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    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

    1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    • Excellent25%
    • Very good41%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
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    “lido beach” (111 reviews)
    “pool bar” (81 reviews)
    “gulf view room” (48 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Poolside Bar
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    Multilingual Staff
    Wheelchair Access
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    Self-Serve Laundry
    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We enjoyed our stay and especially the sunsets! The gulf front rooms face due west over the Gulf and provide fantastic sunsets! The staff was excellent and very accommodating. The 2 pools in the courtyard are really nice. The complex is only 4 stories tall...More

    Thank Coachjustin14
    Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for your review. Looks like we are going to add you to the list of returning guests that choose our location to relax and recharge. Our entire team is here to serve you and make sure you enjoy your visit with us. We...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Nice location and great service. The resort needs some updates, but it was clean and comfortable.The pools were really nice and the beach access was amazing. I love the old Florida style and the proximity to the beach and great shops.More

    Thank sdpeene
    Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your review. We are old Florida Charm with true Southern Hospitality thrown in as a bonus. With over 600ft. of soft white sand merely steps away from your room, we are here to do our best to work hard so you can...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Wow what can I say about this place apart from it needs knocking down. We arrived here on a glorious hot sunny day in September after a drive from Orlando. Exited to be staying in Sarasota for the first time. I had booked a room...More

    1  Thank Suel1970
    Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your review. I am disappointed to read that you did not enjoy any aspect of your visit to our property. We sit directly on 600ft. of Powder white sand and are situated near the end of Lido Key. Our hotel is aged...More

    Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

    The Sandcastle Resort was nice. I️ stayed in a room only inches from the beach and the two heated pools - That’s the perks of the resort. It is very old school, the property is beautiful, clean, and well maintained. If your expectation is luxury,...More

    Thank mattpheil
    Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you while you visited out hotel. Please keep us in mind for future visits to our area. We take customer service to a new level and strive to offer affordable rooms directly on the...More

    Reviewed 11 November 2017

    We fell in love with the Sandcastle Resort as soon as we entered the door. Even though a little tired it still had huge charm. I had written to the hotel direct to request a room on the beach front as it was my partners...More

    1  Thank stokiejane
    Response from GMSandcastle, Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 12 November 2017

    We appreciate the great review. Our staff work hard to meet your expectations and looks like we were successful with your visit. Laura will be delighted to hear that you mentioned her name in particular. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you...More

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    • Also Known As
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    7 December 2017|
    Response from GMSandcastle | Property representative |
    Feel free to contact us by phone for all of your options for dining on property. Our food is amazing!
    6 December 2017|
    Response from GMSandcastle | Property representative |
    We do have laundry on property. We offer same day Valet laundry service for our hotel guests or we also have coin operated washers and dryers in our guest laundry.
    11 May 2017|
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    Response from Rayna G | Reviewed this property |
    It was good. A fantastic location, good restaurant and a shuttle to St. Armand's for shopping and restaurants helped offset very dated decor and balconies. Gorgeous views. Staff was friendly.
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    "Ocean view room recommended. However, with such a beautiful beach you will probably not be in the room as..."
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    "If you want quiet, this hotel would not be the one!"
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    "Upgrade to a one-bedroom suite for a better balcony, a better view of the gulf, and more breathing room."
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