Best Sarasota Hotels And Beach Resorts

Here are the best Sarasota hotels, as well as resorts located right on the beach. The Holiday Inn-Lido Beach at the Beach, Lido Beach Resort and the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach all offer beachfront accommodations with private white sand beaches. If you are looking to be closer to downtown then try the Hyatt Regency Sarasota or the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota which are both situated on Sarasota Bay. More moderately priced hotels like La Quinta Inn and Suites Downtown Sarasota and the Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota are perfect for people looking to stay close to downtown. Families will enjoy mid-range suite style accommodations try the Comfort Suites Sarasota and the Hampton Inn Sarasota I-75 Bee Ridge are great values. Whether you want to be on the beach or a short drive away from the numerous exciting attractions there is a perfect place for you to stay.

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

    The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

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    Address: Ritz Carlton Dr Sarasota FL

    If you are looking for a luxury Sarasota hotel that offers plenty of amenities and is perfect for all types of travelers including families, then you should stay at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. Located at 1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive just blocks from downtown, the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is situated on 11-acres of manicured gardens overlooking the Sarasota Bay. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota has a high rise modern architectural design with 266 rooms and suites that feature a modern chic decor. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota offers to levels of amenities with Club Level guests enjoying a private lounge that serves complimentary food and drink, a dedicated concierge as well as upgraded room amenities. Guest rooms are sized at 425 square feet with an integrated sitting area and private balcony with a limited city, resort or marina view. Club level rooms have better locations and striking views of the resort or marina. One-bedroom suites have 625 square feet with a separate living room and private balcony that sports a limited city, resort or marina view. Club level suites area similar in size and feature a resort or marina view. The Sarasota suite boasts 1,325 square feet of living space with one-bedroom, a separate living room and two balconies with views of the Sarasota Bay. The Ritz-Carlton one-bedroom suite features 2,450 square feet of living space with a dining room, separate living room and two balconies that sport views of the Sarasota Bay. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota has a free shuttle that will take you the 3-miles to Lido Beach where you will find the Beach Club at Lido Key which is exclusive to guests. At the beach club you will enjoy beautiful white sand, plenty of space to lounge and excellent swimming as well as beachside service. You will be thrilled with the freshwater swimming pool at the beach club which overlooks the Gulf of Mexico with a stunning sundeck and there is poolside service. Children will enjoy the kid’s club that features organized events throughout the day. There is also an 18-hole championship golf course for guests with a free shuttle for transportation to the course. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota has a fitness center, shopping boutique, beach club, kids club, tennis courts, 18-hole championship golf course and a full service spa. Dining onsite includes Jack Dusty for all three meals and you can enjoy lunch at the Beach Club Grill, the Terrace Cafe and the Golf Club Grill. Offsite dining options within walking distance include the Toasted Mango for American dishes, Selva Grill prepares Latin cuisine and Duval’s serves seafood. You can attend the Sunset Celebration at the beach club or venture offsite to the Players Theatre, Sarasota Opera or the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall which are close by for nighttime entertainment.



    Lido Beach Resort

    Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota

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    Address: Benjamin Franklin Dr Sarasota FL

    When you are searching for an upper-mid-range Sarasota hotel that is directly on the beach and offers plenty of amenities for couples as well as families then you should try the Lido Beach Resort. Located at 700 Benjamin Franklin Drive on Lido Key, the Lido Beach Resort is situated directly on the white sands of Lido Beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The Lido Beach Resort has a modern high rise architectural style with 222 rooms and suites that have recently been renovated to boast a contemporary decor. Guest rooms have ample size for couples and have a choice of bedding with some rooms offering a private balcony as well as a kitchenette. Junior suites range in size from 485 to 495 square feet and boast a full kitchen, an integrated living space as well as a balcony with beachfront views. One-bedroom Gulf view suites are sized at 525 square feet with a separate living room, full kitchen, 1-bathroom and a private balcony with views of the Gulf of Mexico. One-bedroom Beachfront suites offer 650 square feet of space with a separate living room, full kitchen, 2-bathrooms and private balcony with beachfront view. One-bedroom Family suites sport 780 square feet with a separate living room, full kitchen, 2-bathrooms and a private balcony that features views of the Lido Key. Two-bedroom Bay suites have 1,000 square feet of living space with a separate living room, full kitchen, 2-bathrooms and a private balcony with views of the city skyline or Gulf of Mexico. The Lido Beach Resort boasts a 300-foot stretch of private white sand beach which is ideal for lounging or swimming and there is opportunities onsite to rent your favorite watersport equipment as well as beachside service. You can walk or take the free shuttle to go shopping at St. Armands Circle or take a short drive to the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. The Lido Beach Resort has two freshwater swimming pools with nice sundecks overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and one pool is dedicated to adults-only. The Lido Beach Resort has a shopping boutique and fitness center onsite. Dining onsite includes Cafe Lido for all three meals and the Beachfront Tiki Bar prepares lunch. The Lido Beach Grille serves dinner and boasts an incredible view from the 8th story. Offsite dining options within walking distance include the Lido Beach Restaurant, the Blue Dolphin Cafe for Diner style dishes and the Shore prepares seafood. Nightlife can include a sunset drink on the beach or live music at the Terrace at the Surf Shack which is within walking distance.

    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach in Sarasota

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    Address: Ben Franklin Dr Sarasota FL

    If you are searching for a mid-range Sarasota hotel that is directly on the beach and great for couples as well as families then you should stay at the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach. Located at 1540 Ben Franklin Drive on Lido Key, the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is situated directly on the white sands of South Lido Beach overlooking the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has a modern four story architectural design with 176 rooms and suites featuring a modern decor. Guest rooms are normal size with a choice of bedding and views of North Lido Key, the courtyard, poolside and the Gulf of Mexico. Not all rooms have a private balcony. Junior suites are amply sized with an integrated living area, small kitchenette and views of the gulf or gulf front but do not include a balcony. Deluxe suites are larger with an integrated living area, small kitchenette and a private balcony that boasts views of the gulf or gulf front. One-bedroom suites include a separate living room with sofa, kitchenette and private balcony that features views of the gulf or gulf front. Two-bedroom suites offer a separate living room, kitchenette, dining area, 2.5-bathrooms and a private patio with gulf front views. The Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach boasts 600-feet of private white sand for you to lounge and the swimming is great. You can arrange for your favorite watersport activity directly on the beach. Families will be pleased with various beach games like shuffleboard, bean bag toss, volleyball and there are complimentary bicycles. Offsite attractions within an easy drive include St. Armands Circle for shopping or go for a walk in the Ted Sperling Park. The Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has two freshwater swimming pools with nice sundecks as well as poolside service, a game room and a fitness center. Dining onsite includes the Sandcastle Coffee Shop for breakfast and lunch as well as the Candlelight Restaurant and Lounge for dinner service. Offsite dining options can include the Crab and Fin for seafood, Cafe L’Europe prepares French cuisine and the Columbia Restaurant serves up Latin style dishes. Nightlife includes complimentary movies on the beach and s’mores roasting. You can venture off property to Tommy Bahamas Restaurant and Bar or Cha Cha Coconuts for live music.

    Hyatt Regency Sarasota

    Hyatt Regency Sarasota

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    Address: Blvd Of The Arts Sarasota FL

