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Home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States, Siesta Key is an eight-mile barrier island that runs along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Most notably recognized for the sugary white sand, this laid-back beach area is perfect for digging your toes in the sand or indulging in the array of outdoor adventures on offer, from fishing and parasailing to kayaking, snorkeling, and dolphin spotting. Offering the ultimate beach escape, read on to discover our picks for the best hotels in Siesta Key.
Hyatt Residence Club Sarasota, Siesta Key Beach is a beachfront hotel with luxury condos just steps from the crystal clear Gulf of Mexico waters. The multi-bedroom layouts are perfect for family vacations, offering plush, king-size Hyatt Grand beds, spa-like bathrooms with a jetted soaking tub and washer and dryers, with some including private balconies with Siesta Key Beach views. Start your day at Beachview Terrace with a continental breakfast, then sip cocktails poolside or in a private cabana or hop on a bicycle and explore the area.
Siesta Key Bungalows offers a collection of colorful bungalows, just a 10-minute drive from Siesta Beach and less than five from Turtle Beach, connected by Siesta Key’s free trolley system. Stay in the budget-friendly Pineapple to enjoy its sitting area overlooking the courtyard area, full kitchen, and cable TV, or upgrade to the Ringling for a private deck overlooking Heron Lagoon. You’ll also find extra perks like a swimming pool, complimentary bike and kayak rentals, free fishing off the dock, and a grill area.
A great option for families, Captiva Beach Resort boasts cozy rooms and suites. Nestled in a tropical setting, the one and two-bedroom suites feature pillow-top mattresses, kitchenettes or kitchens, separate living rooms, and BBQ Grills. Offering easy access to dining, shopping, nightlife, and Crescent Beach on Siesta Key, the hotel’s on-site recreation includes a sparkling swimming pool and a shuffleboard court.
Siesta Key Beach Side Villas is a tropical-themed resort with an outdoor pool and inviting hammocks. Staying the budget-friendly Studio King for a pillow-top mattress, mini bar, and refrigerator, or upgrade to the Two Bedroom Owner’s Suite for tiki huts and a heated pool. Planning a vacation with your furry, four-legged best friend? This hotel’s suites are also pet-friendly. There’s also a heated pool, barbecue area, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Twin Palms of Siesta is an all-suite hotel just five minutes from Siesta Key’s Point of Rock landmark. All rooms come with kitchenettes, premium beds and large flat-screen TVs, while its lush tropical surroundings make it ideal for an outdoor meal in the private garden courtyard or a swim in the newly remodeled pool. For extra space enough to accommodate up to four guests, stay in the Deluxe King Suite with its comfortable patio with chairs to relax.
Tropical Breeze Resort features spacious hotel suites, which range from cozy Studios to spacious three-bedroom rentals that are ideal for families. Amenities include fully stocked kitchens, king-size beds, and stylish decor, while high-speed Wi-Fi and HDTVs with premium channels are also included. There are two heated pools (one saltwater), surrounded by lush palms and deck chairs, and a courtyard with a barbecue grill. Traveling with the kids? The Marie Selby Botanical Garden is just 6 miles away.
Sitting less than a 10-minute walk from Crescent Beach, Tropical Beach Resorts offers individually decorated accommodations that range from Standard Studios to one and two-bedroom family suites. Each comes equipped with keyless entry, full kitchens, and flat-screen TVs. There are two outdoor pools on-site, in addition to a tropical garden with a shady sitting area. The front desk is happy to help you organize your itinerary, giving recommendations on fishing, boating, and water sports or nearby restaurants.
There are only 10 rooms at The Capri at Siesta, each equipped with kitchenettes, Simmons Beauty Rest mattresses, Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Admire the natural scenery of the lush palm tree-studded property, then take a dip in the outdoor pool or walk to the private beach access via a scenic path. The outdoor barbecue is great for grilling, while a secluded courtyard area boasts comfy tables and chairs.
Located on Little Sarasota Bay, Turtle Beach Resort offers charming cottages and suites with enclosed private patios where you can relax in your personal hot tub and hammock. Soak up the sunshine in one of the private docks while taking in the water views, then take advantage of the complimentary bikes and kayaks or swim to your heart’s content in the outdoor pool. Many of the units also include full kitchens so you can all the comforts of home at this serene, adults-only getaway.
You’re less than a five-minute walk from the beach when staying at Sea Spray Resort as well as three blocks from Siesta Village, while there are plenty of on-site amenities to keep you nearby. The resort itself has a pool dotted with hammocks, lounge chairs and patios, and balconies. When the sun sets, the resort transforms with tiki torches and a bonfire at the fire pit, while each rental offers a cozy retreat after a long day on the beach. Each one and two bedroom unit boasts a separate living room kitchen and access to outdoor barbecues. If you’re celebrating something special, stay in the Honeymoon Suite with its own private pool.
The Ringling Beach House – A Siesta Key Suites Property features old Florida Spanish architecture and quiet gazebos just 10 miles from The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Located just steps from the powdery white sands of Siesta Key Beach, the hotel boasts two private pool decks and complimentary beach towels, chairs and umbrellas. You’ll find two and three-bedroom suites all equipped with fully-stocked kitchens, expansive porches or decks, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi, while there’s plenty of on-site recreation, from hammocks and corn hole to ring toss games poolside.