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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 here recently with my daughter, who is looking at a local art college. Everything about this place appealed to the artist in her - from the digital art on the ceiling of the entry drive as we pulled up, to the aesthetically pleasing furnishings, finishes and art throughout the hotel and our room. There were some unique touches too - a sketchpad and colored pencils and ukelele in the room, a studio space with supplies in the lobby, and a little humor too (rock 'n roll rubber ducky in the bathroom). The room was comfortably appointed and quiet at night. We slept well. The common spaces are clean and bright and feel very modern. In room coffee was espresso style and a step up from the crappy coffee you usually get in room. There is a Starbucks within walking distance, though, as well as several charming restaurants and shops. The rooftop bar and pool are to die for! Clubby, fun and comfortable. There were mostly adults when we were there. Though children are probably welcome, this isn't the hotel I'd bring them to. It's great for teens and adults, though. The food at the bar was beautiful and yummy (I loved the crab cakes). The menu was displayed on a cube and served in a bento box (clever!). The staff was friendly and accommodating. We were utterly charmed by the place, and would welcome the opportunity to stay again. Well done, Marriott!

We usually stay at The Ritz when we visit Sarasota, but the reviews on TripAdvisor for this hotel were so good that I figured we would give it a try. It is a member of Marriott Hotel Family, so that was also a bonus for us. Our room was very much like a room at The Ritz, and the service was great! We loved the live entertainment in the lobby and the various art work from local artists that the hotel showcases. It’s a very hip and relaxed atmosphere, and we loved the pool on the rooftop. We enjoyed the DJ (Kelly Crawford)that was spinning on Sunday afternoon too! The food at the pool/rooftop was also very delicious. Extremely friendly and informative front desk staff, especially Rezzan,....what a professional, helpful and kind young gentleman! We were very impressed, and we will return!

This hotel was a great disappointment because while on the surface it looks so fantastic the reality is that they fail on the basics. The room has lots of overpriced items for sale but where are the bedroom slippers....not even available on request. The bed was comfortable but when they did the turndown service, curtains were left wide open....just the simple things. Bath wash was not replaced. Breakfast was a disaster. From taking our order it took 30 minutes for food to arrive. The excuse was that room service was busy so the kitchens were overloaded. Even a simple request for a toothpick was responded to by saying....sorry but we do not have them!!!!! How can any self respecting supposedly 5 star hotel react in this way. You should be ashamed.

The girls get together once a month and we chose the rooftop at Art Ovation tonite. What a beautiful rooftop bar with spectacular views. Great drinks and good food. Westin was our server and he made our nite. He was very attentive, friendly and made sure we had everything that we needed. A must go to place for a fun time. And ask for Westin!!!

Friends are in town for a wedding. Staying at the hotel which appears beautiful and the staff is very inviting. We were very hungry. Went up the rooftop bar. Ask for Westin to help you make your drink and food choices. It is a MUST!!! He is very well versed on all drinks and food. He is professional, resourceful and has a wonderful politeness about him. He is a great guy! We had to brag about him to his boss. We have to take care of the good ones. A naturally great guy! Thank you again Westin for a wonderful experience at the rooftop bar at the Art Ovation Hotel.

If you are looking for a very different hotel experience than you’re used to, look no further than the Art Ovation Hotel! It’s a hotel in the Marriott system but it’s far and away a better overal experience than anywhere else we’ve stayed! We’ve now stayed there a few times and had a lovely time filled with flawless customer service and friendly employee faces. Viviana, Alicia and Alyssa at the front desk, days and evenings, are warm and accommodating to guests. They strive to help each and every person in a personal way. Michael, the hotel van driver, is full of knowledge about the Sarasota area and and shares it enthusiastically with guests. He’s a joy to get to know and we appreciated his energy and upbeat personality. We had breakfast several mornings at the hotel restaurant during our stays and both Janaya and Hannah remembered and greeted us with big smiles each day. The welcoming feeling they created made us feel like VIPs. The hotel itself is centrally located in downtown Sarasota and guests can easily walk to the Main Street restaurants and stores within a few minutes. If you do require transportation, the hotel van is free for guests and they drive you to local restaurants, Armand Circle or many other destinations in the area. The rooftop pool and bar are fun to hang out at and you get a nice view of the area from up there. We look forward to returning to the Art Ovation the next time we’re in Sarasota!

I loved every minute at this hotel. The location was strategic, the service is perfect, the décor is inspiring, the food is delicious, the rooms are so comfortable. I really felt at home and was inspired by it's artistic environment. Rooftop is fun too. It is definitely the best hotel in Serasota :).

Beautiful hotel inside with fabulous art work. Unfortunately the lobby bar was slow, unfriendly not even acknowledging the clients waiting with at least a smile. We waited over 25 minutes to buy a $75 bottle of wine and then they were out of glasses! The bathrooms definitely need refreshing regularly, valet parking was as quick as a snail. You can tell they recently opened ( April I believe) and are still working out the quirks. I can’t blame the overload of the event as we spoke with several guests that had the same issues on different nights. We will come back to check out the roof top terrace, let’s hope our expectations are met. On a positive note, the show was great!

This is not your average Marriott property. It has a very open and bright lobby with an arts and crafts theme that is well executed in all areas of the hotel. People are friendly and helpful. The roof top bar is a lot of fun and attracts locals as well as travelers. Restaurant on the lobby level has really good food.

Beautiful hotel in a great location to enjoy downtown Sarasota. The room we had was very quiet and comfortable. Moulton Brown shower soaps and shampoo/conditioner. LOVE! Art everywhere in the halls. The hotel is super clean. Enjoyed the free us of loaner guitar and bikes.... well it is included in the $22.00 Rooftop pool area and bar is beautiful. Free shuttle to the beach and restaurants/shopping at Lido Beach. Not only that Michael packed us beach chairs, umbrella, towels and a cooler with water for our beach excursions. The service was impeccable. VERY comparable to what you would expect from the Ritz. The hotel pipes some kind of fragrance through the ducts that smells fantastic. I think it is green tea and something else. I would rate our stay in this hotel is exceptional and I think the staff deserves a lot of kudos, especially Michael who shuttled us back and forth quite a bit!

1255 North Palm Avenue Sarasota FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Central Sarasota within a short walk of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Sarasota Jungle Gardens. 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 St. Armands Circle and Mote Marine Aquarium.


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

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 106 reviews

Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection

1255 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34234