by Courtney Elko
Located about 15 minutes from Sarasota, Capri at Siesta features a private garden courtyard and a heated, outdoor pool along the Gulf coast. The white sands of Siesta Key Beach are only a few steps away and kids will love to play in the sand and splash in the water. Guests also can enjoy private beach access to Crescent Beach. Private beach volleyball courts and shuffleboard can also be found on the property, along with beach rental equipment. The 10 guestrooms in this boutique hotel feature full kitchenettes with refrigerator. The suites can accommodate anywhere from two to five people and include a dining area and a separate living room area with a sleeper sofa. Within the courtyard area, families can grill on the BBQ and enjoy dinner al fresco. There is free Wi-Fi and plenty of restaurants and shops are located nearby.
Our Editor Loves
- Siesta Key Beach nearby
- Volleyball court
- Gulf Coast
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
My husband and I just stayed at The Capri...we were able to check in much earlier which was great! The staff were very nice and provided lots of helpful information. As others mention, beach towels are provided although, we were not able to find any chairs available. The beach is private and you can rent umbrellas and chairs that are charged to your room. There is plenty of coffee and shower supplies along with a full kitchen with plates, utensils, cups, etc. The shower was awesome! The pool areas was clean and the beach is just a 2 minute walk. The Capri is also a 5 minute walk to several restaurants and markets. My only negative remark is the cleanliness of the room was disappointing The bathroom was clean, however the floor in the bathroom was dirty after we had housekeeping services. The furniture (bed, nightstand, dresser, etc.) had thick dust. The pillow cases had stains on them as well. If these items are addressed, The Capri would get 5 stars from us.
by Maureen G
This accommodation has much to recommend it. The welcome we received was superb: we were able to check in two hours early and the person on reception could not have been more friendly or helpful. We found the information booklet particularly useful and informative, with an exhaustive list of restaurant recommendations, a map, an event list etc.
The room itself was nice, albeit a little cramped, especially if you are living out of your suitcases (we were only there for two nights). That said, the bed was comfortable and there was a good walk-in shower. A bedside table on both sides of the bed would have been a welcome addition.
Tea/coffee supplies were provided (as well as washing-up products but strangely no teaspooons) and we could help ourselves to top-ups if needed. There was a safe and free wifi (which worked well). They provide chairs for the beach but these are a bit tatty. Beach towels are provided.
The location is good - very close to the beach and to the pool for residents' use. There are shops and restaurants nearby (walking distance).
There is a free trolley bus that runs between the village and Turtle Beach every 15 minutes. We were told about the free taxi service whereby you only need to tip the driver. This could be useful as parking is quite difficult in the village.
This accommodation is not cheap but we would recommend it.