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“Great relaxed place!” 5 of 5 stars
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Lido Islander
Ranked #36 of 47 Hotels in Sarasota
Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great relaxed place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Stayed recently for the Holidays, fantastic place! I love the hands off, no hassle check in! The only staff member I met was a lovely lady who came to wash towels and clean up in the mornings. She was very kind and helpful. For me personally, the WIFI worked well, but it's worth noting that my other friends kept losing their connections (worked sometimes). No one cared too terribly much though as we were mostly there to play at the beach. Lido beach is very nice! Very clean. The walk there and back is very reasonable. The sunset is not to be missed. The kitchen is a small but nice space in which to cook. The bed is very comfy! Overall a great clean little hideaway by the ocean. I would most definetly stay again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Eli N
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Lake Delton, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

This place is a hands off management type of place. Clean and quiet. Furnishings are simple. The place is a little run down but not in bad shape. Our kitchen had a microwave and fridge and simple dishes. Roll out couch was comfortable. The place is a 5 min walk from Lido beach which is a great beach. Beautiful sand and not too crowded, especially weekdays. Its a 10 min. walk from St. Armand's circle, if your the shopping type.The inn doesn't have any views, it's situated between houses in the neighborhood. Overall a good "getaway" place for the price. Warning: taxis to the mainland are EXPENSIVE. Like $20 to go 10 minutes away.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank axonuproar
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Tallahasse
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Not much to say other then I had a very pleasant stay and would recommend it to anyone. If I'm in the area again I am staying here. Everything was clean and the open access to supplies for beach or room was a neat perk I haven't gotten anywhere else. I loved the laid back feel to the place. Nice porch/garden area were my group was able to bbq and enjoy ourselves at night.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank B T
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

This place is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, yet only three blocks away from the shopping circle and a few minutes drive from the Lido beach. The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. I had a very restful time. Very good value for the price.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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New Mexico
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Worked very well for our family gathering. Had a homey appeal, we were all able to get the space we needed away from each other, but also had a great room to gather in and have meals together. It was clean, and within walking distance to the beach.

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1 Thank AlwaysTraveling765
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Boca Raton, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Okay, let me say that normally, we would NOT stay in a place like this, but being that we were 3 adults with a passel of children and teens, this seemed the reasonable place to stay. the kids didn't care, so it worked out. It's definitely cheap, if that is what you want. It is close to the beach, which is nice, and it's a 5 minute walk to St. Armand's circle, which is also nice. That's the good. Now, the not so good. The room we had was 2-B, the one bedroom. It seemed nice enough when we walked in. Everything is old, but hey, it's not the Ritz! The bathroom was gross. Rust stain in tub, what looked like a blood stain on the curtain...didn't feel too clean...floors were in need of a good vacuum and scrub, too. The towels were small and not enough. The blinds are all broken and there's not enough light in the unit. The internet didn't work for us, either. The larger 3 bedroom downstairs seemed nicer...maybe because it is bigger? It also needed a good cleaning, though. If only they'd invest in nicer towels, fix the broken stuff, get some lights in the rooms, and stock the kitchens properly, it might be okay. Anyway, bottom line: something that my husband says "this place is what Europeans and Canadians would enjoy." It's NOT a hotel, so don't expect it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank dt2400
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We stayed in a guest room about three years ago and had reservations about it, as previously reviewed. This time we stayed in a one bedroom suite and it made all the difference. Clean and prettily decorated, just a short walk from the beach and St. Armand's Circle, short drive to the nearest large supermarket. If you want on-site facilities such as a restaurant and pool, this may not be the place for you. However, if you want clean, quiet, good location, self-catering facilities then you will probably like this. We would stay again.

Room Tip: The suites (I.e. not guest room) are much roomier and have better self-catering facilities.
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Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lido Islander
Address: 528 S Polk Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236-2037
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lido Islander 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Delightful studio apartments to 3 bedroom apartments tucked away on exciting Lido Key. The units are steps from the beautiful white sands of Lido beach, with the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico just beyond. ... more   less 
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