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Hotel Indigo Sarasota
Ranked #4 of 51 Hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Hotel Indigo

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.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Leslie P, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Dear Mimi823,
We thank you for your feedback and would like to address some of your concerns. We apologize for not leaving you completely satisfied with your stay. We live for positive reviews and we pride ourselves on our staff, cleanliness, service, quality, and design standards. We deeply apologize for the condition of the bathroom door frame and armoire and can assure you that it is not a common occurrence. Our housekeeping staff is thoroughly trained on standards and procedures to ensure that every guest room is well cleaned prior to check in. We will do our best to remedy these issues so that they do not happen again. In reference to the overall design of the hotel, we improve the hotel’s style and furnishings often to maintain a fresh look. We offer an intimate boutique experience that reflects the local culture and character of Sarasota. It saddens us to know that you did not enjoy our boutique charm or style. Our prices directly correlate with the level of service offered and the season in which you booked your reservation. We hope to host you again to show you how great our hotel really is. Please contact the Front Office Manager, Sandra when making a future reservation.

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

I did not expect to have such a great experience with this hotel. As soon as I walked in the room you can smell how clean it is and the decoration overall is very cozy, cottage style. The room was very spacious and everybody was very friendly. I will definitely go back.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Leslie P, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Dear MECE85,
Thank you for your review. We are so glad to know that we exceeded your expectations. We pride ourselves on being more than standard. Our unique boutique style is intended to please. We would love to see you again for another chance to amaze you.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

I absolutely loved this gorgeous hotel! The service was impeccable, the rooms huge and very well appointed, and it was in a very quite area. This hotel is perfect for business travelers, or those that need to come to Sarasota, however, it is not that close to Siesta Key Beach at all, it would take us at least 15 minutes driving to get there, with no traffic. All in all, an enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: Get a room far from lobby and gym
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank DoctorAlfie
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Leslie P, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Dear DoctorAlfie,
We appreciate you taking the time to write this marvelous review about Hotel Indigo Sarasota. We love to know that you enjoyed our hotel and the services provided. We believe that our guests deserve impeccable service and we are glad to know that it was overtly portrayed. Our boutique hotel is perfect for intimate gatherings or corporate meetings. Not many hotels cater to a broad spectrum of travelers and that’s what makes us unique. We hope to see you again for another enjoyable stay!

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Our company has a few meetings annually in Sarosota based on head office location. This hotel constantly delivers, great staff, great breakfasts, filtered water for your room, best showers in Sarasota, great location, shuttle to your favorite spots... very clean rooms - and a great bar area to gather before your dinner.

Room Tip: Haven't had a bad room yet...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Leslie P, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Dear Leamington_Visitor,
We thank you for your review! It’s nice to know that you made time to fuse business with pleasure. We do our best to include amenities to please both our leisure and business travellers. We love your magnificent comments about our staff members and amenities and we are overjoyed to have satisfied you. We look forward to seeing you again and we will absolutely look out for your upcoming reservation!

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We arrived early for our vacation on Longboat Key and had to wait till the next day to get our condo so stayed at Hotel Indigo. We chose it because it was right downtown Sarasota, so it was close to our favorite restaurants and shops. The hotel was a delight. Staff are very friendly. Everything was clean. We loved the large walk-in shower.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Michael K
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Leslie P, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Dear MichaelKToronto,
Thank you for your review. We hope that your time in Sarasota was as wonderful as your review! It is always great to know that our staff members and hotel delighted our guests. Our spa inspired showers have generated some buzz and we are thrilled to know that you enjoyed it too. We hope you had a relaxing stay. Please visit us again!

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

I travel a lot for both business and pleasure and I've stayed at a diverse selection of hotels in Sarasota. By far my favorite is the Hotel Indigo, Great location: close to downtown, the Van Weasel is across the street, Long Boat Key and St Armand's Circle a 5 minute car ride away. Guest rooms are nicely appointed with quality bedding, added amenities and toiletries. The entire staff is friendly and willing to assist in any way they can.
5 stars to Chef Shenker. The restaurant my be limited in space but the quality of food is beyond what you would expect from a hotel restaurant. Chef Shenker accommodates his guests requests and provides a diverse selection to please all foodies. Try it. You won't be disappointed.
Lastly, my 83 yr old mom came with me a few months ago. She wasn't overwhelmed and felt very comfortable left by herself for the day. Thank you Hotel Indigo.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 3rd or 4th floor.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank CLiebre
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Leslie P, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Dear CLiebre,
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to know that we are your favorite hotel in Sarasota! We love hearing feedback from our guests, especially comments as vibrant as yours. Hotel Indigo is located in the perfect spot to make it easy to explore the neighborhood. We are pleased to know that Chef Sol provided excellent food and that the H2O Bistro went above and beyond your expectations. It can sometimes be difficult for guests to be away from home and we are glad to know that we helped your mother feel comfortable during her stay. We hope to see you both soon!

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Wonderful place...great "can do" staff...the food was excellent ...rooms spacious and clean...a great place to stay...check it out on your next trip to SRQ...good for business or pleasure...try the homemade cheesecake...superb

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank lowcountry m
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Leslie P, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Dear lowcountry,
Thank you for your review. Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding our boutique property. We are ecstatic to know that you enjoyed your stay overall. We love to hear such nice things about our hotel, especially from a well-traveled individual like yourself. Please stop by for another slice of cheesecake next time you are in town!

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Address: 1223 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236-2901
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 51 Hotels in Sarasota
Price Range: £141 - £272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Indigo Sarasota 3.5*
Number of rooms: 95
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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