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What travelers to Sarasota are saying

went to the lido beach also went to st. armond circle it was very nice. we ate at an italian restaurant, it was very good.
john g. Nov 6, 2015
Nice town. There for the boat show
Suzanne M. Apr 20, 2015
We love that city!
Darlene E. Nov 19, 2015


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Enjoy the spellbinding beaches of Sarasota, Florida

According to a local legend, Sarasota was once named Zara Zota, which is believed to mean “the Sahara by the blue waters.” This moniker is an apt description of the expanse of white sandy beaches washed by the warm azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Comprised of 99 percent pure crystal quartz, these spellbinding beaches are among the whitest on the planet.

This idyllic emerald coast setting has attracted adventurers and romantics since the late 19th century, including John Ringling who selected the area as the winter quarters for his traveling circus in 1911. Sarasota's historic buildings and modern edifices, such as the Wilson Building, have influenced architects around the world. This seaside community also has an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and comfortable accommodations.

Things to see and do

In keeping with its motto, Sarasota maintains a small-town atmosphere while providing a range of big city amenities.

Beaches and leisure activities

Guests of Sarasota hotels can relax on the beach, experience a variety of exciting water sports, and watch colorful sunsets. Popular events like the annual Classic Sand Sculpting Competition attract visitors from around the globe. Head offshore on a deep-sea fishing or dolphin-watching cruise. Golfers can hone their skills on one of more than 60 courses. Sarasota also serves as a spring training center for Major League Baseball. The sports complex hosts a variety of events, such as car shows and concerts. Entertainment venues like the historic Asolo Theater and Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall feature a variety of musical and theatrical productions. Designed by an architect who collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright, the Van Wezel includes a color scheme selected by Mr. Wright's widow.

Cultural attractions

Sarasota has some of the world's finest museum collections. The majestic estate constructed for circus owner John Ringling is now home to Cà d'Zan, his opulent Venetian Gothic 56-room mansion as well as the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and the Circus Museum. The art museum's collection displays the works of American, Asian and European masters. The Circus Museum chronicles the rich heritage of this live performance show. The collection of artifacts and trails of the 30-acre Spanish Point historic site encompass over 5,000 years in the region. Jungle Gardens features more than 10 acres of lush exotic plants from around the globe, including many rare and endangered species. The tanks of the Mote Aquarium are home to amazing sea creatures that inhabit the nearby waters, such as sharks, sea turtles and dolphins, along with a variety of tropical fish.

Special events

The food, music, dancing, arts and crafts, and entertainment of the contemporary Ringling International Arts Festival signal the advent of the local festival season. The epicurean Forks and Corks Festival features a delightful range of tasting events. A frequent backdrop for movies and television shows, Sarasota is the host city for a regional film festival each spring. The early fall Sarasota Chalk Festival highlights the talents of artists using this colorful medium. There are numerous other cultural festivals and celebrations held throughout the year.

Best time to visit

Sarasota has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. As a result, January through April is the peak season due to the area's most inviting weather. In addition to being the dry season, this period features temperatures in the mid-70s to low-80s. Evening lows average in the 50s. Late spring through summer is the off-season due to significant rainfall and high temperatures, which can reach the upper 90s. Summer afternoon storms are common. Temperatures and rainfall begin to moderate during the October to December “shoulder season.”

Travel information

Guests of Sarasota hotels can reach this charming destination by air or car. Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is located approximately five miles northwest of downtown, and is served by several major and commuter airlines. Visitors can easily reach Sarasota from Interstate 75, which is situated five miles to the east. The Tamiami Trail, or US 41, is a major north-to-south route through Sarasota, and provides easy access to all that “Paradise” has to offer.

Circus lovers, southern belles and beach lovers can all find enjoyment in this lovely city of the Sunshine State.

Recently booked Sarasota hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Aloft Sarasota 48 minutes ago 3 stars $189
Siesta Beach Resorts And Suites 6 hours ago 3 stars $147
Days Inn Sarasota - Siesta Key 18 hours ago 2 stars $122
Knights Inn Sarasota 1 day ago 2 stars $95
Hyatt Regency Sarasota 1 day ago 4 stars $313
Golden Host Resort 1 day ago 2 stars $73
Quality Inn Sarasota North 1 day ago 2 stars $102
La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota 2 days ago 3 stars $167
Lido Beach Resort 2 days ago 4 stars $298
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton 2 days ago 3 stars $160

