This is a GREAT hotel if you're visiting the area for either lacrosse, baseball or visiting Siesta Key (15min easy drive). We came in for the weekend for a lacrosse tournament at Lakewood Ranch and we were very pleased with our choice of staying here versus closer to the fields. The rooms are VERY clean! The hotel itself is VERY clean! We stayed in room 101 (first time ever on the first floor) and although we were by the pool door, laundry area, and outside door, we heard nothing all night long! The breakfast was AWESOME! Probably one of the best we've ever had while staying at a Holiday Inn. While it didn't start till 7am, we were out the door for our tournament by 6:45am and they allowed us to get an early breakfast before we left even though they were not ready for customers! The staff was AWESOME! One of the best groups of staff members we've ever experienced while staying at a hotel. And we stay at hotels throughout Florida on an average of 2weeks a month (no lie) during the summer. Thanks for a great stay Holiday Inn Express Sarasota! We will be back!