7 Top-Rated Hotels in Lakewood Ranch, Florida

September 30, 2022 Jeremy Dunfee

Discover the best hotels in Lakewood Ranch, Florida including EVEN Hotel Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch, an IHG Hotel, Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota / Lakewood Ranch, Hyatt Place Sarasota / Lakewood Ranch, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bradenton East-Lakewood Ranch, an IHG Hotel, EVEN Hotel Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch, an IHG Hotel, Fairfield Inn & Suites Sarasota Lakewood Ranch, Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area.
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1. EVEN Hotel Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch, an IHG Hotel

6231 Lake Osprey Drive, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240
Excellent
45%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 319 reviews

EVEN Hotel Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch, an IHG Hotel

New EVEN Hotel Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch. Located next to the new UTC Mall and Restaurants, Nathan Benderson Aquatic Park and Premier Sports Campus. This new wellness brand features fitness equipment in each room, state of the art fitness studio, lakefront pool and spa and the Cork and Kale Restaurant and Bar. Experience wellness on your terms with most comfortable bedding package offered by IHG including Eucalyptus sheets to keep you cooler, fire pit, flavored water stations, and complementary calming tea before bed. With over 65 restaurants within 3 miles and the Sarasota Airport within 7 miles, you won't find a better location in the Sarasota/ Bradenton/ Lakewood Ranch area. With 2,500 sq. ft. of meeting space, we can customize you meeting or meal function with ease.

Horrible room experience

Reviewed By happy928s

Called the hotel the morning of 3/14/22 to see if I could check-in at 2p. Front Desk said room was ready for my arrival. Was actually late and arrived at hotel at 4p. Check-in process was a little long with only one agent checking in a line guests. Was assigned room 258. Arrived at room and door was open, all the lights on, AC off, refrigerator door open with several yogurts inside. The bed was made but pillow cases were extremely, wrinkled and looked slept on and the comforter was dirty/stained. I called FD and they left me on hold for more than 10 minutes. I finally hung up and went down to the desk. They apologized and assigned me room 238. Went to new room. Door was locked and upon entry, seemed ok. Went to sit on bed and when I pulled the comforter down, I found the sheets were stained. They may have been washed, but the stains were so bad, the sheets should have been thrown out. Further examination showed very dirty bathroom floors. I called FD and they sent Housekeeping up to change the sheets and clean the floors. All around a very bad first impression. Will not be staying at an Even hotel again.

2. Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota / Lakewood Ranch

8565 Cooper Creek Blvd, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34201-2080 1 (855) 605-0317
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 873 reviews

Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota / Lakewood Ranch

Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch is in a premiere location giving its lodgers great access to some of the best shopping, golfing, and entertainment in the state. We are directly across the street from one of the country's best shopping malls located directly off I75 just a short ride from downtown Sarasota. On site we have a year-round heated pool with a whirlpool tub as well as other amenities you would expect at a Hampton Inn such as a 24 hour business center, fitness center, meeting room, and a snack shop. In our rooms we have our comfortable Hampton Inn bed with a work desk in all rooms in our upgraded rooms we provide a little more room to stretch out and even offer a king study or a studio suite whatever room you choose its backed by the Hampton Inn Guarantee.

Repeat visit to this grand hotel. Great proximity to interstate, restaurants, and shops!

Reviewed By NCIndependent

This was our second visit to this area to visit family and this hotel has a lot going for it -- central location near restaurants, the interstate, shops, friendly staff and atmosphere, exceptionally clean and modern guest rooms and public areas. Once again, we felt welcomed by the reception desk and rest of the staff each day as we had during our first visit last year. However, some suggested areas of improvement: 1. If snacks are from 5 - 7 p.m., have them out on time. Only happened once in a week. 2. Remind us at check-in we could have received more bottled water as Hilton Honors members, and 3.Last, but not least! Eliminate the little slips of paper that were strewn all over the hallway each day (a week for us) from the new General Manager. We felt they were a waste. If they are left on doors, they don't stay there and litter the hallway. (What if you are handicapped and cannot bend to pick it up?) Not a good image/perception, at least for us. This did not happen last time we stayed and we felt just as welcome without the litter in the hallway when you opened your door each morning. Only good as scrap paper since pens and notepads are no longer provided in rooms (perhaps because of the pandemic?). Consider alternatives, e.g., a Welcome placard/tent card on the desk in each room with the same message from the GM with her contact info should suffice, and/or have a board (electronic or otherwise) by the elevators or by the breakfast room where you can post the daily forecast and who is serving breakfast, and a daily message from the GM. We've seen this done at other hotels, conference centers, and cruise ships. You are modern in every way ... come into the 21st Century with that gesture too.

3. Hyatt Place Sarasota / Lakewood Ranch

6021 Exchange Way, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202-5299
Excellent
70%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 463 reviews

Hyatt Place Sarasota / Lakewood Ranch

Discover the essentials Hyatt Place Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch Located in the heart of Lakewood Ranch, between Sarasota and Bradenton, this 5 story building is conveniently situated by Interstate 75 right off the University Parkway exit. Offering the most spacious hotel accommodation in Sarasota and Manatee counties along with dazzling upscale dining options and sports activities, Hyatt Place Saraso

Family Getaway

Reviewed By Katrina B

Overall, this was a very nice hotel. I love the location relative to the mall, grocery stores, and restaurants. The rooms are spacious. The pool area is nice with a cabana. I would strongly recommend this hotel.

4. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bradenton East-Lakewood Ranch, an IHG Hotel

5464 Lena Rd, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211-9448
Excellent
66%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 370 reviews

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bradenton East-Lakewood Ranch, an IHG Hotel

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bradenton East - Lakewood Ranch area offers the latest in hotel style and amenities to make your vacation or business trip a success. Located directly off of I-75 at exit #217 State Road 70 East, the hotel is within minutes from a wide array of business and leisure destinations including Ellenton Outlets, the luxurious Gulf Beaches, St. Armands Circle, the Premier Sports Campus, Nathan Benderson Park, Myakka State Park, championship level golf courses, and Lakewood Ranch Community. Numerous restaurants are also located nearby. The 24-hour front desk staff at our Bradenton hotel is always ready to assist you during your stay. Start your morning with a free hot breakfast, including eggs, sausage and bacon. Read through current events with a free copy of USA Today. Stay connected to friends and colleagues using our free Wi-Fi internet access. Get your heart beating in our fitness center, or unwind and relax in our outdoor pool!

Excellent stay

Reviewed By fave1632

Very clean hotel, was very pleased with front desk lady Margaret, she was very friendly The lady at the breakfast bar during our stay there was very friendly every morning and always greeted us with a smile every morning, We noticed one morning at breakfast that she was laughing and teasing over a special juice blend she makes- it was nice to be around such friendly atmosphere The food was always fresh and hot Room was clean Enjoyed our stay allot Would recommend to anyone

5. EVEN Hotel Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch, an IHG Hotel

6231 Lake Osprey Drive, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240
Excellent
45%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 319 reviews

EVEN Hotel Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch, an IHG Hotel

New EVEN Hotel Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch. Located next to the new UTC Mall and Restaurants, Nathan Benderson Aquatic Park and Premier Sports Campus. This new wellness brand features fitness equipment in each room, state of the art fitness studio, lakefront pool and spa and the Cork and Kale Restaurant and Bar. Experience wellness on your terms with most comfortable bedding package offered by IHG including Eucalyptus sheets to keep you cooler, fire pit, flavored water stations, and complementary calming tea before bed. With over 65 restaurants within 3 miles and the Sarasota Airport within 7 miles, you won't find a better location in the Sarasota/ Bradenton/ Lakewood Ranch area. With 2,500 sq. ft. of meeting space, we can customize you meeting or meal function with ease.

Horrible room experience

Reviewed By happy928s

Called the hotel the morning of 3/14/22 to see if I could check-in at 2p. Front Desk said room was ready for my arrival. Was actually late and arrived at hotel at 4p. Check-in process was a little long with only one agent checking in a line guests. Was assigned room 258. Arrived at room and door was open, all the lights on, AC off, refrigerator door open with several yogurts inside. The bed was made but pillow cases were extremely, wrinkled and looked slept on and the comforter was dirty/stained. I called FD and they left me on hold for more than 10 minutes. I finally hung up and went down to the desk. They apologized and assigned me room 238. Went to new room. Door was locked and upon entry, seemed ok. Went to sit on bed and when I pulled the comforter down, I found the sheets were stained. They may have been washed, but the stains were so bad, the sheets should have been thrown out. Further examination showed very dirty bathroom floors. I called FD and they sent Housekeeping up to change the sheets and clean the floors. All around a very bad first impression. Will not be staying at an Even hotel again.

6. Fairfield Inn & Suites Sarasota Lakewood Ranch

6105 Exchange Way, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202-5140
Excellent
36%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
10%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 196 reviews

Fairfield Inn & Suites Sarasota Lakewood Ranch

If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Lakewood Ranch, look no further than Fairfield Inn & Suites Sarasota Lakewood Ranch. Bradenton Fairfield is a family-friendly hotel offering a flat screen TV in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Lakewood Ranch. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available. If you’re looking for a cafe, consider a visit to Another Broken Egg Cafe or Sea Star Café, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Bradenton Fairfield. The staff at Fairfield Inn & Suites Sarasota Lakewood Ranch looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

Very Disappointing

Reviewed By CAM1025

We booked this hotel last minute, so unfortunately we didn’t have many options. Based on the area and other reviews we thought it would be ok, especially being a Marriott property. The biggest issue was safety. As early as 6pm there were people congregating outside smoking, obviously intoxicated who were rude. This hotel is over $300 a night so I’m not sure if it’s being used for government housing or something else, but it was unsettling to see the behavior of other guests. No COVID protocols are being followed. The pool was dirty and unkempt there were no towels. The hot tub is not working and you could see what appeared to be algae growth in it. There were also no towels in our room and the housekeeping staff was unable to help when we requested them. The front desk staff did bring them, but were not apologetic in any way for any issues, which makes me think they are commonplace. We would not stay here again and will be questioning staying at Marriott again based on this experience.

7. Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area

8305 Tourist Center Drive, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34201
Excellent
53%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 219 reviews

Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area

Located adjacent to the popular Lakewood Ranch and Mall at UTC areas, our hotel in Sarasota offers spacious and comfortable guest rooms, a relaxing outdoor fire pit terrace, meeting space and The Bistro offering breakfast, dinner and evening bar service.

Great location but overpriced for what you get

Reviewed By Yankee33

In this area we normally stay at the Hampton Inn but switched here due to the spring hike in prices. But this property does not offer breakfast so I am not sure we saved anything. For some reason we were assigned a handicapped room which did make it extra spacious and had a good shower, but the water always leaked onto the floor. For a newly remodeled property, we found it hard to understand why the room lacked electrical outlets and USB ports. It did include a fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Our bed was ok, but the mattress was a little soft. The vanity in the bathroom was small and the mirror was hung too low for even normal height guests. The bed had molding around an area rug and the edges were sharp for walking on. The TV worked fine and had many sports channels.

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