Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 85
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jcmitch Great location and setting, clean, comfortable and good value.
Everything about our stay was excellent. The grounds are very pretty, nice setting for the pool overlooking a lake, it was clean, and the bed was very comfortable!
May 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by caddyshack Chillin' In the Rain
Well, the hotel couldn't control the weather, but the staff did a wonderful job of helping us with directions and suggestions on how to spend our 'down time'...I wish every staff could be as knowledgeable and helpful as the folks at the Lakewood Ranch Holiday Inn.
May 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Max2233 Outstanding!
Great people and a great room. Would definitely come back!
May 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Florida14 Bad Light Switch
Great Hotel! Great Staff! Great Restaurant!
My only complaint is the motion sensor light switch by the door to the room. Every night the lights would turn on in the middle of the night and wake us up. Never got a complete night sleep during my 5 night stay. I would have to get up and go to the door of my room and manually turn off the light. Sometimes this would happen more than once a night. They should remove these and just have regular light switches.
April 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terilyn10 My home away from home when in Sarasota for business
I always stay at the Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch when on business in Sarasota. The rooms are clean, quiet and comfortable, and the staff is always helpful.
April 29, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by GRMJR Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch
We reserved a suite - perhaps the only suite - and it was a fine room - actually two rooms put together to make it a suite. The layout was fine - but in general - if this was the best room in the hotel - I would not be comfortable in a "regular room" - because - the rooms need updating - the carpets borders on being "sticky" - just a general lack of cleanliness. The staff are all great but they have no control over when and if the property in general needs to be updated - and it is time.
April 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CarlaCH Great staff~friendly and very accommodating
Very pleased with our overall experience. We had last minute reservations during spring break. We also had some very particular medical issues the hotel and staff took care of beautifully. Everyone very friendly and helpful. Would recommend and stay here again. We stayed 10 days and needed to do laundry, much to my amazement every washer and dryer worked properly. (I've stayed in more expensive places where they didn't).
My only recommendation would be for umbrellas at the pool in the afternoon for people that would actually like to escape the sun for a bit.
March 31, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TonyTony Decent Hotel, Great Resturant
I have stayed here in December and twice in the past month, and have to say it was less pleasant. First time, in December, I had 3 different hotel rooms in a 2 night stay. I was told as I checked in to "go check my tv and see if it works", which my reaction to this is, "if I'm paying you to stay here, you should check the tv before I get here". So I go to my first room and of course the tv didn't work, switched rooms. Second night the toilet leaked and flooded the bathroom.. Spoke with the front desk and they were nice enough to comp me 1 night and breakfast..
Now for my stay in March, My room wasn't ready when I arrived, had to wait 20-30 mins (not a big deal, but just disappointing), then after the first night housekeeping left the dirty towels in the bathroom, after the second night, they did not clean the bathroom well, and did not clean/restock the coffee pot or hotel supplies.
Now I know the hotel had no control over the following, but it didn't help my comfort, at the same time of my stay there was a high school sports team staying that brought in half the beach, there was sand everywhere, and they kept slamming doors all night. It was quite annoying
Now on the positive side, The Alamo Steakhouse restaurant onsite. The restaurant was fabulous, food tasted great and the service was outstanding. Had Amanda on several of my visits, and she was very accommodating. Even allowed us to come in and eat 10 mins before closing, which was wonderful after traveling all day..
I would probably stay up the street at the Holiday Inn Express next time, which I have to say is much nicer and around the same price.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sienna2 Convenient Location
The location of the Sarasota -Lakewood Ranch hotel is very easily accessed from I-75. Check-in was flawless and the hotel is spotless. We especially like the décor - aqua, green, and warm wood tones. Our stay was very pleasant.
March 25, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Cudsey Bed needs new mattress
The bed was very uncomfortable, I could feel my spouses every move, bed was hard.
The breakfast : waited about 10-15 mins to be seated and the restaurant was not full at the time.
