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Sarasota Sands

2150 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
Sarasota Sands
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 While not a luxury resort, the rooms were in excellent condition even though a bit outdated.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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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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30 helpful votes 30 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This isn't a fancy place, a bit outdated, but the accommodations are clean, comfortable and well cared for.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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29 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

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 The facility was perhaps a little outdated but was clean with fresh towels daily.The WiFi could use a huge upgrade.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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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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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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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
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126 helpful votes 126 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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