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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great boutique hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Great stay throughout our visit. Live music in the lobby. Nice and friendly staff. Spacious and beautiful rooms - no carpet!! Bar in the lobby serves beer and wine - happy hour specials in the evening. Walking distance to bars and restaurants downtown Sarasota. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, March 21, 2013
Alloves2travel, we are so happy that you had fun and enjoyed your stay. We welcome you back anytime and look forward to your next review!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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wisconsin, usa
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed two nights at the Hotel Indigo. The location could not have been better -- within easy walking distance of the "heart" of downtown Sarasota and all the cultural sites. We loved that our hotel room floor was hard wood -- so much cleaner than icky carpets! The desk staff were nice -- I got a horrible sunburn and when I asked for extra lotion, the guy offered me some aloe gel. Exactly what I needed and such an unexpected bonus! I also asked for some extra softer pillows and again the desk staff went above and beyond to help out. We ate at the hotel bar/restaurant twice. They only serve beer/wine (in case that matters to you), and the menu is quite simple. But we were all pleased with the quality of the food we got. Finally, they stock Aveda personal care products and we really liked these products. All in all -- we would stay there again in a heart beat!

Room Tip: May need to book early to get a room with a King bed -- may have more with 2 doubles?
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, March 21, 2013
Thank you whynothavefun! It sounds like you enjoyed the full experience on your trip to Sarasota. We try to go beyond a request to give you something you really need, the Aloe is a necessity for sunburns. We offer different pillows upon request for your comfort. Our restaurant is known for fresh local food and we are pleased that you got to experience it twice. The Aveda products in the rooms are just another advantage of staying at our beautiful property. We hope you see you again soon.
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Indianapolis
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Visiting Sarasota for only one night on business, I decided to check out the Indigo after noticing its presence in a number of smaller cities throughout the country. Check-in was very friendly and professional. Upon entering my room, I was immediately struck by the clean, environmentally sensitive construction and color pallette designed to sooth the senses while imparting a chic ambience. Too bad I don't really care about those things being a Republican, but I did modestly revel in the sleek glass shower with its low flow showerhead. The property does not have beach access or a pool, but has a respectable fitness center, business office and outside hot and cold spa. I didn't dine there, but there is a combination lounge/restaurant on site. I certainly recommend the Indigo especially for the crunchy granola crowd.

Room Tip: High floor facing south
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, March 21, 2013
Hi Curt909, We hope whenever you come for business you get to stay at one of our hotels. The hotel is based around an inviting relaxing stay and you saw that once you entered the door. The Spa inspired shower is a guest favorite. We are not right on the beach but we have the convenience of a short walk downtown to the heart of the arts and culture district. We are happy you got to experience our hotel and look forward to seeing you again.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

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.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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, March 13, 2013
GFez, It’s refreshing to hear all the nice things about our hotel. We are happy that you get to explore our area when you are in town. On Friday nights, we offer our live jazz happy hour, with musician Herman Anderson. His soothing and relaxing music makes for a great time for one or a group of people to enjoy the end of a workweek. We welcome you back anytime you are in the area!
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Pittsburgh
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We recently stayed here for three nights. This hotel is convenient to the airport, a short walk to downtown, near a grocery store, etc. Every member of the staff was extremely pleasant, especially Miguel at breakfast. Our only concern was that our room seemed rather dark, even with all of the lamps turned on. Otherwise, this is a great place to stay and we would not hesitate to do so again.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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, March 13, 2013
Hi Steelangel, thank you for your recent comments about our property. We are conveniently located near many shops and restaurants; it is refreshing to take a short walk or even a bike ride around town. Our staff tries to go above and beyond for each guest, and they really enjoy hearing the positive feedback from our guests. Please stop by and see us again, whenever you are in the area.
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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I stayed there, 2 nights in a king deluxe room (overlooking a parking garage) with a small sitting area, and a writing desk. Room and bathroom were very clean. However, the pillows for a king bed were too small, and too soft. And, it would've been nice to have a minibar, instead of an empty mini refrigerator, just sitting on the floor next to the TV cabinet.

Another shortcoming of this property was that the fitness room was lacking in basic workout equipment. The small outdoor pool and separate spa were both very clean. However, the pool/spa area should be privately landscaped, as you can be seen from the street.

Otherwise, this property is conveniently located between the historic district, downtown, and the bridge to St. Armand's Circle. The breakfast in the restaurant was consistently good, and had a nice variety of items. The entire staff was friendly and helpful, too. There was also ample parking in the hotel's garage, which was complementary.

I would definitely consider staying at this hotel, again. I would just ask to have a room in a different area of the hotel.

Room Tip: Ask not to be facing the parking garage.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, March 7, 2013
Dborlando2, thank you for your recent comments about our hotel. We hope you got to enjoy the neighborhood and see what Sarasota has to offer. We wanted to let you know for future stays that we offer king size pillows upon request. We are going through a renewal phase and the fitness center is in the plans to be renewed. We welcome you back anytime, please let us know when your coming so we can put those king size pillows in your room!
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Bellingham, WA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

What a pleasure to stay at this wonderful boutique hotel. Sandra and Erika at the front desk were awesome as well as the entire staff. You can walk to the water, downtown, etc. Having transporation for within a three mile radius was a real plus. Would stay here again. They made our frist trip to Florida very special. Thanks to all.

Room Tip: Room 431 has a couch and is very spacious. Really lovely shower and bathroom. Peekaboo view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Indigo_SRQ1223, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thank you, Judybellingham. It was a pleasure having you as one of our guests, we are so glad to hear that you really enjoyed your stay. Our staff makes a true effort to go above and beyond for each and every guest. We hope to have you back whenever you are in the area!
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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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