just returned from a week at the Coquina on the Beach, located on Lido Key, just outside of Sarasota. After mixed reviews of this place, we were pleasantly surprised. We requested a room with a view of the beach and got a room in the "Beachview" building- not the closest building to the beach, but with a view from the balcony of the pool area, and beyond that, the beach. Very nice room- styled like a suite with a bedroom, and separate living room with sofa, chair 27" television(no VCR). It's really an effi ciency with a kitchen and nice eating area with table and 4 chairs. There is also a desk by the balcony door. Sliding door to the the nice sized balcony with chaise and two chairs. Bathroom was decent size with clean fixtures and very nice showerhead with plenty of pressure. Very bright sink and vanity area- no hair dryer- you might be able to get one from them- we brought our own.
Staff(Amy and Cindi) were excellent and provided everything we needed without a problem and cheerfully. Free coffee and the local newspaper every morning in the office.
Only problem- we were on the second floor of the building and there are no elevators. We had HEAVY luggage and noticed there was a ramp to the second floor used by the maids. Asked if the gates could be unlocked for our use to wheel our luggage upstairs. We were told that because of "insurance reasons" guests could not use the ramp. Very inconvenient, but we lived through it.
All in all, a great to stay in the Lido Beach area- convenient to St. Armand's Circle and 5 minutes from downtown Sarasota.
- Also Known As:
- Coquina On The Beach Hotel Sarasota
- Coquina On The Beach Sarasota
- Coquina On The Beach Hotel
- Coquina Beach Sarasota
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quaint, old-Florida style beach hotel on Gulf of Mexico with studio and suite efficiencies. Nestled on beautiful Lido Key in Sarasota, FL, just minutes from renowned St. Armanda's Circle and Downtown Sarasota. ... more less