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Hotel Ranola

Booking.comUSD 133*
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 133*
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East Anglia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at Hotel Ranola as part of a Puerto Rico / USA holiday with friends - we had 3 amazing nights there! We were made so welcome by Terri and her team - the rooms were actually suites and were amazing! On arrival, we had a problem with our room key so were unable to get into our room....

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Manalapan, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

We choose the Ranola based on location and the great reviews found here. We absolutely fell in love with this lovely hotel. It is retro and makes one feel they are back in time but yet modern. Felt so comfortable with spacious room with full kitchen. It felt like we had a nice apartment for our stay. Loved the location...

Thank ritabsaunders
TACapeCod, Guest Services at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Hello R and D, We are delighted you enjoyed our hotel so much and it's convenient location in the heart of lovely downtown Sarasota. The Ranola was indeed an apartment building in it's day. It is our pleasure to offer accommodations that are more like an apartment than a typical room at a traditional hotel chain. We really like talking...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Sarasota for 3 days and absolutely loved our stay here. We had booked into a queen room but when the team found out that we were celebrating an anniversary, we were upgraded to a king sized room. Teri in particular went above and beyond to make our stay special and even liaised with my boyfriend to make...

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TACapeCod, Hotel Ranola Staff at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Hello Sarah, We are elated that both of you loved your stay with us. Thank you for choosing the Ranola for your anniversary and inviting us to offer our services to enhance your special occasion. All of us so enjoy ensuring our guests have a memorable visit and leave feeling like they were indeed treated like family. You are a...

Gravesend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We received a lovely warm welcome at Hotel Ramola from Terri, Dale and Nongluck. Although this is a boutique hotel with no pool, gift shop or restaurant, it could not be more comfortable and well appointed. It is also well located, a short walk away from Main Street where there are many restaurants. We stayed in Room 7, which is...

Thank colleen p
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We loved everything about Hotel Ranola! The building is charming and right off of Main Street in downtown Sarasota. It's walking distance to at least 30 restaurants and Maria Selby Botanical Gardens. The SCAT line to the beaches is also close by. The owners and staff are so, so friendly and helpful! We arrived at our room after checking in...

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Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We just stayed at the Hotel Ranola and had a great experience. The staff were all so friendly and made us feel so comfortable - they really go above and beyond to make you feel at home. The cute touches include free beach chairs, beach towels and bottled water. The location was great to explore Sarasota and very close to...

Thank Steph M
TACapeCod, Guest Services at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Hello Steph, We are beyond thrilled that your stay with us was such a good experience. Terri, Nongluck and I so enjoy, as you mentioned, always striving to make our guests comfortable and providing services and unique touches that enhance everyone's visit at the Ranola and in Sarasota. Many of our other guest have also remarked about our great value...

Reviewed 23 March 2017

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Ranola for a few days in March. Terry and Dale really know how to take care of their guests, and enjoy what they do. As others have said this is an art deco hotel, not a chain with plenty of character and nice artwork on the walls. We were given a free...

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TACapeCod, Guest Services at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Hello Sherri and R, We are delighted you had an enjoyable stay with us and experienced much of what's so special about Sarasota, including our beautiful sunsets. Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review. We really appreciate your kindness. It was such a pleasure to meet both of you. All of us at the Ranola hope...

Reviewed 9 March 2017

If you're looking to be within walking distance of the many shops and restaurants in downtown Sarasota, and don't want to pay an arm and a leg, this funky little boutique hotel is a solid choice. It's a former small apartment house one block off Main Street which has been converted into nine guest rooms. For Sarasota during high season...

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HotelRanola, Guest Ser at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you so much for your positive review. We are thrilled you had a wonderful stay in our eclectic historic Art Deco hotel in the heart of downtown Sarasota. We are convenient to walk to great restaurants, cultural happenings and the bay. As you graciously mentioned the Ranola is a small nine room hotel that was an apartment building...

Vienna, Virginia
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The owners and staff at this small property go out of their way to make sure you're satisfied and happy. This really makes the stay pleasant, despite some flaws. Rooms are like a small apartment - with kitchen, and dressing alcove - All adequate. But The hotel is old, and the rooms modest - Could use new linens, etc.

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HotelRanola, Guest Services at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are very glad to hear that we provided you with good customer service. We strive to ensure our guests have a very good stay with us and we always aim to exceed expectations. We value and appreciate your suggestions. Your input will assist us in our...

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We are locals but decided on a weekend visit to downtown Sarasota. The hotel is in the perfect location to park and walk the city. Close to great restaurants, theater and exploring unknown places in the city. The owners and staff were so accomodating. Loved our room and kitchen with Kuerig coffes, teas and sizeable frig. A great experience and...

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HotelRanola, Guest Services at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for choosing The Ranola for your local getaway. We are so glad you enjoyed your hotel stay and all that downtown Sarasota has to offer. As you mentioned, it's an added plus that so many fantastic offerings are within walking distance of the hotel. Even better that hotel parking is complimentary. We hope you will come back...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Only hotel in the heart of Downtown Sarasota, Florida. Walk to dozens of fabulous restaurants. Shops, galleries, etc. Full kitchens, sitting area, spacious rooms. Pillowtop mattresses, luxurious linens, flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi and more. Minutes to beaches. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Ranola

Address: 118 Indian Pl, Sarasota, FL 34236-5800
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: $146 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ranola 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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Hotel Ranola Sarasota, Florida
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“Room No. 7 is a nice suite.”
colleenp462, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs away from street noise”
SherriG370, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Our first floor room felt like it was right on the street - and shades had to be kept closed all the time for any privacy.”
Joyce123456, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were on the second floor on the side street, just normal city noise.”
pathomer19, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Prime location and price in Downtown Sarasota”
swimgator, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
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