I have stayed at the Hotel Indigo on four different occasions and am always glad to go back. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful and the rooms are nicely appointed. The location is convenient to the Main Street area and walking distance (three blocks) to Marina Jacks - an excellent place for a casual lunch or nice dinner. They offer bicycles for rent and it is a short ride over the bridge (about 4miles) to the Sarasota Beaches and St. Armands circle area. At Main Street there are lots of great restaurants to choose from. On my last visit - they had a blues guitarist in the lounge that was exceptional. Overall, Hotel Indigo is a great place to spend a few days in Sarasota, if you don't feel like you have to be directly on the water.