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Hotel Ranola

#10 of 46 Hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
118 Indian Place, Sarasota, FL 34236
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
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Clearwater
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is the perfect place to stay in Sarasota as it's close to everything downtown, the rooms are beautiful and comfortable and the owner Kathi is so helpful and sweet. The art deco decor is great with lots of windows to let the natural light it. Very clean. Can't wait to return.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

We read so many contradictory reviews of this hotel, we went Into it, cautiously optimistic. We loved it, but we understand that it may not be everyone's cup of tea. It was wonderfully decorated & charming. This is no cookie cutter hotel room with echos of the 1920's architecture throughout the building. We loved having our own kitchen which was... More 

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Buntingford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Ranola is an unusual hotel in a 1920s building, very well located in the centre of Sarasota, within easy walking distance of restaurants, shops and the historic area. The hotel has a small number of rooms and is on three stories. It doesn’t have a lift so those with mobility problems would need to be on the ground floor.... More 

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St. Michael, MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised upon arrival at Ranola. Quaint lodging right in the heart of downtown Sarasota. Complete kitchenette with everything you need to make your stay comfortable, even a "shaker" and glasses for refreshments. Only 1 block off of Main Street and if you head west you will come across shopping, restaurants, and places to satisfy your thirst.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We're not fans of big, chain hotels, and stay in smaller properties when we can. I wish I had found the Hotel Ranola for our 2014 Sarasota trip - but better late than never! Our suite was spacious, clean and comfortable with enough of the little things to get us to come back: lots of natural light, vanity/dressing room area... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We loved the Ranola. We spent 4 nights in a large ground floor suite. The hotel is a converted small 3-floor apartment building in downtown Sarasota. It has just 9 rooms which are all converted apartments. It also has another 9 apartments, mainly on the top floor, that have permanent tenants. Our groundfloor suite had a bedroom with a make-up... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Hotel Ranola is an Art Deco Paradise and a marvelous choice for historic lodging in downtown Sarasota! Charm abounds, as well as plenty of comfort and hospitality. The location is ideal for exploring the city of Sarasota and the nearby beaches. Parking is free and the building is quite secure; as a female, traveling alone, I felt very comfortable in... More 

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Portsmouth NH
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Pleasant small 9 room hotel on a quiet street well located walk to downtown Sarasota, great restaurants and shops, 10 minutes walk to Whole Foods. Art Deco apartments built in the 1920's. Recently converted with all mod cons, full bathrooms with black and white tiles, eggplant walls, trendy rugs, comfortable bedding, small but well stocked kitchen,with coffee maker. Flat screen... More 

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HotelRanola, Owner at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the positive review of Hotel Ranola. Not everyone realizes that we are not the conventional chain. Thank you for appreciating our charm. Hope to see you again!. Kathy Owner More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

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 

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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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

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 

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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 

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