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Hotel Ranola

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Florida
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in the former apartment house, making it feel less like a hotel and more like a pied-à-terre. It was walking distance to everything - restaurants, the waterfront shopping and theaters. Also, there's an issue with the key cards but just be aware you might have to wait a few minutes to get in while the proprietor... More 

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1 Thank FMWriter
HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Big Hello Thank you for your unique and wonderful comments about our very special hotel. We enjoyed having you as well. Hopefully when you return we will have more art deco items updated. Jeri More 

Dahlonega, Georgia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My stay at the Ranola was a step back in time at a Historic Hotel in downtown Sarasota. The suite I stayed in was bigger than some apartments with a living area and Art Deco bar, bedroom, kitchen, and bath/dressing area. Great location and walking distance from restaurants, bars and the movies! If you're looking for something a bit different,... More 

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1 Thank Photoshine
HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

It was super that we were able to upgrade you and how you thoroughly enjoyed your stay.. We hope to see you back again Warm regards, Jeri More 

Fort Mill, South Carolina
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174 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights/5 days at Hotel Ranola during a recent visit to Sarasota, and are so glad we opted to stay with them rather than at one of the huge pricey hotels downtown or the stack a shack condos on Longboat Key. Hotel Ranola is centrally located in downtown Sarasota (between Ringling and Main), which means that we... More 

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1 Thank nancyolah
HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Nancy, We all thank you for your lovely lively honest review of our hotel. The positives along with recommendations help us improve daily. We were charmed by you and your husband. Each day was a new experience of sharing. Thank you again for your recommendations on various eateries. We have taken note of them and will be adding to our... More 

Wayzata
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This was my second time staying at Hotel Ranola. It's not the Hilton, and it's not on the beach: It's better than that! Within walking distance to many restaurants and shops, this laid-back place has a unique vibe...every room/apartment is different. Terri is a wonderful manager who gets to know her guests and provides good service. Clean and well-kept property... More 

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Thank Beth B
HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Beth, It was our pleasure to have you with us. Sharing is ultimately what we all are looking for. We appreciate your comments and we are always trying to keep the spotless rooms updated. Warm regards, Jeri Hotel Ranola Manager More 

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33 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Now, I'm very bad with names so excuse me in advance. When I was in my way down from Jacksonville I received a call from the hotel, around 9:30am, I don't remember the name 🤕 telling me that I was going to be upgraded to a king size bed, no extra charge, awesome. Once we arrived a very nice lady... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We spent two days in Hotel Ranola. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by Terri and she instantly gave us advice on the best places to see and the nicest restaurants to eat. We also got an upgrade to a bigger room as well as beach chairs and towels so we got more than we had hoped for. It... More 

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1 Thank SoChrisLob
HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Thank you for all your lovely comments. we enjoyed having you and will enjoy your return visit. Lovely energy and a pleasure to share. We always appreciate honest comments to help us make everyone's stay even better. Enjoy! Jeri More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Loved this place, although it might not appeal to someone used to the Ritz. It is quirky & fun. Staff could not have been nicer. They supplied chairs towels umbrella & cooler when we went to the beach. The room/ apartment was clean & all I could ask for. Walking distance to shops & restaurants. Free parking. Books all over... More 

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1 Thank Patti G
HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Thank you Patti. You are so correct we are unique and not for the average bear.... We appreciate your comments and try to maximize everyone's stay. Looking forward to your return visit. Jeri More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Nice place - rooms are all different & individual - greeted upon arrival with a big smile & plenty of tips for things to do in the sourounding area. Our room had its own kitchen area with oven,microwave fridge-freezer & coffee machine.Well worth checking out if you want a relaxing stay.

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2 Thank Ian B
HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Big Hello Ian, We loved having your pleasant upbeat energy at the hotel. Please come join us again when your back in America. Lovely guest with active interests in local surroundings. Jeri More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Ranola. Our room was spacious, well appointed and very clean. The location is ideal, close to the restaurants and shops on Main St. The owner and manager were always available and provided helpful information and recommendations. We will definitely return on future trips to Sarasota.

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1 Thank DoWh
HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Thank you again for your pleasant upbeat review of our lovely hotel. We welcome you back with a free upgrade and more info. Sincerely, Jeri More 

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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We were lucky enough to be upgraded, so our lovely suite in this stylish hotel was extremely good value. It's a 1920s building with lots of original features beautifully modernised. The location is great, just off Main Street with its shops and restaurants, and a pleasant evening stroll from the waterfront. The managers could not have been friendlier or more... More 

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1 Thank Alison G
HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Good Day Alison, We enjoyed sharing with you while you were here. Very interesting enlightened lady. Please join us again in the future for another upgrade. Sincerely, Jeri More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Ranola

Address: 118 Indian Pl, Sarasota, FL 34236-5800
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: $110 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ranola 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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