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Review of Beau Lido Suites

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Beau Lido Suites
Ranked #22 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“I won't stay there again”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for a few days and were very disappointed.
Moldy grout around the tub. The place was old and dumpy. Washer and dryer didn't work.
One lady takes care of everything all by herself, and she words hard !
Location was good. I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cross River, New York
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

The Beau Lido is in a beautiful location.........minutes walk to Lido Beach and St. Armand's circle.
The unit was supplied with fresh towels daily & cleaned thoroughly weekly. Any issues were addressed immediately & solved (i.e. new batteries for t.v. remote, new coffee pot issued when the existing one in the room did not work). Carrie was delightful to deal with and a hard worker.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 15, 2013

This was Team SnowFox's first sailing regatta in Sarasota. What a treat it was to stay here. Older property but very neat and clean and the location was superb. The best of both the racing regatta venue, 2 miles away and beach access 2 blocks a way. A great place to relax in the quiet comfortable area. The booking service and logistics coordination was great.

Thanks for a great stay,
Team Snowfox

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Vevey, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2013

I booked a room based on Trip Advisor reviews. It was about the price of a mid-range motel, and was drawing rave reviews. What a disappointment! The location is ideal, but the room was 1960ish, with furniture that should have been replaced long ago.
The hotel misses the basic items that ones takes for granted, such as coffee for the coffee machine, shampoo/conditioner/lotion, a lamp on each side of the bed (how is the person on the far side supposed to read in bed?), a lamp over the desk with several power plugs...
No breakfast, no desk clerk.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

We have gone to Sarasota the past seven years. This was our first stay at the Beau Lido and we thorougly enjoyed it. The rooms are clean, beds comfortable and facilities in good repair. The grounds are nicely manicured, providing lots of room to relax. Carrie, the housekeeping/caretaken, is a hard working individual who made our stay pleasurable. We met other very interesting guests, all whom commented on the quietness and cleaniness of the facilities. Located within a short distance of Lido Beach and St. Armand's Circle are other pluses. We definitely will be returning in the future. It is easy to see why the Beau Lido gets so many repeat clients.

Room Tip: It depends on the family configuration. We stayed in the "Standard Roonm" which is plenty...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Midland, Michigan
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

This was our 4th stay, and as always - lovely. Understand one thing: This is "Old Florida" lodging. i.e.: appears to have stood still in the 1960s (which is one of the charming things about it). VERY well kept, and CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN. The staff couldn't be more gracious, and Carrie (your contact) is wonderfully accomodating.
It is one of the quietest places you'll ever stay, and you can hear the gulf waves off in the distance (on the other side of another building across the street). Located in a quiet, residential neighborhood just a block off the beach, it is well lit at night and very secure and safe. (we never lock up our bicycles).
Plenty of chairs and lounges to soak up the sun. No pool, but the beach is just a block away!

Negatives: Could use a few simple upgrades to enhance the guest experience: i.e. new cloth shower curtains and curved rods would really make a difference in the bathrooms. Our room had a broom to clean the terrazo floors, but no dust pan. Iron, but no ironing board. There is no one available to address this type of thing in outside of 11:am to about 5:00 pm, so check your room and address "issues" during these hours. Beds are VERY firm (hard), and if you want a king you'll get two twins pushed together with a nice hard mattress ridge down the middle of the bed. This could be addressed with the addition of a simple foam mattress pad, but would be another expense for the owners.
Note: if you stay in room 1 or 2, you will wait at least 15 minutes for the hot water to reach you. Know this ahead of time if you are in a hurry to get showered and out the door. But, once the hot water is there, it is plentiful and readily available.

The property (landscape) is very well groomed.

Have never seen a bug in our room in all the times we've stayed there.

We consider the Beau Lido a first choice when visiting the Sarasota area for convenience to the beach, St. Armands Circle, and value.

Room Tip: The "deluxe" rooms are worth the extra $ for the amount of room you get and proximity to t...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Outstanding location, clean, clean, clean. Carrie and Mark are super. We travel a lot and are always looking for a "Mom and Pop" value. This place is tops on our list. Stove, full size fridge, microwave, plenty of dresser space, quiet, and close to everything. You could spend $200-$300 a night easy and the only thing additional you would get is an in house restaurant ( and there are two within 3 short blocks. Thanks Carrie and Mark, we'll be back.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Additional Information about Beau Lido Suites

Property: Beau Lido Suites
Address: 149 Tyler Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236-2030
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Steps away from beautiful and serene Lido Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, Beau Lido Suites offers a relaxed an budget friendly escape. Central to the beach as well as the international shops and restaurants of St. Armand's Circle. Enjoy the sun and sand on beautiful Lido Key. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Beau Lido Hotel Sarasota
Beau Lido Motel

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