Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 104
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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jojo02 CLEAN
AS ALWAYS A NICE STAY ,WOULD STAY AGAIN , NICE POOL AND CLEAN ROOMS
November 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ruth7 Sparkling Clean, Excellent Service
I have nothing but good things to say about our stay at this hotel. Staff was very helpful and pleasant, room was sparkling clean and very comfortable. Beds were very good. I would definitely stay here the next time I am in Sarasota
November 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kristy22 Excellent
Wonderful place very clean. The restaurant food was great.
doe one very tall & thin waiter not very good on her job impression
She did not want to be their. coffee cold and disappear come back
to give check.
November 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ChipperP HI Lakewood Ranch
Had a huge mixup regarding a wedding party that I reccommended they use this hotel. After about 30 people made a reservation...I found out that the price they paid was $5 more per night than the holidayinn web site...I was slightly miffed as I had steered people that way. I sought out the GM....Dale...and he not only matched the internet price...but made it $5 dollars cheaper (or a total of $10 less per night than the wedding party guest were paying. He made everything right and I truly appreciated his efforts!!
November 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by miami87 great location and restaurant
Overall I had a good experience at this hotel. The location was perfect for my business trip and the room was spacious, clean, well appointed and had wireless internet. Staff were friendly. Unfortunately the guests using the pool deck and hot tub generated a lot of noise late at night.
November 20, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bettyboop123 Disappointed
This hotel was a disappointment. It was one of four which we stayed at during a recent trip to Florida and was the only one which we would avoid in future.
On arrival and departure, we found the front desk staff both unwelcoming and verging on the rude.
Whilst hotel and room pleasantly decorated, our room held a bad smell - this appeared to be due to the air emanating from the air conditioning unit.
In comparison to our experience of similar type hotels, we were disappointed, particularly as it was slightly more expensive than others on offer.
November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amneris It do not feel like a hotel, feels like home
The reception staff couldn't have been more helpful - from changing a room that didn't really fit our requirements to help us with all we need. We always chose Holiday Inn Hotel because you feel like at home.
November 13, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Threeseas Couldn't Smell the Roses
We loved everything about our visit to this hotel except for the smell of the room. I informed the front desk that the AC was not draining properly and everything in the room was damp. She said she would notify the handyman and have the problem solved. When we returned to the room later that day and found that the AC was set at 63 to solve the problem. That just didn't work. The room remained damp the entire visit and no matter how high we put the AC it still smelled musty. My wife experienced head aches and stuffiness the entire time we were in the room which contributed to poor sleep. I briefed the manager about our displeasure at checkout and he told me that if the problem was the AC drain, "a puddle would have been on the floor." I live in the south and know when an air conditioner is not pulling moisture out of the air as it should. Turning the temperature up isn't the answer.
October 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jher86 Great Hotel
I wanted to thank the staff at the Holiday Inn Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch for being so helpful during my stay. I loved the hotel and the amenities and look forward to visiting Sarasota again.
October 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kathy119 great everything
the hotel was beautiful and the front desk staff was very helpful!!!! I would highly recommend this property!!!!!
October 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gbcb Nice Hotel with Spacious rooms
Very nice hotel. The onsite restaurant is a plus. We had breakfast and the service and food were both great. It looked like they had a decent dinner menu. The room was spacious with a refrigerator. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. I will definitely stay here again.
October 16, 2013