Places to Stay and Eat

Prices below reflect lowest available price for single occupancy for weekend of Mar. 1, 2013, and are offered as a guideline. Check hotel websites for availability and prices.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota, 3470 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237; 855-277-4942; 3 stars; $209 and up; 0.9 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d543412-Reviews-Homewood_Suites_by_Hilton_Sarasota-Sarasota_Florida.html

Hotel Ranola, 118 Indian Place, Sarasota, FL 34236; 866-951-0111; no star rating available; $122 and up; 1.8 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d632431-Reviews-Hotel_Ranola-Sarasota_Florida.html

BEST WESTERN Midtown, 1425 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239; 800-568-8520; 2.5 stars; $112 and up; 2.2 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d80090-Reviews-BEST_WESTERN_Midtown-Sarasota_Florida.html

Hotel Indigo Sarasota, 1223 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236; 877-859-5095; 3 stars; $165 and up; 2.4 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d630751-Reviews-Hotel_Indigo_Sarasota-Sarasota_Florida.html

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236; 941-309-2000; 5 stars; $346 and up; 2.6 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d225270-Reviews-The_Ritz_Carlton_Sarasota-Sarasota_Florida.html

Hyatt Place – Sarasota – Bradenton Airport, 950 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34234; 866-538-0187; 3 stars; $209 and up; 2.6 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d1199852-Reviews-Hyatt_Place_Sarasota_Bradenton_Airport-Sarasota_Florida.html

Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard Of The Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236; 800 492-8804; 4 stars; $299 and up; 2.6 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d85684-Reviews-Hyatt_Regency_Sarasota-Sarasota_Florida.html

La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota, 1803 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234; 941 366-5128; 2.5 stars; $132 and up; 3.3 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d86114-Reviews-La_Quinta_Inn_Suites_Sarasota-Sarasota_Florida.html

AmericInn Hotel & Suites Sarasota, 5931 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34232; 888-614-1750; 2.5 stars; $159 and up; 3.9 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d86125-Reviews-AmericInn_Hotel_Suites_Sarasota-Sarasota_Florida.html

Holiday Inn Sarasota – Lido Beach, 233 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236; 877-859-5095; 3 stars; 5.2 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d86102-Reviews-Holiday_Inn_Sarasota_Lido_Beach-Sarasota_Florida.html

Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton, 1040 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34234; 888-236-2427; 3 stars; $150 and up; 5.4 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d86118-Reviews-Residence_Inn_Sarasota_Bradenton-Sarasota_Florida.html

Beau Lido Suites, 149 Tyler Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236; 941 726-5098; no star rating available; $65-$149; 5.4 miles; http://www.beaulido.com/index.html

SpringHill Suites Sarasota Bradenton, 1020 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34234; 888-236-2427; 3 stars; $184 and up; 5.4 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d224031-Reviews-SpringHill_Suites_Sarasota_Bradenton-Sarasota_Florida.html

Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, 975 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34243; 855-271-3622; 2.5 stars; $170 and up; 5.6 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d1503539-Reviews-Hampton_Inn_Suites_Sarasota_Bradenton_Airport-Sarasota_Florida.html

Lido Beach Resort, 700 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236; 888-614-1750; 3.5 stars; $339 and up; 5.6 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d85685-Reviews-Lido_Beach_Resort-Sarasota_Florida.html

Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton Airport, 850 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34234; 888-236-2427; 3 stars; $136 and up; 5.6 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d86121-Reviews-Courtyard_by_Marriott_Sarasota_Bradenton_Airport-Sarasota_Florida.html

Gulf Beach Resort Motel, 930 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236; 941 388 2127; $260 and up; no star rating available; 5.7 miles; http://www.gulfbeachsarasota.com/

Coquina On The Beach, 1008 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236; 941 388-2141; no star rating available; $99 and up; 5.8 miles; http://www.coquinaonthebeach.com/

Knights Inn Sarasota, 5340 North Tamiami Trail, (US 41), Sarasota, FL 34234; 941 355-8867; 1.5 stars; $54 and up; 5.9 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d123753-Reviews-Knights_Inn_Sarasota-Sarasota_Florida.html

Holiday Inn Sarasota – Airport, 8009 15 St East, Sarasota, FL 34243; 877-859-5095; 3 stars; $169 and up; 6.1 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d1237140-Reviews-Holiday_Inn_Sarasota_Airport-Sarasota_Florida.html

Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel, 1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236; 888-614-1750; 3 stars; $187 and up; 6.1 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d86103-Reviews-Helmsley_Sandcastle_Hotel-Sarasota_Florida.html

Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota – Bradenton Airport, 8270 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243; 855-277-5057; 3 stars; $189 and up and up; 6.2 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d224316-Reviews-Hilton_Garden_Inn_Sarasota_Bradenton_Airport-Sarasota_Florida.html

Hampton Inn Sarasota – I-75 Bee Ridge, 5995 Cattleridge Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34232; 855-271-3622; 2.5 stars; $112 and up; 6.5 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Revhttp://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d86111-Reviews-Hampton_Inn_Sarasota_I_75_Bee_Ridge-Sarasota_Florida.html

BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Siesta Key Hotel, 6600 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express); 800-568-8520; 2.5 stars; $152 and up; 7.0 miles; http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34618-d85683-Reviews-BEST_WESTERN_PLUS_Gateway_Siesta_Key_Hotel-Sarasota_Florida.html

Richard’s Foodporium; 2856 Ringling Blvd; (941) 316-0546; Organic and whole foods grocery; vegan snacks in bulk; Open: M-Sat 9am-7pm; Sun 11am-5pm; Directions: Walk across the shopping center (400 ft.)

Levoie’s Salads; 2241 Ringling Boulevard; (941) 366-4408; Variety of fresh salads; sandwiches; Open: M-F 11am-3pm; Directions: West on Ringling; at ½ mi take 3rd left to stay on Ringling; restaurant on right (0.9 miles)

The Star Thai and Sushi; 935 North Beneva Rd.; (941) 706-3848; Japanese and Thai cuisine – sushi – curries; Open: M-F 11am-9:30 pm; Sat 4:30-9:30; Closed Sunday; Directions: West on Ringling; right on Tuttle; right on Fruitville; left on N. Beneva; restaurant on the left. (1.4 miles)

Miss Saigon Restaurant; 560 N Washington Blvd Ste E ; (941) 955-4662; noodle soup · egg noodles · stir fry · lemongrass · authentic Vietnamese – vegan options. Open: Tues-Sun 11am-9 pm; closed Monday; Directions: West on Ringling; right on Tuttle; left on Fruitville; right on N. Washington Blvd; restaurant on right (1.4 miles)

Word of Mouth; 711 South Osprey Avenue #3; (941) 365-1800; Homemade muffins; great Panini; local fresh produce; Open: Mon 7:30 am-2:30 pm; Tues-Thurs 7:30am-8pm; Fri & Sat 7:30am-9pm; Sun 7:30am-1:30pm; Directions: West on Ringling; right on Tuttle; left on Fruitville; left on N. Wash Blvd.; right on Mound; right on S. Osprey Av., restaurant on the right (1.8 miles)

Pho Cali; 1578 Main St; (941) 955-2683; Vietnamese Noodle House, homemade authentic. Open: Fri/Sat 11-4; 5-9:30 Closed Sunday; Directions: West on Ringling; right on Tuttle; left on Fruitville; left on N. Orange Ave., right on Main St., restaurant on left (1.9 miles)

Station 400; 400 North Lemon Avenue; (941) 906-1400; breakfast and lunch; croissants; pancakes; lunch salads; Open: M-Sun 8am – 3pm; Directions: West on Ringling; right on Tuttle; left on Fruitville; right on N. Lemon Ave; restaurant on right (1.9 miles)

Yume Sushi; 1537 Main Street; (941) 363-0604; Excellent sushi; specialty rolls featuring lobster, dynamite and yellow tail; vegetarian options Open: M-Sat 11am-2pm; M-Thurs & Sun 5pm-9pm; Fri & Sat 5pm-9:30pm; Directions: West on Ringling; right on Tuttle; left on Fruitville; left on N.Orange Av.; right on Main St.; restaurant on right (2.0 miles)

Whole Foods Market; 1451 1st Street; (941) 955-8500; huge market of whole, organic foods; salad bar; steam table; prepared foods, outdoor tables; Open: M-Sat 8am-9pm; Sun 9am-9pm; Directions: west on Ringling; right on Tuttle; left on Fruitville; left on N Orange Av; right on 1st St; market on right (2.0 miles)

