Hotel Review: Sarasota Modern

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The Sarasota Modern is located in Rosemary District of downtown Sarasota and features just 89 guest rooms and suites. It’s a Marriott Bonvoy category 5 property requiring 35,000 points for a standard free night redemption.

As a Marriott Bonvoy Platinum member, thanks to my my Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Challenge earlier in the year, I found myself upgraded to a 2 Queen Balcony guest room.

With the exception of the base level rooms, most of the guest rooms do have balconies facing the pool, so generally speaking I’d expect an upgrade to a balcony pool facing room as an elite member staying here.

a white letters on a wood wall

Sarasota Modern exterior

a bed next to each other

Sarasota Modern 2 Queen Balcony guest room

a bed with a view of trees and a balcony

Sarasota Modern 2 Queen Balcony guest room

a desk and chair with a tv on the wall

Sarasota Modern 2 Queen Balcony guest room

a bathroom with a mirror and sink

Sarasota Modern bathroom with standing shower

a shower with a sink and a toilet

Sarasota Modern bathroom with standing shower

a group of bottles of shampoo and conditioner

Sarasota Modern bathroom amenities

a group of cans and bottles on a table

Sarasota Modern welcome amenity consisting of two White Claw hard seltzers

a hallway with lights on the wall

Sarasota Modern guest room corridor

a pool with palm trees and chairs in front of a building

Sarasota Modern pool area

a group of chairs outside

Sarasota Modern pool area

a pool with lounge chairs and a building in the background

Sarasota Modern pool area with hot tub and cold plunge pool

a pool with a waterfall

Sarasota Modern hot tub

a ping pong table in a room

Sarasota Modern outdoor ping pong tables

a room with exercise bikes and treadmills

Sarasota Modern fitness center with Peloton bikes

a room with exercise equipment

Sarasota Modern fitness center with Peloton bikes

a pool in a hotel

Bottom Line 

The Sarasota Modern is a trendy boutique hotel in the Rosemary District, which modern guest rooms and a nice outdoor pool, hot tub, and cold plunge. If you’re looking for a Marriott Bonvoy property in Sarasota, I’d recommend considering staying here.

When it comes to redeeming points, 35,000 points isn’t a bad deal here, however due to the pandemic, rates are in the low $100’s, so I’d be sure to compare all booking options before shelling your points. Location wise, this hotel was about a 10 minute walk to Main Street where most of the restaurants are. I’d recommend Clasico Italian Chophouse and Selva Grill both on Main Street.

Due to the pandemic, the hotel restaurant was closed, so I was only offered 1,000 points as a welcome amenity. The pool bar was open on the weekends for poolside drinks.

I was appreciative of the balcony upgrade as a Marriott Bonvoy Platinum member, and as you can see from the picture above, most of the guest rooms do feature balconies so I’d say you’d have a good shot at receiving a similar upgrade.

The hotel does have a hefty $28 destination fee per night which is not waived for anyone including on award bookings which includes WIFI, beach chairs, bike rentals, and more.

Have you stayed at the Sarasota Modern before? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. 1000 points is worth about $3. Not even a cup of coffee. Bonvoyed. It’s what you can expect from Marriott.

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