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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

3-star beachfront hotel with pool bar, near Lido Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
Rs6,893

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1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, 34236, FL, United States of America
6.4.Good.
  • The place was clean. However, the AC unit was so noisy that I hardly got any sleep!

    Nov 21, 2021

  • The staff at the hotel was wonderful but the clientele was awful. Too many guests with…

    Oct 21, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
Quiet
Dining options
Shopping
Convenient
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 176 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • Pool bar

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Lido Beach - 2 min walk
  • St. Armands Circle - 24 min walk
  • South Lido Park - 9 min walk
  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Sarasota BayWalk - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Room, 2 Double Beds (Gulf Front)
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Poolside
  • Room, Courtyard View, Courtyard Area
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Standard Room, Accessible
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the waterfront
  • Lido Beach - 2 min walk
  • St. Armands Circle - 24 min walk
  • South Lido Park - 9 min walk
  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Sarasota BayWalk - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Marina Jack - 3.6 mi / 5.9 km
  • Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Ringling College of Art and Design - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital - 5.3 mi / 8.6 km
  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens - 5.9 mi / 9.5 km

Getting around

  • Sarasota-Bradenton Intl. Airport (SRQ) - 14 min drive
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1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, 34236, FL, United States of America

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 176 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Pets

  • Pets allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service

Things to do

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

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 7
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 37-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Volleyball on site

Nearby

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Resort fee: USD 28.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Beach access
    • Beach loungers
    • Beach towels
    • Health club access
    • Shuttle service
    • Business center/computer access
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • In-room coffee
    • Self parking
    • Parking

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 4.00 and USD 17.00 per person (approximately)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

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

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Lido Beach Sandcastle
  • 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
  • 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

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Old Salty Dog (2.6 mi), Pacific Rim (5.4 mi), and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (6.6 mi).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as volleyball. Additional recreation onsite includes volleyball. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a private beach and a fitness center. Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach also has a garden.
6.4.Good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Just ok

    polet, 4 night trip, Oct 14, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice vacation spot

    This resort is older, and needs some updating, but very good value for the money. All the employees were very nice, and helpful. Nice quiet beach location

    Mark, 1 night trip, Oct 8, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect weekend getaway

    Quaint, old-Florida resort on a beautiful beach in a great location. Very dated, but still charming in its own way. Nice grounds, good service. Decent value for money considering its location.

    Robert, 1 night trip, Sep 25, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Never again

    The hotel has a fantastic oceanfront views but the hotel is dated, dirty and uncomfortable beds not to mention bed bugs, roaches by the hallways we travel often and so far this is the worst experience we had. Staff was ok. We enjoy the ocean but I cannot wait until we go away to better hotel. This was a complete nightmare.

    Ananda, 2 night trip, Sep 24, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    This was supposed to be my boyfriend’s birthday. I called the hotel ask specifically to have champagne chilled. Cookies took time. When we got to the room cookies were there champagne was not. Cold. We had to leave it out there. Our room had ants. The toilet took two tries to flush. We didn’t get to eat the cookies. For what I paid for one night. I didn’t get what I want. We will never go back.

    Nausheen, 1 night trip, Sep 18, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    My stay was in room 241 I didn’t notice there was mold in there above the bathroom sink And the room did smell kind of moldy and damp At the customer service there was great

    Cathy, 1 night trip, Sep 11, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    The hotel needs major repair asap

    Jose, 2 night family trip, Sep 4, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    I like the access to the beach, I don't like the maintenance of the room, installation building etc, look like hotel of road.

    Jose, 1 night trip, Aug 28, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Old Florida friendly atmosphere. Extremely friendly staff. The property is old and in need of TLC but clean and comfortable without the hassle of a big chain resort. The pools are huge and clean. The beach is wonderful!

    John, 2 night romance trip, Aug 23, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    My bathroom tub was not draining the water the have to move me to enother room and smell very bad and very bad condition ,you can see the rust in all metal around the building

    1 night family trip, Aug 20, 2021

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