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Hotel Ranola

118 Indian Place, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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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
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27 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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.

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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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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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 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I found this charming eclectic hotel not only to be a perfect location, with total privacy, lovely onwner, clean & a super great get away for both business & pleasure. It's like home away from home, only better. Quaint with a history circa 1926. I will definitely go back every chance I get. Maybe even for a month. Comfortable with... More 

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Kathy D, Owner at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Thanks for the encouraging review, Marcy! It's so great to hear that you loved our accommodations and felt right at home. We'd love to have you again the next time you're visiting Sarasota -- there's plenty more to take in! All the best, Kathy, Proprietor More 

Ridgefield, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I learned of this hotel a few months ago for our first visit to Sarasota. I was suspicious of the low price especially compared to the hotel prices just 4 blocks away. I convinced my husband (the tougher critic) to indulge me in trying out this boutique hotel. We were pleasantly surprised. The location is one block from the heart... More 

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millerlite80
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for our anniversary because of its great location and eclectic style. Unfortunately when we checked out we left a few things in the room. We called right away and asked that the items be shipped because we lived out of town. We offered to pay for shipping because we had left the items but... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

First of all people need to realize that this is not a standard full service hotel. It is more like renting an apartment on airbnb. If you need full service the Hyatt is right down the street and twice the price. You get a comfortable bed with a sitting area and a small galley kitchen. Would be great for extended... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My wife and I stayed in a king suite for 3 nights in this small downtown specialty hotel. This place is run more like a pension or a bed-and-breakfast (minus the breakfast), but we really enjoyed it. It is in an old downtown apartment building with all the "character" you'd expect from an old building, such as hardwood floors and... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We had a very nice stay at this wonderful hotel. We felt warmly welcomed by both Kathy and Martha throughout our visit. We enjoying staying in the King Suite and all the amenities offered. It was comfortable, spacious and tastefully appointed. We enjoyed making our own breakfast or evening snack & having the windows open if we weren't interested in... More 

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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
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Also Known As:
Ranola Hotel Sarasota
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sarasota
#4 Best Value Hotel in Sarasota

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