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Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area

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8305 Tourist Center Drive, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34201
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was visiting Sarasota to attend a show. This Courtyard is located right off the freeway (75) and close to a few huge shopping malls and restaurants. It is very quiet and well run. A strip mall next door contain some great take out options which you can enjoy on the hotel's outdoor patio. The rooms are very clean and modern.... More 

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Skowhegan, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have spent quite a few nights at this hotel and it is consistently EXCELLENT. The rooms are exceptionally comfortable and SPOTLESSLY clean...I was a maid all the way through college, and I always notice that! The Managing Housekeeper deserves a raise! She is on top of it! The front desk is unfailingly courteous, welcoming, and helpful. Sunny is the... More 

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alb111111, Manager at Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. It is because of our staff that we are an award winning property and... More 

Fruitland Park, Florida
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159 reviews 159 reviews
51 hotel reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 15 nights , while opening a big box store in the area! Location was perfect tons of restaurants, shopping, workout places you name it was in the location, walkable also! The staff was amazing made my stay pleasant and made me feel like at home:) the girls at the bistro where soooo nice and friendly professional too!... More 

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alb111111, Manager at Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. It is because of our staff that we are an award winning property and... More 

Lakeland, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
13 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I spent a couple of nights here recently as our 'normal' hotel, the Holiday Inn, Lakewood Ranch, was booked up. What a nice surprise staying here. It's a Marriott, so you get everything you'd expect from such a well-run brand, but the location is great. The Holiday Inn is across I-75 but this resort is right in... More 

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alb111111, Manager at Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area. We are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. It looks like we have created another fan. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. Thank you again for your time and come visit us... More 

Saint John, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Beyond polite, friendly, desk staff. I never realized how important that was. When it is a Marriott, you know it is gonna be clean. And it did not disappoint. We had just gotten off a cruise, everything was sold out in Florida, and we get to spend 4 weeks total in Feb. There was a small noise issue with workers... More 

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alb111111, Manager at Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. It is because of our staff that we have earned the Platinum status in... More 

California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Fairly new, clean and up to date hotel. Comfortable beds, very good housekeeping. Had room with 2 queens and sofa bed for family of 5, so worked out great. Location is very good - very close to I-75, new mall and lots of shopping and restaurants in the area. Good value for the price. Definitely recommend.

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alb111111, Manager at Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. Your feedback is integral to our ability to continue to improve our service. Thank... More 

New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was my family's 2nd visit to this wonderful hotel. We were staying here while visiting family and vacationing. Once again, we were pleased with the facility and staff. Matt and Carrie at the front desk were absolutely amazing. They both bring their "A" game every day. They are great examples of excellent customer service. They both went above and... More 

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alb111111, Manager at Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. It is because of our staff that we are an award winning property and... More 

Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was a very nice [place to stay, very neat and clean, friendly staff, very helpful. Closee to many things, right across from the airport, a short drive to downtown Sarasota and Lido key, about 30 min from siesta key.

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alb111111, Manager at Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to evaluate our property. We are and award winning hotel and it is our goal to create raving guest. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. Thank you again... More 

Kissimmee, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We stayed here for one night using a free night Marriott certificate. The front desk clerks were very friendly and helpful. We got the room type we requested on the 4th floor, king bed. It was very large and clean. The bathroom had plenty of storage and vanity space. There was a microwave, small fridge, and coffee maker to the... More 

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alb111111, Manager at Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. Please email me on your next stay with us. I will make sure that the... More 

Yardley, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is our second time staying at this hotel. What's to say? The staff is friendly, willing to make your stay comfortable, the location is perfect - close to the new UTC mall, close to I-75, and close to your soon-to-be home in Lakewood Ranch. The rooms are good-sized, clean, and quiet. And, right next to the "World of Beer".... More 

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Thank you for sharing your experience at the Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch. We always welcome again and appreciate our repeat guest. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. Thank you again for your time and come visit us again soon! Sincerely, Management More 

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