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“Ideal Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Sarasota, Florida
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164 reviews 164 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Ideal Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very convenient location close to the Downtown Sarasota restaurants and just 10 minutes to the beach. Extremely well maintained and friendly staff. Major gripe is the pool in which you hardly can get wet it's so small.Rooms are well equipped and reasonable size.

Stayed July 2014
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Leslie P, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear SrqMike
Thank you for your wonderful review! We are pleased to hear that you benefited from our convenient downtown location. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the spa wading pools. Indeed, they are not for swimming but they are excellent for lounging while getting some Florida sunshine. We look forward to your next getaway!
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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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Charleston, West Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I opted to stay here for a conference, which took place at another hotel across the street, and I am so happy with my choice! Everything about this hotel was wonderful from the staff to the rooms to the amenities. I also loved the location, as it was easy to get in and out of and was just a short drive to major attractions and the airport. The complimentary shuttle service was also good and the drivers were very nice, especially for hauling a few of us to the airport at 4:30am. If I ever find myself in the Sarasota area again, I will definitely try to book with Hotel Indigo.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leslie P, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Dear Sarapricex3
We thank you for sharing your review on Hotel Indigo Sarasota! We hope that we have proved ourselves to be the best hotel for any future conferences that you may attend. Please consider us again in the future so that we may continue to provide you with the best overall experience!
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Bokeelia, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had planned to dine at Michaels on East the day we arrrived but they are closed on Sunday. Figuring we would ask a local for suggestions where else to eat, we met Andrew the bartender at the hotel. He was very personable and funny and had several recommendations of near by places. However, we noticed other folks at the bar enjoying some hummus and we decided to have some ourselves. Delicious! If this was any indication of how good the the food was, we decided to dine there. The meal was excellent! The mussels were superb! James, the chef is amazing! We would surely dine there the next time we stay at Hotel Indigo, which we will! We live about an hour from Sarasota and we plan to spend our next getaway weekend there!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, August 1, 2014
Dear Lee M,
Although Michaels on East is a great restaurant, we pride ourselves on the quality of food we offer. We are thrilled that you chose to stay and dine at our H2O Bistro. Our chef only creates superb meals and we also enjoy his homemade hummus! Andrew and James are both essential assets to our team and we are happy they helped make your dinner memorable. We look forward to your next getaway!
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Tampa, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Wow! Impressive!

From the moment we checked in, to the very moment we walked out the front doors to return home, we were overwhelmed with excellent customer service.

Our room was well-appointed, very comfortable and quiet.
The room was very clean and adorably decorated.
The "extras" such as the Aveda products and carafe provided to get spring water from the lobby were very nice touches.
The lobby is beautiful and the staff is amazing!

The customer service was impeccable! We called at the last minute to see if we could get an extra room for friends. Unfortunately, the hotel was sold out and we were told there was a wait list. Our friends ultimately made other arrangements, but when we arrived to check-in, they remembered I had called, and had reserved 2 rooms at a sister hotel, in case we wanted to stay with our friends (at a nearby location) instead.

We called down to the lobby to arrange for a cab and were met instead by a lovely gentleman who drove us to dinner in a complimentary shuttle!

When we were checking out, we perused the Sunday brunch...we were really "just looking", as we live quite close, but when we opted out...a very lovely woman approached us at the door and offered a complimentary breakfast (the Sunday brunch buffet was closing as we browsed) so we wouldn't leave hungry.

Excellent property. Close to larger properties (the Hyatt, the Ritz) and a great central location to the airport, downtown, the bay front, St. Armands Circle, the Ringling and the beaches.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, August 1, 2014
Dear TeresaFLA,
We are in awe at your amazing review. Thank you for taking the time to express how you viewed our Hotel. We are so grateful to have such an amazing team and our guests appreciate the warm service received. The Aveda products and full service restaurant are among the many things our guests love. We are ecstatic to know that you took pleasure in our breakfast buffet and savored the many breakfast items offered. Even though you did not intend to dine in, we are so glad you did! We hope we can further impress you. Please see us soon on your next visit to Sarasota.
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Naples, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very pleasant staff, nice room, great central location. It takes just a few minutes to drive to St. Armands Circle and is within walking distance to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. And easy access to I-75 via Fruitville Road. Highly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, July 31, 2014
Dear Shirleeee,
Thank you for your great review. Our location is convenient for our guests who love to explore. We hope you made time to see our historic downtown city and all of Sarasota has to offer you. Until next time!
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Worthington, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were welcomed by smiles, treated like royalty throughout our stay, and highly recommend this wonderful hotel. Every detail was covered. The cafe was great, the service excellent, the rooms were clean and lovely. The beds awesome! (Not a great pool for kids as basically a wading pool.)
Carol from Ohio

Room Tip: Some views a bit nicer than others but all good.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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, July 31, 2014
Dear Giessler1,
We appreciate the time you took to write this lovely review. We are overjoyed by your comments about our staff, H2O Bistro- full service restaurant, and guest rooms. We aim to accommodate our guests’ needs. Although our wading pools are not ideal for children hoping to swim, we know excellent swimming pool and beach areas. Next time you are in town please stop by the front desk for great places to go for a swim and cool off. We look forward to hosting your family again!
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Abernyte
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Checked out Tripadvisor which is now a pre-requisite before I travel and stay anywhere. This hotel was listed as being the second best in town and am pleased to report it lived up to it's high reviews. Immaculately clean, brilliant staff, cool decor and great service. Free underground parking was great for my visit in July; kept me dry while parking in the thunder storms, kept the car cool in the heat. Good breakfast selection etc. Well located. My only small niggle was that the air conditioning was floor mounted and a bit noisy - otherwise perfect.
Would fully recommend this place.

Room Tip: Looks as though the hotel has just been refurbished and all the rooms that we saw were immaculate. T...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leslie P, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Dear Ewangfindlay,
Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. We are thrilled to be featured on the Tripadvisor site as the #2 Hotel in Sarasota. We love the feedback that we are receiving. Especially, yours! Hotel Indigo Sarasota seems like a perfect fit for you and we await your upcoming reservation. Besides the air conditioning, which we will most definitely look into, we are delighted to hear that you had a perfect stay. Thank you and we would love to host you again!
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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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