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Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport
3.5 out of 5
8009 15th Street E, Sarasota, FL
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The price is $76 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,676 reviews)

"The only problem was at the breakfast... Long time waiting for it. But we understand, the gentleman was working by himself. The hotel need more people on the staff. Resuming, our stay was great!"…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport
Island Sun Inn & Suites - Venice, Florida Historic Downtown & Beach Getaway
2 out of 5
625 Tamiami Trail S, Venice, FL
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The price is $60 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (770 reviews)

"The check in was fast, they let me in before 3pm , close to everything, bed was good."…"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Island Sun Inn & Suites - Venice, Florida Historic Downtown & Beach Getaway
Sunshine Inn & Suites Venice, FL
2 out of 5
1602 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL
The price is $59 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (339 reviews)

"The Sunshine Inn was close to great food and the owner was very helpful in suggesting a good place for dinner."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Sunshine Inn & Suites Venice, FL
Super 8 by Wyndham Ellenton Bradenton Area
2 out of 5
5218 17th Street East, I-75 Exit 224, Ellenton, FL
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The price is $72 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (770 reviews)

"Our room appeared to be updated recently as the furniture and carpet were in very good condition. The television was very clear and had a great colorful picture with an assortment of channels. We were in a handicapped room and it was large and easy to maneuver. Our only negative was that the mattress ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Ellenton Bradenton Area
Regency Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
4200 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL
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The price is $61 per night
3.9/5Good! (433 reviews)

"It was clean and good lay out of room, kitchenette was okay. People who stay above me had a child that ran and jump making a lot of noise and ice machine was not easily accessible."…"

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Regency Inn & Suites
Americas Best Value Inn Bradenton Sarasota
2 out of 5
607 67th Street Circle East, Bradenton, FL
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The price is $60 per night
3.8/5Good! (244 reviews)

"The pool was closed while other hotels were open but service was great."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn Bradenton Sarasota
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Sarasota Downtown
2.5 out of 5
1803 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL
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The price is $59 per night
3.7/5Good! (1,772 reviews)

"All very well the treatment was very friendly and the room was clean Everything was very pleasant the pool is not working to avoid confinements breakfast is being served to me But all the attention was very pleasant."…"

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Sarasota Downtown
Lantern Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
7251 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL
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The price is $78 per night
3.7/5Good! (497 reviews)
Our stay at Sarasota Lantern Inn

"Property was maintained pretty well. Housekeeping kept the room clean with fresh towels. Outdoor Tiki bar by the pool was convenient and busy. Only issue is we had luke warm showers two mornings."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Lantern Inn & Suites
Super 8 by Wyndham Sarasota Near Siesta Key
2 out of 5
4309 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL
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The price is $59 per night
3.6/5Good! (354 reviews)

"I understand the situation that we all are living with the Covid-19 but it would been great if you specify on the website that the Pool is closed and you’re not serving breakfast. Despite this the hotel is awesome."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Sarasota Near Siesta Key
Quality Inn Bradenton - Sarasota North
2.5 out of 5
6727 14th Street West US 41, Bradenton, FL
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The price is $57 per night
3.6/5Good! (669 reviews)

"Maintenance was FANTASTIC. Everything seemed to be upgraded, and in good working order. The same for cleanliness. I would definately go back."…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Quality Inn Bradenton - Sarasota North
Days Inn by Wyndham Sarasota Bay
2.5 out of 5
5000 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL
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The price is $63 per night
3.5/5Good! (1,478 reviews)

"Good experience , bad pool was close for pandemic time,cafe place so close"…"

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Sarasota Bay
Baymont by Wyndham Sarasota
2.5 out of 5
1425 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL
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The price is $71 per night
3.5/5Good! (1,745 reviews)

"Perfect location for the best beaches in Florida!!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Sarasota
Island Breeze Inn
2 out of 5
340 Tamiami Trail S, Venice, FL
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The price is $55 per night
3.4/5 (416 reviews)

"I liked that it was a cozy place. Could have been cleaner and upgraded a little. Staff very pleasant."…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Island Breeze Inn
Red Roof Inn Ellenton
2 out of 5
4915 17th Street East, Ellenton, FL
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The price is $69 per night
3.4/5 (1,038 reviews)

