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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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Ranked #29 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If it wasn't for the location don't know if I would give it a 3. Can use some improvement in customer service as well also needs some improvement over all the building and furniture. other then that nice pool , and clean room .

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While the hotel is in need of some updates (it's currently going through a renovation) and the decor was odd, the location can't be beat and the staff was great. Right across the street from the beach and a short walk to St. Armand's Circle. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Our room was sufficient, ac was great but... More

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Alicante, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very basic hotel in terms of amenities. Our A/C was ancient and couldn't be switched off, as the net curtain hung over the blower it flew all night like a ghost. Breakfast was poor quality but staff were very nice and helpful. Tremendous location. Except for the location, it is a forty Dollar per room hotel.

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

Thank you for your kind remarks as to our wonderful location and team. We are commencing work to improve our guest rooms and guest room bathrooms. We look forward to showing off our new "face" in 2015. More

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit to this hotel and we will be back. It seems to be slowly going through some renovations but the rooms are still comfortable and it's a small price to pay for fab beach views and the location. The beach is a stones throw away and the local bars and restaurants are all in stumbling distance.

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

Thank you for your comments - we know there is work to be done to make our hotel facilities as special and unique as our location. We are taking those steps, and hope to reveal our new style by the end of the year - More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is basic, but it is in excellent location , Lido Beach is amazing beach and have a lot good restaurants close! It is a comfortable place to stay and the pool is very warm and so is the ocean.

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

Thank you for your comment - we recognize that we need to move on from basic and become extraordinary! We are working to improve and look forward to great changes to come. We can't wait to show you our new style! More

Boston, Massachusetts
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107 reviews 107 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: rooms look out onto Lido Beach and the Gulf; rooms are clean- new rugs; furniture is new; bathrooms are under construction and the hotel is getting a necessary face lift inside; pool is clean and well maintained. Pat at desk and staff are excellent- that is why I gave it a Very Good. Cons- current baths are in need... More

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

Thank you for the compliments of our very special location. We have one of the best on Lido Key. We have started work to improve our guest rooms and public areas, and look forward to showing off our new style by the end of the year. We welcome you back! More

Hong Kong
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I made a quick trip to visit some friends and we all stayed at this hotel. Our room had been remodeled but the bathroom was still outdated. The room was clean. There was no water in the vending machine on our floor for 2 days either. It is in a great location. You can walk to St. Armand's Circle which... 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 wonderful location. Our hotel is kept very clean, as we know that is of great importance to all our guests. We are working to become less basic, and have a property as special as our location. More

Lake Mary, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time here at the Holiday Inn Lido Beach with my family. We love this place! Check in was a breeze. Thank you Paul, great job! Major improvement to the rooms and restaurant. Highly satisfied with the upgrades made to the rooms. Spectacular view of the beach, ocean and sunset. The Sand Dollar Restaurant looks Great! Good food and Great... More

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

We love that you love us! Paul and Idella are exceptional service team members, and we will share your kind words with them. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again soon. More

Spring
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This hotel was good for a weekend stay; easy access to the beach across the street. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good and the wait staff efficient. Free coffee in the morning outside the restaurant was appreciated - good for enjoying the balcony view of the Gulf in the early morning. The hotel has construction... More

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

Thank you for your great compliments of our staff, services and location. The guest room issues you have noted are being addressed, and we hope to have a better room to show all our guests very soon. More

Crystal River, Florida, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed here from 6/6-6/9 and it was a wonderful experience. I was a little skeptical at first because of some of the reviews but I honestly cannot find anything to complain about. We stayed on the 6th floor on the ocean side and our room has not been remodeled yet but it really wasn't bad at all. It wasn't... More

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

Great and Thank you. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your visit. we look forward to seeing you again soon. 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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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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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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