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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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    11 - 15 of 1,179 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We are at the hotel right now and leaving tomorrow. The location is great, beach is beautiful , I recommend pay a little more and get an ocean front room. Price it is ok for the location , but the hotel is old, looks much...More

    Thank Luciano C
    Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. We appreciate your business and look to add you to our long list of returning guests.

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I have just returned from a 7 night stay at the Sandcastle with my wife. This was the 5th time I have stayed there. We love the location and general laid back feel of the hotel. However, this time we were quite disappointed with the...More

    1  Thank tonymale21
    Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay. Please contact me directly so I can discuss with you how to make this right. Tim H

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I returned to Lido Beach, the home of many family trips when I was a boy. Nice to be back at this beach. Interesting hotel; it's been here a while. Still in good shape. The hotel shows it's age, especially in the depth of the...More

    Thank Ry A
    Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit to our property. We take pride in our ability to offer beach front accommodations at an affordable rate. Our staff are here to assist you with anything you might need, and as you...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This hotel is due to be torn down next year, and it is badly needed. Great location on the gorgeous beach, food (the kids' menu is super), and a bar, but the rooms are so dated, the carpets rather damp and the beds, OMG, they...More

    1  Thank Karin23320
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I hadn't been to this hotel for many years before our visit this year for a couple of nights. Yes it's true that it's ageing, and a little tired (but then so am I). It's also true that it's at a superb location, and it's...More

    1  Thank gerryld
    Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for your 4 star review. I appreciate you taking the time to write the positives about our hotel and sharing your experiences with others. I as well feel you can't beat our location and feel our price is very reasonable for waking up...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$323 (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)
    Room & Suite (162)
    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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