Tribute Portfolio Hotel The Sarasota Modern

Sarasota/Bradenton, Sarasota

Virgin rating

The hotel

With just 89 rooms this is a beautifully intimate hotel, but it still gives you a host of room types to choose from, a range of activities to enjoy, and each access to both the centre of Sarasota and beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. So basically, you can have a bit of everything - no matter what you're after! Set in the arts district, you'll find the hotel a bit of an urban oasis. When you're enjoying food, drinks, games and a splash on the pool deck, you'd forget that you're in the heart of the city. But be sure to make use of the complimentary bicycles and explore the restaurants, art galleries, bars and shops that Sarasota has to offer. And it's definitely worth a trip to Lido Beach too, it's less than 10 minutes away so you can enjoy the unspoilt sand and glorious views across the ocean. Back at the hotel the Wink Wink Modern Lounge and Pool Bar are great places to enjoy a bite to eat, relax with a board game, or enjoy a nightcap - and the weekend brunch is a must if you're around too!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Hot tub
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • No Smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking

Where is it

Set in the artsy Rosemary Arts & Design District of downtown Sarasota,  less than a mile from Highway 41 and a mile from both Bayfront Park and Marina, and the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Lido Beach is less than 10 minutes away.

Hotel information

89 rooms blending functional comfort with a minimalist aesthetic. All with air-conditioning, WiFi access, complimentary bottled water, coffee/tea making facilities, mini fridge, HD Smart TV, safe, iron and ironing board, bathroom amenities, and hairdryer.

Standard Rooms with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 people.

Deluxe Rooms feature a private balcony, and either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 people.

Deluxe Poolside Rooms feature a private patio, 1 king-size bed, and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 people.

Loft Rooms feature a private poolside patio, seating area, 1 queen-size bed, and an additional mezzanine level with another queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 people.

Wink Wink Modern Lounge (global cuisine for all day dining and drinks). Wink Wink Modern Pool Bar (with indoor and outdoor dining, offering light bites and beverages throughout the day). 

Pool deck with 3 pools, whirlpool, and poolside cabanas*. 24-hour fitness centre. Complimentary bicycle rental. Ping pong table, pool table, deck games and board games.

WiFi access. Room service*. Laundry service*. Gift shop. Valet parking $35 plus tax per night (payable locally, fee subject to change). 

There is a resort fee of $28 plus tax per room, per night (payable locally, fee subject to change). 

Resort fee includes:- Complimentary welcome beverage - High-speed WiFi access - Fitness centre and pool deck access - Usage of beach chairs, beach towels, and beach blankets - Bicycle rental. Resort fee and inclusions are subject to change and availability, please check with the hotel for more details.

*Denotes local charge

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (292)
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Feb 19, 2024 ShannonTarrant

What a wonderful property. Clean and quiet. Easy in and out and great location with restaurants walkable. We stayed for a local business conference and their bar was the perfect place for our late night chats. The service was stellar for the whole stay.
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Feb 8, 2024 Tayler C

Such a great vibe and super comfortable! I had a fantastic stay at The Modern for a work trip. The service was 5 star and I loved hanging out at the bar at night with friends. Will definitely be staying here again the next time I am in Sarasota—and you should too!
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Jan 14, 2024 FerPeruTravel Miami, Florida

This modern hotel is located a few blocks from Main Street Sarasota Rooms are very nice and clean with a balcony. Britney was very friendly and professional when I arrived. She always reminds me of my Elite Member and gives me an upgrade. At breakfast, Roger was our server. He was very attentive to what we needed and was super friendly. Thank you,… Read more
This modern hotel is located a few blocks from Main Street Sarasota Rooms are very nice and clean with a balcony. Britney was very friendly and professional when I arrived. She always reminds me of my Elite Member and gives me an upgrade. At breakfast, Roger was our server. He was very attentive to what we needed and was super friendly. Thank you, guys, for all your service. I will be back again and again Read less
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Jan 2, 2024 JoJoBee78 New York City, New York

We booked the Sarasota Modern last minute on a road trip through Florida and ended up staying THREE nights instead of just one because we were greeted so warmly by Britney the night we arrived, we felt so comfortable during our stay, the hotel and room were so clean, peaceful, and the pools were so decadent. Did not expect to like this hotel as… Read more
We booked the Sarasota Modern last minute on a road trip through Florida and ended up staying THREE nights instead of just one because we were greeted so warmly by Britney the night we arrived, we felt so comfortable during our stay, the hotel and room were so clean, peaceful, and the pools were so decadent. Did not expect to like this hotel as much as we did and it is a reason to come back to Sarasota. We are already recommending this as a destination to friends and family! Thank you so much Britney!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice boutique hotel, but lacking on Bonvoy benefits.

Jan 2, 2024 phl08 philly

Modern Stayed here a few nights over new years. The property is nice, and lives up to the boutique style. Staff in the Wink Wink restaurant/bar were friendly and Bryce, the bartender, was great at remembering names and favorite drink. We had a few minor service issues and one particularly disappointing experience. Bathroom sink had a slow… Read more
Modern Stayed here a few nights over new years. The property is nice, and lives up to the boutique style. Staff in the Wink Wink restaurant/bar were friendly and Bryce, the bartender, was great at remembering names and favorite drink. We had a few minor service issues and one particularly disappointing experience. Bathroom sink had a slow leak, and we let the front desk know on our first night (out of a 4 night stay), but it wasn’t addressed. Gym water was empty and after requesting it be refilled it didn’t happen by the time I went back the next day. As a Marriott Bonvoy Titanium member, they refused the guaranteed 4pm late checkout, saying that it is a benefit based on availability, and that they were fully committed on new reservations. I explained that the late check out policy for Gold Bonvoy members is based on availability but for higher level members it is guaranteed for 4pm and offered to show them the terms and conditions on the company web site, but the front desk manager at the time held firm that they only do late checkouts based on availability. She also said they were sold out for the night, despite me doing a mock booking and for one night and seeing many room types available (including the room we were in). That left a bad taste. Some elite members value upgrades, others value the food and beverage credit. My travel habits make the late checkout very valuable to me, so when a hotel doesn’t comply with the program that they are in, it’s a big disappointment. Read less