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Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach

3.0 of 5 233 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Orchard Lake, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My teenage daughter and I spent 4 nights last week at Holiday Inn Lido Beach for the Super Y Soccer League Nationals. We were required to stay in the "team hotel" as assigned by the league. The only thing saving this property from receiving a 1 star review from me, is it's excellent location in a quiet residential area, within... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are working to improve our property and our incidental offerings. We certainly can be more accommodating to your very special requests, and will take your feedback as a way to improve our customer service operations. We do hope you are feeling better, and look forward to welcoming you to a new improved property for... More 

Totnes, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
28 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic location almost on the beach, you have to walk across four lanes with a divider but that's no problem. Also whilst still on the edge of the beach I could use the hotels free internet. Really friendly and helpful staff. There's a nice lounge area in the lobby. Free parking in back with a ramp for trollies/wheelchairs so don't... More 

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

Wonderful! So pleased you enjoyed your visit. Our location is one of a kind, with a few steps to the beach and a few blocks to St. Armand's circle. We look forward to great changes in our guest rooms and can't wait to see you again. More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not stay the night, but attended a wedding on the top floor. Separate elevator from outside to the top floor and a separate area/opportunity for cocktail hour. The view from the smaller room/elevator looks into the bay area of Sarasota - lots of beautiful homes and water! The view from the main room is gorgeous - it looks right... More 

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

Wonderful! So pleased you enjoyed the Wedding and Reception - we do have something very special in our event spaces. Views that can't be beat and a wonderful culinary team! More 

Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two nights here in early November -- low low humidity, and not many vacationers. Renovation continues, but it didn't bother us, wasn't noisy, and never got in our way. As the title indicates, this Inn's location is the chief attraction. Yes, you have to cross the street to get to the beach, but our progress was never hindered... More 

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

Thank you! You have pointed to all the wonderful things that make our hotel so special. We are excited about the changes coming to our property, and know that you will see a difference upon your next visit. Lido Beach is a gem, and we rarely see high crowds here. Thank you again for your compliments. More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the price the room is an absolute dump. Yes, it's on the beach (across a busy street) and, yes, I didn't know I needed to ask for a decent room before checking in. I fail to see why management wouldn't automatically make the best rooms available and shut down the remainder until renovation is complete. And, I intend to... 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. We are working hard to improve the hotel, and look forward to having new guest rooms available very soon. We are happy to address your concerns directly, and encourage that conversation. Kind regards More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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312 reviews 312 reviews
33 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is in the perfect location for a beach or shopping trip to Sarasota. It is right on the beach, and the 7th floor restaurant has fabulous views of the bay. The rooms are being renovated at the moment, so make sure you ask for one of the newly-redone rooms. Bar and restaurant / room service close very early,... 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 restaurant and bar service hours do vary seasonally, and we try to take care of every request. Renovations are underway, and we should have newly remodeled rooms available for our guests by the end of December. We are thrilled with the changes and know that our guests will be too! We look forward to... More 

long island
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed here for 3 nights last week, the location is great. The beach right across the street was almost empty and we enjoyed it very much. The hotel is undergoing some major renovations to update it. We ate breakfast buffet at restaurant on 7th floor, gorgeous views!! We also ate lunch by the pool and it was delicious! The... More 

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

Thank you. We would love to get a hot tub on our pool deck too, but the space it tight. Perhaps one day we will be able to accomplish that. We are thrilled about the updates taking place to our guest rooms and guest room bathrooms. Can't wait to show off our new look! Kind regards - More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable experience at the Holiday Inn Sarasota-Lido Beach. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The room was clean, fresh, and comforable. It was quiet and nice. We stayed two nights. We ate breakfast at the hotel restaurant on the top floor overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The food and service was great. We were walking... More 

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

Thank you! We really love to hear when we get it right for our guests! Look forward to seeing you on your next visit to beautiful Sarasota / Lido Key More 

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The entire staff at the Holiday Inn Sarasota/Lido Beach provided EXCEPTIONAL customer service, and made our stay such a pleasure. We wanted a "weekend getaway", and Cara and Jeremy at the front desk made sure that our entire stay was magical - these two set the bar high for customer service!!! Although the property is under renovation (completion date will... More 

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

Wonderful! We are so very pleased that we made your weekend memorable. We are fortunate to have an outstanding group of service professionals working in our hotel. They really make us stand out! More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Located across the street from the beach and a short walk from St. Armond circle. The Holiday Inn Lido Key is centrally located in a quiet residential neighborhood. I would recommend this hotel to all my friends and family!

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

Great and thank you! We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed our special location. We look forward to welcoming 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*
Number of rooms: 131
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