Sleeping in Airports

Sarasota–Bradenton Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Sarasota-Bradenton Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Sarasota – Bradenton International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small, convenient single-terminal international airport.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have used this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Sarasota–Bradenton Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota – Bradenton Airport – (3 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle service. » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport – (4 minutes from the airport) Free 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle service. » Check Rates
  • SpringHill Suites Sarasota Bradenton – (1 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle is available on request. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Sarasota–Bradenton Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available throughout Sarasota Airport. Connect to the ““SRQWIFI” network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Aquarium – Check out the 6,000-gallon saltwater aquarium on the 2nd floor!

Art in the Airport – Rotating art exhibits, featuring local student artists, are on display throughout the airport.

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, 2nd Floor, just before the security checkpoint • Landside, Ground floor, west side of baggage claim.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby Change facilities are located throughout the landside and airside areas of the terminal.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is not available. There are two shops located landside, and an additional shop located airside.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include:
» Landside: Dewar’s Clubhouse • Dewars To Go • Dunkin’ Donuts • Freshens.
» Airside: Gulf Breeze Cafe • Starbucks.

Information Desk – There is one information desk on the ground floor (landside), and an information desk located airside and landside on the 2nd floor.

Luggage Carts – SmarteCarte luggage carts are available for use for a $4 refundable fee.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Massage Chairs – You can find self-service massage chairs on the concourse, on the 2nd level of the main terminal, and on the west side of baggage claim.

Mobile Charging – Charging stations can be found in the following locations: Landside by Information • Airside by Gates B3, B4, B7 and B10.

Pet Relief Areas – An indoor pet relief area is available airside on the main concourse, near Gate B2. Additional pet relief areas are located outside on the east and west ends of the terminal.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. A valid photo ID and plane ticket or proof of flight are required if you must spend the night in the airport.

Airlines

As of March 2018, Sarasota-Bradenton airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Allegiant Airlines • American Airlines • Delta • Elite Airways • JetBlue • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Sarasota Airport is linked by public bus to Sarasota County (via SCAT) and Manatee County (via MCAT) with twelve connections per day. Bus schedules are available inside the airport (at exit of the Ground Transportation area and in baggage claim) as well as at the bus shelter outside.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer service onsite in the baggage claim area: Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • National • Payless • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details. Some of the hotels can be contacted via courtesy phone line at the Reservation Center in the baggage claim area. Here are some hotels that offer airport shuttle service: Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota Airport   •   Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota – Bradenton Airport   •   Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota – Bradenton Airport   •   Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport Hotel   •   Indigo Sarasota   •   Hyatt Place Sarasota – Bradenton Airport   •   Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton.

Taxis

Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area, near the west end of the airport terminal.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.