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

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

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

Shopping in Sarasota: Shoptember

  You’ve completed the back-to-school shopping spree. You’re thankful it’s not quite time to prepare Thanksgiving feast shopping lists and your family is still deciding what to ask Santa for this year. It must be time to shop for you! And in Sarasota, “Shoptember” is the perfect time to shop. Organized by Visit Sarasota County, Shoptember is a special campaign … Read More

Ribbon Cutting at Sarasota’s Newest Hotel

Sarasota Sleep Inn MainStay Suites Ribbon Cutting

Today was a special day at our brand-new hotel as we welcomed local colleagues and partners from the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and Visit Sarasota County to our official ribbon cutting. Thanks for the warm welcome, Sarasota!   Photo Credit: Julia Rachel Photography