We are a local business with a downtown location very close to the hotel. Although it is not quite close enough to walk, it's no problem with the hotel shuttle which is only one of their great ammenities. The shuttle will also pick up and drop off our employees/guests from the local airport (SRQ) which removes the need for car rental if our employees are coming for only a one week work trip. Their bar/cafe also provides another ammenity for our traveling employees who don't have lots of time to get out for dinner or an early breakfast and the biggest surprise is the wonderful, amazing food prepared and served by their on-site chef. Their rooms are very clean, warm and welcoming with a local downtown Sarasota ambiance which makes it very comfortable for our business groups and always makes them feel like they are on a mini-vacation even though they are all here working daily. A company is only as good as it's people so the number one positive remark I will finish with here is their Staff who make our business groups feel like we are number one upon being a guest in their hotel and our employees are always ready to return as quickly as we can book the next reservation!