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Ellenton, Florida
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for a week and it was awesome. The unit was great. Front balcony on beach front. Food outside bar cafe was awesome the lobster rolls were to die for. Then in the restaurant upstairs on Fridays had music and 1/2 prices every night. There clams and mussels are great from 5to 7 was 1/2 off rev price....

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Athens, Georgia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel was great, a little older but the rooms were spacious with a full refrigerator and dish washer. Great 52 inch(guess) HD tv, beds were a little soft but my 6 foot 3 inch son loved them. The tiki bar was great and prices were not too high. The special part was everyone going out on the beach to...

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London,England
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great location right on the beach. Much larger rooms than us Brits are used to with kitchen incl microwave and fridge/freezer. large sofa and loads of storage in wardrobe and drawers. Short walk to lovely shopping circle (think its called Armands) with great restaurants and fantastic Cigar shop (Benningtons). I didnt really use any services at the hotel so...

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John H, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. The renovation to the main building has been completed and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Burlington, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed on the third floor overlooking the Tiki hut and pool. Excellent room. Clean and well equipped. Nice shower. Best weather for New Year's in 40 years. The staff at the pool bar were excellent and attentive. Comfortable lounges. Great that the kids have a eparate pool area. The beach has suffered from wind and weather. It is getting smaller....but...

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John H, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Yes the weather has been amazing! Glad you were here to celebrate the New Year with Sarasota's annual Fireworks display. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for one night from 1/1-1/2 and have been raving about the hotel and staff to everyone I have encountered since! We stayed in an impeccably decorated and newly remodeled Junior King Suite on the 10th floor with a breathtaking beach view. Watching the sunset over the horizon from our balcony was pure heaven. Additionally, the service was...

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John H, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. So glad you enjoyed the room, pool & beach and service. Hope to see you again soon, we're always here for you!

The Woodlands, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are newly renovated and nice. The location right on the beach is the best feature of the hotel. Two nice pools and 3 or 4 hot tubs are also a big plus. The staff was very friendly and prompt. The $29/day resort fee is a bit irritating, but I think all the resorts are doing this these days.....

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John H, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed our newly renovated rooms. Hope to see you again soon.

Erie, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The second week in December was our second visit in 2016 and we cannot imagine staying at another location while visiting family. Once again we were there during a "lull" and there was no need for restaurant reservations on St. Armand's Circle. The drop off point for the resort shuttle is a crosswalk from Tommy Bahama's restaurant (our favorite) and...

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John H, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, happy you enjoyed your stay and we are very fortunate to have Susan taking care of our guests. Hope to see you back soon, Happy New Year.

West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to get away before all the holiday prices and population soared-this was a perfect 3 day stay-beach chairs were plenty and situated on a lovely private powdery piece of beach-tiki bar staff was friendly and happy-resort is more a lazy beachy atmosphere than busy resort-easy 10 minute walk into St Armand's circle made shopping and dining a breeze-downtown Sarasota...

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John H, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. Glad we could offer a respite from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I took a quick vacation to Florida to celebrate her birthday. The Sandcastle Resort was overall a great choice. The staff is very friendly and focused on making everyone feel welcomed. They upgraded our room to an ocean view, which we very much appreciated and did not expect. The room we had was clean, spacious and very...

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Wales
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stayed for 8 days in August, in a room at the front of the tower. Wonderful views of the whole bay. The beach is lovely and one can walk up and down the entire beach. On the down side, non-hotel quests would climb over and pitch up their sun beds for the day and fisher men came right up...

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John H, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

thank you for you kind words. We're glad you were able to explore the area and that your room and our service was synonymous with OPAL Hotels and Resorts. Hope to see you again soon.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beachfront location on Lido Key, an island in the Gulf of Mexico with easy access to downtown Sarasota. Featuring 222 suites, kitchenettes and deluxe guest rooms. Short stroll from the renowned shops and cafes of St. Armand's Circle. Beachfront pools - one for families and one for adults 18+ - hot tubs and oceanfront Tiki bar. Two restaurants - one on top of the hotel with panoramic views of Sarasota and the ocean - fitness room and 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lido Beach Resort

Address: 700 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236-2011
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: $326 - $852 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lido Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 222
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Also Known As:
Lido Beach Hotel Sarasota
Lido Beach Sarasota
Lido Beach Resort Florida
Lido Beach Resort Sarasota, Florida
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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“The newer tower is quite nice.”
 of 5 bubbles foldzy123, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Best rooms for us: one bedroom corner rooms with balcony facing the Gulf and a second view north or south.”
 of 5 bubbles SylviaR805, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get an oven view room on an upper floor for a super view.”
 of 5 bubbles V5582SDpauls, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Tower - facing the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles 21Summer, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Try for the ocean front - it's worth the extra cost”
 of 5 bubbles bdykes2016, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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