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“Good small hotel that tries hard....” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Indigo Sarasota
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1223 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236   |  
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Ranked #2 of 46 Hotels in Sarasota
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good small hotel that tries hard....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

First of all, this hotel is clean and that's always a big plus. It also appears to be new as of this writing. Because it's owned by Holiday Inn, it's not so much a boutique hotel as it is Holiday Inn's version of a boutique hotel. But that's okay and, in this case, quite good. Whereas bigger hotels try to bang you for wireless service, this hotel gives it away for free. Big bonus point in my book. The staff is extra-friendly and aim to please. When I didn't like a local beer at the lobby bar, the bartender gave me another choice with no problem -- I appreciate that type of service. On the slightly down side, the pool is non-existent and actually the size of a hot tub and the gym (?) is very weak. However, you can walk downtown and I did take exercise walks in the a.m. to Starbucks and Whole Foods, and that's a nice option. I'd stay there again!

Room Tip: When I rate spa, I'm talking about the gym. I did not get any other services....
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indigo_SRQ1223, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Thank you writer! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your feedback. Sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the pool and gym; we understand that can be frustrating. We love that you mentioned the proximity to Starbucks and Whole Foods – it’s one of the best parts about being so close to downtown.

Come back any time! We can’t wait to have you.
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Winter Haven, Fl
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at this hotel. It has a great location in downtown Sarasota. It is near all the sights - the beaches, shopping at St Armand's Circle and plenty of dining options. The hotel has a state of the art in design and built in energy efficiencies. It also has a great warmth with all the vivid colors and art work spread throughout the hotel. Our room was outstanding. It was large and gave the feeling of openness. The room furniture was new and well suited to make anyone feel at home. The bed was very comfortable. The staff was superior at customer service. The price was reasonable for the excellence of the facilities and the care you received. We loved our experience at this hotel and would recommend it highly to others.

Room Tip: Enjoy the live music during Happy Hour on the weekends. Relax in the hot and cold spa.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indigo_SRQ1223, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
CarpeDiem, thank you very much for all of the positive feedback. It’s always very rewarding to get a glowing review, especially one as specific as yours! We agree that the hotel is in an excellent location and are very grateful to be surrounded by such a fun neighborhood.

Come back and visit any time – we’d be delighted to have you. Anyone who advocates Carpe Diem is A-okay in our book :-) !
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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We had to book this hotel out of necessity. We had originally booked a different place in Siesta Key that was just a complete dump, so we ended up staying in Sarasota instead. Let me qualify my comments before I get started. I am a Platinum member with Priority Club which is Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, Stay Bridge, Hotel Indigo, and among others. I will have to say, this was the best experience I have ever had staying in a Priority Club hotel. The staff was extremely helpful, polite, and go out of their way to make you feel more comfortable during your stay. They have a small bistro to accommodate your eating needs. They have a spa for your wife's needs, and the rooms are VERY clean and roomy. In our room on the 2nd floor, the bed was comfortable, it had a couch and sitting area, a large bathroom, and also a large wine cooler/fridge. The service was impeccable, the ambiance with the indigo music was outstanding. I can not say enough great things about this hotel. My wife would offer one suggestion, that the rooms be equipped with a continuous fan feature on the A/C to provide some white noise and dampen occasional hall noises. My wife and I will be staying there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indigo_SRQ1223, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this review, July 25, 2012
Thank you Kevin! What a kind review. It means a lot coming from a Platinum member – you certainly know your hotels! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that you will be returning to visit. We love the suggestion about the fan feature for white noise—we’ll pass that on to Frank, our Director of Engineering, and see if we can have that in place before your next visit.

Please let us know when you’re coming again and if there is anything we can do to make your stay extraordinary!
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

We loved this hotel. The service was exceptional! They looked up local information for us and placed it under our door. The hotel is beautifully maintained with laminate floors in the rooms, decorative pillows in the hall, and creative murals throughout.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indigo_SRQ1223, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Sjstek, thank you kindly for taking the time to review! We’re very glad you were able to take advantage of our neighborhood and hope you enjoyed the suggested local activities. We aim to please!
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45 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I have worked in the hotel industry for over 15 years and when I travel I am always concern about the cleanliness and the service of the hotel I will be staying at but when I stay at the Indigo Sarasota I don’t have to worry about that. I have stayed at this hotel 3 times in the past 3 years and the hotel’s quality and service are always the same… simply exceptional. Great staff, excellent service and convenient location what more can you ask for.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indigo_SRQ1223, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Msemaan, we’re glad we can put your mind at ease! Those are some very kind compliments and we’re grateful to be on the receiving end. Come back and visit again soon!
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Miami, Florida, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

This hotel is extremely clean and in a great location that is a quick drive to St. Armand's Circle and the beaches. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the rooms are spacious and very well maintained. The hotel bar also has a very nice happy hour. The only drawback of this hotel is the pool is very small, so I would not recommend if you plan on spending more time at the pool then on the beach. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indigo_SRQ1223, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Thanks Shelly! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed yourself—especially our Happy Hour. We regularly have Melanie Massell, a talented local jazz artist, come in and perform and every Friday we have live music by Herman. It may not be a pool, but we do think you’ll enjoy it. Give us a call before you head back and we’ll update you on Happy Hour happenings!
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makawao
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50 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

what a nice little property. after a long. hot day of exploring - you check into your room which is softly playing spa-like music and looks like a marine-coastally decorated martha stewart room. not my personal style, but very welcoming compared to corporate hotels. just a note for pool users - it's the size of a jacuzzi, but beaches aren't too far off.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Indigo_SRQ1223, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this review, June 21, 2012
Thanks worldlyfoodie! It’s important to us to make our guests feel relaxed and at home, so we’re glad we were able to do that.

Thanks again for taking the time to review. Come back and visit soon!
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Address: 1223 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Sarasota
#3 Romantic Hotel in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Indigo Sarasota 3*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Indigo Sarasota Inspired service, intriguing design, invigorating atmosphere: Hotel Indigo Sarasota is the refreshing alternative, perfect for business and leisure travel. Situated on the edge of downtown Sarasota three miles from the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport. Hotel Indigo Sarasota is close to many cultural attractions and business centers. Play on the pristine beaches of Siesta Key and shop or dine at the famed St. Armands Circle. Explore the beauty of the John & Mable Ringling Museum,the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens & the Mote Marine Aquarium or take in a show at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, all minutes from the hotel. Come and savor the experience of our unique atmosphere at the H20 Bistro. A dining pleasure with an intimate and casual atmosphere serving breakfast, lunch, starters and dinner, we also offer a specialty beer and wine bar! Relax beside twin spa wading pools or curl up in an oversized chair with your laptop and take advantage of the complimentary high-speed Internet access throughout the hotel, or play a round or two of golf at the many nearby courses. Hotel Indigo Sarasota, when you travel and stay with us; you re never too far from home. ... more   less 
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