The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Sarasota, Florida

Soak up the Florida sunshine with your furry friend at one of the top pet-friendly hotels in Sarasota
Soak up the Florida sunshine with your furry friend at one of the top pet-friendly hotels in Sarasota | Courtesy of Hotel Indigo Sarasota / Expedia
Nick Dauk

A vacation just isn’t the same without your four-legged friend. Thankfully, there are many top-notch hotels in Sarasota, Florida, that’ll welcome you and your pet with open arms to the Sunshine State. From bayside abodes on Lido Beach and Siesta Key Beach to high-rise hotels, try one of these fur-tastic pet-friendly hotels in Sarasota – all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Hyatt Regency Sarasota


Suite living room with cream furnishings, retro-style furniture and sliding glass door to balcony with city views at Hyatt Regency Sarasota
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Waterfront views, Florida-chic decor and personalized service will make you feel at home. And when you book the pet-friendly program, your puppy can feel at ease, too. For your extra dollars, you’ll get a dog bowl, welcome letter and, most importantly, handy info on all the nearby dog amenities such as walking routes, dog beaches and pet shops. Of course, this holiday isn’t all for the furry friend. You can head to the 24-hour StayFit gym or, better yet, the Yoga Away in-room program lets you and your puppy perfect the downward dog pose together.

2. The Sarasota Modern

Boutique Hotel

Chic lobby lounge with palm trees and wall of plants, stone floors and neutral-toned midcentury furnishings at he Sarasota Modern
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While your pet may not care too much for the early-to-late Modernism that inspired the hotel’s design, they will certainly love gazing longingly at the city or pool from your suite. In the evenings, let them cuddle up on the bed or sofa, so you can enjoy the nightlife of downtown Sarasota, which is only a few steps from the hotel.

3. Hibiscus Suites Sarasota

Suite Hotel

Living room with black leather couch, thick area rug over laminate wood floors, heavy blue curtains and flatscreen TV at Hibiscus Suites
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New places can be a little frightening for some pets, making the home-away-from-home vibe at Hibiscus Suites perfect. The newly renovated suites have full kitchens in which you can rustle up home-cooked favorites, though at the start of the day you should take advantage of the free deluxe continental breakfast. The outdoor heated pool is a cool place for you and your pup to relax on a low-key day. But with your room only a short walk from Crescent and Siesta beaches, an afternoon in the sands is a must.

4. Hotel Indigo Sarasota


Vibrant king room in lime green and teal blue with large botanical photo mural and desk with retro chair at Hotel Indigo Sarasota
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Hotel Indigo Sarasota will leave you and your four-legged friend feeling anything but blue. Located in the Downtown Arts District, there’s so much to see and do (and sniff.) Stop and smell the roses at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, or head to the beach for fun in the sun. The plush chairs, sofas and bed in your Deco-style suite offer plenty of spaces for your cat or dog to catch a few z’s while you eat your way through the freshest local ingredients at H2O Bistro.

5. Aloft Sarasota


Vibrant lobby space in magenta and ocher hues with colorfully patterned cushions and industrial-style ceiling at Aloft Sarasota
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Although your pet may not be able to enjoy cocktails at the rooftop Splash Pool Bar, they can definitely appreciate curling up in the soft Frette luxury linens adorning your pillow-top mattress at this pet-friendly hotel in Sarasota. While they sleep the day away, you can bounce between more than 130 boutiques, restaurants and bars on St Armands Circle. On your final night, ask the concierge to point you in the direction of the pet-friendly restaurants in the area where you and your pooch can split a few treats.

6. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Hotel, Luxury

Chic dining room with high, exposed-beam wood ceilings, neutral furnishings and Gulf views at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
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The Ritz-Carlton elegantly provides the best of the bustling city and charm of the coastal waters in one luxurious location. Your furry friend will love laying out on your suite’s private bay-side balcony after a long walk exploring the boutique shops and cafés of downtown Sarasota. When it’s time to relax, enjoy complimentary access to the Beach Club on Lido Key, which includes a Gulf-front swimming pool, soaking tub and a laid-back diner serving craft cocktails and local dishes.

7. Turtle Beach Resort

Resort, Hotel

Outdoor space with a hammock over sand , palm trees, a small dock and views of the bay at Turtle Beach Resort and Inn
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Soak up supreme privacy in a perfect cottage with your own hot tub on Siesta Beach. Relax in your hammock with your pup and watch the pelicans fly over Sarasota Bay, or look out for the local manatees and dolphins playing in the water. There are tons of pet-friendly activities on the resort and in the area, including Brohard Paw Park’s dedicated pet-friendly beach and the dog-friendly Bird Key Park. Of course, nothing beats long strolls on the saltwater bay with all members of the family.

8. Lido Beach Resort


Upscale open-plan living and dining space in blue and tan hues with a single-line kitchen and water-view balcony at Lido Beach Resort
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Lido Beach Resort is a Sarasota pet-friendly hotel that invites you and your dog to sit, stay and play. Upon check-in, your pup will receive a welcome pack with treats and clean-up bags. There are also plenty of dog-friendly areas to explore on site so your dog can make a few new friends. Don’t worry, Lido Beach Resort will make your tail wag, too. Its 300ft (91m) private beach and two Gulf-front swimming pools are the perfect places to relax before hanging at the Tiki Bar for happy hour.

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