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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 16 January 2013

This was our first visit of the city and day before arriving we found this lovely hotel downtown Sarasota on TripAdvisor. Absolutely beautiful room to rent with kitchen and bathroom was spacious and comfortable. Definitely a place to stay! Kathy and Lou are great hosts, very friendly and helpful. We were also able to park our car just in front...

3Thank mankica
Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 3 December 2012

My husband and I live in Fort Myers and have frequently traveled to Sarasota for the day to hang out in Siesta Key or in St Armands Circle, get some beach time and have some local food before heading back home for the night. We never had the pleasure of staying overnight or for a weekend until this past wknd...

8Thank APS79
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 15 October 2012

Owners of this place really go that extra mile for you. We got nothing but great service from them and felt really welcome here. Got good nights sleep and enjoyed breakfast at our rooms own kitchen. Location is really good and we would be happy to come back.

3Thank Mehilainen
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 9 October 2012

This vintage hotel was a real treat. My husband selected it for my birthday weekend in Sarasota. He did well! It's art deco meets industrial meets historic. The Innkeeper was so sweet to have a bouquet of fresh cut roses in our room when we arrived to the surprise of me and my husband! The room size was generous, with...

2Thank Carrie-n-Carl
New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 October 2012

A short block from Main Street, Hotel Ranola is a pleasant stroll to the theaters, opera house, restaurants and shopping, as well as the central bus transfer station. Rooms have an eat in kitchen if you prefer to prepare some meals yourself, or if you like take home from Whole Foods, which is a convenient walk. There is convenient parking,...

1Thank MacAldente212
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 26 September 2012

This was a spacious, spotless, well-equipped apartment, stylishly furnished, with extremely helpful staff and free on-site parking. The hotel is situated very close to downtown Sarasota, the YMCA gym, a cinema, and of course, the Gulf. Highly recommended for any type of travel.

Thank Michaelbelgie
Pownal, Vermont
Reviewed 14 June 2012

I had a great stay. It's a great location for easy access (by walking or car) to a lot of great spots. Accomodations are not 'plastic' or pretentious as in other 'chain' hotels. This hotel has charm. The kitchen was useful, the laundry was useful. Ranola's smaller size is scaled for a more 'homey' experience. When coming back to this...

1Thank jon w
Reviewed 12 June 2012

a beautiful hotel in downtown Sarasota near the shops, banks and beaches more 'beautiful Sarasota. ideal for anyone want to make life including by the sea. in 5 minutes you reach the beaches where you can get free parking conveniently near the sea and restaurants. Beautiful hotel that has nothing to envy of at 'art deco miami. and 'a little...

2Thank robyVarese
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Interesting place, Hotel Ranola. The location is excellent - downtown Sarasota, near Whole Foods, tons of good restaurants, etc. The price is right, especially if you want to prepare your own meals. Our room was clean, though it did have a musty smell. The bathroom sported seriously peeling paint. But everything was neat and clean, though “screaming deferred maintenance” as...

6Thank BarbfromDC
Reviewed 1 January 2012

We stayed Dec 29-31. Great time close to everything. Drove to whole foods and parked on second floor. Free parking and an easy walk to everything. Next door is a great restaurant call Star keeper cafe. Great food for breakfast and lunch. Staff was wonderful. Bed Was comfortable. We plan to stay here again.

3Thank chute_mike

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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: $143 - $363 (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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“Upstairs away from street noise”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles Joyce123456, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were on the second floor on the side street, just normal city noise.”
 of 5 bubbles pathomer19, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Prime location and price in Downtown Sarasota”
 of 5 bubbles swimgator, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The suite is a one bedroom apartment with a full kitchen - great for a long stay.”
 of 5 bubbles tracybp2017, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
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