Pros: rooms look out onto Lido Beach and the Gulf; rooms are clean- new rugs; furniture is new; bathrooms are under construction and the hotel is getting a necessary face lift inside; pool is clean and well maintained. Pat at desk and staff are excellent- that is why I gave it a Very Good.
Cons- current baths are in need of face lift, elevator floors and rugs need to be cleaned, covered or replaced. Hallway rugs need to be better cleaned. Bar is getting a face lift soon in lobby.
Rooms are adequate - not any extras, but you are not paying an arm and a leg for rooms that have priceless views. View from restaurant is nice, food is ok.
If your looking for reasonable,price,,walking distance to shops and across from beach- good value. If your looking for high priced resort- not the place.
- 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