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"We really enjoyed our stay! The staff was excellent and the location was amazing! We will be back. " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 12 Feb 2020

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. South Lido Park and Sarasota BayWalk 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. Enjoy the outdoor pool and perks like free self parking.

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.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$180* Per night/room Apr 19 - Apr 20

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Business Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Feature)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, View (Gulf View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota ratings based on 46 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 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

Everyone (8)
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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3 out of 5
Smokers beware. They won't even let you smoke on the balcony.

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015

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1 out of 5

smelly & old

We picked this hotel because of the location, which is the best thing about this hotel. The room and hallways smelled bad.  The king  bed wobbled if your partner moved. The in-room fan/air conditioner was noisy, and it ran the entire weekend . I had to put it at 69/70 and it might have cooled to about 78 at night.  The ceiling in the shower had an area that was recently fixed very poorly. It looked like someone slapped some kind of plaster over a bad area. It was easy to see the bathroom was updated at one point and the pipes coming out of the walls were rusty and moldy. 

Posted by , from Largo, FL on Sep 29, 2013

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4 out of 5

Great Location

Pros: Close restaurants
We loved the location of the hotel - easy walk to the shopping and dining area. We didn't realize that the road was directly in front of the hotel. There is a lot of road noise when sitting on the balcony. The free internet was VERY slow.

Posted by , from Orlando, FL, USA on Feb 1, 2013

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About the Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota

Location 233 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

Property Features

Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota 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 and a poolside bar. 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. Free self parking is available. 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
  • 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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.) (10.8 km / 6.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota 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

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.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

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

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21


  • 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


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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. 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 are 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.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


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, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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

  • 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).
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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.