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    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

    1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    Overview
    • Excellent25%
    • Very good41%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible5%
    Travelers talk about
    “lido beach” (110 reviews)
    “pool bar” (81 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Room Service
    Suites
    Poolside Bar
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    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed March 2, 2013

    The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel is one of the older hotels on Lido Beach but we feel a great buy. First your on the beach with lounge chairs and cabanas available for hotel guests. It has a pool, an outdoor bar and restaurant. It looks from...More

    3  Thank dlennp
    Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

    great spot, excellent service, excellent food, unbeatable location. once you park your car you never have to get back in it the whole stay.great pool bar, restaurantsand beach. Loved it, would recommend it all!

    3  Thank BartW13367
    Reviewed February 25, 2013

    This dated but clean hotel is on a quiet stretch of the southern end of lido beach, nice sand and shell, lovely for long walks, just a few condo buildings south of it. The rooms are clean and adquate but not luxurious in any way....More

    2  Thank VirgoQualitySeeker47
    Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

    Had booked 2 nights here. The view was beautuful. Great section of beach. Room looked clean but there were flying bugs in the room that were attacked to the light. There were a ton of them by the sink and in the bathroom the next...More

    1  Thank B5105MMcindyw
    Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

    Very friendly service. After walking up and down the beach, I believe this hotel has the prettiest and least crowded spot. Two large pools. The hotel offers a free shuttle service to near by St. Armand's Circle. While the food at the hotel is pretty...More

    1  Thank RockyRaccoon
    Lido Beach Resort
    1,547 reviews
    #12 of 50 hotels in Sarasota
     
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    2,166 reviews
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    1,050 reviews
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    2,124 reviews
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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Internet
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Center with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Conference Facilities
    • Concierge
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • $173 - $350 (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 (714)
    Pool & Beach (164)
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    Dining (16)
    Hotel & Grounds (371)
    Bathroom (18)
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
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    Lido Beach Resort
    1,547 reviews
    .46 miles away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Lido Beach Restaurant
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    Nearby Attractions
    South Lido Park
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    eyadlos
    May 11, 2017|
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    Response from Rayna G | Reviewed this property |
    It was good. A fantastic location, good restaurant and a shuttle to St. Armand's for shopping and restaurants helped offset very dated decor and balconies. Gorgeous views. Staff was friendly.
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    Liz L
    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
    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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    "Ocean view room recommended. However, with such a beautiful beach you will probably not be in the room as..."
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    "If you want quiet, this hotel would not be the one!"
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    "Upgrade to a one-bedroom suite for a better balcony, a better view of the gulf, and more breathing room."
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    "Decide what view you want."
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