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“Great location could use improvement” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach

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Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach
Ranked #12 of 46 Hotels in Sarasota
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great location could use improvement”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

If it wasn't for the location don't know if I would give it a 3. Can use some improvement in customer service as well also needs some improvement over all the building and furniture. other then that nice pool , and clean room .

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
We appreciate you feedback regarding your July 2014 visit with our hotel. We are undertaking a grand project to update the entire property and look forward to sharing our new style in 2015. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service, and regret that you did not experience that during your visit with us. We look forward to your return.
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Charleston, South Carolina
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

While the hotel is in need of some updates (it's currently going through a renovation) and the decor was odd, the location can't be beat and the staff was great. Right across the street from the beach and a short walk to St. Armand's Circle. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Our room was sufficient, ac was great but it could have used a more thorough cleaning between guests. The beach is beautiful. The hotel is close to the public beach so it was crowded on the weekend. We would definitely consider returning to this hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you for your praise of our special location and special team as you experienced during your July 2014 visit to our hotel. We are working hard to improve our hotel, especially our guest rooms and guest bathrooms. We look forward to sharing our new look in 2015
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Alicante, Spain
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84 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Very basic hotel in terms of amenities. Our A/C was ancient and couldn't be switched off, as the net curtain hung over the blower it flew all night like a ghost. Breakfast was poor quality but staff were very nice and helpful.
Tremendous location.
Except for the location, it is a forty Dollar per room hotel.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Thank you for your kind remarks as to our wonderful location and team. We are commencing work to improve our guest rooms and guest room bathrooms. We look forward to showing off our new "face" in 2015.
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

This is our second visit to this hotel and we will be back.
It seems to be slowly going through some renovations but the rooms are still comfortable and it's a small price to pay for fab beach views and the location.
The beach is a stones throw away and the local bars and restaurants are all in stumbling distance.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Thank you for your comments - we know there is work to be done to make our hotel facilities as special and unique as our location. We are taking those steps, and hope to reveal our new style by the end of the year -
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is basic, but it is in excellent location , Lido Beach is amazing beach and have a lot good restaurants close!
It is a comfortable place to stay and the pool is very warm and so is the ocean.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
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1 Thank Elisangela D
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Thank you for your comment - we recognize that we need to move on from basic and become extraordinary! We are working to improve and look forward to great changes to come. We can't wait to show you our new style!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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297 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Pros: rooms look out onto Lido Beach and the Gulf; rooms are clean- new rugs; furniture is new; bathrooms are under construction and the hotel is getting a necessary face lift inside; pool is clean and well maintained. Pat at desk and staff are excellent- that is why I gave it a Very Good.
Cons- current baths are in need of face lift, elevator floors and rugs need to be cleaned, covered or replaced. Hallway rugs need to be better cleaned. Bar is getting a face lift soon in lobby.

Rooms are adequate - not any extras, but you are not paying an arm and a leg for rooms that have priceless views. View from restaurant is nice, food is ok.

If your looking for reasonable,price,,walking distance to shops and across from beach- good value. If your looking for high priced resort- not the place.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Thank you for the compliments of our very special location. We have one of the best on Lido Key. We have started work to improve our guest rooms and public areas, and look forward to showing off our new style by the end of the year. We welcome you back!
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91 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I made a quick trip to visit some friends and we all stayed at this hotel. Our room had been remodeled but the bathroom was still outdated. The room was clean. There was no water in the vending machine on our floor for 2 days either. It is in a great location. You can walk to St. Armand's Circle which is nice and the beach across street is beautiful. Price was good with my AAA discount.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
We appreciate your feedback, and praise of our wonderful location. Our hotel is kept very clean, as we know that is of great importance to all our guests. We are working to become less basic, and have a property as special as our location.
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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: 131
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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