If you are looking for your typical large beachfront commerical hotel like a Marriott, Hilton, Holiday Inn, or Best Western; Sorry! For all practical purposes there are almost no commerical beachfront hotels or motels on Siesta Key, only privately owned homes and Resort Condominiums with many available for weekly vacation rentals.
(The sole exception is this beautiful new beachfront property)
If that gorgeous property is beyond your budget, please read on.
A beachfront hotel will typically have a single room with 1 TV, 2 beds and 1 bath.
A Siesta Key Resort Condo unit will typically have a living room, dinning room with seating for 4-6, full modern kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 3 TVs, DVDs, Stereos, and often a Lanai (porch or balcony) 3 to 4 times larger than a cramped hotel room. And often at about the same cost!
Have you ever made a reservation at a hotel and requested a room with a water view (or whatever) and then when you get there at the reservation desk they act like they've never heard of you, and they search and search (as if there are no rooms even available), and then you finally end up with a room overlooking the parking lot?
In most of our "Resort Condos", you rent an exact unit. You are able to see many pictures of the exact unit you are renting, usually you will be able to see "your view" - (a picture looking out from the unit you are renting) allowing you to know in advance exactly what you are getting and what view to expect - and assuring you will not be disappointed when you arrive.
Be aware that many of Siesta Key's largest Resort Condos have a standard rental policy that states, "Specific unit space cannot always be guaranteed. Management reserves the right to assign comparable units if necessary." As a general rule, this rarely happens, Rental Offices realize that you have rented a specific unit and expect to get that specific unit. If this is a concern, consider renting from a private owner (opposed to an On-Site Rental Office). Typically a private owner only owns that one unit you are renting and can't switch units on you.,/p>