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Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach
Ranked #15 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
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Minneapolis
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135 reviews
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“The location is the thing”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Small room and bathroom, ok furnishings. Nothing wrong with it but nothing fabulous about it either. Balcony was also small. The building was separated from the beach by a road, not very busy when I was there. It was the location and the view that made this place.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Sorry you found the size of your room to be small; we do have different sizes due to the design of the building. The location is the treat here! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit.
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gatewaytom30
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

This hotels in a great location for walking into the centre.
the amazing beach cross the road.
The hotel is nice it's a bit like going back in time 20 years, cant really fault it though. This pool, perfectly nice just small, same with the gym.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you - we agree that our location is something special. Do hope you choose us again.
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Covington, Kentucky
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

The location of this hotel is just great. Nice outdoor pool. Within reasonable walking distance to St. Armand's circle and across the street from the beach. We had a nice bed with a selection of pillows but the room was cramped and small (particularly in the bathroom). There was no way two people could be in the bathroom at the same time. There wasn't enough room on the bath sink for toiletries. Also there was no vent in the bath so after you showered you could not use the mirror. We checked out early as a result. Staff was very nice, parking easy but too small for us.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
We are sorry that you found our rooms on the small side. Our room sizes do vary, with the corner rooms being the smallest. Some guests find these cozy, as you get great views and privacy in them. We are working now to improve the shelf space and comfort of our guest room baths. We do hope you will give us another try when you find yourself in this area.
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Mukwonago
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We found this place just driving around the keys. The balconies were great and the pool and facilities were very clean and well maintained. We decided to eat at the top floor restaurant and were really impressed by the quality of the food. It was one of the best meals we ate on our trip. The service was exceptional even though they were closing up when we arrived. Even our young son gave the foods a thumbs up! The beds were comfortable and the front desk even helped us locate other hotels for the rest of our trip,

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Great! Thank you for letting everyone know what a special place our Holiday Inn Lido Beach is.
We hope to see you again soon!
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

The pull out bed in the living room of the suite was so awful we could not sleep on it. After unpleasant encounter with management, a single cot was brought up. Then we had to request another cot! Cots filled up room so could not have room service for breakfast the next day as we had planned. The bedroom was occupied by my mother. We had planned a special get away for her 84th birthday.
View is great, but no balcony.
Hotel is very much in need of remodel. Everything old.
Will not stay again - unless we hear it has been renovated.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
We are very sorry that the bedding was not to your liking. Due to location and design, our rooms on the top floor do not have balconies. All other guest room locations do have balconies, and the same great view you enjoyed. We are working to improve our property and will do our best to keep our guests informed.
Kind regards,
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We walked in off the street and asked if they had a room with a sea view as the Hilton turned us away, although the room was a bit on the small side it was absolutely great, clean, powerful shower, great view over the beach. I asked the front desk staff where we could eat in town etc and they produced a map and a few recommendations. It was just a very short walk to some of the best resturants around. Will definately use this hotel again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
We are so happy that you found our special spot. Thank you for your compliments and we do hope to see you again soon.
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Our family has been going to this hotel for many, many years we absolutely enjoy it. From the service at the hotel, the decorating, the location. The restaurant is amazing, and not just the food but the view. You just walk across the street and you are on one of the most beautiful strech of beach.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Thank you! We love our loyal guests - and look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Property: Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach
Address: 233 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on a barrier island, off the coast of Sarasota, The Holiday Inn Lido Beach is just steps from the powder white sand of Lido Beach and only two blocks from over 140 upscale restaurants, shops and galleries on St. Armands Circle. Featuring a sophisticated, yet 'Florida Casual' decor, The Holiday Inn Lido Beach combines the relaxed atmosphere of a beach resort with the amenities and services of a full service hotel. ... more   less 
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