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Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection

4.0 out of 5.0

Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed at Art Ovation for one night in December. I chose this hotel because I love the Autograph Collection brand and the design of this brand-new hotel looked really appealing and cool. My expectations were exceeded in nearly every way, and I really enjoyed my stay here. The hotel charges a destination fee, as many hotels do, but this one includes valet parking, so if you are arriving by car just pull on up to the front door. I think it is convenient and if I have to pay a 22$ destination fee, at least it includes something that most hotels charge an additional cost for. They also operate a shuttle, which I was unable to use during my stay. Being a Platinum Elite member at check in Alicia upgraded us from a regular double-bed room to a city view room with a peekaboo bay view. There was a complimentary fruit tray in the room as well, which we appreciated so much after being on the road for several hours. As the hotel does not have a concierge lounge Platinum Elite members can opt to receive a 12$ f&b credit for guest +1 or reward points, in addition to the normal platinum gift of points or 10$ f&b credit for guest +1. At check in they can also mix you a welcome cocktail for you to enjoy while looking at the art gallery. The staff members at the check in desk shared some great insight on some of the art around us--thank you for everything! Our room was beautiful and clean. The ukulele and art book were as fun as I had hoped! The art book especially is something of a journal of past and future guests: everyone is encouraged to draw something! There is a different rubber duck in each bathroom too--ours was a KISS duck! The molton brown soaps are some of my favorites, the robes in each room are comfortable, and the little touches in the rooms are so stylish- like the tea and espresso cups, they're so cool! The beds were very comfortable and I didn't experience any disruptive sounds from other rooms or the hallway/elevator. Breakfast was great, the multi-colored potatoes were unusual and tasty! The rooftop pool area was lovely--the pool was heated, and towels are provided. The only thing to remember is the hours were 7AM-7PM, so no swimming in the evening. I hope they consider changing it in the summer months, when it stays light outside longer into the night because the pool is so inviting. One area the hotel definitely excels at is in the app and in-room tablet. I've never had a hotel reply so quickly to an in-app chat or request. The tablets in each room were useful to me with weather information and requesting things like extra blankets and slippers. I requested and received a 2PM late checkout. The hotel's gift shop is also worth a visit; there are lots of fun art-themed items. I was very excited when I heard about this new hotel, and I'm glad that I got the opportunity to stay here! I'll definitely want to return here if I'm ever back in Sarasota!

The only place to take your friends! Rooftop bar is beautiful w beautiful people greatdj and a view to make hearts melt. Bartenders are edgy and cool. Slick and hip dancing with mixed crowd. Dont miss this great spot it rivals new york lounges and vegas pool parties if you get a chance to visit during the film festival premier a private film you may seem some famous faces.

This hotel would be lovely if they did not let gangs of young lads to stay we stayed new years eve new years day check in was good and we got moved to a nicer room but when we got to it it had a dividing door which I requested not to have but after a long drive I couldn't be bothered how wrong could I have been a young gang of lads next door yep get its new years eve but till 5am in the morning shouting loud music coming in and out banging the doors had to call security 3 times then it all kicked off worse stay in a hotel so got asked to be moved nothing available but got moved the following day as they were staying another day why should I have been put out for there behaviour so when I went down the next day I request a courtesy night another time and they offered me points on my marriott card of 55,000pts and wanted to barter with me as he offered less at first but thinking back now the points they gave me does not give me a full night stay so still brassed off with the service if they would like to get in touch that would be great

We had a perfect weekend getaway then my husband hosted a meeting. The staff was amazing from the moment we arrived and were so helpful that we got the most of Sarasota! Rooftop pool and restaurant is beautiful! Highly recommend! Rezzi at the front I dont think he ever leaves!! So helpful!! Cheers! We will be back.

The hotel was busy but we enjoyed our checking in process. While at the rooftop pool bar we ordered a Stella and a IPA draft. Our bill came to $16.00. When I queried the bartender about the cocktail menu showing $6 for a “Stella” and $7 for a IPA, he informed us that was the price for “can beer”- and our drafts were more expensive! But that information is not shown anywhere! Shortly thereafter the bartender shouts that it is suddenly last call at 5pm. No notice beforehand anywhere. Very professional,cancelled our dinner plans there. Hope you like the other hotel guests as you will hear them often in your room. The rest of the hotel staff was wonderful.

Stayed New Years Eve and first time in an Art Ovation Hotel. The art concept is why we wanted to check it out and was interesting checking out the art throughout the hotel. Room was on the 7th (top) floor and we had no issues with noise even on New Years eve. Room furnishing was very nice and bed was comfy. Ligting in the room was not the best but looked stylish. Staff was very friendly and helpful from valet to front desk. We will return when in Sarasota.

Today we went to the Art Ovation hotel In Sarasota, because we wanted to visit the rooftop. Because of the fact that we came at a time when the staff was busy making up their inventory, we couldn’t be served immediately. So we decided to sit down and enjoy the view. And suddenly a nice good looking guy came in. He said in his original style, with soul: ‘ You guys, would you like to have a drink, some water or some coke ?’ We were immediately struck by his kindness. Well, we got some coke and some water with ice from this nice guy. He is named: ROSS. Well, we felt so well treated by beautiful American guy. One thing we know for sure we will never forget this hotel and the way we were treated by Ross. And of course we would like to stay in this hotel when we visit Sarasota again. Edward Chary

I want to move into this Hotel... we had such an exception experience. Everyone went out of their way to ensure this WONDERFUL experience. From the welcome Signature Drink, to the Room, the amenities, to Room Service, to the Ovation Restaurant, Shuttle Service ... if you asked about something, they made it happen...

Mold in the bathroom. No handheld shower. Cheap shampoo. We had a room with 2 queen beds. There is only one night table shared by the 2 beds. So, if you sleep on the outer side you have no reading light and no place to put your glasses or medicine. Only one hook for towels in the bathroom. Let me tell you about the coffee. You can get free coffee, but only until 9am. After 9am you have to go to the restaurant and ask for coffee. You then wait 5-15 minutes until they give you the coffee. I was told this procedure was ordered by the general manager. To top this off we found pot that the hotel didn't recycle anything. They free you free water bottles and throw the empty bottles to the garbage. Would have been really nice if they had water coolers to refill the bottlers. To sum it up, i would not recommend this hotel. Clean inn the surface dirty inside.

This is a great place, in a great location with great people working there. Too bad the builders werent that good. The walls are made of paper, and you can hear everything next door, as well as outside. Saturday night the partiers next door kept me awake until 2:30am, then the garbage trucks outside woke me at about 7am. They also had a event that reserved the inside bar area one evening; trouble was the rooftop bar was also closed that night so there was no where to go. I wont be staying here again.

1255 North Palm Avenue Sarasota FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub

Located in Central Sarasota within 2 miles (3 km) of Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as St. Armands Circle. This 162-room, 4-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free valet parking. Located centrally in Sarasota, it's also close to Lido Beach and Sarasota Jungle Gardens.


Enjoy a bite to eat at Overture, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a local cuisine breakfast is available for a fee.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 48-inch an LED TV with cable channels and Netflix. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a minibar, and a coffee maker.

Property features

Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection features a nightclub, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There's free valet parking and a free beach shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and 8 meeting rooms.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, City View (High Floor)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, City View (High Floor)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Queen Beds, City View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, City View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

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Total of 134 reviews

Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection

1255 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34234