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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Checked in on nov 1st to Helmsley sandcastle in Sarasota. The check in experience was fine. We unpacked and went to the tiki bar and was greeted by a miserable bar tender that acted like we were bothering her. You should walk past the tiki hut at Helmsley and make a right to the lido tiki bar where the bartenders...

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2Thank Jegbert
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 30 October 2013

We had the best time at this Hotel. Best food. Best tiki bar and best entertainment. Best pools. Best location. We had the time of our lives. Great snorkeling and wonderful shells. People were so friendly and prices were great. We loved our experience.

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1Thank fsetbacken
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2013

The location could not be more perfect for this hotel, I had a no view room but it took a whole 30 seconds to be on the beach! The rooms are large, clean and have all the amenities that you could need. The staff are excellent, always very helpful and willing to put themselves out for you. I will be...

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Thank Angela J
Hollywood, Florida
Reviewed 5 October 2013

We stayed at the Helmsley over a weekend with our 3 children. It was perfect. While our room was advertised as a garden view, from our balcony it was actually an ocean view. The hotel room was clean and spacious. The beach was phenomenal and we enjoyed quite morning walks search for shells with our kids and watching the birds...

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2Thank Jennifer J
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2013

I have just had a week at the Helmsley & have to say it was fantastic! Unable to upgrade room to beachfront as no availability but this didn't deter from our enjoyment here. The staff are wonderful and nothing is too much trouble for them. Two really nice pools but never used them as yards away is the most amazing...

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3Thank DianeF518
Naples, Florida
Reviewed 30 September 2013

We just spent a weekend at the Helmsley Sandcastle and we really enjoyed it. Our room faced the gulf and it couldn't have been more beautiful. You are close to the beach as opposed to other properties that are set way back away from the water which made it nice to go up to the room if you needed to....

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1Thank Cruiser1021
Dallas, Texas, United States
Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

This is a very run down older motel next to the Ritz Carleton. The parking is very difficult. I had 2 rooms both with beach walk out acces which was great and best part was the beach. It all goes down from there. This could be an amazing property but needs a lot of work.

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1Thank Jeff P
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Arrived with my husband and 2 kids (5yr old and 10yr old). The exterior does not represent "beachfront hotel" - more like motel. But, you HAVE to look past that into the inviting lobby and 2 sparkling pool before you reach the beach. Our room was not ready - we arrived too early. So, we changed into out bathing suits...

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2Thank R L
Clearwater, Florida, United States
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Perfect location, decent food, decent price, nice pool, dated. They automatically add gratuity at the restaurant (16%), so the service we received reflected that. Should have researched the sleep quality prior to traveling. Would return if they ever replace the mattresses.

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1Thank Mica V
Mannheim, Germany
Reviewed 14 September 2013

It might not be the newest Resort, not the most recently refurbished ... and Nonetheless it has got a lot of charme. Rooms - the ones facing the sea - are spacious, have a small balcony and the usual 3 star Equipment. there are Swimming pools and even a laundry - and last but by no means least - quite...

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • 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: ₹ 14,948 - ₹ 27,819 (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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“Face the Gulf if possible. Sunsets are incredible.”
 of 5 bubbles pat162, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a ocean front room.”
 of 5 bubbles national23, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay on the second floor of the building that offers both bool and ocean views!”
 of 5 bubbles 305kerrim, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room on the gulf side-- we like the first floor so we can walk right out to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles indulgent_traveler, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a gulf view even if there's only one with two double beds.”
 of 5 bubbles l0vet0travel999, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
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