We've stayed at this hotel at least five times in the past eleven years. We love the place. We were especially surprised on this visit; the hotel has been totally upgraded. It was good before, but it is outstanding now.
Great décor, good customer relations and a good atmosphere. One unique feature of the hotel is its proximity to a pond just behind the property (part of the property, really.) There is a sign just in front of the pond which indicates that there may be alligators in the area. Believe the sign. We saw several small alligators near and in the pond. They don't bother you, but are a nice touch, especially for those folks from other parts of the country.
One little item which does not affect our review, but to which hotel management may want to pay attention, is one bartender whose attitude could use some improvement.
- 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