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Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Overland Park, Kansas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent one night at the Holiday Inn which is directly across from a long stretch of white, powdery sand along the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately you must cross a busy street to get to the beach. All rooms have balconies and the ones facing the Gulf have fantastic views from every floor. However they have one drawback in warmer... More 

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

stayed one night and Kim (GM) made sure my stay was a memorable one.will def come back! front desk staff very helpful..pool was great.I am an IHG employee and at our property we allways go the extra mile for our guest.I felt at holiday inn lido Kim the General Manager was A1A.

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Tampa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Renovation fail. Bath has mildew, no exhaust fan, AC has mildew, dirt on bath wall, caulk coming out of seams, staff is hopeless. A great spot occupied by a mediocre over priced mess. I'm rarely hard on a place but this is my 4th and last trip. P AC is as loud as a truck. Wifi running at .5 mb.... More 

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Florida
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194 reviews 194 reviews
37 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This rooms in this hotel are in process of being upgraded. We stayed in a renovated room on the gulf side which I recommend even though it's more expensive. The back of the hotel view is over a parking lot and houses though the brochures claim it to be a city view. Each room has a small balcony comfortable for... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. Our renovations continue, and we now only rent rooms that have been completed. There is still much work to be done, and we are excited for the day when every space in the hotel is new for our guests. We completely agree that our staff should remain objective and friendly in service, and regret that... More 

New York City, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel overlooks to ocean and have a nice pool . Everything about this hotel was what I would have expected from a standard holiday inn. Room was clean, food breakfast buffet on top floor overlooking the ocean.

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

Wonderful! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your visit with us - Look forward to seeing you again soon - More 

Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is an amazing value. Beautiful ocean front view room. Very spacious brand new just redone room. Walk across street to chairs and umbrella just 20.00 a day for both. Roof top restaurant has great views of Sarasota and Lido beach

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

Wonderful - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your vacation at our special location! More 

Ohio
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96 reviews 96 reviews
12 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So my husband decided we needed to escape this year's nasty Ohio winter, and take off to sunny Florida for a few days, and he planned this trip. I had no idea where we were going till we were at the airport, me the planner in the family. Seriously felt like a duck out of water! He did okay on... More 

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

Thank you for your great feedback. We are working hard to improve our hotel as you noted in your review. We have much more in store and much more to accomplish to make this hotel as special as our unique location. We appreciate your kind words regarding our front desk staff - and will make sure they know their efforts... More 

Palm Harbor, Florida
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464 reviews 464 reviews
72 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Holiday Inn is located just a couple blocks from St. Armand Circle and directly across the street from Lido Beach. The location is perfect. However not everything at the hotel is. It's great to see that they are renovating the rooms however...... Check in is hit and miss. When they needed two people at the desk there were not... More 

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

Thank you for your honest feedback regarding our ongoing renovations and the condition of the hotel. We have not yet completed the full renovation of the property, and will be addressing the dining room, lobby and pool deck area in coming months. We regret that you did not get the level of service you deserve from the front desk team.... More 

Dixon, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wedding left the mark a bit short. The location is great and staff friendly. The room renovations underwhelmed. Poor HVAC. Too few electrical outlets. Good mediocre. The 7th floor dining space is very well appointed.

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

Thank you for your feedback. We continue to make improvements to our property, including HVAC systems that serve the 7th floor. We are pleased to know that you found the dining room well appointed, and we have not even finished all the updates to come. More 

Islamorada, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My friends and I return to Sarasota every year since we moved from there 5 years ago. We normally stay at the La Quinta on 41 by our old school. This year we came in April and waited to book the hotel and it was not available. We decided to check on the Holiday Inn...what do you know, they had... More 

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

Wonderful - glad to hear that you ladies enjoyed your visit! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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