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Lido Beach Resort

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700 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel has a lot going for it, but for the price, one would expect the rooms to be in better condition. We stayed for two nights in mid-July, and though we asked if we could have one of the renovated rooms, they could not accommodate us. We stayed at a beachfront room in the main (non-renovated) building instead. Pros:... More 

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Orlando, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a weekend get-a-way, Friday to Sunday. The hotel is right on the beach and of course it has all of the amenities you would expect to find. They have two (2) pools and one jacuzzi. One pool is assigned for kids and the other for adults (apparently that rule is NOT enforced). I booked a Gulf view room... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor we were actually very nervous about staying here. We had three kids with us and after the reviews about cleanliness it made us quite concerned. We called the night before our stay and the gentleman on the phone said he could not help us. When we arrived the gentleman at the front desk... More 

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Lady Lake, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everyone at this hotel goes out of their way to ensure that our stay was memorable. Starting from the staff at front desk, to the concierge and restaurant staff, they treated us like "royalty". Location is perfect. Walking distance to Armand Circle or you can take the hotel's shuttle that runs continuously. We will definitely stay here again when visiting... More 

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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Lido Beach Resort. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and the staff made a memorable impression. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Sarasota area and have been here many times. This was our third stay at the Lido Beach Resort and I'm not sure we will be back. It's always been over priced (even during non-peak times) but the location can't be beat so if you resign yourself to that, it's a good place to stay. The resort is... More 

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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Lido Beach Resort. I am sorry your stay was not more enjoyable. We are working to finish the renovations to the suites in the South Tower. Once finished, plans can begin on the regular rooms. I hope you will return to see the changes we are making. Thank you again for your feedback. More 

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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have stayed at this hotel two times previously (2004 & 2008) and I am saddened by the condition it is now in. Wow, what a huge disappointment, especially in comparison to how great it used to be. The hotel is falling apart and needs major TLC. It's very clear that things have been "let go". It's... More 

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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback from your recent stay at the Lido Beach Resort. I am certainly disappointed in reading about your experience and apologize for the issues you cited. I would like to discuss your stay further so I may better understand where you encountered the problems so I may correct them and regain your trust in our great... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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325 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot to spend on Lido Beach, with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. The resort features a wonderful Tiki Bar where locals and visitors can mingle and enjoy the sunsets. The beach is stunning and there are chairs and towels for guests to rent. The water is perfect, year round. Depending on the accommodations you... More 

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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Lido Beach Resort and our Tiki Bar. I am very pleased you enjoy your time with us! More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed her many times over the last few years. We usually stay in a junior suite or a one bedroom suite. These rooms have a kitchenette, large fridge, with a small cook top, and a dishwasher. Perfect for preparing a small meal for two to enjoy on the balcony with a killer view. The south tower is undergoing... More 

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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your "staycation" at the Lido Beach Resort. We are finishing up floors 7 through 14 as I write this and will begin on the lower floors in early August! Thank you for your review and continued patronage! More 

Warsaw, Indiana
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting Lido Beach Resort every year since 2009 (my husband asked the front desk to check in their computers)! We absolutely love this place! We normally stay in the 2Q Junior Suite, however this year that type of room was not available. So we stayed in the 1 Bedroom Suite, we loved it even more! Rephrase: Hubby... More 

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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

We can't wait for you to return either! I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Lido Beach Resort. I look forward to your next stay for your reaction to staying in one of the newly renovated suites! Thank you for sharing your review! More 

Hampton nh
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144 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Lido beach resort during the busy fourth of July holiday, The beach is loaded with tourist for the boat races, The hotel had everything established for the busy holiday! They were very well organized in the preparation to make sure that outsiders did not come into the property during the boat races, very well-managed. We have stayed... More 

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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Lido Beach Resort and your return for the holiday weekend. I appreciate you taking the time to recognize some of our many excellent staff members. They certainly aim to please! We look forward to your return and seeing our continual improvements to the property! More 

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