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    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

    1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    Overview
    • Excellent25%
    • Very good41%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible5%
    Travellers talk about
    “lido beach” (113 reviews)
    “pool bar” (81 reviews)
    “gulf view room” (48 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
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    Non-Smoking Hotel
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 1,209 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The Sandcastle Resort was nice. I️ stayed in a room only inches from the beach and the two heated pools - That’s the perks of the resort. It is very old school, the property is beautiful, clean, and well maintained. If your expectation is luxury,...More

    Thank mattpheil
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We fell in love with the Sandcastle Resort as soon as we entered the door. Even though a little tired it still had huge charm. I had written to the hotel direct to request a room on the beach front as it was my partners...More

    1  Thank stokiejane
    Response from GMSandcastle, Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 1 week ago

    We appreciate the great review. Our staff work hard to meet your expectations and looks like we were successful with your visit. Laura will be delighted to hear that you mentioned her name in particular. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Tired old place ... a little shabby around the edges... and not inexpensive for the condition the hotel is in... But our major complaint is the attitude of the staff... not engaged at all... we had a very loud neighbor... a young lady who had...More

    Thank Steven B
    Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for your review. I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy your experience with us, but I do appreciate you letting us know so we can improve on the level of service we are providing. We can and will do better...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We stayed Friday and Saturday. The place is a little dated but prices reasonable for Lido Beach. Families with children find it affordable. This is a large complex with many rooms and views to choose from. Our room faced the Gulf with a patio and...More

    Thank Deborah C
    Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for your stay. We appreciate your business and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Tim H.

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    This place is a great value if you are traveling with kids. No, it’s not fancy and the carpet is outdated. However, we were there with the kids for the beach. This place is right on the beach! They pull out chairs and umbrellas for...More

    Thank susan l
    Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for your 5 star review. It is not too fancy but we do hear a lot that we are one of the few remaining locations where you can come and just relax. Our staff are here to pamper you. Our location and our...More

    Lido Beach Resort
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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Internet
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Conference Facilities
    • Concierge
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$164 - US$335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #5 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 179
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    • Location
    • United States >
    • Florida >
    • Southwest Gulf Coast >
    • Sarasota
    • Also Known As
    • Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota ,
    • Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle ,
    • Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota ,
    • Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota, Florida
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    Traveller (717)
    Pool & Beach (230)
    Room & Suite (210)
    Dining (26)
    Hotel & Grounds (409)
    Bathroom (18)
    Family and Play Areas (3)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
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    eyadlos
    12 May 2017|
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    Response from Rayna G | Reviewed this property |
    It was good. A fantastic location, good restaurant and a shuttle to St. Armand's for shopping and restaurants helped offset very dated decor and balconies. Gorgeous views. Staff was friendly.
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    Liz L
    4 May 2017|
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    Response from GMSandcastle | Property representative |
    Thank you for your interest in our Resort. Smoking is only allowed in designated areas of the property. Pool deck is non-smoking as are all guest rooms. You are able to smoke on the beach.
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    Marcia W
    5 March 2017|
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    Response from baseballdc | Reviewed this property |
    Not that I'm aware of. The only shuttle service they provide is complimentary shuttle between the hotel and St. Armand's Circle. Although car was my family member's source of transportation, I personally would never... More
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    "Ocean view room recommended. However, with such a beautiful beach you will probably not be in the room as..."
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    "If you want quiet, this hotel would not be the one!"
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    "Upgrade to a one-bedroom suite for a better balcony, a better view of the gulf, and more breathing room."
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