This is more of a boutique hotel and less of your Hyatt/Holiday Inn type hotel, but it's not pretentious in the least. The decor is very Florida; they've used a blue/green beach glass motif and it's really pretty. The lobby has a bar (beer/wine only) and sitting areas as well as the check-in desk. The staff was extremely accommodating (Thank YOU, Avery, for tracking down my sweater!) and professional. Our room did not have a view, but since we were mostly in the room to sleep, we didn't mind. It was a very large room with a refrigerator and coffee maker. The beautiful contemporary bathroom included robes. We walked to lunch in the "downtown" area of Sarasota which has many nice shops and restaurants, but drove to dinner as this time of year it is quite dark there by 7 p.m. Although we could have walked to the opera, the science museum and several other attractions, we drove to the Marie Selby botanical garden (10 minutes) on the first day and on the second, we also drove to the Ringling Museum (15 minutes). Breakfast is not included in your room rate (which was extremely reasonable especially compared to other hotels in the area), but we ate there anyway for the convenience. It's buffet style with omelets made to order. My husband really enjoyed his omelet. I had oatmeal. You can walk to a restaurant that serves breakfast if you like a more substantial meal. All in all, we really enjoyed this quiet little oasis near the heart of bustling Sarasota.