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Tampa to Sarasota - where to stay on the way

carrymat
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Tampa to Sarasota - where to stay on the way

We are flying into Tampa on a Friday afternoon/early evening and don't need to be in the Lido Key area of Sarasota until lunchtime the next day.

Does anyone have any recommendations where we could stay for the evening.

We are a group of young early thirty year old's so would like a bit of night life :)

Thank you in advance for all help.

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1. Re: Tampa to Sarasota - where to stay on the way

Ybor City in Tampa has alot of night life...your age group.

what type of place are you looking for?

~SRQgirl

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2. Re: Tampa to Sarasota - where to stay on the way

Many thanks for your quick reply.

We were thinking of a fairly cheap hotel near some bars maybe on the waterfront but open to any suggestions whether in Tampa or anywhere on the way to Sarasota.

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3. Re: Tampa to Sarasota - where to stay on the way

This is Spring Break and anything by the water is not going to be cheap.

Many places are booked.

You can post on the Anna Maria Island forum..that is north of Sarasota.

Also, St. Pete Beach has lots of nightlife...Spring Breakers etc.

Post there too.

~SRQgirl

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4. Re: Tampa to Sarasota - where to stay on the way

I would say look at St Pete/St Pete Beach. Look at Clearwater beach too- further north but has the party scene.

AMI won't have cheap motels like you want, you may find some on the mainland.

Edited: 12:27 pm, March 13, 2012
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5. Re: Tampa to Sarasota - where to stay on the way

I'd also head for St. Pete Beach or Ybor City. From there you will be less than two hours to Sarasota the next day, and there's plenty to do in that area.

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6. Re: Tampa to Sarasota - where to stay on the way

Hi folks,

Many thanks for all your suggestions, Ill look at accommodation options and book something - your help is much appreciated.

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