Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 97
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by beaner0509 Internet Service and Desk Chair
Occasionally I would lose my connection to the internet. This seemed to occur when I first logged in directly without the Holiday Inn login screen appearing first to ask for the access code. Once I disconnected and tried again the Holiday Inn login screen would appear and I was able to enter the code and resume my internet access. This happened more often during the second week of my stay.
The desk chair was very low for me even when I raised the height to the maximum. I had to use the occasional pillow on top of the chair in order to comfortably use my laptop.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DavidNJ Enjoyed Lakewood Ranch location
Short distance to Interstate for ease traveling to attraction in the Sarasota area. Hotel is attractive. The pool was excellent w/ myself and family having it to ourself 90% of the time over five day stay. Would return. We stayed on pointbreaks . reserved two rooms and they gave us adjoining rooms with a great view of the lake.
August 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by satisfiedguest! Great hotel!
I loved my stay at the hotel, even though I just spent the night and did not enjoyed much more than the room and the really comfortable bed :-)
The hotel is beautiful, the rooms are big enough and both the room and bathroom were very clean.
Although, when getting ready to leave, my husband had to look under the bed for keys and we ended up finding a shoe - not mine! - and some used cups. It surprised me because the rest of the room, bathroom and hotel in general were very clean.
I would come back anyway and will recommend the hotel to friends and family!!
July 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nukechief'swife Stay for play
We stayed at this hotel for a leisure event. We were having a good time in our room until we had a noise complaint. Overall it is a nice place to stay. And close to the restaurants.
July 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JeffyT Great location and nice properly
Stayed here for 4 nights and even though a older property it is updated and looks great. Only ate breakfast there but it was good and the restaurant has a nice layout. Rooms where comfortable... I stay at a lot of properties and would definitely go back here!
July 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by emersonp Nice relaxing stay
Comfortable room and bed and great layout in the bathroom. Pleasant stay - check in and out was easy and simple. The breakfast buffet was a good value. The views at the back of the hotel are very nice.
July 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Keith C Friendly helpful staff, and excellent hotel
Good location near Interstate but quiet environment.
Staff extremely helpful, nothing seemed too much trouble.
The hotel is very spacious, with a very attractive foyer unusual for a HI (the foyer wouldn't be out of place in an IC). The rooms are a good size, and the microwave and refridgerator are a big plus. The restaurant prices were very reasonable, and main meals are comparable in quality with upper mid-scale restaurants.
The only drawback is the pool being rather small, and could be an issue with high occupancy. Plenty of room to expand the pool - hint to corporate.
July 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thepointsguy2000 An excellent hotel
Our family really enjoyed taking advantage of the point break at this excellent hotel. We also enjoyed the ribeye steaks at the on property restaurant Alamo Steakhouse and Grill where kids eat free! Looking forward to our next visit!
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Willbo Mr
My wife and I would rate our stay (In on June 1, 2014 and out on June 4, 2014) as excellent.WLH
June 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cpex Wonderful staff and service; clean and secure
The staff were all wonderful from the front desk to the restaurant to housekeeping. The rooms were extremely clean and well furnished and everything worked fine. The safe and friendly atmosphere made my stay a very comfortable and wonderful experience. I would recommend the Holiday Inn Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch to everyone...you will not be disappointed.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by geoffjenni Great experience and added to our successful business trip
Great location. Easy to get to Tampa, Sarasota, Lakewood. Clean and accommodating.
June 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Val L Felt Welcomed, Room Clean, Will Return
We've stayed here before and the reason we return is simple: the rooms are clean and comfortable and the people at the hotel, restaurant and bar are friendly and professional.
One of the things I enjoy is the lobby in the morning (silly, right?). It is laid out well, coffee is available early, tables are designed for devices and there is plenty of natural light.
I recommend staying here primarily because the folks here and the hotel itself are consistently good.
June 3, 2014
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