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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Reviewed 22 December 2011

My wife and I stayed for three (3) nights at 4B room with the suite. The Kitchen's stove oven is not working for the bake before we already bought the grocery. The Kitchen's pans are dirty. Complained to call Dan (owner) about not working the WiFi (internet). He said he will come, right now but never. Next day, He said...

1Thank J B S
Lidoislander, Owner at Lido Islander, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing you observations and comments. During your stay, it appears that we had some communication problems since you were using a voice relay system. Regarding the oven, you informed the property manager the last night of your 3 day stay. We sent someone to look at the stove, once we saw that the burner could not be...

Gurnee, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 16 November 2011

First of all, I cannot imagine what people want from a beach rental if they gave this place a poor review. Its a beach rental, not a hotel with a front desk. Contact the owners with an e-mail or phone call before you go. We just stayed there this past weekend for 3 nights and were extremely satisfied. We had...

Thank Jenna B
Wyoming, Michigan
Reviewed 22 September 2011

The rooms are exactly as photo'd, the location and price get be beat, but don't expect much from the management. They've proven themselves to unprofessional. I did not like that it took 3 days for Daniel to get back with us about a simple request of getting the WiFi code. They place it on the sheet of paper they ask...

Thank cgx
Orlando, FL
Reviewed 15 September 2011

I cant compain about the room, it was tastefully decorated and clean for the most part. (the floor looked like it had not ben moped in a while since I had white socks on and after walking from the room to the kitchen a few times noticed they were no longer white.) We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment with...

Thank marie14ds
Reviewed 13 September 2011

We stayed in a guest room upstairs (4A). The location is great. The area is very nice. The room is tiny, but cute. However, two people litterally run into each other. The bed is comfortable, but makes loud noises, either the mattress or box spring need to be replaced. There is a mention of a pool, but it wasn't mentioned...

1Thank Lilia B
Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 2 September 2011

It wasn't easy to find budget hotels in Sarasota region, especially not near the beach. This is one of them though. The location is suberb in an upscale residential area with walking distance to the beach and the shopping and restaurant area St Armand's Circle. The property itself is a little old, but charming. I stayed in the smallest and...

Thank WorldofMarie
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 29 August 2011

You may have noticed a common theme in the negative reviews about this place. Everyone who tries to cancel their reservation or is unhappy with their accommodations is charged for the full amount of their stay. The same thing happened to my wife and I when we arrived, found the accommodations completely unacceptable and decided to seek accommodations elsewhere. We're...

2Thank no1oufan
Lutz, Florida
Reviewed 18 August 2011

I can not believe anyone would give this place 1 star let alone 3.9 stars. I arrived to find there is a sign that states find the paper in the mailbox with your name on it and follow the directions. I arrives at 5:00 P.M. not after hours. I looked in the mailbox, and you guessed, it was no paper...

3Thank Channie B
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 26 June 2011

My teenage daughter and I stayed here for 3 nights and loved it! The room was everything it said it would be. We could not believe how spacious this one bedroom was. The owner was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable of the area. It was a very nice walk to the Beach and Shops as you walk through a very...

1Thank JSaundersSchlatter
Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 14 May 2011

I am actually a resident of Sarasota and stayed at the Islander for a quick staycation. This has to be the best deal in Sarasota, Siesta, Longboat and Lido. You can not find a better deal even inland. I was very surprised at the price for a such a GREAT location. Just across the street I could have paid double...

1Thank AmyS_SRQ

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Delightful studio apartments to 3 bedroom apartments tucked away on exciting Lido Key. The units are steps from the beautiful white sands of Lido beach, with the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico just beyond. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lido Islander

Address: 528 S Polk Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236-2037
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: $138 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lido Islander 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Lido Islander Hotel Sarasota
Lido Islander Sarasota, Florida
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#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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“Look around book early to avoid disappointment. The main building room 2B on the ground floor was acceptable at around 95$”
 of 5 bubbles C5642PFstephenp, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask to see room first”
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“corner suite 1a very nice”
 of 5 bubbles grahamh730, 9 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The "please be quiet" time here is from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.”
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“Never stay on first floor.”
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