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Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6231 Lake Osprey Drive, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Lakewood Ranch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Miami Beach, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
52 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
“What's not to like?"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2009

This is a nice friendly up-to-date Holiday Inn. The new decor is not what I would have chosen, but it works for a one-night stay. It is sort of retro to the '70s with olive, avocado and powder blue. Front desk was friendly and efficient. As others remark, nice new TVs, free wireless internet, nice pool area. Room was impeccably clean, no sign of any mold, mildew etc. Bed was one of the deep luxury models, a pleasure to sleep on.

Only minor exception I have is the through-the-wall a/c system which means the HVAC creates that wind tunnel noise common with these. Several other restaurants are located at this interchange so no reason to feel you must eat here. You can do far worse than this in Florida.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2009

If you have to stop on the road overnight it's Ok but thats about it. The in house restaurant was out of allot of items. We had to wait for the cook to come in for dinner service.6pm ? We just have Burgers which were overcooked small and overpriced. They have wedding Parties staying there we asked if they were in another area of the hotel told yes they were not. Need I say more. Checked out in the morning stayed down town.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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rferguson, Corporate Sales Director at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review, March 22, 2010
We are truly saddened by your disappointing stayat our Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch. We do our best exceed guest expectations in the hotel and in the Alamo Restaurant. We had a full hotel and a large webbing party in house that were not confined to one area of the hotel.
The fact that we sold all of our rooms did not give us many options to move anyone around.

The Alamo Steakhouse was also busy, as we started serving dinner at 4:30-10pm, fully staffed. We will identify who may have mentioned the staffing issues and use teh comments for further training.

We hope you will return to give us another chance to show why we were voted best Holiday Inn in N America in 2008!
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Boston
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2009

I chose this hotel because of other Trip Advisor reviews. Most Sarasota area hotels in February were on the more expensive side, but this hotel had a decent price. No breakfast was included, but the nice room, updated appearance and refreshing decor made up for it. It is about 20 minutes from the beaches and downtown, but we were right off of the highway, so it was convenient for our continuing trip up the coast. Plenty of free parking in a newly developed area that felt safe. Near restaurants, gas stations and a restful night's sleep. Enjoyed staying here and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2009

This was our 6th stay at this Holiday Inn and it was every bit as good as the previous 5. The interior has recently been remodelled so each room now has updated soft furnishings and nice flat screen TV.
The staff were as coutreous as ever, the facilities spotlessly clean at all times and the Alamo restaurant much above the normal standard of a hotel restaurant.

The hotel is easy to find and has a few restaurants within walking distance which is good (the Alamo - onsite, Stingray Grill -across the road and Chilis is just over the highway but still walking distance).

Tends to be favoured more by business travellers which is great if you like peace and quiet and the pool to yourself!

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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atlanta, ga
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2008

Great staff. Newly updated rooms, clean, comfortable bed, lg flat panel tv. Free internet in room and business center. Coupon for $ off restaurant purchases. Just off interstate, great location to shopping. Will be back!

Stayed December 2008, traveled on business
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Kissimmee, FL
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2008

Friendly staff, excellent location, clean, great room service, quiet, close to Siesta Key Beach, and unbeatable price.

Stayed July 2008
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South Deerfield, Massachusetts
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2008

I only stayed overnight on my way to visit relatives in central FL. Having stayed in several chain hotels for both business and pleasure, the was one of the best to date. The room was large and well appointed. Bathroom was huge and stocked with toiletries from the Body Shop. The free wifi worked easily and well, and the front desk staff very pleasant. I only wish I could have stayed longer!

  • Liked — Proximity to airport without being "at" the airport; clean, well-appointed rooms
  • Disliked — Walls a little thin - could hear kids running up and down hallways
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch

Address: 6231 Lake Osprey Drive, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240
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Location: United States > Florida > Lakewood Ranch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Lakewood Ranch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch 3*
Number of rooms: 128
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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