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Best Western Plus Siesta Key Gateway
2.5 out of 5
6600 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL
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The price is $93 per night
5.47 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (984 reviews)

"Everything was close, restaurant, beach, it was ok. Breakfast was too small."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Best Western Plus Siesta Key Gateway
Carlisle Inn
3.5 out of 5
3727 Bahia Vista, Sarasota, FL
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The price is $119 per night
3.09 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (1,330 reviews)

"Excellent hotel, very clean and quiet, the breakfast was great."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Carlisle Inn
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
5 out of 5
1111 Ritz Carlton Dr, Sarasota, FL
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The price is $289 per night
0.39 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (816 reviews)

"Business travel so not too much time to enjoy the amenities ...all great."…"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
The Westin Sarasota
4 out of 5
100 Marina View Drive, Sarasota, FL
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The price is $111 per night
0.3 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (1,064 reviews)

"Love the marina view from our room. Great location to all beaches and shops. Very clean and hygiene during Covid-19 pendemic."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

The Westin Sarasota
Hibiscus Suites - Gateway to Siesta Key
3 out of 5
1735 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL
The price is $114 per night
5.52 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,602 reviews)

"Room was nice with full kitchen. We had to go to front desk to get toilet paper.and paper towels"…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Hibiscus Suites - Gateway to Siesta Key
Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
3 out of 5
1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL
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The price is $90 per night
2.84 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (979 reviews)

"Good really nice beach nice people food and pool nice pleaces near"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
Embassy Suites by Hilton Sarasota, FL
3.5 out of 5
202 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL
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The price is $152 per night
0.29 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (303 reviews)

"very good excellent service, very clean the site I recommend it"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton Sarasota, FL
Aloft Sarasota
3 out of 5
1401 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL
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The price is $139 per night
0.2 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (553 reviews)

"Location!!! You can walk to restaurants and a short drive to the beach."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Aloft Sarasota
Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
1255 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL
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The price is $149 per night
0.14 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (408 reviews)

"Great place. Clean. Well run. Great location. Staff are very accommodating. Would stay again for sure."…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection
The Sarasota Modern, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
4 out of 5
1290 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL
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The price is $125 per night
0.37 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (159 reviews)

"I loved the decor and design of the hotel. It was very clean and the staff was welcoming and pleasant. The room is big and spacious. The hotel is located in a convenient area. Unfortunately I could not explore my surroundings the way I desired, due to places being closed because of COVID19. I would ..."…"

Reviewed on May 10, 2020

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Visiting Sarasota

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Sarasota, and visitors give high marks for the beaches, beautiful gardens, and entertainment choices. This city also attracts tourists with its art and museums. Top sights in the city include Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, and Sarasota Jungle Gardens.

  • There are 3379 hotels and other accommodations in Sarasota
  • The closest major airport is in Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), 30.1 mi (48.5 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Sarasota

The city is well known for its art and museums, and cultural venues include John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota Opera House, and Florida Studio Theatre. Attractions like Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary are fun for everyone, not just kids. The city is notable for landmarks like Ca’ d’Zan, Historic Spanish Point, and Manatee Village Historical Park.

In Sarasota, there are 3379 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday retreat. Below are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club, Autograph Collection - This 3.5-star hotel features a marina, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and proximity to shopping.
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Nokomis Sarasota Casey Key - Our customers like the family-friendly amenities and convenient parking at this hotel. With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with an in-room kitchenette.
  • Hotel Ranola - Guests who stay at this 3-star hotel in Downtown can enjoy access to free parking and a 24-hour front desk, along with an in-room kitchen. Expedia customers like its beach locale and overall value.

Other favorite sights in Sarasota include Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, and St. Armands Circle. Top places to visit around the area include Fort De Soto Park, located 23.3 mi (37.6 km) from the heart of the city, and Salvador Dali Museum, which is 30.2 mi (48.6 km) away.

Dressing for Sarasota

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 78°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 51°F
  • From April to June, the average is 89°F during the day and 59°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 90°F during the day and 72°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 88°F as the daytime average and 52°F as the nighttime average
  • Sarasota gets about 53.01 inches of rain per year
  • July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 90°F, while January and December are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 53°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Sarasota?
Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club, Autograph Collection is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 3.5-star hotel offers a marina and a full-service spa. Other top choices based on traveler reviews include Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch and Sleep Inn Sarasota I-75.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Sarasota, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel bookings are fully refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of check in. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might be able to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to review the top deals on offer in Sarasota.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Sarasota?
To access more information about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Sarasota, click here.
What's the best place to stay on a budget 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 good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Sunshine Inn & Suites Venice, FL and Red Roof Inn Ellenton.
What's the best hotel for a stay in Siesta Key Village?
With 110 hotels and other accommodations to choose from in this neighborhood, you should find the perfect place for your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Tropical Breeze Resort by SKLRP is the highest ranked property in Siesta Key Village. This 3-star resort offers 2 outdoor pools and free WiFi. It is located a short 3-minute walk from Siesta Key Public Beach. Another top choice in the area is Siesta Key Beach Resort & Suites Tiki & Pool.
What's the best accommodation in Fruitville?
In this neighborhood, there are 15 lodging options. MainStay Suites Sarasota I-75 is a favorite with our customers staying in Fruitville. This hotel offers free breakfast and free parking. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Sarasota - I75 is another favorite option for your stay in the neighborhood.
What's the best place to stay for a family trip to Sarasota?
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Bradenton-Lakewood Ranch, FL is a hotel with an outdoor pool and free breakfast, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Inn at the Beach is another good choice for your stay with the kids. Attractions like Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and Sarasota Jungle Gardens are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for couples in Sarasota?
Turtle Beach Resort and Inn is a favorite 3.5-star resort for couples, and features 2 outdoor pools and 15 spa tubs. Another good option for a stay with your sweetheart is The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Sarasota?
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Sarasota Downtown is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and a fitness center for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Ramada by Wyndham Venice Hotel Venezia and Aloft Sarasota.
Where is the best hotel to stay near Lido Beach?
Adjacent to Lido Beach, Lido Beach Resort is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star condo resort offers 2 outdoor pools and a private beach. Other good choices within a short distance include Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach and Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota.
What about the best place to stay close to St. Armands Circle?
One of the top choices for your stay is Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota, located next to St. Armands Circle, and this 3-star hotel offers 2 bars and a restaurant. Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach and The Westin Sarasota are two other good options within a few miles.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in Sarasota?
Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club, Autograph Collection is a top 3.5-star beachfront condo resort with 2 outdoor pools and a poolside bar. Other good choices for your beach trip include Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort and A Beach Retreat. Head to Lido Beach or Siesta Key Beach for some quality time by the water.

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