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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Traveller (800)
Room & Suite (249)
Pool & Beach (243)
1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236 See on map
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
3 Star accommodation
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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 ...More 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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Free Parking
Free Internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$ 145 - US$ 340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel
Also Known As
Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota
Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
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Traveller (800)
Room & Suite (249)
Pool & Beach (243)
Dining (25)
Amenities (6)
Family and Play Areas (3)
Reviews (1,571)
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All reviewslido beachpool bargulf view roompools were nicearmand's circlebeach frontbeach staffping pongan older propertygreat beachfree shuttlebit datedgulf of mexicochairs and umbrellasper daypool sidewhite sand
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Reviewed 13 June 2006

This hotel is great- if you're expecting motel 8. These pictures are misleading. this is not a hotel - it is a motel. The pool was very decent - thats about it. No internet in rooms. it is right on the beach, but its a...More

7  Thank lauren6318
Reviewed 2 June 2006

We have stayed at the Helmsley many occasions, and recently spent a fantastic week in a gulf front room, after mad days in Disney. Anyone who has stayed in these rooms will know where I'm coming from, they might not be as luxurious as other...More

2  Thank teabag992
Reviewed 27 May 2006

We stayed at the Helmsley for 5 nights may 15 - 19,2006. It was much better than expected, very long and deep beach (you could spread out all your gear and sunbathe and/or swim in relative privacy). The rooms were decent,clean and kept that way!!...More

3  Thank Coastal4788
Reviewed 8 May 2006

We deliberated long and hard before choosing this hotel and we were delighted with our choice. After spending a week "doing disney" with our young sons my husband and I collapsed onto the beautiful Helmsley Sandcastle beach and didn't budge for 3 days. The hotel...More

4  Thank geenag
Reviewed 4 May 2006

In an absolutely idylic location, great pool area and right on a fabulous beach, which saved this hotel from a terrible review. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful, but the bar staff and waiters were the worst we have met in 13 years...More

7  Thank draycot2
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29 July 2018|
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Response from karenbP7694FV | Reviewed this property |
We shared our balcony with the room next door. We didn’t feel unsafe at all.
30 June 2018|
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Response from purpleij | Reviewed this property |
Yes pets are allowed
29 April 2018|
Response from Nigel A | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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"First floor gulf rooms have direct access to the beach. Gulf front rooms have patios or balconies."
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