Hotel Ranola : A Gem in the Heart of Downtown Sarasota

Disclosure: We received a complimentary one night stay at Hotel Ranola, a 9 room boutique hotel with lots of charm and character right in the heart of downtown Sarasota . All opinions are sincere and are my own. #Sarasota

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The Hotel Ranola is a chic boutique hotel is in the heart of downtown Sarasota. Filled with character, history and funky modern ambiance combined with 21st century amenities .  Just a short walk from countless restaurants and stores the location of this small, privately owned hotel can’t be beat.


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On our recent trip to Sarasota we had the opportunity to stay at the Hotel Ranola and just fell in love with it.  We loved the decor, the huge well-lit rooms, the bar and the full kitchen with it’s keurig coffee maker. It was a real treat staying here and the personal attention you get by having the owner there all the time is priceless. You can tell that Kathy cares for her guests; putting the uttermost attention to detail and making you feel like you are staying at a friend’s home. She has a wealth of information about what to do, where to dine and about the history not only of this 1920’s building but of the city as well.


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Staying at Hotel Ranola really made our stay memorable. It was just a treat to stay in a hotel filled with so much history, charm and character.

If you are looking for a spacious and charming hotel that combines 1920’s charm with 21st century comfort like free WIFI and flat screen TVs for a great value and in the heart of historic downtown Sarasota then this little gem of a hotel is for you.

You can learn more about the Hotel Ranola by visiting their website and liking Hotel Ranola on Facebook and following @Hotel_Ranola on twitter.

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Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula is a freelance writer, translator & marketer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of www.GrowingUpBilingual.com and www.365thingsswfl.com and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on subjects ranging from travel and food to parenting and bilingualism. She enjoys traveling, good food and is always in search of new things to do and in Southwest Florida.


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  1. Filipino Seafoods Recipes

    Such a gorgeous place! Seems you enjoyed your stay very well. Thanks for sharing. 😉
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  2. Krista

    What a beautiful hotel! I love how it is modern and homey at the same time! Awesome!
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  3. Jessica Peeling

    Wow, this is really nice!

  4. Jenn

    This looks beautiful! What a great place to stay looks so homey and cozy 🙂
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  5. Myrah - Coupon Mamacita

    Very trendy and chic! Will check it out next time we are in that area. THanks for letting us know about it!

  6. Brynn @ MommyDigger.com

    What a beautiful little spot to stay, I’ll keep this one in mind for our visit. It certainly is a hidden gem!
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  7. Renee Fischer (@ReneeFischerGGM)

    i’ve been trying to convince the hubby take a honey moon together (we’ve never been) and we both agreed we want to go to a coast someplace. this place looks like an adorable apartment.. maybe right up our ally.

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