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Hotel Ranola

118 Indian Place, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Ranked #12 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
terbang Walldorf, Germany
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  • 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Walldorf, Germany
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143 reviews 143 reviews
143 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is no normal hotel service in this place. No breakfast is served, reception is not staffed all the time and it is not cheap. On the other hand you get: very nice rooms, friendly staff, and, of course, an unbeatable location.

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Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel Ranola is a boutique hotel (9 rooms available) in the heart of Sarasota. The location is about half a mile of the active part of Main Street. The owner is at the hotel every day so it is almost like a bed and breakfast(without the breakfast). The laundry room on premises was very handy for our extended trip.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

We liked some parts of the Ranola but not everything. Our room/studio was a lot like an efficiency in a New York City older building. A separate sleeping/sitting area, a small but functional kitchen and a small bath - all decorated in an IKEA'ish design. Everything in the kitchen and bath show their age but were clean and functional. The... More

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Wilmington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This is the third time we have stayed at The Ranola in downtown Sarasota. WE choose this location so that we can walk to the restaurants each evening without having to resort to a car journey. Althought there is plenty of parking. Years ago it was very difficult to find places to eat in downtown Sarasota, today it is a... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

After the glowing reviews of this hotel I was looking forward to staying here and celebrating a significant birthday with my loved one. For over 300 dollars for two nights, and a room described as 'fit for a queen' this should have been a high point in our vacation. Unfortunately it wasn't. The hotel location is very central and the... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I'm about to share Sarasota's best kept secret: Hotel Ranola. It is the located. in the heart of shops, restaurants, and a short walk to the Bay Front. The "botique" hotel is in a charming, preserved old building with way cool art deco vibe. Each room has a kitchenette and the rooms are light, airy, funky & comfy. The beds... More

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Mary Esther, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Very easy to earn another star from us: by more presence (Lets a bad taste when desk is only available till 3 pm, when people use to arrive later? You have to go through a complicate process of codes and numbers). Even morning 8pm was desk has been orphaned. The another issue: miserable WIFI. To be fixed by a new... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This funky chic boutique hotel is in the heart of downtown Sarasota, just a short walk from countless restaurants and shopping. The location really can't be beat. We loved the decor, the huge well-lit rooms, the bar and the full kitchen with it's keurig coffee maker. It was a real treat staying here and the personal attention you get by... More

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Merida, Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Just stayed at the wonderful Hotel Ranola. This was our second visit there and it is still a delight. The room (actually a studio apartment) and hotel were immaculate and comfortable. It's always a plus to visit and chat with Kathy. We'll be back again soon. Thank you! Kathie and Robert

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This hotel was in a perfect location for walking to restaurants and activities in downtown Sarasota. The hotel is very cute with its Art Deco design and the rooms were very comfortable. We were on the 2nd floor in the back (room 12) and had no noise problems at all. There was a large bedroom with King sized bed, desk... More

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Also Known As:
Ranola Hotel Sarasota
Address: 118 Indian Place, Sarasota, FL 34236
Location: United States > Florida > Sarasota
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only hotel in the heart of Downtown Sarasota, Florida. Walk to dozens of fabulous restaurants. Shops, galleries, etc. Full kitchens, sitting area, spacious rooms. Pillowtop mattresses, luxurious linens, flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi and more. Minutes to beaches. ... more   less 
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