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    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

    1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Overview
    • Excellent25%
    • Very good41%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible5%
    Travellers talk about
    “lido beach” (112 reviews)
    “pool bar” (81 reviews)
    “gulf view room” (48 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Room Service
    Suites
    Poolside Bar
    Fitness centre
    Concierge
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Laundry Service
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 22 March 2014

    The Sandcastle Resort is a quite modest place in a fancy neighborhood....and much preferable to some of the fancy places nearby. We wanted to stay on Longboat, and this was one of the few places on the beach with rooms in March at less than...More

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    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 25 March 2014

    Thank you for the comments regarding your stay at the resort. I will share your thoughts with our staff and we will look at the wifi situation. We do hope you will visit us again. Regards, Eddie S.

    Reviewed 22 March 2014

    The staff is not the greatest. The bartenders by the pool are by far the worst, with the restaurant staff at a close second. This may have something to do with the property switching ownership in February '14. Trust me we heard all about how...More

    1  Thank Quesarah68136
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 25 March 2014

    I appreciate the comments regarding our resort. I am sorry to hear of the lapses in service levels at the pool bar and restaurant. I will share these comments with the appropriate staff, so we may improve our service standards. I will also share with...More

    Reviewed 11 March 2014

    The Norh view room was dirty, mould, peeling wallpaper, stained tiles, hair in the bath, rusty bathroom fittings. Complaints produced little evidence of improvement. By the second week I was told the room had been 'deep cleaned' ....never.... old problems remained. What standard are they...More

    1  Thank lulu403
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 25 March 2014

    I apologize for the condition of your room as well as the lack of a timely response to address your issues. That is not the experience we want our guests to have. I will take your comments and share with our staff so we can...More

    Reviewed 10 March 2014

    The front desk was very snotty and not helpful until we practically begged for a better room and then they had the audaciousness to charge us an additional fee. They did provide a heater as they were on air conditioner mode and it was COLD....More

    1  Thank Doodles001
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 25 March 2014

    I am sorry to read of your experience while visiting our resort. I do apologize for the reception at the Front Desk, that is not the service we strive to provide. I will share your comments with our staff so we can make improvements. I...More

    Reviewed 10 March 2014

    Great location nice beach clean nice rooms. The outside is in need of some work and gives a poor impression. Too bad because the rest of the hotel is above average. Food is decent both pools are well kept and the place has a friendly...More

    1  Thank Bruce D B
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 25 March 2014

    Thank you for the comments regarding our resort. We are continually working to improve all aspects of the resort, including the exterior. Hopefully, on your next visit, you will be able to notice the changes we are making. Regards, Eddie S.

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    • Restaurant
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    • 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$156 - US$350 (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 (714)
    Pool & Beach (230)
    Room & Suite (210)
    Dining (26)
    Hotel & Grounds (406)
    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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    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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