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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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Overview
1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
3 Star accommodation
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All reviews lido beach pool bar gulf view room pools were nice armand's circle beach front beach staff ping pong an older property free shuttle great beach bit dated gulf of mexico per day chairs and umbrellas pool side white sand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for the 7th time recently (from UK) and can honestly say it’s great, location perfect, footsteps from the beach. Yes, would agree that it needs a refurb, but as the old saying goes you get what you pay for. Can honestly say we...More

1  Thank matty231wr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I actually worked for this hotel for many years (when it was a Helmsley Hotel and the management cared), and when the new company took over my position was eliminated. This is just the backstory for context. Fast forward 4 years, I ordered a coffeepot...More

1  Thank nobodysperfect60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The common areas like the pool, lobby, restaurant etc are pretty nice, but the rooms are terrible. You could do better at a LOW-end chain. It's atrocious what they charge for the condition of the rooms. They never responded to two requests for information about...More

1  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Positives: great location! On the quiet end of Lido Beach, very nice beach with shaded tiki huts (for rent daily.) Free lounge chairs and umbrellas. Very nice, large pools (two of them!) Direct access to the beach from gulf-front first floor rooms that also have...More

1  Thank BostonTraveler62
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We were booked into this property by a travel agent on their recommendation and did not do our own research - big mistake. When arrived the property it was clear to see that it has seen better times and that the professional photographs are generous...More

3  Thank Relax803036
Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 26 August 2018

I am sorry that the hotel did not live up to your expectations. It is unfortunate that your stay coincided with the red tide that the West Coast is experiencing. The effects of red tide change with wind direction and today is beautiful. We do...More

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Description
A tropical paradise at the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach in Sarasota, FloridaSandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has a relaxing sunny resort flavor, with a storybook seaside setting on a 600 foot strand of More private, natural white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico.Sun. Sand. Swaying Palm Trees. And Great Service, Too. You'll be treated to thoughtful touches, such as a morning newspaper and a small refrigerator for chilling beverages and snacks. Free wifi is also available throughout the property. Plus the pleasures of outdoor dining for both breakfast and lunch are virtually right outside your door. What's more, our recreation staff can provide personalized sailing lessons. There's a convenient Gift Shop on premises and we're within easy walking distance of popular St. Armands Circle, with its fine shopping and entertainment attractions. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free Internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
179
Price range
US$160 - US$350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel
Also Known As
Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota
,
Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
,
Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
,
Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota, Florida
Location
United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Hotel class
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
179
Price range
US$160 - US$350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel
Also Known As
Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota
,
Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
,
Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
,
Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota, Florida
Location
United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
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Traveller (800)
Room & Suite (249)
Pool & Beach (243)
Dining (25)
Amenities (6)
Family and Play Areas (3)
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SunLuver911
29 July 2018|
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Response from karenbP7694FV | Reviewed this property |
We shared our balcony with the room next door. We didn’t feel unsafe at all.
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Meander647068
30 June 2018|
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Response from purpleij | Reviewed this property |
Yes pets are allowed
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DJKTraveler
29 April 2018|
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Response from Nigel A | Reviewed this property |
Hi we checked in on Thursday and are here for a week. They have put us in the courtyard area we requested. Wither they charge me for it I'll find out on Thursday. There were quite a few families Saturday and Sunday,but it's... More
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"Go somewhere else!"
E7575NSmikeg
3 weeks ago
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"First floor gulf rooms have direct access to the beach. Gulf front rooms have patios or balconies."
BostonTraveler62
12 Sep 2018
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"Check visitbeaches.org for accurate beach conditions during florida red tide"
881kellir
11 Aug 2018
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"Ocean View"
Marcie77
24 Jul 2018
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