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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

TripAdvisorUS$ 180*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Battle Creek, Michigan
Reviewed 20 January 2014

This must be one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. The hotel itself is clean, kitschy and well priced. Decor is plain. Long time staff greeted us like old friends. Nice big rooms. Great breakfast buffet price. Burgers rock. Get an ocean view and listen to the waves. Seriously what more do you want at this price?

Thank TheIndulgentTraveler
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 17 January 2014

This hotel has nothing else going for it than the location and the pools. Repeat customers mean nothing to the management. Very tired rooms and unfriendly personal. I am not sure why this hotel received a certificate of excellence.

1Thank Sybille P
Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 16 January 2014

Let's start with the GOOD: *The beach is beyond beautiful!! You walk right off the pool deck onto 5 different grades of sand and crystal blue waters! *The tiki bar is awesome! We loved Kelly!!! She makes perfect drinks (and my boyfriend was a bartender for many years)!! She took extra special care of us because it was my birthday!...

2Thank Jess1218
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

I have never seen carpet so old and dirty in a hotel. I never took my socks off. This hotel probably used to be a great place to stay. The rooms are large but so incredibly dated. No frills that's for sure. The location and beach is lovely. That's what is has going for it. I would not recommend the...

1Thank Cherri D
Shepherd, Michigan
Reviewed 15 January 2014

My first impressions of this hotel were not good. I'd booked and paid for our room last summer and had gotten a pretty good deal. That expression, "You get what you pay for" comes immediately to mind. We ended up with a room with a window facing the parking garage maybe 20 feet away. Though I didn't expect we'd spend...

2Thank luckygreen
Fargo, North Dakota
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Very basic. The oldest hotel in the area Old, but clean. Good beach location. Budget price. 2 pools. Nice bar. Free shuttle to restaurants and bars. The hotel Is for sale. Beautiful beach. Beds 2 doubles very small Buffet breakfast, standard, usual

1Thank Ajh697
Reviewed 13 January 2014

Every year, our " Village Greenies " cricket club says here during the Sarasota Cricket Festival, held over Thanksgiving. The hotel rates are very good ,so the rundown furniture can be excused. The hotel has the charm of a famed landmark whose best days are behind it, but which is a curio in the modern world due to its historic...

Thank helensburgh77
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 January 2014

This hotel is the perfect balance between price and livability. It has all the conveniences that i seek in an economy hotel, details like real glasses in the room, a coffee maker that allows you to use your own coffee, a sink outside the bathroom as well as one in the bathroom, and an incredibly hard working cleaning crew (they...

Thank SallyPuddin
Reviewed 9 January 2014

First it's important to note that we booked this trip with points and ended up in the dreaded North Wing. There are more pluses than negatives to the hotel. On the down side the Room was small, weirdly carpeted, a little dank outside entrances, and a view of the roof of the parking garage. If you are on the North...

1Thank Laceytom
Orlando, FL
Reviewed 6 January 2014

My boyfriend and I visited the Helmsley this past weekend. It is a dated hotel... from the outside one would not think that it is a great place to stay but we found it to be a great value for our money. Here are the highlights: - Clean: the lobby was super clean. Our room was super clean. Always a...

3Thank TanyaZeiher

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Address: 1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236 (Formerly Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel)
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: ₹ 11,019 - ₹ 22,490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 179
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Also Known As:
Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota
Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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“Talk to somebody live about where your room location is ahead of time. Do not trust anyone to assign you a good room automatically”
knatman, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the courtyard side have balconies, but you have to carry your luggage up a flight of stairs. (staff will help, if needed)”
sisb2013, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Lowest level was great! I would choose this again!”
jmsk2017, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a balcony gulf view room !”
sunfish4141, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You can pay extra to have a gulf view, but you can also just walk right out to the beach”
rpdmom, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
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