pet friendly hotels in Sarasota, FL

1. 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  • Guests mentioned the rooms are outdated and small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

2. Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota-Bradenton Airport (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 1-mile drive from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and 2 miles’ drive from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, this modern airport hotel is also 5 miles’ drive from Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.Rooms feature flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, microwaves, minifridges and free WiFi, as well as chic decor and custom-designed beds. Suites add separate living areas and pull-out sofas.In addition to the cooked-to-order breakfast (fee) and on-site American restaurant, there’s a lounge and a 24/7 pantry. There’s also an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Other perks include a free area shuttle and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Some guests complained about the beds
  • Some guests complained about the unclean bathrooms
  • Guests praised the on-site restaurant, which has a dinner buffet
  • Guests liked the lobby, mentioned 24 times in reviews
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

E’ala Burgess

I love that as a Hilton honors member we get a $10 credit per person for breakfast, it’s the reason why I always book garden inn Breakfast was yummy and our server was absolutely wonderful, very friendly However I was a little surprised that they do not have any fresh fruit for the pancakes or French toast

The night time gentlemen at the check in desk was very kind and even helped to store some pies for us in the restaurant fridge until checkout Which meant so much to us, because they were for my mom, and I wouldn’t have been able to do that without him! All in all, the service here is fantastic and the employees really match the Hilton way by giving great service to their guests The pool is also a decent size, and gets lots of sunshine so it’s nice to lay out And it’s nice that they have brochures with all the things to do in the areaThe rooms however are a different story The beds are extremely uncomfortable, hard and old The room has a very clear musty odor as soon as you open the door (probably from the very old carpets and curtains getting stuff spilled on them over the years) There are no fans in the bathroom so pray nobody needs to go number two during your trip And the pillows under the cover are completely yellow The hotel needs a serious renovation, especially being in such an upscale town like Sarasota Being an airport hotel is not an exception, especially when there’s another newer Hilton in the same parking lot

Theresa Hoban

The hotel is very spacious with nice modern decor The restaurant and bar had good food and drinks but only to go because they have no servers The pool is large and great for families

The staff were very nice and customer service oriented They have some cleaning and repair issues The grout in bathroom was moldy, stain in bathtub, wallpaper peeling and stained, carpet had dark spot needing cleaning Shower curtain is loose from wall Furniture needs touch up where it’s scratched up They made error on final bill that I caught when I was home They corrected it and got the $10 refunded

Ana Lopez

Booked this place because it is pet friendly and my family and I were traveling with my small dog Our stay was OK, nothing extraordinary but we did not book any extraordinary rooms I like that they do have a pool available

Only thing that we did not like is the welcome We booked online 2 rooms and when we arrived for check in, the guy only gave us one key We then realized that we booked for 2 rooms, went back and asked He said that since we didn’t say anything he didn’t know But don’t these people have a computer screen in front of them with all information? Like we were already charged for both rooms, but if we don’t say anything we don’t get both keys? Also, he didn’t ask Very sarcastic tone was given For a one night stay its fine but will look for something else if its for longer

3. Lantern Inn & Suites (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 2.6 miles from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, this straightforward all-suite hotel is 2.6 miles from the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art and 7.8 miles from shopping and dining at St. Armands Circle.Informal suites offer coffeemakers, cable TV and free Wi-Fi.There’s a heated outdoor pool with lounge chairs, plus free parking and laundry facilities (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the showers
  • 5 min drive to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked “Tiki bar”, mentioned 47 times in reviews
  • Some guests complained about the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Cheyenne Luyao

From the moment you walk in you’re greeted by the two most wonderful young ladies with smiles that make you feel instantly welcomed!!! Our room was clean, very modern and overall very nice The pool was amazing and refreshing, the tiki bar was a blast with the most absolute best bar tender Denise, once she takes your first drink order she remembers your name and makes sure you are always taken care of, making everyone feel as if they come first Top notch service here from the office all the way through!!! This is by far one of the best hotels we’ve stayed at and I will definitely be going back as well as highly recommending!!!! Thanks so much for welcoming our family and making us all feel right at home!!!!!


