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“Rooms for our of town guests attending our daughter's wedding.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch

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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 #10 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
Tampa, Florida, United States
1 review
“Rooms for our of town guests attending our daughter's wedding.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We choose this hotel for our out of town guests to stay at for our daughter's wedding. A total of 12 rooms were booked there. Everyone raved about the hotel and the food in the restaurant. Breakfast was included with each room for only $10 more and everyone seemed to appreciate that. The hotel is close to restaurants, shopping, the interstate, and the location of my daughter's wedding. Everyone also liked the pool. I am very glad that we choose it.

PS I saw in one review that they said that they could not find anything to eat at 10 pm on a Friday night. There are restaurants across the street open that late and if you go down University, there are many restaurants still opened. :)

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
We really enjoyed having your group with us! Thank you so much for your positive feedback and information on the restaurants. It really is a great area for restaurants and entertainment. I hope you will return soon

Rob Ferguson
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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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San Antonio, TX
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

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.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Thank you so much for the great comments and for continuing to return to the Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch. We are so proud of our hotels and our pets out back! I really appreciate the feedback regarding the restaurant. We made a staffing change recently and I believe the problem has been solved.

Rob Ferguson
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Gilbert, AZ
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

I usually stay at Hilton's, but on this trip the training camp I was attending made my reservations. I personally would of never chosen a Holiday Inn. But let me tell you this hotel was as nice as any Hilton I have ever stayed at. The front desk was helpful and friendly. The lobby is nice and comfortable. It's a busy place in the morning, lots of areas to have meetings.
My rooms was so clean, nicely decorated. The bed was comfortable. My room was by the elevator and it was still really quiet.
I was not impressed with the Allamo restraunt in the hotel, for dinner, but there breakfast and lunch was pretty good.

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Roses8,

Thank you for your positive comments regarding our Lakewood Ranch Holiday Inn. I hope you will return and give us another opportunity to WOW you in the Alamo Steakhouse.
If you get a chance, can you email me the details of your dinner? We are anxious to resolve these issues as we are a local favorite restaurant as well as a hotel amenity.

Thanks again

Rob Ferguson Robert.ferguson@hilr.com
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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26 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Nice property in Lakewood Ranch area, close to restaurants, shopping, and the interstate. Hard to find anything to eat after 10pm though, and it was a Friday night when I checked in. Hard to tell the differences of rooms on the website do ask.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
WOW, thank you so much for the positive comments and selecting the Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch
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Orange Park, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

My husband and I stayed here over the Memorial Day weekend. This hotel was more than we expected for the price. The decor is very nice, the beds were comfortable, and the pool area overlooked the lake - so much better than looking at the parking lot! The hotel staff was very pleasant and accommodating. We had breakfast at the restaurant and it was very good. This area has seen a good deal of development over the last few years so there are shopping/dining options, plus it was an easy drive to Siesta Key beach. It also has a wide veranda with rocking chairs and outdoor ceiling fans, which I thought was a nice touch. Great place!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, June 13, 2013
WOW, thank you so much for the positive comments and selecting the Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

This Inn is has it all. Yes, it is bigger then your average Holiday Inn with resturant and nice decorated lobby!

The rooms have decent space and well decorated with some furnishings that need updating. Slept very well aside from a pillow that almost makes you want to sleep without it. Aside from that, it's well located - friendly greeters! Will be back !

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, May 21, 2013
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we really appreciate you positive comments. We know you have alot of choices so selecting our hotel for your visit to Sarasota means the world to us

Rob Ferguson
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Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I was there for a week on business. Everyone on property was great; the room was clean and comfortable. The Alamo Steakhouse is amazing (I recommend the gator bites)! Make sure to stop by the lake outside to see the alligators too! Great place for business or vacation, the area around is really nice.
Thanks for the great week Holiday Inn- Lakewood Ranch Staff- you guys rock!

  • Stayed April 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, May 1, 2013
Thank you for your positive feedback. We had great fun with your group. I have we can see you again soon.

Rob Ferguson
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Address: 6231 Lake Osprey Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 #10 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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