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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

1540 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States
+1 941 388 2181

€164+

Overall guest ratings

7.7/10 Good
based on 2,161 reviews

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  • 9.8
  • 9.5
  • 4.7
  • 4.0

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    About

    Location. This Sarasota hotel sits on 600 feet (183 meters) of white-sand beach that meets the Gulf of Mexico. South Lido Park, St. Armands Circle, and Mote Marine Aquarium are within 2 miles.

    Hotel Features. The Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has a private beach and a fitness facility. Lounge chairs and beach towels are complimentary, and umbrellas are available at a surcharge. The Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. Room service is available during limited hours.

    Guestrooms. Amenities featured in guestrooms include hair dryers, coffee/tea makers, and refrigerators. Guestrooms have cable/satellite television with premium TV channels and HBO. Wireless Internet access and newspapers are complimentary. Guestrooms are accessible via exterior corridors.

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    AMENITIES

    • Fitness centre
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Business centre
    • ATM on-site
    • Internet
    • Gift shop
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Room service
    • Bicycle hire
    • Outdoor pool
    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Air-conditioned
    • 24 Hour Front Desk
    • Safe
    • Storage available
    • Beachfront
    • Terrace/Patio
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Concierge service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Game room
    • Coffee shop
    • Pets not allowed
    • Free parking
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    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    7.7 Good
    based on 2,161 reviews
    • 9.8 "Wonderful beach."
      8.8 "88% appreciated the clean beach."
    • 9.5 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "100% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
      7.5 "Great parking, according to 75%."
      8.0 "80% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      10.0 "100% thought parking was inexpensive."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
    • 9.0 "Excellent pool."
      8.3 "Clean pool, said 83%."
    • 8.9 "Great service."
      9.1 "91% found the staff to be very friendly."
      9.9 "99% were happy with the shuttle service."
      8.0 "80% thought the service was very professional."
      7.9 "Lovely pool/beach service, according to 79%."
      9.2 "Housekeeping was great, according to 92%."
      9.5 "95% said the recreation staff was great."
      9.0 "Management was excellent, said 90%."
    • 6.9 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 4.7 "Value below average."
      2.1 "The price was too high for 79%."
      2.7 "73% said the breakfast was too expensive."
      2.0 "80% said beverages were too expensive."
    • 4.0 "Rooms are not good."
      1.6 "84% complained about the bathroom."
      0.7 "93% thought they were poorly maintained."
      3.9 "61% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      0.5 "For 95%, the rooms looked old."
      4.4 "56% said rooms were dirty."
      2.6 "74% said rooms were small."
      3.7 "63% found problems with the furniture."
      0.2 "98% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.5 "85% said the bathroom was dirty."
      2.2 "Air conditioning was criticized by 78%."
      1.0 "90% had problems with the shower."
    • 3.8 "Not very comfortable."
      3.9 "61% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      2.6 "74% said rooms were small."
      0.2 "98% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.2 "Air conditioning was criticized by 78%."
    • 3.6 "Internet is poor."
      2.3 "77% said the wifi quality was bad."
    • 2.4 "Horrible vibe."
      1.3 "87% criticized the unstylish hotel."
      3.4 "66% didn't like the unstylish hotel."
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    Overall rating

    7.7 Good
    based on 1,037 reviews
    • 9.5 "Wonderful beach."
    • 9.3 "Terrific location."
      9.9 "99% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
      9.0 "90% liked the proximity to shopping."
    • 8.9 "Great service."
      7.5 "75% said the reception staff was great."
      9.9 "99% were happy with the shuttle service."
      7.9 "79% thought the service was very professional."
    • 8.8 "Pool is good."
    • 6.9 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 4.8 "Bad amenities."
      3.7 "63% thought the building wasn't nice."
      0.9 "91% thought the facilities needed updating."
    • 4.7 "Not very clean."
      4.3 "57% said rooms were dirty."
      1.3 "87% said the bathroom was dirty."
    • 4.5 "Value below average."
      2.0 "The price was too high for 80%."
      2.6 "74% said the breakfast was too expensive."
    • 4.3 "Not very comfortable."
      4.4 "56% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      3.1 "69% said rooms were small."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.2 "Air conditioning was criticized by 78%."
    • 4.1 "Rooms are not good."
      1.5 "85% complained about the bathroom."
      0.3 "For 97%, the rooms looked old."
      4.3 "57% said rooms were dirty."
      0.6 "94% thought they were poorly maintained."
      4.4 "56% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      3.1 "69% said rooms were small."
      3.6 "64% found problems with the furniture."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.3 "87% said the bathroom was dirty."
      2.2 "Air conditioning was criticized by 78%."
      1.3 "87% had problems with the shower."
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    Overall rating

    7.6 Good
    based on 1,015 reviews
    • 9.8 "Wonderful beach."
      8.7 "87% appreciated the clean beach."
    • 9.5 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "100% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
      9.0 "90% liked the proximity to shopping."
      7.5 "Great parking, according to 75%."
    • 9.1 "World class service."
      9.8 "98% were happy with the shuttle service."
      8.2 "Lovely pool/beach service, according to 82%."
      9.1 "Housekeeping was great, according to 91%."
    • 8.9 "Pool is good."
      8.1 "Clean pool, said 81%."
    • 6.8 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 4.9 "Not very clean."
      4.0 "60% said rooms were dirty."
      1.5 "85% said the bathroom was dirty."
    • 4.4 "Value below average."
      2.3 "The price was too high for 77%."
      3.0 "70% said the breakfast was too expensive."
    • 3.5 "Rooms are not good."
      0.5 "For 95%, the rooms looked old."
      4.0 "60% said rooms were dirty."
      1.6 "84% complained about the bathroom."
      3.5 "65% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      2.4 "76% said rooms were small."
      0.7 "93% thought they were poorly maintained."
      3.5 "65% found problems with the furniture."
      1.5 "85% said the bathroom was dirty."
      0.3 "97% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.2 "Air conditioning was criticized by 78%."
    • 3.3 "Not very comfortable."
      3.5 "65% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      2.4 "76% said rooms were small."
      0.3 "97% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.2 "Air conditioning was criticized by 78%."
    • 3.2 "Disappointing internet connection."
      2.1 "79% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Overall rating

    7.7 Good
    based on 108 reviews
    • 9.8 "Wonderful beach."
    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "100% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
    • 9.2 "World class service."
      9.3 "93% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 9.1 "Excellent pool."
    • 5.8 "Average amenities."
    • 4.7 "Value below average."
    • 4.2 "Rooms are not good."
      0.9 "91% thought they were poorly maintained."
      2.0 "80% complained about the bathroom."
    • 3.7 "Not very comfortable."
    • 3.1 "Horrible vibe."
      1.9 "81% criticized the unstylish hotel."
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    Resort Hotel
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