Breakfast sandwich was terrible, muffin was not toasted, and the egg was overlooked
March 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by buffd185 outstanding service
the hotel staff are very friendly and go above and beyond. I had a taxi scheduled to drive me to the airport. there was an issue with the taxi and the Manager offered to drive me to the airport. without his help I would have missed my flight. All of the staff at this hotel are friendly and helpful.
March 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Greyhawk Clean and Friendly
Very clean and friendly staff! Also very accommodating! Steak house on site which is very good as well!
March 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LMS12 Beautiful hotel!
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for a wedding, and were very impressed by how pretty and clean the hotel was, especially the bathrooms! The staff were very accommodating and nice. The breakfast was amazing. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.
March 3, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by lakemama not the best, not the worst
terrible water pressure in showers. noise from the highway is evident in guest rooms.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Traveling old fogies beautiful area!
This Holiday Inn is located in a very exclusive and beautiful planned living development only minutes from Sarasota but away from the busy tourism. Our room overlooked Osprey Pond and we enjoyed a beautiful sunrise each day. There is a terrific seafood restaurant nearby ( in the shopping/ entertainment district of Lakewood Ranch) where we had the best clam chowder ever. We enjoyed this location so much that we extended our stay.
February 20, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by COLD CITY NOISY HOTEL
NICE HOTEL BUT...
WE WERE CHECKED INTO A ROOM THAT OVERLOOKED A SERIES OF VERY LARGE FANS THAT WERE QUITE NOISY. I WENT BACK TO THE FRONT DESK AND ASKED IF WE COULD CHANGE ROOMS. AFTER A LENGTHY BACK ROOM DISCUSSION WITH HIS BOSS THE FRONT DESK PERSON GAVE US ANOTHER. I DID NOT FEEL VERY GOOD. I FELT LIKE THEY WERE BREAKING SOME SORT OF RULE TO ACCOMMODATE MY REQUEST.
THE SECOND ROOM WAS OK AT FIRST. HOWEVER IT GOT WORSE IN THE EVENING. AT 11.30/12 PM KIDS WERE STILL RUNNING IN THE HALLWAY, SHOUTING, BANGING DOORS AND THE NEXT MORNING I WAS TOLD THAT WE WERE ON THE SAME FLOOR AS ABOUT 25-30 KIDS ON SOME SPORT TEAMS. FURTHERMORE, AT AROUND 4 IN THE MORNING DOORS STARTED BANGING AND PEOPLE STARTED TALKING VERY LOUDLY IN THE CORRIDOR. IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT THIS WAS ANOTHER CROWD GETTING READY FOR AN EARLY CHECK OUT( MAYBE TO THE AIRPORT).
I , OF COURSE, RAISED ALL OF THE NOISE ISSUES WITH THE FRONT DESK. THEY APOLOGIZED AND ADMITTED THAT IT IS NOT EASY WITH SPORTS TEAMS ETC. AS I WAS LEAVING I ASKED TO TALK TO THE FRONT DESK MANAGER AND FOUND OUT THAT THE PERSON I COMPLAINED TO WAS ACTUALLY THE FRONT DESK SUPERVISOR. SHE AGAIN APOLOGIZED AND OFFERED US A BREAKFAST COUPON.THE FASTBACK ( TAKE OUT) WAS NOT MUCH 9 WORTH $6) BUT I GUESS SHE FIGURED IT WAS TIME TO TRY AND DO SOMETHING.
IN MY VIEW THIS MAY HAVE BEEN THE WORT NIGHTS SLEEP IN OUR 3 WEEK HOLIDAY
February 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by begreen Great customer service and nice room!
My husband and I did a little "stay-cation" while the in-laws watched the kids. As sleep deprived parents we were hoping for a quiet morning sleeping in. When we arrived it became apparent that the hotel was a host hotel for a youth soccer tournament. When I went to check in, I jokingly asked the gentleman if we were on the same floor as all the kids. He must have seen the bags under our eyes and felt sorry for us, because he changed our room to the top floor where we had a beautiful view of the lake and a much needed *quiet* nights sleep. Both staff members at the front desk were very friendly and helpful, the room was very nice, very clean and the bed was comfortable. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to family and friends.
