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1540 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 277 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach.
|Double Room with Two Double Beds and Gulf View||
|Double Room with Two Double Beds and Courtyard View||
|Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds||
|Double Room with Two Double Beds and Pool View||
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Ping-Pong, Fitness Center, Beachfront, Bicycle Rental
Food & Drink
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop
Newspapers, Safe, Facilities for Disabled Guests, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 10 per person per night when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 10 per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 277 reviews
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Lido Beach Resort is situated directly in Lido Key and has 300-feet of private beach. This resort provides free shuttle services to St. Armands Circle and rooms include free Wi-Fi.
Score from 255 reviews Very good
This tropically landscaped hotel is just under 1 mile from Siesta Beach and a 10-minute drive from downtown Sarasota. Features include an outdoor pool, hot tub, and rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 305 reviews Good
The La Quinta Inn and Suites Sarasota is just 2 miles from the Ringling Museum of Art. Guests can enjoy an outdoor pool and a daily hot breakfast that includes waffles and muffins.
Score from 230 reviews Good
This Sarasota hotel is only a 10-minute drive to Siesta Beach and 5 minutes to Selby Botanical Gardens. It features an outdoor pool with sundeck, Southern-style breakfast and spacious rooms.
Score from 164 reviews Good
The location is perfect, the beach is lovely, its nice that the umbrella and chairs are included, and the pool is big. Restaurant was nice and convenient for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The rooms need to be rennovated. It was difficult to turn the shower on because of the rusty pipes. The rooms are clean, but there's a 60's feel about them. Out with the carpets, in with clean tiles. Need bathroom upgrades and higher toilets.
bar closed too early, mid-night for an International hotel is not acceptable.
Location Staff Food
Smell in room Tired property
the beach view and sound of waves was awesome. was close to several places to go and loved the shuttle provided
didnt like sharing a balcony.
Excellent location right on beach
This was a great location on the beach. We did not get to enjoy the beach or the pool as it was raining. We didn't have a view which was no big deal to us, but being that it rained all weekend we could have stayed somewhere else for less. I loved the shuttle to Armand Circle.... even more so how he came back and got us! I also liked the extra door in our room to walk out to pool area. If it were nicer it would have come in handy.
The rooms were old and the bathroom was not very clean. There were cobwebs and bugs on window sill in bathroom and the tile grout was dirty. While I loved the location and the "rate" we received, I feel I could have stayed somewhere nicer for less money.
Location comfort in bed
Breakfst buffet poor Facilities are really old The price is too high for the facilities
The location on a lovely beach with lots of sun beds provided. Room was in need of a bit of tlc, particularly the lamps, but had everything we needed and was spacious, with a balcony. He receptionists were extremely helpful and efficient.
The switches on the lamps were hard to use.
Top floor main building facing the Gulf the view was beautiful. Staff couldn't have done anything more for us even got a bottle of fizz on our anniversary.
A bit tatty, had to change rooms when we arrived because of the condition, we aren't picky and have never done that before. I realise It's hard to do the place up when guests are around a shut down period may be required to do the place justice.w
The location very close to the beach Quiet and very relaxing
The 25$ daily resort fee is too much if you can't go to the beach due to cold and windy weather conditions
The view from our room was great. We were on the third floor gulf side. Nice to listen to the waves all night.
Elizabeth checked us in and stated she was glad we were only staying one night. A couple was demanding a refund when I was checking in due to dirty room and broken faucet. Got to the room and the keys didn't work, they had not been programed by Elizabeth. The room was very out dated, dirty and had ants in the bathroom. The toiletries were partially used. The view was great but the beds were very hard. Overall very disappointed for the money we spent. Stayed at the Radisson the next night for half the money, clean comfortable room.
The resort has a great location and facilities.
My room was in the back next to the garage...it felt like I was in the basement.I wondered if they always put guests who book through booking.com in this set of rooms.
It was small yet roomy. Loved the tiki bar! Right on the beach. Only 1 mile from St. Armand's center, so very walkable. Could also use shuttle service, which was good for the evening. Very enjoyable place.
The pool and beach access are unparalleled. The ease of the city is delightful and the quiet makes for the most soothing getaway.
Room amenities are slightly dated, and the lack of the nicer finishing touches (a glass drinking glass?) stand out. Wifi was strong, but only one device at a time. In the era of two people traveling together with phones, tablets, etc? This seemed odd.
Location was great. Tiki bar and entertainment during the day were good. Nice breakfast buffet. Staff was friendly & courteous. Pools were warm. Nice beach towels provided. Great view. It's quiet if you like that.
Dinner buffet wasn't great. Was there on a Saturday night & no entertainment at night except for piano player. Found a bug in bathroom. They did spray the room. Found these sugar ants on the tables so they moved us to another room.
The beachfront was great.
Bathroom needs updating and more room.
Comfortable room and bed. Excellent Pool area with Bar and on Saturday afternoon there was a Singer. Very adjacent to lovely beach - for which the Hotel provided beds etc.
Slightly away from central area - but (free) shuttle service provided until circa 10.30pm.
On the beach convenience & friendly staff!
The staff was so accommodating. Prices for everything was reasonable. Will recommend Sandcastle to everyone. Had a wonderful time and you will see us again.
We had a room with Seaview and a kind of balcony. 2 minutes to go to the beach. nice staff helping us to have 3 hours free bicycle ride informal atmosphere I will be back!
This was fantastic, the only bad thing was noise from tech. installation during night time, preventing me from optimal sleep
Next to the beach.
We moved to 3 different rooms. Cleanliness issue,bugs. I took a video of the bugs in there.
Beach view on 2nd floor was obstructed by tree Insects made their way up the tree and we spent time combatting and being bit. Maintenance sprayed but root of problem was the sea grape tree and proximity to porch. Door mechanism made a gurgling noise all night long making an impact on sleep The NO signs were negative - how about "please use only striped towels on the beach" How you present makes a difference
Lovely hotel. Staff helpful and friendly. The room opened on to the beach and was comfortable, light and airy. Ideal place to unwind after the theme parks in Orlando.
The guests in the room above banged and crashed around . Better sound insulation on the floor/ceiling would help.
Location on beach near park. Quadrangle of pool, restaurant, tiki bar was expansive and very comfortable. Main pool was really large and nice. Beach was clean. Sandcastle advertises in Europe; chatted with several folks from England and Holland. Individual staff we encounter were very helpful and friendly.
While the room itself was very clean and maintained the several buildings housing the rooms were showing quite a bit of age and were shabby. Granted there is only so much to be done to concrete block structures the property could stand attention. Understand until recently was owned by Helmsley and new owners did not keep many of the experienced staff.