Sarasota is a resort town on the southwestern coast of Florida. People flock from all over the United States and beyond to lounge on the beach, drink fruity cocktails, and generally relax.
Whether you travel as a couple, a group of friends, or as a family, there are hotels for every need and budget.
On the beach, slightly off the beach, chain hotels, B&B’s, or campgrounds – there’s no shortage of places to stay in Sarasota!
Hotels for Families
When travelling with the family, cost is often a consideration. You want to be able to partake in all the fun activities Sarasota has to offer, and not spend all your money on accommodation.
Depending how many you are, if may be worth your while to look into renting a condo. There will be plenty of space for everyone to sleep, and unlike most hotels, you can cook your own meals. Parking is usually included in the rental, and you can come and go as you please.
Motels are also a budget- and family-friendly option. There are plenty of motels to be found on and off the beachfront. Hotels, motels and condos are all available with or without pools, so look around and find one that suits your family’s needs.
Sarasota Hotels for Luxury
You can’t go wrong with the Ritz if you want to be pampered. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but this Conde Nast winner is romantic, right on the beach, offers fine dining, and has a spa. Lap of luxury!
Off the beach, there is Bentley’s boutique hotel. Though it isn’t waterfront, they do own a stretch of “private” beachfront which their guests have exclusive access to. On-site, there’s dining, a heated infinity pool, a tiki bar and a nightclub. Great for the younger crowd.
Most Sarasota hotels are part of the larger chains, like Hilton and it’s Hampton Inn upscale motel brand, the Hyatt Regency at the top end, and of course, a variety of Holiday Inns, including the Holiday Inn Sarasota on Lido Beach. The Marriott brands – Courtyard, SpringHill – have presence on and off the waterfront.
Chain hotels offer peace of mind in the form of consistency. Every franchise is similar and adheres to the same levels of service, so if you like Dayton you’ll love Sarasota. Look for frequent guest discounts and privileges, like free breakfast, upgrades, or free nights.