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Hotel Ranola

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118 Indian Place, Sarasota, FL 34236
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New Buffalo, Michigan
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33 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A number of visitors have opined in the positive on this hotel...but not me. The renovation of the rooms was only haphazard. Paint sloshed on the bathroom tile, in-room safe was decidedly "unsafe" with no batteries and a corroded battery compartment. Keep your computer with you at all times! Even the bathtub was painted. If it rains? The window air... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent two lovely days in Sarasota. We chose the boutique Hotel Ranola for its location downtown and were delighted. The staff was friendly, Jerry the manager was a great reference for things to do and places to eat. She was as interested in our opinions as we were of hers. The room was spacious and clean. Comfortable chairs, cable,... More 

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wilton manors
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a fabulous/fantastic hotel which was only exceeded by Geri, Terri and Dale who make you feel so welcome and are absolutely so fun to deal with. Clean, quiet, tidy place and close and convenient to downtown. We were in fit for a queen and felt like it was our own little apartment! We were there two nights last week... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We stayed at Hotel Ranola last week and it was great. Never thought such a gem would be hidden right downtown Sarasota within walking distance to lots of restaurants. Jeri was very helpful and she had lots of suggestions of things to see or do while we were there. The rooms are great, they are actually more like an apartment... More 

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New York & Paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I hesitate in writing this review as I do not like to share my secrets... This is a beautiful property being restored to it's Art Deco flavor. Walking s=distance to downtown, it's the perfect perch for a Sarasota adventure. The hotel is clean and quiet. The front desk and hotel staff make you feel welcomed, like an old-friend come for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Had to do a quick hit and run at Sarasota. The peeps at Hotel Ranola could not have been more helpful. Arrived early to check in and that was no problem. A fun an eclectic stay in the heart of Sarasota while taking care of business 😎😎😎 I would recommend a hassle free stay here for sure. Especially if you... More 

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Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

From the minute we walked in the door till we left the owners were great, helpful and were very pleasant. We stayed in Room 12 on the second floor. Bed was comfortable, great to have some space and two comfortable chairs to sit in to watch tv. Location was terrific. Just around the corner from Main Street and our room... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Everything I love about this hotel is likely to be what other people will hate, but I would place it in my top 10 of all the hotels I've ever visited. From the moment you walk in, you can imagine yourself the star of a film noir, with the deco flourishes and the ceiling fans, moody lighting and cocktail shakers.... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

My wife and I recently stayed at the Hotel Ranola. We love old Florida architecture, and the hotel is a great example of a well-preserved hotel/apt. built in 1925. The rooms still have the original pine floors and wide millwork, as well as the very cool cast iron drainboard sink and bathtub. The appliances are new, and everything you need... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

My wife and I paid a first visit to Sarasota last Spring. We had a wonderful time and are now planning several more visits in the next six months. We were very pleased with Hotel Ranola. We appreciated the building's history, its charming decoration and comfort. Both for the accommodations and for its location, it made a perfect home base... More 

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