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Lantern Inn & Suites

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#26 of 49 Hotels in Sarasota
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay at the Lantern Inn. The rooms were clean and updated. The tiki bar is a very nice touch with beer and wine, and a great place to meet some of the other visitors. We had an opportunity to speak with the owner on a couple of occasions while down there and he really made an impression...

Thank Rogersmama
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had always stayed at big name chain properties, and this time we took a chance. Everyone on the team loved this hotel. Its one of the best ones in 7 years of being on the travel team! Personally, I loved the tile floors! Its so much cleaner and refreshing. They also have some carpeted rooms but really, why? The...

1Thank Picolinita
Daytona Beach, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean. We stayed for Track and Field States which was only 10 mins away, almost 3 miles away. Great little resturant across the street for dinner and breakfast. We had a fridge and lil stove. Front desk was very friendly.

1Thank Diana S S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at Lantern Inn multiple times. Sometimes we even have business outings there just to hangout at "Jimmies" the Tiki Bar. I will never stay at another hotel in the area except Lantern Inn.

Thank Damon H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son had a soccer tournament in Sarasota for the weekend of April 28th 2017 and this is the hotel that the team had a deal with. The ages of the children were 12 and 13 but there were also younger teams staying here with their families. Not a very family friendly hotel due to the tiki bar adjacent to...

2Thank Linda W
jimg2352, Owner at Lantern Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Linda W, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. You did stay with us on the weekend of April 28th in room 126. You are correct, there were other teams staying as well as parade participants. April 29th was the Desoto Heritage parade the largest parade in our county that attracts anywhere between 150,000-200,000 visitors. I...

Romulus, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been staying at this hotel for the last 30 years and have seen a lot of changes. Good and bad. Current condition is excellent. Large and very clean room. Very comfortable bed linens. Other than road noise, which you have to expect from Fla. traffic, never heard any other noise from other rooms. Will definitely be back and recommend this...

1Thank romulusrover
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Stayed here for 3 nights as it was close to my Dad's place and the reason my wife and I went to Florida this time. Check in was a breeze! Very friendly people. The hotel had outside entrances to all the rooms. Three floors of rooms and with an elevator for convenience if needed. Heated saltwater pool and was clean....

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 31 March 2017

My family was in Sarasota for my nephew's wedding and we were originally supposed to stay in an AirBnB house. But the owner of the house was running a scam, so we were left without a place to stay 1 week before the wedding. After reading all the positive reviews for the Lantern Inn, we decided to stay there. We...

3Thank Donna W
Brandon, FL
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My wife and I stayed here for a night - just to get away for a quiet and fun weekend. Plus, we had tickets for a play at the Asolo. We would stay here again. Clean, quite, friendly staff - not a chain hotel. The place is a little worn around the edges and does not include a breakfast. Location...

1Thank David M
Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We needed a place to stay on a quick weekend getaway to the Sarasota area and relying on Trip Advisor chose the Lantern Inn. My first surprise was that the nice young lady with the beautiful smile who checked me in happened to be from Thailand as is my partner,we work with our Thai coworkers at his family's Thai restaurant!...

1Thank ARodriguezP

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Newly renovated hotel located near beaches, shopping and dining - Spacious rooms with micro/fridge or efficiencies with mini kitchens - Tropical courtyard and swimming pool - Warm hospitality and great service - ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lantern Inn & Suites

Address: 7251 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-1404 (Formerly Suburban Extended Stay Sarasota)
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: $107 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lantern Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 150
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Also Known As:
Sarasota Hotel Sarasota
Suburban Extended Stay Sarasota
Sarasota Extended Stay
Extended Stay Sarasota
Lantern Inn & Suites Sarasota, Florida
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“Rooms away from highway are quiet”
Rogersmama, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Make sure to request tile or carpet according to your preference. My room was in the front, but noise was not an issue.”
Picolinita, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing pool have nice views....”
romulusrover, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“Second or third floor will be more quiet”
DavidM083, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask to stay on the back side near the rear to avoid traffic noise and pool noise.”
D560KPrebeccab, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
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