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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This amazing historical hotel built in 1926 when Sarasota was The destination for winter weary northerners is being lovingly restored in her art deco fashion. I wanted a staycation and couldn't have had a better experience . Everything downtown is in walking distance--- the suites are surprisingly large as this is an apartment hotel. Clean and charming- the owners and...

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HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. we will be improving on a regular basis. Our roof top will be ready by next year early January. We hope t see you again soon. Warm regards, Jeri

florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off, the staff prior to arrival were already very attentive to our needs! They replied promptly to email request and they were very friendly and personable people. We stayed only one night however, the room was perfect. Quiet, private, extremely clean and comfortable. We highly recommend this quaint boutique to adult travelers. Terri, Jerry, and Dale are awesome!! We...

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HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

We enjoyed having you stay and share with us. we appreciate your attentive comments and will continue to improve. welcome back anytime. We enjoyed your uplifing energy. Jeri

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

LOVED the décor - Art Deco! Close to so many amazing shops & cool restaurants, which made it very hard deciding where to eat. The staff was extremely friendly & helpful. Our room was very clean, bed was comfy, and a nice size with a full kitchenette. Getting an Uber was a breeze. All around great experience... I highly recommend...

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Concord, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The Hotel Ranola may be Sarasota's best kept secret. It's a breath of fresh air compared to chain hotels that appear to try hard but just miss something. As others have mentioned, the building is funky & fun, an Art Deco period hotel from 1926 (they have a framed copy of an old ad which is fun to look at)....

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HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We like to make changes regularly to benefit all our guests. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again soon. We enjoyed having you stay with us. warm regards, Jeri hotel Ranola Manager

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I stayed at the Ranola last night in a ground floor room with a very large comfortable bed. I arrived at 9.30pm and my room key allowed access through the front door of the building which is tucked away in a tiny side street with its own convenient car park opposite. My room had a useful kitchen area with table...

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HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Thank you for your useful comments and lovely recommendations about our hotel. We hope to see you back soon and we will make sure to reserve you a room in the back. Warm regards, Jeri

Stuart, Florida
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Had a wonderful one night experience at this art deco hotel walking distance to restaurants and shops in downtown Sarasota! It was close to our destination -the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens- which was beautiful! Dale, at the front desk provided us with a discount coupon for the gardens, extra bottled water and even a large chocolate bar! Went to Hyde...

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HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of our hotel. we are always trying to improve all that we do. I hope when you return we have even more to offer you Thank you Jeri

Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
Reviewed 10 October 2016

An independent and personal hotel in downtown Sarasota that makes visitors feel like neighbors. Quite simply one of my best-ever hotel stays, and highly recommended. I wojld give six or seven stars is that was an option.

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HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing such a positive experience. We look forward to your return with more updates and a finished roof top Jeri

Longboat Key, Florida
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Wow, a fantastic and unique Art Deco hotel in the heart of downtown Sarasota. My wife and I spent a wonderful weekend there on a recent anniversary. We never used our car because we could walk everywhere. We saw a movie, had dinner and lunch and visited the Saturday morning Farmer's market. All this just a short walk away. The...

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Florida
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stayed two nights in the former apartment house, making it feel less like a hotel and more like a pied-à-terre. It was walking distance to everything - restaurants, the waterfront shopping and theaters. Also, there's an issue with the key cards but just be aware you might have to wait a few minutes to get in while the proprietor...

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HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Big Hello Thank you for your unique and wonderful comments about our very special hotel. We enjoyed having you as well. Hopefully when you return we will have more art deco items updated. Jeri

Dahlonega, Georgia
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

My stay at the Ranola was a step back in time at a Historic Hotel in downtown Sarasota. The suite I stayed in was bigger than some apartments with a living area and Art Deco bar, bedroom, kitchen, and bath/dressing area. Great location and walking distance from restaurants, bars and the movies! If you're looking for something a bit different,...

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HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

It was super that we were able to upgrade you and how you thoroughly enjoyed your stay.. We hope to see you back again Warm regards, Jeri

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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: $186 - $315 (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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“Try to choose a room away from Ringling Bvd.”
 of 5 bubbles jaibow, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Probably at the back of the building to be as far away from any street noise”
 of 5 bubbles bblonde52, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are first class and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles rusty_chinnis, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Travelers with disabilities and need a wheel chair or people with kids shouldn't stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles FMWriter, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“#2 is the downstairs suite with a King bed”
 of 5 bubbles nancyolah, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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