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Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach

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    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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Winter Springs, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
21 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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 

Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to be in Sarasota at a very crowded time (Junior Nationals for USRowing) and had limited hotel selection so what an unexpected surprise to land in this absolutely fine hotel with an incredible beach out the window and steps away, and a charming area with tons of stores and restaurants and activity just a few blocks away at... More 

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

Wonderful! We hope you were successful in your rowing competitions! Look forward to seeing all of you again soon. More 

Ruskin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a great time here, beautiful beach and view. Have stayed here numerous times and love it. Walk on the beach or down to St Armands Circle everything is close. Great restaurant on the top floor with amazing views.

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

Thank you. We appreciate your loyalty to our beautiful little hotel. We look forward to welcoming you again. More 

New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Lido Key previously, having booked myself into an uber expensive resort on Longboat Key (Just up the road). On my daily treks to the beach and St. Armand's Circle (The wonderful shopping/restaurant district in the round), I would notice this Holiday Inn. It sits unassumingly right across the street to Lido Beach nestled between some pleasing... More 

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

Just wow! Thank you for sharing such a glowing review of our special hotel and kind staff. We really appreciate knowing how much you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a long weekend. We stayed on the 3rd and 4th floors of this hotel. All 3 rooms were renovated with a gulf view. Your paying for the location and view! We walked to St. Armand's circle several times. Very easy to access the beach. A prior review complained you had to cross a street to get there.... More 

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

Thank you for sharing such wonderful praise of our gracious staff and unique location. Our views of the Gulf of Mexico can not be beat. We look forward to seeing all of you again. Dogs welcome! More 

Salem, Massachusetts
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121 reviews 121 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great dining experience overlooking the ocean. Food was great. A little higher priced but worth the atmosphere for a couple. I had a large family go and it was still a great memory. Make sure you get a table by the window.

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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 very special dining room. We have the only roof top gulf view dining room in the Sarasota area. It is also available for special events! More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is long overdue as we stayed in March. We keep coming back to this hotel because of the staff. Jeremy,Paul and Cara have always been fantastic to us and we appreciate all their hard work to make our stay so enjoyable!!The breakfast experience is also fantastic with a gorgeous view of the beach and attentive kind staff. T... More 

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

Yeah! Thank you for recognizing the talents of our Guest Services team! Our staff make this hotel "home" for many of our repeat guests! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

If you think of the traditional holiday in this is it ! Only area updated is lobby . Test is old with cracked ceilings painted over and bad decor , bathrooms poor , old and small . Balcony if need of a touch up . Pool stuck on side of hotel like a motel ! For one night I paid... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. In March, we were about 1/3 complete with our renovations, and we are pleased to share that we are making progress. When this project is completed, items that you were concerned about will be fully corrected. We look forward to showing you something new! More 

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