by Courtney Elko
Located in downtown Sarasota, Art Ovation Hotel lives up to its name. This contemporary hotel is filled with everchanging art displays that guests are encouraged to explore.
There are also plenty of ways to show your own creativity while staying here! Each guestroom features a sketchbook, colored pencils and a ukulele if guests are feeling inspired to create something of their own.
The kids will love the rooftop pool that offers great city views of downtown Sarasota, and the adults will love the rooftop bar.
Creative families who want to be in the heart of downtown Sarasota where they can walk to many restaurants and shops will love a stay at Art Ovation.
Our Editor Loves
- Sketchbooks and pencils in every room
- Rooftop pool
- Artwork found throughout
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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There are 160 guestrooms and two suites at Arts Ovation. Every room features a sketchbook and colored pencils and ukulele to spark your creative side.
Cribs, rollaway beds and connecting rooms are available upon request. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Rooms also have tablets, which guests can use to order in-room dining, research local events, or read the news of the day.
The spacious guestrooms feature one king bed with a sleeper sofa or two queen beds, and USB outlets can be found by the beds. There’s a flat-screen television, coffeemaker, and mini-fridge. The bathroom features a stand-up shower.
The one-bedroom suites feature a king bed and a sleeper sofa in a separate living room area. There’s a flat screen television in each room, as well as a kitchenette with a sink, coffeemaker, mini-fridge and microwave. The bathroom features a stand-up shower.
The outdoor, rooftop pool overlooks downtown Sarasota. It is surrounded by lounge chairs and cabanas and pool towels are provided. The pool is open year-round, but can sometimes get a bit chilly during the winter months. Situated next to the pool is a full-service bar.
True to its name, Art Ovation celebrates the arts throughout the hotel. Families will find everchanging artworks displayed throughout the property. Guests are encouraged to explore and learn more about each piece. Live musical performances are also often taking place in the lobby area. Each guestroom also features a sketchbook and colored pencils for those who may be feeling inspired to create their own piece of art.
Along with the sketchbooks in every room, families will also find a ukulele in all of the guestrooms. All are welcome to play a tune or if you’d like to learn, free lessons take place in the lobby on select days.
The onsite restaurant, located off the lobby area, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s a casual dining option serving American Classic cuisine.
Rooftop Pool Bar
Located next to the rooftop pool is a casual full-service bar that also serves light bites for lunch and dinner.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Self and valet parking are both available for a fee.
- Fitness Center
The fitness center features cardio machines and free weights.
A free shuttle is available to takes guests anywhere within a 3-mile radius of the hotel.
The Best Time to Visit
The hotel and Sarasota in general are busiest in the winter and spring months when the weather is delightful. Peak season runs from about January to April. The summer months are much warmer and have less crowds.
The Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is less than 10 minutes away from the hotel and the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport and Tampa International Airport are both about an hour away.
The hotel is centrally located, making it easy for families to walk to several restaurants and shops that fill the downtown Sarasota area. A free hotel shuttle is also available to take guests anywhere within a 3-mile radius of the hotel.
Adults can enjoy cocktails outside on the rooftop with awesome downtown Sarasota views or inside at Overture Restaurant off the lobby.