February 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David L H. Great location, clean facility and pleasant staff
We had never been to Sarasota, but trusted that a Holiday Inn would not be a disappointment. The location was great, the room clean and the Alamo restaurant was excellent. We were attending The Greater Faith Conference at Faith LIfe Church, and the hotel was only about a mile from the church. Everything made for a great week.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cheska Great Experience!
This was the first time staying at this Holiday Inn. Everything about this facility is first class. The Alamo Restaurant attached to the hotel was great as well. The food was cooked perfectly and the staff at both the bar and dining area were professional and pleasant.
We usually stay at Holiday Inns and this one was by far the best! My sister lives in the area and she was impressed as well and intends to recommend it to all. The other IHG facilities should use this as their model.
February 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CK55 Wonderful staff - lovely hotel
Stayed for 2 nights. staff were wonderful, very helpful and polite. The room was modern and clean - the bed was very comfortable.
The food in the Alamo restaurant was plentiful - lots of choices and the dishes we had were very tasty - good value for money. The staff in the restaurant were excellent and a credit to the establishment. Well done, guys! Will not hesitate to stay there again when we are next in the area.
The only negative comment would be the paper coffee cups in the room and the powdered creamer. Most hotels are doing the same, but it would be so nice to have coffee mugs and those little pots of milk - it would make such a difference.
February 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by carefree801 Great experience
We had a girl weekend. Beautiful room, very clean.
Had dinner at the bar. Great service and food.
Hope to go back next year.
A, K and L
January 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ScottishMinnie Consistenly excellent
We are regular visitors to this hotel and what impresses us most is the consistently attentive service and high standards of cleanliness and care displayed on all visits.
the on site restaurant is excellent, both in terms of the food on offer and the value.
The pool and fitness facilities are excellent and the front desk staff can be relied on to address even the smallest of problems.
the public areas are bright and airy and the rooms are spacious.
January 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ave71 Nice stop!
Decided to stay for four nights in Sarasota so picked this hotel in Lakewood Ranch. Everything as expected with excellent staff and lovely rooms.
Special mention to Vihdu in reception for her exceptional service!
January 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rob527 Great hotel with a cute pet.
We arrived after hunting shark teeth in Venice. I opened the blinds to jokingly tell my 7 year old that there was a giant alligator by the pond but to my surprise there was a 4 ft alligator sunning himself. I realized why the secure fence was around the pool.
The staff was very friendly and the restaurant had great steaks.
January 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hoof Great Service
We enjoyed the staff, room and the Alamo restaurant was awesome. On a new year holiday week everyone could not have been nicer. Thanks for a great stay!
January 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by favorst Great Location and Clean Rooms
Our soccer team stayed here for 3 nights during a soccer tournament. The rooms were very clean and maid service was excellent! The hotel staff was helpful whenever we had a question and were very tolerable of a group of 17/18 year old boys. We had a great experience!
January 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Queen Donna Great location
I loved how easy it was to get to this hotel from the freeway and how convenient the hotel was to so many things...eating and shopping. Staff was very friendly and helpful!
January 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terrgy Very pleasant stay
I recently came to this facility as part of a wedding party. The hotel was clean, well decorated, and pleasant to be in. The staff were uniformly friendly and helpful. The hotel restaurant had good food and good service. There is a beautiful lake behind the hotel with wild birds to look at. The hotel is located within easy reach of a large shopping center with several restaurants and a grocery store. Parking and internet access are free. I would definitely stay here again.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by atlantasusan Very Welcoming
We have stayed here is the past and this experience was by far more pleasant. The room was updated and very comfortable. The staff was inviting and helpful. Free coffee in the lobby in the AM.
We will be back.
Thank you for the hospitality.
December 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CaseyCam Best Hotel Ever!!
The room was absolutely beautiful! It looked and felt like a home instead of a hotel room. Our only complaint was we were only there for one day!
Jacuzzi is the bedroom! Couches are so comfy and so was the bed! Do not hesitate to stay at this fabulous hotel.
Staff only got 4 stars because the lady at the front desk was very unfriendly and unwelcoming. The rest of staff 5 stars!
December 4, 2013