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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

This hotel is in such terrible bad condition, nothing being done to keep up maintenance! I was so upset arriving and seeing out hotel room. This place needs to be bulldozed! Tiny ants crawling all over the bathroom sink, told housekeeping but they were still...More

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Response from GMSandcastle, Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 6 July 2018

Thank you for giving us a try. I am sorry that the hotel did not meet your expectations. I am sorry that the ants were not taken care of while you were here. We appreciate your business

Reviewed 5 July 2018

We have come to the ild land mark since frinds owned in back in the 60's. Heard it will be torn down with in the year to build aNother high end hotel. Checked in for a nice relaxing couple of ground floor beach frontunits. Check...More

Thank GatorFan22
Response from GMSandcastle, Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 6 July 2018

Thank you for your 5 star review. Again we apologize for the noise and disturbance from the guest who set off his personal show. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. We appreciate your business.

Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Nice little throwback hotel. The surf is litterally right there. Have a drink at the pool bar...Mary is the best bartender. Saturdays is great to see the ecclectic collection of locals that come to drink at this little dive of a watering hole.

Thank Louis B
Response from GMSandcastle, Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 4 July 2018

Thank you for your visit

Reviewed 27 June 2018

I returned here with my family at the end of April, for our 6th visit. This time was out 10th wedding anniversary, we had our honeymoon here. The staff are all great including Salina who helped with our room choice. Thanks. We were again in...More

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Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for your continued patronage and positive review. I will be sure to share with Salina the kind words about her professional guidance in helping select the perfect room for your special occasion. Our courtyard is a favorite amongst quite of few return guests....More

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Perfect location—just steps away from the beach! The 2 pools were great and never too busy! Lobby is beautiful, but our room definitely didn’t match! Room was clean, but old and in need of some updates! Extra amenities—we enjoyed a family game of shuffleboard.

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Description
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
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
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
Spa
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
179
Price range
US$ 149 - US$ 334 (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
Location
United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Hotel class
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
179
Price range
US$ 149 - US$ 334 (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
Location
United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
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Pool & Beach (243)
Dining (25)
Amenities (6)
Family and Play Areas (3)
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SunLuver911
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.
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30 June 2018|
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Response from purpleij | Reviewed this property |
Yes pets are allowed
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29 April 2018|
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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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