"Only thing not ok couldn’t get in pool area at all cause of covid-19!! But hopefully next time will be different!!"…"

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Red Roof Inn Ellenton
Quality Inn Sarasota North
2.5 out of 5
4800 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL
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The price is $57 per night
3.3/5 (1,485 reviews)

"Quiet good location 13 mins from beaches. Front desk was nice. Rooms were clean easy quick check-in"…"

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Quality Inn Sarasota North
Magnuson Hotel Bradenton
1.5 out of 5
6511 14th St W, Bradenton, FL
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The price is $60 per night
3.1/5 (423 reviews)

"Location locationLocation locationLocation location"…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Magnuson Hotel Bradenton
Motel 6 Bradenton
2 out of 5
660 67th Street Cir E, Bradenton, FL
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The price is $56 per night
3.1/5 (808 reviews)

"Comfortable and clean.Friendly and helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

Motel 6 Bradenton
Golden Host Resort
3 out of 5
4675 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL
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2.9/5 (1,229 reviews)

"Staff makes us feel at home. Very good prices for a very nice place. We stay here everytime we go to sarasota. Pool is clean and there is a bar on the property. Walk to your room and feel safe"…"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2020

Golden Host Resort
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Cheap Hotels in Sarasota

Sarasota offers cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. In addition to its well-known attractions like Venice Beach and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, this destination is home to Sarasota Jungle Gardens and Island Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're searching for low-cost places to stay in Sarasota, the 68 budget accommodations in the area give you plenty to choose from. These options offer competitive rates and have positive reviews from Expedia travelers in search of a bargain:

Baymont by Wyndham Sarasota - 2.5-star motel. You'll find free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its overall value and central location.

Quality Inn Bradenton - Sarasota North - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its proximity to the airport and comfortable rooms. It offers free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Motel 6 Bradenton - At this 2-star motel, you can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Reviews mention the good location and overall value.

Super 8 by Wyndham Ellenton Bradenton Area - 2-star hotel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its helpful staff and clean rooms.

Virage Hotel - Customers like this 3-star hotel for its comfortable beds and overall value. It offers free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to Sarasota

Still picking your trip dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can maximize your time.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 91°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and March, with an average temperature of 53°F
  • Rainiest months: August, July, June, and September, with an average rainfall of 8.65 inches
  • Driest months: April, November, December, and May, with an average rainfall of 2.34 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Sarasota

Sarasota attracts visitors with its beautiful gardens and sunsets, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Venice Beach and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Check out the area's cultural spots like John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Sarasota Opera House, or hunt for bargains with some shopping at St. Armands Circle.

Sarasota is also notable for its:
  • Beaches
  • Flowers
  • Art
  • Bird watching
  • Entertainment

Getting Around Sarasota

The closest airport is in Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), 3.6 mi (5.8 km) away from the city center. If that doesn't suit your budget, the next closest is 30.1 mi (48.5 km) away in St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted). Sarasota might not have very many public transit options to choose from so a car rental could be a reasonable alternative to see more of the area.

Frequently asked questions

What is Sarasota like for travelers on a budget?
Sarasota has cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great vacation choice for budget-conscious travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like St. Armands Circle and Lido Beach, this destination is home to Sarasota Jungle Gardens and Riverwalk, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Sarasota?
Based on reviews, Quality Inn Sarasota North is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Sunshine Inn & Suites Venice, FL and Red Roof Inn Ellenton.
What's the seasonal weather like in Sarasota?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 82°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 64°F. Average annual rainfall for Sarasota is 53 inches.
What is there to see and do in Sarasota?
Sarasota attracts visitors with its beautiful gardens and sunsets, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as St. Armands Circle and Lido Beach, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Take in the local culture at John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Sarasota Opera House, or enjoy the area’s natural beauty at Siesta Key Beach.
What's the best way to get around Sarasota?
The most convenient airport is Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.), 44.4 mi (71.5 km) away. However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, the next closest is 3.6 mi (5.8 km) away: Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.). Sarasota might not have many public transit options to choose from so a car rental could be an economical alternative to see more of the area.

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