We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

947 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 884: English reviews
Jackson, Wyoming
Level Contributor
76 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an "original issue" Holiday Inn, which has been completely refurbished recently. We couldn't have been more pleased. The rooms are spacious and furnished in an excellent manner. The roof top dining room was also a pleasant surprise. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

1 Thank GeeAtl
St. Petersburg, Florida
Level Contributor
71 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time in a long time staying at Holiday Inn. The hotel has been across the street from Lido Beach for a long time but they have maintained the place to look like new. Spectacular views of the beach or intra-coastal. Arrived for our 20th Anniversary and were treated like VIP's (thanks, Paul!!). Rooms aren't large but you won't be... More 

1 Thank MJsugarmill
Palm Harbor, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel was very nice and clean. The location was perfect since our main goal was to shop and eat at St. Armand's Circle. The location is also ideal for a beach vacation as it is right across from a beautiful beach. I would definitely recommend this hotel for a beach vacation that will also include all St. Armand's has... More 

1 Thank marykru
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were going to St. Armand's circle for Halloween and staying at the hotel. It's an easy 2-block walk, so there's no stress is trying to find parking on the circle. The hotel was not crowed, so the manager up-graded us to a corner, beach front room, which was wonderful. There's nothing like having morning coffee, on a balcony, hearing... More 

Thank Suzanne M
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights. The view and location were amazing!! However, after a long day of traveling, I decided to take a shower. I was greeted by someone's nasty body hair all over the bathroom. After informing the front desk, we returned the following day to ants/fleas all over the nightstand!! It was terrible. The entire 5th floor smelled... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

We deeply regret that you found such conditions upon arrival and during your visit with us. We have higher standards for ourselves and for our guests. Please feel free to contact me directly to discuss further. kym.mackenzie@oplhotels.com. We want to make this right for you. More 

Melbourne, Florida
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here one night for a work function in the upstairs restaurant with about 50 people and the food was amazing! I had an oceanfront king room with a balcony and the view was amazing and directly across the street from the beach. The bed was comfortable and the room was quite but also pretty dated. Good value compared... More 

Thank lowmen
Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

Wonderful! Thank you. More 

Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
90 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Had booked for three nights and left after the first night. At check in the lady was extremely rude. I gave her my name and she stared at me blankly. Then said "what? Are you checking in?" Most of the time People say "checking in? Welcome! Have you ever stayed at our property before? But not this lady. She proceeded... More 

Thank Dane A
Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

We are certainly much more welcoming and friendly that what you experienced. Every single person checking in is a special guest in our "house" and we welcome you with genuine friendliness. We do apologize for the inatentiveness of this assoicate, and know that is not who we are as a whole, and that we will take steps to address. Kind... More 

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Level Contributor
166 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stayed for 4 days because the resorts we hoped to book were sold out. Kudos for the location (across the street from a wide, sugar sand white beach) and just a few blocks walk to St Armand's circle for very good dining, shopping. Abundant free parking off season, nice breakfast at the top floor restaurant. Housekeeping and front desk staff... More 

Thank lotsasalsa
Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for such great feedback - we regret that you were uncomfortable and certainly could have addressed these concerns during your visit. A clean and comfortable room for all of our guests is important. Our guest rooms do vary in size and are priced accordingly - and a larger room may not have been available - Please do visit... More 

1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Incredibly friendly and accommodating staff. Highly recommend for family and pet getaway! Right across from the beach and an easy short walk into town for the shops and restaurants. The rooftop dining at hotel also is worth doing. Will definitely come again!

Thank NFalk
Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

We think that pets are part of the family - and we do allow dogs under 40lbs with a one time fee of $75.00 - so bring the whole family! More 

Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel stay overall was pleasant. The outside is a little outdated but the location was great. You have Win Dixie supermarket and Starbucks across from the hotel so you can walk to it. I had three kids and myself stay in a double bed. The size was great. Just enough to sleep and relax. Front desk were very friendly.... More 

Thank amymV3832AA
Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this review

We do think you have the wrong hotel - but it sounds like you had a great time! More 

445 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (386)
View from Room (59)
Hotel & Grounds (67)
Room/Suite (54)
Dining (4)
Pool/Beach Area (56)
Bathroom (8)
Other (138)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (59)
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Dining (10)
Room/Suite (18)
Pool/Beach Area (8)
Bathroom (2)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (4)
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Sarasota
1.4 km away
Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
4.4 km away
Hotel Indigo Sarasota
Hotel Indigo Sarasota
#2 of 48 in Sarasota
855 reviews
4.2 km away
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
#5 of 48 in Sarasota
1,751 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
8.4 km away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Siesta Key Gateway
8.6 km away
Tropical Beach Resorts
Tropical Beach Resorts
#3 of 12 in Siesta Key
2,121 reviews
5.4 km away
Sea Spray Resort on Siesta Key
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on a barrier island, off the coast of Sarasota, The Holiday Inn Lido Beach is just steps from the powder white sand of Lido Beach and only two blocks from over 140 upscale restaurants, shops and galleries on St. Armands Circle. Featuring a sophisticated, yet 'Florida Casual' decor, The Holiday Inn Lido Beach combines the relaxed atmosphere of a beach resort with the amenities and services of a full service hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach

Address: 233 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: $238 - $479 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 131
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, IHG, Travelocity, Priceline, Odigeo, Orbitz and Hotels.com so you can book your Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach Hotel Sarasota
Holiday Inn Lido Beach
Sarasota Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach Florida
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach staff and other travellers.
18 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (18)

Questions? Get answers from Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“If you are going to stay at the beach, spring for a beach front room.”
 of 5 bubbles 862suzannem, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Oceanfront for sure, high floor if you can get it. Don't expect much in the way of space in your room or comfort.”
 of 5 bubbles lotsasalsa, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We chose the top floor to get a larger room, but all 6 floors beneath us had patios with two chairs which looked very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles IndianaMimiTravels, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“oceanfront view”
 of 5 bubbles 491robertap, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If possible go with the gulf view room.”
 of 5 bubbles DenlyK, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay