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The Best Sarasota Hotels to Relax & Recharge

From full service food to unique fitness offerings to on-site spa treatment, these Sarasota County properties go above and beyond for the health & wellness of guests

The Westin Sarasota

The Westin Hotel Rooftop Bar

The Westin Sarasota empowers guests with a reviving stay at their full-service hotel right between the heart of downtown Sarasota and shimmering bayfront views. The hotel boasts an intuitive menu of amenities among its on-site spa, pool and restaurant Evoq, all committed to keeping you healthy inside and out. Everything from cutting edge fitness rooms to fresh food to custom beds is tailored by Westin’s signature wellness program to help you maintain and supplement your routine away from home. Not to mention the property is a short walk from the soothing sounds of a play, opera, orchestra or other performance in Sarasota’s famous theater district.

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
Ritz Carlton Sarasota

The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota is, no surprise, a luxury landmark on Florida’s Gulf Coast and with everything a visitor could want from dining to beach access to recreation like golf. What makes the Sarasota location unique, however, is the access to the private beach club on Lido Key where guests can enjoy exclusive access to unmatched pool, beach and food service. The full-service spa is among the best in the destination with saunas and whirlpools to supplement an array of therapies from facials and massages to lavender and crystal experiences. Food service from on-site restaurants Jack Dusty and Ridley’s Porch is locally sourced and inspired by the best ingredients for all diets.

The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Resort at Longboat Key Club is arguably the best beachfront resort room you can book in the destination. Located right on the tranquil southern tip of Longboat Key, the resort boasts five restaurants, 45 holes of championship golf, award-winning tennis gardens, a marina and private beach access just steps away from your room. Every room has a private balcony for those early morning or late evening meditation moments, and if you need more relaxation you can visit a full-service spa with ten different rooms for treatment.

Lido Beach Resort
Lido Beach Resort

Lido Beach Resort is considered the most luxurious stop on one of the most luxurious islands in Sarasota County. It’s also one of the most animal-friendly hotels in the area, allowing guests to bring pets and earning a Florida Green Lodging certification by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for its commitment to conserving and protecting the state’s natural resources. Not interested in using a car during your trip? This is the place for you, positioned walking distance from the beach and Sarasota’s premier shopping district: St. Armands Circle. The recently renovated Drift Kitchen & Bar is a brilliant option for every meal with a formal menu of food & drink to compliment a 180-degree floor-to-ceiling view of the Gulf water from atop the hotel.  

Even Hotel Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch
Even Hotel

Even Hotel Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch features fitness equipment and virtual training classes in every room for those looking to avoid the commercial gym for a while. This is one of the most popular hotels in the destination for visiting athletes who are able to continue vigorous training routines in the hotel’s massive fitness center, and in the kitchen thanks to the hotels on-site Cork & Kale Restaurant which is able to accommodate any diet. The hotel is also a short distance from Nathan Benderson Park, the nation’s premier competitive rowing venue and public park with equipment rentals and even fitness classes!