Sarasota Hotels

Hotels in Sarasota FL
Hotels in Sarasota FL

People come to Sarasota, Florida to enjoy the award-winning Florida beaches and the fine shopping and dining options of the sophisticated city center. Further attractions include the area's State Parks, the quality art exhibits, and the Ringling Mansion and Museum. Among the surrounding keys on the Gulf of Mexico and the mainland surroundings, you will find a number of quality hotels in Sarasota Florida offering a fine mix of amenities for the thousands of visitors that come here each year. Each of these Sarasota hotels strives to keep you close to all there is to do, and the relative small size of the city means you are in the mix no matter where you stay. Rooms at some of the nicer establishments, especially those on the beaches, can run a bit pricey, but there are some options for cheap hotels in Sarasota as well. A couple of choices for Sarasota beach resorts can be found on the Sarasota main page. Staying in Sarasota has you close to Clearwater Beach, St. Petersburg and Tampa.

For a truly remarkable experience in downtown Sarasota hotels, book one of the five individually-decorated rooms at The Cypress. This glorious tin-roofed inn from a bygone era, sits on historic grounds that overlook Sarasota Bay. This charming Florida bed and breakfast is just 3 miles from the beaches and 140 exclusive shops of Lido Key, and 200 yards from the marina, where you can arrange a deep sea charter or a sunset sail. Across the street, you can relax with a stroll through Bayfront Park, or head one block south to the Selby Botanical Gardens. Take a walk up Palm Avenue, where you'll enter the historic arts and theatre district. Begin your day on the right foot with a complimentary breakfast of juice, fresh muffins, a fruit assortment, and a gourmet entree. Rates from May 1-December 14th go from $150-$200, depending on which room you select, and during the high season from December 15-April 30 range between $230-$260. All rooms are luxurious, with queen size beds and luxurious linens.

For the epitome in opulence for downtown hotels in Sarasota Florida, try the swanky environs of the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota. Housed in the bottom ten floors of an 18-story Mediterranean-style building, the Ritz's spacious rooms predominantly look out to the bay. Each is, of course, luxurious, and feature marble bathrooms. The elegant lobby opens to a bayside courtyard with its own heated pool. The hotel has a full-service spa and fitness center, and four restaurants that include the Mediterranean-influenced Verona, and the casual Bay View Bar and Grill. The facilities also include a golf course, 3 tennis courts, and 24-hour room service. Those looking to hit the beach can hitch a ride on the shuttle to Lido Key, where you'll also find the Ritz-Carlton private beach club. During the winter, expect to pay $309-$695, depending on room selected, and $289-$519 in the off-season.

There is a wide selection of chain hotels in Sarasota Florida offering 2 and 3-star lodging. While the 3-star lodgings offer excellent amenities and run typically around $100 and up, you will find a good array of 1 and 2-star Sarasota hotels that are a good bet when looking for cheap hotels in Sarasota. The Super 8 Motel Sarasota and the Sarasota Knights Inn are ideas of what you'll find for 1-star cheap hotels in Sarasota, and they go for around $59-$64 per night. Both are located near the Sarasota/Brandenton Intl Airport, within walking distance to the Ringling Museum, and minutes from the keys and beaches. At both, you will find modest, yet comfortable rooms with cable t.v. Both offer continental breakfasts and outdoor pools among the amenities. The Sleep Inn Sarasota at 2 stars is a good choice for cheap hotels in Sarasota offering a bit more flare. Rates are $79 per night, and guests will find a friendly staff and a nice quiet, park setting. They also offer in-room movies and modem connections.

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