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.

SRQ Airport Overview

sarasota airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Sarasota – Bradenton Airport.

What to Expect

Sarasota – Bradenton Airport (code: SRQ) consists of a single terminal that serves both domestic and international destinations. Amenities include a landside restaurant, a few casual eateries, and three shops, but none are open 24 hours. Free WiFi and scattered massage chairs help pass the time. There are no pay-to-use lounges.

Where to Sleep

The airport is open 24 hours. If you want to sleep here overnight, note that security requires a valid ID plus your boarding pass or proof of flight for the next day. We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, area hotels offer free shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

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 Lounges

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

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 – If you are travelling with an infant, there is a baby care room for diaper-changing. Locations: 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. Fee: $4 with a rebate upon return. Credit cards and $1 and $5 bills are accepted.

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.

Postal Services – Send your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s post office. Location: Landside, next to Check-in Desks.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

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.


Sarasota-Bradenton airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Allegiant Airlines • American AirlinesDelta Air Lines • Elite Airways • Frontier • JetBlue • Southwest • Sun Country • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


SRQ 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.


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

Last updated: 2019-08-13

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: update the airport guide or  write a review.