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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
3 Star accommodation
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All reviews lido beach pool bar gulf view room pools were nice armand's circle beach front beach staff ping pong an older property great beach free shuttle bit dated gulf of mexico chairs and umbrellas per day pool side white sand
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Positives: great location! On the quiet end of Lido Beach, very nice beach with shaded tiki huts (for rent daily.) Free lounge chairs and umbrellas. Very nice, large pools (two of them!) Direct access to the beach from gulf-front first floor rooms that also have...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We were booked into this property by a travel agent on their recommendation and did not do our own research - big mistake. When arrived the property it was clear to see that it has seen better times and that the professional photographs are generous...More

2  Thank Relax803036
Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 26 August 2018

I am sorry that the hotel did not live up to your expectations. It is unfortunate that your stay coincided with the red tide that the West Coast is experiencing. The effects of red tide change with wind direction and today is beautiful. We do...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018

I have stayed here twice a year for the past few years. This year before flying to Sarasota I called the front desk to inquire about the severity of the red tide and effects to the beach, I was blatantly lied To! Told there was...More

2  Thank Kelli R
Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 12 August 2018

Please reach out to me personally to discuss. Thank you for the good advice on checking the status of the area beaches on visitbeaches.org. I will say that conditions change on a hourly basis as wind direction contributes to the effects caused by Red Tide....More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

The location is great; you walk directly to a beautiful beach and your are surrounded by nature. The area is secluded so there is no real public access to the beach (less people). We had read some reviews and were hesitant but I'm glad we...More

1  Thank Alex_from_YYZ
Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you for your 5 star review. We are perfectly situated on the beautiful white sand beach of Lido key and really enjoy offering the best service you can get. We really appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again in the future....More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Great time. All employees were very helpful. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Can't wait to return next year. The pools (there are 2) were always clean and heated. The main pool is the largest in the area. The beach is over 600 feet wide and...More

Thank John F
Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you for your 5 star review John, we appreciate your business and look forward to your return next year. Please let me know how I can personally assist you with your next booking as it would be my pleasure to assist you with reservation.

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Description
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 More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free Internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
179
Price range
US$154 - US$344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel
Also Known As
Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota
,
Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
,
Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
,
Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota, Florida
Location
United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Hotel class
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
179
Price range
US$154 - US$344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel
Also Known As
Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota
,
Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
,
Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
,
Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota, Florida
Location
United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
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Traveller (800)
Room & Suite (249)
Pool & Beach (243)
Dining (25)
Amenities (6)
Family and Play Areas (3)
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SunLuver911
29 July 2018|
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Response from karenbP7694FV | Reviewed this property |
We shared our balcony with the room next door. We didn’t feel unsafe at all.
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Meander647068
30 June 2018|
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Response from purpleij | Reviewed this property |
Yes pets are allowed
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DJKTraveler
29 April 2018|
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Response from Nigel A | Reviewed this property |
Hi we checked in on Thursday and are here for a week. They have put us in the courtyard area we requested. Wither they charge me for it I'll find out on Thursday. There were quite a few families Saturday and Sunday,but it's... More
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"First floor gulf rooms have direct access to the beach. Gulf front rooms have patios or balconies."
BostonTraveler62
12 Sep 2018
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"Check visitbeaches.org for accurate beach conditions during florida red tide"
881kellir
11 Aug 2018
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"Ocean View"
Marcie77
24 Jul 2018
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"Request a king size bed, and a room with sea views. Call in advance of your stay to make sure that..."
tonymale21
17 Jul 2018
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