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The manager Ron was very nice and helped with several requests. The Hotel is good for a last minute reservation but was under construction and very messy. The noise from the airport and the highway was so loud, sleep was nearly impossible. The other staff members were a mixed bag of very nice or very rude employees. There was a vagrant that was harassing guests and had to be escorted off the property while we were there. We booked last minute, and again the manager was a great guy, but we would never stay there again.

The staff is horrible. Very noisy.

I didn't even get to stay here at the lantern because I didn't have ID so with that I lost $75 and a place to stay that night

Very clean rooms - and I’m picky! Staff super friendly and helpful. Pleasantly surprised.

Quick access to where I needed to be for several days. Rooms were spacious, updated and clean. I will return next time in the area.

Update the tv and entertainment system the rooms area ok

Pictures on Orbitz are very deceiving. 150.00 hold on credit card???? Stayed at a Marriot the night before and only a 20.00 hold. Needed photo i.d. for both people in party, stayed at many places and this was a first?!?!

I ask for a room on the first floor and the clerk told me they weren't any available- I arrived at 9PM. While walking to my second floor room I noticed there were plenty of empty rooms due to their only being about 4 cars in the entire lot. My second issue is that even though I paid a great price it wasn't worth the fact that you will hear traffic noise all night long!

Tiki bar and clean rooms ,no issues with anything

The room was clean and comfortable. We were very appreciative of being able to book a room no one had stayed in for 72 hours. One employee at the front desk was openly disdainful of my husband's wearing a mask. Given the virus situation in FL right now, we found that behavior to be unacceptable.

I was checked into a room with a door connecting ot to a syranger's room. Toilet seat not clean. Fixture over vanity not functioning. Confusing room numbers. But no bugs.

Got there and the lady told me I needed to put a $150 deposit down before we could get into the room. Will not get a room from here again

The pool , hot water pool , we love everything... Amazing

I just want to say to people that value a good price hotel, with a clean and very comfortable beds, pure white linens and a very clean bathtub, just so you know, I always shower in my flip flops, because I don't trust the cleaning process, but on this hotel I was comfort enough to shower bare feet, thank you so much lantern inn and the staff specifically (Annie) front desk was a delight and polite lady, love it everything! God bless!

great layout, perfect location, lively bar. checked in after 5 and the tiki bar was full of people having a good time. when you first enter its shared with a race track so beware of their customers exciting without regard for you. the entrance to check in is walking through the bar which i thought was super exotic

N Tamiami Trl Sarasota FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool

Lantern Inn & Suites places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Sarasota Classic Car Museum and John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. This 105-room hotel has a bar/lounge along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 105 rooms feature microwaves, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and 36-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Hair dryers and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Lantern Inn & Suites enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a terrace. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and a picnic area.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Lantern Inn & Suites

Everyone (19) Couples (7) Family (8)
5
Family

The manager Ron was very nice and helped with several requests. The Hotel is good for a last minute reservation but was under construction and very messy. The noise from the airport and the highway was so loud, sleep was nearly impossible. The other staff members were a mixed bag of very nice or very rude employees. There was a vagrant that was harassing guests and had to be escorted off the property while we were there. We booked last minute, and again the manager was a great guy, but we would never stay there again.

By on Mar 2, 2022

Review comment responded on Mar 12, 2022

Dear Jay, thank you for taking the time to leave a review!

1
Partner Couples

The staff is horrible. Very noisy.

By on Feb 7, 2022

Review comment responded on Feb 17, 2022

Dear Tachiana, thank you for taking the time to leave a review . A security deposit is required from all guests, and guest has the option of paying cash or card. If payed cash then room must be verified before check out. This is a common practice, its unfortunate that you do not agree.

1
Everyone

I didn't even get to stay here at the lantern because I didn't have ID so with that I lost $75 and a place to stay that night

By on Oct 23, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 24, 2021

Dear Joseph, requirements for check in is that you must have a valid id. We are very sorry for any inconveniences, unfortunately we can not check in anyone without id.

1
Everyone

By on Jun 22, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 3, 2021

Forgive us for any inconveniences throughout your stay.

5
Partner Couples

Very clean rooms - and I’m picky! Staff super friendly and helpful. Pleasantly surprised.

By on Apr 12, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 15, 2021

Thank you for the review and the time it took to do it. We appreciate your time and business. Please come see us again.

5
Family

Quick access to where I needed to be for several days. Rooms were spacious, updated and clean. I will return next time in the area.

By on Mar 17, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 23, 2021

Thanks! We do appreciate your time and business. We also hope to see you again. Please be safe!

4
Partner Couples

Update the tv and entertainment system the rooms area ok

By on Mar 15, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 23, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. I will take this under advisement. We hope you continue to be safe and come see us again.

2
Partner Couples

Pictures on Orbitz are very deceiving. 150.00 hold on credit card???? Stayed at a Marriot the night before and only a 20.00 hold. Needed photo i.d. for both people in party, stayed at many places and this was a first?!?!

By on Feb 17, 2021

Review comment responded on Feb 20, 2021

I am sorry your stay was not up to par. We do ID's for safety reasons and deposit for our protection. Most places along the strip here have these policies. Again I apologies.

4
Everyone

By on Feb 14, 2021

Review comment responded on Feb 24, 2021

Thank you for the score. We appreciate your business. We hope you will come back soon.

2
Everyone

I ask for a room on the first floor and the clerk told me they weren't any available- I arrived at 9PM. While walking to my second floor room I noticed there were plenty of empty rooms due to their only being about 4 cars in the entire lot. My second issue is that even though I paid a great price it wasn't worth the fact that you will hear traffic noise all night long!

By on Feb 11, 2021

Review comment responded on Feb 20, 2021

I am sorry you were not happy. It is entirely possible that even though the room may have appeared clean and ready to go, there may have be something wrong. We take pride in what we rent out...If it is not perfect we won't rent it.

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