    When you are seeking an upper-mid-range Sarasota hotel that is on the waterfront and great for all types of travelers then the Hyatt Regency Sarasota is a perfect choice. Located at 1000 Boulevard of the Arts just outside of the downtown area, the Hyatt Regency Sarasota is situated on the Sarasota Bay and only minutes from several white sand beaches as well as exciting attractions. The Hyatt Regency Sarasota has a modern high rise architectural style with 294 rooms and suites which feature a contemporary chic decor. Guest rooms are sized at 390 square feet with a choice of bedding and floor to ceiling windows that offer a city or Sarasota Bay view. Deluxe rooms have 390 square feet of living space with a choice of bedding and a private balcony that boasts views of the city, marina or bay. Bi-level suites are spacious with a master bedroom on the second level that features floor to ceiling windows and the ground floor houses a separate living room, bathroom as well as a balcony with views of the marina or Sarasota Bay. One-bedroom Executive suites have 700 square feet with a choice of bedding, separate living room and private balcony which sports a view of the city or bay. The Hyatt Regency Sarasota has a great spot for accessing white sand beaches such as Lido and Cortez on the Lido Key. There you will find white sands and a plethora of watersport activities. The Hyatt Regency Sarasota also boasts a 32 slip boat marina for those traveling by water. Offsite attraction nearby include the Bayfront Park, the Sarasota Garden Club and the Art Center Sarasota as well as the Unconditional Surrender Sculpture. The Hyatt Regency has a lagoon style freshwater swimming pool which is complete with waterfalls as well as a tropical landscaped sundeck and poolside service as well as a fitness center onsite. Dining options onsite include Currents which is open for all three meals and the Hurricane Hut serves poolside for lunch. If you want to venture off property for dining you can try the Rosemary for American style dishes, Mozzarella Fella prepares Italian and Owen’s Fish Camp serves seafood. The Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota Opera and Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall are all within a close distance for evening entertainment.

    Comfort Suites Sarasota

    Comfort Suites Sarasota

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    Address: Honore Ave Sarasota FL

    When you are searching for a mid-range Sarasota hotel that is great for families and people looking for a little more space at night then the Comfort Suites Sarasota is an ideal choice. Located at 5690 Honore Avenue just west of I-75 and south of downtown, the Comfort Suites Sarasota is situated within a short distance to many of the stellar white sand beaches and numerous attractions within the greater Sarasota area. The Comfort Suites Sarasota has a three story modern architectural design with 97 suites that feature a modern contemporary decor. All suites boast a choice of bedding, a sofa sleeper and small kitchenette as well as views of the surrounding area. The Comfort Suites provides easy access to several stunning white sand beaches including Siesta Beach which is only a 10-minute drive as well as the spectacular Turtle and Crescent Beaches. Families will be thrilled with nearby attractions for children that include the Livingston’s Amusement Center, Escape Countdown Sarasota and the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary. For adults you can try Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, the Ringling Museum of Art and Historic Spanish Point. The Comfort Suites Sarasota features a freshwater swimming pool with a great sundeck that includes fire pits and barbeque grills. There is also a fitness center and small shopping boutique onsite. Dining onsite includes a complimentary breakfast daily and offsite dining options may include Millie’s for breakfast and lunch, Dolce Italia and El Toro Bravo prepares Mexican dishes. Nightlife can include a drink at Gecko’s Grill and Pub, the White Buffalo Saloon boasts live music as well as the Hub within Siesta Key Village.

    Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach

    Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach

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    Address: Ben Franklin Dr Sarasota FL

    If you are seeking a beachfront Sarasota hotel that is great for families and couples then you need to stay at the Holiday Inn Sarasota-Lido Beach at the Beach. Located at 233 Ben Franklin Drive on Lido Key, the Holiday Inn Sarasota-Lido Beach at the Beach is situated directly across the street from Lido Beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The Holiday Inn Sarasota-Lido Beach at the Beach has a modern seven story architectural style with 135 rooms that boast a contemporary decor. Standard rooms are ample size with a choice of bedding; some rooms have a sofa sleeper and a view of the city but no balcony. King Business rooms are corner units but slightly smaller and boast a balcony with city and gulf views. Regular rooms have a choice of bedding and a balcony with a city or Gulf of Mexico view. The Holiday Inn Sarasota-Lido Beach at the Beach has a great beachfront spot with direct access to the white sands of Lido Beach. You can arrange your favorite watersport activity through the concierges or directly on the beach. Other attractions nearby include shopping at St. Armands Circle, Coolidge Park and the Ted Sperling Park as well as the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium are all within walking distance. The Holiday Inn Sarasota-Lido Beach at the Beach has a freshwater swimming pool with a nice sundeck that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and a poolside Tiki Bar as well as a fitness center. Dining onsite includes the rooftop restaurant Sand Dollar which serves casual food for breakfast and dinner. Offsite dining options include Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Bar, the Surf Shack serves a variety of cuisine and the Shore prepares American style specialties. Nightlife within walking distance includes a drink at the Daiquiri Deck with club style dancing or live music at Cha Cha Coconuts and the Terrace at the Surf Shack.

