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"The hotel sign says the place is under new management and that rooms are being renovated. The room we had was fine. It was clean, the bed was reasonab ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 17 Oct 2016

Hotel Description

Hotel near University of South Florida Sarasota in Sarasota

In Sarasota

You'll find University of South Florida Sarasota and John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art within 3 miles (5 km) of this Sarasota hotel. Powel Crosley Estate and New College of Florida are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Outdoor pool, poolside drinks

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a poolside bar. Guests will appreciate free perks like free self parking and WiFi in public areas. A garden, a picnic area, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 105 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and cable TV. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$55* Per night/room Aug 20 - Aug 21

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Lantern Inn & Suites ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lantern Inn & Suites

Everyone (7) Couples (2) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Great staff, fun Tiki bar, and nice rooms. Comfortable bed, good size room, nice shower, and clean. Only real negative was that there was a lot of road noise all night long. (We did get an end room by the road.). Ear plugs might have come in handy.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2019

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2 out of 5
Diid not like finding out about $150.00 incidentals fee and that it wont be back on card for 5-7 days. No notice of fee till after I had reserved room.

Posted by on May 4, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 16, 2019 by Jim Gill

Dear Guest, We have no intention to mislead our guests. Please see the text below I copied it from Travelocity.com specifically for "Lantern Inn & Suites" Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

4 out of 5
The hotel was clean, although a bit dated. The check in process was smooth.

Posted by on Mar 25, 2019

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2 out of 5
Remodeling with trash around. No free breakfast as advertised.

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019

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3 out of 5

Clean room, comfortable bed, at a reasonable price

Pros: The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, the location was perfect for us, and it was reasonably priced.
Location: There was a locally owned diner across the street to get a decent breakfast at great prices.
The hotel sign says the place is under new management and that rooms are being renovated. The room we had was fine. It was clean, the bed was reasonably comfortable, and it was conveniently located for us. It is NOT fancy, it doesn't have a ton of amenities, so you will be disappointed if that is what you expect.

Posted by , from Jacksonville, FL on Oct 17, 2016

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5 out of 5
Very satisfied; grounds in good condition; pool clean

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016

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2 out of 5

remodeling Mess/outdated

Pictures on web misleading and not the hotel. They were in a Remodel mess with mattresses piled high outside. The room had an outdated refrigerator that was leaking all over the floor. The room was clean and neat with tile floors. The vanity had a nice top but then no cabinet doors and looked like a poorly painted handmade cabinet. the gutters were overflowing with a steady stream falling down.

Posted by , from Tampa, FL on Sep 14, 2015

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4 out of 5

Location wasn't to far of a travel to the beach

The staff were very nice it was real quiet the first night the second night was a little aggravating I had a neighbor who didn't know how to close his door without slamming it but otherwise it was a nice stay

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015

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5 out of 5

Very nice hotel

Hotel was very clean the staff was very nice polite and on point on their services. Pool was open til late thats a plus. Lots of restaurants around. I will stay again if i go back to sarasota.

Posted by , from Kissimmee on Aug 10, 2015

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5 out of 5

Very nice hotel

This was one of the best hotels ,in my vacacions I stay in so many hotels and this was the best . Big room wit microwave and nice side fridge in 2 words I loved .

Posted by , from Indiana on Jul 28, 2015

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Property Features

Lantern Inn & Suites offers its guests an outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. You can enjoy a drink at the pool bar. Lantern Inn & Suites also features a picnic area, laundry facilities, and RV/bus/truck parking. Self parking is free. This Sarasota hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 105 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Bar by the pool
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.) (5 km / 3.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Lantern Inn & Suites offers 105 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Sarasota hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Cable television is provided. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Kayaking nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 1:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Guests planning to arrive outside of reception hours must contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Hotel Names

  • 3 Palms Sarasota Suites
  • 3 Palms Suites Hotel Sarasota
  • Sarasota Suites
  • Lantern Inn Sarasota
  • Lantern Sarasota
  • Suburban Extended Stay Sarasota

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.