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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just stayed here for 1 night the other day. The location of the hotel to the beach was great but this property is in extreme need of refurbishing for the price. Upon entering the room we were overwhelmed with the musty moldy smell. It was so bad our allergies flared up immediately. The bathroom was so small you could barely...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great old world property directly on the beach with all the amenities and shuttles to St. Armands Circle. Courteous and professional staff... willing to help when needed. Our room was situated by the bar and the beach... it was perfect. Great stay!!!

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

Thank you for your 5 star review. Our staff will be thrilled to read that your stay was "perfect"! We continue to strive to offer an affordable option for those who love the Gulf of Mexico and our beautiful beaches. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Tim H

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We haven't been this relaxed in a long time. Even though the resort was older it definitely had its charm. Our room was fantastic with its own patio two steps from the beach. All personnel was super friendly and accommodating. We would go back in a heart beat!!

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

Thank you for your review. This is what it is all about for us here at Sandcastle. To offer an option for those who need to get away to relax and recharge. All of our staff are here to assist in any way we can. Our property is older BUT, we have the best beach, and friendliest staff of any...

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent two nights with family in a one-bedroom suite. This hotel is a bit funky and outdated, but really fun and fabulous staff. You can't beat the location though! No other hotel on Lido makes for such easy access to the beautiful beaches. Very kid friendly. In fact, they have a box of beach toys at the cabana and life-size...

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

Thank you for your review. We work hard to meet your expectations and welcome you like family. We like to keep it fun here! The only part you left out is our large beach right at your feet. We are the only option for sand left on Lido Key. We look forward to your return. Tim H

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I stayed at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach. It's at a dead end street. We loved it! Had gated parking space, easy room access as well to the beach... Ask for room 104!! Though the room is dated, it brought back the old time feeling. Everything worked! We barely stayed in the room! The pool was as...

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

Thank you for your 5 star review. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Sunsets await your return. Tim H

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Sandcastle looks like it was built in the 1950's and it retains the charm from that era. The rooms are spacious with typical Florida decor (flower-patterns and light wood furnishings). Each room also has a small patio with two chairs and a table. The resort has two swimming pools, a pool bar, a restaurant right by the pools, and...

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

Thank you for your review. I was delighted to read that you gave us 5 star ratings. We are proud of our 6 acre beach hotel and strive to provide the best customer service available. We appreciate your business and look forward to your return. Tim H.

New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sisters and I just returned from this resort and were NOT disappointed. It was a little older but clean..and that means a lot to us. The staff was wonderful and the beach was awesome!!! Food at their restaurant and bar is pricey...but catch the happy hour specials. The pizza flatbread was great but the loaded nachos were not so...

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

Thank you for your review. I can see we are going to add you to the long list of returning guest that make Sandcastle their home away from home. We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back. The beautiful sunsets await your return!

Central Coast California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an older property. The upside is that it is right on the beach. I got a very competitive rate of $134.00. I was asked if we wanted to upgrade for $20 to a ocean view: yes. We were on the 4th floor and had an amazing view. The room had a balcony with 2 chairs to sit and...

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

Thank you for your review. I am happy to read that you were able to take advantage of our special early booking promotion and received such a great rate. We will discuss how to improve on our service in our restaurant. Our goal is to score high across the board. Thank you for your business.

Lake Mary, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were celebrating our 40 anniversary. We live in Orlando and wanted to spend a few days at Lido Beach. We usually visit here every year. This year the hotel we had visited last year had added $40 worth of surcharges. They were charging $15 additional for parking (this infuriates me). They were also charging a $25...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. It is true that our hotel is perfectly situated on beautiful Lido beach. We also enjoy a oversize beach area. This property is perfect for guest who like to rest and recharge in the Florida sunshine. We have a very large return guest ratio and I am happy to...

Williamsville, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family recently spent one night at this hotel before a week at a condo in Siesta Key. Upon entering the very dated room we discovered that there was feces in the toilet. I immediately went to the front desk and asked for a different room and requested one that looked like what they advertise on their website. It took...

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

Please reach out to me personally so I can address your comments. I look forward to the opportunity to speak with you. Tim H

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • 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: $212 - $424 (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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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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“the rooms in the back are quiet but they smell bad and look dirty”
lindawC9290UR, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“our room was on first floor by the pool...you will have little wrens visiting you each morning! it was great....”
turning50NewJersey, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“Try to upgrade to ocean front rooms”
labonvoyer, 11 May 2017 | Read review
“It is one of the older places on Lido Key but well kept.”
DLBC68, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else!”
Chuckn27, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
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