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    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

    1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    • Excellent25%
    • Very good41%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible5%
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    “lido beach” (111 reviews)
    “pool bar” (81 reviews)
    “gulf view room” (48 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
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    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Room Service
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    Poolside Bar
    Fitness centre
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    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    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

    Reviewed 1 May 2014

    Went for a girl's long weekend, my mom 68, me 40 and daughter 8! All ages. Weather was perfect. We had a regular room, a bit tight, moved to a pool side room and it was great, worth the upgrade. Everything was right at your...More

    Thank Kristin831
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 2 May 2014

    It is good to read that you had an enjoyable stay here at the Sandcastle. I will pass along to Missy your comments regarding her ability to make you feel at home. Thank you for the business and please visit us again. Regards, Eddie S.

    Reviewed 1 May 2014

    My family first stayed at the Sandcastle about 46 years ago, and we've been coming more or less since then. The hotel is a lovely property located right on the beach, just minutes from the charming St.Armand's Circle (shopping area with retail and restaurants galore)....More

    Thank Bebe B
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 2 May 2014

    We do appreciate the kind words, and yes, we did have a great time on Easter Sunday. Thank you for the business, and we look forward to your return to the Sandcastle. Regards, Eddie S.

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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
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
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    • US$174 - US$332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #5 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
    • Room types
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    • Number of rooms
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    • Southwest Gulf Coast >
    • Sarasota
    • Also Known As
    • Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota ,
    • Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle ,
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    avonbeach
    7 December 2017|
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    Response from GMSandcastle | Property representative |
    Feel free to contact us by phone for all of your options for dining on property. Our food is amazing!
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    denamvigil
    6 December 2017|
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    Response from GMSandcastle | Property representative |
    We do have laundry on property. We offer same day Valet laundry service for our hotel guests or we also have coin operated washers and dryers in our guest laundry.
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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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    "Upgrade to a one-bedroom suite for a better balcony, a better view of the gulf, and more breathing room."
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