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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They placed on us the sixth floor. Great view of the ocean/beach. Can't beat the walk to the beach from the hotel. They had plenty of parking. You can also walk to the shops/restaurants. You don't have to worry about finding parking by the shops since parking was hard to come by during peak hours.

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

You certainly described our special location well - dolphins and seagulls playing in the gulf, and you can see it all from your balcony. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again - More

Nottingham UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed with my husband in a lovely big king bedded room with a gulf view but very old decoration and the border around the top of the walls was dirty, the bathroom had definitely seen better days but the gulf view made up for everything and was just fabulous. I had read mixed reviews about this hotel before staying... 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 do regret that you found pests in your room during your May 2014 visit with our hotel. Please know that we take every precaution to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests, and have regular pest services. It is a battle here in the tropical climate of South West Florida, and we take... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

We appreciate you feedback regarding your July 2014 visit with our hotel. We are undertaking a grand project to update the entire property and look forward to sharing our new style in 2015. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service, and regret that you did not experience that during your visit with us. We look forward to your return. More

Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank you for your praise of our special location and special team as you experienced during your July 2014 visit to our hotel. We are working hard to improve our hotel, especially our guest rooms and guest bathrooms. We look forward to sharing our new look in 2015 More

Alicante, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 June 24, 2014

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

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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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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
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#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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