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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have stayed at this property a couple of times. The rooms are basic and clean, not fancy but not bad at all. The on-site restaurant also deserves an average grade, the food is decent but unspectacular. Breakfast buffet is very good with considerable variety, but also somewhat overpriced. I would strongly recommend an oceanside room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Will keep it fairly short, but this place was great. Perfect location, almost secluded from locals, great rates. Great staff !! And we were treated with a hotel gift for our honeymoon! Couldn't get any better and would def recommend !! Location was really good and close to st armands circle where you have shopping and restaurants and a free... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For some reason my reviews keep getting deleted, I been here many many many times, in fact have brought family members, who have also been returned guest. But no more.The rooms are outdated, the only great thing about this hotel is the beach access. The hotel restaurant staff are rude. But the rudest person I've ever encountered is the bartender... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location, pool and beach beautiful. Plenty of nice local restaurants and a good trip to see the manatees at crystal river.Special thanks to all the staff who work so hard. Tim the manager outstanding so helpful. Will hopefully return soon. Miss the racoons already..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We normally stay at the Hyatt Regency but thought we'd try something new. We had a blast at this hotel. The beach was great. The hotel provided beach chairs and umbrellas which was very nice, the water was very calm and warm, and we had such a nice day on the beach. When we were done being sandy, we decided... More 

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Windermere, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked last minute for standard room. Good thing they upgraded us without asking. We got 4th floor oceanfront view. View was great but the room was not. The hotel is truly outdated. The shower wouldn't even turn on. There's no privacy outside the balcony since you are sharing with people next to you. It's really a beat up motel... More 

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GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. I am sorry that the property did not live up to your expectations. Our staff really care about your experience and we do our best to serve you. Thank you for giving us the opportunity. Tim H. More 

North Port, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My best friends / cousins visited this resort for a well needed get away. We had had a tragic death in our family. We chose the Sancastle for the location of the beach and proximity to St. Armand's Circle. We couldn't have been more pleased. Our view was beyond words. The on call /shuttle to and from St. Armand's made... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing hotel great location on the beach. On arrival at the hotel we bumped into a member of staff who insisted he help us with our cases to our room. Turned out to be the manager Tim (great bloke). We had booked a gulf view room as we had been to this hotel before. The room we had been allocated... More 

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GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am delighted that i was able to rearrange your location and get you the perfect location for your stay. I hope you head feels better. We appreciate your business and welcome your return. It was nice to meet you! Tim H. More 

Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit and won't be our last. We had an oceanfront room where we saw the most amazing sunset. The pool is awesome and the breakfast buffet is really good. The quiche is delish!! Can't wait to go back.

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GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, responded to this review

We really appreciate your 5 star review. The sunsets are truly breathtaking from our beach, and the quiche, well you said it best. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back. Just remember to save room for a fresh meal! Tim H. More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are very friendly and the management obviously run the hotel very efficiently. I noticed the staff area had the mantra "our job is to give guests a reason to return" hanging from the ceiling and I think they lived up to that. We would certainly like to return. Our hotel room was really nice.

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GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We really treat our guest as guest. We strive to give you a reason to want to return. Looks like we succeeded with you. If i can ever personally assist you, please feel free to reach out to me personally. We look forward to serving you again. Tim H More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 

Additional Information about Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Address: 1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236 (Formerly Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel)
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: $164 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 179
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Also Known As:
Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota
Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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