The Best Beach Hotels in Siesta Key, Florida

If you stay at the Ringling Beach House, you’ll be within a short stroll of the powdery sand
If you stay at the Ringling Beach House, you’ll be within a short stroll of the powdery sand | Courtesy of The Ringling Beach House / Expedia
Nick Dauk

With sun, sand and surf, you can spend all day in your bathing suit in Siesta Key, Florida. It’s home to one of the top beaches in the country and offers 8mi (13km) of shoreline where you can find the perfect place to sunbathe, swim and savor the Gulf Coast lifestyle. Get some tan lines when you stay at these beach hotels – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Tropical Breeze Resort

Hotel, Resort

The mint-green Tropical Breeze Resort with palm trees and a curving path
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Get to know the northern end of Siesta Key at the Tropical Breeze Resort. You’ll find the same sugar-white sand, emerald waters and stunning sunsets on this side of paradise. The resort’s one-, two- and three-bedroom hotel rooms are perfect for sharing good times with family and friends. Want to indulge in a little selfish solitude? Rent out the two-bedroom Crab Shack and spoil yourself with a private pool. It’s also only a two-minute walk from the beach.

2. Captiva Beach Resort

Resort

A petanque sand pit and table tennis table in the garden of Captiva Beach Resort
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Escape from the daily grind and excessive resort fees at Captiva Beach Resort. From the barbecue grills to the swimming pool, everything is included in your rate. Walk to the Big Water Fish Market and cook up a fresh catch in your fully equipped kitchen. Feel like an evening out? Enjoy the breeze on a scenic drive down the key to Pop’s Sunset Grill, where sweet tea, coconut shrimp and live music make sunset absolutely spectacular.

3. The Capri at Siesta

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Hotel

A rectangular pool at The Capri at Siesta with sun loungers at one end
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Sink your toes into the beachy Capri at Siesta boutique resort and put your sun hat to good use. A paved path flanked by tropical plants is the only thing standing between your spacious deluxe suite and the sun-soaked Siesta Key Beach. Massage on an extra layer of sunscreen and don a pair of shades for a breakfast walk to the Toasted Mango Cafe before heading up the beach to the Blasé Café for a boozy lunch.

4. Twin Palms at Siesta

Independent Hotel, Hotel

A freeform pool sits in the centre of three buildings that make up Twin Palms at Siesta
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Shady splendor awaits you at the Twin Palms at Siesta. As it’s no farther from the beach than it is from Little Sarasota Bay, you’ll get your fill of waterside bliss without even counting the Twin Palms’ heated pool. You’ll never tire of the sunshine either, but should your tan get a little too crisp, the cool air conditioning and umbrella-covered patio at your king suite will give your skin the shade it needs.

5. Sea Spray Resort

Hotel, Resort

Pale-yellow suites at Sea Spray Resort opening onto a pool
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Having pool access from your back door is but one reason why you’ll flock to the Birds of Paradise suite at the Sea Spray Resort. This two-bedroom suite will show you what it feels like to retire in paradise. Siesta Key Beach is just a few paces away, with Siesta Key Village just a few minutes farther up the road. Split your time between the expansive gulf views along the shore and endless conversation with the chatty locals at Daiquiri Deck.

6. The Ringling Beach House

Hotel, Guesthouse

Evening draws in at The Ringling Beach House, with fairy lights reflected in the pool
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Beach-house living with a full-service staff? No, you didn’t win the lottery, but you did hit the jackpot with a stay at the Ringling Beach House. You’ll switch over to vacation mode the moment you drop your luggage in your turnkey suite. The two private pool decks and Sarasota Beach will fight for your attention during sunset. After sunrise, though, the only battle you’ll experience is trying to rub sunscreen into those hard-to-reach spots on your back.

7. Bianco Sands by Beachside Management

Hotel, Resort, Apartment

A VW Campervan sits outside a sign reading Bianco Sands
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Looking for a quiet, secluded villa near Crescent Beach? Bianco Sands is happy to oblige. This beachy one-bedroom villa already has complimentary beach towels, chairs and bicycles waiting for you. Grab a little peace and relaxation by the community pool or on your shaded patio garden morning, noon and night. Put on your flip-flops and walk directly onto the beach at the end of the block whenever you please.

8. Siesta Key Beach Resort and Suites

Resort, Hotel

A lightly coloured room at Siesta Key Beach Resort and Suites with two beds and a ceiling fan
Courtesy of Siesta Key Beach Resort and Suites / Booking.com

This hotel is the only one in Siesta Key Village, putting you within a few steps of almost everything. Getting around the island, however, may require something a little stylish. Rent a bicycle or street-legal golf cart and discover every cafe, fish shack and scenic spot on the key. Ride around the beach as long as you want, then let the rubber rest back at the resort, where a zero-entry pool and tiki bar welcome you back.

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