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4.5 miles from The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in the center of Sarasota, El Tropicale offers accommodations with access to a garden. There's a private entrance at the condo hotel for the convenience of those who stay. The condo hotel provides rooms with air conditioning, free private parking, and free Wifi. Each unit has a patio, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a dining area, and a seating area with a flat-screen TV, while the private bathroom includes a walk-in shower and a hair dryer. At the condo hotel, all units are soundproof. At the condo hotel, every unit includes bed linen and towels. Guests can make the most of the warm weather with the property's barbecue facilities. The condo hotel also offers outdoor fireplace and a picnic area for a day outdoors. Sarasota Opera is a 17-minute walk from the condo hotel, while Marina Jack Restaurant and Marina is one mile away. The nearest airport is Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, 4.3 miles from El Tropicale.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (10.0)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Sarasota
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  • Robin
    United States of America United States of America
    Property is in a great location, close to many of Sarasota’s attractions. Alison was very helpful and responsive. The unit was quite small but the complex has a large common patio that we enjoyed a lot.
  • Michael
    United States of America United States of America
    Great location close to everything restaurant’s, beaches,food store’s,hospital,5 miles from rt-75.
  • Christina
    United States of America United States of America
    Great location, clean and beautiful. The bedrooms are spacious and the decor is great. Looks and feels new and it’s a great place for families.

Hosted by El Tropicale's Resort Manager, Alison Kanter

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El Tropicale's Resort Manager, Alison Kanter
El Tropicale is nestled in the historic Towles Court artist colony in beautiful Laurel Park! Completely renovated on a gorgeous "Old Florida" location. Each apartment is decorated with lovely furnishings and all the comforts of home to make your stay memorable. Onsite manager has concierge services available. Concierge menu available upon request. Within a 5 minute walk to vibrant downtown Sarasota where you can enjoy fine dining, shopping, cafes and nightlife. Sarasota is the ideal destination for a relaxing vacation with something for everyone. We have award winning beaches, multiple attractions such as the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art and the Ca' d'Zan, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and Myakka State Park just to name a few. Sarasota is also a cultural mecca on the west coast of Florida and is home of the Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota Ballet, Sarasota Orchestra the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and much much more. If your idea of fun is just a stroll through the downtown neighborhoods to grab a latte or gourmet dinner, then this is the place for you!
We look forward to having you stay with us. We can offer tips on great local places to dine and visit!
Located in the very desirable Sarasota neighborhood of Laurel Park in the Towles Court Artist Colony in the heart of downtown Sarasota with access to all the great things that this special city has to offer. Centrally located within minutes of everything in Sarasota.
Language spoken: English

Area info

Amenities of El Tropicale
Great facilities! Review score, 9.3

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • BBQ facilities
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Iron
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Building Characteristics
  • Private apartment in building
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Carbon monoxide detector
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

El Tropicale takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


From 5:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 2:00 AM and 6:00 AM.


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 02:00:00 and 06:00:00.

Guests will receive a rental agreement which must be signed and returned to the property prior to arrival. If guests don't receive the agreement on time, they should contact the property management company at the number on the booking confirmation.