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Sarasota Sands
Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is an older property that is kept up very well and has been updated recently. My parents have a timeshare here and we have stayed here with them and with our family a few times. The beach is the draw as it's one of the best in the country. The units run from 1 BR studios to 3 BR. This is a great place. It's Old Florida style. Nice pool, sauna, jacuzzi, shuffleboard, BBQ grills, and spectacular sunsets. Minutes to great shopping and restaurants. We like it so much, I just bought the timeshare from my parents who decided to finally let it go since they live only minutes south of there. This is a place to relax and take in the beach and pool and enjoy a nice relaxing vacation.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank drjohn54
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

My in-laws had a timeshare unit at Sarasota Sands and my husband and I ended up going here one year when they were unable to go. Since then, I've completely fallen in love with the resort. It's older and a little smaller than the newer resorts, but it is so full of charm that it really doesn't matter. In fact, the smaller size it's part of its charm. Even though the resort is older, it is well maintained and clean (and I'm a cleanaholic). The beach is the best I've ever been to and it's so nice not to have a ton of people crowded all around you. Great for shelling and your vacation is actually relaxing. On top of that, you're only a couple minutes' drive from the great shopping and dining in Saint Armand's Circle.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
3  Thank OurTnFamily
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

My parents have owned two weeks at this resort for almost 15 years! I got to use a week by myself this year and we had a GREAT time! The unit was nice and clean, all the appliances and the AC worked great, and the staff was very pleasant and accommodating. For an older, smaller resort, this one is situated in an ideal location. It is out on the end of Lido Key, with a nature preserve right next to and behind it. The beach is beautiful white sand and it is so close to Sarasota and all the attractions that you'll hardly notice the drive when you leave your unit! Bravo!

Room Tip: Studio units do not include a dishwasher. Ocean side end units include a patio. Rooms on the south s...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank aubrey_25_99
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

This beach is awesome. Saw lots of fish, and mantarays. Great beach for relaxing. Sarasota Sands is not the type resort you stay at if your flying in. You need to bring your own chairs, and beach towels. This was a big inconvience. They had lounge chairs throughout the property, but wont allow you to bring them to the beach, saying the salt water messes them up. This is a resort really buy new ones!!!! The chairs they provided were so low to the ground I could barely get out of it!!! And they charge $2 a day. Horrible!!!! They charge you for everything here even the racquets to play tennis. Loved the mirrors in the rooms, and the ice machine. Probably will go to another resort on the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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3  Thank nmcut
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

We have been owners here for over thirty years. It is an older establishment, but all condos are updated and always clean! The location is the VERY BEST! Our condo is a two bedroom, two bath and screened in porch, which walks right out to the beach.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank ksmcbride
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Firstly, We enjoyed our stay.. We were timeshare "guests" staying in a studio... VERY COZY (small... 300sq feet).. it was nice to have a fridge ,microwave and sink!!

The resort is very very clean and well kept.

The air conditioner was soooo loud that we couldn't wait to get home for a good night sleep. They know about the problem.. and said it can't be fixed!!??

Loved Lido Key and being near St. Armand Circle..

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank DeenieSk8s
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Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

This is an older, recently remodeled condo that is right on the Gulf of Mexico. Refrigerators and stoves or microwaves in all rooms. Unbelievable location!!! Staff is very professional and helpful. Nice pool, hot tub and game room. Washers and dryers available.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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3  Thank AnnHankinson
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Additional Information about Sarasota Sands

Address: 2150 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236-2399
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Sarasota
Price Range: $276 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sarasota Sands 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
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