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Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perfect property with well trained and pleasant employees. Rooms are spotless and many with Gulf views. On the beach. The restaurant is on the top looking out on the Gulf with excellent food and service.

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Toronto
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70 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We choose this hotel due to its proximity to the beach. We were quite disappointed with most of our experience: the hotel is under renovations so there is no lobby, dinning room or facility to enjoy beside the room. We were told that the rooms were renovated: I wonder how can they call a new headboard and sink as renovated... More 

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Buffalo, New York
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

room was ok but the restaurant was closed for upgrades. it was raining so we were forced to get into the car and travel for breakfast lunch and dinner. not sure we would have booked the hotel if we had known about the restaurant being closed. we had food in the past at this restaurant and were looking forward to... More 

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

We do regret that you were not better informed of our renovations. We remain under construction, and do plan to have our dinning room open by 2.14.16. The main lobby remains under construction, and we look to complete by 3.1.16. We hope you come see our new look next time you travel to the Sarasota/ Lido Key area. More 

Westerville
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here because the place we usually stay at was booked. It was fine. It sits across the beach with a road between the bldg and the beach, so beach access was easy, and you get an ocean view if you have a room that faces the water. (We didn't.) The pool was nice and the area sizable, and... More 

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

We really appreciate the recognition of all the special things we are doing for our guests to ease the impact of our renovations. We are fortunate to have kind and caring staff members through out our hotel who will go out of their way to ensure your comfort. We should be completing the last of these renovations by the end... More 

Fort Erie, Canada
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite the construction, this hotel was wonderful. They made up for the renovations by providing an endless stream of snacks and water (cookies, muffins, apples, oranges, bananas and granola bars). The room was clean and comfortable, and the pool was warm enough to swim in. We had a room on the top floor facing west which had an incredible view... More 

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

Wow - you have made our day. Thank you for taking the time to recognize our efforts to keep guests comfortable in spite of our renovations. We really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Mount Juliet, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was under renovation when we arrived on 1/12/16. There were no functional common areas such as a lobby, dining room, cafe, lounge area, or bar. We were surprised because we were not notified prior to our arrival that the amenities advertised for this hotel were not functional. As far as we know, we paid the same room price... More 

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

Thank you for your comments, and we are finishing up the renovations of the dining room and lobby shortly. Our published rates are reduced to reflect the current conditions at the hotel. We regret that you experienced interruption to water service, and we do try to reduce the impact of this. We know that we will have a lot to... More 

Winter Haven, Florida, Usa
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there for a relaxing weekend over looking the ocean. What I found was the balcony overlooked a busy road then the ocean. I could not enjoy the sound of the ocean from the balcony due to the traffic below. Also upon arrival the lobby and the 7th floor restaurant overlooking the ocean were closed due to renovations. We... More 

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

We are currently under renovation. We assure you and all our guests that we are doing all we can to speed this project to completion. We have completed all guest rooms. The lobby and dining room should complete by the end of February. Please do consider us again when you visit the area. More 

Bedford, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed there many times before and liked it. Arrived late in the evening to find that a temporary lobby was in place as they were renovating, the lobby, lounge and dining room. We were never notified of this. During the five days I was there, no hot water one day, planned water shutoff another, loud banging in the ceiling... More 

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

We are certainly fortunate to have kind and helpful team members like Kara and Paul - and pleased to know that they made a positive impact on your stay. We always regret to learn that any member of our team is less than helpful, and we certainly apologize on Jeremy's behalf. Our current renovation state demands that we all step... More 

Cicero, New York
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here last weekend. They are still renovating the lobby and restaurant, which we were aware of prior to our visit. Rooms are completely renovated, beds were very comfortable, great gulf view. This hotel is within walking distance of most restaurants and shops in town, so very convenient. One thing to be aware of is that this hotel does... More 

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

Thank you for sharing such positive words about our property and very special location. The weather event you experienced in January was highly unusual. The Sarasota area and its islands were hit by 2 tornados that weekend. The power loss at the hotel lasted over 9 hours, so emergency lighting ran out, as well as our back up systems. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read the reviews on this site and also check other hotels cost to see if i could get a better deal with a ocean front view. I decided to call the chain to make the reservations because I believe I get a secured deal, even if it's $9 more. I'm glad I booked. The view on 5th floor was... More 

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

We are so pleased to know that you did enjoy your visit in the midst of our renovations. We look forward to completion by the end of February 2016. Bibles are available from our front desk at this time. We do hope to see you again. More 

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