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Sarasota, FL: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

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The Sarasota center point is approximately the area of Museum of Asian Art and the area of Stardust Event Center.

Welcome to Sarasota, Florida's warm-weather getaway. Known as the winter home of the Ringling Brothers and many others over the years, Sarasota continues to be a vacation hotspot for travelers from all over. Find the best hotels for your group, and plan your escape to Sarasota. More from this guide...

Sarasota Hotels & Accommodations

Aloft Sarasota - Sarasota
+1-888-389-4121
1401 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236 Website
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • 2 meeting rooms in property
From$109
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Hyatt Regency Sarasota : 1000 Blvd. of The Arts
+1-888-675-2083
1000 Blvd. of The Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236 Website
  • The Hyatt Regency impresses savvy guests with a vigorous attention to both luxury and healthfulness. The hotel was awarded the Palm One Designation for energy consciousness. For work and play, guestrooms offer iPod docking stations for easy music and extra-large desks for working ease. Guests who suffer allergies will delight in the equal attention to their health with Respire guestrooms, featuring state-of-the-art air filters constantly cleaning the air and specially treated hypoallergenic surfaces so even those with allergies and asthma can breathe easily. Through numerous details and constant recertification, Hyatt Regency strives to be the best hotel experience possible. After spending a day at the Guide Dog School or getting some horse therapy at InStride, a relaxing night is guaranteed.
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
From$70
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The Sarasota Modern, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel - Sarasota
+1-800-716-8490
1290 Blvd. of Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236 Website
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$150
Average 3.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
Carlisle Inn : 3727 Bahia Vista St.
+1-800-805-5223
3727 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, FL 34232
  • Expensive Suburban property
  • 100 rooms in property
From$125
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Hyatt Place Sarasota / Bradenton - Sarasota
+1-888-965-1860
950 University Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34234
  • Mid-scale Airport property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
From$85
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Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota/Bradenton-Airport, FL in Sarasota
+1-888-788-5576
975 University Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34234
  • Three Star Airport property
  • Has environment-friendly policy See policy
From$80
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Courtyard Sarasota University Park / Lakewood Ranch Area - Sarasota
+1-888-897-9207
8305 Tourist Center Dr., Sarasota, FL 34201
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • 2 conference rooms in property
From$79
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Golden Host Resort Sarasota
+1-888-311-4278
4675 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
  • Mid-scale Airport property
  • 80 rooms in hotel
From$50
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Hotel Indigo Sarasota An Ihg Hotel - Sarasota
+1-888-469-4795
1223 Blvd. of The Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Hotel has 12 suites
From$129
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Sarasota, FL
+1-888-734-9421
202 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Check in: 4:00 pm
From$129
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The Westin Sarasota - Sarasota
+1-888-841-5292
100 Marina View Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • 18 floors in property
From$129
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The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
+1-888-455-5160
1111 Ritz Carlton Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236
  • In The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, luxury reigns supreme. From the onsite golf course to the posh club, the list of amazing things to do in Sarasota doesn't just consist of the Ringling Museum of Art or the Siesta Key Drum Circle. From the Italian wool throw blankets and feather duvets to the Sunset Terrace's unbelievable views, luxury is the onlyway to live at The Ritz-Carlton. Guests can be pampered by the dedicated concierge in the Club Level, which is exclusive to the Ritz-Carlton, or while away a few hours in one of the many rooms and suites. The Ritz-Carlton Suite is 2,450 square feet of opulent space, perfect for entertaining and unwinding.
  • Luxurious Five Star Resort property
  • 9 floors in property
  • Excellent luxury hotel
  • The majority of guests thought the view was good
From$309
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Homewood Suites by Hilton
+1-888-965-8297
3470 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34237
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 100%
  • Roomy suite
From$89
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Residence Inn by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton - Sarasota
+1-888-906-6358
1040 University Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34234
  • Residence Inn by Marriot Sarasota-Bradenton is located adjacent to the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport and near Florida attractions including the Sarasota Kennel Club, Ringling Museum of Art, and the University of Florida. Downtown Sarasota and Sarasota Bay are only four miles away. Guest amenities include a welcome basket, safe deposit box, complimentary newspaper, Internet, complimentary buffet breakfasts and evening snack receptions, fitness room, and pool. Guest suites have living areas and kitchen appliances. Two-bedroom suites feature fireplaces.
