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"It was surprisingly nice stay. Curb appeal not there but once there an enjoyable stay. Starting with checking staff...Rae Rae & Deciesa was very frien ... " More

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Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel near Lido Beach

On the beach

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Lido Beach and 2 miles (3 km) of St. Armands Circle with a stay at this Sarasota hotel. Also, South Lido Park is within half a mile (1 km) and Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is within 3 miles (5 km).

Private beach, dining

This hotel features a private beach, 2 outdoor pools, and a restaurant. Enjoy the gym and perks like free self parking and free WiFi. There's a poolside bar on site, and a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities are also provided.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

Along with free WiFi, the 176 guestrooms offer room service and flat-screen TVs. Free local calls, hair dryers, and laptop-compatible safes are also available.

Standard Room, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$143* Per night/room Jan 31 - Feb 1

Room, 2 Double Beds (Gulf Front)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Poolside

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Courtyard View, Courtyard Area

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach ratings based on 27 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Everyone (8) Couples (4) Family (12)
4 out of 5
It was surprisingly nice stay. Curb appeal not there but once there an enjoyable stay. Starting with checking staff...Rae Rae & Deciesa was very friendly along with professional. The rest of the staff was friendly & willing too. Would be returning & recommending.

Posted by on Nov 17, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 7, 2021 by Sandcastle

Thank you for your kind words and for staying with us. We look forward to your next stay.

3 out of 5
Lady at front lobby excellent! Staff at outside bar not so great! Dining room was close at night! Facilities need updates very much so.

Posted by on Nov 4, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 7, 2021 by Sandcastle

I am sorry that your stay was less than perfect. We are taking the necessary steps to correct this situation and hope your next visit is up to your standards. Regards

4 out of 5
The staff and outside facilities were wonderful. Pool advertised as heated but they had not turned it on, to cold to swim in. Beach was beautiful and right outside the facility. Room very old, banisters broken and crumbling. Carpet looked old and dirty, mold on the outside of in room refrigerator. For almost 300.00 a night we expected the rooms to be better

Posted by on Oct 24, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 7, 2021 by Sandcastle

Thank you for your kind words and for staying with us. We look forward to your next stay. We apologize for the cold pool, we have taken the necessary steps to correct this issue.

5 out of 5
Easy walk to beach and parking in covered garage

Posted by on Jul 21, 2021

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1 out of 5
The place was disgusting, roach poop and roaches were seen. The ceiling in the bathroom had severe water damage and so did the exterior of the buildings. It looks like the next Florida building that will collapse.

Posted by on Jul 18, 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 12, 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 24, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 7, 2021

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3 out of 5
Our thoughts were mixed on your resort. Being called a resort, we didn’t see the amenities that would justify that title. The gym was useless, and we needed more chairs on the beach. Your TV had no HD which is a thing of the past. The lady bartender at the beach bar was not pleasant at all.

Posted by on Jun 7, 2021

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1 out of 5
Air conditioning didn't work; very difficult to turn on the water in the sink and shower; windows were covered in bird poo; very outdated hotel. On the plus side, the pool area was very nice.

Posted by on May 14, 2021

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About the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Location 1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

Property Features

Step outside to feel the sun on your face and the sand in your toes on the white sand beach. Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. Cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, and enjoy summer activities like volleyball. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the pool bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach hotel also offers a fitness center, a garden, and a terrace. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Sarasota hotel.

  • 176 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 7 buildings
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar by the pool
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach offers 176 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature laptop-compatible safes and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. This Sarasota hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining
  • Flat-screen television
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has a restaurant on site.

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a private beach and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

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 van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • 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 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host

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, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

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 is managed by a professional host. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. 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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: USD 28.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Health club access
  • Shuttle service
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • In-room coffee
  • 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 4.00 and USD 17.00 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Lido Beach Sandcastle
  • Sandcastle Lido
  • Sandcastle Lido Beach
  • Sandcastle Lido Beach Resort
  • Sandcastle Lido Beach Sarasota
  • Sandcastle Resort Lido
  • Sandcastle Resort Lido Beach
  • Sandcastle Resort Lido Beach Sarasota
  • Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
  • Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota
  • Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
  • Sandcastle At Lido Sarasota
  • Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach Hotel
  • Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach Sarasota
  • Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach Hotel Sarasota

You should know

  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.