My family and I traveled here to relax and take 5 days off from school and work. Overall it was fantastic.
The location itself is great; you get a private beach, two swimming pools, a bartender (that knows how to whip up a mean pinna colada), and a restaurant. The staff is very friendly, and for the most part you the workout room is empty, and the kids leave the pool around 5:30.
The down sides are the rooms, they are small, the rooms are small, the beds are too small, and the bathroom is even smaller. Overall for the price I would have to say it’s a steal.
The workout room is their but the machines are noisy, and the dumbbells only go up to 20lb weights.
They give you a balcony with your room, but they keep the lights on all night, so if you want to relax looking over the ocean at 10pm there is a light shining down in your eyes. The paint is also chipping on the outside of the building and it seems that for most people, they get a view of a pool and some grass.
For us, we got room 224 and had a nice ocean view. It was fantastic and the price is right, so overall I would recommend staying here next time you go to Sarasota.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota
- Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
- Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
- Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota, Florida