After staying in Palm Harbor for two days of golf for the hubby, he spoiled me to two days at the beach. We stopped by the Sarasota Convention Center ( I believe that's what it's called ) and they highly recommended the Sandcastle and made a call for us to see if they had any rooms left ( it was spring break time ).
The Sandcastle was a wonderful find! We had a king room on the first floor, in the courtyard area. Our room was very quiet - we didn't hear any of our neighbors and the hotel was plenty full. It appeared to have been recently remodeled.
The heated pools (2) were nice and warm. There are restaurants on site for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. There’s a nice shopping area with many restaurants just a quick drive away too.
We missed the luau that was scheduled the day we departed. But it appears they have some nice activities for the guests to partake in.
The ocean was just steps from the pool and courtyard. It's just lovely! And clean! The sand is white, white, white!
I am certain we'll be visiting the Sandcastle again, and I can't wait!
- 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