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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 July 2013

We rented the handicap room for our parents and one adjacent for ourselves. We loved sitting out on the patio beachside each morning to enjoy our breakfast, and again at sun set. The gulf water was wonderful and the beach in this area is terrific. We did not eat most meals on property, but did have a very nice lunch...

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Viera, Florida
Reviewed 22 July 2013

My husband and I just visited Lido Key beach for our anniversary and we both personally loved the hotel. The rooms and hotel are basic but if you're looking for something more fancy pay triple and stay at the Ritz-Carlton a couple hotels down. The room was very very clean, new carpet and had a beautiful view of the gulf....

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Reviewed 21 July 2013

I want to start this review by saying the beach is beautiful. I stayed here because of pictures and reviews of the beach. With that said, the beach is beautiful everywhere in Sarasota. You don't need to waste your money staying here because the beach is nice. Stay a little further down at a different hotel and have the same...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Booked this resort as a last minute plan when we saw the big discount offered on a major travel site, thought it was a bargain. Then we regretted not taking enough time to look through what it has to offer. The resort is located on the southern end of the Lido key, has a private beach (not as good as...

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South Lake Tahoe, California
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Helmsely has really neglected this property. I have to admit that the sugar sand beach is really beautiful, and being that the hotel is old and small there's no over-crowding. I splurged for the Gulf View room and the view was amazing. But beware: The rooms are dirty and poorly maintained, and you'll get hit with a mandatory 16% 'tip'...

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1Thank Monarch B
Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We have stayed here many times and always really have a great time. We went with our family to enjoy the fireworks on the beach and the boat races. What brings us back is the extreme friendliness of the staff. They go out of their way to make your stay very comfortable. Even the guys doing maintenance would stop and...

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Stayed at this hotel right on the beach with another couple for a last minute getaway. Were able to get a beachfront unit w/o a reservation on the 4th of July weekend. A bit pricey for an older place ($260.) but we were happy to find a place right on the beach. An older three story hotel with plenty of...

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Reviewed 4 July 2013

We have stayed at this property for years for the July 4 boat races. It is a great location - boats are directly off shore and you can float while watching the race. Great poolside bar - they tend to be a little less than perfectly nice on the holiday, but I guess that is to be expected? The property...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 3 July 2013

My family was going on an extended vacation and wanted a lower cost beach location than what we were finding. My husband found this location and we booked it. The key to enjoying your stay here is to have the proper expectations. It is not a luxury facility and may look a little dated BUT it is very clean and...

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Reviewed 2 July 2013

We used this hotel as our preferred hotel for our guests to stay at for our wedding this past weekend. Needless to say we were NOT impressed. Upon arrival the front desk staff was not friendly and rude when I asked to speak to the woman we did our booking for the rehearsal dinner (at the hotel) as well as...

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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: $262 - $493 (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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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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“Ask for ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles CharlesR510, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for an upper room with a ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles bryancrawford54, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor rooms could be better as ground floor rooms can be noisy from people above”
 of 5 bubbles RobinS17, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Definitely ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Panach6858, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The court yard view was perfect for when you came out of your room you could see the Gulf. Beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles nitensatin, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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