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    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

    1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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      2 adults
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          US$169
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          Overview
          • Excellent26%
          • Very good39%
          • Average21%
          • Poor8%
          • Terrible5%
          Travellers talk about
          “lido beach” (106 reviews)
          “pool bar” (74 reviews)
          Free Internet
          Free Parking
          Breakfast Buffet
          Air Conditioning
          Beachfront
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Hotel
          Restaurant
          Room Service
          Suites
          Poolside Bar
          Fitness centre
          Multilingual Staff
          Wheelchair Access
          Business Centre
          Laundry Service
          Self-Serve Laundry
          Private Balcony
          3.0 Star Hotel
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          Lido Beach Resort
          1,489 reviews
          #10 of 49 hotels in Sarasota
           
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          1 - 5 of 1,382 reviews

          Reviewed 2 days ago

          This is not a 5 star hotel. The rooms are kind of musty, and the amenities aren't amazing. What you get is killer access to a gorgeous beach without any of the spring break nonsense. The beach-front rooms are perfect for watching the sunset with...More

          Thank Jennifer D
          Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

          We stayed here on our last trip to Sarasota. Nice place. Beautiful pool. Prices are reasonable. Right off the gulf. Breakfast buffet was good. Bar by the pool, kind of expensive, drinks were ok. Comfy bed, nice shower. Hairdryer and coffee, refrigerator in room. Nice...More

          Thank Helen O
          Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

          Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves as offering affordable accommodations on the gulf of Mexico. Beach access is a breeze at our location and we are here to assist should you need a beach chair or umbrella to shade yourself from the sun....More

          Reviewed 4 days ago

          This is the fourth time in as many years that my wife and I have stayed at this resort and it never fails to surpass expectations each time we stay. This year was no exception. The sea view room with the lovely sound of the...More

          Thank iansquash
          Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

          Thank you for your review. I am delighted to read that your stay was again memorable and we will be having the opportunity to serve you again next year. We do offer a great option for the beach lover and those who need to relax...More

          Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

          The previous reviews about the rooms needing upgrade are true . The beds especially. We had two rooms and the rooms were very clean . The hotel checkin ladies were very nice . I wish I had there names to mention them. And at check...More

          Thank bezzy03
          Reviewed 5 days ago

          Just stayed here for 1 night the other day. The location of the hotel to the beach was great but this property is in extreme need of refurbishing for the price. Upon entering the room we were overwhelmed with the musty moldy smell. It was...More

          1  Thank Linda W
          Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

          I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your stay. I will share your comments with our department managers and we will work on the problems you experienced during your stay. We appreciate your business and hope you reconsider a return. We are...More

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          About
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Restaurant
          • Pool
          • Beachfront
          • Free Parking
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Room Service
          • Free Internet
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Self-Serve Laundry
          • Room Service
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Laundry Service
          • Banquet Room
          • Conference Facilities
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Things to do
          • Restaurant
          • Pool
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$158 - US$302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Hotel Style
          • #4 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
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          Traveller (676)
          Pool & Beach (162)
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          Dining (13)
          Hotel & Grounds (340)
          Bathroom (18)
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          eyadlos
          are you saying sand castle was good or bad?
          12 May 2017|
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          Response from Rayna G | Reviewed this property |
          Overall it was good. The location was unbeatable. The rooms themselves were outdated. But the staff was friendly. If you want a Hilton, go elsewhere. If you're happy to support a non-chain place that's gulf front but due for... More
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          Liz L
          Do they allow smoking on the balconies and near the pool?
          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
          we're considering this place for a week next december.....is shuttle service available to and from the airport? thinking about skipping a rental car this trip and using bicycles.
          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
          "get gulf-front or move on"
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          "sea view rooms are the best, obviously"
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          "the rooms in the back are quiet but they smell bad and look dirty"
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          "our room was on first floor by the pool...you will have little wrens visiting you each morning! it was..."
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