We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel Ranola

118 Indian Place, Sarasota, FL 34236
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hotel Ranola
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Hotel Ranola
Write a Review

141 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    100
    26
    8
    5
    2
See reviews for
16
90
15
11
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (12)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (141)
  • Mar-May only
    (35)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (28)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (34)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (44)
All months
Truro, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended our 3 week long tour of Florida with a 2 night stay at the Hotel Ranola. It is as described on their website, art deco interior design with all the amenities of modern living, plus the advantage of a small roof top terrace. Our room had a full kitchen, comfortable bed and lots of space. They supplied coffee,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kathy D, Owner at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear that you had such a fantastic stay with us, Sue! Above all, we want our guests to be able to relax and enjoy all that Sarasota has to offer. I'm glad our proximity to downtown made that possible, and you had a great time taking in the local hot spots. Thanks for sharing, and we hope... More 

Green Lane, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for a couple of nights back in November of 2014. As many of the other reviewers have noted, this isn't your standard hotel. The owners bought the building, which was built in the 1920s, and spent a great deal of time, energy and money renovating. I spend about 100 nights per year in hotels... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kathy D, Owner at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay.Thank you for taking the time to share this glowing, thoughtful review, Seth. Regardless of how much time passes, I will always appreciate your support! We would love to see you again. Take care, Kathy, Proprietor More 

Tulum mexico
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk to many of Sarasota great restaurants. Building has nine small apartments for rent. Built for snowbirds a century ago. Redone in funky Art Deco. black and white tile, stainless and engine turned metal trim. If old bothers you probably shoul d go elsewhere. Tiny kitchen but adequate. Whole Foods is only a ten minute walk. Very safe area, fenced... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kathy D, Owner at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

I'm so happy you chose us to get a taste of Sarasota! Hopefully you liked it enough to relocate as we'd love to welcome you to the city. I appreciate your support, Don, and if you need anything else please don't hesitate to reach out. All the best, Kathy, Proprietor More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a great location with spacious accomodation, the freedom to get your own breakfast when you want it and don't mind very minimal hotel facilities Hotel Ranola is for you. Always providing you are confident that nothing could go wrong with your arrangements in which case don't expect any flexibility from the owner/manager. We first booked... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Venice, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great charming boutique historic hotel downtown kitchen with all one would need we brought appetizers and beverages overlook bay and city on rooftop deck. Good area did the pinapple drop and no worries bout driving home. Would do again. Only wish I could have brought my 4 lb. Chihuahua Bruiser because of this we had to head home very early.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kathy D, Owner at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed staying with us! We certainly aim to impress, and it sounds like we hit the mark. Thanks for helping us spread the word here, and we hope you'll come back and stay with us the next time you're visiting Sarasota! All the best, Kathy, Proprietor More 

Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
27 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

hotel Ranola offers appartments in an appartment building with tourists and tennants. The place is clean, has a nice and fully equiped kitchen, enough space and a good bed. Only the airco is loudish, but necessary. The hosts are very friendly and helpful (ask for beach gear). It's a 5 min walk to the down town area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kathy D, Owner at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

We appreciate you leaving us such an encouraging review. We're sure that future guests will appreciate your suggestions, and it's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed all of our amenities. Thanks for sharing, and we hope you'll come back and stay with us again! All the best, Kathy, Proprietor More 

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Just returned from my 2nd visit and Hotel Ranola was absolutely wonderful. Great service, friendly and even helped me out with many ideas in mind about moving to Sarasota. The owner Kathy & staff, especially Martha were so good to me. I can't wait to go back again. If you're looking for that home away from, comfort, affordable, walking distance... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kathy D, Owner at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, Marcy! It's great to hear that our team took excellent care of you and was so friendly and welcoming. I truly appreciate you helping us spread the word here, and hope you'll come back and see us again soon! All the best, Kathy, Proprietor More 

Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
27 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The Ranola is offering fully equiped appartments. Spacious, with a kitchen, Free parking, clean and on a good location near downtown Sarasota. The receipt is very warm and helpful (a beach chair and umbrella? No problem). Would surely return.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kathy D, Owner at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

I couldn't be happier to hear that you had such a great time with us. We always want our guests to have a relaxing and comfortable stay, and it sounds like we hit the mark. Thanks for sharing and helping us spread the word here, and I hope you'll come back and see us again soon! All the best, Kathy,... More 

Sarasota, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Recently spent two nights at this eclectic hotel in downtown Sarasota. The rooms are whimsically decorated and very comfortable. It's nice to have a galley kitchen. Location to downtown attractions is superb. Owner, operators are exceptionally friendly and helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kathy D, Owner at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

It's so great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay! We always want our guests to have a truly memorable experience, and it sounds like we hit the mark. Thanks for helping us spread the word here, and I hope you'll come back and see us again! All the best, FB sign-off -- Kathy, Proprietor More 

Tampa, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

First off, I would like to point out that this is NOT the Ritz or Hyatt down the street, nor is it meant to be. There is not a full time staff as it is a couple who owns the hotel. We only stayed for one night, but we found our stay to be very pleasant. I did get an... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Kathy D, Owner at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us such a great review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and appreciate you giving us such a great recommendation. I was sorry to hear that the WiFi was touch and go, and you can be sure that I'll follow up with this to make sure it's not a problem in the future.... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Hotel Ranola? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Ranola

Address: 118 Indian Place, Sarasota, FL 34236
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Hotel Ranola reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ranola Hotel Sarasota
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sarasota
#3 Best Value Hotel in Sarasota

59 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (47)
Viewed
Room/suite (26)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (12)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay