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Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach

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  • Location
    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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at the resort over the weekend with two different reservations. One paid for with my credit card and one paid with points. However, both were charged to my debit card. I called the hotel on Monday and spoke to Jeremy the "MOD" who said it was only a "hold" on my credit card and it would be "going away"... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent five days with my family at the Holiday Inn Lido Beach. From the moment we arrived, Paul greeted us with a smile and wonderful service. I can't say enough about the customer service from all of the staff. My parents were celebrating their 49th anniversary. What a wonderful surprise when chocolate covered strawberries and champagne were delivered to... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our second year spending several days at this hotel. The desk staff are very helpful, the waiters in the restaurant are awesome, food is really good, go for the omelette, (say hi to Suzette), and the maids always smile. This year they were going thru a bit of a face lift and maintenance. Didn't even know they were... More 

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

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Congers, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just returned, first I must say the Holiday Inn staff was excellent, very kind and helpful, the hotel was immaculate, and the location is the best and shortest walk to the beach. With that said, why the "three stars" ? It's off season, super hot, and we paid a high weekly rate for a parking lot... More 

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

Yikes! Sorry you were not informed of our ongoing renovations prior to your visit with us. We are currently painting the exterior of the building, as well as finishing work in guest rooms. In the second phase of our project, we will be addressing the dining room, meeting rooms and lobby spaces. We plan to have the entire project completed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at this hotel multiple times and have generally had a good stay. This time, however, we lucked out with a VERY small room compared to what we normally stay in. For the price that we paid for two nights, the room was not worth it. They gave us complimentary breakfast which was quite enjoyable. There was a... More 

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

Thank you for being a repeat guest with our hotel. We do have different sizes of guest rooms, and as part of our renovation, we are structuring our pricing to reflect that. We look forward to the day when we are completely finished with this project, and can share a special product with all our guests. More 

Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is located right across from Lido Beach. The beach area is fairly serene. Not heavily crowded. The hotel itself has recently undergone renovations. This was my second stay at this hotel. Both times were great experiences. The room itself was beautifully decorated and had an excellent view of the gulf. There is a small balcony/sitting area to enjoy... More 

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

We are glad you enjoy our beautiful renovated rooms and remarkable gulf view. Thank you for your kind words we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip. More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location with various restaurants and shops walking distance. The ocean is right there and plenty of space to lay out. The hotel needs a few upgrades but location is the key to this hotel. From the pool you have an ocean view.

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

Yes the short proximity we are to all the great shops and dinning at St. Armand's makes our location a prime spot for the restaurant connoisseur and shopper in us all. We look forward to seeing you in the future once all our upgrades are complete. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to relax after the madness of Orlando theme parks. The hotel is just across the road from the beach and just a couple of minutes from St Armands Circle. We were not disturbed by the renovation which seems to now be focused on the rear exterior part of the building. We had a sea facing room which... More 

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

Thank for for your response. We do have a great place here to get away and relax. We are pleased that all our amenities where able to meet your needs.We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic location. Just a short walk across the road to a beautiful beach. No litter on the beach. No dogs allowed on the beach. Local people take a lot of pride in their community and it really shows. Hotel was perfect. Nothing was too much trouble for the lovely staff. Breakfast on the seventh floor was so friendly and relaxed... More 

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

thank you for the your kind words. We do have a special little community here that takes great pride in our beautiful beach. We will pass your great remarks onto both Paul and the restaurant staff. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little spot to stop in for happy hour getting a break from beach. Stopped inside to visit small Tiki bar, small talk with visitors from Italy. Directly across the road from beach and right around corner from St Armand's. Went to business meeting and great luncheon last year. Friendly staff, relaxing and clean.

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

Thank you. yes our Tiki bar is a on of kind place to cool off with a relaxing cocktail and still enjoy the great view of the amazing beach. More 

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