My room was recently remodeled, sparkling cleanedThe hotel is very well maintained, security cameras everywhere and the laundry and pool accessible only for guestsExcellent customer service

This hotel worth every dollar spent

Joe Klapperich

This place was absolutely AMAZING Older? sure

undergoing renovations? Absolutely The room was spacious, updated, pristine and wonderful Check in was effortless Tiki bar was VERY nice, bar tender was friendly and prices were more than reasonableONLY ISSUE – this is a VERY INEXPENSIVE place where you are getting MORE than double your money as an experience HOWEVER – this ALSO means that the “Riff Raff” chooses tom stay there Persons can be friendly, or rude We found 80% friendly, the other 20% wanted to ENSURE that everyone know they were there, they were visible, and that they didn’t care what ANYONE else thoughtManagement did the best they could, but in the end – not a whole lot they could doWould we stay again? 100% yes! Will be our “go to” next time

4. Hotel Indigo Sarasota, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 7-minute walk from the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, this stylish hotel with tropical-inspired decor is 2 miles from Sarasota Jungle Gardens and 8 miles from Siesta Key Beach.Casual rooms with colorful accents include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, desks and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add minifridges. Suites have living areas with pull-out sofas. Room service is available.Parking is complimentary. There’s a simple bistro and a lobby bar, plus a 24/7 snack shop. A patio with a fountain offers hot and cold wading pools. Additional amenities include a gym, bike rentals, 2 meeting rooms and a 24-hour business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms and the showers
  • Walking distance to Art Center Sarasota and the Sarasota Opera House
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 11 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Zack Dunn

Stayed here for a week for work travel The front staff members were cordial and professional and it was refreshing to see workers that actually wanted to work Breakfast was surprisingly good and reasonably priced

We really enjoyed our waitress Kia who kept her composure even with a full dinning room Rooms are adequate and beds were comfortable My pregnant wife really appreciated the complimentary sweets they left out at night and free water Will stay here again for future business travel

Diane Batista

My husband and I are celebrating our wedding anniversary – just a short stay-cation Found this place online – it’s wonderful! The staff are friendly and accommodating, the room is quite large and immaculately clean, the bathroom and shower are huge, and the room is beautifully decorated and updated I am very impressed with Hotel Indigo and would highly recommend it

5. 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

6. The Sarasota Modern, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set along a tree-lined street, this fashionable boutique hotel in a modern low-rise building is less than a mile from Highway 41 and a mile from both Bayfront Park and Marina, and the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.The stylish, minimalist rooms, some with furnished balconies, offer Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minibars. Suites add separate living areas; some have outdoor claw-foot tubs and/or kitchenettes.A local area shuttle is complimentary. Other amenities include a chic restaurant, a juice bar and a cafe, plus an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a gym. Parking and meeting space are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms, which have minibars
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to Art Center Sarasota and the Sarasota Opera House
  • Guests mentioned balconies 14 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

WesBria Garrett

My wife and I stayed here on a work trip and it was perfect! Our business price of $170/night for this hotel was unbeatable for the Sarasota area Beautiful, elegant modern style and very good use of space with the pool area For a smaller hotel they made perfect use of space to make it feel grand

The room was very clean and had a very comfortable bed The balcony overlooking the pool was great I loved that the pool had so many waterfalls which help drown out noise from any other guests and makes the atmosphere very romantic and relaxing

Alaina Ploski

We stayed at the Sarasota Modern for a quick weekend trip this February The room was clean and nice, and the hotel is unique in its decor and style It was also quiet, which I liked

The pool area was beautiful, and the bartender, Erica, is extremely talented and customer-service oriented It would be great if they had some hours of the pool that were kid-free so that adults could relax more peacefully Valet is expensive per night, and parking around the hotel outside is difficult, so you feel kind of forced into it We used valet one night, but they ended up charging us for 3 When we called to correct it, they did reverse the charges, so I was grateful they did the right thing Front desk staff was mostly friendly, but we did encounter a couple of less-friendly encounters (ie, being asked “are you staying with us?” as we were walking in to the lobby, and a representative telling my husband to grab sunscreen from a case that was locked) Otherwise, we did enjoy our stay and would go back again if ever in Sarasota

Anne L. Weintraub

Hotel is aesthetically pleasing Check-in, front desk, engineering, pool bar and bartender were excellent However, valet is the first impression and should smile and be welcoming

The menus could be more exciting-lunch and dinner were almost identical Be prepared for no room service in advance Nice perks of complimentary breakfast, and a drink for Marriott Bonvoy (certain levels) While I liked engineering, I didn’t like damp sheets in the room However, I did appreciate them resolving the issue because housekeeping was gone for the day I am intentionally being detailed because this property can easily improve from 3 stars with the right talent and care

7. Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton Airport (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is 1.2 miles from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and 6 miles from Lido Beach.The contemporary rooms offer free WiFi, desks, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas, whirlpool tubs and microwaves.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an outdoor courtyard. The on-site American restaurant serves breakfast, dinner and all-day drinks, including Starbucks coffee. There’s also a business center with workstations and printers, and a meeting room. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub and an exercise room, plus free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Sarasota Classic Car Museum and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the clean rooms but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests mentioned “Bistro” 16 times
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

The Right Honorable Daniel Berulis

Staff is amazing The night crew in particular They went well out of their way to help accommodate an error in booking and made sure I felt valued and important as Marriott customer

Whoever runs this location must truly pick out the best of the best for employees and the whole place was immaculately clean Even the cleaning staff were overly polite and courteous , they held the elevator for me and then insisted that I take it and they would wait, as well as opening doors for me everywhere I went This was an amazing experience and should be a five-star hotel

Alize Shrue

My stay at the courtyard was a work trip The staff was mostly friendly except the restaurant/bartender she seemed annoyed with her job The room was clean, basic amenities and basic television , maybe 20 channels

Also there were spiders and ants present and I did get bit a couple times ! The housekeepers were nice It’s in a good location to get to the beach abs other things

Jose Meraz

My Stay was excellent I was visiting Sarasota for a vacation and I have to say that it was a beautiful hotel, pool was great, and let me tell you the jacuzzi was great as well I read some comments on here about not having enough towels but that is not true they do have enough towels and staff was really friendly too

I am from California so the temperature of the room was great I also would love to stay again at this hotel in the future because I really loved Sarasota

8. Residence Inn by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across the road from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, this casual all-suite hotel is a mile from The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and 2 miles from the Sarasota Jungle Gardens.Straightforward suites offer free Wi-Fi, iPod docks and flat-screens, as well as kitchens, desks and sitting areas with sofabeds. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites add separate living areas; some feature fireplaces.A breakfast buffet, an evening social, parking and an airport shuttle are complimentary. There’s also an outdoor pool, a gym and a sports court, plus a business center, a BBQ area and a coin-operated laundry.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • Walking distance to the Sarasota Classic Car Museum and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests liked the restaurant

Feedback From Real Customers

Steve W

Stayed in a two bedroom suite during peak spring break season

the rooms were spotless and clean, the service was good The sofa vinyl was peeling, but not a big deal We heard talking and running about on all sides, the dishwasher is about as loud a train engine, and the breakfast was worth avoiding The pool has what looks like a water jet, but it was suctioning water in and I found that out just a little late after brushing against it with an immediate bruise to show for it I was told there was a tennis court, but it is only an activities court I expected a lot more for the price, but the location was good so maybe that’s why it cost plenty

Dianne Mowat

Came with my Dragon Boat club for the World Club Crews in July 2022 Cannot overstate how incredible the staff were…always so accommodating to our teams The facility was just perfect for us! Being able to make meals, use the barbecue, gym, pool and outdoor space to stretch kept us race ready! Oh yes our club came away with 12 gold medals! 😊

Radwa Mohamed

They canceled our reservation on their own that we paid for in full through Priceline We called the day of the check in and explained to them that our flight is canceled due to weather condition and we will have to drive to Florida They said no problem, get here whenever you want

We get there the day after our check in time to be told that the hotel made a mistake and canceled our reservation because we did a no show The two ladies at the front desk from midnight and morning shifts were nice and tried to accommodate us but the morning manager was extremely unprofessional, rude, and wasn’t trying to do anything to fix the situation which she admitted it’s their fault We were refunded by Priceline, but the whole situation was inconvenient and stressful to have to find another hotel last minute Luckily we found another hotel where they appreciate their clients business and have more professionalism Never going to this hotel again!

9. 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

10. 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!

11. 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

12. Holiday Inn Sarasota-Airport, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is across the street from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and a 10-minute drive from downtown Sarasota.The straightforward rooms feature desks, flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, minifridges and coffeemakers, plus high-pressure showerheads in the bathrooms. There’s also free WiFi, while kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Suites add separate living spaces with sofa beds, kitchenettes and dining tables.Amenities include an on-site sports bar and grill (where kids 12 and under eat free), an indoor pool with a sauna and steam room, fitness and business centers and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • 7 min drive to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned saunas 30 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa
  • Guests praised the sports bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Terno Auto

Stay was great! Service was great! Friendly staff was great! Clean rooms! The Manager David was a star Great customer service very attentive and quick to help with whatever you need Location is not far from main attractions and low traffic so big plus there

We enjoyed our stay and will be back at this hotel next time we are in Sarasota


Edit to add: David Alexander the GM may want to stop making slanderous remarks This is my account – I posted my honest review!!! You and your employees have HORRIBLE customer service!! Once again

video will show there was no disruption at your hotel but will show your crazy behavior!! Stop being a bully!!! The owners of this property should be ashamed to have you as the GM!! You are showing your true colors by your slanderous responses to my review!! This is my account!! No one has made any false accounts Your accusations of such are disgusting!!Nothing about my review is false You have horrible customer service I don’t need to complete a stay at your hotel for me to write a review on my personal experience I was not disruptive and there is video proof of that You threatened to have me removed but I calmly left your hotel with no issues Your staff is poorly trained in customer service The GM David Alexander was very unprofessional in his dealings with me I have every right to post my honest opinion on my experience with the staff at this hotel If you don’t like what I have to write then you should have treated me with more respect!! If other people have posted bad reviews that has nothing to do with me This is my review and I stand by it!!

