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    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

    1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    Overview
    • Excellent25%
    • Very good41%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible5%
    Travellers talk about
    “lido beach” (113 reviews)
    “pool bar” (81 reviews)
    “gulf view room” (48 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Room Service
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    Poolside Bar
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    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 29 August 2014

    Stayed in the Sandcastle with my wife and 17 year old grandson. The best part of the hotel is the location which is brilliant ! We upgraded to a sea view which was worth the extra cost due to the exerience of dolphin watching in...More

    1  Thank adrian-rees14
    Reviewed 28 August 2014

    After having stayed at the Sandcastle Resort in May, we immediately booked for this followup trip in August - me and my two sisters to surprise my dad for his 85th birthday. I must say, the staff couldn't have been friendlier but they were! Especially...More

    1  Thank pstrode
    Reviewed 18 August 2014

    The good: Excellent location right in front of one of the most beautiful beaches of North America. Helpful staff willing to please. The bad: Run down property that looks more like a one star motel. The rooms are clean but outdated.More

    3  Thank Feliz_Traveler
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 23 August 2014

    Thank you for the comments regarding the friendliness of the staff- your thoughts have been passed on. We are attacking the issues in our guest room on a daily basis. We have changed out furniture, addressing any maintenance issues, cleaning carpets, painting where necessary, servicing...More

    Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

    This is my second stay here at this hotel. The first since the new owners took over. The layout of this hotel is great. It is right on the beach. The pool and restaurant were just steps away from our room. The rooms need new...More

    6  Thank jjp6061
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 23 August 2014

    Thank you for staying with us at the Sandcastle. The comments regarding the front desk staff we take seriously and they have been addressed; as well as the comments regarding the beach bar staff. We are going through each guest room to work on any...More

    Reviewed 12 August 2014

    Just a quick note about our stay at your hotel this past weekend. First, my wife and I live in Hernando County, about 2 1/2 hours north from Sarasota. We left early Sunday morning and arrived at your hotel at 10:30am. We knew check in...More

    20  Thank Frank S
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 23 August 2014

    I see by your comments that our resort did not meet any of your expectations. For that, I do apologize. Regarding early check-in, we do try to accommodate our guests when arriving early. Depending on the number of checkouts and the room categories of the...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Internet
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$174 - US$334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #5 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 179
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    • Southwest Gulf Coast >
    • Sarasota
    • Also Known As
    • Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota ,
    • Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle ,
    • Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota ,
    • Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota, Florida
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    avonbeach
    7 December 2017|
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    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!
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    denamvigil
    6 December 2017|
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    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.
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    eyadlos
    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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    "Upgrade to a one-bedroom suite for a better balcony, a better view of the gulf, and more breathing room."
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