This page has lodging
information for Intimacy Retreats
in SIESTA KEY (SARASOTA, FL)
is NOT included in your workshop fee..
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or for lodging in Manzanita, OR (Sept. 25-27), please contact
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Siesta Key is an eight-mile tropical barrier island off the coast of Sarasota, on the Gulf of Mexico, graced
one of the world's most beautiful white sand sunset beaches. The
sand, a fine white powder that is 99% quartz crystal,
always stays cool under your feet even when the sun is at
its peak! It is said that Siesata Beach sand has magical healing powers
so be sure to take a barefoot walk! A popular "laid-back"
there are no golf courses
or big hotels on our island.
The nearest airport is Sarasota (SRQ, 12 miles).
Flights are more frequent and sometimes
less costly into Tampa (TPA,
Workshop Location: The Intimacy Retreat is held in the "Siesta
Key Village" area, where you can enjoy the beach, shop in boutiques,
and dine on continental cuisine or at local beach bars. The overall atmosphere is very casual. For the
location of the workshop, see Map.
Below are lodging suggestions that vary in price
and location. Rates listed are subject to change or error
and are in the process of being updated.
Contact the hotel directly to make your room reservation and
to confirm availability and cancellation policy. Always
ask for their best rate. Contact us if you need assistance
or have questions. NOTE: Hotel rooms
filli up fast, since Siesta Key was designated
#1 Beach in the USA! If you
cannot find an available room for the retreat dates
you choose, please contact us. We
sometimes have reservations held for our participants.
The hotels listed below fall into three groups
based on location.
Some are right in Siesta Key Village,
distance from both the beach and the workshop space. Others
are also on Siesta Key, just a short drive south. The third group
lists hotels nearby
in Sarasota (not on Siesta Key).
For additional suggestions,
visit the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce.
THAT HOTEL RATES VARY GREATLY, DEPENDING ON THE
"SEASON". High Season is generally mid-January
through mid-April but each hotel is different.
Questions? Send an
email or call 941 349-6804 (Florida)
on Siesta Key:
Recommendations grouped by Location:
1-800-235-3493 or (941) 349-3330
6717 SaraSea Circle, Siesta Key FL 34242
Located on Siesta Beach, three miles south of Siesta Village and the workshop
space, the Tropical Beach Resort has lovely beach
amenities and recently renovated rooms. It is probably
the BEST VLAUE in its price range. Rates range from
$164 to $389/night depending on type of room and
season. Their "Cozy Studios" are indeed
small. The upgrade to "Designer Efficiency"
units is well worth it.
Resort & Inn
9004 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key FL 34242
The MOST ROMANTIC resort on Siesta Key, each unit at both the Turtle
Beach Resort and The
Inn at Turtle Beach comes with its own private
outdoor hot tub area. Some rooms have lovely water
views. Alll have kitchens. Both locations are a
short walk from "Turtle Beach,"
Siesta Key's southern stretch of beach, about five miles south
of Siesta Village and the workshop space.
The "Resort" is on Sarasota Bay, facing
east. The Inn is across the street, on a lagoon
adjacent to Turtle Beach, facing west (sunset views).
Bicycles and kayaks are available for your use.
Rates range from $270 to $440/night, depending
on unit and season.
Staying at eiither one the will maximize your weekend
experience. Stay an extra day to truly appreciate the romance!
In Siesta Village
(Walk to Beach & Workshop Space):
Tropical Breeze Resort
1-800-300-2492 or (941) 349-1125
153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
The Tropical Breeze Resort is a short walk from the workshop space, the beach, shops and restaurants. There are a variety of room types. Studio efficiencies and one-bedrooms are a good choice, ranging
from $162/night to $243 with our "Frequent
Visitor Discount". (Mention our name, Daffner.)
For some high-end
units, a 3-night or longer stay is required. The lower-priced "rooms" are quite small (esp. #116, #117 and #119). NOTE: If no units are available, contact us. We may have one reserved for your weekend.
Siesta Beach Resort
or (941) 349-3211
5311 Ocean Boulevard, Siesta Key, FL
The Siesta Beach Resort is
a basic motel right across from the beach, walking distance from workshop, restaurants, etc. Low on ambience, great on location! Rates range
from $109-169. Add $30 for jacuzzi tub.
1-888-241-7009 / 941-349-9900
153 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242
Beach Palms is in Siesta Village, directly across from the beach.
They have a small selection of beach suites and
cottages. Rates start at $195/night. A 3-night minimum may apply. Marie-Louise and Joerg, manager/owners, are familiar with our retreats, let them know you are attending.
On Siesta Key,
a short drive from workshop space:
The Inn at Turtle Beach
(see above under "most recommended")
Beach Resort (see
above under "most recommended")
Siesta Key Bungalows
1-888-574-3782 or (941) 349-9025
8212 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242
This small, quiet, charming, resort (with Ralph Lauren sheets!) is 4.5 miles
south of Siesta Village, on a serene tropical lagoon. Some rooms have a water
view. All of the Siesta Key Bungalows rent for $319/night. They do not quote high or low season rates but they do run specials from time to time. Note: If you will be driving straight to the workshop space on Friday, be sure to ask about late check-in procedure.
Palm Bay Club
5960 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key,
Just 2.2 miles south of the workshop space,
the Palm Bay Club beachfront condo resort has tennis courts
and heated pools. Gulf view one bedroom apartments 4/18 through 12/14 are $180/night. Rates 12/15 – Feb. 28 start at $210 with a 3 night min. stay. Certain time periods require a 7 night stay.
(not by the beach): (3-7 miles)
Best Western Midtown
1425 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34239
A clean, basic motel, with large
rooms and a heated pool, less
than five miles north of the workshop space, the Best Western Midtown
includes continental breakfast for two. Call
this location directly, press 0 for the LOCAL operator and ask for the "Intimacy
Retreat" corporate rate which is $89/night
from mid-April to mid-January and $119/night
from mid-January to mid-April.
Best Western Gateway
6600 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34231
(800) 930-4439 or (941) 924-4900
Just off the "south bridge" to Siesta Key, the Gateway is a newly renovated basic motel, with a heated pool, only 1 mile from beach and 3 miles to the workshop
space. Rates include continental breakfast and are $99-$159.
1111 Ritz Carlton Drive, Sarasota FL 34236
Sarasota's only 5-star hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, is
on Sarasota Bay, 7
miles (15-20 minutes) north of the workshop space. Rrates
are $$$$. They sometimes run reasonable summer specials AND
they take Marriott Reward points.
1000 Boulevard Of The Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236
Hyatt is exactly what you would expect from
a high-rise Hyatt, around the corner from The Ritz-Carlton.
1223 Blvd. Of The Arts,
Sarasota, FL 34236
877-846-3446 or (941) 487-3800
A lovely boutique hotel
in Sarasota, the Hotel Indigo is 7 miles north of the
workshop space. Room rates range from $154/- $254/night. Internet reservations often have reduced rates.
Contact us if no rooms are available, we may have
one reserved for your weekend.
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