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Texas
Reviewed 12 March 2013

We left after one night. Went down the street to a MUCH nicer place for very little $ more. The Lido Beach Resort has a high-rise building in a great location. Beautiful setting. But on the way to the room, I felt like I was walking through a car wash with the smell of too-strong strawberry air freshener. Our room...

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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the Lido Beach Resort. I am very sorry you did not enjoy your stay. The hotel is working on renovation plans to address many of the items you mentioned. I hope you will provide us another opportunity in the future to earn your business. I would love the opportunity to discuss your issues...

Brandon, Florida
Reviewed 3 March 2013

It was clean, but the room showed signs of wear and tear. There was a nice outdoor cafe with pretty good food, and there was a tiki bar that closed pretty early. Right on the beach, but due to the price we would not go back. Why is it so hard to find a great beachfront resort on the southwest...

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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Lido Beach Resort. I am sorry you felt the prices were high. I would highly recommend checking our rates after the spring season as our rates go down during that period and during the summer. We would love to have you come back again. Thank you again for your comments, they are appreciated.

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Upon doing my research and especially after seeing some user photos and youtube videos, I was really expecting our room to be dated. We were willing to pay the in-season price for that kind of room because we needed a get-away and it's beach front. Upon checking into the room, however, we were more than pleasantly surprised. Our room, a...

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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your thorough review of the Lido Beach Resort. It sounds like you received one of the very few model rooms we have completed for our future renovation. I am very pleased you liked the changes in that room. I apologize the food and beverage service was not up to our normal high standards. I will be sure...

Magdalena, New Mexico
Reviewed 26 February 2013

We stay at Lido Beach Resort 2-3 times a year. We stay in the Tower beachfront rooms. What makes this property special is the staff. Due to our late check-in, we weren't able to get our regular room on a higher floor. Susan and Tyson at the front desk went out of their way to move us to our preferred...

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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for recognizing some of our many wonderful staff members at the Lido Beach Resort. We certainly appreciate your continued patronage throughout the year and look forward to your next visit with us!

Raleigh, NC
Reviewed 26 February 2013

I was there for a conference, so never got to really enjoy the beach, but it looked fabulous. As the others say, the property is run down, out dated and kind of nasty. The first room I was assigned had carpeting, and it smelled terribly. The second room did not, so appeared cleaner. The lighting in the room was poor,...

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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Lido Beach Resort. I am certainly disappointed you did not enjoy your stay and apologize everything was not as it should be. The Lido Beach Resort is working towards a renovation in the near future which I am sure will address many of your issues.

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Great location on one of the top beaches in the US, but feels like 1990! My standard room had 2 queens, with old mattress, and out of all the pillows on either beds not one was good! The linen is old fashion, and the towels in the bathroom have seen better days! The bathroom itself is nice and clean and...

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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Lido Beach Resort. I am very sorry you experienced less than a perfect stay. I will certainly share your comments with the entire staff so we may continue to improve our service levels. We are working on renovation plans for the near future and I hope you will give us another opportunity to...

RI
Reviewed 25 February 2013

My sister and I stayed for 3 nights and had a comfortable kitchenette room with 2 double beds. It was comfortable and convenient. Pretty view of the beach( and parking lot) from our balcony. Service was so slow at lunch outside, that they didn't charge us!! Food was delicious when it finally came! We had dinner one nite in the...

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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Lido Beach Resort. I am glad to hear you and your sister had a "fun weekend". I apologize for the slow service for your lunch. I am happy to hear we were able to make it right. I hope you can return again soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2013

The best things about Lido Beach are: fabulous location, friendly and helpful staff, laid back atmosphere and great choice at breakfast. There are a few negatives - my room in the older part of the hotel was a bit dated and tired looking, although well equippd The view was of an indoor carpark and the balcony was really an external...

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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about the Lido Beach Resort. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. I would highly recommend checking our summer and off-season rates, there are some great deals to have during this period! Thank you again for your comments!

Beverly Hills, Michigan
Reviewed 23 February 2013

My sister & I have stayed here 3 times...twice in a Junior-suite in the tower facing the beach & once in the older part in a Junior-suite! The tower is absolutely fantastic! You can park in the parking structure & walk directly to your room! This so convenient...no hot car! The Tower Junior suites are tropically decorated and so gorgeous,...

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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Lido Beach Resort. I am very happy you and your sister continue to enjoy the hotel. We look forward to your next stay with us, which I hope is very soon!

Long Island, New York
Reviewed 20 February 2013

I came to the Lido on a Road Scholar trip and stayed an extra day. I enjoyed my stay here very much. This hotel has a lovely beachfront, two nice pools (one for 18+ only). It has a very nice restaurant with a terrific view and decent food. The room was fine, if a bit outdated. ( I hear the...

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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Lido Beach Resort. We certainly enjoy having the Road Scholar events here and I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. I hope we see you again very soon with this group or on your own.

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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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  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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: $331 - $652 (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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“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
“Higher floor, gulf view. Suites with kitchen is a bonus.”
 of 5 bubbles PNW2011, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“higher floors would have less noise while construction going on.”
 of 5 bubbles 706Susan706, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Not a lot of shade round the pool but you can pay $15 dollars per day for the umbrellas on the beach which are charged to your room”
 of 5 bubbles julietB9298YQ, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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