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    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

    1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    2017-07-30 2017-07-31
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    Overview
    • Excellent26%
    • Very good40%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible5%
    Travellers talk about
    “lido beach” (110 reviews)
    “pool bar” (78 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Room Service
    Suites
    Poolside Bar
    Fitness centre
    Multilingual Staff
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Laundry Service
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 1,180 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    This hotel was in a great location and had excellent customer service! Towels, chairs, and umbrellas on the beach were provided by the staff - it was great and amazingly convenient! There is a nice restaurant on site, but no continental breakfast (which is always...More

    Thank Britney B
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    My grandfather discovered this hotel in the late 50's/early 60's, and our family has been coming back ever since. In a few weeks, I will take my young son there for the first time, he will be the third generation of our family to learn...More

    Thank Joseph B
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Hotel staff is absolutely wonderful. Always trying to accomplish there guest & non guest. Making things very simple. We love it !!! Tiki bar drinks & food a little expensive but that's OK. Catch happy hr.

    Thank yanexi H
    Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded yesterday

    We appreciate your comments and business. We work hard so you don't have to. thank you

    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    I have stayed at sandcastle twice now and this second time was a little disappointing. I def recommend upgrading to the 1 king bed room if you have the means. The king bed rooms are more secluded away from a lot of the other guests....More

    Thank William N
    Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for taking the time to review your last visit. While our property is dated, we do work hard to keep it clean. Our private beach is what keeps our guests returning year after year. We hope you will reconsider a return to our...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    There were 11 of us in the 2 bedroom suite and we had plenty of room. The Gulf of Mexico in 30 feet from the resort and there is also 2 pools. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The on site restaurant is very...More

    Thank Terry B
    Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 1 week ago

    We appreciate your visit and look forward to your return. The suite that you mention used to be the private residence of Leona Helmsley. It was only recently that this unit was even available to stay in. The room has over 2400 sq.. ft. of...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Room Service
    • Free Internet
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room Service
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Banquet Room
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$95 - US$329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #4 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 179
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    • Location
    • United States >
    • Florida >
    • Southwest Gulf Coast >
    • Sarasota
    • Also Known As
    • Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota ,
    • Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle ,
    • Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota ,
    • Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota, Florida
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    Traveller (691)
    Pool & Beach (163)
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    Dining (13)
    Hotel & Grounds (354)
    Bathroom (18)
    Family and Play Areas (3)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
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    eyadlos
    11 May 2017|
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    Response from Keisha_HB0216 | Reviewed this property |
    Hello, I think this place was nice. It was away from the busy shopping area. Quieter part of the beach. You can walk pretty far if you want to. The people there are very nice and helpful. Only problem we had were the... More
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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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    "Facing the water on the bottom floor allows great access to the beach."
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    "book early, prices go up quickly"
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    "There are 2 buildings on the beach and on the ground floor you basically have a semi-private beach."
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    "Gulf View is worth the price!!"
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