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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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A tropical paradise at the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach in Sarasota, FloridaSandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has a relaxing sunny resort flavor, with a storybook seaside setting on a 600 foot strand of private, natural white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico.Sun. Sand. Swaying Palm Trees. And Great Service, Too. You'll be treated to thoughtful touches, such as a morning newspaper and a small refrigerator for chilling beverages and snacks. Free wifi is also available throughout the property. Plus the pleasures of outdoor dining for both breakfast and lunch are virtually right outside your door. What's more, our recreation staff can provide personalized sailing lessons. There's a convenient Gift Shop on premises and we're within easy walking distance of popular St. Armands Circle, with its fine shopping and entertainment attractions.
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Property amenities
Restaurant
Pool
Room service
Free parking
Bar/Lounge
Free Internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Great View
HOTEL CLASS

Location

Full view
48Car recommended
Grade: 48 out of 100
616Restaurantswithin 10 km
203Attractionswithin 10 km
1 594Reviews
968Photos
41Q+A
100Room tips
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Sandcastle is family friendly and appears to offer extended stay. The resort has a very nice breakfast buffet along with breakfast menu options. The staff is extremely friendly and welcoming. The maintenance being performed at Sandcastle is for upkeep and not polishing. We
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Our stay at the Sandcastle was exceptional. We were married there, had a catered reception, and our honeymoon night was spent with the beach right outside our door. First class all the way. Incredible memories remain.
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Going in, I had modest expectations for the resort based on previous reviews and fully anticipated the older, but clean rooms. It was the cheapest beachfront hotel on Lido Key given the season, before the exorbitant taxes and resort fees were added. But the place drew me in,
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Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. Enjoy the property while it is available. We offer the type of service that has seem to go away. We still put our guests first and try to spoil you. The beach is literally foot steps away. We appreciate your business and hope you have the opportunity to experience it again before it's gone. Thank you
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We stayed for 4 nights in a sea view room. Bit of hard luck was that the beach was being reconstructed during night and day but the hotel is not to blame for that. The staff is friendly and service orientated, the location is great and yes the building is old and it shows. We
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Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your 5 star review. We are not for everyone but are happy to read that we hit the mark in service for you and your family. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. We truly appreciate your business.
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First of all, I was a little worry to bring my family to this hotel after reading previous reviews. Now I must say that none of the issues I read about are true. Yes, a little facelift could be fine. But so what? The rest is perfect. This is a very pleasant, small, very homey
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Response from GMSandcastle, General Manager at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
Responded 15 Feb 2019
We really appreciate your business and thank you for such a great review. We do not have marble bathrooms, but we do have a great family friendly vibe here that seems to be contagious. We hope to add you to the long list of return guests at our property. Thank you
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The room I was in did have a minifridge.
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There are no grocery stores within walking distance. But there are many on the mainland just a short drive away.
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Are there mini refrigerators? Do they cost extra?
Yes there are minifridges and there is no extra cost.
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We shared our balcony with the room next door. We didn’t feel unsafe at all.
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Are pets allowed?
Yes pets are allowed
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"The resort is motel style and can be rather noisy, I would recommend an ocean view room."
"Dont choose this one....keep looking"
"And ask for the beach front rooms."
"Go somewhere else!"
"First floor gulf rooms have direct access to the beach. Gulf front rooms have patios or balconies."
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PRICE RANGE
US$151 - US$346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
helmsley sandcastle sarasotasarasota helmsley sandcastlehelmsley sandcastle hotel sarasota
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaSouthwest Gulf CoastSarasota
NUMBER OF ROOMS
179
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