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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 #9 of 48 hotels in Sarasota
Chelsea, Michigan
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Terrific Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

By far the best Holiday Inn I've stayed in... Clean, beautifully decorated rooms and professional staff at the front counter! We loved the large outdoor pool and hot tub/spa with a wonderful view of Florida nature. We will return!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Thanks so much for sharing your comments on Trip Advisor. We are truly Lakwood Ranch's best kept secret. Please come to see us again soon

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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We have visited Sarasota on several occasions but this was our first time at Lakewood Ranch and we were impressed by the area. The hotel's lobby was very open and spacious and we checked into our room early. We had a lake view room which was very pleasant, clean and comfortable. The only problem we encountered was the noise from the room above us at night which we endured for 3 nights but had to report to reception as it was still going on until 2.00 in the morning. We were a little upset that the only comment the receptionist made was that the guests in that room were checking out that day so we wouldn't have anymore problems! We did not let this stop us from enjoying our vacation and enjoyed good food and drinks offered at the restaurant where the service was also excellent. The hotel is in a lovely location, lots of shopping and restaurants within a short distance and an easy drive to the wonderful beaches of Sarasota. There is a new mall being built also and would love to return to the hotel as the location is just perfect. There is a pool area, however we did not use the pool as it was dirty but hey who needs a pool with the wonderful beaches within a few miles.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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 30, 2014
Thanks so much for sharing your comments on Trip Advisor. We are truly Lakwood Ranch's best kept secret. Please come to see us again soon

Rob Ferguson.
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I work in the hotel business and know a great one when I see it. The moment you walk in you notice the cleanliness of the lobby, you pass a housekeeper in the hallway and they always say hello with a smile, and the service in the restaurant is outstanding. The real star of the show however is the Front Desk Supervisor Christine Wade!!! I have never been treated with such kindness in all my years on this planet. My girlfriend and I had never been to the area before and she treated us like family. Christine is the finest example of a kind personal and an obvious professional. If I am ever even close to the area again I will stay here because of how well we were treated by Christine Wade.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thank you for your kind words! I will be sure to pass them along to Chris. It means so much to us when someone takes a moment to let us know how we are doing. I hope you will return soon

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Orlando, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

When I work in the area I always stay here even though a typical Holiday Inn is not my preference. This hotel is always very clean and the customer service is excellent. Even though it is close to the expressway I have never had any issues with outside noise. It is a very short drive to downtown from here and you will not get this kind of value anywhere around. There are several restaurants and stores within walking distance and the front desk is always very helpful when asked about where you should eat. If you are going to be staying in the area and you are looking for value over a picturesque view, this is the hotel you want to stay at.

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  • Stayed March 2014, 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, June 8, 2014
Thank you for your feedback. The area is certainly growing with dozens of restaurants and entertainment nearby. Did you make it over to Lakewood Ranch Main Street Shops and Restaurants? Its a great place to go while staying with us.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Nestled on the Southeast side of I-75 and University Parkway is this hidden gem of a hotel. The lobby is light and airy with plenty of places to sit together or apart, chat or catch up on a digital device. The restaurant and bar serve good food and drinks. The rooms are clean and comfortable and well-stocked with towels of all sizes. Most enjoyable are the professional people who work here. They are warm and friendly. You'll feel welcome and right at home here.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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, June 5, 2014
Thank you for your feedback. We love our guests and hope you will come back soon. We are very proud of our hotel and what we have to offer. The new University Town Center Mall will open next to us in October offering our guests many more restaurant and entertainment options

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Midland City, United States
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This little hotel in Sarasota Florida was just about like going to a luxury hotel. What a welcome respite to return to after 16 - 20 hours a day, 7 days a week while on assignment for a few months several years ago. I will never forget the inviting premises & the most interesting & enjoyable Alamo Restaurant on site that I was able to enjoy on Sundays. I do not do Holiday Inn any more unfortunately after over 10 years of devout loyalty to them when they did me wrong. However, I can say nothing but good about this little hotel in Sarasota, Florida & its Alamo Grill.

  • Stayed June 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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Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Nice modern hotel with everything you could want. A little on the outskirts of Sarasota,
but only about a 15 minute drive to downtown and then over the bridge to the beaches.

Staff were all very nice.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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, April 25, 2014
Thank you for your review. We are excited to announce that the New University Town Center Mall will be opening next to our hotel in October this year. It will add more restaurants and entertainment to our fantastic exit off I 75. Please come back to visit again

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 #9 of 48 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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