Joel Appel

I can no longer, in good conscience, continue to recommend this hotel Their customer relations are non-existent and the General Manager makes false accusations I would tell you that there are several nearby hotels with comparable or perhaps even lower rates

I myself suggest trying the Hilton Garden Inn by the Sarasota Airport They have excellent customer support and will go out of their way to accommodate you Additionally, this Hilton gets 5 stars for cleanliness

13. SureStay Hotel By Best Western Sarasota Lido Beach (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set along Highway 41, this unpretentious hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from the Sarasota Classic Car Museum, a 6-minute walk from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and 11 miles from Siesta Key Beach.The informal rooms feature Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and microwaves, as well as minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add sofas.Amenities include an outdoor pool and a coin-operated laundry. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Walking distance to the Sarasota Classic Car Museum and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • Guests praised the friendly service

Feedback From Real Customers

Chancellor Van Sciver

The SureStay is not a 5 star hotel, nor does it claim to be What it is is a very reasonable place to stayThe rooms and the bathrooms were clean when we arrived, and they were cleaned well every day

The beds are comfortable, and the showers had good pressure, although the hot water didn’t get too hot

Pankaj Upadhyay

I don’t know why there are some bad reviews We stayed there for one night last month and for 3 nights around 7 months ago and both of the time, it met our expectations Bed was cozy, water bottles were complimentary and coffee was not bad

This hotel recently got transitioned to a new ownership and the new owner was very polite and humble person and considered all their guest’s special requests I wish him luck for a good business I along with my family will always consider this hotel whenever we are in town We love Sarasota and Siesta key beaches! Thank you!

Nichole Oxendine

We were originally booked at the Holiday Inn Sarasota Ap, however it was the middle of the night when we needed to check in and we were staying about week I booked through Expedia and because itv was the middle of the night the dates were not allowing us to check in immediately I called Expedia and They were able to get us in here

I am actually glad we ended up switching hotels this one is cleaner, the rooms are huge, the rooms are super clean and the hotel desk ppl are very accommodating We didn’t swim but the pool is super clean as well There were lots of other families swimming The GriggsGrounds are very clean no ppl hanging out in the parking lot It’s a great place in my opinion

14. Embassy Suites by Hilton Sarasota

About this hotel

Along Highway 41 and facing Sarasota Bay, this polished all-suite hotel is 3 miles from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and 4 miles from Lido Key Beach.Warm suites provide complimentary Wi-Fi and HDTVs, plus minifridges, coffeemakers and microwaves. All have living areas with sofabeds; upgraded suites add bay views. Room service is offered.Freebies include breakfast, evening receptions, and beach and airport shuttles. An airy restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooks the bay. An outdoor pool and a poolside bar feature city views. There’s a gym. Event space includes a ballroom. Valet parking and bike rentals are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Walking distance to the Sarasota Opera House and Art Center Sarasota
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “omelettes” 26 times
  • Guests praised the bay views
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Lydia Lewis

My mom and I had an AMAZING stay!It was super cleanVery nicely decoratedBeautiful rooms (and ours wasn’t even one of the nicest ones they had to offer)

Amenities were greatAnd the staff was the best part!The valet for that evening was extremely helpfulRegine at the front desk was amazing and made us feel so unbelievably welcomedBar tenders were awesome!And Mark B was incredibly kind and attentive as our breakfast serverAll of these individuals made our stay even better than expected!Just shows they have a great team to go with their gorgeous hotel!Definitely recommend it!

Anonymous J

This was an amazing weekend stay-cation The location was great and the hotel cleanliness was superb Now on to the room and amenities

The size of the room was fantastic with a great view of the marina and city The pool area was very relaxing with sort of a infinity type feeling The pool being heated wasn’t bad at all either I’m a jacuzzi kind of guy but I mean it’s Florida so good luck thereThe staff was very accommodating especially at the restaurant I must say this is by far one of my favorite Hilton hotels and trust me I’ve stayed at a lot

eric bastian

Excellent customer service throughoutBeautiful views from the bar/restaurant and pool area Lovely beds, super comfortable

Shout out to the young lady, Alejandra, who works in the restaurant areaSo very personable and attentive Should be at the Front Desk, rather than waiting tablesJust my opinion She really was a super representative of Hilton standardsGreat stay, and excellent food !!

15. Home2 Suites by Hilton Sarasota Bradenton Airport (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A mile from Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport, this casual airport hotel is a 17-minute walk from both Mable’s Rose Garden with sculptures and scenic walking paths, and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art set in a pink Renaissance-style palace.Featuring modern decor, the warm rooms offer free Wi-Fi and HDTVs, plus sofabeds and coffeemakers. All come with kitchenettes. Suites add separate living/dining areas.Free perks include breakfast, parking and a local shuttle service. Other amenities include a a gym and a 24/7 snack store, plus a business center. Pets are welcome.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • 3 min drive to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 12 times
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 11 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Angela E

The staff is amazing, professional, and has a great sense of humor I really enjoyed my stay The room was extremely clean

All my request were addressed quickly The breakfast set up was awesome with ready to go packaged breakfast biscuits, cereal, waffle machines, fruit, and etc Rick and Tyler made my family’s stay even more special with great customer service You will love this location The pool is clean and inviting I give this location a 5 star I would give more if I could

Nik Digilio

Really nice hotel Being next to the airport I thought I would hear planes taking off frequently However, in my 2 nights I stayed there I only heard 1 plane take off near the hotel and it was in the morning

They had a dishwasher, microwave, full size fridge and dishes They also had a grill by the pool Great option for families It was fairly new and very clean I would recommend this hotel for anyone

Debbie Jones

I love hotels with grills! This one didn’t disappoint If you have a vehicle this is a great place! Without a vehicle it’s a little remote but there is a restaurant and bar in the sister property behind The room was very clean and comfortable

The bed was comfortable as well The grill and grill set were well kept and helped me make some delicious “home” cooked meals The staff was super ni e and helpful as well I would definitely stay here again!

16. 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

17. Holiday Inn Sarasota-Lido [email protected] Beach, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across a causeway from Sarasota, this modern resort hotel is on Lido Key’s white-sand beach, a 6-minute walk from St. Armands Circle shopping, 1.7 miles from the Mote Marine aquarium and 6.3 miles from the Ringling Museum of Art.Modern rooms have balconies, work desks, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi; suites have separate living areas and whirlpool tubs. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult.A casual rooftop seafood restaurant serves breakfast and dinner; kids under 12 eat free. There’s also a lobby lounge and room service 7am-9pm. Amenities include an outdoor pool, fitness center, business center and laundry machines; parking is free.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Lido Key Beach and Lido Key
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are small and unclean
  • Some guests complained about the unclean bathrooms and the showers
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “the sunset” 18 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Jennifer Collins, Realtor

I was impressed with the location as I was able to walk to the beach in 2-3 minutes, and I was 4 minutes from St Armand’s circle! Our family was able to walk anywhere we wanted and shop till we dropped!Breakfast is not included in the price of the room but is available until 11:00 The buffet option is $20 per person or you may order from the menu The view of the ocean is the perfect morning refreshment!As for problem solving, the hotel was more than accommodating and responsive

I was especially impressed with the young lady at the front desk with her positive attitude and demeanor The only recommendation I might say to the owner is to update the mattresses There are some super affordable comfortable mattresses these days that come rolled up in a box and ship easily Other than that, I had a very nice stay!

Kerry Petz

The front desk staff were always welcoming and helpful The views speak for themselves, even when there are 30 mile an hour winds and a bit a chill in the air Primary areas of the hotel are clean and nice

Our room was on the parking lot side and guessing not the renovated side Our bathroom shower head was low, my son and I had to bend sideways to wash our hair being we are over 5’8 The tub liner was floating off the original tub and drainage was slow We called about the drain and if maintenance came it did not resolve the issue I write this so future guests have an accurate description of the rooms you could be given It was a perfect location to travel the area from, but as other guests have mentioned time for some upgrades and tlc for a property that could be even more amazing

Urban Traveler

Dated That’s the one word I would use to describe this propertyBathroom gave me the creeps and you needed courage to venture in there, there were stains on the carpet, AC equipment was way too noisy, not enough elevators for the quantity of rooms by floor, swimming pool always crowded

This hotel must have been top notch in the 90’s but clearly not nowadaysHowever, every cloud has a silver lining they say and staff did their best to patch everything upLocation is unbeatable with public beach that is gorgeous right in front of the hotel however when I put into the equation the price paid I believe I am not break evenGuess I will not come back unfortunately

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