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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 19 November 2013

We chose this property due to such a favorable rate and great location on Lido Beach. Just minutes from St. Armand Circle and at a very quiet end of the Key. Reviews said hotel was friendly, clean and had a wonderful beach. So true! 3 food venues, free parking, great location and a pro-guest staff (all except the pool bartendress...

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Reviewed 17 November 2013

The hotel is located right on Lido key beach. You can walk to St. Armands circle, which is a little over a mile away. The hotel was clean, and the staff was great. The food at the hotel restaurant was good.There are two nice pools, and they keep their beach area clean. Beach chairs and towels are free. Like the...

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New Jersey
Reviewed 16 November 2013

We usually stay at luxury properties... and as we arrived, checked-in, and eventually entered our ocean view room, I began to worry. As it turned out, the only items that truly justified my concern were the paper thin towels in the bathroom. Beach and pool access were extraordinarily convenient. Parking was fine. And the beach was terrific. Yes. The rooms...

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New Jersey
Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

The hotel staff is accommodating. The rooms are clean but only on the surface. Updates in all aspects of the room are needed. The gounds and beach are well kept. It's a big space but much updating is in need for the price they charge guests.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Wonderful views, food, service, staff !!! We had a huge wedding party Everyone was thrilled! Fresh flowers in shiny clean lobby Eggs Benedict were amazing Great food Staff sooo accommodating! People have been working there for a long time- they are happy. Family feeling

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
Reviewed 12 November 2013

If your a beach person this is the place for you. The Helmsley is a rear gem. The beach is groomed and the beach staff have your chairs and towels out exactly were you want them every day. The tiki bar is staffed by Kelly and Missy great bartenders fun people. Our housekeeper was Carolyn she kept the room sparkling....

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1Thank DeniseMatolcsy
Reviewed 10 November 2013

We just returned from a 4 day stay at the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel and here's the good and the not-so-good. The good is location. Right on the beach which is about the best beach I've ever been on and price which for a beach front property is a great deal. The staff was very helpful and friendy. The food at...

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2Thank Val H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 November 2013

I spent a short stay at the 'Sandcastle Hotel' and I wasn't sure what to expect. It was a fun spot to stay on the beach. Don't expect new, it older and a little ruff around the edges but it has atmosphere! And when they ask if you want a view or not, be careful what you choose because your...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We stayed in the Helmsley Sandcastle hotel on 2 occasions in late October and in early November and were very happy with the hotel. It is located directly on the beach; our first room was near the pool (thank you for the free upgrade) and about 100 ft (30m) from the water and our 2nd room was right on the....

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2Thank Rudy G
St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Checked in on nov 1st to Helmsley sandcastle in Sarasota. The check in experience was fine. We unpacked and went to the tiki bar and was greeted by a miserable bar tender that acted like we were bothering her. You should walk past the tiki hut at Helmsley and make a right to the lido tiki bar where the bartenders...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Address: 1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236 (Formerly Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel)
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: €169 - €324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 179
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Also Known As:
Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota
Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota, Florida
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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“Ask for ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles CharlesR510, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for an upper room with a ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles bryancrawford54, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor rooms could be better as ground floor rooms can be noisy from people above”
 of 5 bubbles RobinS17, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Definitely ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Panach6858, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The court yard view was perfect for when you came out of your room you could see the Gulf. Beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles nitensatin, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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