My boyfriend and I stayed here at the Holiday Inn Lido beach, Sarasota during the end of December to early January. I must say I was not impressed at first as the hotel is somewhat older and the view (online)was slightly misleading (beach is across a 2 lane highway) but! The service? I cannot complain. I will say this a gulf view room is a MUST have upgrade if you want to stay here! The beautiful white sand Lido beach is the nicest I have seen for miles in the area! Be prepared to spend some $$$ though staying here!! The shopping is somewhat high end (think Tommy Bahama &Lilly Pulitzer) the dining is also amazing but pricey! All this is a 3 minute walk from the hotel to!! One other recommendation I would have to give is to add the breakfast to your stay. The rooftop restaurant has the best view of the green water and sunrise in the morning as well and breakfast is really good! They give you a $15 p.p allowance to order off the menu or choose the buffet. All in all I would say the room was ok...I mean this place is nestled on a gem of a beach & area...but could use a facelift for sure!! One other thing is it's about a 8-10 min drive to the nearest convenience store or Walgreens! There is not 1 place to even buy milk in the complex of about 300 stores down the street here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on a barrier island, off the coast of Sarasota, The Holiday Inn Lido Beach is just steps from the powder white sand of Lido Beach and only two blocks from over 140 upscale restaurants, shops and galleries on St. Armands Circle. Featuring a sophisticated, yet 'Florida Casual' decor, The Holiday Inn Lido Beach combines the relaxed atmosphere of a beach resort with the amenities and services of a full service hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach Hotel Sarasota
- Holiday Inn Lido Beach
- Sarasota Holiday Inn