We have stayed here many times and always really have a great time. We went with our family to enjoy the fireworks on the beach and the boat races. What brings us back is the extreme friendliness of the staff. They go out of their way to make your stay very comfortable. Even the guys doing maintenance would stop and talk to us and say hello each morning. The manager makes himself very visible and is constantly monitoring the hotel and facilities. What stands out about The Helmsley is the fact you see the same employees year after year and they seem to really enjoy their jobs. Yes, the hotel is dated but very clean and well maintained. I love to stay at a hotel and return and love it just as much as the first time, The Helmsley does this every time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A tropical paradise at the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach in Sarasota, FloridaSandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has a relaxing sunny resort flavor, with a storybook seaside setting on a 600 foot strand of private, natural white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico.Sun. Sand. Swaying Palm Trees. And Great Service, Too. You'll be treated to thoughtful touches, such as a morning newspaper and a small refrigerator for chilling beverages and snacks. Free wifi is also available throughout the property. Plus the pleasures of outdoor dining for both breakfast and lunch are virtually right outside your door. What's more, our recreation staff can provide personalized sailing lessons. There's a convenient Gift Shop on premises and we're within easy walking distance of popular St. Armands Circle, with its fine shopping and entertainment attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota
- Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
- Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota