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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bradenton East-Lakewood Ranch

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great location close to the beach and to college. Very clean and friendly

Location is ok, but there is really only one place to eat nearby, everything else is a 5 minute drive. The hotel sits back away from the main road and is only identified by a small Holiday Inn sign. You have to trust the sign because you can't really see the hotel from the road. GPS may mislead you here since the area is an industrial area being built up. It's next to I-75, so if your rooms are on that side of the building, I can imagine you would be able to hear the interstate. Upon check-in, entering the room, there were no toiletries, and only minimal towels. Not a big deal, a quick call to the front desk and I picked those up the next time we came into the room. Next day we were a bit jet lagged so got a late start. Breakfast was good, and they have a neat pancake machine that automatically makes you 2 perfect pancakes. We left the room around 10 or so and were out all day long. Upon return, we found that the room had not been cleaned. No biggie, but we would need fresh towels by the next day for sure. I called and advised the front desk that our room would need service the next day. The next day we left again around 10:30 and found a slip under our door saying room service had come at 9 am and again at 10:20 am but that we had the do not disturb sign on the door, and housekeeping was closed for the day. Afterwards, our travel plans shifted to earlier departures and the room was cleaned everyday, although not vacuumed (it is Florida, sandy if you go to the beach)

Needed a room on a road trip, this place was very nice and clean

Very relaxing! My only comments would be the exersize area could use some free weights and the TV stations were very limited.

The rooms are very nice.The heated pool,jacuzzi and daily buffet breakfast were all great!If you have a rental car,it's a great location to start a trip to an attraction.The staff couldn't be more helpful and courteous!

Awesome! The desk clerk went beyond the call of duty to help.

Great time, friendly helpful staff. We will come back !!

Great experience. Felt very safe. Very spacious rooms. Great swimming pool. Good location.

We were pleased with the hotel - easy to get to - off the road and quiet. The breakfast each day was very good. The staff was very helpful and accomodating. Our room was clean and had plenty of everything we needed. Was surprised however that there was only one washer/dryer for a hotel with 4 floors. I would have thought they would have had one on each floor or a larger one with several washer/dryers. There was construction going on and had we known this I doubt that we would have booked this hotel. On Monday the 25th we were without water - guess the county had cut a waterline. There was no announcement made to let us know this had happened. We did not know that this until we got ready to turn on the water in the bathroom.

The Hotel was a little hard to find even with the GPS, but once there it was great,the breakfast was good and service was excellent.

Aside from dealing with the extensive exterior renovations that were underway, this hotel is certainly worth a look. It's not close to any restaurants, so driving out to eat is going to be inevitable. However, it is only a few tenths of a mile from the highway, so access to several restaurants and attractions is easy. The rooms are top notch and breakfast choices are great. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

We stayed here two nights. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't pleasant. Based on my room category, I expected to be in a renovated room. Some parts of the rooms appeared to be renovated, such as the bath vanity, but the new light was hung uneven. The carpets and furniture were dirty and worn. The bed pillows were smaller than most throw pillows. Construction workers were outside our window BEFORE 9 AM. There's just something creepy about having someone right outside your window when you're getting ready in the am. I'll avoid this hotel in the future and based on my experience here, I'll avoid other WIngates. Just too icky.

The front door area was under construction when we arrived so we had to use the side door. A little inconvenient but no big deal to us. We were greeted by a very friendly staff member at the desk and he checked us in quickly. When we got to the room we found that he had upgraded us to a suite at no charge. Our lucky day. The breakfast the next day was average but we had an earlier experience at another hotel that made us lerey of all things free. So average was acceptable. The location is a bit out of the way but that made it quieter. We will come back if in this area again.

Exterior renovation made for a more challenging access to the front door but it worked fine. Place is truly smoke free!!!!!! Also very quiet. Would love to go back and spend a week in retreat.

Clean, comfortable and easily accessible to the highway. I needed a place to sleep during travel and this was a great value.

A great place to stay. The room was spacious and comfortable; and, although I didn't partake in the free breakfast, it looked very inviting. I will definitely stay again.

Mattress was great, but fitted sheets would not stay in place. Maid service was understaffed and not well trained. We were left without toilet paper one morning. The breakfast bar was below average, with only fake omelets or biscuits and gravy most days, as the main choice. The manager and food service person did not show up for work Christmas Eve, but the front desk clerk (Collette) worked extremely hard to keep the breakfast buffet stock for everyone. The manager should be replaced, as he seems to have no desire to train his people or be on the job.

