Meredith Dropkin

charter one hotel logoThe Inn at Midtown – situated along Tamiami Trail (Highway 41) across from Sarasota Memorial Hospital – has undergone extensive renovations as the property was rebranded to reflect a boutique experience for guests and visitors to the area. The property, managed by Charter One Hotels & Resorts, Inc., was formerly operated under the Best Western brand.

“We’re excited to reintroduce The Inn at Midtown to the community as a welcoming and comfortable option for overnight guests,” said John W. Balliett, CEO of Charter One Hotels & Resorts, Inc. “With its proximity to shopping, dining, world-renowned beaches and a host of diverse attractions, this location has long served as a popular choice for visitors to the Sarasota area. We look forward to re-positioning the property for continued success in the years to come.”

The Inn at Midtown recently underwent more than $700,000 in renovations, which include LED exterior lighting, new fencing for added privacy, a resurfaced resort-style pool, a repaved parking lot and sweeping updates throughout the lobby, guest rooms and bathrooms. Each room features high-speed Wi-Fi access, a microwave and a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker with complimentary coffee, and a host of comfort-focused amenities. Guests are treated to homemade chocolate chip cookies and bottled water upon arrival, and a complimentary hot breakfast buffet is available daily.

Along with major property renovations, and new management and support services staff, The Inn at Midtown has implemented a new reservation system for the hotel, which simplifies usability and enhances the online booking process.

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About Charter One Hotels & Resorts
Charter One Hotels & Resorts is a hotel management, consulting and development firm founded over 30 years ago in Sarasota, Florida, with the mandate to become the operator of choice for strategic institutional and select private lodging investors by producing superior results. Charter One properties consistently operate at a higher occupancy, RevPar premiums and a stronger bottom line than other hotels in their immediate market. For more information, visit or call 941.907.9017.

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