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Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Room was clean. Staff was pleasant. Hotel was convenient to shopping and beaches.

The staff were great. However, we were there to do a training for an organization who had selected the event at this hotel. The AV was a disaster on the second day. The sponsoring group said that the hotel had assured them that they would have someone there to help with the AV. However, although "Randy" did everything in his power to help, he is not an AV expert Randy was really helpful in everything, food for breaks, bartending, etc.. There were other staff who tried to help, but there was no one there with experience who could remendy the problems. It was horrible. One minute we had sound, the next we did not. The mike squealed. There was music coming through the speakers in the room which made it difficult for the participants to hear and concentrate. One minute we had video that had sound, the next we did not. We received terrible evaluations because the participants blamed us for the AV problems. I am sure that this harmed our excellent reputation as trainers. It was a nighmare..

Hotel is located in an upscale, newer area of Sarasota. There are plenty of shopping centers and restaurants close by and a mall is currently being built. Room was modern and tastefully decorated. The bed was even more comfortable than my bed at home. Choice of firm or soft pillows. Everything was clean. All affordable hotels on the beach were booked so we stayed here and went back and forth to Siesta Key and Bradenton Beach and the drive was not bad to either location. Only negatives I can think of is that the staff were not as friendly as they could be, there was quite a bit of noise that could be heard from adjacent rooms and the hall at night, and there is a pond right next to the hotel with alligators in it. Never saw one though and overall experience was great. Would stay here again.

This was a lovely place to stay. The room was clean and well appointed and staff very accommodating...especially David! We were very pleased.

The decor was great as was the view of the lake from the room. The hot tub and pool were fantastic and the staff were polite abd helpful . The only drawback was the location as it was a bit far from town ( we were there fir the film festival and had to go back and forth several times a day ) and thus had to get a rental car. The hotel's relatively high price for being out of the way from the city or the beach, along with the price of the rental car is what diminished (slightly ) the value. However, after all is said and done , we had a lovely stay and did not want to leave the hotel and return to New York !

Staff was friendly. Bedding was comfortable and room was clean.

Hotel was so-so. One little thing that bothered me was that the hallways had attractive carpets, but there were several spots where someone had spilled bleach on them and nothing had been done to correct this problem. Also, in our bathroom, the vinyl wall covering was peeling.

it was a pleasurable stay at the holiday inn hotel. Rooms were clean and comfortable and staff was incredible from front desk to maintenance service.

Convenient location Visited Sarasota and gulf coast cities

Holiday in Lakewood ranch was everything and even more than expected. The room was beautifully decorated and bathroom was luxurious. The beds were comfortable and very clean. Would definitely stay here again.

Hotel is very clean and nice, staff is friendly and prompt, restaurant has great food but limited choices especially for those with dietary restrictions. Rooms are spacious, clean, comfortable, and well designed. Great pool, spa, and fitness center. Quiet relaxing environment close to shops, dining, anything you need. Only improvements that could have been made were that carpets should be cleaned more thoroughly, some stains, one lamp did not work, and bath tub faucet was a bit loose causing not all of water to divert to shower. Very minor issues compared to perfection of everything else. Next time I would get a king size bed, no queens available, just doubles, not good for couples and would request a room not facing the parking lot. Would be worth paying extra for a bit of a view although the room facing the lot was quiet and we had no problems. No sounds heard from any neighbors.

Convenient shopping & restaurants close by. The room was very nice. Hotel restaurant was ok - the food was good but maybe a little over priced. You get a free drink with an entree but that didn't apply when you ordered a burger - which was too bad.

Great place to stay. Nice and quiet. Extremely clean. About 15 minutes from all the beaches, shopping, dining. Staff was very generous. Great price. We enjoyed our stay very much.

Very nice Holiday Inn. Room faced a very pretty lake, the bed was comfortable and the front desk staff were very nice. Stay away from the Alamo Grill. Far and away, the worst restaurant at a hotel ever.

Expected better

Awesome rooms with comfortable beds, fine bedding and a relaxed atmosphere that made our week stay enjoyable and worth repeating.

The location of the hotel was in a wonderful location-very nice area and close to everything. We take several trips a year to Florida-one usually in February and then again in September/October so we are familiar with the area. Lots of shopping and the beach was not that far away. We visited with friends who make Florida their home for six months out of the year.

