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    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

    1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    2017-10-29 2017-10-30
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    • Excellent25%
    • Very good41%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible5%
    Travellers talk about
    “lido beach” (112 reviews)
    “pool bar” (81 reviews)
    “gulf view room” (48 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Room Service
    Poolside Bar
    Fitness centre
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Laundry Service
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Oct 29Oct 30
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 22 July 2013

    My husband and I just visited Lido Key beach for our anniversary and we both personally loved the hotel. The rooms and hotel are basic but if you're looking for something more fancy pay triple and stay at the Ritz-Carlton a couple hotels down. The...More

    1  Thank Brooke H
    Reviewed 20 July 2013

    I want to start this review by saying the beach is beautiful. I stayed here because of pictures and reviews of the beach. With that said, the beach is beautiful everywhere in Sarasota. You don't need to waste your money staying here because the beach...More

    2  Thank waldorfian85
    Reviewed 20 July 2013

    Booked this resort as a last minute plan when we saw the big discount offered on a major travel site, thought it was a bargain. Then we regretted not taking enough time to look through what it has to offer. The resort is located on...More

    Thank Mike00000
    Reviewed 14 July 2013

    Helmsely has really neglected this property. I have to admit that the sugar sand beach is really beautiful, and being that the hotel is old and small there's no over-crowding. I splurged for the Gulf View room and the view was amazing. But beware: The...More

    1  Thank Monarch B
    Reviewed 9 July 2013

    We have stayed here many times and always really have a great time. We went with our family to enjoy the fireworks on the beach and the boat races. What brings us back is the extreme friendliness of the staff. They go out of their...More

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    • Restaurant
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    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Internet
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • 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
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    • Room amenities
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    • Restaurant
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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • US$160 - US$349 (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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    • 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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    The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
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    .75 km away
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    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.
    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.
    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
    Room Tips
    "Ocean view room recommended. However, with such a beautiful beach you will probably not be in the room as..."
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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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