Make yourself at home in our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Sarasota. In no time you’ll be dipping your toes into cool Gulf waters or sipping a cocktail as the sun melts into the horizon.
Sarasota and its surrounding islands, the Sarasota Keys, are nestled along southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Guests of our Sarasota hotels can enjoy a relaxed beachside atmosphere minutes from world-class museums, galleries and theaters. Five hundred years of European and American art are on display at the Ringling Museum of Art, a storied collection amassed by the man behind “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Admission is free on Mondays. The Circus Museum nearby is a repository of vintage circus memorabilia. If it’s Friday, head to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for the free “Friday Fest on the Bay” concerts.
Our hotels in Sarasota put you near a wide range of eateries. Stretch your dining budget by eating during happy hour, when many local restaurants offer small plates and reduced-price appetizers. Visit downtown to mingle with locals while you tackle an all-American burger. Affordable home cooking is served at Yoder’s, Sarasota’s Amish-Mennonite restaurant. After a good night’s sleep at one of our Sarasota hotels, swing by the marina at Island Park, home to a sprawling lawn, water vistas, fountains and inventive sculptures. Or hit a sugary strand of sand: The beaches at Lido, Longboat, Nokomis and Manasota all have beautiful scenery and free public access.
Stay at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Sarasota and explore Florida’s cultural coast. Wander sun-drenched public parks and gardens year-round or come in June for upscale dining at budget-friendly prices during Restaurant Week.