About the property
- Hotel550 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
Stay in a piece of Sarasota history! Upstairs guest room, a 1 BR, 1 BA private
Stay in a piece of Sarasota history! This upstairs guest room, a 1 BR, 1 private bath is located in one of three historically significant buildings near Downtown Sarasota and the beaches. 5 minutes to Downtown, 5 minute drive to Lido Key Beach, close to Siesta Key! In other words, in the heart of it all.
Word has it that these very special three Reserve buildings were part of Charles Ringling’s estate before his mansion was erected. Charles was John Ringling’s brother and a key founding partner in Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. Once they made their fortunes, Charles built his mansion, and the buildings were then moved to their current location at 1322 N. Tamiami Trail, near Downtown Sarasota and the Van Wezel. Once on the Trail, the buildings were used as a boarding house, a circus performance venue, and much more!
Located on this same property is a coffee and tea shop, a bookstore, and a wine and craft beer counter (The Reserve SRQ). Conveniently located near Downtown Sarasota, the beaches, St. Armand's Circle, many performing arts venues, restaurants, and more! A great Sarasota escape close to the arts and nature and much more.
FREE iRide shuttle between The Reserve SRQ and many points of interest downtown. Very close to all the arts (Van Wezel, Asolo, Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota Opera, Sarasota Ballet, Ringling Museum, Ca'D'Zan (John Ringling house), and much more.
Light live music occasionally (jazz trio), acoustic guitar, etc. Too many great points to list here!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
Kim Cressell and Jessica Simmons are entrepreneurs and real estate developers who enjoy finding underutilized properties and reimagining them. They bought the property in late 2016 and opened in early 2017. In its first year of operation, The Reserve SRQ has done very well, we are pleased to say. This is a unique place with books, coffees, teas, wines, and craft beers.
Kim purchased this Hotel in 2016
Why Kim chose North Trail
This property affords our guests to stay in a true piece of Sarasota (Ringling) history. These iconic buildings (there are three of them) add so much to the Sarasota cultural landscape and we are pleased to share them and their rich histories with you.
What makes this Hotel unique
Coffeeshop and tea shop on-site, as well as bookstore, and wines and craft beers to purchase. Light bites also available. Conveniently located to ALL of Sarasota's most popular and in-demand cultural attractions. This place is ideal for history buffs, and lovers of culture, as it is conveniently located near the Asolo, the Van Wezel, Sarasota Opera, Sarasota Ballet, the Ca'D'Zan (house of John Ringling), Ringling Museum, and across the street from Sarasota Bay. Only a short distance to downtown and about five minutes to Lido Key Beach and St. Armand's Circle. Free iRide shuttle between The Reserve SRQ and most downtown destinations!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Nice Stay and Location
Nice place. Craft Beer Bar and Coffee Bar were really nice. Great location to St. Armands shopping, downtown Sarasota and Lido Beach!
This is a cozy place near several attractions. A coffee shop and book store on location as well as a specialty bar with beer and wine. Locals like to come by and relax and read. Across the street is a lovely park with water view.
Check the info in your room or visit the website Visit Sarasota County for more information...far too much to list here, but we do want to mention the Ringling Museum has FREE admission on Mondays. Secondly, there is a FREE iRide shuttle between this guest accommodation and most points of interest downtown.