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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 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Mesa, Arizona
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“Best overall hotel staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Of all our hotel stays we enjoyed this one the most thanks in large part to the hospitality of the staff. We were alway greeted in a friendly, cheerful manner by all the staff regardless where we met them in the hotel. We especially enjoyed the wonderful snacks and meals in the hotel restaurant. Loved that cheesecake! The chef, Solomon, even came to our table one eve to see if we were happy with our choices… Yes we were!!! And of course our server, Adam on a few occasions, livened up our time spent eating and just hanging out. He was a delight, always attentive and keeping us laughing and enjoying ourselves. I wish I could remember the names of all who served us as they all helped make our stay THE BEST!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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, June 6, 2014
Dear J C,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a pleasant review. We are proud of the team we have put together to make your stay enjoyable. We show our love and appreciation through every action and we are glad that you noticed! In reference to the delicious cheesecake, Chef Sol wants you to have an amazing overall experience. He loves to make sure that expectations are exceeded. We can happily say that we have a wonderful H2O Bistro team. Adam is always a delight and is everything that we want to see in our staff members. We look forward to your visit and please come back to get another slice of cheesecake!
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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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Forked River, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed here for a week. The hotel lived up to all of our expectations....and then some. We were not disappointed with anything....the room itself, clean & tasteful, the facilities---the restaurant, the business center, the small pool and fitness center, the location--perfect to walk into town or drive to nearby beaches. The people who work at this hotel were probably what I liked the most about the hotel. These people are friendly, knowledgable about the area and willing to help you with anything! I want to give a shout out of Adam...what an adorable young man, who worked in the restaurant....always a pleasure to be waited on by him and to talk to him. Genn...she was a lovely, hard working person too, who worked in the restaurant and Sol, the head chef....a friendly, easy to talk to person who "knows" good food. I will be staying here in the future when I return to Sarasota as I plan to make it my home someday soon! Kudos to management here....someone is "doing" something really right!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, June 3, 2014
Dear Bubbles664,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are glad to hear that we exceeded your expectations! Our boutique hotel was designed to please guests, such as you, with an eye for style. We do our best to provide our guests with exceptional service and we are pleased with your feedback. Our team at the H2O Bistro is amazing, each member compliments the hotel philosophy so well. Adam, Genn, and Chef Sol are all essential assets to our team. Please continue to visit us so that we may be your home away from home until you find your home in Sarasota – and then you can continue to visit the restaurant as one of our ‘local regulars’.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My room was beautiful with tons of great touches. The hotel is a little light on extras, gym, pool etc... but it more than makes up for it with it's hospitality and charm. The staff was pleasant and professional

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leslie P, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Seth F,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your recent stay. We are pleased to read that you loved your room and the pleasant, professional nature of our talented staff. We do have a fitness center located on the first floor and, whilst we don’t have a pool, we do have two spa-inspired wading pools – one hot and one cold depending on your relaxation or refreshment needs. We hope that you’ll return soon and spend more time with us.
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Absolutely loved this hotel. My husband & I stayed here on Mother's Day for 3 nights. From the moment we arrived it was perfect. The Front Desk staff was AWSOME, especially the 2 girls with blonde hair (sorry I can not remember your names)!!! The most friendly front desk staff that I have encountered at any hotel. Very thoughtful as they gave us Rose's to enjoy on Mother's day. Also gave great recommendations for beaches to visit & things to do in the area. Very welcoming!! We loved our room from the moment we walked in... relaxing music playing, huge shower with Aveda products. It felt like we were at a Spa & made for our trip! Although outside there is no pool, there is a relaxing fountain that soothed us to sleep and 2 "hot" and "cold" jetted tubs that we enjoyed.. especially the cold one on during the hot day.. the area was surrounded by palm and large trees which made it feel more secluded. We will certainly recommend this property for anyone visiting Sarasota especially for couples.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, June 3, 2014
Dear 777tanyaf,
Thank you for your review! We think that Mother’s Day is one of the best holidays and we try to show our appreciation through little gestures. From the beautiful roses to the Aveda products; we want you to have a memorable and relaxing stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed exploring Sarasota. Our front desk staff is definitely awesome and we are happy to hear that you took the time to learn about our neighborhood from them. We hope to see you again for Father’s Day, relaxing by our spa-inspired waiting pools.
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Clearwater FL
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94 reviews 94 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This was a great little hotel in a great location for me. I was in Sarasota for a Healthcare training event. Hotel was easy to find, just up the street from the venue. Room was very nice, clean, spacious, well lit. Also it is just a hop skip and a jump from St. Armands circle and one of the best beaches in the World.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 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, June 3, 2014
Dear Seashark7,
Thank you for your review. Our location is perfectly situated in the heart of Sarasota to make your stay more enjoyable. We are only a few miles away from St. Armands Circle and vibrant Main Street. Although you were primarily here for work, we are so glad you took the time to venture off into our neighborhood. We hope to see you again in the future for a lengthier visit!
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Los Angeles, CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We enjoyed several nights at Hotel Indigo. Great location for access to highlights of Sarasota. Room was super spacious, bed comfortable, and everything was clean and modern. Due to heavy rains, we had several meals in the lobby restaurant and enjoyed every one of them, though Sarasota has some great restaurants. Free and easy parking. Helpful staff. A very charming city.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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 Seniortourist,
Thank you for your charming review and kind words about our staff. We love our location and we’re glad to hear that you took advantage of it - as much as inclement weather would allow! Speaking of inclement weather: we’re sorry that you didn’t get to experience glorious sunny Sarasota at her best, but we’re thrilled that you chose to spend rainy days enjoying our delicious local cuisine. We hope to see you again soon.
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a very nice hotel by any standard. The rooms are, large, clean, bright and well-equipped and nicely decorated. Breakfasts are very good - the two meals I had in the evening marginally less so. But what makes all the difference are the staff, they couldn't be more charming, friendly and helpful - they should run courses for employees of other hotels. If luck should bring me back to Sarasota this is certainly where I'd choose to stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 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 Alymer1938,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We’re very pleased with our talented staff and we agree that they are a shining example in our industry. We happy that you enjoyed your room and breakfast and we hope that when you return to Sarasota you’ll give the dinner menu another try because we are really proud of our homemade local fare.
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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*
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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