Best Rooms: Located just minutes from the ocean, this hotel offers great views of both the Sarasota Bay and Marina. On floors 5 - 10, odd-numbered rooms offer the best views of the bay, while even-numbered rooms overlook the Marina.
1.5 star hotel
Area: Glenwood Park
1.50 mi from Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Best Rooms: The inward-facing rooms on the top floor offer a nice view, which is of the pool.
2 star hotel
Area: Indian Beach-Sapphire Shores
2.16 mi from Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Best Rooms: Golden Host Resort, located in one of the residential blocks next to the highway offers a view of the pool and courtyard from rooms facing inwards.
Best Rooms: Request a room facing the trees on any floor for the best view.
3 star hotel
Area: Armstrong Acres
2.67 mi from Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Best Rooms: For the best view, request a room facing the pool on any floor.
3 star hotel
Area: Lido Key
2.81 mi from Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Best Rooms: The hotel offers some impressive views of the ocean from rooms facing Ben Franklin Dr. on floors 4 - 7.
Best Rooms: The beach views are visible from rooms on the west side of the building. Ask for rooms on floors 5 - 12 for the best ocean views. While, some of the rooms on the lower floor overlook the pool.