we stayed there for one night on June 21st. We arrived a little early but we were able to check in. the room that they gave us had a LEAK! we waited about 30 min for maintenance to come. we thought they fixed the problem only to find out that the leak was BACK. we asked if we can change rooms since it was still early but the front desk refused saying that they were sold out. I understand them being sold out but they could have given us a different room while they fixed our room.
The beds were SOOOOOO uncomfortable. it made it really had to sleep, my back and neck was hurting.
understand that you get what you pay for, this isn't a fancy resort, it's and old building and it feels like an old building. Holiday Inn is probably better than this resort but IT IS right on the water. so location-wise it is really good.
I wouldn't stay there again mainly because of the beds but if you're looking for a simple resort and aren't really planning on being in the room, then this is the resort for you.
- 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