Recently Rated Sarasota Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Hyatt Place Sarasota Bradenton Arpt
4.4 / 5
62 reviews
3 stars $221
4.3 / 5
19 reviews
3 stars $200
Quality Inn Sarasota North
3.2 / 5
73 reviews
2 stars $102
Siesta Beach Resorts And Suites
3.0 / 5
142 reviews
3 stars $147
Super 8 Sarasota/Bradenton Area
2.3 / 5
31 reviews
2 stars $89
3.8 / 5
114 reviews
3 stars $257
Golden Host Resort
2.7 / 5
39 reviews
2 stars $73
Ramada Sarasota
3.0 / 5
68 reviews
3 stars $103
Days Inn Sarasota - Siesta Key
3.3 / 5
52 reviews
2 stars $122
La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota
3.6 / 5
125 reviews
3 stars $167

Featured Sarasota Hotels

From $189

1 Aloft Sarasota

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

1401 Ringling Boulevard

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Celebrate your style at Aloft Sarasota, a hip new hotel where youll enjoy being blocks from the water and minutes from popular islands and beaches. We offer easy-breezy access to the John and Mable...

From $147

2 Siesta Beach Resorts And Suites

3 stars
3.0 / 5 142 reviews

5311 Ocean Blvd

Located just across from the Siesta Key Beach, Siesta Beach Resorts and Suites Sarasota provides an amazing value for travelers who want to experience Florida's white sand beaches without the...

Location location location
Location and value at the greatest beach on the west coast of FLA!
Jan 5, 2016
From $245

3 Hotel Indigo SARASOTA

3 stars
4.3 / 5 34 reviews

1223 Boulevard Of The Arts

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The Hotel Indigo Sarasota is a charming downtown hotel featuring bright, airy rooms decorated in Floridian style. Guests are ideally located near Sarasota's major attractions, and the area's famed...

Great stay
Really wonderful stay last New Years eve. We booked two rooms and asked for them to be together. The hotel staff upgraded one room to a suite to make sure we were on the same floor. Really great...
Nov 15, 2014
From $313

4 Hyatt Regency Sarasota

4 stars
4.2 / 5 63 reviews

1000 Blvd of the Arts

Every 4th night is free

The AAA Four Diamond-rated Hyatt Regency Sarasota features spacious rooms, and suites with relaxing and tasteful contemporary decor. Take a dip or spend the day sunning yourself in a comfortable...

Great 10 year anivercery
Staff was fabulous,,,! Place was great! Great location!,,enjoyed the incredible pool! And outdoor patio!
Oct 6, 2015
From $221

5 Hyatt Place Sarasota Bradenton Arpt

3 stars
4.4 / 5 62 reviews

950 University Pkwy

Park & Fly, includes breakfast and more

Conveniently located by the airport, the Hyatt Place Sarasota Bradenton Airport offers an excellent Sarasota location close to Siesta and Lido Key beaches, golf courses and major attractions. Hyatt...

Nice stay
The hotel was perfectly situated for us. We will stay there again the next time we are in town.
Jan 27, 2016
From $152

6 Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

3 stars
3.6 / 5 179 reviews

1540 Ben Franklin Drive

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The Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, formerly known as the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel in Sarasota, Florida, greets guests in an airy lobby with beautiful wood-carved ceilings, glistening marble...

Awesome Birthday Trip
Loved the Sandcastle!! Yes it is a little outdated. The rooms were clean, staff was great, and the beach is amazing! Had lots of fun at the pool bar. Jason, Chad, and Missy were great. The beach is...
Sep 30, 2015
From $189

7 Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton

3 stars
4.0 / 5 8 reviews

850 University Parkway

Rate includes breakfast

Centrally located, the Courtyard Sarasota Airport hotel is just off University Parkway near the entrance to SRQ. Business travelers and families alike will find our location spectacular and will...

“Good hotel, top notch staff”
Our room was spacious and comfortable room. The hotel had good space for a very large conference. Friendly and helpful staff.
May 11, 2015
From $200


3 stars
4.3 / 5 19 reviews

8009 15th St. East

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Holiday Inn® Sarasota Airport – New Luxury Sarasota Florida Hotel with Moderate Price. The new Holiday Inn® Sarasota Airport hotel, with the stunning six story atrium, glass elevators, waterfall...

Wonderful place
I checked into this hotel when another was beyond terrible. This hotel totally saved my trip to Sarasota. The lobby is stunning with awesome places to sit and hang out. The elevator has a water...
Jan 21, 2016
From $73

9 Golden Host Resort

2 stars
2.7 / 5 39 reviews

4675 N. Tamiami Trail

25% Winter Fun

Make your Florida vacation even more special when you stay the Golden Host Resort, Sarasota's "In-town resort.". Nestled among five acres of palm trees, hibiscus and native tropical...

nice place to stay
I used to live in Sarasota and when i saw the famous Biahi hut was there then i told my Cuz this is the place we are going to stay. had a great time visiting family and friends and would stay at...
Dec 16, 2015
From $160