    La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota Downtown

    La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota Downtown

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    Address: N Tamiami Trail Sarasota FL

    When you are searching for a mid-range Sarasota hotel that is great for families and all types of travelers then the La Quinta Inn and Suites Sarasota Downtown is a perfect spot you. Located at 1803 North Tamiami Trail just north of downtown Sarasota, the La Quinta Inn and Suites Sarasota Downtown are situated just two-blocks from Sarasota Bay and are within an easy drive to many of the area’s superb attractions. The La Quinta Inn and Suites Sarasota Downtown has a four story modern architectural style with colonial accents and contains 102 rooms as well as suites which boast a contemporary decor. The Twin Double is ideal for families with two beds and a small kitchenette. The Executive King has slightly more space with an integrated sitting area that features a sofa sleeper. The King Suite has one-bedroom, a separate living room and small kitchenette. All rooms feature a view of the surrounding area. The La Quinta Inn and Suites Sarasota Downtown is a perfect place to start your daily explorations of the Sarasota greater area. You have easy access to such stellar attractions as the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, the Sarasota Jungle Gardens, the Ringling Museum of Art are all within 2-miles and the Marietta Museum-Art and Whimsey is one block away. Watersport fun can be had with a short drive to all three Lido Beaches as well as the Longboat Key. The La Quinta Inn and Suites Sarasota Downtown have a freshwater swimming pool with sundeck as well as a fitness center onsite. Dining options onsite include a complimentary breakfast daily and offsite dining options within a short distance are Duval’s for American fusion, Mozzarella Fella prepares Italian and Owen’s Fish Camp serves seafood. Nightlife includes a short walk to Growler’s Pub and the Players Theatre or a short drive to McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre as well as the Asolo Repertory Theatre.

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota

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    Address: Fruitville Rd Sarasota FL

    If you are seeking a mid-range Sarasota hotel that offers all-suite accommodations for business travel, vacation with your family or a quick getaway with your loved one then the perfect choice for you is the Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota. Located at 3470 Fruitville Road just outside of downtown Sarasota, the Homewood Suited by Hilton Sarasota boasts easy access to many of the surrounding areas major attractions as well as businesses. The Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota has a two-story modern architectural design with colonial accents and sports 100 rooms as well as suites that feature a modern decor. Studio suites sport a choice of bedding, a full kitchen within an integrated living area. One-bedroom suites boast a choice of bedding, full kitchen and separate living room. All suites have a view of the surrounding neighborhood but do not offer balconies. The Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota has a perfect central space for exploring the greater Sarasota area. You are within an easy driving distance to such famous attractions as Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, the Unconditional Surrender Sculpture, Marietta Museum-Art and Whimsey and your children will be thrilled playing at the Bounce Down Under. Water activities are also close by with the Bayfront Park and all three fabulous Lido Beaches. The Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota has a freshwater swimming pool with sundeck, a fitness center and a putting green. Dining options onsite include a complimentary breakfast served daily and an evening manager’s reception which includes snacks as well as libations Monday thru Thursday evening. Dining choices offsite within walking distance include Sofrito Mama’s for Latin specialties, Antoine’s Restaurant prepares French cuisine and the Rosemary is a only 2-miles away. Nightlife includes a short drive to Florida Studio Theatre, the Sarasota Opera and the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe or you can enjoy a cold libation at JDub’s Brewing Company.