My husband and I have stayed at 4 to 5 star hotels all over the world. This Wingate is equally comfortable and room is luxurious. Will recommend to friends and we will return.

Very clean, great staff, clean pool and hot tub good breakfast with hot items. would have liked to been closer to the beach.

Convient to highways, quite rooms and very comfortable.

5464 Lena Road Bradenton FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Located within a mile (2 km) of Rosedale Golf and Country Club, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bradenton East-Lakewood Ranch is within 3 miles (5 km) of The River Club. This 78-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. University Park Country Club is also close to this Bradenton hotel.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is offered each morning.


Rooms

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bradenton East-Lakewood Ranch's 78 recently renovated rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Free local calls, safes, and ironing boards are also available.


Property features

Guests staying at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bradenton East-Lakewood Ranch enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Helpful staff can provide luggage storage and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Room options

Suite, Non Smoking

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Suite, Non Smoking

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bradenton East-Lakewood Ranch

Everyone (2) Couples (50) Business (9) Family (25) Other (6) Friends (5)
5

amazing

Everyone

Great location close to the beach and to college. Very clean and friendly

By , from los angeles on Aug 6, 2016

3

nearest hotel i could find to img

Everyone

Location is ok, but there is really only one place to eat nearby, everything else is a 5 minute drive. The hotel sits back away from the main road and is only identified by a small Holiday Inn sign. You have to trust the sign because you can't really see the hotel from the road. GPS may mislead you here since the area is an industrial area being built up. It's next to I-75, so if your rooms are on that side of the building, I can imagine you would be able to hear the interstate. Upon check-in, entering the room, there were no toiletries, and only minimal towels. Not a big deal, a quick call to the front desk and I picked those up the next time we came into the room. Next day we were a bit jet lagged so got a late start. Breakfast was good, and they have a neat pancake machine that automatically makes you 2 perfect pancakes. We left the room around 10 or so and were out all day long. Upon return, we found that the room had not been cleaned. No biggie, but we would need fresh towels by the next day for sure. I called and advised the front desk that our room would need service the next day. The next day we left again around 10:30 and found a slip under our door saying room service had come at 9 am and again at 10:20 am but that we had the do not disturb sign on the door, and housekeeping was closed for the day. Afterwards, our travel plans shifted to earlier departures and the room was cleaned everyday, although not vacuumed (it is Florida, sandy if you go to the beach)

By , from Global Traveller on Jul 15, 2016

5

clean rooms

Couples

Needed a room on a road trip, this place was very nice and clean

By on Dec 4, 2014

5

pleasant

Couples

Very relaxing! My only comments would be the exersize area could use some free weights and the TV stations were very limited.

By on Aug 25, 2014

4

a really nice place to stay

Couples

The rooms are very nice.The heated pool,jacuzzi and daily buffet breakfast were all great!If you have a rental car,it's a great location to start a trip to an attraction.The staff couldn't be more helpful and courteous!

By on Mar 11, 2014

5

great experience

BusinessTravelers

Awesome! The desk clerk went beyond the call of duty to help.

By on Oct 10, 2013

4

fun stay !

Families

Great time, friendly helpful staff. We will come back !!

By on Mar 30, 2013

5

all the comforts of home

Singles

Great experience. Felt very safe. Very spacious rooms. Great swimming pool. Good location.

By on Mar 26, 2013

4

good place to stay

Families

We were pleased with the hotel - easy to get to - off the road and quiet. The breakfast each day was very good. The staff was very helpful and accomodating. Our room was clean and had plenty of everything we needed. Was surprised however that there was only one washer/dryer for a hotel with 4 floors. I would have thought they would have had one on each floor or a larger one with several washer/dryers. There was construction going on and had we known this I doubt that we would have booked this hotel. On Monday the 25th we were without water - guess the county had cut a waterline. There was no announcement made to let us know this had happened. We did not know that this until we got ready to turn on the water in the bathroom.

By on Feb 27, 2013

5

travel to warmer location

Couples

The Hotel was a little hard to find even with the GPS, but once there it was great,the breakfast was good and service was excellent.

By on Feb 25, 2013