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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having just returned from my fourth stay at this hotel I have to say that each time it gets better. Yes the decor of the hotel is dated but that is more than compensated by the beautiful location, stunning beach, price, and very friendly staff. Special note goes to the boys on the beach, Danny and Forrest, who were so... More 

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

These two members of our hard working staff really appreciate the mention. They share in all of our desires to make you as comfortable as we can. Thank you for the special shout out to these fine employees of ours. We look forward to your return. Thank you for your review! Tim H More 

Bradenton, Florida
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167 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is awesome because of its staff!Called a few days before arrival (right in the middle of the Grand Prix boat races), requesting adjoining rooms with my father. Sandy said she'd look into it and see what she could do. When we arrived, we had joining rooms no issues. This was above and beyond as our reservation originally made... More 

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

Thank you for your 5 star review. The front office staff will be delighted to read that shout-out. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you again as our guest in the future! Tim H More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there twice. The sunset is amazing! The room was clean that time; the swimming pool area was a pleasant place to stay among many come-and-go's to/from the beach. The resort offered chairs, and cabanas so we didn't worry about that. It's a good place to stay.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate your business and look forward to your third visit! Tim H More 

Byram, New Jersey
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is expensive, but worth every penny. The beach is gorgeous and the staff is very friendly. The water was a turquoise green and very clean. I had an ocean view room with a balcony. I was at peace and never even went to sleep! Simply awesome to listen to the ocean from your hotel room; mere feet away.

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3 Thank patriciaRN19
GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I like to say that the view is "Therapy for the stressful mind". Please keep us in mind for future visits to the area and we look forward to having you again. Tim H More 

Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed at this resort many times over the past few years for the boat races and it is continually getting worse. This is the first year we brought my 1.5yr old son and the last...we found multiple roaches in the room and I killed another bug crawling on me while sleeping. I not joking when I say there... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great as always! Great service and room! Location is great, right on the water! Definitely looking forward to returning in the future. Awesome for families! Nothing else to really say making we had a good time

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1 Thank Aaron F
GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. There really is nothing else to say. You summed it up perfectly! We really appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again in the future. Tim H More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff friendly, clean on.beach, lots to do, great chair and umbrella service, awesome free parking and shuttle to shopping, beautiful beach wonderful tiki bar. great games Provided, nice lay out, fridge and microwave provided

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

Thank you for the 5 star review. We await your return, and look forward to serving you again in the future. Tim H More 

Jackson, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the time I spent here . The hotel is retro late 50's and I know lots of reviews feel that the buildings should be upgraded , but I disagree I think it was charming and brings you back when Americans always vacationed in America . The room was not outdated and had new carpet , beds and... More 

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

Thank you for your 5 star review. Everything you said is spot on! Our staff really strive to exceed expectations. Many guest enjoy the concept of being able to walk out your door right onto the beach. That is a lost experience in today's choices. We truly appreciate your business and hope to see you again in the future. Tim... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beach was amazing! The hotel left much to be desired. The beds were very small and very uncomfortable for 2 adults. But the worst thing of all were the mattresses. They were as HARD as ROCK. We tossed and turned all night and woke up unrested and with backaches. Because of this I would never stay here again and... More 

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

We are in the process of changing out our mattresses. I am sorry to hear that you did not get a good nights rest as I know the importance of sleep. Feel free to contact me directly so I can make this right. As you know, our beach is amazing and the only thing better than the size of our... More 

Land O Lakes, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is located right on the beach. The staff at the hotel was exceptional! They went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. Our room was great and clean. Enjoyed the amenities such as beach chairs, umbrellas, water, plenty of beach towels, plenty of convenient parking. The restaurant food was good, though a little pricey, and not... 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 write your review. I am please to see that you were able to enjoy the many amenities that we provide to our guest. We are working on improving the items mentioned in your review. Wi-Fi will be stronger for your next visit. There is no excuse for less than white glove service from... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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: $166 - $303 (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
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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