10 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton

3 stars
3.6 / 5 17 reviews

1020 University Parkway

At our newly renovated SpringHill Suites by Marriott, youll discover a hotel experience infused with space and style. Inspired surroundings allow you to escape from routine and still achieve just...

visit friends
Arrived late at night. Printed boarding passes. Left early in the morning. Visited friends came back and went to bed. Got up 2:30 AM and got a ride to the airport for a 6:00 AM flight to go home.
Oct 10, 2015
From $298

11 Lido Beach Resort

4 stars
3.9 / 5 41 reviews

700 Ben Franklin Drive

The Lido Beach Resort is a beachfront hotel on one of Sarasota's most popular beaches. With its own private strip of pristine white sandy beach -- complete with Tiki bar and cabana rental --the...

Nice Labor Day Vacation
The hotel met all expectations, was very pet friendly and the tiki bar staff was great
Sep 23, 2015
From $245

12 Residence Inn by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

1040 University Parkway

Once you fly to Sarasota, Florida, you won't have far to go to begin your stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton Sarasota, located across the street from the Sarasota Bradenton...

Wonderful Spring Break!
This hotel did a very good job. The pool was amazing and the free breakfast in the morning was a definite plus! We did not realize how far this hotel was from Siesta Key which is where we wanted to...
Feb 11, 2015
From $116

13 Sleep Inn Sarasota

2 stars
3.5 / 5 50 reviews

900 University Pkwy.

The property is adjacent to the airport. We are located in a quiet, park setting. Our friendly staff, always ready to assist you. Free deluxe continental breakfast which includes fresh baked...

Good hotel for business
Great hotel for my business stays, except for staying on the first floor is a little noisy. But awesome value for what you get. I have stayed here previously and I will definitely stay here again!
Nov 23, 2015
From $257


3 stars
3.8 / 5 114 reviews

233 Ben Franklin Drive

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The 3-star Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH is situated on the beaches of Lido Key, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Guests relax at the outdoor heated pool or enjoy some time on the...

The bar and restaurants were closed and there was constant drilling pounding andnoise for the whole
The restaurant was closed the tiki bar was closed there was constant drilling pounding in noise and construction going on
Dec 16, 2015
From $167

15 La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota

3 stars
3.6 / 5 125 reviews

1803 North Tamiami Trail

La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota offers friendly 3-star accommodations close to downtown Sarasota, Florida. The hotel overlooks the bay and Long Boat Key and a short drive to the area's fabulous...

Thanksgiving Week
If you're looking to save money & need just a basic place then this is the place.
Dec 1, 2015
From $168

16 Holiday Inn Express & Suites BRADENTON WEST

3 stars
3.9 / 5 39 reviews

4450 47th Street West

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The Holiday Inn Express Bradenton West is a 3-star hotel located a short drive north of Sarasota, Florida. Guests enjoy a location convenient to area attractions including Longboat Key and...

We've stayed in plenty of Holiday Inn Express hotels around the world, and this was definitely the worst. We paid to upgrade to a suite - mistake! The 'sleeper sofa' was a single bed with a filthy...
Dec 30, 2015
From $249

17 Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area

3 stars
4.6 / 5 10 reviews

8305 Tourist Center Drive

Includes Breakfast and Dinner for two

One of the most refreshing hotels in Sarasota, FL, the Courtyard by Marriott® Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area brings greater flexibility and choices for guests. Located a quick walk to...

From $190

18 Holiday Inn Express & Suites SARASOTA EAST - I-75

3 stars
4.1 / 5 41 reviews

5730 Gantt Road

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The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sarasota I-75 is conveniently located a short drive from the worlds #1 ranked beach, Siesta Key and easily accessible from I-75 exit 205 & the Sarasota-Bradenton...

AC Trouble
AC unit was banging and staff did not move me to another room or offer any consideration.
Apr 30, 2015
From $94

19 Days Inn Sarasota

2 stars
2.8 / 5 29 reviews

5000 N. Tamiami Trail

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The Comfort Inn Sarasota is a 2-star hotel located minutes from the airport and within walking distance of the popular Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota's Classic Car Museum and the University of...

Good facilities and very good breackfast for a hotel well located in Sarasota city.
Jul 27, 2015
From $152

20 Ramada Venice Hotel Venezia

3 stars
4.1 / 5 31 reviews

425 US 41 Bypass N

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Welcome to Ramada Venice Hotel Venezia, located minutes from award winning white sandy beaches on the gulf coast of Florida, and the best golf courses in the state. Rest and relax in well-appointed...

Good from outside, issues within
While room was clean and everyone helpful, we have some issues. Pro: Newly renovated, clean, great pool and hot tub, comfortable beds, friendly staff, pool side eats Cons: Door opens to outside,...
Nov 29, 2015