by Terry Ward
Near the Golden Gate area and the bayfront, the Aloft Sarasota is a pet-friendly hotel with a cool modern design. It sits just a few steps from the waterfront and is a short drive to downtown Sarasota, where there are tons of things for families to do. If you fancy some golf while on vacation, head to the nearby Bobby Jones Golf Club. The white sand beaches of Lido Key and Siesta Key are also close by. And the hotel’s onsite amenities include a large outdoor pool and a hot tub on the 8th floor where families can enjoy panoramic views of the area. There is also a fire pit and a seating area with large umbrellas. The hotel has a good fitness center, free Wi-Fi throughout and a handy onsite bicycle rental service, too.
Guestrooms have large flat-screen TVs, a refrigerator, free bottled water and coffee and luxurious bath amenities. The hotel operates on a keyless basis, so you can use a mobile app to unlock your guestroom door.
Our Editor Loves
- Pets welcome
- Pool with panoramic views
- Close to beaches
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
First time at an Aloft, very nice, no complaints, affordable vs. downtown Sarasota.
Pleasant staff. Not as crazy as St. Armands Circle. Cool neighborhood, Farmers Market, places to poke around during the day and not real high end, more normal.
More of a neighborhood.
This was a very nice place. I was upgraded to the 10th floor suites. Very large rooms. Very modern furnishings. My only complaint is they could use tv mounts that allow for the tv to turn. While sitting at my desk, it was tough to see the screen. The bed was super comfy. The hotel bar area was very nice. I appreciated the complimentary drink as well.