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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here 5 nights. If you want to be right on the beach you may like this hotel especially if you get a room with a gulf view. We would not stay again. The layout and decor remind one of the 1950's. Room was spacious enough but paper thin walls and the bathtub needed to be replaced as well as...

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GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, responded to this review

I am sorry that you did not thoroughly enjoy your stay. We appreciate your feedback and I ask you to call me directly if ever traveling to our area again in the future. We have many different room types and I am sure I can pair you with a location that is quiet and you still have the beach at...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Older place but nice. Beds were small but place was clean. 2 nice heated pools. Pool bar. Bikes. Beach chairs with umbrellas and towels all included. Free shuttle. Staff was very helpful! Right on the beach we watched dolphins swim by. Lots of shells to gather too!! Great beach!!

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GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and look forward to your return should the Gulf call you back! Our beaches are beautiful and the sunsets and amazing! Thank you! Tim H.

West Seattle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the view from our large room. The location was about 1.3 miles from a shopping and restaurant area, an easy walk (hotel provided shuttle as well). The pool was large enough for lap swimming and was kept at the perfect temp. The bathrooms could have used an update and the room temp was a little inconsistent. I would...

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GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your business. We work hard to keep our customer service consistent and appreciate the opportunity to serve you. We stand ready to serve you again in the future and look forward to serving your friends as well! Tim H.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting family in Florida during Christmas break. Hubby wanted to visit Siesta Key. After searching many hotels in the area, we decided on the Sandcastle...are we glad we did! It was absolutely perfect! Comfortable, clean room, friendly staff, great restaurant right there by a fabulous pool and tiki bar. The private beach is second to none...absolutely beautiful. Free use of...

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GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, responded to this review

Great News! Thank you for your review and sharing with others some of the benefits of staying at Sandcastle Lido Beach. Our team will be delighted to hear you had such a great time. We will be ready to serve once the time come for your return. We appreciate your business and stand ready. Tim H.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family of 6, two rooms, Lovely hotel, great pools, nice staff, right on beach with free beach chairs, shuttle to restaurants, free bikes, a little old fashioned by quaint, great parking, would go back

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GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your stay with us. We provide exceptional service and as you mentioned, sit right on the beach with easy access. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Tim H.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 9 days in this Hotel. The beach is fantasique also the large pools. Plenty of deckchairs and ombrellas at no charge. The Suite we stayed in is just great, large balcony. The rooms are older but still in good condition. Breakfast/ Dinner at is best. The GM Tim Hunter did everything possible to make the guests feel great....

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GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. My team will be pleased to read that your stay was a success. We are all here to assist and want our guests to leave with a special memory of their time with us. Please reach out to me personally when planning your return and I will do my best to get you the location...

Morton, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The property was little outdated when it came to the rooms. However, I don't believe there is a better beach and view in the area. The pool area had lots of lounge chairs and water was always clean. The tiki bar and restaurant had fabulous food.

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We truly appreciate your business and look forward to having you as a return guest. Tim H

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After good ratings and pictures, I was looking forward to my stay but was disappointed with several aspects, especially my room. I found the Sandcastle very clean but the rooms were so outdated, especially the bathrooms. The mattresses very hard, shower dripped, sink basin cracked, door latch to porch corroded and wouldn't stay shut (shared second floor porch with eight...

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Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After arriving back to Miami from a Caribbean Cruise, we drove up along the Gulf Coast of Florida in search of a decent hotel to stay at. Having in past years stayed in Siesta Key nearest the beach, decided to tryout Lido Beach. After a little research, decided to book two separate rooms at the Sandcastle Resort. So glad that...

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GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You took your valuable time to thoroughly explain your stay and this will be beneficial to others trying to decide what location to decide on. We really work hard to exceed your expectations and deliver on our friendly customer service. We try to offer many different activities for you to choose from or you can...

Orlando
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced for run down but ok room. Nice beach and pool. Mediocre food at restaurant. Plan ahead for another place w better quality for the price. Sheets are ok. Carpet on floor, some mold. I would have sucker it up as a budget place but this was not cheap

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GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, responded to this review

Please feel free to contact me personally so I can attempt to make this right for you. Tim H

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A tropical paradise at the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach in Sarasota, FloridaSandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has a relaxing sunny resort flavor, with a storybook seaside setting on a 600 foot strand of private, natural white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico.Sun. Sand. Swaying Palm Trees. And Great Service, Too. You'll be treated to thoughtful touches, such as a morning newspaper and a small refrigerator for chilling beverages and snacks. Free wifi is also available throughout the property. Plus the pleasures of outdoor dining for both breakfast and lunch are virtually right outside your door. What's more, our recreation staff can provide personalized sailing lessons. There's a convenient Gift Shop on premises and we're within easy walking distance of popular St. Armands Circle, with its fine shopping and entertainment attractions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Address: 1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236 (Formerly Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel)
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: $238 - $506 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 179
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Also Known As:
Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota
Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota, Florida
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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“Ask for a room with a gulf view even if there's only one with two double beds.”
 of 5 bubbles l0vet0travel999, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a view rooom”
 of 5 bubbles LeeLeeAnn, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in a room on the first floor facing the pool. Loved it!”
 of 5 bubbles ShariAnn2009, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for the beach view, it's worth every penny.”
 of 5 bubbles shassett2016, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Gulf Front, if at all possible within the budget.”
 of 5 bubbles baseballdc, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
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