Maximillian’s Cafe; 1695 10th Street; (941) 330-0245; deli sandwiches-large entrée salads; Open M-Fri 10:30am-3pm; Directions: west on Ringling; right on Tuttle; left on Fruitville; right on N Washington Blvd; left on 10th St; café on the right (2.0 miles)

Tropical Thai Restaurant; 1420 Main St.; (941) 364-5775; Authentic Thai; Vegetarian Menu; Open: M-Sun 11:30 am-10 pm; Directions: West on Ringling; right on Tuttle; left on Fruitville; left on N.Orange Av.; right on Main St., restaurant on the right. (2.1 miles)

Earth Origins Market; 1279 Beneva Rd; (941) 365-3700 ‎ · A health food store with prepared foods. Open: M-Sat 8am-8pm; Sun 10am-7pm; Directions: West on Ringling; right on Tuttle; right on Fruitville; right on Beneva; market is 1 mile on the left (2.1 miles).

First Watch; 1395 Main Street; (941) 954-1395; Known for fresh ingredients; muffins; omelets; breakfast and lunch. Open: M-Sun 7 am-2:30 pm; Directions: west on; Ringling; right on Tuttle; left on Fruitville; left on N.Orange Av.; right on Main St; at traffic circle stay straight on Main; restaurant on right. (2.2 miles)

MoZaic Restaurant; 1377 Main Street; (941) 951-6272; Superb Western Mediterranean, Middle Eastern cuisine; Moroccan chef; dinner only; reservations; Open: Tues-Sat 5pm-11pm; Sun 5pm-10pm; closed Mon; Directions: west on Ringling; right on Tuttle; left on Fruitville; left on N.Orange Av; right on Main St; restaurant on right (2.2 miles).

Panera Bread; 1277 South Tamiami Trail; (941) 953-5480; Bakery café, sandwiches, soups, salads; Directions: West on Ringling; left on Tuttle; right on Bahia Vista; restaurant at corner of S.Tamiami Trail (2.2 miles)

Sahara Cafe & Mediterranean; 1121 S Tamiami Trail; (941) 954-1423; Middle Eastern & Mediterranean food-hummus, falafal, gyros Open: M-Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 10-5; Directions: West on Ringling; left on Tuttle; right on Bahia Vista; right on S. Tamiami Trail, restaurant on right (2.2 miles)

Ionie’s Raw Food Café; 1241 Fruitville Road; (941)-955-4599; All food made from vegan, raw, organic, wild-crafted ingredients; Open M-F 10:30 am – 2:30 pm; Directions: West on Ringling; right on Tuttle; left on Fruitville; restaurant on right. (2.2 miles)

Cafe Epicure; 1298 N. Palm Ave.; (941) 366-5648; authentic Italian, Italian deli, pasta dishes, gelato; Open: M-Sun 11am-10:30 pm; Directions: West on Ringling; right on Tuttle; left on Fruitville; left on N. Orange Av.; right on Main St.; at traffic circle straight on Main St.; right on N. Palm Av.; restaurant on left. (2.3 miles)

Square 1 Burgers & Bar; 1737 S Tamiami Trail; (941) 870-8111 ‎ · Great burgers of all kinds including Cajun salmon and Vegan Veggie Burger – sweet potato fries – jalapeno fries. Open: Sun-Thurs 11am-11pm; Fri & Sat 11am-midnite; Directions: West on Ringling; left on Tuttle; right on Bahia Vista; left on S. Tamiami Trail; restaurant on left (2.4 miles)

Fresh Start Cafe; 630 South Orange Avenue; (941) 373-1242; Breakfast; Brunch; Lunch; great bakery; Open: M-Sun 8 am-3 pm; Directions: West on Ringling; right on Tuttle; left on Fruitville; left on N.Washington Blvd; right on Mound St.; 3rd right onto S. Orange Av.; restaurant on the left (2.5 miles)

Chutney’s Etc; 1944 Hillview Street; (941) 954-4444; Highly rated Greek, Middle Eastern and Indian food. Vegan friendly. Open: M-Fri 11:30-2pm; M-Sat 5:30-9 pm; closed Sunday; Directions: West on Ringling; left on Tuttle Ave; right on Bahia Vista; left on S Tamiami Trail; right on Hillview St; Chutney’s is on the left. (2.7 miles)

