by Terry Ward
The Holiday Inn Sarasota – Airport is not your average airport accommodation. With a six-story atrium, glass elevators and even an indoor waterfall, there are lots of little touches the kids will enjoy. This new hotel puts you in easy reach of the beaches of Sarasota and Siesta Key, as well as other popular family attractions such as the Sarasota Jungle Gardens and Mixon Fruit Farm. The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle to and from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout. Other amenities include an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, and pets are welcome to stay, too.
The over 130 guestrooms and suites all have large flat-screen TVs, ironing facilities, a refrigerator and a coffeemaker, and suites take things a step further with full kitchenettes. The onsite restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with things like pasta, seafood, burgers and the like.
Our Editor Loves
- Onsite restaurant
- Free shuttle to/from airport
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
This is an airport hotel that treats all guests like family. Friendly staff is professional and always willing to assist. All public areas are kept spotless. The out door fire pit is a great conversation area. The restaurant and bar is great for a snack with daily specials. We first visited this hotel while our daughter was attending Ringling College and have enjoyed it so much that we make an effort to stay at this location whenever we are in the Sarasota area. Manager David and restaurant server Compton always go out of their way to make you feel at home. Great value and always a pleasant stay.
I have stayed several times at this location and am never disappointed. My check in was quick and easy. I also appreciate B.J.’s courtesy and friendliness. The room is always clean and neat and house keeping keeps it that way. I like the restaurant as well. It’s nice to have, especially having conducted business activity all day. I recently had an experience where the server “forgot” about me for about 15 minutes. Things happen but it was unexpected when my dinner was discounted by 50%. The staff has been accommodating with changes to my business schedule such as checking out earlier than expected. Never had an issue. They’re what I call “good people”.