I went with my family, wife and two kids (11 and 7). Stayed on the fourth floor ocean view / corner room. View was great and pool was fun. Kelley was great at the pool bar, and she even cried when our family had to leave. Weather started out cool/windy but ended better 75-82 degrees. Hotel could use some upgrades on the outside, but the inside rooms were good size and clean. all staff was great. A bad policy is that they charge the guests of the resort $2 dollars for using a beach chair. For this money per night you should definitely get a complim. chair. Overall good time and liked the beach house rest. the best.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A tropical paradise at the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach in Sarasota, FloridaSandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has a relaxing sunny resort flavor, with a storybook seaside setting on a 600 foot strand of private, natural white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico.Sun. Sand. Swaying Palm Trees. And Great Service, Too. You'll be treated to thoughtful touches, such as a morning newspaper and a small refrigerator for chilling beverages and snacks. Free wifi is also available throughout the property. Plus the pleasures of outdoor dining for both breakfast and lunch are virtually right outside your door. What's more, our recreation staff can provide personalized sailing lessons. There's a convenient Gift Shop on premises and we're within easy walking distance of popular St. Armands Circle, with its fine shopping and entertainment attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota
- Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
- Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota