Hotels Near the SRQ Airport in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida

by Don Amerman Google

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, also known as SRQ, serves Florida’s Manatee and Sarasota counties, a regional vacation destination that lies south-southeast of Tampa Bay. This area includes the cities of Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice, as well as the barrier islands of Anna Maria Island and Longboat, Lido, St. Armands, Siesta and Casey keys. Convenient for travelers arriving on a late-night flight or due to fly out on an early-morning departure, six hotels lie within one mile of the airport.

Courtyard Sarasota Bradenton

Located on University Parkway, the east-west highway that borders the southern edge of the airport’s property, this three-story, 81-unit hotel puts guests within a short drive of the Ringling Museums complex. The latter includes an art museum, circus museum and the opulent Ca d’Zan mansion on Sarasota Bay that was the home of John and Mabel Ringling for many years. The hotel’s on-site Courtyard Cafe serves a breakfast buffet (additional fee) each morning.

Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota/Bradenton Airport

This four-story, 108-unit hotel is within walking distance of the airport terminal, but a drive of 30 minutes or less is all that’s needed to find a perfect spot on one of the area’s many beaches. Hotel facilities and services include an outdoor swimming pool, exercise room, business center and complimentary breakfast. Nearby restaurants include Barnacle Bill’s, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Heinrich’s German Grill and Panera Bread.

Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota-Bradenton Airport

On U.S. Highway 41, known locally as the Tamiami Trail, this four-story, 115-unit hotel lies about five miles north of downtown Sarasota and roughly eight miles south of center-city Bradenton. All rooms and suites feature a hospitality center that includes a microwave oven, compact refrigerator and coffeemaker. An outdoor swimming pool and exercise room provide recreational outlets for guests. The on-site Great American Grill serves breakfast and lunch daily.

Holiday Inn Sarasota-Airport

Situated along the eastern edge of the airport property, this six-story, 135-unit hotel provides a good base for exploring the area’s many attractions, including Sarasota Jungle Gardens, South Florida Museum and the Mote Marine Lab on nearby City Island. Hotel facilities include business and fitness centers, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and full-service day spa. The hotel’s Sporting News Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hyatt Place Sarasota/Bradenton Airport

Colorful and playful in design and decor, this three-story, 114-unit hotel lies close to the airport and the New College campus of the University of South Florida. Its oversize rooms feature sofa-sleepers, desk/work areas, wet bars, compact refrigerators and high-speed Internet. Other facilities and services include an outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center and complimentary continental breakfast buffet. The 24-hour Guest Kitchen has ready-made dishes for guests on the go.

Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton

A smart choice for family groups and travelers planning an extended stay, this three-story, all-suites hotel offers a bit of extra room in which to move around. All of its 78 studio, one- and two-bedroom suites feature a fully equipped kitchen, high-speed Internet and desk/work area. The hotel has no on-site restaurant, but serves a complimentary hot breakfast buffet each morning and hosts a social reception with free snacks, beer and wine most evenings.

About the Author

Don Amerman has spent his entire professional career in the editorial field. For many years he was an editor and writer for The Journal of Commerce. Since 1996 he has been freelancing full-time, writing for a large number of print and online publishers including Gale Group, Charles Scribner’s Sons, Greenwood Publishing, Rock Hill Works and others.