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Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We only stayed one night but I wish it was more. From check in to check out the experience was excellent. Valet parking on arrival included in your resort fee. Staff are excellent, special shout out for Mike who gave us loads of information (and had a good conversation about all sorts whilst there) and John who gave us ride to beach (his impressions are hilarious). Hotel is spacious and modern. Taken to our room with welcome drink. Shown all the facilities. Rooms are beautiful. Coffee machine, safe and fridge in room. Tv with Netflix if required. iPad with radio stations on etc. Molten brown toiletries. Hotel offers shuttle within 3 mile radius there and back. Asked for late check out and this was not a problem so the next morning we took the shuttle to the beach and then they even provide you with beach chairs, towels and cool box full of bottled water. Amazing service. Booked a time to be picked up back to hotel. Can’t praise enough. Would definitely stay here again without hesitation.

I live on the road for work and stay in hotels every week, I even took a screen shot to show how many nights I have stayed in just Marriott properties this year! This hotel is the best hotel I have ever stayed in and the staff treat you like you are part owners! I had a young lady from Maine check me in who was outstanding! Stephanie who also works at the front desk is the most accommodating person I have ever met at a hotel! They have a rooftop bar that is so awesome! I went up to have a drink and I am talking to the bartender, through conversation I told her I was in the industry and with Nautical Gin. The next thing you know a gentlemen came up introduced himself as Admir who is the manager and welcomed me personally and asked about my brand! He was amazing, He also greeted and said hello to many folks on the rooftop and mind you this is 9pm at night! The staff and everything about this place is the definition of relaxation and a fun time! I can’t recommend this hotel and everything it has to offer enough! It’s a must!!!

We booked this hotel after having to cancel a reservation somewhere else that wouldn’t allow two pack & plays. We have 2 under 2 and most definitely needed all 4 of us accommodated. We called Art Ovation and they got us in immediately. As soon as we arrived we were met with a warm smile and excellent customer service who went above and beyond to make sure we had a pleasant, comfortable, and memorable stay. The rooms are very big and spacious, we had more than enough room for two pack & plays and more. All the amenities that are included are amazing. The ukulele in the room was a plus. It’s honestly such a cool hotel. The only downside is that they close the pool early on weekends because they have a dj on the rooftop. Also, the music on the rooftop was very loud, you could clearly hear it in the room. We were lucky however so nce we had a white noise machine for the babies. As soon as we turned that on the music was drowned out and we all slept well. The beds were very comfortable too. If it weren’t for us having our children’s white noise machine, the noise would’ve surely been a big issue. Other than that our stay was wonderful.

This is the way to spend your time in Sarasota if you like a mod hotel. The service level is 10 on my scale. Everyone was super nice and accommodating. The rooms are nice and clean and plenty of room. We did stay in an upgraded room and thoroughly enjoyed it. We loved the lobby and the lobby bar too. The roof top pool is small and perfect for an afternoon of relaxation. The work out room is awesome. Oh, and they have a shuttle! It was perfect for our anniversary celebration. Can't wait to go back!

Instead of a chic boutique hotel found a young drunk crowd listening to blaring music. This venue has police and emergency services showing up regularly. Many of the rooms look out at air conditioning units and a parking garage. This is not what I expect from a 4 star hotel.

The hotel is very very nice the bar staff was very helpful,we stopped in to see roof top bar and yes it was great view and relaxing atmosphere. The art situated around the hotel,is exceptional the place is clean clean clean , drinks a little $$ bar snacks $$$. No real happy hour here like all the other places downtown but hey the view is great

This isn't my father's Sarasota. I've only been gone for a few years. Now the entire downtown, Main Street area is totally changing. This Ovation Hotel is outstanding. Very contemporary. Located in the Theater district. The rooms are light, bright and spacious. 40 restaurants close by. As in all Marriott Brands you feel at home the moment your drive up to the entrance. The Valet Parking guys get an A+, It seems like the check-in staff could hardly wait to greet you. Live music in the Lobby from 7-10 was a nice touch. One of my favorite restaurants in Sarasota is around the corner (Bijou), so I didn't sample the food here at Ovation, yet. However, I like this place so much I will be staying here for a week next week.

The hotel is beautiful but we were there for the Perspective Rooftop Bar. The hotel is only 8 stories high but the views of the Theater district and the gulf in the distance was very beautiful. The drinks were around $15 and up,, except for beer. Good service. Would advise parking yourself - lots nearby.

Came up to the rooftop on a Friday night for a girls night out. Grabbed a cabana and I must say we had an absolute blast! Weston took care of us and really went above and beyond. He was amazing!! We will definitely be back!

Really enjoyed my stay. Very fresh and new. Great art in lobby, hallways, etc. and lots of nice little touches. Nice pool and bar on roof and very convenient location. Highly recommend and would stay here again for sure.

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 luggage storage, tours or tickets, 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

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 86 reviews

Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection

1255 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34234