This was our third or fourth visit to this hotel. we like the location - just across the street from Lido Beach. The staff is fine. Armand Circle, with restaurants and shops, is an easy walk from the hotel. Parking is ample. If you can face the beach, it is a great view. We enjoyed watching the nesting birds and sunsets.
My only complaint is that the hotel allows guests to smoke on their balconies. Yes, the balcony is "outside" the hotel, but the smoke wafting from the neighbors cigarettes and cigars made me leave my balcony and close the sliding glass door. Luckily I could view the birds from he seventh floor dining room window (and in person on the beach, but did not wish to get close enough to disturb them) and could walk to the beach for the sunset.
On another visit we had the balcony with the view of the town (not the beach); the rooms seem to be all the same. We could hear the couple in the next room arguing when we stood by the adjoining door, but they were screaming quite loudly ("at the top of their lungs"); we could not hear them or the people on the other side at any other time during our visit. so the rooms are reasonably sound-proof. The room is fine, for a beach hotel.
We like this hotel and will continue to return when we visit the west coast of Florida.
- 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