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“Perfect Little Place” 4 of 5 stars
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Lido Islander
Ranked #35 of 46 Hotels in Sarasota
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4 reviews
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“Perfect Little Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

I was in town for business on the Boulevard and 5a is a perfect little no frills room at a great price. Nice decorations, bed was VERY comfortable, all in a nice quiet neighborhood. I am a woman traveling alone and felt safe. Nice walk to the beach. Staff was wonderful and friendly. I will stay here on future trips also!

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Pennington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This location is perfect for families - we were able to stay with our two young kids and have a convenient location. Being able to walk to St. Armands and the beach can't be beat! The rooms were spacious and beautifully decorated - just a few minor issues with the floor being dirty and some of the kitchen items being dated. We definitely would recommend this reasonably priced location to other families and friends.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Marriottsville, Maryland, USA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I was unable to keep my reservatin because of health reasons. I called and spoke to Dan (3 months before the vacation date) and he assured me it would be taken care of. I was charged and again Dan said he would look into the cancellation and credit me back. I have not received my refund!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This is a small, older place on LIdo Key, a Key that has grown much ritzier. Pluses- It is cheap, compared to other options on the Keys. It is walking distance to the beach, and to St. Armand's Place, the local shopping and dining center. One free parking place comes with the rental. The furniture is solid, if not always stylish. The beds are firm, and the place is clean. Minuses- the walls, towels and sheets are thin. The WiFi is sloooow. The kitchenware is a complete mish-mash, from flatware to pots and pans. There was a fridge, stove, coffeemaker and toaster. No blender. Whether it is worth it will depend on your expectations. If you just want to be near the beach and need a place to lay your head (and do not expect great views or luxury) this is your spot.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Madison, Wisconsin
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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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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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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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