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Sarasota Sands

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2150 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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82 reviews 82 reviews
3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This isn't a fancy place, a bit outdated, but the accommodations are clean, comfortable and well cared for. The location (at the end of Ben Franklin Drive in Lido Key ) just down the road from pricey Longboat Key and four doors from the Ritz Carlton Beach Club, is amazing. Sarasota Sands are the last buildings before you reach the... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife,daughter and I stayed here Thanksgiving week 2014. Check in was fast and pleasant.we had a 1 bedroom which was 2 converted motel rooms. The facility was perhaps a little outdated but was clean with fresh towels daily.The WiFi could use a huge upgrade. The property is right at the beach but we had a pretty long walk to... More 

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Old Lyme, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice and quiet time share hotel. A little old but being improved on. It was clean comfortable and very friendly. Staff is great. This is located next to a public wildlife preserve beach so there is plenty of beach to walk and birds to see. It is located on Lido key and its just a 5... More 

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Farmington, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We stayed here for a week in December of 2013 with family. The beach was beautiful, and the rooms were very clean. The decor needs some updating though - seemed very mid-90s. My only complaint was the amount of raccoons running around on the property. One even came up to me as I was laying on the beach - terrifying.... More 

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Laurel, Mississippi
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Clean, pleasant, wonderful location to enjoy a beautiful beach and wildlife. Pool area was nice except stayed too warm to enjoy. Great people to work with for reservations. Lovely shells found. So nice.

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Reidsville, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We tried Sarasota Sands as guests of a timeshare holder. The buildings and grounds are well-maintained. They have that old Florida 70s feel to it, but this doesn't detract from our great stay. The staff is so kind and willing to go the extra mile to help their guests. The wifi is a bit poor indoors so I used my... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

When I was much younger, my grandparents used to own a timeshare here. Almost every summer, I would spend a week here making many memories. It's been more than 10 years since I had been to Florida and Sarasota Sands. My boyfriend and I decided to vacation this June in Sarasota on a whim. I knew immediately that I wanted... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I am staying for the 3rd time in Sarasota Sands. It is an extremely friendly, family timeshare on beautiful Lido Key, right on the Gulf of Mexico. It is a quarter of a mile north of the Ritz at the north end of Lido. Beautiful water, beautiful sand! Yesterday we saw a manatee and a very large snook! We have... More 

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High Point, NC USA
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is an older property that is kept up very well and has been updated recently. My parents have a timeshare here and we have stayed here with them and with our family a few times. The beach is the draw as it's one of the best in the country. The units run from 1 BR studios to 3 BR.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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258 reviews 258 reviews
20 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My in-laws had a timeshare unit at Sarasota Sands and my husband and I ended up going here one year when they were unable to go. Since then, I've completely fallen in love with the resort. It's older and a little smaller than the newer resorts, but it is so full of charm that it really doesn't matter. In fact,... More 

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Address: 2150 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Sarasota Sands Hotel Sarasota

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