Hi all - I'll be visiting Sarasota with my mother in early December (2 days first in St Petersburg) then down to Sarasota for 2 nights to visit the Ringling Museum. I've read a bit on hotels in Sarasota; at first I was looking at the Hyatt/Westin but have read a few things about having to cross a large road to get to where most restaurants are? I then read recs for Aloft & Ovation which are on the other side of that big road. I've also heard that we must visit St Armand cirlce if we have time. I'm just trying to figure out if it's really less convenient to be on the Hyatt side considering our time contratints etc (I've heard Rigling is a full day and we prob won't do much other than have dinner and retire afterward) Thanks in advance for any recs/info!