My wife and I stayed in a king suite for 3 nights in this small downtown specialty hotel. This place is run more like a pension or a bed-and-breakfast (minus the breakfast), but we really enjoyed it. It is in an old downtown apartment building with all the "character" you'd expect from an old building, such as hardwood floors and high ceilings, along with window air conditioners and no elevator.
Overall, we really liked the place and especially loved the close proximity to Main Street's restaurants and the Saturday Farmer's Market. Note that this is not a full service hotel, so if you are looking for a pool, fitness center, 24-hour front desk and breakfast, this is not the place for you. The owners, however, are very nice and were happy to give me check in instructions to accommodate our late arrival.
If you want to stay in downtown Sarasota, this is the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only hotel in the heart of Downtown Sarasota, Florida. Walk to dozens of fabulous restaurants. Shops, galleries, etc. Full kitchens, sitting area, spacious rooms. Pillowtop mattresses, luxurious linens, flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi and more. Minutes to beaches. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ranola Hotel Sarasota