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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%
    • Terrible5%
    Travellers talk about
    “lido beach” (110 reviews)
    “pool bar” (81 reviews)
    “gulf view room” (48 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Room Service
    Suites
    Poolside Bar
    Fitness centre
    Concierge
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Laundry Service
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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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...More

    Thank Meliora_dk
    Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 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...More

    Reviewed 3 August 2017

    Hi, After spending a week at this Motel I have the following observations. While it isn't akin to the Bates Motel, it offers almost as much amenities without the added shower service. The front desk personnel are to put it nicely not there to help....More

    Thank Netraveler44536
    Response from GMSandcastle, Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 6 August 2017

    There is no excuse for this type of service. Our property is aged but typically you read rave reviews about guest services and the overall attitude of our staff. I apologize that we fell short for your stay.

    Reviewed 2 August 2017

    Hotel is old, but we still choose to stay there. Rooms need to be remodeled. Good news is if you want to buy cigarettes, they have an old vending machine in the bar for $8.25/pack. Seeing that is like seeing a payphone! Hear they will...More

    Thank Fergie68136
    Response from GMSandcastle, Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 3 August 2017

    Thank you for your comments. We appreciate your stay and look forward to your return.

    Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

    Room 122 smelled old and musty, room was small and had old front rusty door without a view but a courtyard with ping pong tables. The room had an old shower in a 2x1 bathroom. We had a tiny refrigerator in the closet??? and no...More

    Thank imeon m
    Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachResponded 26 July 2017

    This is not acceptable behavior from the staff. I am disappointed to read that this is the service that you received. This is not typical of our team as there is no excuse for poor customer service. We will be discussing this in detail and...More

    Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

    Not good at all I don't know why people like this place. Rooms are very dated and dirty. Our toilet clogged the first night and the front desk told me that there was no maintenance crew available. Staff is lazy. We asked for an umbrella...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Internet
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • 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
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 159 - USD 343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #5 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 179
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    • Location
    • United States >
    • Florida >
    • Southwest Gulf Coast >
    • Sarasota
    • Also Known As
    • Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota ,
    • Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle ,
    • Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota ,
    • Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota, Florida
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    Traveller (714)
    Pool & Beach (230)
    Room & Suite (210)
    Dining (26)
    Hotel & Grounds (406)
    Bathroom (18)
    Family and Play Areas (3)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
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    eyadlos
    12 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
    6 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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    "Ocean view room recommended. However, with such a beautiful beach you will probably not be in the room as..."
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    "If you want quiet, this hotel would not be the one!"
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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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    "Decide what view you want."
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