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Lido Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   700 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 But the bathrooms in the suites are severely outdated and even smell.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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Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister was married last weekend in Sarasota. While she wasn't married at the Lido Beach Resort, there were a block of rooms for the wedding guests. My whole family and all wedding guests stayed there. From the reservation process through the stay and until checkout, everything was nice. There was only one hiccup with our room after we checked... More

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

Congratulations to your sister on her marriage! Thank you for your review. We really appreciate the feedback and are very happy all of your guests had a nice stay with us! More

Danville, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed in the 'short' side- 4 floors. I presume it was older than the 'taller ' tower. It was a plain hotel room with a small mini kitchen. totally unremarkable. but the poolss were cool and the bar at the pool was great. beach was nice with beach chairs and towels. water was clear and carribean blue! The restaurant... 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 pleased to hear both you and your guide dog enjoyed your stay! We certainly look forward to seeing both of you in the future! More

Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 5 days at lido beach resort. It was very pleasant!! We were a party of 5 plus a baby and it was very smooth our whole stay. The staff was wonderful from Lobby to cleaning staff everyone was extremely helpful. The beach is phenomenal!!!! Wow! The sunsets are superb. Didn't find anything wrong with our stay. Have mention... More

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

Thank you for staying with us for five nights and sharing your experience. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the recognition you provided some of our many outstanding associates! More

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  • Armand Circle(30)
  • Very nice(19)
  • TIKI bar(15)
  • South tower(9)
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  • Great location(6)
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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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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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