Tonite I bid up to $50 for 2* in all Sarasota zones---downtown, airport, and east---without luck.
Hotwire shows no availability in any of the Sarasota zones.
The cheapest room on Orbitz is a Hampton Inn for $89. My fallback---the Motel 6 in Bradenton---is also sold out.
The Sarasota area is extremely TIGHT right now.