We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 48 Sarasota hotels

Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8305 Tourist Center Drive, Sarasota, FL 34201 (Formerly Comfort Suites Sarasota / University Park)
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Free Parking
Save Saved
You added Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area to your Saves list
Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
93%
Ranked #6 of 48 hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
  • Overview
  • Reviews (99)
  • Photos (46)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (24)
  • Location
  • More
true
Write a Review

99 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    53
    39
    7
    0
    0
See reviews for
33
24
4
15
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (24)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Boston
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
17 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have stayed here before so I knew what I was getting into. The only reason I stayed here instead of my preferred Hampton Inn across the street is Marriott's double points after the second stay promo. My issues with the hotel: 1. The suites aren't great 2. Marriott says they are Eco friendly but there is no sink stopper... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to evaluate our property. I am sorry to hear that your stay was not a 10. As you can see from previous reviews we are all about taking care of our guest. The Courtyard brand has specifics on what we could have in our rooms. Since you are a repeat guest please feel free... More

NYC
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment of check-in until we checked out, not a thing went wrong with this hotel. the staff is delightful and knowledgeable. The accommodations were comfortable and it was ideally located, near the highway and loads of great shopping! Sarasota is where we went for a weekend getaway. We chose this hotel by chance and were sure glad we... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to evaluate our property. As you experienced our beautiful property is located in a great area while you are here for business or just a weekend getaway. From our staff to the amenities we offer this is the place to stay if you are visiting the University park/Lakewood Ranch area. We are delighted that... More

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is in a great location in Sarasota. There are a lot of restaurants and shopping within walking distance. Room was very clean. Staff was friendly. We enjoyed our stay and plan to be back next time in Sarasota.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 delighted that your stay with the Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area was enjoyable. Everything we do is aimed at providing you with an excellent hotel experience and your feedback is extremely valuable. We truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us so that we may continue to... More

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice find right off University. Clean and well maintained. Staff is friendly and efficient. Rooms are well appointed and clean. bistro is available and morning staff does an excellent job. It's funny when you read this is not a 5-Star hotel - it is a Courtyard not JW! But most importantly- a very well run and maintained Courtyard. My hotel... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to our property. We are delighted that your stay with the Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area was enjoyable. Everything we do is aimed at providing you with an excellent hotel experience and your feedback is extremely valuable. We truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us so that we may continue to deliver... More

Springfield, IL
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband has business several times a year in Sarasota and we usually stay at this Courtyard. It is always clean. The staff is first rate from the check in, to the cafe/bar, to the housekeeping staff. They have a really nice patio with fire pit that looks over a fountain. Relaxing. The pool and hot tub area are very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 delighted that your stay with the Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area was enjoyable. Everything we do is aimed at providing you with an excellent hotel experience and your feedback is extremely valuable. We truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us so that we may continue to... More

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff with friendly greating to make you feel welcome. Very modern and clean. Rooms and beds were comfortable and clean. Suggest room away from the beer gardens next door. Very good value for the money would recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 delighted that your stay with the Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area was enjoyable. Everything we do is aimed at providing you with an excellent hotel experience and your feedback is extremely valuable. We truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us so that we may continue to... More

Seattle, Washington
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This property is near several restaurants, shopping, and other amenities. The common area outside was very comfortable and relaxing. Guest services was helpful and professional whenever I needed anything. The room was equally as comfortable. I would stay here again.

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

Thank you for taking the time to evaluate your stay with us. We are delighted that your stay with the Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area was enjoyable. Everything we do is aimed at providing you with an excellent hotel experience and your feedback is extremely valuable. We truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us so that we may... More

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
63 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

When my colleagues and I arrived to screaming kids running wild in the lobby, we each had a moment of panic. When the front desk staff mentioned there was a baseball tournament staying in the hotel, I was instantly searching for other hotels. Luckily they had an adults only floor reserved for those of us not attending the baseball tournament.... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to evaluate your stay with us. We are delighted that your stay with the Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area was enjoyable. Everything we do is aimed at providing you with an excellent hotel experience and your feedback is extremely valuable. We truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us so that we may... More

Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch It’s a Courtyard and designed for the business traveler in mind, as their commercials state. This property lives up to that. Professional staff. Clean, clean, clean. Starbucks is served at the bar area. Fitness center did it’s job for what I needed. That’s cardio and free weights. I appreciated the dumbbells, thanks Marriott. Room. The... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to complete our Guest Satisfaction Survey. We are delighted that your stay with the Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area was enjoyable. Everything we do is aimed at providing you with an excellent hotel experience and your feedback is extremely valuable. We truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us so that we may... More

Key West, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is my favorite Marriott Courtyard I have ever stayed in... Modern, super clean, friendly and professional stuff. Very impressed by little details they are paying attention to (disinfecting wipes next to TV remote control, ear plugs in the drawer next to the bed, refreshing lemonade next to elevator...). Also great location! Unfortunately I had a chance to stay only... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
jstanek, General Manager at Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area, responded to this review

Dear MonikaOKW, Thank you very much for your time to review our hotel on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate your words of compliments and noticing small details we put in place to enhance our guests' experience. We look forward to have you with us again in the future. Warm Regards, Jan Stanek More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area

Address: 8305 Tourist Center Drive, Sarasota, FL 34201 (Formerly Comfort Suites Sarasota / University Park)
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Marriott, Tingo, Priceline, Despegar.com, Hotels.com, BookingOdigeoWL and Venere so you can book your Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Comfort Suites Sarasota / University Park Hotel University Park
Comfort Suites University Park
University Park Comfort Suites

46 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (14)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (33)
Viewed
Room/suite (14)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Other (10)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Sarasota with
any amenities

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#5 Business Hotel in Sarasota #7 Romantic Hotel in Sarasota
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Newly renovated hotel, featuring 134 spacious suites, a refreshing lobby experience with Bistro and spaces for working or relaxing. Your rate includes a heated pool & hot tub, high speed wireless internet access, fitness center, 24-hour business center, 100% non-smoking, parking, HBO, ESPN and 24 hour coffee service. Suites feature pillow top mattresses, 2 phones, LCD flat screen TV’s, radio/alarm with MP3 connection, wet bar, refrigerator, microwave, iron/iron board, hair dryer and much more. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
136

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer