Enjoyed our stay very much! The hotel is beautiful and inviting. We had a lovely view outside our window, made possible after a special request to David Dean, the front desk clerk. In fact, David couldn't have been more friendly, more helpful, or more happy to accommodate. Staff like David Dean makes the difference between a satisfactory stay and an outstanding one. We are planning more trips to Sarasota and we will definitely be staying at the Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch.