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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 August 9, 2014
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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

What a wonderful location. Front desk staff was excellent. The hotel is under renovation but you would not even know it. The room view is excellent, overlooking the beach and the room was perfect with 2 beds. I can wait to return. Keep up the good work.

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

Wow! Thank you. We really like to know when we get it right for our guests. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Franklinton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The room was nice and we had a great ocean view. Staff was friendly and helpful. Great location to the beach and restaurants/ shopping in walking distance. I guess the only downfall was breakfast was not included in the price of the room. It was available but seemed a little expensive for what you could get.

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. On your next visit, look for rates that include breakfast - they are a great value. We hope to see you again very soon. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great location. A short walk across the street to the beach, and you can walk into town and leave the car. Quiet in the evenings. Not very crowded beach either. Pleasant staff. Didn't use the pool, but looked nice.

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

Thank you - we are pleased to know that you enjoyed your getaway with us. We are great escape from reality! More

Belfast
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed for one night in this hotel (family with 2 small children) It is in a nice area - right across from the beach with a great view from the dining room on the 7th floor. We arrived at around 2am and the late night check in person was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fine - but it... More

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

Thank you for your compliments of our location and staff. We regret that the cleanliness in our dining room was not up to standard. We have very high expectations for cleanliness, and will address accordingly. Our property is currently slated for a full renovation, and we look forward to great results. We do hope you will consider a return visit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had a reservation at a different hotel but after reading horrible reviews I cancelled it and thought I would try Holiday Inn. I am sure glad I did.The hotel is right across the street from the beach and from our 5th floor balcony we had an amazing view. My son and I were able to see dolphins swimming on... More

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

Wonderful! We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your visit with us. Lido Key is certainly a special place, and it sounds like you and your family got to see some truly beautiful sites while with us. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Each year this hotel gets better! Nicer rooms better value and always great views. The best value hotel on lido key always friendly and great security who could ask for more. Will continue to go back.

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

Thank you for appreciating our changes. We are working hard to make this hotel as unique as our location. More

Orlando, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Lets start with pros first. -Excellent location: The hotel is on the beach with easy access and amazing views. It is an easy walk to restaurants and shopping. The beach is beautiful and clean. -Food: The restaurants were delicious and reasonable priced for a hotel -Service: Everyone we encountered was polite and helpful! The one big con: -It is old.... 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 have a special location and a great team working to keep our guests happy. We will revisit our cleaning standards, as the balcony of the guest room is just as important as any other part of the guest room. We are also in process now of updating our hotel, especially the dated appearance of... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Excellent location, immediately opposite the superb beach and 5 minutes walk from the restaurants and shops at St Armand's Circle, with great staff but in need of a serious update and renovation. It does look like renovations will start soon, but no plans were on view so not possible to guess how the hotel will look when completed.

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

We appreciate your kind comments and know that we are working to improve our hotel - We hope to share something very special very soon. More

Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Just like all the other reviews I'll say, yes its old. But for the price you cant get a better location on the beach. Its in a quiet area but right around the corner from shopping and restaurants. The beach is right across the street and beautiful. The front desk was great and granted us a late check out so... More

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

Thank you for your positive comments. We strive to offer the best value on Lido Key. We are currently under renovation , but we hope to see you in the future so show you the finished product. More

Estero, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Stayed one night this week. This hotel is DIRTY. The staff was very nice but the hotel is just old and dirty. There were signs asking for patience while they renovate. I didn't see any sign that anything had been renovated. This hotel was recommended by a co worker. She would never steer me wrong so I assume that some... More

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

Thank you for your comments. Our renovation is on the way, and will share your comments with the staff. We look forward to seeing you soon. More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach

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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