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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This hotel is a little tired as others have mentioned but the location is amazing, one of the few hotels right on the beach and the rooms are large and well equipped and maid service was excellent. However there are two outstanding things: the food at the pool bar and eve restaurant and the staff. The manager Tim in particular was so kind, funny and could not do enough for us. It was evident by spending 5 minutes in reception that his staff loved working for him which made them happy and helpful especially Alicia, and the guests returned annually to the hotel for his kind of hospitality. I will be one of them! Thank Tim and the crew, Louise from London!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

You and your family were so kind and are the reason we do what we do. We love to provide you with superior customer service, and as I told you in person, I could talk to you for hours. We truly thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and can't wait for you to return. Stay well and happy!

Tim H

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I would definitely recommend getting a beachside/view 1st floor if available. It made it so easy for my kids to run right back up to the room from the beach. I lived in Sarasota for years and Lido Key is my favorite place to go with my family. The hotel was older but clean. The bathroom is very small but did it's job. We stayed with 2 small children and were comfortable. I wouldn't stay here with a bigger family, as the rooms aren't big. The kids loved the pools and the location is quiet and beautiful! I would stay here again.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
Thank E Z
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GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for staying with us. We are very family friendly and offer something for all ages. The beach access is second to none and our private beach is waiting for you to enjoy the views of the tranquil Gulf of Mexico. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.

Tim H

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The hotel is ideally situated right on the beach. The white sand is just stunning. The pools are a great size with one warmer than the other, so you can choose. The room is large with double sinks, a fridge and a safe. We took a leisurely stroll the St Armands for tea, there are many eating establishments to choose from. We had breakfast in the hotel restaurant, we took the buffet option at $20 each we found it quite expensive, however the children's breakfast was excellent.
Parking is free and easy. For a no frills stay then you should visit the Sandcastle Resort.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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GMSandcastle, Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for your comments. We appreciate your stay and are happy to read that you were able to enjoy our private beach. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Keep your expectations realistic and this is a perfectly suitable family vacation destination, and super convenient to all the shops and restaurants on St. Armand's Circle. Very old school in terms of the pink decor, the damp, sandy carpets, and the seawater smell that permeates everything, but surprisingly quiet and comfortable. Staff is very accommodating, and don't miss a round of drinks at the bar with Diane - she's the kind of no nonsense people-tender every family-friendly resort depends on.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a one-bedroom suite for a better balcony, a better view of the gulf, and more breathing room.
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for your review. Right to the point and on target. Our friendly staff are here to assist. We appreciate your visit and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

Tim H

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We had 5 very good days here. The beach and surroundings are fantastic. The Hotel is a bit worn down, but all things are working.
It is a good combo, that you have the beach, the pool and the bar closely together. The cleaning staff was very friendly.
We did have dinner in the restaurant and it was very good, but a little to the expensive side. We did not try the breakfast.

Room Tip: Decide what view you want.
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

We appreciate your visit and giving us a try. As you stated, there is nothing fancy here but we try to go out of our way to make sure our guests are comfortable. Two pools, shuffleboard and ping pong for the time spend off our enormous private beach. Our staff are eager to please. Thank you for your business.

Tim H.

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