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Sarasota Sands

2150 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
Sarasota Sands
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Staten Island, New York
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the Sarasota Sands on Saturday, July 4th, for a family vacation. My sister lives in Sarasota but we always stay at a hotel so as not to put them out. Thank God they live nearby because by Wednesday we would have had to book another hotel. At check in the woman at the desk spoke with maintenance... More 

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Henrico, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We're newer time-share owners with Hilton Grand Vacations. We traded into RCI in order to spend points that might otherwise have expired, and that's how we chose Sarasota Sands. Saying that, we have an expectation with Hilton of new, expansive, luxurious hotels - this again from our limited time-share experience. So, at Sarasota Sands (SS), we lowered our expectations, and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I agree with a few of these other reviews. I recently stayed a few months back at Sarasota Sands. My family has been going there for close to 10 years now. My Parents and Grandparents owned a few units for more than 20 years and I have referred many of my friends to rent units. Our recent visit was not... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is my first year as and owner at Sarasota Sands and was the best vacation in years. My family and I were able to enjoy the beautiful beach, cook out and enjoy the awesome sunset. It happened to be turtle season, so we were blessed to see 150 babies hatch. That is a once in a life time experience.... More 

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Spring Hill, Tennessee, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Most of the staff at Sarasota Sands could use some training in Customer service. They are often very rude and unprofessional. We love the resort but think it would benefit by having a change in management (and staff).

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Daniel B, Manager at Sarasota Sands, responded to this review

I am sorry you had a bad experience. Our staff members are well trained and they do go out of their way to assist and help our guests. Most of our comment cards exceed service expectations. Please let us know what happened in order for us to correct it or improve. Even though this review is just written from a... More 

Festus, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Meeting family at Sarasota Sands is a good time. Customer service is good but very regimental. DORA, the laundry exchange Queen, needs additional training in meeting customer needs. Updates to current rooms are cheap and the laminate on kitchen cabinets already falling apart. Will go again in the future because family likes the resort and have bought into many weeks.... More 

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La Grange, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

I have written a review for this place several times, and it keeps getting deleted. We brought home bed bugs from this place. My sister did as well. We shared a suite. Although she was on the complete other side, and we traveled to and from the resort separately, on different flights and everything, she had then on return home... More 

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Daniel B, General Manager at Sarasota Sands, responded to this review

This person never had any issues of bed bugs while staying at Sarasota Sands. She called days later saying she had some bites, etc. We inspected the room when we received her call and found nothing. I even inspected the room myself with 2 of my maintenance employees while there was another guest in the room. We even called the... More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you want to be on Lido Beach, you know that your options for weekly rentals are fairly limited. This is was a great find for us. While not a luxury resort, the rooms were in excellent condition even though a bit outdated. The staff is fantastic. Much better than the Suntide. The location can't be beat! Our family of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

At south lido beach. Directly next to very nice quiet park. Units are 30-150 ft from small clean beach. Close to great restaurants and shopping (5 min drive to st armands circle; 12-15 minutes from downtown Sarasota) We had 1 bdrm, 2 bath unit advertised as sleeping 6. More appropriate for 4 adults and 2 kids. Needs updating otherwise would... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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