One of the nicest hotels that we have stayed at in quite some time. Impressive for being a Holiday Inn. Alot of quality for the price.

convenient location for red sox spring training...Great location for Siesta Beach trips. Close to wonderful airport {SRQ}

The Holiday In at Lakewood Ranch is a very Green Space (No Smoking anywhere inside). From the time we walked in everyone was very friendly and the place was so clean from outside entrance all the way to your room. The room was very comfortable and bigger then we thought, the bathroom with its walk around shower (no doors) and big vanity. Small refirgator with mircowave and coffee pot. The rooms are set up for laptops, great desk area. The area that surrounds the hotel has great entertainment for everyone without driving hours. Our visit was great and we ae planning another trip to Sarasoto, Fl. in a couple of weeks and will definitly stay again. It was a great experience, 5 star

6231 Lake Osprey Dr Sarasota FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Main Street at Lakewood Ranch and Mall at University Town Center. This 128-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. On a lake, the hotel is also close to Nathan Benderson Park.


Dining

This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a steakhouse that specializes in American cuisine. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start your day off with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

The 128 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. LED TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Other standard amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and video-game consoles.


Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include 6 meeting rooms, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Bathtub

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch

Couples (12) Business (3) Family (6)
4

sarasota trip

Couples

Room was clean. Staff was pleasant. Hotel was convenient to shopping and beaches.

By on Jun 8, 2015

1

disaster

BusinessTravelers

The staff were great. However, we were there to do a training for an organization who had selected the event at this hotel. The AV was a disaster on the second day. The sponsoring group said that the hotel had assured them that they would have someone there to help with the AV. However, although "Randy" did everything in his power to help, he is not an AV expert Randy was really helpful in everything, food for breaks, bartending, etc.. There were other staff who tried to help, but there was no one there with experience who could remendy the problems. It was horrible. One minute we had sound, the next we did not. The mike squealed. There was music coming through the speakers in the room which made it difficult for the participants to hear and concentrate. One minute we had video that had sound, the next we did not. We received terrible evaluations because the participants blamed us for the AV problems. I am sure that this harmed our excellent reputation as trainers. It was a nighmare..

By on May 19, 2014

4

great home base for beaches

Families

Hotel is located in an upscale, newer area of Sarasota. There are plenty of shopping centers and restaurants close by and a mall is currently being built. Room was modern and tastefully decorated. The bed was even more comfortable than my bed at home. Choice of firm or soft pillows. Everything was clean. All affordable hotels on the beach were booked so we stayed here and went back and forth to Siesta Key and Bradenton Beach and the drive was not bad to either location. Only negatives I can think of is that the staff were not as friendly as they could be, there was quite a bit of noise that could be heard from adjacent rooms and the hall at night, and there is a pond right next to the hotel with alligators in it. Never saw one though and overall experience was great. Would stay here again.

By on Mar 25, 2014

5

great stay

Couples

This was a lovely place to stay. The room was clean and well appointed and staff very accommodating...especially David! We were very pleased.

By on Feb 23, 2014

3

best looking holiday inn with less than the best location.

Couples

The decor was great as was the view of the lake from the room. The hot tub and pool were fantastic and the staff were polite abd helpful . The only drawback was the location as it was a bit far from town ( we were there fir the film festival and had to go back and forth several times a day ) and thus had to get a rental car. The hotel's relatively high price for being out of the way from the city or the beach, along with the price of the rental car is what diminished (slightly ) the value. However, after all is said and done , we had a lovely stay and did not want to leave the hotel and return to New York !

By on Apr 13, 2013

4

clean, cheap and nice

Couples

Staff was friendly. Bedding was comfortable and room was clean.

By on Feb 25, 2013

3

just a holiday inn

Couples

Hotel was so-so. One little thing that bothered me was that the hallways had attractive carpets, but there were several spots where someone had spilled bleach on them and nothing had been done to correct this problem. Also, in our bathroom, the vinyl wall covering was peeling.

By on Oct 2, 2012

5

fantastic family getaway

Families

it was a pleasurable stay at the holiday inn hotel. Rooms were clean and comfortable and staff was incredible from front desk to maintenance service.

By on Aug 4, 2011

4

"fantastic family getaway

Couples

Convenient location Visited Sarasota and gulf coast cities

By on Mar 29, 2011

4

great location to outlet shopping

Families

Holiday in Lakewood ranch was everything and even more than expected. The room was beautifully decorated and bathroom was luxurious. The beds were comfortable and very clean. Would definitely stay here again.

By on Mar 12, 2011