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This page has lodging information for Intimacy Retreats
Lodging is NOT included in your workshop fee..

See also Costa Rica.


For assistance with lodging, please CONTACT US! **

Siesta Key is an eight-mile tropical barrier island off the coast of Sarasota, on the Gulf of Mexico, graced by 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 Siesta Beach sand has magical healing powers - so be sure to take a barefoot walk! A popular "laid-back" vacation destination, 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, 65 miles).

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 exact 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 fill 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, walking 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.

NOTE 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)

Most Recommended on Siesta Key:

Turtle Beach Resort & Inn
(941) 349-4554
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. All 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 $175 to $400/night, depending on unit and season. Staying at either one the will maximize your weekend experience. Stay an extra day to truly appreciate the romance!

Tropical Beach Resort
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 VALUE in its price range. Rates range from $149 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. 

Recommendations grouped by Location:

In Siesta Village (Walk to Beach & Workshop Space):

Siesta Sands Resort
(941) 349-1929
118 Beach Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242
This small 18 unit condo is the only resort both on the beach and in the village. Although units are generally booked well in advance, cancellations can occur. It's worth calling to see if there is availability. Rates are $181-$284 depending on the season and you can ask for a 25% last minute discount if it's within two weeks. 

Tropical Breeze Resort
1-800-300-2492 or (941) 349-1125   
153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
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 $160/night to $290 with a "Frequent Visitor Discount". (If asked, say you are a guest of the Daffners, going to their Intimacy Retreat.) 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 Key Beach Side Villas
(941) 203-5985.
124 Columbus Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242
The Beach Side Villas are newly renovated in a colorful tropical setting only 2 blocks to the beach, restaurants and shops of Siesta Village. It is a 7 block walk to the workshop space. Rates range from $150 - $255/night depending on high or low season and room type.

Siesta Beach Resort
(800) 223-5786 or (941) 349-3211
5311 Ocean Boulevard, Siesta Key, FL 34242
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.

Beach Palms
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")

Tropical 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
1-800-725-6229 or 941-349-1911
5960 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242
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.

In Sarasota (not by the beach): (3-7 miles)
Baymont Inn &  Suites
1425 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34239
(941) 955-9841
A clean, basic motel, with large rooms and a heated pool, less than five miles north of the workshop space, the
Baymont Inn includes continental breakfast and free wifi. They offer AAA, AARP, etc. discounts. Rooms can often be found at other online hotel booking services.

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.

The Ritz-Carlton
1111 Ritz Carlton Drive, Sarasota FL 34236
(941) 309-2000
Sarasota's only 5-star hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, is on Sarasota Bay, 7 miles (15-20 minutes) north of the workshop space. Rates are $$$$. They sometimes run reasonable summer specials AND they take Marriott Reward points.

Hyatt Regency Sarasota
1000 Boulevard Of The Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 953-1234
The Hyatt is exactly what you would expect from a high-rise Hyatt, around the corner from The Ritz-Carlton.

Hotel Indigo  
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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