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Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   233 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Travelling from Scotland, this is now an essential part of our summer vacation, this is infact our 6th straight year at this hotel. We plan to stay longer in 2015, missing out Orlando next time. The hotel is in the middle of a full 'top to bottom' refurb and the early signs is that is will be excellently done. The... More

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

Wonderful! Thank you for making us a part of your holidays. We look forward to seeing you again next year! More

North Ridgeville, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time staying at the Holiday Inn and we were very pleased with it. We had an ocean view room in the sixth floor.... Amazing view! We ate at their room top restaurant for the breakfast buffet. Very good food & our kids were free. Our server was great! Our favorite part was the pool. Beautiful! It... More

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

Wow! Thank you so much. It means alot to all of us when we know we get it right for our guests. We will share your compliments of our dining room staff with the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews 91 reviews
15 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third or fourth visit to this hotel. we like the location - just across the street from Lido Beach. The staff is fine. Armand Circle, with restaurants and shops, is an easy walk from the hotel. Parking is ample. If you can face the beach, it is a great view. We enjoyed watching the nesting birds and... More

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

We are very happy that you continue to visit our hotel when visiting the west coast of Florida. We are working to limit smoking in and around our property, and look to have something finalized in the near future. Even if we could limit to specific floors, we could ensure the comfort of all our guests. We do look forward... More

Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful location. Front desk staff was excellent. The hotel is under renovation but you would not even know it. The room view is excellent, overlooking the beach and the room was perfect with 2 beds. I can wait to return. Keep up the good work.

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

Wow! Thank you. We really like to know when we get it right for our guests. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Franklinton, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was nice and we had a great ocean view. Staff was friendly and helpful. Great location to the beach and restaurants/ shopping in walking distance. I guess the only downfall was breakfast was not included in the price of the room. It was available but seemed a little expensive for what you could get.

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. On your next visit, look for rates that include breakfast - they are a great value. We hope to see you again very soon. More

Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location. A short walk across the street to the beach, and you can walk into town and leave the car. Quiet in the evenings. Not very crowded beach either. Pleasant staff. Didn't use the pool, but looked nice.

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

Thank you - we are pleased to know that you enjoyed your getaway with us. We are great escape from reality! More

Belfast
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night in this hotel (family with 2 small children) It is in a nice area - right across from the beach with a great view from the dining room on the 7th floor. We arrived at around 2am and the late night check in person was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fine - but it... More

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

Thank you for your compliments of our location and staff. We regret that the cleanliness in our dining room was not up to standard. We have very high expectations for cleanliness, and will address accordingly. Our property is currently slated for a full renovation, and we look forward to great results. We do hope you will consider a return visit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a reservation at a different hotel but after reading horrible reviews I cancelled it and thought I would try Holiday Inn. I am sure glad I did.The hotel is right across the street from the beach and from our 5th floor balcony we had an amazing view. My son and I were able to see dolphins swimming on... More

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

Wonderful! We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your visit with us. Lido Key is certainly a special place, and it sounds like you and your family got to see some truly beautiful sites while with us. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Ocala, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each year this hotel gets better! Nicer rooms better value and always great views. The best value hotel on lido key always friendly and great security who could ask for more. Will continue to go back.

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

Thank you for appreciating our changes. We are working hard to make this hotel as unique as our location. More

Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lets start with pros first. -Excellent location: The hotel is on the beach with easy access and amazing views. It is an easy walk to restaurants and shopping. The beach is beautiful and clean. -Food: The restaurants were delicious and reasonable priced for a hotel -Service: Everyone we encountered was polite and helpful! The one big con: -It is old.... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. We have a special location and a great team working to keep our guests happy. We will revisit our cleaning standards, as the balcony of the guest room is just as important as any other part of the guest room. We are also in process now of updating our hotel, especially the dated appearance of... 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*
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Situated on a barrier island, off the coast of Sarasota, The Holiday Inn Lido Beach is just steps from the powder white sand of Lido Beach and only two blocks from over 140 upscale restaurants, shops and galleries on St. Armands Circle. Featuring a sophisticated, yet 'Florida Casual' decor, The Holiday Inn Lido Beach combines the relaxed atmosphere of a beach resort with the amenities and services of a full service hotel. ... more   less 
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