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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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Pool & Beach (243)
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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.
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Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport10 km
St. Petersburg Intl Airport69 km
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Like a previous comments the room condition definitely did not match the price. I just left the hotel very disappointed, the staff is nice and the lobby nice and close to the beach but that was it. Bathroom was the worst, tub was stained and chipped very uninviting. Room table a
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The location is perfect. The food and service are excellent. The pool is large and clean. But photos do NOT show what you actually get. Unless you book a suite, the rooms are very outdated. Not enough plugs for electronics (they use long cords and surge suppressors). The bath
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Stayed here for the 7th time recently (from UK) and can honestly say it’s great, location perfect, footsteps from the beach.
Yes, would agree that it needs a refurb, but as the old saying goes you get what you pay for.
Can honestly say we have never had a problem with cleanliness
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I actually worked for this hotel for many years (when it was a Helmsley Hotel and the management cared), and when the new company took over my position was eliminated. This is just the backstory for context.

Fast forward 4 years, I ordered a coffeepot from Keurig for my office,
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The common areas like the pool, lobby, restaurant etc are pretty nice, but the rooms are terrible. You could do better at a LOW-end chain. It's atrocious what they charge for the condition of the rooms. They never responded to two requests for information about the Red Tide b
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It looks as if all room doors open to the outside. Is this correct? From a safety perspective I always prefer rooms that open from an interior hallway. Do you have any rooms like that? Also, are all balconies shared? Thanks for all answers.
We shared our balcony with the room next door. We didn’t feel unsafe at all.
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Are pets allowed?
Yes pets are allowed
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Did they offer you a different room or a refund for your inconvenience? Also, were there kids running around or was it quieter than that? Is this place still in business? From you review I would wonder if the place might be shut down for sanitary or safety reasons.
Hi we checked in on Thursday and are here for a week. They have put us in the courtyard area we requested. Wither they charge me for it I'll find out on Thursday. There were quite a few families Saturday and Sunday,but it's pretty quiet now.
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I want to contact the hotel via email, I have sent an email using the address on the website but it came back undelivered. Is there another one I can use?
Hi thanks for that, it is a bit worrying as I've heard they have applied to build a new hotel after knocking the old one down. I hope they haven't started already.
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I’m thinking of planning my wedding ceremony at Sand Castle. Can any tell me about the food? Thanks!
Feel free to contact us by phone for all of your options for dining on property. Our food is amazing!
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"Dont choose this one....keep looking"
"And ask for the beach front rooms."
"Go somewhere else!"
"First floor gulf rooms have direct access to the beach. Gulf front rooms have patios or balconies."
"Check visitbeaches.org for accurate beach conditions during florida red tide"
US$ 160 - US$ 360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel
United StatesFloridaSouthwest Gulf CoastSarasota
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