pools, plus a garden with shaded seating areas. Other amenities include 24-hour laundry facilities and a DVD library.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms and praised the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 7 min drive to Turtle Beach
  • Guests praised the professional service, which has a concierge
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “popcorn” 16 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the clean outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Christa Coulter-Scott

At first I was a little disappointed that the room looked bigger in the photos, but honestly we had plenty of room We booked the deluxe queen suite The kitchen had everything we needed

The only issue was that the knives weren’t super sharp, but that wasn’t a huge deal The staff here is incredibly sweet and helpful and the whole vibe was like a little community We met the nicest people here and our 5 year old had a blast The pool was great and they have some extra pool toys on hand The beach was amazing We were blown away at how clear and calm the water was We were able to use our lounge floats in the ocean during the dayThe private beach was a plus It gets a little expensive to rent the chairs and umbrellas, but there’s also room to bring your ownWe really have no major complaints about this stay at all We had a fantastic time and the staff was there whenever we needed anythingI highly recommend staying here, especially for families

User of Google Pixel 5

First time to Siesta Key and it won’t be our last Pleasantly surprised with our room Our room had recently had an update and it was beautifully appointed

While we ate dinners out, the kitchenette was great for breakfast and a quick, simple lunch Beds were comfortable Bathroom nicely done, like the thought of the alcoves in the shower for your shampoo, conditioner, etc Location and beach access could not have been better Staff at check in/out were so friendly Really could not have asked for a better stay

Kathy Hamill

I have lived in Florida all of my life and love to visit all of the beaches here This wasa wonderful place to get to the beach on Siesta Key A little crowded for a “private beach” but that’s Florida! Close to quite a few really good restaurants, rentals for bikes and kayaks and the beach

The staff was WONDERFUL!! The beach is beautiful Our unit was very clean, spacious and had everything we needed to make our stay nice Having a kitchen was a big plus for eat in meals! The pullout sofa was much more comfortable than I thought it would be Would definitely stay here again!

13. Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

With a distinctive Mediterranean exterior and lobby, this extended-stay hotel 3.6 miles’ drive off Interstate 75 is 2 miles’ drive from downtown Sarasota and 6.9 miles’ drive from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.Chic studio and 1-bedroom suites come with fully equipped kitchens, dining tables and free WiFi, plus flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels.Free hot breakfast is provided, as well as complimentary light dinner and drinks (Mon-Thurs). There’s a convenience store and a free grocery shopping service, plus a business center. Additional amenities include a fitness room, outdoor pool, putting green and 3 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 12 times
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 15 times

Feedback From Real Customers


Most staff is nice except for some I recommend you know some Spanish if you want to be able to talk to some of the housekeepers Considering the cost the room is relatively small and if you have more than 1 person in the room it can be pretty cramped

I would also say that breakfast should be served for a little longer because if you want to be able to actually get food you’re gonna have to wake up at around 8:30 am The location is probably the best part about this hotel is the location being at least 20-30 minutes to most top beaches in Sarasota


Great people, comfortable and clean room! Traveling for work is never fun but every person I was in contact with was top-notch and seamless They helped me book travel and paid attention to every detail in regards to state funded travel Thank you to Colette, Lynn, Linda, and Blanca

They were all so professional, helpful, and made booking easy Highly recommend staying here!

Solo Camping Adventure

I could give it 10 points, but:Breakfast could be more healthy Would like to have a fat free yogurt and more variety of fruitsAlso, cleaning service wasn’t every day only by request and I don’t understand why room service only after 5pm- very inconvenience

Air conditioner thermostat was set on 68f and you cannot go lower than 68f, but actual temperature in room was 74F I had to remove cover and use axillary button to make thermostat go to 60F

14. Hyatt Place Sarasota / Lakewood Ranch (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in an acclaimed, green residential and commercial community, this contemporary hotel is less than a mile from Interstate 75, 9 miles from the Sarasota Jungle Gardens and 15 miles from the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium.Featuring sitting areas with pull-out sofas, the modern rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Some have pool or courtyard views. Kids stay at no extra cost with an adult.Parking is complimentary. A convenience store and a coffee shop/cocktail bar are open 24/7. Other amenities include an outdoor heated pool and a 24-hour gym.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and liked the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 9 min drive to Nathan Benderson Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Ann Hardy

