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“An Amazing Family Reunion” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6231 Lake Osprey Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240   |  
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Ranked #13 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
Eldersburg, Maryland
1 review
“An Amazing Family Reunion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

My Wife's extended Family came for a Reunion at the hotel and could not have been happier with the results. Besides the great rooms, Katie (Catering Director), Rob (Director of sales), and the service staff made our event a magical evening. Great food, great service, and a great atmosphere. I'd recommend this hotel to anybody visiting the Sarasota area.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
OMG,
Your family are the nicest people on this planet! Thanks sooo much for the kind words! We miss having you here already. You allowed our staff to shine and thanks for trying out the Alamo Steakhouse here at the hotel for at least a few meals.

Katie and I will never forget the stories from New York Hotels. Please come to see us soon!

Rob Ferguson
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We were here for an overnight stay. I didn't expect much it being a Holiday Inn - many of my past experiences in Holiday Inn's throughout the USA have been mediocre at best (if anything, I try to avoid them and stay at a Marriott or Hilton). To my delight, the hotel and rooms were immaculate and decor up to date. The check in area and front sitting area had a vibe like a W Hotel. The rooms had nice TV's and toiletries from Body Shop - nice touch. I would definitely stay here again if I happen to be in the area. An added bonus, the Alamo restaurant had great food (4 of us had dinner, delicious prime rib dinners and pinot noir).

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Thank You for your positive comments. I will be sure to pass them along to the rest of the staff. Not a week goes by without hearing... "WOW this is a Holiday Inn!. With the Holiday Inn brand relaunch a few years ago, many of the older, underperforming Holiday Inns lost their flag as many new Holiday Inns were built.

I hope you will return to see us soon.

Rob Ferguson
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redmond, wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We loved the Holiday Inn at Lakewood Ranch. Updated, clean, very nice décor! Great location. Very helpful staff. Very good attached restaurant and right next door to the Lucky Pelican Seafood Restaurant! Kudos!

Room Tip: Could not rate the spa because we didn't use it but I am sure it is wonderful just like everyth...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Hello,
Thas thank you so much for the wonderful review! I hope you will be back soon. I just wanted to point out that many hotels clain to offer a free breakfast as we all no, there is no such thing as a free breakfast!

We offer several rate plans including the lowerst rate, a rate including breakfast, and we have a package that includes dinner. So the choice is yours, not the hotel's.

Please let me know if I can help you find these choices

Rob Ferguson
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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The hotel had a very appealing look outside and in. The lobby was spacious and inviting with a waterfall. Early checkin was painless. The room was impeccable. The bathroom had a toilet alcove which I have never seen before. The only slight negative was that there was no complimentary breakfast but the on-site restaurant was great and the price fair. The room price was a slight bit high but not horrible. I would stay here again. There were other restaurants and entertainment in the immediate area, as well.

Room Tip: We stayed on the fifth (top) floor and it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We found the staff very friendly and helpful. It was very convenient to have the restaurant in the hotel and the food was excellent and service outstanding. You are very fortunate to have Brenda the waitress. She is a model for excellence in customer service, very pleasant disposition and quick service. Of particular note was the cleanliness of the exterior and interior of the property. The rooms were a good size and well laid out. The beds were very comfortable. The maids did a very good job of cleaning the room each. Staff at the front desk were very welcoming and helpful.
The location is very convenient, right off the I 75.

Paul & Carolyn Edwards
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sebring, fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

the hotel looked like it was new, everything was in excellent shape, the restaurant has breakfast, lunch and dinner. Prices were fair. The location was great as there are several other good restaurants within walking distance.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We loved seeing the rocking chairs on both sides of the front door. The lobby also has a "Welcome In" feeling. The lobby has a sitting area that is great for just catching up with people.

The check-in process was nice and efficient and friendly!

The room was nice and spacious. Temperature was great. The bed and pillow selection (soft & firm) were great The room was very quiet. I had a great night's sleep.

Close to many restaurants. We ate dinner at Pincher's. Very good food and fun.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Thank you so much for your valued feedback. I had to chuckle as our GM was just outside, helping our mainenence department to pressure wash the exterior entrance! He is a hands on kind of guy!
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you willl return soon.

Rob Ferguson
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch Hotel Sarasota
Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch Hotel
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Sarasota Holiday Inn
Address: 6231 Lake Osprey Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240
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Location: United States > Florida > Sarasota
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch 3*
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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