  • Mid-scale Airport property
  • Hotel has a green policy See policy
From$89
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Kompose Hotel
+1-888-749-6785
965 University Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34234
  • 3-star hotel
From$80
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Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton Airport in Sarasota
+1-888-878-9982
850 University Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34234
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 81 rooms
From$99
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Lido Beach Resort : 700 Ben Franklin Dr.
+1-888-389-4485
700 Ben Franklin Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Affordable Beach property
  • Hotel has 56 suites
  • For 77%, the rooms looked old
  • Most guests thought the view was good
From$170
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Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota, an IHG Hotel
+1-888-389-4121
233 Ben Franklin Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236
  • The Holiday Inn Sarasota is located next to Lido Beach and within walking distance of a multitude of popular restaurants and retailers within the St. Armand's Circle shopping center. Recreation and entertainment for guests at the hotel include an outdoor pool, spa tub, wireless Internet, and dining at the on-site Sand Dollar Restaurant. Some guestrooms have balconies and views of the gulf. Video game consoles and mini refrigerators are also available in guestrooms.
  • Affordable Beach property
  • Hotel has 135 rooms
  • Room cleanliness is acceptable
  • Average restaurant service
From$114
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The Resort at Longboat Key Club : 220 Sands Point Rd.
+1-888-675-2083
220 Sands Point Rd., Longboat Key, FL 34228 ~3.90 miles west of Sarasota
  • Four star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 194 suites
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Close to the beach
From$186
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Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport, an IHG Hotel : 8009 15th St. East
+1-800-716-8490
8009 15th St. East, Sarasota, FL 34243
  • 3-star Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 9 suites
  • Bathroom is ok
  • Fantastic service
From$69
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Sarasota Bradenton Airport Fl - Sarasota
+1-800-805-5223
8260 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
  • 3-star Airport property
  • Hotel has a green policy Learn more
From$80
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Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota in Sarasota
+1-888-965-1860
8270 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
  • The Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota hotel is conveniently located near the Sarasota-Bradenton International airport and on the border of Sarasota and Manatee counties. Guests of the hotel can find entertainment and recreation at the Pavilion Pantry, outdoor pool, fitness center, and full-service lounge and restaurant. Hotel amenities for guests include the Garden Sleep System Bed, Herman Miller desk chairs, Neutrogena toiletries, and guestrooms have Internet, cable TV, and coffeemaker. Rooms are allergy friendly with hypoallergenic bedding.
  • Affordable hotel
  • 4 floors in property
From$80
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Comfort Inn & Suites - Sarasota
+1-888-788-5576
5931 Commercial Way, Sarasota, FL 34232
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 3 meeting rooms
  • Generally very clean
  • Complimentary breakfast was delicious
From$85
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Magnolia Pointe Best Western Signature Collection
+1-888-897-9207
5965 Brookhill Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34232
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
From$60
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Ameniti Bay Best Western Signature Collection
+1-888-311-4278
5985 Brookhill Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34232
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 105 rooms in property
From$71
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Tropical Breeze Resort
+1-888-469-4795
140 Columbus Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 34242 ~4.92 miles southwest of Sarasota
  • Three Star Beach hotel
  • 2 floors in property
  • Landscaping is beautiful
  • Wonderful sightseeing
From$70
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Captiva Beach Resort : 6772 Sara Sea Circle
+1-888-734-9421
6772 Sara Sea Circle, Siesta Key, FL 34242 ~5.01 miles south of Sarasota
  • Cheap Resort hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
From$160
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Tropical Dreams 2 Br. Vacation Rentals Near Siesta Key in Sarasota
+1-888-841-5292
3308 Clark Rd., Sarasota, FL 34231
  • 3-star property
  • 6 suites in hotel
From$169
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota Lakewood Ranch
+1-888-455-5160
305 North Cattlemen Rd., Sarasota, FL 34245
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Check in time: 15:00
From$80
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Palm Bay Club by Beachside Management
+1-888-965-8297
5960 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota, FL 34242
  • Affordable Beach property
  • 206 rooms in property
  • Wonderful beach
  • Close to beach
From$101
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Best Western Plus Siesta Key Gateway
+1-888-906-6358
6600 South Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231
  • Three Star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
From$108
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Hibiscus Suites - Gateway to Siesta Key
