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Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach

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Situated on a barrier island, off the coast of Sarasota, The Holiday Inn Lido Beach is just steps from the powder white sand of Lido Beach and only two blocks from over 140 upscale restaurants, shops and galleries on St. Armands Circle. Featuring a sophisticated, yet 'Florida Casual' decor, The Holiday Inn Lido Beach combines the relaxed atmosphere of a beach resort with the amenities and services of a full service hotel.
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Room service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 78 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
8Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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There was a table of patrons who insisted singing for their own personal entertainment; the same song repeatedly and ad naseum. Management did nothing to stop the personal performance until they were asked to intervene, at which point “whoever complained” was subjected to the
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Response from Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach
Responded 5 days ago
We regret that you did not enjoy your visit to Kokonuts Bar and Grill. This is intentionally a laid back and casual dining option in our hotel. On our 7th Floor, we have the beautiful Sand Dollar Restaurant which overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. This is certainly a nice option for a quite dinner and beautiful sunset views.
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Great location! The beach is right across the street from the hotel, and it is a short walk into town with plenty of shopping and restaurant options. At first, we thought that this might have been a huge mistake. We checked in on a Sunday, and that evening, there was a big
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Response from Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review! Gulf views at our location are certainly the best, and we do hope to see you again.
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This hotel was the dirtiest hotel I’ve ever stayed in. There was dust and grime everywhere. The bathtub was dirty and had ants at night. The worst part was the musty smell from the air conditioner. It was so bad we have to keep the ac off. Stay here at your own risk.
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Response from Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach
Responded 1 week ago
We regret learning via post that you did not find our accommodations clean and comfortable. That is not the standard we strive for and certainly not what we usually deliver. We do hope that your concerns were addressed during your visit with us. Please feel free to contact us directly for further assistance.
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When our trip to Paris was cancelled hours before our flight, I was heartbroken. We decided to go to Lido Key based on recommendations and the fact that we are IHG members. I couldn’t have been happier with this hotel. The location is phenomenal and the room was a nice size. We
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Response from Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach
Responded 3 weeks ago
That is wonderful! We are so happy you enjoyed it!
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This is a dog hotel. I love animals but Will not be returning If you are allergic to pets then this is not the hotel for you. Dogs in the elevator, dogs on the lobby furniture, dogs near the restaurant. Nothing mentioned when booked. They are also in need of a serious
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Response from Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach
Responded 3 weeks ago
We are certainly a pet friendly hotel. And regret that you could not enjoy your visit. We work hard to accommodate the needs of every guest. The fee you are referring to is our Destination Fee, which includes and is not limited to, parking, shuttle service to St. Armand's circle, self service laundry, beach toys and other services we offer as a Destination Location. We regret that was not explained to you better.
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In my experience the hotel is very straight forward about answering questions by email or phone on local conditions, the percentage of completion of their updating, etc. You'll have a lot to enjoy in our Sarasota area when you visit, even beyond the lovely St. Armand's Circle shopping. Mote Marine, Jungle Gardens, Saturday Morning Farmers Market in our vibrant downtown area, and much more.
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Is the beach still full of Dead Sea Life? I’ve heard the smell is unbearable.
We seem to be clearing up. The best information about the impact of Red Tide on these beaches can be found at the website for Mote Marine Labs.
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Sorry do not know how it is at the moment we went in January and it was great then
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What is the deep, rumbling sound? We hear it almost constantly. Is it coming from the kitchen? Thanks
No idea
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"Sea view as high as possible"
"Try to get ocean view. Other side is still good but ocean view would be prime spot here."
"A water view room is a MUST! Amazing location right across from Lido Key Beach."
"Great Views"
"Higher up east overlook city, parking lot & famous St. Armand's circle. West side rooms face Gulf of Mexico, beach & sunsets."
US$ 221 - US$ 414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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