I had a reservation at a different hotel but after reading horrible reviews I cancelled it and thought I would try Holiday Inn. I am sure glad I did.The hotel is right across the street from the beach and from our 5th floor balcony we had an amazing view. My son and I were able to see dolphins swimming on the calm days from our balcony and one day a manatee was swimming by shore which was amazing to see. We did get to see sea turtles and lots of birds as well. The Swimming pool was a nice size and Debbie was our bartender and she sure was pleasant and a hard worker. Food was good, price not too bad considering its a hotel. Our room didnt have a microwave like the hotel details said but the updated room was nice. We also enjoyed the short walk to St Armand circle. I walked the beach everyday and watched the beautiful sunsets from the hotel. This is a place that I will have me coming back.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach Hotel Sarasota
- Holiday Inn Lido Beach
- Sarasota Holiday Inn