Bob's Train, a hard-to-find bar/ restaurant and circus memorabilia archive hidden behind a lumber store.
Four Pullman rail-cars in various stages of restoration — including the This is the former location of the Sarasota Boxing Club. Word has it, a dispute with the landlord forced them to re-locate. This mural still adorns the south wall. #localgem
#HighWithoutWalls Poker Runs America has many regional events throughout Florida each year including one in my hometown, Sarasota. This is a helicopter shot taken while shooting a documentary on one of the boats.
This event delivers lots of Boats, Business, and Beautiful Bodies each year and the party never ends !
Next run is the Season Opener Poker Run, Tampa / St. Petersburg / Sarasota , FL March 15-16, 2013
#localgem Great spot to watch the sunset in Sarasota, Florida. Take Indian Beach Drive to Bayshore Road. #Wanderlust #Travel #Explore #Sunset #Beach #Florida #BestOf5 If you get a chance to visit the John and Mabel Ringling home in Sarasota, you will not be disappointed. This beautiful place is on the bay and is just spectacular.
#FindingtheUniverse Open since 1957. This is the best place to have a hangover meal in Sarasota! Always a diverse and .... entertaining crowd. A sarasota must visit in my opinion.
#Lunchtime #localgem Exploring the drink menu... This Mojito was exquisite ! A cute little restaurant with some unique dishes on the menu. They have table service but I think the best experience is sitting up at the bar.
TIP = for cool drink pics get someone to light the drink from behind with their cell phone flashlight app.
#cocktail #localgem Fluffy ricotta pancakes topped with Meyer lemon curd, fresh blackberries that looked like mini clusters of grapes and a serving of vanilla bean syrup with a side of hash browns topped with cheese and onions.
In addition to delectable cuisine, the location of Station 400 has a great backstory. The restaurant is located inside a train station the was built in 1852 in Kentwood, Indiana. The building was dismantled, moved and reassembled in the Rosemary District of Sarasota, Florida. Nice pathway in front of Goldstein Hall. This IS an art school so you will always see a continuously changing landscape of public art displayed around campus.
#localgem The Mote is such an interesting aquarium and research center. Thank you to my fellow Trovers for posting pics. Circus City Salvage in Sarasota is an amazing place to visit if you are in Sarasota. Nice park in Sarasota Florida, including water jets and playground, kids had a blast!
There's also a tiki bar next door for a cheeky cocktail.
#kidsfun This is the home of John Ringling. The exterior is covered entirely from imported marble from Italy Sunset view from the docks. Sarasota sunset. J Dub's is a fun local brewery full of color! They have a pile of games in the corner of the tasting room, a food truck out front, and a beer garden in the back. We did not sample the food truck offerings, but the beer garden was lovely. We enjoyed our flights at a picnic table. And I do mean enjoyed! The beer was pretty good. They had a wide variety from Dark-O, a hearty imperial stout, to Mr. Weisse Guy, a light hearted sour. The sours were some of my favorites.
For more information:
https://thelifediscovered.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/breweries-of-sarasota/
#craftbeer #brewerytourism Voted four years in a row in two categories as the number one rum in the world. Winner of spiced rum category and flavored rum (toasted coconut) category. Even dusk on the beach is a good time
#BeachBound Breakfast at a Florida airport... Don't forget to take some home for the Cat Sitter ! The Ca d'Zan mansion, home to the late John Ringling; a man who revolutionised the circus as we know it. Creating a world renowned travelling circus, who's stunts and performances thrilled audiences for years. Despite passing away in 1936, his legacy, The Ringling Brothers Circus, still perform and dazzle crowds to this very day. A guided tour of the Ca d'Zan is available for a reasonable price, packed with intriguing stories and rich history, combined with an abundance of exotic art throughout, I could not recommend it any more highly. Taken November 2014 on Thanksgiving weekend. At the back of Ringling Brothers mansion. Very nice view. Located at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, the home of John Ringling is worth the small extra price if you go to the museum. They offer free days, and cheaper tickets online, so make sure to check the website before you go.
There is a ton of walking so bring water, and a hat, it can get pretty warm in the summer months.
#sarasota #magic #circus Dreamliner stopped at SRQ to refuel on the way from Lima to Seattle. Beautiful docks Dolphin Fountain #StunningStructues While visiting the Ringling museum, house and grounds, don't miss the beautiful rose garden with many varieties of roses. #Red The sky is on fire in Sarasota, Florida. After seeing the Ringling museum, house and rose garden, walk along the river, admire the banyan trees, and have a picnic here. A short break to Sarasota if you want to relax by the beach and the pool. There are plenty of places to eat out in the evening including a gorgeous tapas restaurant in the centre. Visit the Botanical Gardens to experience all the beautiful nature Florida has to offer. Caught this cloud formation at the perfect time. Was with the love of my life. Water lilies View of Sarasota Bay Bridge leading into downtown Sarasota, Florida. Looking from Bird Key Island Park. Stroll the waterfront and see the beautiful winter home of the Ringling circus family. #InStone Tour the museum, courtyard and grounds and enjoy the buildings that house the art too. #InStone Sarasota, FL - Ringling Museums - Circus Museum
The Ringling Estate in Sarasota was left to the State of Florida upon John Ringling’s death in 1936. In addition to the Ringling mansion, Ca’ d’Zan, the estate includes the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (the official art museum of the State of Florida), several gardens, and the Circus Museum.
#Red Visit this classic car museum across the street from Ringling museum, house and grounds. The amazing Banyan trees After visiting the car museum next door, come see or buy a vintage classic car here! Marine and nurse statue in Sarasota port , huge !! Come see a show here in season then visit Ringling museum house and grounds next door. Sarasota, FL - Ringling Museums - Circus Museum
The Ringling Estate in Sarasota was left to the State of Florida upon John Ringling’s death in 1936. In addition to the Ringling mansion, Ca’ d’Zan, the estate includes the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (the official art museum of the State of Florida), several gardens, and the Circus Museum.
#Red Sarasota, FL - Ringling Museums - Circus Museum
The Ringling Estate in Sarasota was left to the State of Florida upon John Ringling’s death in 1936. In addition to the Ringling mansion, Ca’ d’Zan, the estate includes the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (the official art museum of the State of Florida), several gardens, and the Circus Museum.
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Get an overview of this hotelHotel with free breakfast, near Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Laundry facilities

Location

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sarasota Jungle Gardens and John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. University of South Florida Sarasota is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away.

Hotel Features

This hotel features an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a library, and express check-out are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 80 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers, and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include hair dryers, safes, and phones.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This Sarasota hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a library, and barbecue grills. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Golden Host Resort has designated areas for smoking.

  • Library 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Picnic area 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Express check-out 
  • Total number of rooms - 80 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room safe 
  • Television 
  • Phone 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 9:30 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No cribs (infant beds) available
No elevators

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 100 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Golden Host
  • Golden Host Resort
  • Golden Host Resort Sarasota
  • Golden Host Sarasota
  • Golden Host Hotel Sarasota

We should mention

Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


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