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"They need more wait staff for breakfast. I guess you are paying for location. It’s very old and outdated. The pictures make the pool look way nicer th ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 13 Apr 2021

Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel near Lido Beach

On the beach

Within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find Lido Beach and St. Armands Circle. Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and South Lido Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Poolside dining

This hotel features 2 bars/lounges, a poolside bar, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. You'll appreciate the outdoor pool, bar/lounge, and laundry facilities.

Free WiFi, balconies

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 135 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities include balconies, room service, and pillow menus.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, City View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$162* Per night/room May 25 - May 26

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota, an IHG Hotel ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (8) Couples (1) Family (2)
4 out of 5
They need more wait staff for breakfast. I guess you are paying for location. It’s very old and outdated. The pictures make the pool look way nicer than it really is. The hotel was very clean. The staff is very nice.

Posted by on Apr 13, 2021

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2 out of 5
We stayed here because of the location to the beach. However, the property is very dirty. Not only was it filthy but the rooms are in need of paint and care. The bathrooms were completely in ruins. The showers were disgusting and the caulking in the shower/tub seams was out in some areas or so overfilled in some spots that when the water hit it, it followed the seam to the bathroom floor. Completely disgusting. Not fit for the public. The rooms need to be redone and the cleaning staff needs guidance and classes in what cleanliness is. We ate breakfast in the restaurant on site and they could not finish our breakfast because the water was shut off. We could not shower or use the bathrooms either. This was not acceptable. This is the first time we have taken time to write a review on a hotel and we stay at hotels including Holiday Inns often. I hope this review will save other guests the disappointments of booking this property until Holiday Inn makes repairs. I cannot believe Holiday Inn puts their name on this site.

Posted by on Mar 14, 2021

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3 out of 5
The staff was nice, it was clean, but the room pictures on the website super misleading

Posted by on Feb 11, 2021

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5 out of 5
We really enjoyed our stay! The staff was excellent and the location was amazing! We will be back.

Posted by , from Attleboro MA on Feb 12, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 22, 2020 by Kayla W.

Thank you FredBeissner! We hope you will stay with us again soon!

4 out of 5
Pros: Great location and a very nice. Very close to the circle. Front desk personnel were very nice and pleasant. The bartender at the pool was great
Cons: Room carpets need cleaning.
Location: Close to the circle and the beach.
Room carpet need to be shampooed it smelled musty and damped. The bathroom had a urine smell. It looked clean but it smelled. The grounds were well kept and the pool was very nice.

Posted by on Apr 21, 2018

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4 out of 5

Steps away from the beach and shopping

Great location directly across from Lido Beach and a short walk to St Armand’s Circle where you can find plenty of quaint shops, fantastic restaurants and delicious desserts. The 7th floor dining area has spectacular view of the beach.

Posted by , from Rochester NY on Feb 28, 2018

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5 out of 5

Great staff and location!

Great staff who are polite and attentive. Great location just across the street from the beach.

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018

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4 out of 5

Great view

Loved the view from our room. It was better than expected. The staff was great. The restaurant on the top floor had a great breakfast. However, our room had ants. Everything we set down for more than a moment ended up with ants on it. Drinks. Snacks. Hair products. Etc.

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016

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5 out of 5

Birthday Getaway for my Wife.

Pros: Everything
Cons: Would have been nice to have had a better view but, you can't turn the building.
Location: Location was great. Not too congested however, convenient to everything. Right across the street to the beach.
Check in was quick and pleasant. Desk clerk was great - signed me up in the rewards program. Mentioned to the clerk that we were having a well deserved getaway for my wife's birthday. Room was great. Spacious, comfortable, clean. We had city view, beach view would have be additional $s. We went out for the evening and upon return found decorated cupcakes and a birthday card for my wife. Very thoughtful and very much appreciated. We took advantage of complimentary late check out on Sunday and in all had a wonderful visit. Thanks again for the birthday wishes for my wife. CJ

Posted by , from Tampa Bay on Sep 22, 2016

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel close to beach, restaurants, & shopping

Pros: Location
Cons: Remodeling is already well underway.
Nice hotel that will be nicer when all of the remodeling is complete. Dinning on the top floor is reasonably good and has a great view of the water. It's a great location although you have to walk across the street to get to the beach. It's also a short walk to St. Armand's Circle which has lots of stores and restaurants.

Posted by , from Lutz, FL on Jan 6, 2016

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About the Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota, an IHG Hotel

Location 233 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from March 1 2021 to June 1 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Property Features

Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota, an IHG Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite business center. A terrace, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota, an IHG Hotel. This 3-star Sarasota hotel is smoke free.

  • 135 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 5000 sq ft of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Sarasota-Bradenton Intl. Airport (SRQ) (10.9 km / 6.7 mi)

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota, an IHG Hotel offers 135 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Rooms open to balconies. A pillow menu is available. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. This Sarasota hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Sand Dollar Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Kokonuts Tiki Bar - This poolside lobby lounge serves lunch only. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 75 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 40 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Clean Promise (IHG)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Self parking
  • Parking

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 20 for adults, USD 8 and USD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Lido
  • Holiday Inn Lido Beach Sarasota
  • Holiday Inn Lido Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Lido Hotel Sarasota Beach
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  • Lido Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Lido Beach
  • Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach Hotel Sarasota
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You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in January and close in December.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.