We live an hour away from Sarasota but love spending the night. This Homewood Suites was very clean and well-cared for. They don't misrepresent themselves as a beach hotel, but it is located in the city and a short fifteen minute ride to the beach, but not to far from dining, movies, etc. The pool and hot tub were nice and the complimentary breakfast was FABULOUS! Great place for families... My only complaint was the parking - if you're out passed 9 pm, you're forced to park a bit far from your room, but we felt safe and would return.