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Lido Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   700 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our room at the hotel was fine-nothing special but clean and comfortable. We had a great view of the beach and spectacular sunsets every night. We ate at the top floor restaurant as well as at the cafe across from the front desk and both were very,very good. Great, friendly service too.

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New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel for a week in August. My wife tripped on a mat that was bunched up leading to the rest room at the pool. She fell, bruising her arms, head and knee. The pool staff gave her ice for her bruises. The hotel had maintenance fix the mat, clearly they were at fault. We filled out... 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 sorry you had a bad experience during your stay. I understand my Assistant General Manager reached out to you, as I have been on vacation, to make some amends for the issues you cited. I trust he has made things right at this point. If this is... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I visit Florida every other year to see family, but decided to try Lido Key for the first time this year before our family time. If you are looking for a hotel directly on the beach- you got it. If you're looking to stay in your room and hang- what's wrong with you?! Don't be discouraged by... More

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

Thank you for your detailed review of the Lido Beach Resort. I appreciate your feedback on the entire property both positive and negative. Wi-Fi is included as part of the resort fee throughout the property so I apologize if there was an issue. The tiki bar hours, may need to be revisited, so thank you for the suggestion. We certainly... More

Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have seen a lot of changes since the selling and re-selling of this property over the last 25 years. The location is spectacular! The waves break nicely, lots of shells, beautiful pool area, and so close to wonderful shopping and dining at St. Armands Circle. But the bathrooms in the suites are severely outdated and even smell. The wood... 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 for your patronage over many years. We certainly want to keep you coming back. We are continually making changes and updates with the entire property. If you would like, please feel free to contact me directly to discuss those changes and any other issues you would like to talk... More

Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hotel a few times with family and a few times with just the wife. We keep coming back because of the great deal we get having grandparents at Plymouth Harbour. Without that discount, we probably would not go. Here's a few reasons why. First of all is the price, it is expensive without the discount;... 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. The hotel is working towards a renovation to address the issues you cited. I am sure other travelers will appreciate your comments as well. We hope to have you continue to return in the future. More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came with 10 family members for a week vacation last week. It was excellent. The beach is wonderful, very accessible and not crowded. Lots of shells, beautiful clear water and nice sand. We had 3 rooms including one suite and they were fine. Not high end luxury but clean, up to date and spacious. The food is so so... More

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

Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you and your family had an enjoyable time and look to return! We certainly look forward to your next visit with us! More

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel with my sister and 14 y/o niece. After reading a few reviews on this place I was a bit nervous as my sister is a hotel snob. We stayed for a full week in a one bedroom. I was pleasantly surprised. This hotel was the perfect location right on a gorgeous beach! Beach chairs were... 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. It sounds like you certainly enjoyed your "girls vacation". I appreciate your feedback and will work to address the issues you mentioned! More

Quebec City, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location does not get better than this. Right on the water of the best beach in Florida. Soft white sand, clean warm water of the Gulf. No need to go to the Caribbean. It's perfect if you like a nice quiet stay with romantic views of the Gulf and stars at night and all the lights along the shore.... More

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

We certainly strive to ensure satisfaction and it sounds like we achieved that with you. Thank you for sharing your experience at the Lido Beach Resort! More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a nice stay, as usual at the "sandcastle". Of course there were some noticeable changes since our last visit......but we were so pleased to see some familiar faces. One person we look forward to seeing is a server named Lynn. She just always seems to be enjoying her job, her customers----she actually remembers people and wants their experience... More

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

Thank you for your review, however, I believe you may be reviewing the wrong hotel. We would love to have you stay at the Lido Beach Resort though, if you would ever like to change things up! More

Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I've been there 3 times during Thanksgiving and I highly recommend it. The view is amazing. The beach is perfect, nothing beats sitting there and watching a perfect sunset. So many dolphins swimming. Amazing. The pool is alright. Food and drinks are good. I recommend it.

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

Thank you for your review and recommendation! I agree, we certainly have some of the best views in Sarasota! I am glad you have been able to see some of the wildlife as well! More

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  • Armand Circle(30)
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  • TIKI bar(15)
  • South tower(9)
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  • Free shuttle(5)
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Additional Information about Lido Beach Resort

Address: 700 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lido Beach Resort 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Beachfront location on Lido Key, an island in the Gulf of Mexico with easy access to downtown Sarasota. Featuring 222 suites, kitchenettes and deluxe guest rooms. Short stroll from the renowned shops and cafes of St. Armand's Circle. Beachfront pools - one for families and one for adults 18+ - hot tubs and oceanfront Tiki bar. Two restaurants - one on top of the hotel with panoramic views of Sarasota and the ocean - fitness room and 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. ... more   less 
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