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    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

    1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    Pool & Beach (240)
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    • Excellent25%
    • Very good41%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible5%
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    “lido beach” (113 reviews)
    “pool bar” (81 reviews)
    “gulf view room” (48 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Poolside Bar
    Fitness centre
    Multilingual Staff
    Wheelchair Access
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    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 1,215 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I’ve been coming here over the years, this is the first time in about five years. The room is very clean and comfortable, with microwave, coffee maker, and refrigerator. The property generally a bit worn, but that’s to be expected at an old beachfront –...More

    2  Thank Hollingsworth24
    Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 6 days ago

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. We strive to provide our guests with the best value and service for beach front accommodations on Lido Key! Tim H

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    it might just have been horrendous mildew, but whatever that smell was in rooms 211 and 166, we immediately checked back out and refused to stay. The photos online are deceptive... the place must have been built in the 60s and never updated in any...More

    2  Thank Pollyanna-Ist
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Sandcastle is an older resort, but charming. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. Our room overlooked the gulf and had a balcony which made the stay even better. Loved being able to walk straight to the beach. The resort had two pools which was...More

    Thank Love2Travel708
    Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

    We enjoyed our stay and especially the sunsets! The gulf front rooms face due west over the Gulf and provide fantastic sunsets! The staff was excellent and very accommodating. The 2 pools in the courtyard are really nice. The complex is only 4 stories tall...More

    Thank Coachjustin14
    Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 5 December 2017

    Thank you for your review. Looks like we are going to add you to the list of returning guests that choose our location to relax and recharge. Our entire team is here to serve you and make sure you enjoy your visit with us. We...More

    Reviewed 1 December 2017

    Nice location and great service. The resort needs some updates, but it was clean and comfortable.The pools were really nice and the beach access was amazing. I love the old Florida style and the proximity to the beach and great shops.More

    Thank sdpeene
    Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 3 December 2017

    Thank you for your review. We are old Florida Charm with true Southern Hospitality thrown in as a bonus. With over 600ft. of soft white sand merely steps away from your room, we are here to do our best to work hard so you can...More

    • Top amenities
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    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Internet
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • 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
    • Price range
    • US$ 172 - 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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    • Location
    • United States >
    • Florida >
    • Southwest Gulf Coast >
    • Sarasota
    • Also Known As
    • Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota ,
    • Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle ,
    • Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
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    8 December 2017|
    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!
    7 December 2017|
    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.
    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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