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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 #27 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am writing this review to inform others of my experience because I rely entirely on trip advisor reviews when choosing my options. Upon our arrival and throughout our stay until the moment we walked out the door every single staff member was pleasant, courteous, professional and accommodating. I did get everyone's name but I would like to acknowledge Kara,... More

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

Wonderful! Thank you very much for sharing such kind remarks about our team! We look forward to seeing you again. More

Johns Creek, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this hotel is perfect. Five stars!! The staff was friendly. The pool was clean and perfect temperature. There is a little bar at the pool too. 3 stars The hotel lobby was dingy, outdated and in need of an upgrade. 2 stars. Room gets 2 stars. We had a gorgeous ocean view from our room and beds... More

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

Thank you for your comments. We are now beginning to renovate our guest rooms, including upgrades to our guest bathrooms. We look forward to these changes, and know they will make your next visit more pleasant. More

Clearwater
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overlooking one of Florida's most beautiful beaches and within easy walking distance of St Armand's Circle, this Holiday Inn became a destination in itself instead of just a place to stay. A Holiday Inn! Whodathunkit? Among the pleasant surprises was a restaurant with a limited, but worthy, menu, and priced right. The Gorgonzola and steak salad is a keeper. A... More

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

Wow! Thank you! More

Keller, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove to Sarasota for our spring break trip March 8-15th. The hotel, although undergoing renovations, was clean and comfortable and the location was absolutely perfect. And truthfully, I never heard any noise from the renovations. Perfect location to the beach and easy walking distance to Armand's Circle for shopping and dining. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful.... More

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

Wow! Thank you and thank you for sharing such wonderful compliments! More

Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Holiday Inn at Lido Key from 3/14 thru 3/18. It was a great experience. We were given a room on the 5th floor which had a balcony and a wonderful view of the beach. The carpet appeared to be new as well as the furnishings. We were told the bathrooms would be renovated after the season.... More

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

Wonderful! Thank you so much. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again very soon. More

LONGVIEW
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff, big rooms, good restaurant with free morning coffee. Big pool with small inside and outside bar. A nice view from every room, either the Gulf Side or the Inter-coastel Canal side. Walking distance from some great shopping and many restaurants. Early check-in sometimes a problem but they will hold your luggage for you. The beach is right across... More

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

Wow! Thank you - we are so pleased to know we get it right! More

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

The most important thing for us when we travel is quiet. 5 stars. Because the rooms are probably built with spancrete (concrete), it was pretty quiet. We had a great view of the ocean. 5 stars. The rooms are run down and there was lipstick and mascara on the towels. 2 stars. The beds were pretty saggy and uncomfortable 2... 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 hard to improve our property, and the level of service we offer. Cleanliness is definitely on that list. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Morristown, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just spent a long weekend there. Location can't be beat. Park your car and walk everywhere. They are starting to refurbish but the lobby is half done and the orange and turquoise are Howard Johnson circa 1965. Now the rooms. The rooms - need to be gutted. Completely. The walls are dirty. The rug is gross. The bathroom has no... More

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

We are working hard to complete our renovations, and do regret that we were delayed. We completely agree! It is time to be done. Prior to your next visit, we encourage you to reach out to the hotel staff directly and we can let you know of our progress. More

Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our room was newly renovated and very clean. Several guests had dogs, which being a dog lover I took note of. We had a great view of the Ocean. The daytime desk staff seemed very friendly and were very helpful. The bar staff were nice, although the pool guests seemed to have a hard time getting drinks some days, depending... 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 do have pool deck chairs on order, and regret that they have not arrived yet. We are working to make our pool experience better for our guests, and when renovations are fully completed, we know you will see a difference. More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife reviewed this place and gave it an "excellent". Thus, the disagreement within this family. I'm being benevolent giving this place three stars. In summary: Pros: Location Friendly and accommodating staff Cons: Housekeeping is awful. You need new supervision and, or, employees in this department. For example, area behind sink faucet had built up crud, hairs (not our own,... More

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

Sorry to be the source of disagreement with you and your wife. We are working hard to improve our hotel in all areas, and certainly recognize that cleanliness is among those. Thank you for sharing your concerns. Kind Regards - More

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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach Hotel Sarasota
Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach Hotel
Holiday Inn Lido Beach
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Sarasota Holiday Inn
Address: 233 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Location: United States > Florida > Sarasota
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:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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