Choose our Holiday Inn® Sarasota hotels to explore the sugar-sand beaches of the Sarasota Keys and a vibrant local art scene. Known for its pastel-hued Gulf Coast sunsets, Sarasota is a contemporary hub for restaurants, galleries and shops.
Our Sarasota hotels make it easy to explore the cultural capital of the Florida Gulf Coast. Head downtown to the seashell-shaped Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for its annual lineup of major concerts. Relax by shimmering Sarasota Bay during one of the free Van Wezel “Friday Fest on the Bay” concerts. From our hotels in Sarasota, visitors can walk among old masters like Rubens at the Ringling Museum of Art, now part of the Florida State University campus; admission is free every Monday. Grab the kids and cross the campus to the Circus Museum to see vintage calliopes and an irresistible miniature 1930s circus. Florida sunshine paints a golden patina on the gilded mansion of John and Mable Ringling, Ca d’Zan, nearby. A palatial nod to Venetian palazzos, Ca d’Zan is open for tours.
From our hotels in Sarasota you can grab a latte and browse downtown Sarasota, jam-packed with art galleries and boutiques. Stay for dinner and mingle with the locals while enjoying a burger or fresh seafood. Our Sarasota hotels are close to Palm Avenue galleries and the artists’ colony at Towles Court, where studios are open to the public. For dinner with a view, visit Old Salty Dog on City Island or Marina Jacks downtown. Enjoy affordable home-cooked meals at Yoder’s, Sarasota’s Amish-Mennonite restaurant—save room for the apple pie.
Book your room at one of our Sarasota hotels to eat your way through Restaurant Week in June, or in October to celebrate stone crab season at the Stone Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival on Longboat Key.
When you're looking for the best Florida hotels for business or vacation, we have it all. Stay Smart, get revived, and stay refreshed. We're close to white powder sand beaches, major attractions, and much more.
Each of our 78 large, comfortable guest rooms are designed to meet your Sarasota/Bradenton area needs, featuring: cordless phones, two-line business phones, refrigerators, microwaves, free high-speed wireless Internet access, high definition flat screen televisions, recliners, coffee makers, iron and ironing board and hair dryers.
We are situated in the arts district, within walking distance to downtown and minutes to the beaches. Our location is ideal for business and leisure travelers. You can ride one of our Hotel Indigo, bikes (complete with a handle bar basket to hold souvenirs or local fresh fruit) to the Downtown Farmers Market.
If you are in the Sarasota area, you must stay here. From the time you arrive at the check in desk, until you check out, all employees will treat you beyond your expectations. The rooms are[More]
excellent, and nothing there will disappoint you. [Less]
This hotel is excellent. We had been going through some difficult times and our stay was so comforting. The staff was welcoming and friendly. We stayed with our two small dogs and my elderly mother.[More]
Our two dogs even felt at home in our room. It was clean and the beds were so comfortable. The breakfast was delicious.
On our way to North Carolina, we stayed at 4 other hotels along the way. When you're traveling with an elderly mother and two dogs, you often have to stop for a rest. None of these other 4 hotels could compare to The Holiday Inn Express in Venice! If you're ever in Venice Florida and need a room that's clean, comfortable and pleasant, please try out this hotel. I'm sure you will be as pleased as we were. [Less]