+1-888-749-6785
1735 Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, FL 34231
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • 40 suites in hotel
  • Most guests thought the tv was sub-standard
  • Breakfast is mediocre
From$99
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Lantern Inn & Suites in Sarasota
+1-888-878-9982
7251 North Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243
  • Low-priced Airport hotel
From$50
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Home2 Ste Sarasota I 75 Bee Ridge - Sarasota
+1-888-389-4485
6410 Mauna Loa Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34240
  • 3-star Highway hotel
  • Check in time: 3 PM
From$80
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Comfort Suites Sarasota - Siesta Key
+1-888-389-4121
5690 Honore Ave., Sarasota, FL 34233
  • 3 star Highway property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$95
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Baymont by Wyndham Sarasota
+1-888-675-2083
1425 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239
  • 2 star Downtown property
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
From$60
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Regency Inn & Suites
+1-800-716-8490
4200 North Tamiami Trail, Sarastoa, FL 34234 ~2.72 miles northwest of Sarasota
  • Two star property
  • Hotel has 40 rooms
From$69
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Days Inn by Wyndham Sarasota Bay - Sarasota
+1-800-805-5223
5000 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
  • Economy Airport property
  • 96 rooms in hotel
From$60
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Springhill Suites by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton - Sarasota
+1-888-965-1860
1020 University Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34234
  • Springhill Suites by Marriot Sarasota is two miles from Downtown Sarasota and the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. Three beaches - Lido, Turtle, and Siesta - are easily accessible from the hotel. Guests are served complimentary breakfast daily and are welcome to use the hotel's business services, meeting rooms, fitness center, and outdoor pool. Complimentary Internet access is available in the hotel's public areas and laundry facilities and dry cleaning services are available. Guestrooms are equipped with a work desk, microwave, refrigerator, premium TV channels, minibar, and multi-line phone.
  • Affordable Airport property
  • Free breakfast
From$94
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SureStay Hotel by Best Western Sarasota Lido Beach - Sarasota
+1-888-788-5576
5340 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
  • Low priced Airport hotel
  • 44 rooms in property
From$44
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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
+1-888-897-9207
1540 Ben Franklin, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Nestled beside South Lido County Park and close to the Sarasota Jungle Gardens, the Helmsley Sandcastle is a great place for both a relaxing vacation and an exhilarating trip. Guests staying in one of the 179 rooms have conveniences such as in-room safes and refrigerators, as well as Wi-Fi throughout the premises. At the Helmsley Sandcastle, it''s easy to relax on the 600-foot private beach or be thrilled with sailing lessons provided by the staff. Guests can enjoy a tasty meal at The Candlelight Dining Room and Lounge or travel the short distance to the Sarasota Classic Car Museum and the Marie Selby Botanical Garden.
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$99
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Hampton Inn Sarasota - I-75 Bee Ridge
+1-888-311-4278
5995 Cattleridge Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34232
  • Mid-scale Highway hotel
  • 121 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Reasonable price
  • Average amenities
From$79
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Ramada by Wyndham Sarasota Waterfront : 7150 North Tamiami Trail
+1-888-469-4795
7150 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
  • Three Star Resort hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
  • Most guests thought the facilities needed updating
  • Most guests didn't like the architecture
From$54
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Americas Best Value Inn Sarasota Downtown - Sarasota
+1-888-734-9421
811 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Low-priced hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Sarasota Downtown : 1803 North Tamiami Trail
+1-888-841-5292
1803 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 102 rooms
  • Moderately clean hotel facilities
  • Breakfast can be improved
Super 8 by Wyndham Sarasota Near Siesta Key in Sarasota
+1-888-455-5160
4309 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
  • Economical property
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Hotel facilities could use a good clean
  • Great reception
Quality Inn Sarasota North Near Lido Key Beach - Sarasota
+1-888-965-8297
4800 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • Free breakfast
Sleep Inn Sarasota North in Sarasota
+1-888-906-6358
900 University Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34234
  • 3 star Airport hotel
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel
Even Hotel Sarasota Lakewood Ranch
+1-888-749-6785
6231 Lake Ospre Dr., Sarasota, FL 34240
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
Mainstay Suites - Sarasota
+1-888-878-9982
75 Packinghouse Rd., Sarasota, FL 34239
  • Two star property
  • Check in time: 11:00
From$60
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Graph: Upcoming 20 Days of Sarasota Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Sarasota, FL discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Sarasota hotel for each day and each star rating category.

When to Visit Sarasota, Florida

With its humid subtropical climate, Sarasota boasts warm weather year-round. For prime beach weather, plan your trip during the spring or fall when temperatures usually stay in the mid or upper 80s and storms are relatively infrequent.

If you're hankering for hot weather, the summer is also a good choice. Temperatures typically top out in the 90s, but thunderstorms are much more common. If you're planning a trip during the summer or fall, be sure to keep an eye on the Atlantic hurricane forecast.

If your visit falls during the winter, you'll enjoy temperatures in the 70s and fairly dry skies. Because the winter offseason tends to be too cool for swimming in the ocean, you'll generally find low rates on hotels.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Sarasota, FL:

seasonality of hotel rates in Sarasota

Sarasota, FL: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. nightly cost trends by star rating class in Sarasota, FL. Browse these illustrations to evaluate the best seasons to book a room in Sarasota for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in Sarasota, Florida

4 Star Average Prices: $204.19

From resorts to spa hotels, you'll find plenty of ways to splurge in Sarasota. Stay at one of these luxury hotels.

Right in the heart of the city, the Hyatt Regency Sarasota offers spacious double and king rooms, some with private balconies. All of the almost 300 rooms include conveniences such as refrigerators and workspaces, as well as free Wi-Fi to help you stay connected. Take a dip in the outdoor pool and spa tub, and sip a cocktail at the poolside bar. Enjoy breakfast or dinner at the hotel's restaurant, or hop on the complimentary area shuttle to explore dining options in Sarasota.

For a special occasion, treat yourself to a The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, one of the city's most lavish hotels. Spread out in one of the 266 guest rooms, and enjoy a drink from the minibar or a movie on one of the premium cable channels. Soak in the large bathtub and take advantage of the designer toiletries, or book a massage or body treatment at the on-site spa. Go for a swim in one of the two outdoor swimming pools, or catch some rays at the hotel's private beach. Once you've worked up an appetite, have a meal at the hotel's restaurant.

Experience a true resort getaway at the Resort at Longboat Key Club, where you can decide between a golf course view room and a beach view room. Whichever you choose, you'll have a private balcony, along with convenient amenities such as a refrigerator, a microwave, and a 42-inch flat-screen TV. Spend your day at the resort's private beach or the golf course, and end it with a trip to the spa. Take your time and sample all six of the hotel's on-site restaurants. If you're planning an event, make the most of the hotel's 18,000 square feet of event space.

Make yourself at home at the Minorga on the Key Village Condos. All eight condos include homelike amenities such as kitchens, full-size refrigerators, and stoves. Relax in front of the flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and stay connected to family and friends back home with the complimentary Wi-Fi. Cool off in the outdoor pool, make a great meal on the barbecue grills, and explore beautiful Siesta Key.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Sarasota

Best Discount Hotels in Sarasota, Florida

3 Star Average Prices: $137.31

For the lowest rates on Sarasota hotels, focus your search on the outskirts of the city. Just over the city line, you'll find plenty of budget-friendly places to stay.

It might not be right on the waterfront, but the Days Inn Sarasota - Siesta Key is just a short drive from the beach on Siesta Key. It's also only a few miles from attractions such as the Myakka River State Park and the Museum of Asian Art. Stay in a standard queen or king room, and enjoy standard amenities such as microwaves, refrigerators, and workspaces. Use the free Wi-Fi to plan excursions, or sign on at the business center to catch up on work. Fuel up for the day with the free continental breakfast, and enjoy a picnic or barbecue in the hotel's outdoor dining area.

Situated between Sarasota and Bradenton, the Super 8 Bradenton Sarasota Area is convenient to the Sarasota Classic Car Museum, the Ca' d'Zan Mansion, and the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport. Get a restful night's sleep in one of the 47 guest rooms, and wake up to a free continental breakfast each morning. Catch up on work with the complimentary Wi-Fi and in-room desk, or head to the hotel's business center for a work session. When the weather allows, make a splash in the outdoor pool and save with free self-parking.

For some of the most affordable rooms in the Sarasota area, book your stay at the M Star Bradenton. Choose from double or king rooms, and save by preparing snacks or meals with the microwave and refrigerator. With a complimentary continental breakfast each morning and free self-parking, you won't find a more budget-friendly stay than this.

Located right on the Manatee River, the Sleep Inn & Suites Riverfront is just a short drive from the Gamble Plantation, Manatee Village Historical Park, and the South Florida Museum. Relax in one of the 67 guest rooms, or suit up to go to the outdoor pool. Fill up at the complimentary buffet breakfast each morning, and take advantage of the free self-parking.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Sarasota

2 Star Average Prices: $95.77

2 Star Hotel Prices in Sarasota

Best Hotel Discounts in Sarasota, Florida

No matter where you stay, there's no need to pay full price. Depending on your affiliations, you can save big. AAA members save at least 5 percent on the lowest rates at the Sleep Inn & Suites Riverfront and the Super 8 Bradenton Sarasota Area, while AARP members save at least 10 percent at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Sarasota Lakewood Ranch and the Springhill Suites by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton. Members of the military and government employees get low rates at the M Star Bradenton and other area hotels.

Best Value Options in Sarasota, Florida

If you're looking for a great place to stay in a convenient location but don't want to spend much, you'll find plenty in your price range. Take a closer look at these best value options in Sarasota.

A few miles north of Sarasota, book your stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bradenton West. Convenient to the South Florida Museum and several local medical centers, the Holiday Inn also has plenty to do right on site. Get in a workout at the 24-hour fitness center, cool off in the outdoor pool, or catch up on work at the business center. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi and a complimentary buffet breakfast, making it an even better deal.

Located between Sarasota and Bradenton, the Springhill Suites by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton is convenient to the Sarasota Classic Car Museum and the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Stay in one of the 84 guest rooms, and get a great night's sleep on a pillow-top bed. Swim some laps in the outdoor pool, or relax in the spa tub. Leave the car behind, and explore the Sarasota area with the complimentary area shuttle.

The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Sarasota Lakewood Ranch might be off the beaten path, but it offers well-kept rooms for a budget-friendly price. The hotel is within two miles of the Nathan Benderson Park, the Stardust Event Center, and the Hi Hat Ranch. Get some rest in one of the 87 guest rooms, and wake up to a complimentary continental breakfast. Swim in the outdoor pool or spa tub, stay fit at the on-site fitness center, and take advantage of the business center.

Situated just south of Sarasota, Captiva Beach Resort is about a mile away from scenic Siesta Key Beach. Choose queen rooms with one or two beds, and you'll also have a kitchenette at your disposal. All 19 guest rooms include separate sitting areas, making this resort great for families. Spend your day at the resort's private beach or outdoor pool, and cap it off with a barbecue.

Can’t-Miss Attractions in Sarasota, Florida

Get a sense of Sarasota's upscale history with a tour through the Ringling, which includes grounds, gardens, collections, exhibitions, and the impressive Ca' d'Zan Mansion. Take a stroll through the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, noted for their seasonal displays and immaculate trails.

Pack up the family for a trip to the much-loved Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, which features favorites like otters, turtles, manatees, and more. Family members of all ages will also love the Myakka River State Park and the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary.

For some of the Sarasota area's best sunning and swimming, make your way to the white sands of Siesta Key. For great kayaking and fishing, head straight for South Lido County Park and Lido Beach.

Whether you're planning an adventurous beach vacation or a relaxing offseason trip, set your sights on the Gulf Coast. A great Florida getaway, Sarasota is a top pick in any season.