First let me tell you, that every single person that works here exceeded expectations! Super friendly and helpful Hospitality was very welcoming and more importantly, it was authentic Free breakfast was a huge bonus

The food served was good too I loved the location because it was close to everything that I needed to get to during my visit The only thing needs improvement, in opinion, is the bathroom There’s wasn’t a working exhaust fan to vent out all the steam from a shower Also, there wasn’t any air vents to allow the air conditioning into the bathroom I traveled with my two daughters So you can imagine how hot it would get in there after a shower That made getting cleaned up and ready to go very difficult Overall, my visit was great and I would recommend to friends

Tracie Munzi

This hotel is nothing short of perfection From the cleanliness, to the staff (hi Tim!) to the amenities, the bed that sleeps like a cloud, to the pool, sauna, cabanas, and the complimentary hot breakfast I have decided whenever I come to the west coast, this will be my hotel! Hyatt Place? Should be renamed Hyatt Palace! Until I see you again

Keep up the excellent work ♥️

Danielle Kidd

Updated and clean rooms Friendly interactions with the front desk staff Great location on University close to everything

Close to the interstate but no road noise could be heard in the room Only small complaint would be a king bed is not a true king Most likely a “super queen” but not a typical king width It was comfy though so still a good night 🙂

15. Aloft Sarasota (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 1401 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Phone: (941) 870-0900
  • Ratings: 4.3 (978 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Aloft Sarasota
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Streamlined rooms in a hip hotel featuring a bar & a gym, plus a rooftop outdoor pool.

About this hotel

Set in a polished building on a commercial street, this hip, contemporary hotel is 3 miles from Ed Smith Stadium and 11 miles from Historic Spanish Point museum.Streamlined rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, as well as designer toiletries. Upgraded rooms add pool and city views.A rooftop terrace features an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fire pit and city views. There’s also a 24-hour gym, plus a trendy bar with a snack menu and regular live music. Valet parking and breakfast are extra.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Bayfront Park and the Sarasota Opera House
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “Billiard table” 22 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the trendy bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Kira Shannon

Disappointed since we had other expectations based on the review prior to staying at AloftFirst of all, make sure to park on the street, Sarasota has free overnight parking and you can avoid the $18/night valet fee The valet that was there when we arrived on 2/13 gave very poor service, did not open the door for either of us or help with our bags and was very adamant about tipping which I found strange since it’s well known that you tip a valet (or anyone really) AFTER the service is done

Why would I tip you before I get my car back? Especially when he didn’t do anything that a typical valet would help with other than the bare minimum This didn’t bother me but I didn’t like how pushy he was for a tip He even told us it was his only day working that week to coerce us to tip him before the service and we literally saw him there a day laterThe front desk staff were great, and the gym was very good especially for a hotel These were our favorite partsOur room was unfortunately very dirty, I am going to try to attach some pictures to see This is how it looked when we arrived I hope that Aloft takes this feedback to improve and give other people better experiences

Aria Sam

The good: hotel staff was friendly, pool was nice, bathroom was nice, decor was modernThe bad: beds are very cheap, hard, and uncomfortable Sheets are worse than amazon basic sheets; they feel like paper

In the queen rooms, one bed is entirely in front of the ac, so you get blasted all night I literally had to wrap a towel around my head as a hat to keep it from freezingThe walls are super thin and you can hear everything Pool view rooms let in noise from the pool, which is open til 11pmPretty sure the hotel is haunted My faucet turned on and off multiple times throughout the night, stuff rattled in our bathroom, the chains to the blinds kept being pulled, and pillows flew off our bedThe area the hotel is in has nothing but a few excessively expensive shops At least 10 minutes to any beach aroundAnd parking is a mandatory valet system ($18/night), unless you’re only staying Saturday or Sunday night, in which case you can get away with parking on the street if you manage to snag one of the eight or so spots, 2 of which are handicap Parking there is 2 hour max 9am – 8pm, “unenforced on Sundays,” per hotel management

Irmarie Govind

*** LOVE! LOVE! LOVE this Aloft Hotel***Beautiful property in Sarasota The moment you walk in you’ll fall in love with this property The lobby is modern and has a great vibe

Love the music, the colors, the bar area, you name it! Rooms are clean, modern and spacious with great amenities such as complimentary in room bottled water (2 per day), free in room coffee, also free unlimited shampoo, conditioner and body wash The beds and pillows were super comfortable The pool and spa was amazing as well The location of the property is outstanding Walking distance to many restaurants and shops The only thing lacking in the room is having hooks to hang the towels There’s only one hook, which it was a bit frustrating Overall experience was tops and the staff was super friendly, courteous and professional Will definitely love to stay here again!

