2013 Midwinter Championship

Lodging Suggestions

2015 Midwinter housing specials - 5 stars -


3/14/15 Check in and 3/20 /15 check out


Please note that it is high season in Sarasota and many hotels are already fully booked. Prices are going up daily.  We urge you to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. We have negotiated block-booking rates for the following hotels. Each hotel has reserved 10 rooms.

YOU MUST CALL THE HOTELS DIRECTLY and tell them you are reserving under the block booking for the Sarasota Sailing Squadron Flying Scot Mid Winters. Confirm any cancellation policies when you call. You will not get special rates if you book through the hotel or any other web sites

The cut off for these special rates is generally Feb 14th, 2015 but we suggest you do not wait until then.

Super 8 Motel, 4309 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota Fl 34234

Tel. 941 355 9326 –Distance from Sailing Squadron is 6.72 miles ( 13 minutes)

$79 plus tax Double Room


Golden Host Resort, 4675 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota , Fl 34234

Tel.941 355 5141-Distance from Sailing Squadron is 6.75 miles ( 13 minutes)

Double rooms as follows;

$69 plus tax if paid in full at time of booking. No refunds. Cut off 1/14/2015

$79 plus tax with non-refundable deposit of $50. Cut off 2/14/2015

$89 plus tax .Can cancel two days prior to arrival date. After that penalty is 1 night plus tax. Cut off 2/14/2015


Days Inn, 5000 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota , Fl 34234

Tel. 941 351 7734-Distance from Sailing Squadron is 6.97 miles( 14 minutes)

$94.95 plus tax.  Double room. Cut off is 2/14/2015


Courtyard Marriott, 850 University Parkway, Sarasota, Fl 34234

Tel. 941 355 3337-Distance from sailing Squadron is 7.47 miles ( 14 minutes)

$139 plus tax. King or double. Cut off is 2/14/2015

http://cwp.marriott.com/srqcy/flyingscot for on line reservations.. 


AmericInn, 5931 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, Fl 34232

Tel 941 342-8778 ( Jennifer) Distance from Sailing Squadron 11.57 miles( 25 mins_)

$149 plus tax. Standard 2 queen beds. Cut off is 2/14/2015

We also have a first come first served quote from the Comfort Suites at 5690 Honore Ave, Sarasota, Fl 34233. Phone 941 554 4475. It is 13.35 miles from the Squadron( 26 minutes) They are offering a 25% discount off winter rates so discounted suites are $145 plus tax. All rooms are full suites with a king bed and a double pull out bed in the living area.


Condos and Townhomes - 5 stars -

There are literally 1000s to choose from. The web is your best tool. A couple common sites are:

Longboat Key (5-20 minutes from club depending on location)






Lido Key (5 minutes from club)



Anna Maria Island   (20-30 minutes from club)



Ritz Carlton Sarasota - 5 stars -

Ritz Carlton Drive, Sarasota, FL - (941) 309-2000  Sure a night in the spa suite costs the same as a suit of sails (chute included), but isn’t your crew worth it? 10 minutes to club.

Camping at SSS - 5 stars -

The squadron has room for tent camping on club grounds, showers, and 24 hour bath house accessibility.

Hotel Indigo Sarasota - 4 stars -

Hotel Indigo Sarasota  1223 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL - (941) 487-3800. Great access to club, city, & bayfront park. 10 minutes from club

Helmsley Sandcastle - 4 stars -

1540 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL - (800) 225-2181. These and other Lido key hotels are 5 min from the club with walking access to beach, shopping, & restaurants.  5 minutes from club

Hilton Longboat Key - 4 stars -

Hilton Longboat Key Beach Resort 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL - (941) 383-2451   &   Longboat Key Club and Resort  Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL - (941) 383-8821.  Beachfront luxury for the non sailors in your party. 10-15 minutes to club

La Quinta Inn - 3 stars -


  • Free Bright Side Breakfast®
  • Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Parking
  • Guest Laundry Facilities
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool


  The hotel overlooks Longboat Key and is 5.3 miles from the squadron.  

Sarasota Homewood Suites - 3 stars -

Between I 75 and downtown. 3470 Fruitville Road  Sarasota, FL 34237  (941) 365-7300 This is about 20 minutes from the Squadron.

Holiday Inn Lido Beach - 3 stars -

233 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL - (941) 388-5555 This and other Lido key hotels are 5 min from the club with walking access to beach, shopping, & restaurants. 

Sarasota Park RV Parking - 3 stars -

Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL

Sleep-In Airport - 2 stars -

900 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL - (941) 359-8558. Clean(er), reasonable and a moderate drive. 15-20 minutes from club

Various N Tamiami Trail motels - 1 stars -

A great chance to experience local color, meet local law enforcement, & pick up a few stories to share at the club bar! Priced by the hour, day or week. 15-20 minutes from club