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    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

    1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    Overview
    • Excellent25%
    • Very good41%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible5%
    Travellers talk about
    “lido beach” (110 reviews)
    “pool bar” (81 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Room Service
    Suites
    Poolside Bar
    Fitness centre
    Concierge
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Laundry Service
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 19 May 2014

    For those interested in Old Florida, this is a great find. It is a "low rise" (four stories) Florida oceanfront resort with two fabulous pools and a 1950's feel. The rooms have all been redone and look new. Flat screen TV, fridge, hair dryer and...More

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    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 27 May 2014

    Thank you for visiting us here at the Sandcastle Resort. Your comments have been passed along to the different departments in the hotel; including the Chef, so he may review your thoughts regarding the restaurant. Thank you for the business and we do hope you...More

    Reviewed 15 May 2014

    The short walk to the beach a plus. Watch all the hidden fees, especially Resort Tax. New owners took over Hemsleys and raised all the prices. Other than new shower heads, no difference. They took away the Saturday night buffet and entertainment. The singer they...More

    3  Thank Kay F
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 27 May 2014

    Thank you for the comments on your stay with us at the Sandcastle Resort. I apologize for the disappointment in your salmon dinner and have shared your comments with our Chef regarding your meal and food selections. The music on the pool deck does end...More

    Reviewed 11 May 2014

    Location is perfect, the service is nice, but rooms need a little updated, too old, the food at the restaurant is just average; friendly people work there, we will be back.....the gift shop has nice stuffMore

    1  Thank Alcayavic
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 27 May 2014

    Thank you for the comments regarding your stay at the Sandcastle Resort. I have passed along your thoughts regarding the food in the restaurant to our Chef. We review all comments with our staff so we may improve as we go forward. Thank you for...More

    Reviewed 7 May 2014

    At Sandcastle Resort you are right on the beach, few feet away from the waves. The staff is friendly and tries to accommodate to your needs, but at times we were surprised that they were out of stock on simple things like, Sprite, Yogurt during...More

    2  Thank Russell K
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 9 May 2014

    Thank you for staying with us at the Sandcastle. I do apologize for the lapse in our service and have passed along your comments to our team. We do address all comments, as we continually work to improve the guest experience. Again, thank you for...More

    Reviewed 7 May 2014

    The room was very comfortable, clean and big. Two double beds and enough space for our luggage. The bathroom was also clean. The hotel is a bit old but directly at the Lido Beach. A few steps to the white sand. They have sunshades and...More

    2  Thank Bettina C
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 9 May 2014

    Thank you for staying with us at the Sandcastle. I will pass along your comments to our associates, so they may see how you viewed your stay with us. Our beach is a beautiful beach, one of the nicest along the coastline. We do hope...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Internet
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Conference Facilities
    • Concierge
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$152 - US$333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #5 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 (713)
    Pool & Beach (164)
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    Dining (16)
    Hotel & Grounds (370)
    Bathroom (18)
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    .54 km away
     
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    eyadlos
    11 May 2017|
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    Response from Rayna G | Reviewed this property |
    It was good. A fantastic location, good restaurant and a shuttle to St. Armand's for shopping and restaurants helped offset very dated decor and balconies. Gorgeous views. Staff was friendly.
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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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    "If you want quiet, this hotel would not be the one!"
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    "Upgrade to a one-bedroom suite for a better balcony, a better view of the gulf, and more breathing room."
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    "Decide what view you want."
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    "Get on the second floor on the ends overlooking the beach..."
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