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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 #7 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
62 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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 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 2 weeks ago

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

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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

Melbourne, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
12 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property should be getting 5 stars but for a few bothersome issues. I almost left 3 stars just for the downers listed below. First, the positive. This property was purchased from Comfort Suites and renovated in 2012 so the remodel is still somewhat fresh. We were warmly greeted and checked in by Brandon (who I spoke to on the... More

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

Dear Jbaron02, I would like to thank you for the comprehensive review of your stay and for bringing up mentioned shortcomings to our attention. We take a great pride in exceptional service and our staff in The Bistro and at the Front Desk has been receiving many compliments for their friendliness and helpfulness. I would like to apologize that you... More

Long Island, New York
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220 reviews 220 reviews
31 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are two Marriott Courtyards in this area...the limo driver late at night took us by mistake to the one at the Airport, and insisted his GPS was correct though we knew he was wrong. It was dark and scary out there! But the correct Marriott is easy to find, in the middle of shopping centers and a great location... More

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

Dear HappyNY97, We are happy to hear that you made it to the correct Courtyard and had a chance to experience our friendly and helpful staff. Hopefully, we will see you again in the future and you will have a chance to enjoy our beautiful sundeck with fire pit. Thank you for your review. Warm Regards, Jan Stanek More

Peachtree City, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice facility close to the Lakewood Ranch sports complex. Convenient to many shops and restaurants. Several within walking distance. Friendly staff with great recommendation s for local beaches and restaurants. A great central spot in Lakewood/Sarasota.

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

Dear Jill D, Thank you very much for your time to review our hotel and friendly staff. Please come again when you are back in the area. Sincerely, Jan Stanek More

Columbus, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second time staying as a family, but my husband stays quite frequently due to his work travel. I love the location. Our room was clean and quiet. We were in the King Suite and had some minor temperature control issues in keeping the whole space comfortable. We dined in for breakfast most days, the staff is very... More

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

Dear Melissa, Thank you very much for reviewing your experience with our hotel. I’m delighted to hear about our friendly and accommodating staff however, I would like to apologize for mix ups at the Bistro. We are focusing on improving this area and I’m sure you will be able to notice a difference during your next visit. I’m sorry about... More

Barton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stayed here in April for 7 days. A family group of 14 joined for the last few nights by another 6. I was first down for breakfast on the first day and what a lousy experience. Unlike other Courtyards we have stayed in there was no complimentary coffee. If you want sausages(much smaller than other Courtyards we have stay... More

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

Dear Patian2014, I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback regarding our hotel. I understand you enjoyed your stay with the exception of the breakfast and coffee in our Bistro. Although it seems I might not have been available on the morning you visited the Bistro, I am very concerned and want to use your experience as... More

Glasgow, Scotland
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131 reviews 131 reviews
22 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This Courtyard is what you expect. Clean rooms, friendly staff. The rooms are particularly big for a Courtyard and all have a micro wave and refrigerator. Paul Mitchell hair products. What I really like about this Courtyard is the location, it is nestled in an outdoor shopping area. So shops and restaurants within walking distance which is nice. Even though... More

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

Dear intrepidtraveler23, Thank you very much for your time to review our Courtyard by Marriott. We are glad you had enjoyed our spacious rooms equipped with refrigerators and microwaves for our guests’ convenience. We hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Jan Stanek More

Statesboro, Georgia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Much like any other Courtyard I have stayed at with one exception...they have an actual courtyard complete with a gas fire pit, overlooking a pond and wooded area. They have installed a great fountain in the middle of the pond. Really nice! It is a great place to sit with a beer or glass of wine at the end of... More

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

Dear Clint, Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. We are happy to hear you had a chance to enjoy our beautiful sundeck. We are very proud of this addition that makes our hotel unique. We hope to see you again in the future. Best Regards, Jan Stanek More

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Address: 8305 Tourist Center Drive, Sarasota, FL 34201 (Formerly Comfort Suites Sarasota / University Park)
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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*
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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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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
#6 Business Hotel in Sarasota
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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 
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