Hillview Grill; 1920 Hillview Street; (941) 952-0045; Casual dining; small plates-seafood pasta- creole dishes. Open: M-F 11:30 am; Sat 4:30 pm; closed Sunday; Directions: West on Ringling; left on Tuttle; right on Bahia Vista; left on S. Tamiami Trail; right on Hillview; restaurant on left (2.7 miles)

Gateway to India; 1960 Hillview Street; (941) 364-4777; Authentic Indian Cuisine; Open: Sun & Mon 11:30-2:30; 5-9; Tues-Sat 11:30-2:30; 5-10; Directions: West on Ringling; left on Tuttle; right on Bahia Vista; left on S. Tamiami Trail; right on Hillview; restaurant on left (2.7 miles)

Lucias Pizza Italian Grill; 1812 South Osprey Ave; (941) 954-5400; Superior pizza; Italian specialties; Open: Mon 4:30-9 pm; Tues-Fri 11:30am-10pm; Sat 2pm-10pm; Sun 12 noon – 9 pm; Directions: West on Ringling; left on Tuttle; right on Bahia Vista; left on S. Osprey Av; restaurant on right. (2.7 miles)

Pacific Rim Sarasota; 1859 Hillview Street; (941) 330-8071; Japanese-Thai fusion cuisine; Open: M-Thurs 11:30 am – 9:30 pm; Fri & Sat 11:30am – 10:30 pm; Sun 11:30 am – 9 pm; Directions: West on Ringling; left on Tuttle; right on Bahia Vista; left on S. Tamiami Trail; right on Hillview; restaurant on the right after traffic circle (2.7 miles)

Morton’s Gourmet Market; 1924 S Osprey Ave #100; (941) 955-9856 ‎ – upscale gourmet grocery & bakery, prepared foods, boxed meals; coffee shop; Open: M-Sat 8am-8pm (Bakery open at 7); Sun 10am-7pm (Bakery open at 8) Directions: West on Ringling; left on Tuttle; right on Bahia Vista; left on S. Osprey Av.; market on right (2.8 miles)

B & G’s Soup Stop; 3650 Webber Street; (941) 926-7687; Fresh soups daily, vegan, vegetarian & gluten free options; sandwiches-salads; tiny place 4 tables (3 outdoors); Open: M-F 10:30 am – 6 pm; Directions: W on Ringling; right on Tuttle; left on Fruitville; right on Beneva; left on Webber; restaurant on right (3.0 miles)

Bangkok Restaurant; 4791 Swift Road; (941) 922-0703; Excellent Thai cuisine. Open: M-Thurs 11:30am – 2pm; 5pm – 9:30pm; Fri 11:30 am- 2pm; 5-10 pm; Sat 5-10pm; Sun 5-9 pm; Directions: West on Ringling; left on Tuttle; continue on Tuttle which becomes Swift Rd, U-turn at Proctor (3.8 miles)

Bonefish Grill; 3971 S Tamiami Trail; (941) 924-9090 ‎ ·  Fresh fish and seafood; Open: dinner only; Sun-Thurs 4 pm- 11pm; Fri & Sat 4 pm – 11:30 pm Directions: West on Ringling; left on Tuttle; right on Bahia Vista; left on S. Tamiami Trail; restaurant on the left; (3.9 miles)

Mi Pueblo El Restaurante Mexicano & Cantina; 8405 Tuttle Av; at University Walk Plaza; (941) 359-9303; traditional Mexican plus organic vegan Mexican menu. Open: M-Th. 11am-9pm; Fri 10-10; Sat 12noon-10pm; Sun 12-9pm; Directions: W on Ringling; right on Tuttle; restaurant will be on the right (3.9 miles)

Old Packinghouse Café; 987 S Packinghouse Rd.; (941) 371-9358 ‎ · Southern, Cajun, Mexican, Cuban, key lime pie, beer and live music in refurbished packinghouse. Open: M-Sat 11am – 10 pm; Closed Sunday; Directions: West on Ringling; right on Tuttle; right on Fruitville; right on Cattleman; left on Packinghouse Rd; continue to Paschal Pl.; restaurant on the left (4.7 miles)

Simon’s Coffee House 5900 S Tamiami Trail; (941) 926-7151; full menu including vegetarian – vegan; organic locally grown; 6 soups daily; Open: M-Sat 8am-4pm; Closed Sunday; Directions: west on Ringling; left on Tuttle; right on Bahia Vista; left on S. Tamiami Trail; restaurant on right (5.9 miles)