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“Clean and basic living in great location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Beau Lido Suites

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Beau Lido Suites
149 Tyler Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236   |  
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Ranked #20 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
Milton, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Clean and basic living in great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Our group has rented out the entirety of Beau Lido suites for at least one week every year for the past nineteen years. The rooms are clean, the price is right, the location is great and the staff is friendly. The rooms have very basic furnishings and the beds and linens are adequate. Doors, some windows and patio furniture have been replaced, and several rooms had kitchen updates just a few years ago. There are different types of rooms to accommodate for various needs. Many rooms are definitely showing their age and they may want to think about more cosmetic touch-ups in the near future. For example there are some broken tiles in the bathroom of room 7. The kitchenettes are stocked with some pots, pans and utensils to prepare meals. We did have an unfortunate occurrence with the air conditioning ceasing to function in three of our rooms (1,2 and 3) after hours, which created a bit of a headache. Carrie was prompt in addressing the problem and the issue was resolved as soon as possible the next morning. She is fantastic and has always taken care of us over the years. Other than this hiccup, the A/C units make the rooms very comfortable in the Florida heat. The set-up of the property gives a feeling of community to the suites. Since there is quite a bit of open space we’ve always wondered if the owners have considered putting in a pool. Overall, if you are looking for a basic, clean, affordable room, within close proximity to beach and shopping, this is a good place to be.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Mount Airy, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

The rooms were very clean. The original room we booked, the AC was not working properly, but Carrie, Project Manager, did not hestitate to move us to a larger room with better AC,. The twin/king bed was very uncomfortable, if you would invest in a descent pillow top or mattress pad it would be FANTASTIC.

What definately made it all worth it was Carrie. She was fantastic, kept the grounds very nice and neat and was extremely helpful with all our needs.

Would consider coming back if the beds were more comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

We thought the rooms were fairly clean and the mgt and hotel staff were very accomodating. We would recommend that new twin(made up to be a king size) bd in rm 11 be considered since these were uncomfortable as was the pull out queen bed sofa. By offering better beds, this room would be a real charm. Thanks.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hobe Sound, Florida, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We made a reservation for a return visit here because we had a pleasant experience the year prior. Although not a disaster it was a less pleasant experience this year. The room was large and reasonably clean. BUT the lighting in the room was very inadequate - no light at all on one side of king bed - dim and cold (maybe it the new bulbs), there was no soap of any kind in the bathroom, there was no hairdryer, there was the last visitors garbage outside the back door, we had difficulty logging onto the wi-fi - there was only one channel which worked and that disappeared after we used it once.
I know you can't expect above average service or amenities for below average price but it is not too much too expect the basics. The kitchen was well supplied and location to beach is great. The lack of adequate lighting was the most annoying of the defficiences. Glad we brought our own soap.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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York, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

We have traveled to Lido Beach four times and have stayed here twice so far. We stayed at the larger, Gulf-front, chain hotel and paid twice as much and the room/hotel were not worth paying double the rate. We also stayed in a guest room at a neighboring property and it was awful (extremely noisy) one phone call to Beau Lido and they got us in and the vacation was saved!!

They have a very pollite and accommodating staff. Guest rooms are dated but they are very clean, air conditioned and having a kitchennete is a huge plus. Its only 1/2 block from an incredible beach and very short walking distance to St. Armonds. If you are a budget minded traveler Beau Lido is a must. We hope to continue staying here in the future.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

We find ourselves coming back to this wonderful and quaint little place. The Lady that runs the place is just nice and easy going, very accommodating.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

We have stayed at the Beau Lido before but it was just my husband and I. This time we planned a family vacation including sisters/brother and their families. I just want to say that Ann went out of her way to accommodate a family of 18! She took care of everything and made sure that every respective family had accommodations. Our mini-family reunion was wonderful. We didn't have to worry about anything. The house was clean and big and the kitchen was great for family breakfast.

I will definitely come back to Beau Lido, like we've done in the past 2 years. Thank you Ann. We missed Cary this time but we were taken care of with the things we needed.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Beau Lido Suites

Address: 149 Tyler Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
#3 Best Value Hotel in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Steps away from beautiful and serene Lido Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, Beau Lido Suites offers a relaxed an budget friendly escape. Central to the beach as well as the international shops and restaurants of St. Armand's Circle. Enjoy the sun and sand on beautiful Lido Key. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Beau Lido Hotel Sarasota
Beau Lido Motel

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