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

Shopping in Sarasota

It seems we recently celebrated it all in the world of shopping. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday – which seems to have morphed into Cyber Week or even Cyber Month. There have been plenty of opportunities to take advantage of sales of all sorts. No matter the reason (excuse or justification!) for your next shopping spree, Sarasota has … Read More

Sarasota Hotel a Hub for Sports: Welcome Solar Soccer Team

Solar Soccer Team

With our proximity to a variety of sports facilities, including Nathan Benderson Park and Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, the Sleep Inn / MainStay Suites Sarasota, is quickly becoming a convenient hub for youth, amateur and professional athletes competing in many sports. This week, we are pleased to welcome the Solar Soccer Team as part of the U.S. Soccer … Read More

Laurie Pike Nominated for Sandies Award

Laurie Pike Sandies Nomination

Our own Director of Sales & Marketing Laurie Pike was recently nominated for the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance “Sandies” awards. As a member of the The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, our hotel team would like to congratulate all the nominees and winners from the annual Sandies Members’ Choice Awards who were honored at an awards luncheon on Friday, November 16, … Read More

TripAdvisor Reviews of Sarasota’s Newest Hotel

TripAdvisor Logo

It’s hard to believe the hotel has been open for more than two months already! It’s been a busy, exciting time for our team at the Sarasota Sleep Inn / MainStay Suites, with the most exciting moments being a direct result of wowing our first guests. Thanks to all our guests who took the time to share a review on … Read More

Coming Soon: Resort-Style Pool

Hotel Pool

While our duel-concept hotel Sleep Inn/Mainstay Suites Sarasota is open and completely ready for your next stay, construction is underway at our adjacent sister hotel Comfort Inn & Suites and the complex’s pool. Stay tuned for more details and an estimated opening date for this fabulous pool at the Sleep Inn / MainStay Suites, Sarasota’s newest hotel.

Opening Ceremony: Masters Regatta

Fireworks at Nathan Benderson Park

We loved the opportunity to view fireworks from our hotel and partake in the Opening Ceremony festivities for the 2018 World Rowing Masters Regatta. Event highlights included live music by the local reggae band Jah Movement, performances by the Sarasota Circus Arts Conservatory in addition to fireworks!