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Tropical Shores Beach Resort in Sarasota, FL

Tropical Shores Beach Resort in Sarasota, FL


Welcome to Tropical Beach Resorts! Your gateway to warmth, sand, sun and fun! Located on #1 Beach in America, Siesta Key, Tropical Beach Resorts is a trio of distinctive beachside getaways each offering its own singular brand of escape and relaxation. Whether you are searching for the perfect locale for a vacation with the kids, family reunion, quiet getaway or a romantic retreat, let us introduce you to Tropical Beach Resorts, our little slice of paradise.

Tropical Beach Resorts offers three amazing getaway options for your vacationing pleasure. Tropical Sun and Tropical Shores,  perennial favorites for singles, couples and families. And SaraSea, the ultimate romantic getaway.  All three accommodations were awarded the distinguished honor of the 'White Glove Award' in 2012 from Superior Small Lodging, so No matter which accommodation you choose, You can be confident that the room will be a delightful blend of superior amentities, updated features, and casual elegance.


Established in 1999.

Tropical Shores Beach Resorts was purchased by a local family in 1999, Tropical Sun was purchased shortly thereafter, and then SaraSea is the latest addition. This collection of 70 units is situated within steps of the #1 Beach in the US according to Dr. Beach in 2011. With numerous awards, accolades and positive guest reviews, Tropical Beach Resorts has become a favorite destination for vacationers to return to time and time again.
We welcome you to come and explore our little piece of paradise and dig your toes into the beautiful, white quartz sand beaches of Siesta Key!


Company Info:

Rating: 4.26

Address: 6717 Sarasea Cir, Sarasota, FL, 34242
  • Mon: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tue: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wed: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thu: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Fri: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sat: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Comments (23):

1. Greg H.
Nice motel style rooms with a full kitchen.  Each room has their own outdoor table and chairs.  Each group of rooms has their own patio area complete with gas grill.  The rooms are clean and large and pretty close to the beach, about 40 yards or so.  We stayed for 5 nights and cooked for 4 of them.  Not swank, but very comfortable.  This part of a small cluster of "motels" and each has a different name, like Tropical Sun, etc...  Each of these are slightly different from the other in terms of room amenities.

11/12/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. Julie T.
Booked here for a mid March getaway. After searching for a reasonable room, booked here on a special they were running but did have to change rooms as the special rooms/rates were booked. Did have an issue with the second room but the staff was more than accommodating and quickly moved us to a new room. They have renovated many of the rooms which are nicely done. Rooms have all you need, sitting area, small kitchen, table. We did not spend much time in our room. Short walk to their private beach area where you can rent 2 lounge chairs and umbrella for $20 /day. Go reserve one at 9:00 a.m.- have it for the day. We would come and go during the day. Rented a kayak one day-so fun.The water is calm, the beach is beautiful, sand is so fine- like white flour- really is as beautiful as they say. Very low key place(Tropical Sun/Tropical Shores) with great staff. Short walk to 7 eleven, coffee shop,grocery/sandwich shop,and a few restaurants. Ten minute drive to Siesta Key Village where there is a little more going on. Will definitely stay here again. Very quiet, relaxing.  Oh yeah- you can watch the dolphins from your beach chair!

07/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Peg M.
We stayed five nights at the Sera Sea Inn, part of the Tropical Shores Resort.  The room was large, clean and comfortable with a full kitchen.  There's a nice patio with a table and chairs surrounded by tropical plants that give it lots of privacy.  Just a minute or two down a path is one of the most beautiful beaches there is.  The pool is quite small, but who really needs a pool with that incredible beach.  The office staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.

12/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
4. Carlton F.
Had a one night stay last week on a Thursday night and it was great. Nice clean updated room convenient to where I wanted to go. Highly recommend.

27/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. Stacie F.
I wish I could give this place more stars because I love, love, loved it. The room was extremely reasonably priced, very clean, huge and had a ton of amenties including big bed, nice linens, fully stocked kitchen, sitting area, big screen tv, DVD player, free wi-fi, 2 pools and less than 5 minutes from the beach. And I loved that it was family owned and operated which made for a very cozy feel. I will definitely be back.

06/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Big W.
Really enjoyed this place.  The location is great as you can walk to the beach or walk to a few restaurants not to mention seven eleven is just around the corner.  The staff is very helpful.  I'll be back.

25/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. Chris J.
Suites nice. Too much foliage in front of room 189. Couldn't sit 2 at the table without putting it in front of the door, but that was only that suite. Walls are thin. Short walk to beach. Pool nice, not used. BBQ area was great, not used but I wish we did. Large bathroom in suite. Upgraded to suite. Parking was cramped. Overall, I was really pleased.

19/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Renato S.

If you're looking for a clean beach hotel this is the spot.  

Full kitchen with modern equipment.  

big comfy beds, bbq grills in every courtyard, walking distance to a private beach.  

try the hotel website for specials.  stumbled upon some crazy manager promo for a 2 bed suite for 95 dollars on memorial day weekend.

20/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Hesays Shesays R.
We used Expedia to book this hotel during the low season... so we got a good deal...  the hotel is not right on the water... but it only takes about 3 minute walk to get to the beach... and since it is far away from the main / public beach access it is a very calm side of the beach.

