Brazilian Triathlon Team

Triathlon team from Brazil

The Sleep Inn/MainStay Suites Sarasota was privileged to host the Brazilian triathlon team this month as they participated in the Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon at Nathan Benderson Park. It’s such fun hosting teams from around the globe for world-class competitions, just down the street from the hotel!

Baseball & Beaches: Spring Training in Southwest Florida

Baseball

There are so many reasons to love Florida, especially Southwest Florida’s beaches. But each “spring” – starting in February, in fact – baseball lovers have an extra-special reason to join us in Sarasota and the surrounding region: SPRING TRAINING! We are thrilled to welcome the Orioles back to Sarasota with pitchers and catchers scheduled to report on Tuesday, February 12. … Read More

Strawberry “Picking” in Sarasota

Strawberries

Talk about the season’s best! We’re looking forward to peak season for Florida strawberries in Sarasota. Whether you plan to celebrate with concerts at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City (about 60 miles from the Sarasota Sleep Inn / MainStay Suites), or pick your own strawberries at farms in Sarasota County, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the … Read More

Hosting Orioles Baseball Fans in Sarasota

Laurie Pike at 2019 Orioles Fan Fest

Conveniently located just 5 miles from Ed Smith Stadium, the Sarasota Sleep Inn / MainStay Suites is proud to host baseball fans from Baltimore and beyond this season! We are gearing up for baseball in Sarasota – with our own Director of Sales and Marketing Laurie Pike having just attended the Orioles’ Fan Fest in Baltimore last weekend! It’s hard … Read More

Sarasota Hotel for Motorcoach Groups

Motocoach in front of Sarasota hotel Sleep Inn MainStay Suites

Not only is the Sarasota Sleep Inn / MainStay Suites one of Sarasota’s newest hotels, we are also perfectly poised to host motorcoach groups! From the hotel’s convenient location just off the interstate and parking accommodations for motorcoaches, to the personalized service offered through our sales and marketing team who have specialized in working with motorcoach groups for decades, we … Read More

New Sarasota Hotel Offers Shuttle to Airport & More

We realize you don’t want to worry about the “logistical” details of your getaway to Sarasota, so it’s our pleasure to offer guests a convenient shuttle, provided complimentary by the Sarasota Sleep Inn / MainStay Suites team to (or from) the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) in addition to a variety of nearby attractions, restaurants and shopping destinations. If you are still … Read More

Only in Sarasota: Big Top Holidays

The Sarasota community is extremely proud of our “circus heritage” and so fortunate to have The Circus Arts Conservatory actively involved with a variety of programs. As you plan any holiday getaways for next year, you may want to consider catching the “The Greatest Little Show on Earth,” an annual holiday performance by The Circus Arts Conservatory’s Sailor Circus. Here’s … Read More

When You Roam to Sarasota: 5 Things You Must Do

We all love a good “Resource Guide for Luxury Travel, Culture & Eats” so appreciate the insights provided by the folks at Wherever You Roam blog. From visiting the Ringling Museum, shopping at Shelley’s Gifts and Christmas Boutique and throughout downtown Sarasota and smelling the flowers at Selby Gardens to “treating your tastebuds” at Simon’s, we have to agree with their … Read More

New Year’s Eve in Sarasota

If you’re looking to welcome the New Year in style, love great music and supporting important causes, we have a perfect recommendation for your NYE celebration in Sarasota! Jay White was hand-picked by Neil Diamond to start The Sweet Caroline Tour. Diamond, who announced he has Parkinson’s Disease earlier this year, has supported these efforts to benefit the Parkinson Place … Read More

Sarasota Hotel Reviews

Hotel Interior

We know it’s important to hear directly from past guests about what it’s truly like to stay at any home away from home. Our team always encourages you to review our TripAdvisor listing to learn exactly what guests of the Sarasota Sleep Inn / MainStay Suites share about their experiences at our dual-concept property. As we pass along just a sampling … Read More