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    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

    1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    Overview
    • Excellent25%
    • Very good41%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
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    “lido beach” (111 reviews)
    “pool bar” (81 reviews)
    “gulf view room” (48 reviews)
    Free Internet
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    Reviewed 28 May 2014

    We have stayed at this hotel several times over the last fifteen years. It is a lovely hotel right on the beach and we find it so relaxing and peaceful. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Missy at the pool bar made us laugh...More

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    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 18 June 2014

    Thank you for your comments regarding your stay here at the Sandcastle Resort. I will pass along to Rachel and Missy your kind words. We do hope you will return to Lido Key and the Sandcastle Resort. Regards, Eddie S.

    Reviewed 27 May 2014

    A friend and I found the Sandcastle online (thank you, Trip Advisor!) and booked a room with two double beds gulf-side for Memorial weekend. It is an older hotel, but kept very clean with excellent service and staff. Newer tiled showers and double sinks, a...More

    1  Thank OrlandoJK
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 28 May 2014

    Thank you for staying at the Sandcastle Resort, while visiting Lido Key. We appreciate the comments and have passed them along to the Pool & Beach staff. We thank you for the business and do hope to see you again. Regards, Eddie S.

    Reviewed 22 May 2014

    A group of 12 male golfers stayed at this gem of a hotel 15th-21st may,we used the hotel as abase for a weeks golfing in the area,if you are going to stay there a must is to have a beach front room with it comes...More

    2  Thank denzgolf
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 27 May 2014

    Thank you for staying with us at the Sandcastle Resort during your week of golf in the area. I will pass along your comments to the various departments within the hotel, so they may see how your experience was during your stay. Please let me...More

    Reviewed 20 May 2014

    We had a wonderful 4 night stay and enjoyed the beach every moment we could get. Lido Beach is expansive and beautiful. The staff was friendly and accommodating. They set up the chairs and umbrellas for you, included in a $25/room/day resort fee. They have...More

    1  Thank pstrode
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 27 May 2014

    Thank you for the comments regarding your stay here at the Sandcastle Resort on Lido Beach. I will pass along your observations to our staff; they will appreciate the kind words. Thank you for the business, and we hope you return to visit us here...More

    Reviewed 20 May 2014

    Sandcastle Resort formally Helmsley Sandcastle is not what it used to be hidden charges ie. resort fee had to show them our Virgin booking that said no resort fee, before getting it removed also the housekeeping very sloppy with rooms not being cleaned until very...More

    3  Thank Susan J
    Response from Eddie S, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 27 May 2014

    Thank you for staying with us at the Sandcastle Resort. I do want to apologize for our lapse in service during your stay. Your comments will be shared with our Housekeeping staff for review and they will address the issues. This is not how we...More

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    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Internet
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Conference Facilities
    • Concierge
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
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    • Price range
    • US$ 158 - US$ 335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #5 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
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    • Number of rooms
    • 179
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    • Location
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    • Southwest Gulf Coast >
    • Sarasota
    • Also Known As
    • Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota ,
    • Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle ,
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    eyadlos
    11 May 2017|
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    Response from Rayna G | Reviewed this property |
    It was good. A fantastic location, good restaurant and a shuttle to St. Armand's for shopping and restaurants helped offset very dated decor and balconies. Gorgeous views. Staff was friendly.
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    Liz L
    4 May 2017|
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    Response from GMSandcastle | Property representative |
    Thank you for your interest in our Resort. Smoking is only allowed in designated areas of the property. Pool deck is non-smoking as are all guest rooms. You are able to smoke on the beach.
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    Marcia W
    5 March 2017|
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    Response from baseballdc | Reviewed this property |
    Not that I'm aware of. The only shuttle service they provide is complimentary shuttle between the hotel and St. Armand's Circle. Although car was my family member's source of transportation, I personally would never... More
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    "Upgrade to a one-bedroom suite for a better balcony, a better view of the gulf, and more breathing room."
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