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Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area

8305 Tourist Center Drive

Sarasota, Florida 34201 USA

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Experience the best of Lakewood Ranch shopping & dining

  • A convenient hotel near Bradenton and Sarasota, walking distance to many popular restaurants.

  • Your closest option for world class rowing at Nathan Benderson Park.

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  • Maintain your swing at nearby University Park, Legacy and Waterlefe Golf & River Club

Local Attractions

The Mall at University Town Center

140 University Town Center Dr

0.8 miles S from hotel

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

2 miles E from hotel

Nathan Benderson Rowing Park

1 mile S from hotel

Marie Selby Botanical Garden

8 miles S from hotel

Mote Marine Aquarium

12 miles SW from hotel

Premier Sports Campus

10 miles NE from hotel

Ringling Museum of Art

5 miles W from hotel

Siesta Key Beach

14 miles SW from hotel

St. Armands Circle

11 miles SW from hotel

University of South Florida

7 miles W from hotel

Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary

7101 Palmer Blvd.

5 miles SE from hotel

Crowley Museum and Nature Center

16405 Myakka Road

15 miles SE from hotel

Sarasota Jungle Gardens

3701 Bay Shore Road

8 miles SW from hotel

South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium

201 10th St W

12 miles NW from hotel

Dakin Dairy

30771 Betts Road

15 miles E from hotel

Payne Skate Park

2110 Adams Lane

8 miles SW from hotel

IMG Academy

12 miles NW from hotel


21805 SR 70 E

6 miles NE from hotel

Fitness Nearby

0.1 miles

LA Fitness

Hours: Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu: 05:00 AM - 11:00 PM, Fri: 05:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Sat,Sun: 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM

  • Cardiovascular Equipment
  • Free weights
  • Fitness classes: Fee
  • Fitness services: Per .Training, classes, day care. pool

Spa Nearby

0.3 miles from hotel

Elements Massage is located in The Shoppes at University. They offer therapeutic, handcrafted, and personalized massages.

Hours: Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri: 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM, Sat: 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM, Sun: 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Appointment is Required

Phone: +1 941-366-1168

Services, Treatments and Amenities

  • Couple's Massage
  • Massages
0.3 miles from hotel

Hand and Stone is a luxury spa that provides guests with a range of sumptuous beauty treatments to refresh their bodies and delight their senses.

Hours: Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat: 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM, Sun: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Phone: +1 941-782-9502

Services, Treatments and Amenities

  • Massages
1 mile from hotel

Premier hair salon and spa in Sarasota, Florida.

Hours: Mon: 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM, Tue,Thu: 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM, Wed: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM, Fri,Sat: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Phone: +1 941-907-2247

Services, Treatments and Amenities

  • Facials
  • Lip Treatments
  • Massages
  • Waxing

Golf Nearby

2 miles from hotel

University Park Country Club

Semi-private award winning club with a 27 hole course.

Hours: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Clubhouse and Golf Shop

Clubhouse Restaurant

Rentals and Lessons

Driving range and Putting green

University Park Golf Course

2.5 miles from hotel

Legacy Golf Club

Legacy is an upscale, 18-hole championship daily fee course, different from anything found in the region. Award winning Arnold Palmer designed course, offers a level of service and conditions found at world-class private facilities.

Hours: 6:00 am - 6:30 pm

Rentals and Lessons

Driving range and Putting green

Legacy Golf Course

18 holes, 7067 yards, Par for course: 72
5 miles from hotel

Rosedale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Championship course, deceptively challenging.

Spikes allowed

Rentals and Lessons

Driving range and Putting green


72 holes, 6714 yards, Par for course: 72 Designed by Ted McAnlis
9 miles from hotel

Esplanade Golf and Country Club

18 Hole Championship Golf course

Spikes allowed

Rentals and Lessons

Driving range and Putting green


72 holes, 6756 yards, Par for course: 72 Designed by Chris Wilczynski
13 miles from hotel

Waterlefe Golf and River Club

18 HoleScenic, luxury golf course along the Manatee River

Clubhouse and Golf Shop

Clubhouse Restaurant

Spikes allowed

Rentals and Lessons

Driving range and Putting green

Waterlefe Golf and River Club

72 holes, 6897 yards, Par for course: 72 Golf cart required Designed by Ted McAnlis

Swimming Nearby

12 miles

Lido Beach

15 miles

Siesta Key Beach

Area Sightseeing

Key Culinary Tours includes culinary, historic, farmers market and happy hour tours

Downtown Sarasota, St. Armands Circle

Key Culinary Tours

Phone: +1 941-893-4664

LeBarge Tropical Cruises

Gulf waters

LeBarge Tropical Cruises

Phone: +1 941-366-6116

Myakka Wildlife Tours

Myakka River

Myakka Wildlife Tours

Phone: +1 941-365-0100

Wolfmouth Charters (fishing)


Wolfmouth Charters (fishing)

Phone: +1 941-720-4418

More Activities

Biking trail (1 mile) Boating (10 miles) Bowling (6 miles) Jet-skiing (15 miles) Jogging/fitness trail (0.5 miles) Kayaking (8 miles) Miniature golf (7 miles) Sailing (10 miles) Scuba diving (15 miles) Snorkeling (10 miles) Solarium (10 miles) Tennis (1 mile) Volleyball (10 miles) Water-skiing (10 miles) Hunting (20 miles) Nature preserve, trail (5 miles) Surfing (10 miles) Bike Rentals (10 miles)

Family and Children's Activities

8 miles

Childrens' Rainforest, Selby Gardens

Phone: +1 941-366-5731

New interactive garden for children of all ages. Banyan Trees, Canopy Walk, Research Station, Trail.

12 miles

Bradenton Riverwalk Skate Park

Phone: +1 941-879-1822

1.5-mile expanse features a day dock, a playgrounds, picnic tables, skating rink, beach volleyball.

13 miles

Ellenton Ice Rink

Two NHL size ice rinks, a 13,500 sq/ft indoor soccer/football field, hockey, public skating & arcade

Fee: 10.00 USD

12 miles

TreeUmph Outdoor Zipline Adventure Course

Areas only elevated adventure course. Adult and Childrens "Ape Up" Courses. Ages 7+

Fee: 54.95 USD

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