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    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

    1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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          $152
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          Traveler (676)
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          Overview
          • Excellent26%
          • Very good39%
          • Average21%
          • Poor8%
          • Terrible5%
          Travelers talk about
          “lido beach” (107 reviews)
          “pool bar” (75 reviews)
          Free Internet
          Free Parking
          Breakfast Buffet
          Air Conditioning
          Beachfront
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Hotel
          Restaurant
          Room Service
          Suites
          Poolside Bar
          Fitness center
          Multilingual Staff
          Wheelchair access
          Business Center
          Laundry Service
          Self-Serve Laundry
          Private Balcony
          3.0 Star Hotel
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          Lido Beach Resort
          1,493 reviews
          #11 of 49 hotels in Sarasota
           
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          1 - 5 of 1,385 reviews

          Reviewed yesterday

          The best part of our experience at the Sandcastle was the proximity to the beach. The property is really dated, rooms smell musty (standard beach musty smell...), no counter space in bathrooms, lack of outlets, hard beds and average food. The staff were all great,...More

          Thank Annie M
          Reviewed 2 days ago

          Lido Key is glorious, and the free shuttle to St. Armand's Circle highly convenient. Our room was so-so, showing signs of age and the lack of microwave was surprising, as others in our group had this amenity. Beds are extremely firm and the pillows might...More

          Thank koalasrus
          Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

          Where do I start?! The beds were as hard as the floor, the place is very dated, and one of the employees had to move his personal vehicle just so we had somewhere to park. (Thank God for that man because I just about demanded...More

          Thank Jennifer L
          Reviewed 5 days ago

          This is not a 5 star hotel. The rooms are kind of musty, and the amenities aren't amazing. What you get is killer access to a gorgeous beach without any of the spring break nonsense. The beach-front rooms are perfect for watching the sunset with...More

          Thank Jennifer D
          Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

          Thank you for your review. The beach is just steps away with plenty of sand to bury your toes or just soak in the rays. We appreciate your business and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Tim H.

          Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

          We stayed here on our last trip to Sarasota. Nice place. Beautiful pool. Prices are reasonable. Right off the gulf. Breakfast buffet was good. Bar by the pool, kind of expensive, drinks were ok. Comfy bed, nice shower. Hairdryer and coffee, refrigerator in room. Nice...More

          Thank Helen O
          Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

          Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves as offering affordable accommodations on the gulf of Mexico. Beach access is a breeze at our location and we are here to assist should you need a beach chair or umbrella to shade yourself from the sun....More

          Lido Beach Resort
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          About
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Restaurant
          • Pool
          • Beachfront
          • Free Parking
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Room Service
          • Free Internet
          • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Self-Serve Laundry
          • Room Service
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Business Center with Internet Access
          • Laundry Service
          • Banquet Room
          • Conference Facilities
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Things to do
          • Restaurant
          • Pool
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
          Details
          • Price range
          • $156 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Hotel Style
          • #4 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 179
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          • Location
          • United States >
          • Florida >
          • Southwest Gulf Coast >
          • Sarasota
          • Also Known As
          • Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota ,
          • Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle ,
          • Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
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          Traveler (676)
          Pool & Beach (162)
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          Dining (13)
          Hotel & Grounds (340)
          Bathroom (18)
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          eyadlos
          are you saying sand castle was good or bad?
          May 11, 2017|
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          Response from Rayna G | Reviewed this property |
          Overall it was good. The location was unbeatable. The rooms themselves were outdated. But the staff was friendly. If you want a Hilton, go elsewhere. If you're happy to support a non-chain place that's gulf front but due for... More
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          Liz L
          Do they allow smoking on the balconies and near the pool?
          May 4, 2017|
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          Response from GMSandcastle | Property representative |
          Thank you for your interest in our Resort. Smoking is only allowed in designated areas of the property. Pool deck is non-smoking as are all guest rooms. You are able to smoke on the beach.
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          Marcia W
          we're considering this place for a week next december.....is shuttle service available to and from the airport? thinking about skipping a rental car this trip and using bicycles.
          March 5, 2017|
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          Response from baseballdc | Reviewed this property |
          Not that I'm aware of. The only shuttle service they provide is complimentary shuttle between the hotel and St. Armand's Circle. Although car was my family member's source of transportation, I personally would never... More
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          Room Tips
          "Beach view - not on first floor"
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          "The less expensive poolside rooms seem to be the ones lacking microwave ovens."
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          "get gulf-front or move on"
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          "sea view rooms are the best, obviously"
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