16. The Reserve Retreat

About this hotel

In a quaint home along Highway 41, this polished boutique hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from Sarasota Bay. It’s 3 miles from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.Homey, individually styled rooms provide Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers. Most offer kitchens with washing machines, and some feature fireplaces and/or living areas.A cozy restaurant has a terrace. Other amenities consist of a coffee shop, a wine bar and a bookstore. There are regular live music and cultural events. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 11 min walk to Art Center Sarasota
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “open mic” 16 times
  • Guests mentioned “cafés” 27 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the wine bar

Feedback From Real Customers

David Allen

After a disaster at a different restaurant we found this place via Open Table A+ Food was delicious

People were super nice Started with great apps as we were hungry Add some great rolls and butter with good stuff mixed in A nice healthy side salad Then chicken scampi…plus add the shrimp over angel hair…Yum and super hot Beer and Wine as a reminder We hear the have a great brunch daily…wondering how they do Bloody Mary’s? Mimosas as a substitute would be fine Worth the trip and looking forward to brunch

Jazzmine Dougherty

I made reservations to bring a family member for ladies brunch and it was a very unsettling experience We sat there a very long time before our drink or food order was taken We arrived around the time of a large party the waitress said and we were the very last order to be put in, causing our wait to be over an hour and a half

The waitress seemed agitated when we placed our order, huffing when we asked questions about the menu We did not even receive utensils until our meal was almost finished As we sat outside in their courtyard alone a pedestrian passed by screaming racial slurs to us calling us the “N” word I’m sorry but this is just unacceptable and we will not tolerate this type of environment It seemed he knew the area by the way he was wondering back and forth through the parking lot I would not recommend this location for people of color and note that this is not a welcoming area for all We did not feel safe or comfortable after this experience and will not return I work in the private jet charter industry with clients of all races and backgrounds, frequently flying them directly into the private Sarasota airport not far away So I’m no stranger to the hospitality service industry as a Corporate Flight Attendant No excuse for this type of service My clients often request for local unique restaurants to visit in this area After our experience, I cannot and WILL NOT refer The Reserve Retreat or bring my family here again

17. Home2 Suites by Hilton Sarasota I-75 Bee Ridge (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A mile from Bee Ridge Square shopping center, this informal all-suite hotel off Interstate 75 is 3 miles from the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, and 11 miles from Siesta Key Beach.Warmly furnished studios feature kitchenettes, sofabeds and flat-screen TVs, as well as Wi-Fi. Suites add separate living areas.Breakfast and parking are available. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a gym and guest laundry facilities, along with a meeting room.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the kitchenettes
  • 9 min drive to Big Cat Habitat Gulf Coast Sanctuary
  • Guests praised the friendly service

Feedback From Real Customers

Michael Clark

Live in Jupiter and had to spend one night in Sarasota for a friends late birthday party The hotel looks brand new, the next day we were shocked to learn it’s almost 3 years old Service was excellent, a whole non-smoking floor, room was clean and the sheets were soft as anything you have at home! A/C was cold, bathroom was super clean

The next day we had the pleasure speaking with Jodi at the desk? Former head of housekeeping now assistant general manager she is one of the biggest reasons the place maintains such high quality She truly cares Keep it up JODI

Rebecca Jackson

Excellent hotel and service! Highly recommend! Location was excellent off 75 but you would never know it because it was quiet and peaceful! The pool area, rooms and staff were amazing! Free hot or cold breakfasts were perfect! We always stay at Hiltons and this one was all that we expected and more! Thanks to the courteous, friendly and helpful staff! Usually stay closer to the beaches but this was a fast drive to beaches, right down Bee Ridge… It almost goes to the entrance of one side of Siesta Key Most of our day trips were to places off of Interstate 75 so the location was perfect!

Екатерина Мергес

It is a nice and clean hotel They have a heated pool, which is a plus if you have kids The gym isn’t that good

If you are a fitness person you would understand It looks very depressing and demotivating and it is small!!! Very small! The breakfast options aren’t great Everyone says is because of COVID but it is just an excuse The stuff was nice and responsive The location is convenient

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