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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” (110 reviews)
    “pool bar” (78 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 15 May 2014

    The short walk to the beach a plus. Watch all the hidden fees, especially Resort Tax. New owners took over Hemsleys and raised all the prices. Other than new shower heads, no difference. They took away the Saturday night buffet and entertainment. The singer they...More

    3  Thank Kay F
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 27 May 2014

    Thank you for the comments on your stay with us at the Sandcastle Resort. I apologize for the disappointment in your salmon dinner and have shared your comments with our Chef regarding your meal and food selections. The music on the pool deck does end...More

    Reviewed 11 May 2014

    Location is perfect, the service is nice, but rooms need a little updated, too old, the food at the restaurant is just average; friendly people work there, we will be back.....the gift shop has nice stuffMore

    1  Thank Alcayavic
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 27 May 2014

    Thank you for the comments regarding your stay at the Sandcastle Resort. I have passed along your thoughts regarding the food in the restaurant to our Chef. We review all comments with our staff so we may improve as we go forward. Thank you for...More

    Reviewed 7 May 2014

    At Sandcastle Resort you are right on the beach, few feet away from the waves. The staff is friendly and tries to accommodate to your needs, but at times we were surprised that they were out of stock on simple things like, Sprite, Yogurt during...More

    2  Thank Russell K
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 9 May 2014

    Thank you for staying with us at the Sandcastle. I do apologize for the lapse in our service and have passed along your comments to our team. We do address all comments, as we continually work to improve the guest experience. Again, thank you for...More

    Reviewed 7 May 2014

    The room was very comfortable, clean and big. Two double beds and enough space for our luggage. The bathroom was also clean. The hotel is a bit old but directly at the Lido Beach. A few steps to the white sand. They have sunshades and...More

    2  Thank Bettina C
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 9 May 2014

    Thank you for staying with us at the Sandcastle. I will pass along your comments to our associates, so they may see how you viewed your stay with us. Our beach is a beautiful beach, one of the nicest along the coastline. We do hope...More

    Reviewed 1 May 2014

    Went for a girl's long weekend, my mom 68, me 40 and daughter 8! All ages. Weather was perfect. We had a regular room, a bit tight, moved to a pool side room and it was great, worth the upgrade. Everything was right at your...More

    Thank Kristin831
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 2 May 2014

    It is good to read that you had an enjoyable stay here at the Sandcastle. I will pass along to Missy your comments regarding her ability to make you feel at home. Thank you for the business and please visit us again. Regards, Eddie S.

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Internet
    • Room Service
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room Service
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Banquet Room
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$161 - US$332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #4 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 179
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    • Location
    • United States >
    • Florida >
    • 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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    Traveller (700)
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    Dining (13)
    Hotel & Grounds (363)
    Bathroom (18)
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    eyadlos
    11 May 2017|
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    Response from Keisha_HB0216 | Reviewed this property |
    Hello, I think this place was nice. It was away from the busy shopping area. Quieter part of the beach. You can walk pretty far if you want to. The people there are very nice and helpful. Only problem we had were the... More
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    Liz L
    4 May 2017|
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    Response from GMSandcastle | Property representative |
    Thank you for your interest in our Resort. Smoking is only allowed in designated areas of the property. Pool deck is non-smoking as are all guest rooms. You are able to smoke on the beach.
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    Marcia W
    5 March 2017|
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    Response from baseballdc | Reviewed this property |
    Not that I'm aware of. The only shuttle service they provide is complimentary shuttle between the hotel and St. Armand's Circle. Although car was my family member's source of transportation, I personally would never... More
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    "Facing the water on the bottom floor allows great access to the beach."
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    "book early, prices go up quickly"
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    "There are 2 buildings on the beach and on the ground floor you basically have a semi-private beach."
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    "Gulf View is worth the price!!"
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