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4.4 out of 5

"like: Our room was spacious. Beds were very comfortable dislike: The pool did not have towels, access was inconvenient and no beverages allowed. No ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 16 May 2019

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel perfect for exploring Sarasota

Seaside stay

Within a 15-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find Mall at University Town Center and Nathan Benderson Park. Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and Main Street at Lakewood Ranch are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Renovated in 2022

This hotel features an outdoor pool, a 24-hour gym, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy perks like free self parking.

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$170* Per night/room Oct 23 - Oct 24

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Courtyard Sarasota University Park / Lakewood Ranch Area ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Courtyard Sarasota University Park / Lakewood Ranch Area

Everyone (4) Family (1)
2 out of 5
I not like that the rooms had no eating utensils nor spoons for the coffee.

Posted by on Jul 19, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 21, 2021 by Joy-GM

Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that you were not entirely satisfied with your room. Please know that we do offer any utensils you would need at the front desk. We apologize again that we did not exceed your expectations and we hope to serve you again. Sincerely, Joy Chaillou-Moberly General Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on May 25, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 28, 2019 by Cindy Purpura, Director of Sales

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We hope you will visit us again the next time you are in the area.

4 out of 5
like: Our room was spacious. Beds were very comfortable dislike: The pool did not have towels, access was inconvenient and no beverages allowed. No free coffee downstairs - only expensive Starbucks, too few drinking cups in the room, no suitcase stand.

Posted by on May 16, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 21, 2019 by Joy-GM

Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time review our property. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the extra space in your room as well as the comfortable beds. We are sorry to hear that we had run out pool towels during your time at the pool. We also apologize about the confusion over beverages at the pool, we do allow beverages as long as they are not glass. Courtyard's do offer a Bistro with Starbucks coffee. However there is also complimentary coffee offered in the sleeping rooms. Thank you again for sharing your feedback and we hope to see you again. Sincerely, Joy Chaillou-Moberly General Manager

5 out of 5

What a great find this property was.

Pros: Location comfort
Location: Tons of Resturants shopping and entertainment.
Very friendly , very comfy, good coffee, good breakfast and we found our favorite Peseco in the little store. Will stay again.

Posted by , from Jupiter Florida on Aug 10, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 16, 2016 by JS

Thank you very much Marian for a great review and 5 stars. Our team really appreciates it.

5 out of 5

Great last minute pick!

Location: Great location across from the mall & many others shops & restaurants.
Great customer service, comfy & clean rooms. Our previous hotel we booked was a complete DIVE! We didn't get past the parking lot, so this was a last minute booking. A bit pricey, but very convenient & late check out at no charge.

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015

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5 out of 5
Comfortable bed, plenty of room to sit and relax. Clean room and bathroom. Soft towels with a nice smell.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015

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5 out of 5

New, well-appointed, comfortable

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Hotel seemed quite new. Staff was attentive and very friendly. Accomodations were close to luxurious.

Posted by , from Austin, TX on Mar 12, 2012

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5 out of 5

Great job Comfort Suites!

Great value, great stay. Location is convenient, rooms were clean, staff was pretty good. If I had to find something to improve, it would be the breakfast, but it's included, so hard to complain. I would have liked some variety day-to-day. We stayed 5 nights and basically had the same thing every day. Overall, excellent hotel.

Posted by on Dec 4, 2009

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3 out of 5

Staff Issues, Rooms Appropriate

Terrible miscommunication between staff members caused a conflict in check-out time and I had to abruptly leave my class to return to the hotel. Food service staff was rude. The rooms, however, were clean, comfortable and secure.

Posted by on Feb 28, 2008

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5 out of 5

Excellent

This is one of the best hotels I have stayed at. It was clean, quiet, and the beds were very comfortable. The breakfast was also outstanding which included juices, and waffles. I would stay here again.

Posted by on Dec 3, 2006

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About the Courtyard Sarasota University Park / Lakewood Ranch Area

Location 8305 Tourist Center Dr, Sarasota, FL 34201

Property Features

Courtyard Sarasota University Park / Lakewood Ranch Area offers its guests an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafe and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center, a meeting room, and limo/town car service. Event space at this hotel measures 980 square feet (88 square meters) and includes conference space. A terrace, multilingual staff, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at the business-friendly Courtyard Sarasota University Park / Lakewood Ranch Area. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of Courtyard Sarasota University Park / Lakewood Ranch Area was completed in July 2022. This 3-star Sarasota hotel is smoke free.

  • 132 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 980 sq ft of conference space
  • 88 sq m of conference space
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Courtyard Sarasota University Park / Lakewood Ranch Area offers 132 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 49-inch Smart televisions come with premium cable channels and Netflix. Accommodations at this 3-star hotel have kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Sarasota hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered on request and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Smart television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Netflix
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

The Bistro - This bistro specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/bodyboarding nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and Union Pay. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff does not wear personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Courtyard Sarasota University Park Lakewood Ranch Area
  • Courtyard University Lakewood Ranch Hotel Sarasota Park Area
  • Courtyard Sarasota University Park Lakewood Ranch Area Hotel
  • Courtyard University Park Lakewood Ranch Area Hotel
  • Courtyard Sarasota University Park Lakewood Ranch Area Hotel
  • Courtyard Sarasota University Park / Lakewood Ranch Area Hotel
  • Hotel Courtyard Sarasota University Park / Lakewood Ranch Area
  • Courtyard University Park Lakewood Ranch Area Hotel
  • Courtyard Sarasota University Park Lakewood Ranch Area
  • Courtyard University Park Lakewood Ranch Area

You should know

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.