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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Livonia, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While this Holiday Inn is starting to show its age a bit, its location/access to the beach is near perfect. Without the beach being right across the street, I'd probably only give the hotel 3 stars due to signs of wear & tear. For the most part, I thought the staff, while always friendly, did not go much out their... More

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

Thank you for the praise of our very special location. We are working now to improve the comfort of our guest rooms, and look forward to having a guest room product as special as our location. We will be sharing our progress with you. More

South Beloit, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, son and I visited for one night prior to our week on Siesta Key, and we loved it! I thought the room was priced well, and it was very clean. It did look in need of refurb, but they are in process of updating this hotel. We loved the location, and being able to walk to St. Armand's.... More

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

Wonderful! Thank you. More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel located across from the beach. My room had view of the beach and at night was nice to leave balcony door open to hear ocean and birds. Short walk to food and shopping district. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good and service was above par. Lobby has a small bar as does the pool are. Hotel... More

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

Thank you. We all think you need a nice long vacation at Lido Beach. We look forward to welcoming you back! More

Tampa, FL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Holiday Inn on Lido Beach, Sarasota, is a perfect place for either a quick trip to the beach, or an extended stay. The hotel is located within walking distance from the fine restaurants and shops of St Armand's Circle. The views from the hotel rooms and the restaurant are picture perfect. The property did need a little touching up... More

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

Wow! Thanks for sharing such wonderful words about our property and special location. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for work conference and doubled as a getaway . Would have preferred a beach view and will insist on that next time. Enjoyed the lovely beach and sunsets. Would return. The restaurant had a lovely beach view. Parking was a little difficult at times. Could use a facelift.

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

We are a great place to merge business meetings and vacation time. We are working on our facelift, and hope to debut new guest rooms by the end of this year. We hope you get to plan a real escape soon and enjoy our beautiful sunsets. More

Bromley
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked hotel as IHG member. The hotel is in a great position if you like a quiet resort. Just opposite the beach and about a 10 minute walk to the Circle. We had a noisy neighbour experience but that was unlucky. Service is good. Pool pretty good. Breakfast good especially at weekend when egg man is on duty. No convenience... More

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

Thank you for sharing your positive experiences with your visit to our hotel. We strive to make our hotel a special place, and are very fortunate to have such a great hospitality team. We will share your kind words with our weekend breakfast chef, he is one of a kind. Many thanks, and we look forward to seeing you again... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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 4 weeks 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

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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 5 weeks 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

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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 August 9, 2014

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.

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