Not a great experience…pictures don’t tell the story
I was in Sarasota for a graduation and looking for a unique hotel experience. Initially, we were to stay at the Ritz Carlton- which is are go to when in Sarasota, but then I figured…why not branch out and try something new! Well…not sure that was the best road traveled.
To be fair… there were a few positives to note. The service- I must say was beyond average…but the facility itself just seemed more like a Fairfield Inn, which in fairness is not my cup a tea. When we entered the room, there was a welcome package on the bed of bottled iced tea and a granola bar and soft music was playing from the clock radio- nice gesture. Also, once voicing dissatisfaction with my room, I was able to see another room that would have become available the next night before making an informed decision to reduce my reservation from three nights to one. The front desk clerk was very understanding and quickly changed my reservation per my request.
As far as my dislikes, the room was more trendy than comfortable and the decor was so ostentatious that it was obviously difficult to care for. Makeup smears and abrasions on the white paint in the bathroom and the door-frame, blemishes on the white armoire and other furniture pieces. No closet other than the armoire in the room and the room just seemed “tight” with so many décor-oriented pieces. We requested the plush queen room and hmmm…the beds simply seemed like doubles.
The floors had this laminate covering that resembled wood and it was lifting in many areas across the floor. I just kind felt like I was in a showroom floor bedroom at IKEA that could not withstand the wear and tear of constant traffic. The other issue that I had was that the air conditioner was humming most of the evening and into the night. And the view…it was a residential building across the way..
On the upside, the small dining area was fair…no real functioning dining room but the servers and other staff in this area were very accommodating and alert to serving.
I guess for maybe $80.00 or $90.00 bucks..it would be a good deal…but for $224.00 plus tax..no….I don’t think so. I would have rather used my Marriott status at the Ritz Carlton for another $30.00 bucks or heck…for $110.00 we could’ve stayed at the Courtyard Marriott down the road, which is a great deal economically and a bit more sound in design as compared to Hotel Indigo.
Overall, it the website just doesn't do a good job of presenting an accurate picture of the property. It is MUCH smaller and “simpler” than described.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Indigo Sarasota Inspired service, intriguing design, invigorating atmosphere: Hotel Indigo Sarasota is the refreshing alternative, perfect for business and leisure travel. Situated on the edge of downtown Sarasota three miles from the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport. Hotel Indigo Sarasota is close to many cultural attractions and business centers. Play on the pristine beaches of Siesta Key and shop or dine at the famed St. Armands Circle. Explore the beauty of the John & Mable Ringling Museum,the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens & the Mote Marine Aquarium or take in a show at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, all minutes from the hotel. Come and savor the experience of our unique atmosphere at the H20 Bistro. A dining pleasure with an intimate and casual atmosphere serving breakfast, lunch, starters and dinner, we also offer a specialty beer and wine bar! Relax beside twin spa wading pools or curl up in an oversized chair with your laptop and take advantage of the complimentary high-speed Internet access throughout the hotel, or play a round or two of golf at the many nearby courses. Hotel Indigo Sarasota, when you travel and stay with us; you re never too far from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sarasota Hotel Indigo
- Hotel Indigo Sarasota Florida