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"Loved right on beach and had everything you needed for a quite getaway. Restaurant on location was very good, staff very friendly and nice. Rooms nee ... " More

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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 South Lido Park. St. Armands Circle and Sarasota BayWalk are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Private beach, dining

This hotel features a private beach, 2 outdoor pools, and a restaurant. Relax with a drink at the poolside bar and enjoy perks like free self parking and free WiFi. A business center, a terrace, and a garden are also on offer.

Standard Room, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$120* Per night/room Oct 13 - Oct 14

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 28 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.1 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 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 (9) Couples (5) Family (9)
4 out of 5
Loved right on beach and had everything you needed for a quite getaway. Restaurant on location was very good, staff very friendly and nice. Rooms need to be upgraded especially the bathrooms.

Posted by on Sep 27, 2022

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5 out of 5
I love the workers. From the front desk to the cleaning personnel. However..the only complaint i really have is I wish the tub and shower were more updated.

Posted by on Sep 6, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 8, 2022 by Sandcastle FD

Thank you for your kind words. We are working on correcting some of the deficiencies in the rooms.

2 out of 5
I had a bad experience , the air conditioning did not work well, and they did not do the cleaning 😞

Posted by , from OCOEE on Sep 5, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 8, 2022 by Sandcastle FD M

We apologize that your stay was less than perfect. We are working hard to remedy some of those issues. Regards

5 out of 5
Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Posted by on May 24, 2022

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1 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 23, 2022

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3 out of 5
location was great in a nice area, the hotel needs a major maintenance upgrade. The stairwell steps were broken near the garage and they had to shut them down. The outside needs a serious cleaning and paint job. The rooms were fine.

Posted by , from Morristown on Feb 3, 2022

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4 out of 5
Loved the ocean view, setting of the hotel and very nice staff. The hotel is older which we don’t mind not looking for perfection but the carpets in the room and balconies are in need of easy repairs. Simple cleaning and paint.

Posted by on Jan 30, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 8, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 17, 2021

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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.

About the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Location 1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from September 27 2022 to September 29 2022 (dates subject to change).

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 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.

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: USD 75 per pet, per day
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 30 lbs)
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • 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, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. 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.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • 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
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • 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
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • 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
  • Shuttle service
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • In-room bottled water
  • In-room coffee
  • Laundry facilities

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)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • 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.