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Lido Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 700 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We called to make a reservation and specifically asked if the one bedroom gulf suite was beach front with a full view of the gulf and were told "yes", so we paid an upgraded price of $350.00. When we arrived they gave us a room with partial view on the north side of the hotel, not beachfront. We were told... 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 very sorry for any confusion with your reservation. We have over 14 different room types ranging from very limited views, bay views, partial views, and gulf front views. The prices vary widely as well. I apologize if this was not explained properly. I would... More 

Lynden, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good choice for both the business traveler and the vacationer. The hotel is being rennovated (slowly) and parts of it are old and a little worn. However, the room I had was in great shape and the beach in front of the hotel is excellent. The staff is friendly and works hard to help you enjoy your... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Lido Beach Resort. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and find our hotel to be a "Good Choice" for you. We look forward to your return. More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is a TRUE, HONEST RIPOFF. I supposed if you specifically want to be on Lido Key the location is fine but if you're just looking for a quality beach front hotel to relax at and enjoy, RUN AWAY. I am a Florida resident who got a FL resident/weekday rate which is best case scenario and after the hidden... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. I am very sorry you did not enjoy your stay at the Lido Beach Resort. I would also like to apologize for our renovation disturbing your time with us. We are working very hard to improve the entire facility. Hopefully, you will return when everything is complete. More 

Racine, WI
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lido Beach Resort is the quintessential example of a once great property that is in decline. Some parts still seem nice (the area between the nort and south towers is quaint). But if you look closely, you see the property is decaying without the necessary repairs. Our bathroom was OK, but the floor tiles were broken and the grout... More 

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

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at the Lido Beach Resort. I am very sorry you did not enjoy your time with us. We are working diligently to update the property to address many of your concerns. I appreciate your feedback so I may address the other issues you cited having nothing to do with a renovation.... More 

Leawood, Kansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent Thanksgiving week at the resort because my son wanted a beach wedding. Everyone was so nice and the food was excellent. The wedding was perfect. We could make this our T-Day destination every year.Gilbert was great

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

Thank you for sharing your review of the Lido Beach Resort. Congratulations on your sons wedding. We would certainly love to have you return every thanksgiving. More 

Charlotte, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Lido Beach Resort for three nights. When you first pull in, the lobby and architecture aren't that impressive, however, we were quickly won over by the staff! The service was prompt and always friendly. The Tiki bar is fun, great food and drinks, and the proximity to the beach can't be beat. The hotel is a... 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 so happy you enjoyed your stay and recognized our wonderful staff. They will be thrilled with your mention. We look forward to your return with your kids! More 

Grand Rapids MI
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a week for Soccer tourney, rest of the team stayed at sandcastle and they were jealous. They said it was very dated compared to Lido. Rooms comes with free Keurig K-cups and the Kitchenette is great to save money as we had a 15 month old with us. Housekeeping was great ours was "Krissy" she picked up... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words and for recognizing one of our many outstanding associates. I hope your team did well in the tournament while you were here! More 

Winter Haven, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I stayed during a weekend where we participated in the Life's A Beach Triathlon. The resort was wonderful and had something to offer for all ages. The adults were even able to get away at the adult only pool. Our room overlooked the pool and beach and was beautiful. The kitchen was great and kept us from... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your review of the Lido Beach Resort. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us. I hope you enjoyed the triathlon as well! More 

Silver Spring MD
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our week at the Lido Beach Resort. We found if very clean and pleasant with nice and attentive staff. Don't let the negative reviews keep you away. We stayed in one of the kitchenettes in the lower tower and it was exactly what we needed. It wasn't the most updated/modern room but it was very clean (which... 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 happy you enjoyed your stay. I also appreciate your "tip". I apologize if you were inconvenienced regarding checkout time. We do try to be as flexible as possible. Again, I am sorry we were not flexible in this instance! More 

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for their Sunday brunch with my husband's family, it was an important day for his family so we made reservations the day before. When we got there, we had to wait at least 15 minutes for someone's to even say hi at the entrance of the restaurant. They finally gave us a boot, who wants to be at... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at our brunch. I am very sorry you did not enjoy your afternoon due to the location of the seating assignment. I would be more than happy to discuss your review personally. Please feel free to contact me directly. I look forward to hearing from you. More 

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  • Armand Circle(28)
  • Very nice(14)
  • TIKI bar(11)
  • South tower(8)
  • Room service(6)
  • Pool area(6)
  • Free shuttle(5)
  • Great location(4)

Additional Information about Lido Beach Resort

Address: 700 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lido Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 222
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Also Known As:
Lido Beach Hotel Sarasota
Lido Beach Sarasota
Lido Beach Resort Florida
Lido Beach Resort Sarasota
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
#9 Romantic Hotel in Sarasota

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