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Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach

3.0 of 5 233 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars NEW

We thought we might have a nice week near the beach. Since we booked late all condos were booked out and we ended up booking here. The reviews weren't bad - but this had been one of my worst vacations for that money. They are renovating - yes - and that is necessary. At a lot of places you see... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bathrooms are in serious need of renovations. Furnishings look newly recovered and are purposely retro, which is a smart move since the rest of the hotel hasn't been renovated since the 1970's. There are no snack machines/ vending options for after dining closes. The breakfast was overpriced for hard, freezer burned french toast sticks, over scrambled eggs, and VERY slow... More 

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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

We appreciate your honest feedback. We do actually have vending machines on each guest room floor, and they are located in an alcove behind the elevator landings. We do apologize that you did not get this information. We are taking steps to improve our breakfast offerings, and if the buffet is not your style, we do have a full breakfast... More 

Venice, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are in the area this is a must do view but time it for the sunset. The wait staff is friendly, the filet was perfect. A surprising special spot to enjoy indoor dining with incredible views with your special someone.

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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

Great! Thank you for the praise of our one of a kind location and dining room. We are proud to have the only gulfside roof top dining room in Sarasota. It is one of a kind! More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed 5 nights at this hotel and enjoyed every night. My wife was on business but I was on 'vacation.' The location is fantastic, just across the street from the beautiful white sands you find in this area of the Florida gulf coast and an enjoyable walk to St Armand's Circle. We were in an updated... More 

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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

Wonderful! We really appreciate knowing that you enjoyed your stay with us. The renovation process continues, and we look forward to a lovely new hotel to share with all our guests. More 

Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is very nice. We are staying on the 4th floor in a totally updated room with absolutely the best beach view possible. Short walk to St. Armands Circle. All the shopping and dining possible. Hotel pool with tiki bar and food service is great as well.

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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

Thank you! We are working hard to make this hotel something special for our guests, and are very pleased that you enjoyed one of our newly renovated rooms. We all look forward to the day when this project is completed, so that all of our guests can enjoy wonderful rooms and views. More 

Orlando, FL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The BEST thing about this hotel is the location...it is prime, right on the Gulf, and an easy walk to the very upscale area of St. Armand's Circle. That being said, the hotel itself, although undergoing renovation, was not a good value. Very expensive for a Holiday Inn, and I've stayed in larger and nicer Holiday Inn Express locations. The... More 

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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback. We continue to be in process of updating all our guest rooms, public spaces and dining room. We are doing our very best to keep guests comfortable while this process continues. We regret that you did not receive the highest quality of service while visiting our dining room. And we do hope that the... More 

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is moderate in price and style. Rooms are average size and old style. But the ocean view and walking proximity to St Armand's Circle can't be beat. There are nice albeit small balconies with chairs to view the ocean on prime Lido Beach. If we stayed more in our room we might want something larger or nicer, but... More 

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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments of our special hotel and service team. Unlike Holiday Inn Express, as a full service property, we do not offer free breakfast. As a full service Holiday Inn, kids 12 and under do eat free when parents order off the main menu. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you... More 

Felixstowe Uk
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights prior to moving to our time share on Lido Key and our overall experience was a good one. The hotel which is only a short walk from St Armand's circle is currently being renovated and there is some associated noise and workmen moving around. Our room was on the forth floor facing the beach... More 

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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

Wonderful! Thank you. We look forward to the completion of our current renovation project, and know you will see a difference when you return next year. More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great example of an unfussy, yet truly serviceable hotel. It's not pretty or fancy but it is clean, has an amazing view of the gulf from the ocean view rooms and is a short walk to St. Armand's Circle. The beach is across the street. We didn't eat at the hotel because there are so many great... More 

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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your vacations with us through the years. We pride ourselves on being an easy, relaxing place to stay. Happy you enjoy that with us. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hotel twice in the last 6 months. I was looking for an affordable hotel on the beach in the Siesta Key area when I found this on Trip Advisor - read mixed reviews but decided to go for it. I warned my family it wasn't anything special, but the location was good and it would... More 

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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful secret! We love to know when we are getting it right for our guests. More 

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Address: 233 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 131
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