The front desk was friendly and helpful, although there were a few misunderstandings about housekeeping. The grounds are nice and the lobby is eclectic, with tables and plugs (!!!) for morning coffee with your lap top.
The location is not the best though since you are so far from the rest of the city, and don't even think about the restaurant. Other than one friendly and wonderfully helpful waitress, the rest of the staff there seems to be asleep on their feet.
The best feature, was the view out the marsh side of the fifth floor. My husband and I would race to the window to be the first for alligator check in the morning. Being from the frozen north, we really enjoyed seeing the pond liles and alligators, as well as all the birds. Other than that, I think we will try a different hotel next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Voted #1 Holiday Inn in North America and in the Top Ten for 6 years running. Completely Remodeled In 2008! Step into luxury at Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch hotel. These boutique smoke-free Sarasota lodgings, close to Bradenton Airport, championship golf courses, Sarasota Polo Club, and proximity to I-75 corridor feature fine, upscale amenities and lavish touches. In all of our guestrooms, you ll find new Dynasty beds outfitted with premium sateen sheets. Enjoy complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, and the ability to send documents to the printer in our hotel s onsite Business Center. When it s time to relax, you have plenty of entertainment options with our pristine lake view pool and spa, miles of walking trails, authentic Alamo Steakhouse and Grill featuring bison steaks, Certified Angus beef, fresh seafood, and enjoy cable and movie channels on your in room 32-inch LCD HDTV. And for your convenience, there are microwave ovens, refrigerators, irons and ironing boards, lighted vanity mirrors, and hair dryers in every guestroom. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch Hotel Sarasota
- Sarasota Holiday Inn