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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
USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Wow, didn't know this place existed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Nice, place. The rooms are spotless, the breakfast was excellent and the employees are top notch. There is only one negative about this place and they are fixing it very soon.

We stayed there for 2 nights at $190 per night, which for Sarasota is a DEAL! My only complaint is the mattress', they are really, really firm. (I have a bad back) When we spoke to one of the managers we were told they have ordered mattress covers which will make the mattresses more comfortable and they have "foam egg cartons" that can be put on the beds to help. You gotta love a place that listens to their customers and takes action to fix a problem.

Everything else about this place is great. The only reason not to stay here is if you want to walk to the beach. You can drive right across the bridge to St Armand's Circle and Lido Beach is 5 minutes away.

We have stayed in several places in Sarasota and this is one of the top 2!

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Leslie P, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear WCL-from-NE-Ohio,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We’re thrilled to know that you appreciated our cleanliness, service, and cuisine. We apologize that your mattress wasn’t quite as comfortable as you would have hoped and we’re happy to hear that you’ve heard our plan for accommodating those guests that find the mattresses to be too firm. We take pride in responding to our guests’ needs and suggestions. We’re glad that your experience was a pleasant one overall and we hope to see you again very soon.
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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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Port Republic, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

You can't go wrong here. Great location in town. Super friendly arrival greeting. Convenient on site parking - Free! Just a delightful experience. Had a great large, comfortable, well appointed room. Bed quite comfortable. Cleanliness outstanding. Would definitely return.

Room Tip: Ask for an upgrade to get a larger room with a nice sitting area.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Leslie P, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Dear RockinghamBill,
We’re delighted to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your stay! We appreciate that you took the time to write to us about your experience. We love our location too and we’re very proud of our friendly staff. We’re happy to hear that you will definitely return and we hope that it’s sooner rather than later.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

A charming, bright, stylish and friendly boutique hotel so close to all that the wonderful Sarasota offers. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The beds were sublime. Our view on the fifth floor was satisfactory. The window opened. The a/c was quiet. Room decor had a nice ambience.
Parking underneath was excellent. The restaurant was simple but enjoyable. Spa wate was provided on the ground floor. The reception staff could not have been more helpful. This is an excllent addition to the Intercontiental Brand and must be enjoyed by all potential guests, both weathly and less so.

Room Tip: Higher floor rooms have a nice view
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Leslie P, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Dear Malcolm C,
Thank you for your wonderful review. We’re so pleased to know that your experience was charming, comfortable, and enjoyable. We’re proud of our helpful and friendly staff and happy to hear that we represent the Intercontinental Brand in such a positive manner. We hope to see you again soon!
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Brooklyn, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My husband and I just got back from a stay at Hotel Indigo. It is very lovely and clean with nice decor and the staff is professional and friendly. There are many amenities at the hotel, Jacuzzi, Dining, and Business Center, but we didn't really use them because we were out and about! Plenty of parking and no charge for that, which is good. Sarasota Garden Club is right across the street and very lovely. You can't walk to the beach, but the beaches are a short drive away, and all the attractions are really just a short drive. I would come back.

Room Tip: I would recommend trying to get a room away from the elevators as they are a bit loud during operati...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Leslie P, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Dear Michelle B,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your recent stay. We’re thrilled to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your stay at our hotel. We’re sorry that you didn’t get to avail yourself of all of our amenities, but that just means that you’ll have to come back and visit us again. We’re happy that you took advantage of our excellent location and explored our neighborhood during your stay.
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Moorefield, West Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This was the 4th time we have stayed at the Hotel Indigo Sarasota and this particular Indigo hotel is our very favorite! From our very comfortable and beautiful room - to the hotel restaurant and bar - to the outdoor pool - to the incredibly clean and safe parking garage under the hotel-- AND THE STAFF's gracious hospitality - this is just the most comfortable hotel to stay in.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the elevators for an extra degree of quietude!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Leslie P, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Dear WVshort,
Thank you for your review and for your positive feedback. We’re so happy that you find our hotel to be as magical as we do and we’re pleased to hear that you appreciate our comfort, cleanliness, and safety, as well as the excellent service provided by our talented team. We’re looking forward to your fifth stay!
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Branford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is a lovely boutique hotel in the heart of Sarasota. Walking distance to the historic district, wonderful shops and restaurants.

The surprise comes from the friendliness evident from the hotel's general manager all the way through to the front desk. Most surprising is the remarkable food prepared by Executive Chef Solomon baker. Everything other than Arctic salmon is sourced locally and turned into wonderful dishes.

The hotel is quietly redoing/upgrading areas throughout, including the dining area.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leslie P, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Dear Brittain77,
Thank you for taking the time to write to us about your experience at Hotel Indigo Sarasota. We’re delighted to surprise new guests in a favorable way with our hospitable service and mouthwatering cuisine. We hope to see you again soon so that we may surprise you with the results of some of the quiet upgrades that you mentioned.
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

We decided on a whim to use our points to visit Sarasota, FL. and stay at the swank Hotel Indigo. For being Mother's Day weekend, I thought everything would be chaotic but in fact it was peaceful and serene. The staff at the check-in counter were extremely friendly and accommodating. Mary was so charming and so was Nunia (I believe that was her name but I know she was from Palm Beach). I love the trickling water wall and the Brita water dispenser smack in the middle where you can bring the carafe from your room to get fresh water! Amazing touch!!! The two wading pools are quaint for a quick refreshing dip, the ocean is a step away so a huge pool is not required. I HIGHLY recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to be treated as a valued guest. The king size bed was more than comfortable and the spa shower was soothing after a long day driving and sightseeing!!!! I am so thrilled we stayed at this gem of a hotel. The coastal theme and soothing water makes the Hotel Indigo in Sarasota a Mecca of sheer relaxation!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 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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Leslie P, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Dear Venrod1,
Phrases like “Mecca of sheer relaxation” and “gem of a hotel” are definitely the way to our heart! We love that you were so happy with your stay and that your experience far exceeded your expectations, especially considering that you made your booking on a whim. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your interactions with Mary and Dunia who are valuable and valued assets to our front desk team. Thank you for appreciating the ‘Hydration Station’ and Spa-Inspired Wading Pools. We can’t wait to have you back again for a more deliberate visit and hopefully you can make it soon – maybe Father’s Day this time?
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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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