The hotel has a great location. The staff are friendly and extremely helpful. The hotel is dated and needs so updates. Spotted carpet, peeling wallpaper, rusted room safe, etc. Apparently double beds only, small rooms, and baths. Pay the extra to get beach or poolside. Our biggest problem was that the entire hotel either heats or cools and you have to control over your room. Our third floor room was so hot that we (as well as many other guests) kept our doors open to cool rooms prior to bedtime. Then using a small fan provided by the office, we were able to keep room temperature almost bearable. This is primarily a problem when hotel is heating vice cooling. Probably would not stay there again given rates.
- 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