If you want a cheap dirty hotel for a big price just to be at the beach....stay here.
Upon arriving we were not allowed to check in early which is understood so we perused the property and were excited about the beach so close!
Later on we checked in and received a room that had stains on the carpet and smelled like mildew! Horrible!! The staff were kind enough to move us to another room. Packed up the car moved to the other side of the building. Opened the door to our new room and IT WAS OCCUPIED!!!!!!!!! EMBARRASSING!!!!!!!!
For the third time, this time completely furious! The front desk clerks said "your supposed to check the room first!" Really?!
They did apologize!! Thank you for apologizing for my and that guests complete embarrassment! So gave us an upgrade to an oceanfront room. Which needed painting, new furniture and had stains on the carpet and a cockroach! Was it worth complaining anymore???
Unfortunately I could NOT find another hotel to go to for the next couple nights so we had to DEAL with this hotel!
Wish I stayed at the ritz next door!!!
The only good was the gentleman who set up the beach chairs and the beach!
- 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