We just stayed for three nights at this hotel, I didn't know quite what to expect because it has 1950's architecture and was hoping it wasn't outdated service and style. It was wonderful like a old style Florida resort hotels that has been lovely maintained. The price was terrific $155 for a gulf front room with a small deck that looked over the white powdered sand of Lido Beach. It has two swimming pools but we spent most afternoons lying under the palm tree huts that are on the beach. Don't miss having breakfast at the hotel, the price is great under $10 and on weekends they have a buffet for the same price. Excellant service from the staff. We will be back next year for a longer stay.
- 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