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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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Lexington, South Carolina
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Enjoyed a 3 day stay at the Helmsley Sandcastle! The hotel is a little dated but the location and and service more that make up for it! Our room was right on the gulf and we had beautiful sunsets every night. And...the food was outstanding. We enjoyed both the restaurant and also room service. Will definitely make a return visit!

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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We enjoyed a week at this hotel. Be sure to get a room with a view as the room we booked on line had no view and the staff switched us to a room with view of courtyard and beach for a small fee. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was wonderful. We would definitely stay again. Our room...

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Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2014

My wife and I stayed here with Saga from Jan 25th to 4th Feb 2014.The hotel has a wonderful position right on a beautiful beach looking right out onto the Gulf of Mexico.It got quite hot after a couple of days of rain and the beach Cabanas are very useful for some shade (free with Saga and $10 per day...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Right on the beach - pools - bars - close enough to walk to the stores - the hotel needs some updating everything looks a little tired. We had pool view,that was better then looking at the parking garage.

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1Thank Stitch42
Reviewed 2 February 2014

The hotel has a great location. The staff are friendly and extremely helpful. The hotel is dated and needs so updates. Spotted carpet, peeling wallpaper, rusted room safe, etc. Apparently double beds only, small rooms, and baths. Pay the extra to get beach or poolside. Our biggest problem was that the entire hotel either heats or cools and you have...

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1Thank Ralph C
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 2 weeks .only a 3star rating but delivers well. It is tired and needs some refurbishment but its position is fantastic. Large room with a full size fridge we had a courtyard room but the sea was facing too ! Would def stay again. We booked through Virgin holiday s but would book independantly too.

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2Thank pam b
Oroville, Washington, United States
Reviewed 27 January 2014

If you have an gulf view room, the view is incredible, was wonderful to watch the sunset from our balcony and fall asleep to the sound of the waves on the the beach. Very nice beach. Hotel was a bit dated, but clean. Staff was very friendly.

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Cannes
Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

Did not stay here, looked at rooms and reads reviews, has antique heat and air system, rooms felt stuffy and Expérience tells me would not get better, a two pipe air system. Views good from beach rooms. Anyway I am reviewing their breakfast cafe. Very nice buffet with good food at good price. Patio or inside seating. Great place with...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 22 January 2014

I stayed at Helmsley in September 2013, for a couple of nights. The Golf View room was amazing, it is worth the price. The hotel itself was a good experience, good value for money. The staff was kind and helpfull. Free parking opportunities. Located right on the beach - so nice. I will for sure come back.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
Reviewed 20 January 2014

This must be one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. The hotel itself is clean, kitschy and well priced. Decor is plain. Long time staff greeted us like old friends. Nice big rooms. Great breakfast buffet price. Burgers rock. Get an ocean view and listen to the waves. Seriously what more do you want at this price?

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  • Restaurant
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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Internet
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Address: 1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236 (Formerly Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel)
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: $210 - $419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 179
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Also Known As:
Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota
Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota, Florida
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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“get gulf-front or move on”
jenniferdO2863ZD, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“sea view rooms are the best, obviously”
iansquash, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“the rooms in the back are quiet but they smell bad and look dirty”
lindawC9290UR, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“our room was on first floor by the pool...you will have little wrens visiting you each morning! it was great....”
turning50NewJersey, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“Try to upgrade to ocean front rooms”
labonvoyer, 11 May 2017 | Read review
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