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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 #5 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Mark E Yardley, Pennsylvania
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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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 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 

Fruit Cove, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in October for our son's lacrosse tournament, and we have nothing negative to say. The Oktoberfest celebration next door was terribly loud outside, but in our room, we couldn't hear a thing. As promised by the front desk, the party was shut down promptly at the specified time - while the noise didn't affect us, it... 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. It is because of our staff that we are an award winning hotel. Your feedback... More 

Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent Thanksgiving night at this hotel this past week and really enjoyed our stay; especially after a long day of holiday festivities. I spend many nights per year with Marriott brand hotels throughout the year on business travel and this was by far the best Courtyard I've visited. It's a very new hotel which explains why it was so... 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. It is because of our stay that we are award winning and provide unforgettable service. 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... More 

Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the property over Thanksgiving weekend. Property is very nice and in a great location but our particular room had some issues. We did not go to management to complain about anything as we considered these a bit minor to complain about. 1.When we returned on Thanksgiving we received a note under our door saying that house keeping honored... 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 here at University Park/Lakewood Ranch area. We are sorry to hear that you did not have a 10 stay with us. Here at the Courtyard we provide award winning service. We always have a Manager on duty and we strive to make your stay unforgettable. We want you to be... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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
114 reviews 114 reviews
62 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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 

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Additional Information about Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area

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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#5 Business Hotel in Sarasota
#7 Romantic Hotel in Sarasota

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