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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)
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Ranked #4 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jan M Melbourne, Australia
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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for one week and was very impressed with the consistent efforts of the friendly and helpful staff; the great location which was in walking distance to restaurants, shops and about 20mins from the airport by car; and the hotel's amenities which included a gym, swimming pool/spa and firepit in the courtyard. My Kingsize bedroom was spacious and well... More

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

Dear Jan M, Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed every aspect of your stay. Your comments about our team made our day. Especially, Michael at the Bistro was thrilled. Thank you again and we look forward to have you with us again soon. Sincerely, Jan Stanek More

Tierra Verde, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location for a power-shopper! Low cost and very convenient. This property is just across the street and a great location for shopping at the new mall or at the established discount shops at University Park. Good restaurants close by and at the mall and a nice restaurant for breakfast in the hotel.

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

Dear Patricia B, Thank you very much for you time to review our hotel on Trip Advisor and thank you for your great scores! It looks like you had a fun shopping. Our hotel is situated in the prime location, surrounded by quality restaurants and many retail stores. This includes The Mall at UTC! Thank you again Patricia and we... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

So you won't go wrong staying here. It is new so you dont have to worry about water leaks or mildew. There are alot of restaurants nearby. But I recommend at least getting a drink at the bistro. Michael is a great host, he should be at a night club somewhere. He is quiet, but does all the small things... More

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

Dear Camden426, I just wanted to take this time to personally thank you for reviewing our hotel for your recent visit to the Courtyard Sarasota – University Park Area. Your opinion is very important to us. We are constantly striving to make the best guest experiences and I truly thank you for your comments. Sincerely, Jan Stanek General Manager More

Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stayed there several times this year when we were looking for a house to buy... Typical courtyard, I spend 75 nights a year in hotels so I know my hotel chains. I have it 5 stars due to being new... All courtyards are really three to four stars, as a Marriott brand by Marriott's own standard. Real five stars... More

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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 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

Saint Augustine, Florida
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
59 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Recent stay for a soccer tournament with our daughters team and I was impressed with the location and the condition of the property. The check in was eventful due to a water leak from an upper floor that caused water to flood the lobby area. The crew was on top of it and got the situation handled. The room was... More

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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 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
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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

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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. 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

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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. 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

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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.

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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 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
135 reviews 135 reviews
21 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 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

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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 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
64 reviews 64 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 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

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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 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

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Address: 8305 Tourist Center Drive, Sarasota, FL 34201 (Formerly Comfort Suites Sarasota / University Park)
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*
Number of rooms: 136
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Also Known As:
Comfort Suites Sarasota / University Park Hotel University Park
Comfort Suites University Park
University Park Comfort Suites

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