Sarasota resident Stephen King once said, 'Either get busy living or get busy dying.

It's easy to see why he chose to reside in this city in Florida, as it has some amazing beaches and resorts to offer visitors. Many of the beaches have fine sand and shallow clear waters. This city was also once the winter home of the famous Ringling Brothers Circus, and there is now the Ringling Museum of Art. The humid and subtropical climate means that even winters are warm in Sarasota, making it a popular destination with tourists all year round. Sarasota hotels vary from the low-end options to the more luxurious ones.  

Affordable Accommodation

Knights Inn Sarasota is one of the typical cheap hotels which is located just off the highway. It's also near to Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and the downtown area. Free continental breakfast is provided every morning, and for dinner options there are a few restaurants nearby including seafood and Italian choices. This hostel also has an outdoor swimming pool, which is perfect for taking advantage of the warm climate. Another one of the cheap hotels is Super 8 Sarasota which is a few minutes drive away from several beaches. It is ideal for those on a budget, who still want clean and comfy accommodation to rest their head at the end of the day. There is also the option to book a room with a microwave and refrigerator, making it easier to stick to a budget. 

Refined Luxury Hotels

Many big luxury chains have hotels in Sarasota including, The Ritz-Carlton, which overlooks the bay, and is uniquely located in the former Ringling Circus troupe's home. It's ideally located for those wishing to explore both the Gulf Coast and the city. No luxury is spared in the rooms which are furnished with large comfortable beds, complete with feather duvets and goose down pillows. Hyatt Regency Sarasota is a fashionable choice for those seeking the ultimate luxury. They have a huge outdoor pool for guests to soak in, and for lovers of golf they're nearby to many of the best golf courses this city has to offer. Balconies are available with some of the rooms too, and fast internet access is provided, with the option to upgrade to premium high speed for a small fee.   

Chic and Stylish Hotels

Hotels in Sarasota also include some boutique and independent options. Hotel Indigo Sarasota has stylish decor and interiors, and is perfectly located just a few minutes away from the beach, and within walking distance of the downtown area. This is different to other Sarasota hotels as it is modern, laid-back and very cool. Hotel Ranola is a low-key option which is privately owned, and prides itself on providing a personal touch. It boasts urban charm in the heart of downtown Sarasota, just a short drive away from the beaches. It's in an area which has many theatres, shops, great nightlife and restaurant choices. 

FAQs about hotels in Sarasota

What are the best rated hotels in Sarasota?

Carlisle Inn, Hyatt Place Sarasota and Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most up-scale hotels in Sarasota?

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Hyatt Regency Sarasota and The Sarasota Modern, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel are the top 3 luxury hotels near Sarasota city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Sarasota?

Aloft Sarasota, Hyatt Regency Sarasota, and The Sarasota Modern, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel are the properties closest to Sarasota city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Sarasota cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Sarasota can be as cheap as $95.77 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Sarasota cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Sarasota has been $137.31 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a luxury hotel in Sarasota cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Sarasota has been $204.19 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Sarasota?

Carlisle Inn, Golden Host Resort Sarasota and The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Sarasota?

Courtyard Sarasota University Park, The Westin Sarasota and Residence Inn by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Sarasota?

Comfort Inn & Suites, Comfort Suites Sarasota - Siesta Key and Quality Inn Sarasota North Near Lido Key Beach are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Sarasota?

Magnolia Pointe Best Western Signature Collection, Ameniti Bay Best Western Signature Collection and Best Western Plus Siesta Key Gateway are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Sarasota?

Hotel Indigo Sarasota An Ihg Hotel, Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota, an IHG Hotel and Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport, an IHG Hotel are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the Government Per Diem Hotel Rates in Sarasota, FL?

Below are the GSA reimbursement limits for hotel spending in Sarasota, FL excluding taxes per night. See gsa.gov for more details.

Applies to Sarasota

Season BeginSeason EndLodging RateMeals & Incidentals
May 1, 2022 September 30, 2022 $103.00 $69.00

Recent traveler reviews of Sarasota, FL

Below are reviews of the city of Sarasota, FL from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Brown Theater, The Garden & Shoogie Boogie"
Score 5.0 / 5

Near venues we were at: The Garden, Brown Theater, Shoogie Boogie.

William K., from 06-Sep-2022
"Best thing about Sarasota is this hotel!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Best thing about Sarasota was this hotel is there.

Jacob K., from 01-Sep-2022
"Clean hotel and great restaurants."
Score 5.0 / 5

Clean hotel and great restaurants.

Michael S., from 01-Sep-2022
"Very Good Restaurant & Special Beaches!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Restaurant is very good, the beaches are special.

Berthony B., from 22-Aug-2022
"Siesta Key Village and St. Armands Circle!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Siesta Key Village and St. Armands Circle!

Jorge B., from 21-Aug-2022
"Very Impressed With The Carlisle Inn!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Loved having Der Deutchman Restaurant & Sarasota Community Church so close. We came for a conference at that Church. Enjoyed going to furniture store & gift shop at restaurant; food was very good. I was able to connect with my Sarasota friends who were also impressed with your Inn. My friends will hopefully plan on a trip down to enjoy the area. I really had a treat staying at your Inn, loved the spacious hallways with sofas & chairs to sit in. We didn't have time to visit the City of Sarasota & (we) I would love to return to do that. I would love to make it an annual treat!

Carolyn R., from 16-Aug-2022
"Located very close to airport."
Score 4.0 / 5

This location is very close to the airport.

Darrell S., from 07-Jul-2022
"All The Restaurants On Main Street!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Loved the downtown Main Street with all the restaurants. Loved the Ringling!

Mary H., from 05-Jul-2022
"Lovely Beach Scene!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Varied restaurants, reasonably priced, nice walkable downtown and a lovely beach scene.

Roy W., from 22-Jun-2022
"The BEACH!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Want to move there, beach close and shopping, etc!

Peggy W., from 16-Jun-2022
"Beautiful clean beaches!!!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Sarasota is a lively, artsy town. There always seems to be something going on (this past weekend was the seafood festival) and the beaches are some of the best in the world - clean, beautiful water, etc. Love it there.

Mary K., from 27-May-2022
"City is filled with great culture, restaurants, and yoga studios."
Score 5.0 / 5

The city is filled with great culture, restaurants, and yoga studios.

Richard G., from 24-May-2022
"Amazing!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Walt's Seafood Restaurant and the Ringling Museum were both really amazing.

Michael S., from 08-May-2022
"Beautiful Sarasota"
Score 5.0 / 5

Sarasota is a beautiful city.

Michael A., from 04-May-2022
"The BEACH!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The beach!

Bobbie C., from 03-May-2022
"Sarasota is gorgeous!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Sarasota is gorgeous!

Kelly L., from 14-Apr-2022
"Great location."
Score 4.0 / 5

The town had great restaurants, easy walkability and there was a market downtown.

Kimberly D., from 05-Apr-2022
"Nice beaches!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Nice beaches.

Andrew P., from 27-Mar-2022
"Sarasota is a very nice town!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Very nice town.

Elaine S., from 02-Feb-2022
"Sarasota has a very beautiful downtown!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Sarasota has a very beautiful downtown. I loved Marie Shelby Botanical Garden and Bay Front.

Mehri A., from 25-Jan-2022
"Sarasota Area is Beautiful"
Score 4.0 / 5

It is beautiful. The beaches are white sand and the water is clear. We went to the town of Anna Marie and they have an awesome Dock with restaurant and live music. Siesta Keys is beautiful and have a very nice restaurant on the beach. The John Ringling Museums are a must see. Loved everything about Sarasota and the surrounding area.

Kathy J., from 25-Jan-2022
"Sarasota has a very beautiful downtown!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Sarasota has a very beautiful downtown. I loved Marie Shelby Botanical Garden and Bay Front.

Mehri A., from 24-Jan-2022
"My stay here was good."
Score 4.0 / 5

It was good.

Katherine T., from 22-Jan-2022
"Wonderful Beaches!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Sarasota beaches were wonderful and loved all the beautiful seashells

Cindy L., from 21-Jan-2022
"Beautiful Scenery!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Fantastic city beautiful scenery.

