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    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

    1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    • Excellent25%
    • Very good41%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible5%
    Travellers talk about
    “lido beach” (112 reviews)
    “pool bar” (81 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Room Service
    Poolside Bar
    Fitness centre
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Laundry Service
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    8 Oct9 Oct
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

    Our family have stayed in this hotel I think 7 times over the last number of years while on vacation from Ireland. Room 168 has been our bolthole. Mark my son was very hard to fed at breakfast but loved porridge. The hotel went out...More

    1  Thank Raymund O
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 18 August 2014

    Thank you for the comments regarding your stay here at the Sandcastle Resort. I will pass along your comments to the kitchen, front desk and pool bar staff. They will certainly appreciate them. Looking forward to having you stay with us again in September. Regards,...More

    Reviewed 31 July 2014

    Having stayed here several times when it was owned by Helmsley we were a little apprehensive about what we might find under new ownership but weren't disappointed. All of the staff is still great. Our housekeeper was the best and we had no problems with...More

    3  Thank thtremom66
    Reviewed 31 July 2014

    I recently stayed here and was concerned due to the other comments regarding this motel. It is very old, very tired and needs a severe renovation to the rooms. The bathroom was awful, the toilet seat was so low to the floor a toddler could...More

    5  Thank MCOgirl15
    Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

    If you want a cheap dirty hotel for a big price just to be at the beach....stay here. Upon arriving we were not allowed to check in early which is understood so we perused the property and were excited about the beach so close! Later...More

    8  Thank KP1021
    Reviewed 28 July 2014

    I researched the area extensively before deciding to stay at Sandcastle Resort. I knew it had some bad reviews, but the style of the hotel was too tempting with the beach so close and the pool in close proximity, along with the tiki bar so...More

    3  Thank Jenni D
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 18 August 2014

    I am glad to read about the positive comments regarding Forest & Brook, but deeply disappointed to read about one of our staff being rude. That is not acceptable behavior, nor how we want to run our business. For that, I apologize. Our maintenance staff...More

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    • 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
    • Price range
    • US$168 - US$350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #4 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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    • 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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    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.
    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.
    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
    Room Tips
    "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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    "Decide what view you want."
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