There are a few restaurants in the area... but the main shopping / restaurant area is about 3 miles north...  you can easily do it with a bicycle... or there are this electric-car taxis that work until late at night that will take you back and forth for about $3.

The room we stayed in was small... and looked a little run down... but at the same time it had that beach house feel to it...  we really loved it...

It appears all rooms get at least one car parking... but is tight... and if you have more than one car... well... I am not sure what you are going to do with it during the hight season...

18/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
10. Linda L.
Cute place, great location and beach access...but NO HOT WATER in the shower, which was miserable. Plus the maid service was very late in the day...we were gone from 10:30am-4pm and came back to an unmade room. Finally, they charge for chairs and umbrellas on the beach, which is tacky and annoying.

09/06/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
11. John L.
Love the room and kitchenette. Have all the little things. Being on the beach, sand gets everywhere. Found a small broom in the closet. Plenty of towels. Comfy bed. Fully stocked kitchen and coffee condiments. Large dresser. Beautifully landscaped grounds. DVD rentals in office. Location is about a mile south of the busy area of the beach. Will stay again!

19/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. Surai J.
Yes! Yes! Yes!  Stay here if you're going to Siesta Keys for a quiet getaway.  Even in spring break, this is far from the crowds yet on the best stretch of the beach.  On a calm day, you can snorkel just steps from your front door.

So quiet and laid back, the only place I'd stay if I come back to this island of condos.  Trust me, I searched for months, waiting for something "reasonable" to be available and though it seems pricey, this is an oasis of charm and rest compared to the $200 motels nearby.  

You get a full kitchen, a staff that goes of their way to help and a location that steps from the best part of the beach, in my opinion.  We walked all the way from this end to the north end and this end was more natural, serene.  Although it draws a big crowd, the number of people are limited to part of the beach due to .... lack of public parking.  The crowd parks 3 miles north at the public lot so you get the best beach with less crowd.

03/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Jason F.
Quite a cute little complex in the midst of some of the best beaches in continental US. I'm having a hard time explaining this one because I was taken aback by the solitude and serenity of what should be an obvious tourist trap.

This place is very cool and all I can say is, give it a try, you may be as impressed as we were.

Previous posts say it all. Just go if you can, just for the fun of it.

$139 bux smack in the middle of February with an hours notice, works for me.

27/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. lydia d.
The hotel is clean if a little outdated and it's convenient to have a kitchenette. The proximity to the beach is great too, but the beds and pillows are not comfortable. I really wish I had brought my own pillow.

I had this saved in drafts for awhile but wanted to submit my review anyway, You probably won't spend a ton of time in your room because the beach is so close by and so amazing!!!!!

05/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Jon D.
convenient location. rooms were clean. well-appointed--jacuzzi tub, granite counters, kitchenette with king size bed.  the beds were comfortable and the linens were clean. nice warm comforters. coffee maker was clean. staff was friendly and helpful. free beach chairs and towels. in room towels were generic--only wish they had better, more plush towels in the room. they supply shampoo, conditioner and soap in bath, though it's nothing fancy so bring your own.  they provide complimentary coffee in the kitchen, but it's not that good--bring your own. the frig is good and makes ice quickly. our room was a second floor "sun deck studio", which gave us access to a semi-private deck shared with the room next door. the deck made the stay perfect! they serve complimentary coffee and fresh squeezed lemonade in the registration office, though we did not avail ourselves of that perk. free wifi is supposed to be available, but we couldn't get it to connect for the four days we were here. plenty of windows in our room allowed lots of light and fresh air, tho the screens had some holes--we came during the "cold season" so we didn't get bugs, but during the summer I bet you get lots of bugs with windows open. I think the biggest problem encountered in the room was the electrical outlets--when we plugged in our chargers and stuff they would kind of just fall out--how weird. this inn/motel was a two minute walk to the beach, and you had access to a private beach area only for nearby hotel guests--so no riff raff was present. all in all, a return trip to siesta key would probably bring us back to this same motel.

20/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Robert I.
Pro:  Nice location. Interior of hotel is nicer than expected.  There is a kitchenette which is nice.  Reasonable price.  Tv's have a DVD player and office has free rentals which is unique.

Cons: pillows are like a rock.  Took a long time to get extra towels.  Hidden resort fees.

I would go back again. I would just bring a pillow.

02/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
17. M R.
Love love love Tropical beach resort!  When we arrived we were cheerfully greeted by the registration staff at a very welcoming office where they offer lemonade, coffee, water, and DVD movies to watch in your room.  Another wonderful staff, Sunday, told us the nearby restaurants we should try and the things that we should do.  THEN, we went to our room and it was SO pretty.  There was a pillow on our bed that said Smile, the kitchen area was very comfortable, the bathroom had a jacuzzi bathtub that made us relax completely and the little details such as a special towel to remove makeup were thoughtful.  Very, very comfortable and relaxing.  After unloading, we changed and headed for the private beach.  We picked up beach chairs and towels and really loved the beach!!  We had no problem extending the checkout time to 11 and when we checked out we were ultra mellow and happy with the whole experience.  We will be back!

02/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. Naddy M.
Really Loved this place. walked to the beach, great staff. room was clean, king size bed very comfortable. Pool cleaned daily.

This is a must stay place. If you want to drink without worrying about driving the hotel suggested "jenny's free ride" it's a taxi service that works on tips only...it's the greatest thing ever. We used it frequently from the hotel to siesta village where you find variety of places to eat and drink.

27/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. Roger K.
We needed a place to stay for 3 nights while we surprised my sister for a significant birthday.  Our very late arrival was not a problem for the office staff.  They informed me that they would leave a packet in the mailbox at the check-in office for us and we could then complete our check-in when we woke up in the morning.  We had booked the room through American Express and when I checked in I was informed that there was an $11.22/day additional charge since the booking was through Orbitz.  My wife was aware of this.

The grounds are well maintained with nice flowers and the staff were all very friendly.  Our room was a small mini-efficiency that was sufficient for our short stay.  It had a king sized bed, bar height table with two stools, chest of drawers, compact refrigerator, sink, microwave and electric stovetop.  The bathroom had a corner shower (no tub), sink and toilet.  You could tell that the room was an older room by the age of some of the fixtures, but it was kept clean.  The bed was comfortable but was also the best place to see the flat screen TV unless you turned it toward the high-top table.  The TV system included a dvd player.  Free Wi-Fi was also available.  While the room had a coffee maker and packets of coffee, there was also free coffee available in the front desk.  We did not take advantage of the swiming pool.  A dedicated parking space is provided in front of your room.

The location is good since it is just a few minutes walk to the beach.  It is also close to the southern most bridge from Siesta Key to the mainland, so there is less traffic than at the northern bridge by the town center.

30/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
20. Lindsay G.
We have stayed here many times and love it. 3 min walk to the sand...ahhh.

The staff is always very accommodating, the rooms are clean, and offer lots of ammenities. The rooms we've stayed in were modern, had full kitchens, and had the little things that vactioners often forget.

There is a food truck who sits in their parking lot each day if you are hungry, but don't want to leave the resort grounds. Or they are located within walking distance from a great pizza place or our fave...the Sniki Tiki.

The best thing? They have free yoga each morning on the beach. Can't get more relaxing than that!

29/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
21. Angie S.
Surprised, but my room actually looked just like it did on the website.  It was clean and comfortable since I was there for a friend's wedding.  It was strange, but it seems there are 3 parts to this hotel and a few others are right on the same property.  There are no ocean views, but the water is only a short few minute walk away.  

Before going down to the water, don't forget a beach towel and lounge chair.  If not, then you can pay for chairs and an umbrella, which seemed ridiculous.  If you like to snorkel, go across the street to rent gear at the bike shop, it's much cheaper than the hotels.  

There are no restaurants on site, but in the morning be sure to stop by the breakfast cart guy!  I missed it since he took vacation the week I was there, but heard he serves awesome breakfast sandwiches!  If you are hungry, there are is a restaurant or 2 just across the street about 1/3 mile.  I also bought snacks and lunch foods to make in my small kitchen in the room.  There is a flower shop, convenient store, gas station, liquor store and fish market just across the street.  

Use the free open sided taxis to get around town, it just easier than driving all the time for a big group.

Ocean-side yoga
Cookies, pink lemonade, candy at front desk
Bottle of wine w/coupon
DVD rental for your room

23/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
22. Rita M.
Great place. I think me and hubby found our annual vacay spot! SUPER NICE staff. They have so many activities on location. About a quarter a block walk to the white sandy beach! FREE beach towel AND beach chair use (you just have to sign it out at the front desk and return it by the end of the day). Nice intimate rooms. Up to date appliances. We stayed next door to a couple who has been coming to this place every yr for FORTY ONE YRS!!!!!! What does THAT say about this place?!?!
Free dvd rentals in the main office.
Free reserved parking.
Check out is 10:00, but you can move your car to guest parking and still use the beach chairs and towels to lounge on the beach (our flight wasn't until 4:30 pm, so what better thing to do but lounge on the beautiful beach?)

I LOVE your grounds and staff and pls know, you will have a loyal customer annually!!!!

10/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. Mike D.
There are so many choices to stay at on Siesta Key and we tried to research as best we could and booked 4 rooms at the Sara Sea property.  We were so glad we did!! This place "gets-it" and knows what it takes to deliver great service and more importantly, great rooms.  

Our group had some pretty picky folks and they were impressed.  it was like a high-end condo.

We were surprised by the amenities and features in our room - just a queen bed. It had a full size fridge, stove/oven, dishwasher, micro, coffee pots, etc.  It was fantastic!!  The grounds within the resort were amazing with a lot of public spaces filled with palm trees and lush plants and flowers.  The free beach chairs and towels were great and met our needs perfectly.

Although we were not right on the water, it was a short walk.  The beach area did get pretty packed and to walk from the start of the beach area to the waters edge involved walking around, over, through and between other groups large spreads of blankets, canopy's and chairs.  But the beach was VERY nice, and the water was amazing.

24/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0