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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” (113 reviews)
    “pool bar” (81 reviews)
    “gulf view room” (48 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Poolside Bar
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    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 31 March 2014

    My family and I stayed 4 days/3nights. When we arrived, first time in the Lido Beach area, and I didn't know what to expect after reading some of the reviews. You won't get fancy fountains, elaborate fixtures, or fancy furniture. It is truly a Hotel...More

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    Reviewed 26 March 2014

    We stayed 4 nights. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet and a walk on the beach every morning. The room may have been a little less than expected, but we didn't spend much time there. Clean showers.The beds were like sleeping on the floor. We left...More

    Thank Sis B
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 4 April 2014

    We are happy you chose the Sandcastle Resort for your getaway from the snow and cold weather. We also hope that, in the future, you choose to visit the Sarasota area and stay with us again. Thank you for the business. Regards, Eddie Sipple

    Reviewed 26 March 2014

    Spent several days at the Sandcastle. First the best- the beach!!! Magnificent! Other beaches near by looked like "beach toupes" The breakfast buffet was wonderful and the staff worked very hard. Our room overlooked the pool, but the inside were really dated with chipped furniture,...More

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    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 4 April 2014

    Thank you for staying with us at the Sandcastle Resort. We appreciate the comments and will work to fix the issues you had with your room. We are working hard daily to make improvements to the property. Regards, Eddie Sipple

    Reviewed 25 March 2014

    We stayed here for 7 nights 2nd week in March 2014, this was our 4th stay, already looking forward to our next one. Firstly people say that the rooms are rundown or outdated, the rooms are fine. The furniture may not be brand new but...More

    Thank Nigel A
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 4 April 2014

    We appreciate your comments regarding your stay with us here at the Sandcastle Resort. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and do hope you bring your family back for a fifth time. Again, thank you for the business. Regards, Eddie Sipple

    Reviewed 25 March 2014

    You cannot beat the location of this resort. The beach is literally steps away and not super crowded. St. Armand's Circle is not too far away and the free Lido shuttle is quick and easy. Glenda in the dining room is a fabulous server. The...More

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    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 4 April 2014

    I am sorry to hear of your experience while staying here at the Sandcastle Resort and want to apologize for our lapses in service. The resort is addressing the items you mentioned and will continue to work at upgrading our property as well as our...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • 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$174 - US$328 (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
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    • Southwest Gulf Coast >
    • Sarasota
    • Also Known As
    • Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota ,
    • Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle ,
    • Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
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    avonbeach
    8 December 2017|
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    Response from GMSandcastle | Property representative |
    Feel free to contact us by phone for all of your options for dining on property. Our food is amazing!
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    denamvigil
    7 December 2017|
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    Response from GMSandcastle | Property representative |
    We do have laundry on property. We offer same day Valet laundry service for our hotel guests or we also have coin operated washers and dryers in our guest laundry.
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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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