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Hardeeville, South Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love going to sarasota sands. All our children go and we get together and have a wonderful time with the grandchildrens. Place is wonderful like always, every year they improve the units, and I wish we can stay for more than two weeks. It's not enough time. The staff is excellent, love them all. People says is dated, what... More 

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Greensburg
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the property itself is a bit dated, my room was clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. My room had an ocean view (and because of the layout of the property buildings, I would guess this was true of many rooms), and I was just steps away from pristine Lido beach. The water was warm and... More 

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Jenks, OK
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60 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This was our first time to Sarasota Sands and we were very pleased. We flew in to the Sarasota airport and the resort I is about 10 miles away. A very short and easy drive. It was only my husband and me, so we stayed in a one bedroom one bath unit that was steps from the beautiful beach. The... More 

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2 Thank JenksLady
newcastle upon tyne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Location was position A, the beach was one of the best we have ever been and we have been to many all over the world. If you are not planning on spending much time in the room then its fine. don't expect modern decor. The staff were very friendly and the rooms were clean.

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Bradenton, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

My wifes family has been going for almost 30 years and has many wonderful memories. Now we go each year in June. This is a very family friendly resort that is adjacent to beautiful South Lido Park. We catch all sorts of fish at night while fishing on the pass, snook are the best when in season. The beach itself... More 

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Festus, Missouri
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73 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

What a nice stay we had this year. The grounds were taken care of and place has a new coat of paint. You can not get closer to the beach. The studio was a bit cramped but, overall we were pleased. Staff was outstanding, helpful and wanted to make our stay enjoyable. Family had a wonderful time, and we will... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Located at the end of Lido Key and right on the gulf, it offers easy access to many different ways to enjoy a stay. We own a time share and come down about the same time every year. We enjoy the well kept property from the suite that we stay in, to the pool, sauna and area for guests to... More 

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

We have been coming to this resort since 1993 and always enjoy our visit. The condominum complex is quaint. It is very quiet and is located at the end of the street, right next to the State Park. The rooms are simple, and meticulously clean. The units range in size from a studio to larger units with more than one... More 

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

This is our 2nd home! We love it!!! Warm beautiful, inviting friendly and relaxing. We look forward to our annual stay and feel that the time flies !!! Wish there were more open windows in the condos and that the Internet worked better but on then whole we can live with that! :)

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Sun City Center, Florida
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The resort was beautiful, the people and workers very helpful, but the unit was soooooooooooo uncomfortable. We had a unit that stated it slept 6, 4 privately. In the bedroom was a double bed. The "den" slept two on the most uncomfortable sectional sofa -- the blinds did not shut out all the spotlights from the beautiful courtyard -- it... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Sarasota Sands

Address: 2150 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236-2399
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: $292 - $471 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Sarasota Sands Hotel Sarasota
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