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Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is located 30 metres away from a beautiful beech and 5 minutes walk from the most picturesque shops and restaurants. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. Maid sorted rooms and left fresh towels every day. The staff are extremely polite and helpful. There is no resort fee and there is free parking. We found this a bit... More 

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

Wonderful! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your visit with us! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best thing about this hotel is the amazing location right across the teeny street from the beautiful Lido Beach, and around the corner from St. Armand's Circle. The rooms are small but sufficient, and if you can get a gulf view room the view is amazing especially at sunset from your balcony. They offer free wifi which is nice. Beds... More 

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

Thank you for your very kind words regarding our great location and service offerings. A bit disappointed to know that our front desk staff weren't all as friendly as we should be. We will follow up on that. Our sheets are Holiday Inn brand standard, and usually guests find them very comfortable. We do look forward to seeing you again. More 

common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boss gave me a two night stay there for my family (husband, two year old daughter, and myself.) LOVED it. The hotel was under refurbishment but it didn't interrupt our stay at all. Our room was clean and had no issues. We could see the progress of updates so we didn't mind the things that weren't done yet. I... More 

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

Wonderful! What a great treat from your boss. We appreciate your kind words regarding our friendly team and lovely location. Next visit, we do hope you get to stay with us much longer. More 

Wrea Green, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best thing about this hotel is the location. Right on Lido beach and just a ten minute walk from St Armand and all the restaurants and shops, so the car was left at the hotel in the evenings which was a real bonus. The rooms, basic, but clean. We had a refurbished room, sea facing. Not that big but... More 

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

We appreciate your feedback and praise of our one of a kind location. We are addressing the pool speakers and sound systems as part of our ongoing renovations, and apologize that you found that unpleasant. We are working hard to make our hotel something special and look forward to seeing you again. More 

UK
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41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been now for 7 years, what a location, just across from the beach and walking distance to Armands Circle (shopping & restaurants). Refurb just about complete which will only enhance the quality of the stay.

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

You guys are fabulous! Renovations on the 7th floor started last week - we know you are going to love it! Look forward to seeing you again. More 

savannah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed on the second floor, with a gulf view. It was lovely. Everything was clean and fresh. We dined on the seventh floor, at a table overlooking the gulf. The breakfast buffet was worth the additional expense, mostly because of the view, but also, a good selection of food was offered. The dining staff was prompt and courteous. We... More 

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

Wow - thank you. We love that you pointed out that the views from all of our floors are great. 2 though 7, our gulf view rooms can not be beat. Appreciate the kind words for all our staff, and will make sure they know you liked them too. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Ocala, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best stay ever! Great room. Balcony facing the water. Free full menu breakfast. Will definitely be back!! Staff was super friendly and very cheerful. Plenty of parking and directly across from the beach.

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

Thank you for such positive feedback of our great team and special location. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very well kept up hotel that had very nice staff. The beach that was across the road was awesome. Very clean and not crowded. The sand was very soft and almost like powder. The staff in the restraunt on the seventh floor that overlooks the ocean/beach was a good place to eat. The staff was very nice... More 

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

Thank you for sharing! So pleased to know that you and your family enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Winter Springs, Florida
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We knew that renovations were ongoing in part of the hotel and when we arrived the A/C had recently gone out in the public areas so the doors were open to the Gulf breeze. It was still pretty warm so the delicious lime/mint flavored ice water in the lobby was very welcome and refreshing. Our individual rooms were nicely cool!... More 

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

Wonderful! We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your vacation. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed at this hotel and I was happy we did. The proximity of the beach is great. You literally cross the street and you're there. Towels are given to you by the hotel, they were great on allowing extras for the kids. The staff were nice and rooms were clean. One drawback is the entrance at the back... More 

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

Thank you for sharing that you enjoyed your visit with us. One of the items on our renovation "to do" list is to improve the parking lot entrance to the hotel, and that should be completed prior to the end of this year. We do hope you come back and see us again. More 

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