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Hotel Ranola

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Ranola for a few days in March. Terry and Dale really know how to take care of their guests, and enjoy what they do. As others have said this is an art deco hotel, not a chain with plenty of character and nice artwork on the walls. We were given a free...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking to be within walking distance of the many shops and restaurants in downtown Sarasota, and don't want to pay an arm and a leg, this funky little boutique hotel is a solid choice. It's a former small apartment house one block off Main Street which has been converted into nine guest rooms. For Sarasota during high season...

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HotelRanola, Guest Ser at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you so much for your positive review. We are thrilled you had a wonderful stay in our eclectic historic Art Deco hotel in the heart of downtown Sarasota. We are convenient to walk to great restaurants, cultural happenings and the bay. As you graciously mentioned the Ranola is a small nine room hotel that was an apartment building...

Vienna, Virginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owners and staff at this small property go out of their way to make sure you're satisfied and happy. This really makes the stay pleasant, despite some flaws. Rooms are like a small apartment - with kitchen, and dressing alcove - All adequate. But The hotel is old, and the rooms modest - Could use new linens, etc.

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HotelRanola, Guest Services at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are very glad to hear that we provided you with good customer service. We strive to ensure our guests have a very good stay with us and we always aim to exceed expectations. We value and appreciate your suggestions. Your input will assist us in our...

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We are locals but decided on a weekend visit to downtown Sarasota. The hotel is in the perfect location to park and walk the city. Close to great restaurants, theater and exploring unknown places in the city. The owners and staff were so accomodating. Loved our room and kitchen with Kuerig coffes, teas and sizeable frig. A great experience and...

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HotelRanola, Guest Services at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for choosing The Ranola for your local getaway. We are so glad you enjoyed your hotel stay and all that downtown Sarasota has to offer. As you mentioned, it's an added plus that so many fantastic offerings are within walking distance of the hotel. Even better that hotel parking is complimentary. We hope you will come back...

Southampton, New York
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you like retro things, particularly Art Deco and a feel of the 1920's and 30's , don't miss this terrific little hotel. We stayed for 5 nights, and couldn't be more pleased. The owners and all of the staff will make you feel welcome, indeed. And the location gives you easy walking to the movies, the opera, theatres, the...

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HotelRanola, Guest Services at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Hello. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our 1926 Art Deco Hotel in downtown Sarasota. We aim to provide a welcoming, comfortable, unique experience for our guests and take pride in the fact that the hotel is not a traditional chain hotel destination. As you kindly mentioned, The Ranola is small with 10 rooms, vintage and close to...

upstate New York
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The Ranola is in a wonderful location to walk to the historic district of the city as well as restaurants, shops and even a Whole Foods. From the moment we arrived we felt that this is not your cookie cutter Holiday Inn. There are a dozen rooms in the entire building, all different. We were upgraded to a king sized...

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HotelRanola, Guest Services at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Hello. We very much appreciate that you choose Hotel Ranola as your destination and that you took the time to write such a positive review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the downtown location and that our 1926 Art Deco Hotel offered you a different experience from traditional chain hotels, especially that you felt like family. We look forward to...

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Lovely hotel with wonderful owners and staff. Terri, Al and Jeri went above and beyond to make our one week stay extra special. Our room was spacious, clean and contemporary. It had a great kitchen area with a full refrigerator, stove, microwave and kitchen utilities. The location is right near Main Street which has wonderful shops and restaurants. My husband...

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HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. As a fellow traveler I appreciate your honest review of Hotel Ranola. We are downtown Sarasota with so much to offer and you detail our hotel positively and extensively with what we have to offer. The review will be very helpful to others looking for similar amenities. Thank you! We look forward to your...

Altamonte Springs, Florida
Reviewed 18 January 2017

In January 2017 I had to pleasure to experience a wonderful stay at the Hotel Ranola. I was contacted by hotel staff to confirm my dates and my room selection. Being located in downtown Sarasota provides not only great access to many restaurants but also a mirad of various activities. You'll find the hotel to be beautifully decorated mixing historic...

1Thank Michael A
HotelRanola, Guest Services at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Hello Michael, We are thrilled that your stay at the Ranola and our downtown location was so enjoyable. Thank you for your positive review and noting our accessible location, within walking distance, of great restaurants and activities including cultural happenings, entertainment, and the bay, to name a few. We hope you will return for a visit and can again enjoy...

Reviewed 11 January 2017

This place is so cute like a quaint NYC apartment. The staff was warm, friendly and so helpful. They called to confirm reservations and any important reminders. Upon arrival, they left a detailed list of things to do and restaurants which most were walking distance. We were so close to everything since the hotel is right in Downtown and only...

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HotelRanola, Guest Services at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Hello. We are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We certainly look forward to your next visit and ensuring it is as memorable. Very best regards, Dale Guest Services

Bradenton, Florida
Reviewed 6 January 2017

When they found out it was our anniversary, they upgraded us to a suite and gave a wonderful bar of chocolate. We love historical buildings and renovations and we were given the full tour, plus a tour of a small house next door from the 1800's that is being renovated. The location is perfect for exploring Sarasota on foot. We...

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HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Than you for your lovely review of Hotel Ranola. It will be very helpful for other guests viewing our property and access whether their needs will be met. We loved having you stay with us and hope you will return soon. Sincerely, 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: $153 - $388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ranola 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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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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