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Bradenton, Florida
Reviewed 19 May 2016

My wifes family has been going for almost 30 years and has many wonderful memories. Now we go each year in June. This is a very family friendly resort that is adjacent to beautiful South Lido Park. We catch all sorts of fish at night while fishing on the pass, snook are the best when in season. The beach itself...

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Festus, Missouri
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

What a nice stay we had this year. The grounds were taken care of and place has a new coat of paint. You can not get closer to the beach. The studio was a bit cramped but, overall we were pleased. Staff was outstanding, helpful and wanted to make our stay enjoyable. Family had a wonderful time, and we will...

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1Thank Nambe91
Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Located at the end of Lido Key and right on the gulf, it offers easy access to many different ways to enjoy a stay. We own a time share and come down about the same time every year. We enjoy the well kept property from the suite that we stay in, to the pool, sauna and area for guests to...

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1Thank mgcdriver
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Reviewed 5 February 2016

We have been coming to this resort since 1993 and always enjoy our visit. The condominum complex is quaint. It is very quiet and is located at the end of the street, right next to the State Park. The rooms are simple, and meticulously clean. The units range in size from a studio to larger units with more than one...

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3Thank Cheryl B
Middleton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

This is our 2nd home! We love it!!! Warm beautiful, inviting friendly and relaxing. We look forward to our annual stay and feel that the time flies !!! Wish there were more open windows in the condos and that the Internet worked better but on then whole we can live with that! :)

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Sun City Center, Florida
Reviewed 16 December 2015

The resort was beautiful, the people and workers very helpful, but the unit was soooooooooooo uncomfortable. We had a unit that stated it slept 6, 4 privately. In the bedroom was a double bed. The "den" slept two on the most uncomfortable sectional sofa -- the blinds did not shut out all the spotlights from the beautiful courtyard -- it...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

My family has been vacationing here since I was in 3rd grade, I love this place! Now I'm vacationing every year with my family. Located at the end of Lido Key next to a state park, the private beach is great and uncrowded. Nearby St. Armands Circle is great for dining and shopping. The area golf courses are great. Must...

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2Thank Christopher M
Pecs, Hungary
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Located at the very end of the island it offers some quiet time to relax. The beach is literally two steps away. Rooms were small but convenient and clean. No breakfast or shops, but awesome facilities available: sauna, jacuzzi, gym and a game room on the 4th floor. Perfect spot for families or small groups.

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2Thank zsofnoz
Sweden
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Ok, so the hotel is literally on the beach, which is the absolutely best thing about it. Lido beach is wonderful, the sunsets are marvellous. I have never seen anything like it. The beach is great for shelling and for sunbathing. The apartments are pretty basic but clean and have everything you need. The provide detergent and towels can be...

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Lockport, Illinois
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

It is older in decor, but spotless. If it's not in the room, they do offer it. You just have to ask. I think because it is timeshares, there are a few things that are different, but it is enjoyable and quiet. Every one- even people staying, are so friendly and kind. The beach is gorgeous and clean.

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Sarasota Sands

Address: 2150 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236-2399
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Hotel Class:3 star — Sarasota Sands 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Sarasota Sands Hotel Sarasota
Sarasota Sands Florida
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“Top floors of south bldng = pm sun w/sunset views. North bldng = easy for those w/difficulty walking as patio ends at beach.”
 of 5 bubbles 676cathleenc, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“North side ground or second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles tclem1, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms behind office get morning sun”
 of 5 bubbles Mullinix, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Butterflies have better view”
 of 5 bubbles 183deec, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“You can see the ocean from every room higher floors better views and quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 310lucreciag, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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