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Sydney, Australia
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162 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2013

Overnight business trip, well appointed rooms, fresh decor, Attended a business dinner in hotel, very well done, very attentive staff. Tasteful decor in public areas. Only negative was that closer detail need to be paid to cleanliness in shower stall.

Thank Rosemary040
rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and positive comments. We use a dark grout in our showers which can be mistaken for a dirty shower. We are very sensitive about being a very clean hotel so I would like to hear from you if you get a free moment. We want to make sure rectify the situation. Sincerely, Rob Ferguson More 

Houston, Texas
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160 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2013

We stayed at the Holiday Inn for a family wedding. The room prices were impressive. It was just over 100 dollars for a nice suite on the 5th floor. The room was very nicely decorated and made for a very comfortable visit. Loved that it was a true suite with a separate bedroom. My only disappointment with the room was... More 

Thank happywanderer1
rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We have 4 executive suites one having the spa in the bedroom portion, one with 2 double beds, and one handicap accessible suite. All have a wonderful corner view of Lake Osprey. I hope you had a great time in Sarasota Rob Ferguson More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2013

I needed to book a room near Lakewood Ranch/University Pkwy because of an early morning business meeting. There were several choices at this particular Interstate exit. I picked the HI primarily based on prior reviews, hoping for a superior experience. Positives were nice decor, more upscale than I expected, and a pleasant staff. It was also good to have an... More 

Thank stpetebeth
rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review

stpetebeth, We are so sorry you did not have a great stay with us. We do keep the fitness center open longer at night than the pool as we try to prevent outside noise from reaching the guest rooms. We spend a great deal of time watching the rates of our competitors. We are usually the best value in the... More 

Manhasset, New York
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40 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

I was recently booked as a guest in the Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at the rooms and lobby of this Holiday Inn. It bucked the trend of tried and drab HI of the past. While it should not be confused with a proper full service hotel, it was a very pleasant upper... More 

Thank Stewart J
rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I hope you had the chance to experience many of our services offered including fitness center, outdoor pool/ spa, restaurant/bar open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service. Should you need to host a meeting, we offer a full banquet kitchen and staff, up to 7 meeting rooms and a full sales... More 

Englewood, NJ
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2013

I was surprised I was in a Holiday Inn. I went here for a seminar and everything was as it should be. The lobby has been renovated and I recommend this place if you need to be in Sarasota! The location was fine for what I needed and there were a number of decent restaurants nearby.

Thank Ricky347
rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review

Ricky 347, Thanks for staying with us and for the great review. We are back into the 80s almost 90 so please come back this winter! Rob Ferguson More 

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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013

This is a nice facility. They have ONE jacuzzi suite and it's pretty spectacular. It's on the top floor, on a corner at the end of the hall and the jacuzzi is IN THE BEDROOM. The living/dining area is very spacious. The bed was luxurious. There's also a weird shower-closet type thing that you'll just have to see for yourself.... More 

Thank DrSeventies
rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great comments. The suite is really sweet! Please call us to let us know about your housekeeping issue and we want to correct it asap. if you are not up for the suite, most of our rooms overlook Lake Osprey. Please return soon! Rob Ferguson More 

Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Last week I had friends fly in from out of town and I was showing them around Sarasota. We decided to stop by the Alamo Steakhouse for a few drinks. I was so impressed with the customer service and happy hour specials that my friends and I returned the following evening. The bartender (Bruno), and the manager on duty (I... More 

Thank Ari Z
rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for your wonderful comments. I hope you will try our excellent burgers, prime rib or step out to a bison filet and gator bites! Sincerely, Rob Ferguson More 

Miami, Florida
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

This hotel was chosen because of its location, near a multi-day racing event I was competing in, and budget-wise price. It was an excellent choice that I would book again in a minute. Rooms attractive and clean with a mini-refridge. Service excellent at the desk and in the adjacent restaurant. Lots of good quality, friendly and inexpensive restaurants (not chains)... More 

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rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review

Miamirower, Thanks for your positive feedback. I hope you had a great day at Nathan Benderson Aquatic Park. As the crow flies, we are about the closest hotel. We love having the rowing teams! I hope you will return to see us in the near future Rob Ferguson More 

Warwickshire, UK
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142 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We booked this hotel on laterooms.com for an overnight near Sarasota. Upon arrival, checkin was was nice and friendly. Our room was booked for 2 adults and 3 kids so we confirmed with the receptionist that a rollaway mattresses had been put in the room. She told us yes. When we got to the room, surprisingly there was no rollaway!!... More 

Thank Roy K
rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review

We are so sorry we did not exceed your expectations. It is difficult to get a rollaway into a room with 2 beds so we don't recommend it. I am sorry it was not presented to you correctly or professionally. We would like to have more details on your stay. If you get a chance, please call our GM at... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Couldn't find anything wrong with this Holiday Inn except that it was far from the airport. Otherwise everything was great. We went to visit my brother in law who was in hospice. The breakfasts were very good with a large selection which was a help for us. People were friendly.

Thank faintruly44
rferguson, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, responded to this review

Thanks faintruly44 We appreciate your feedback. Yes, we are 7 miles from Sarasota/ Bradenton Airport and about an hour from Tampa. The taxi service in the area is pretty reliable so that is probably the most efficient way to get to us. Please come back to see us! More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch

Address: 6231 Lake Osprey Drive, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240
Region: United States > Florida > Lakewood Ranch
Price Range: $138 - $364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch 3*
Number of rooms: 128
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“Get a view of the water”
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“If you are planning an extended stay, spring for the king suites...they are well worth it!”
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“We were on 3rd floor overlooking car park but still no noise could be heard”
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“Make reservations way ahead of your stay. Tourist season makes this place a plum property.”
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