James M., from 01-Jan-2022
"People, food, bus service and beaches."
Score 5.0 / 5

People, food, bus service and beaches.

Luis S., from 16-Dec-2021
"A lot of good sight-seeing venues."
Score 5.0 / 5

A lot of good sight-seeing venues. Ringling North Museum, Clown Museum, etc.

Henry M., from 27-Nov-2021
"We Love Lido Beach!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Have been going there since 1970; we love Lido Beach, it's so nice.

Dd A., from 06-Nov-2021
"Have loved going to Lido Beach for 40 years!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Have been going there since 1970; we love Lido Beach, it's so nice.

Dd A., from 06-Nov-2021
"Great Scenery"
Score 5.0 / 5

Wow, beautiful scenery!

Richard D., from 05-Nov-2021
"Much to see and do in the area!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The weather, restaurants, the varied sites to see.

Marion S., from 05-Nov-2021
"Great City for Walking, Dining & Shopping"
Score 5.0 / 5

A very walkable city with many options for dining and shopping.

Patrick A., from 02-Nov-2021
"Love everything"
Score 4.0 / 5

Love the great restaurants, beaches and friendly people!

Gary L., from 02-Dec-2019
"Beautiful"
Score 4.0 / 5

The city is clean and there is lots to do

Colleen F., from 07-Oct-2019
"Beautiful"
Score 4.0 / 5

beautiful city

Carolina L., from 02-Sep-2019
" GREAT FOR BUSINESS"
Score 4.0 / 5

LOTS OF GROWTH AND NEW CONSTRUCTION GREAT FOR BUSINESS

Tim G., from 14-Aug-2019
"Fantastic Stay "
Score 5.0 / 5

The bay front walk and the boat rides and restaurants were delightful. Aloft was so much fun, the bar was jumping and the people were sooo friendly.

Natalie Anne S., from 22-Jul-2019
"Great Area "
Score 5.0 / 5

The beautiful people and beaches.

Karen M., from 19-Jul-2019
"Great Hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Sarasota is great for all ages. Beaches,theater,opera, music, Ballet, Jazz, Jungle Gardens,Farmers Market and nice Fireworks.

Estelle S., from 10-Jul-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The Daquiri Deck!!Beaches!!

Ondrea W., from 11-Jun-2018
"Nice hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Very clean and friendly staff.

Anthony F., from 25-Jun-2017
"Lots of Greatness!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Easy to navigate. Lots to do. Beaches are beautiful!!

Alisa S., from 16-May-2017
"All About the Outdoors"
Score 5.0 / 5

Very nice area with lots to do from fishing on the pier, going to the beach, parks, the zoo, and wildlife.

Wayne R S., from 14-Jun-2015
"Great City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Downtown sarasota was adorable.

Maria F., from 26-Mar-2015
"Tons To Do"
Score 4.0 / 5

Fabulous restaurants, a fun Amish experience in Pinecraft, and gorgeous beaches.

Joanne M., from 09-Feb-2015
"Nathan Benderson Park"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great hospitality. Go and see rowing facility.

Stephen B., from 15-May-2014
"Hospitable"
Score 5.0 / 5

Sarasota is a beautiful city and very welcoming.

Mercedes M., from 28-Apr-2014
"Very Enjoyable"
Score 5.0 / 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Sarasota. We spent time on the beaches, shopping and dining in St. Armands Circle, and even had a chance to go to the Sarasota Ballet, which was incredible.

Joseph W., from 10-Mar-2014
"Rowing Center"
Score 5.0 / 5

The new rowing center is really coming along, very impressive.

Louise D., from 24-Feb-2014
"Endless beauty"
Score 4.0 / 5

I love many things about Sarasota. Very fun downtown with shops and good restaurants. Endless beauty along the shore and many say some of the best beaches in the world!

Saeed N., from 03-Dec-2013
"Beaches and sights"
Score 4.0 / 5

I travel here once or twice a year. I love the beaches and sights of Longboat Key. I love driving over the water with all the bridges over beautiful areas and views. The downtown has nice restaurants and shops.

Saeed N., from 02-Dec-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Sarasota, FL shown above is 4.7 out of 5 based on 51 reviews
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