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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
    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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Festus, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 While not a luxury resort, the rooms were in excellent condition even though a bit outdated.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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
5 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
65 helpful votes 65 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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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