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Hotel Ranola

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Wayzata
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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33 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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1 Thank Daril T
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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 

Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My husband and I planned a getaway for our anniversary. We had an AWESOME weekend! The hotel was adorable and very clean. The property manager was so friendly and helpful. We are not, by nature, social people and we were provided with a very quiet stay, rarely seeing anyone. The hotel was within walking distance of great restaurants and adorable... More 

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HotelRanola, General Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Hello Anna, Thank you for taking the time to write and tell us about your stay with us. We enjoyed having you and your husband and hope to see you again. Thank you and warm regards, Jeri Berman Hotel Ranola Manager More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Hotel Ranola was comfortable and welcoming! The beds were amazing and the staff were super nice. The rooms are set up like small apartments which made sitting down to relax after a long day of work enjoyable. I will definitely always book with Hotel Ranola when I come to Sarasota!

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

Thanks Evan, Your Review was lovely we enjoyed having you and your business partners and hope you return often. Warm regards, Jeri More 

Webster, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is a vintage hotel remodeled to reflect the 1920s era. The room was wonderful. A comfy king size bed with a couch in the room, and fully appropriated kitchen. There was a large walk in closet with a dressing table and a remodeled private bath. The lady who registered us was friendly and helpful pointing out places to dine... More 

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

Donald, Thank you so much for your review. We enjoyed having you and would love to have you return. It was a pleasure sharing and we thank you for your lovely review. Warm Regards, 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
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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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 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ranola 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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