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“I would come again” 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
Easton
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“I would come again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

The Beau Lido contains a block of motel suites that include a small kitchenette and a TV with many cable channels. The beds are large and comfortable. The bathrooms adequate, though pinched for space. Located walking distance from Lido Beach and St. Armand's circle (and an easy drive across the causeway to wonderful downtown Sarasota) the Beau Lido is very conveniently located. Carrie, the daytime caretaker, is very helpful and keeps residents with a good supply of towels and anything else she can.

I doubt that one could get an average hotel room as inexpensively as a stay at the Beau Lido. My wife and I found it adequate and would return. However, the place shows many signs of age. Not all jealousy windows open and close; they are stuck closed. Light fixtures in the bathroom are full of dust and dirt. One light in our room had no working switch, though one could turn it on and off with the wall switch. Since I used the same outlet to charge my phone and laptop, the only way to turn off the lamp while leaving power on at the outlet was to loosen the bulb--no big deal; it was a CFL and remained cool to the touch. The coffee makers suck. And there are only a minimum of utensils and pots and pans so bring your own if you prefer.

I was unhappy with the network connection. It was weak in room 6 and barely discernible in room 1. Carrie told us that you often "just have to step outside your room to get a signal" but this did not help me stream Netflix at night--something I'd planned to do.

My favorite thing was the hammock in the middle of the vest pocket grounds. I didn't use it much but it created just the right atmosphere for a March respite from Pennsylvania weather.

Room Tip: Higher numbered rooms--closer to the office--may have a stronger wifi signal.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

this is our third stay. Yes,it is tired and interior needs lots of updating.It is clean and the bed was comfortable.Most of all the location is supurb.
Carrie is wonderful. Spruce this place up and you will have a gem !!

Room Tip: Room one --bare bones -mold around shower
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pataskala, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Our first trip to this area of FL. Lido Key, St Armands is beautiful. I knew going in that Beau Lido Suites were not high end. Very quiet neighborhood. Clean rooms. Quick walk to Public Beach. Place attracts an older group, we in our 50's were the youngest guests. No children, making for quiet hours.We were in a Deluxe room (kitchenette, sofa, king bed) for most of our stay. Cooking breakfast was a challenge, with only a very small skillet and large pots for use. We decided to stay one more night and moved to the Guest room. Here the challenge came, in that though you have a coffee maker there are no cups of any kind provided.In search of breakfast or even coffee, before 9 a.m. comes down to Starbucks on St Armands Circle. The guestroom was the cutest, white wicker furniture. Seems the owners could cute up the other rooms, even with 2nd hand furnishings and
painting all to match. Carrie, the onsite clerk (10-4), is a busy gal and helpful. We HIGHLY recommend Venezia on St Armands Circle. Delicious stone oven baked pizza. Take time to checkout all the history of John Ringling.Ringling Brothers . Over all Beau Lido is a nice, budget friendly place. Next time will drive a larger vehicle and bring extra kitchen items or stay at another efficiency .

Room Tip: If staying more than one night, choose standard and up.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for a few days and were very disappointed.
Moldy grout around the tub. The place was old and dumpy. Washer and dryer didn't work.
One lady takes care of everything all by herself, and she words hard !
Location was good. I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cross River, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The Beau Lido is in a beautiful location.........minutes walk to Lido Beach and St. Armand's circle.
The unit was supplied with fresh towels daily & cleaned thoroughly weekly. Any issues were addressed immediately & solved (i.e. new batteries for t.v. remote, new coffee pot issued when the existing one in the room did not work). Carrie was delightful to deal with and a hard worker.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This was Team SnowFox's first sailing regatta in Sarasota. What a treat it was to stay here. Older property but very neat and clean and the location was superb. The best of both the racing regatta venue, 2 miles away and beach access 2 blocks a way. A great place to relax in the quiet comfortable area. The booking service and logistics coordination was great.

Thanks for a great stay,
Team Snowfox

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vevey, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I booked a room based on Trip Advisor reviews. It was about the price of a mid-range motel, and was drawing rave reviews. What a disappointment! The location is ideal, but the room was 1960ish, with furniture that should have been replaced long ago.
The hotel misses the basic items that ones takes for granted, such as coffee for the coffee machine, shampoo/conditioner/lotion, a lamp on each side of the bed (how is the person on the far side supposed to read in bed?), a lamp over the desk with several power plugs...
No breakfast, no desk clerk.

Room Tip: go elsewhere
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 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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