THE Perfect Hotel, it was so welcoming I felt like I was in a 5-star B&B!
Reviewed 23 June, 2021
I had the genuine pleasure of staying here earlier this month for 4 days, and HIGHLY recommended this property to everyone visiting Sarasota!
It is located within the heart of the city which allows you to walk to almost everything (neighboring rooftop bars with breathtaking views, Main Street downtown and all its exquisite shops, Marina Jack renowned for breathtaking views of Sarasota Bay and new home of the world famous “Unconditional Surrender” statue! The Hotel has a shuttle van that will whisk you away, 11am - 7pm, to the airport, or to experience beautiful Lido Beach, or St. Armand’s Circle for boutique shopping galore! Wherever your heart delights within a 5 mile radius, simply book a time and call the driver when you are ready to return to the Hotel. Directly across the street you can walk through the grounds that are meticulously landscaped by the Sarasota Garden Club...it even has a Butterfly Garden that will delight all ages. Next door is the office for “The Bay”, a legendary waterfront development that will forever preserve and enhance the Bayfront and Van Wezel Performance Center forever. Some areas of the Bay are already open to the public.
I must commend the entire staff here! They all went above and beyond during my vacation and deserve recognition for superior service. Shannon, the Hotel’s GM was attentive and extremely helpful in all areas; Melinda & Virgen in housekeeping kept everything very clean and were always willing to help in any way; Bennie (like “Bennie & the Jets!!!) the bartender kept all of us at the bar entertained and laughing in our chairs; thanks to morning Chef Renzo and night Chef Bruno for their wonderful culinary skills; Ivy and Scott managed the front desk with smiles and professionalism every day; Ivan in maintenance was stellar keeping the grounds meticulously maintained and nurtured all the beautiful plants (large outdoor pots contained pineapples that were about a foot high!); Tim & Barry were wonderful shuttle drivers chock full of local knowledge and recommendations!
Thank you ALL for a wonderful stay! I will definitely return in the future!
Reviewed 20 May, 2021
I just had the best bartender experience of my life. I walk in and sit at the bar. Ben or Benny says, what would you like? I said, “are you closing”.. He says, “ I close when you want me to close”. Wonderful hotel! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.zzzzzxxx $)))))$$
Reviewed 4 May, 2021
The charge for a room for 2 with a king bed was $300/night this past weekend (4/30-5/2); we are not sure why the price was so high. At this price point we certainly did not expect our room to have cheap, chipped furniture or a strong hydrogen sulfide (i.e., rotten eggs) odor coming from the bathroom sink and shower. There was little attention to detail and it could use some upgrades (e.g., cracked tiles in the elevator replaced, new rugs in the rooms, and a water filtration system installed). The location actually is not especially near the downtown, so we mostly had to use the car. The best we can say about our stay is that the hotel was clean.
Location, location, location
Reviewed 22 April, 2021
The Arts District could not have been a better choice for this boutique hotel, and it fits right in with its charming decor and furnishings. Even the convenient,clean & well-lit parking garage has art prints and piped in music!! The garage also has electric vehicle charging stations. I have never stayed at a hotel withas many good restaurants within an easy walking distance. Convenient to many attractions, especially the Ringling Museum. My wife and I had a quiet room on the 4th floor: exceptionally clean, nicely furnished, and with bedding right up to IHG standards. The management and front desk personnel were very helpful and accommodating. Hope to make a return visit.
Overall Very Nice, Comfortable Stay... but the coffee needs improvement.
Reviewed 20 April, 2021
Our overnight stay at Hotel Indigo was overall very pleasant. The location is great and within walking distance to several restaurants and venues in downtown Sarasota.
The room was clean and comfortable - the bathroom and huge walk-in shower were quite nice. The wood (laminate plank style) floors were a welcome feature and made the room feel cleaner than the standard hotel room carpeting.
My one complaint, oddly enough, had to do with the in-room coffee. Friends of ours in Sarasota have raved about the coffee they get from a local company called Sarasota Coffee and Tea Co. So, when I saw a sign in our room that said, "Please Enjoy Locally Roasted Coffee by Sarasota Coffee and Tea..", I was pleasantly surprised, looking forward to trying some of this coffee I'd heard so much about.... until I looked behind the sign and saw that the Sarasota coffee had apparently been replaced with some cheap generic coffee that you can get anywhere. I tried it anyway and it was, predictably... awful.
I'll give the hotel the benefit of the doubt and assume that they were just out of the good stuff from Sarasota Coffee. Otherwise - if they stopped treating their guests to this premium local option, I would suggest that they take down the signs in the rooms indicating otherwise.
After this little disappointment, I looked up the company and found that they sell some of their coffee directly on Amazon. So, I ordered some to enjoy once I'm back home since I didn't get to give it a try at Hotel Indigo.