    Hampton Inn Sarasota I-75 Bee Ridge

    Hampton Inn Sarasota I-75 Bee Ridge

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    Address: Cattleridge Blvd Sarasota FL

    When you are searching for a mid-range Sarasota hotel that offers great value for families and couples that are exploring the area, then you should try the Hampton Inn Sarasota I-75 Bee Ridge. Located at 5995 Cattleridge Boulevard, the Hampton Inn Sarasota I-75 Bee Ridge is situated in south Sarasota and is close to many of the outstanding attractions in the area. The Hampton Inn Sarasota I-75 Bee Ridge has a four story modern architectural style with 121 rooms and suites that feature a contemporary decor. Guest rooms boast a choice of bedding and views of the surrounding neighborhood. The King Deluxe features an integrated sitting area with a sofa sleeper and small kitchenette as well as views of the neighborhood. The Hampton Inn Sarasota I-75 Bee Ridge boasts a perfect spot for access to many attractions and watersport activities. Attractions within an easy driving distance include the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, High Noon Guns and Circus Sarasota. Watersport activities are also a short drive away where you can rent a boat at Bayfront Park and nearby beaches within 15-minutes by car include Lido, Siesta and Crescent Beaches. The Hampton Inn Sarasota I-75 Bee Ridge has a freshwater swimming pool with a sundeck and a fitness center. Dining onsite includes a complimentary breakfast daily and an evening manager’s reception Monday thru Thursday evening with snacks as well as libations. Offsite dining options within a short walking distance include Miller’s Ale House Sarasota, Madfish Grill prepares American style cuisine and within a short drive you will find KaCey’s Seafood and More as well as Solorzano Bros. serves Italian. Nightlife nearby can include miniature golf at Evie’s Family Golf Center, a craft beer at Big Top Brewing Company and dancing at the Crescent Club.

    Holiday Inn Sarasota – Airport

    Holiday Inn Sarasota – Airport

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    Address: 15th Street E Sarasota FL

    If you are searching for a mid-range Sarasota hotel which is a perfect fit for all travelers, then try the Holiday Inn Sarasota-Airport. Located at 8009 15th Street East adjacent to the Sarasota Bradenton Airport, the Holiday Inn Sarasota-Airport is situated in the center of Sarasota and Manatee Counties with great access to numerous beaches along the Gulf of Mexico and major attractions within the greater Sarasota area. The Holiday Inn Sarasota-Airport has a modern six story architectural style with a fabulous atrium and contains 135 rooms as well as suites that boast a contemporary decor. Guest rooms include two queen size beds with no balcony but a view of the surrounding area. Executive King with sofa rooms has an integrated living room and these are available with an in-room Jacuzzi. The one-bedroom King Leisure rooms are amply sized with an integrated kitchenette in a separate living room and dining area that features a sofa sleeper. Families will enjoy the Kids suite which features two-bedrooms that contain bunk beds and a king size bed for the adults with a small sitting area in each room. The Holiday Inn Sarasota-Airport has a perfect spot for exploring Sarasota and the surrounding area. You are within 2-miles of the Ringling Museum of Art, Ca d’Zan Mansion, the Sarasota Classic Car Museum and the Sarasota Jungle Garden. Watersport activities are an easy drive with Lido and Siesta Beach within a 10-minute drive and you are within 5-miles to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. The Holiday Inn Sarasota-Airport has a freshwater swimming pool with a South Beach inspired sundeck and a fitness center onsite. Dining onsite includes the Runway Grill Bar for all three meals and offsite choices nearby include Vertoris Pizza House for Italian, Anna Maria Oyster Bar prepares seafood and the Toasted Mango serves American dishes. Nightlife can include a drink near the fire pits at Runway Grill Bar or the Sarasota Ballet, Sailor Circus, McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall are all within a short distance from the hotel.



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