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Sarasota Sands

2150 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rockledge, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

spent a week here very friendly and clean resort. you can see the beach from all the rooms and it is a short walk from your room to the uncrowded beach. We had a great time shelling and just enjoying the beach and the great sights around the area. It was away from the hustle and bustle which made everything... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I came here in 2011 and honestly did enjoy this place. Forget about the fact it may be dated, have no restaurant etc, it's great, affordable prices mean a family, can happily stay here for a few hours and explore and pay out more dollar on day trips and bars and hire cars. Right by the beach too, you can't... More 

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Chester County, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sarasota Sands is at the end of Lido Beach, and very close to the famous St Armands Circle for shopping and great restaurants. It is comfortable, very clean, and with lots of things for the family to do on site. The beach is awesome, and you can rent an umbrella or beach chair for $10 for a week.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off let me say I am completely blown away by the negative comments this amazing place has received! I have been staying at Sarasota sands for 4 years and have purchased 2 weeks so I can visit every year! The staff will always go over and beyond on a daily basis to make sure every day we have stayed... More 

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Maitland, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the staff and fellow renters and owners. We will most definitely be coming back next year. The beach is beautiful and the room was like a mini home. Plus lots of great places to eat very close by.

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Hardeeville, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This place is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy your vacation, we have being going for about 10 years and two years ago our five children bought a week there and we have a terrific time with our children and grandchildren this is a wonderful place to visit the staff treat you like family, and we haven't fine a... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 

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