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Beacon, New York
Reviewed 21 August 2013

I stayed there with my daughters for 5 days, I had never been to this area of Florida and essentially wanted to have some quality beach time and a decent culinary experience. The hotel (motel) is close to Sarasota airport, took us about 20 minutes to get there so that was easy enough. The hotel itself is situated on the...

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7Thank tcdehaas
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2013

When we arrived at this hotel, we were made welcome and the check - in was fast. We were offered help with our luggage. The hotel pools were fantastic and we loved walking on the beach and swimming in the sea. This hotel has a fantastic gift shop and every saturday night there is a buffet with live music in...

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3Thank James H
Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 15 August 2013

When decided on this hotel last minute. First let me start off with the good. GREAT location. The beach is essentially part of the hotel. The pools are excellent and has a great tiki bar. If you looking for something convenient to the beach a great price this is it. We went here with 3 small children. Rooms were average...

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2Thank MrKristof
Alachua
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Old Florida at its best. Next to a wild life area and one mile to up scale shopping. You can not beat the location on Lido Key. Large rooms with baloneys that over look the Gulf of Mexico. Heated pools! Tiki bar and restaurant. Laundry room, Ping-Pong and shuffle board. We rented bikes from the hotel and within a couple...

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1Thank Patricia U
Florida
Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here 2 nights recently. We chose it for the cheaper than other rates. As previous people have commented, place is in desperate need of updating. Kinda felt like we were back in the 70s but it was not a big deal. Room was clean and had a view of the water. Liked having a fridge...

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1Thank resqwldlfe
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

Listen to kids outside play. easily hear the couple next door in all their sexual exploits. Don't bother calling for another room or for security...non-existent! Old school motel...think dressed up Howard Johnson's. The price here is tempting. Don't fall for it!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

We had a gulf view room and what a view! Free sunbeds and drop off/ pick up service to the Circle was appreciated, it's a 20 min walk. Lido key is great, especially walking along the beach. Staff were extremely friendly and maid service was good.

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Thank WakefieldU
Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

Right on the beach location is great, but I would not recommend this hotel. Beds hard as rocks and there was mold in the shower. Got ill after eating at their cafe which automatically charged me 16% tip on terrible service. Pleasant front desk staff and housekeeper, but the facility needs major updating. Getting to walk in the beach at...

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1Thank MrsWesley
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 6 August 2013

I spent a weekend with my family at the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel, it has an excellent location on Lido Key Beach. The rooms are quite nice. The hotel is well maintained. The best of all is the staff of the hotel, at the lobby they treated us in a spectacular way! The beach is quite good. The food is very...

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CapelleaandenIjssel
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Our second visit to the Hlemsley Sandcastle. Again a great stay. The hotel is directly on the beach. Make sure you get a seafront view. There are a lot of nice sunsets to watch. The staf is very friendly, the rooms are very clean and have a reasonable size. Every morning there is a newspaper on your doormat. With two...

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A tropical paradise at the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach in Sarasota, FloridaSandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has a relaxing sunny resort flavor, with a storybook seaside setting on a 600 foot strand of private, natural white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico.Sun. Sand. Swaying Palm Trees. And Great Service, Too. You'll be treated to thoughtful touches, such as a morning newspaper and a small refrigerator for chilling beverages and snacks. Free wifi is also available throughout the property. Plus the pleasures of outdoor dining for both breakfast and lunch are virtually right outside your door. What's more, our recreation staff can provide personalized sailing lessons. There's a convenient Gift Shop on premises and we're within easy walking distance of popular St. Armands Circle, with its fine shopping and entertainment attractions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Address: 1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236 (Formerly Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel)
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: $225 - $464 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 179
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Also Known As:
Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota
Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota, Florida
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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“Talk to somebody live about where your room location is ahead of time. Do not trust anyone to assign you a good room automatically”
knatman, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the courtyard side have balconies, but you have to carry your luggage up a flight of stairs. (staff will help, if needed)”
sisb2013, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Lowest level was great! I would choose this again!”
jmsk2017, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a balcony gulf view room !”
sunfish4141, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You can pay extra to have a gulf view, but you can also just walk right out to the beach”
rpdmom, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
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