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    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

    1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    Overview
    • Excellent25%
    • Very good41%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible5%
    Travellers talk about
    “lido beach” (110 reviews)
    “pool bar” (80 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Room Service
    Suites
    Poolside Bar
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    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Laundry Service
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    511 - 515 of 1,194 reviews

    Reviewed 8 July 2014

    This older property was the only place that had rooms left over Fourth of July weekend when I booked just three weeks prior. Lido Key is known for their boat races which occur on the Sunday of that holiday weekend and attract over 100,000 visitors...More

    4  Thank DestinationCuisine
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 15 July 2014

    I have reviewed the comments regarding your stay with us here at the Sandcastle. I want to apologize for the unpleasant experience you had while at the resort. It is our goal to deliver a welcoming and positive experience. We do appreciate your business and...More

    Reviewed 7 July 2014

    We have stayed for eight years at this hotel and have always had a great time. Front office staff, (Adam Simard) was most helpful with all questions. Staff treated everyone in professional manner and as it was the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix, there were many...More

    2  Thank Stephen W
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 15 July 2014

    Thank you for your comments regarding your stay at the Sandcastle Resort. I will pass along your comments to Adam Simard; I'm sure he will appreciate them. Again, thank you for visiting us and we do appreciate your business. Regards, Eddie S.

    Reviewed 2 July 2014

    I spent 4 nights here in June 2014 with a friend. Yes, the rooms are a little tired and need some cleaning, but you can't beat its location. We counted 25 steps from our room, down the stairs and to the sandy beach. Wow! The...More

    1  Thank smccreary
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 15 July 2014

    Thank you for the comments regarding your stay with us here at the Sandcastle. I will pass along your thoughts to my fellow associates, especially the Pool & Beach crew. Again, thank you for the business and look forward to having you return. Regards, Eddie...More

    Reviewed 23 June 2014

    we stayed there for one night on June 21st. We arrived a little early but we were able to check in. the room that they gave us had a LEAK! we waited about 30 min for maintenance to come. we thought they fixed the problem...More

    Thank Victoria P
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 15 July 2014

    Thank you for your comments regarding your stay at the Sandcastle. I am sorry to read that we did not deliver the product and service you should have received. I do apologize for our shortcomings and we are addressing your comment here at the hotel....More

    Reviewed 18 June 2014

    A good place for a get away. The location of the hotel is very good, right on the beach and a five minute drive from the shopping and business area. Beach view was really good but the bathrooms need some serious upgrades. Corrosion on taps...More

    2  Thank Peter R
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 18 June 2014

    I want to thank you for staying with us at the Sandcastle Resort on Lido Beach. I apologize for the condition of the bathroom and have forwarded your comments to the Maintenance and Housekeeping departments so they may address the issues. Thank you for the...More

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    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Internet
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • 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
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    • US$154 - US$329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #5 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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    • Number of rooms
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    • Also Known As
    • Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota ,
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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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    "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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