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Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach

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Naples, Florida
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right across the street from Lido Beach. Expensive because it is right there. Although for a longer stay (we only stayed one night) I rather go to Siesta Key, the island south of lido and rent a condo right on the white sandy powdery beach. Hotel is ok. Rooms on the smaller side. Clean. The lady that served us breakfast... More 

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Thank Marisaf14
Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

We deeply regret that any member of our team was less that courteous or helpful when dealing with your requests. We take our commitment to hospitality very seriously, and know that our genuine kindness matters to our guests. We appreciate your feedback and share with our teams. More 

Manassas, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Check-in was swift and easy, and we were offered a late checkout option as IHG members which was greatly appreciated. The room was spacious and provided a wonderful 6th floor view (see photo). I was surprised that the balconies are not completely private. There was some kind of plumbing issue that created a small mess in the hallway but did... More 

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Thank Christina K
Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We do have a one of a kind location with amazing views of the gulf. We do regret that a plumbing issue interrupted your stay, and know that the issue has been resolved. We continue to work to improve our services and offerings. We will share your comments accordingly and use them to improve our... More 

Naples, Florida
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40 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so excited about staying here (beach, St Armands Circle) that we added a night to our reservation. That was a mistake. At check-in we got quick, friendly service and given a room on the 5th floor. Sounds good, right? We found the room to be run of the mill (unimpressive) and immediately encountered a dirty, musty smell that... More 

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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

It is so disappointing to know that you did not experience our very best on your visit. We work hard to ensure the comfort of all our guests, and do apologize that we did not better care for you and your wife. We have recently renovated our guest rooms and are in the process now of upgrading our ac systems.... More 

Florida
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time on our 3 days stay. The server from the top floor restaurant was very sweet and borrow his binoculars to my kids to spot the dolphins. The rooms view is awesome! Food was AMAZING, expensive, but better then several Holidays Inn we stayed. It's walking distance to several restaurants, ice-cream places, malls, and is JUST... More 

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Thank tmbaptista
Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

Wonderful - so pleased to know you got our best and enjoyed your stay with us. More 

Weston, Florida
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179 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just spent 4 days a couldn't be any happier with this stay. We got a room with ocean view, the room was completely renovated and very spacious. Restaurant upstairs has the best view and excellent food and service. Wifi is was very good all over the property. Lots of restaurants, cafes and stores less than 5 minutes walking. Perfect... More 

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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

Wonderful - so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us! More 

Land O Lakes, Florida
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about the hotel was very nice including its location, the gulf views, the hotel staff, the roof top restaurant and bars, and the pool. The room we were assigned on the 6th floor, NOT SO MUCH. First, corner rooms (626) which we were assigned are considerably smaller than others with gulf view balconies -- especially felt in the bathroom... More 

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Thank littleneil1
Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments of our great location and staff. Very sorry that your room did not meet your expectations. Many guests enjoy the corner rooms, as there is only one balcony divider and more of a view from these locations. We will certainly address your concerns. More 

Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed our stay at this location. We had a fantastic Gulf view and the weather was superb. This location had a wonderful front desk crew. Check-in was seamless. However, I cannot say that such service was the "norm" for our brief stay. There is a ramp to help with wheelchairs & rolling luggage vs/ daring the steep stairs, though it... More 

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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your very thorough feedback. We certainly do recognize that the details matter - to you and to all our guests. Every step through the hotel is to show the care and concern of our team. Cleanliness, service, well maintained, are the greatest resposibilities we have to our guests. Please know that we take your concerns to heart,... More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We book a night her every summer. Each year we try to convince the kids to stay somewhere else, but they like it. I find the prices expensive. I book ocean view rooms ( which we now remodeled) so maybe that is why.... But can do the same in South Beach for less money. We learned the hard way regarding... More 

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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

We would like to think that Lido Key and Sarasota have so much more to offer your family, and perhaps that is why your kids love our location so much. Be sure to ask about our Florida Resident Specials, as we do put those offers out in the summer. We are always working on ways to improve our services and... More 

Danville, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very poor 1st impression from staff at front desk, I know they are busy but a pleasant greeting and a smile would be nice. The room was clean and comfortable, but the best part is the amazing beach view and the easy access to the beach. Not all the rooms have a beach view...make sure you know what you are... More 

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Thank Tim M
Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

We certainly agree - everyone should be greeted and welcomed by our staff. We do apologize that you did not get such a welcome. Our hotel does have 2 views, the gulf side and the bay side, and rooms are priced according to the view. We think our incredible views of the gulf are worth it! More 

Sunnyvale, California
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don’t know how Holiday Inn scored this location, but it is on a prime stretch of Lido Beach. The incredible beach is right across the street. St. Armands Circle is about a quarter mile away and an easy walk. Oddly, this hotel is the only one I found on the island. (BTW, its true, the sand doesn’t get hot!!!)... More 

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Thank WedPhotog
Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind feedback on our staff and offerings. We are in process now of replacing our guest room ac's to ensure comfort of all our guests. We do hope you keep us in mind for your next Sarasota visit. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach

Address: 233 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: $169 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 131
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Also Known As:
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Holiday Inn Lido Beach
Sarasota Holiday Inn
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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