Get an overview of this hotelHotel with free parking, near University of South Florida Sarasota


Situated in Sarasota, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from University of South Florida Sarasota and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Ringling Museum of Art. Powel Crosley Estate and New College of Florida are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a garden, barbecue grills, and RV/bus/truck parking are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 105 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and cable TV. Coffee makers and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Lantern Inn & Suites features an outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and a garden. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Sarasota hotel also offers laundry facilities, RV/bus/truck parking, and an elevator (lift). Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Lantern Inn & Suites is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Garden 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Total number of rooms - 105 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Microwave  
  • Outdoor pool  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Microwave 
  • Shower/tub combination 

Nearby Things to Do

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

  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible parking 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at Midnight

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Guests planning to arrive outside of reception hours must contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children under 17 years old stay free when using existing bedding.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.

Only service dogs are allowed

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We should mention

Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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