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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Just to reiterate, the place IS dated, the bed DOES suck, there ARE rules, rules, rules and the dude at the front desk = RUDE! The only thing I want to add to the other comments is that we had two random taps on our door about 10 minutes apart. This did not make me feel safe at all. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

We picked this place on location, planned to stay for 3 days whilst touring Florida. We liked it so much we stayed for an extra 3 days and will definitely come back. Step out of our room and you are on the beech within 5 paces, doesn't get much better than that. Staff are all great from the welcome at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Sandcastle with another couple the week of August 8th . I booked sight unseen, going mostly by Trip Advisor reviews. We wanted some place affordable, but clean. The Sandcastle, although dated (think 80's) is extremely affordable and sparkling clean. The pool was great, never crowded and the beach wasjust wonderful! We requested a... More 

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N. Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

If you are laid back and want to stay at a great location, this is the hotel for you. Our gulf view room was just enough. What we loved was the easy going way the hotel runs and the great staff. No daily resort fees! Undercover parking! In 93 degree weather this was huge. Great service at the beach., umbrellas,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

After reading some negative reviews, we were a little weary but I went ahead and booked anyway due to the awesome beachfront location. We stayed 4 nights. The hotel is older, yes, but it had everything we needed. The room was very spacious, the TV had a great picture, and the view of the Gulf was amazing. The only negative... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

We've been here before and can't stop coming back! Yes, you'll read the place is a little dated BUT, for the price and location, you just can't beat it! The staff is always very friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Based on the reviews and the name of the Hotel I was expecting the hotel to be right next to the beach and I wasn't disappointed. We spent three days at Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel as part of our tour of Florida, this was the relaxing beach bit and it did live up to our expectations. We had a room overlooking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

The rooms are quite dated, but in a decent state of repair. As one would expect, it was loud outside around the pool at midnight, but security quickly intervened and sent the bellowers on their way. Service at the beach was good, and it was a great day for sun and sand. The highlight of the stay was the full... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for the first week of our two week vacation (we spent our second week at the Hilton at Longboat Key) the hotel is dated, however the room was adequate, it was clean, had a tv, fridge, safe, coffee maker, the style of the bed covers was a bit 1980's but on the plus side... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

This hotel had been suggested by a relative living in Sarasota Florida. I had requested a gulf view room and was estatic with it. The only negative, and not the hotel's fault, was the hot and humid weather. Beautiful photos from balcony. The hoyel clerks I dealt with were very cooperative and friendly. Love that fish tank in the lobby.... 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
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
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  • 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: $167 - $337 (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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