Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Sarasota , , 1540 Ben Franklin Drive (Show on Map)
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Info Situated in the heart of Sarasota, Florida, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach draws inspiration from the local culture and style, offering guests a memorable beachfront experience. Located near St. Armand's Circle, the resort boasts a range of well-appointed rooms, exceptional services and amenities, including a Gulf-front pool area and direct access to the pristine white sand beach. With various accommodation options catering to solo travelers, couples or larger groups, guests can enjoy modern conveniences like high-speed Wi-Fi during their stay. Beyond the resort, visitors can explore downtown Sarasota's attractions, including museums, theaters, local restaurants and shops. Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach also serves as an ideal venue for events, ceremonies or corporate meetings, thanks to its premier beachfront location and indoor meeting space.
Summary of reviewsDespite mixed reviews, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has received positive feedback from guests. The hotel is reasonably priced and has a beautiful location, making it an excellent choice for beach lovers. The customer service is top-notch with staff willing to go the extra mile to ensure guest satisfaction. Many guests have complimented the resort's pool, which is well-maintained and clean. Guests can also enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet and the food quality is above average. While the property is old, it exudes a charming, vintage feel, which some guests find enjoyable. Overall, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is an affordable, relaxing and comfortable option for those seeking a beach getaway.
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Beachfront Resort
The Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is a tropical oasis for those looking for a beachfront getaway. With a location on the stunning Gulf of Mexico, the resort offers breathtaking views of the sparkling water and direct access to the white sandy beach. For guests seeking to lounge and soak up the sun, the resort's Gulf-front pool area provides a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. For those who are more active, the Sandcastle Resort offers on-site kayak rentals as well as several other activities nearby such as fishing, diving and parasailing.

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Room Types
Double Room with Two Double Beds and Pool View This room features a pool view as well as a refrigerator, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and cable TV.

Double Room with Two Double Beds and Gulf View This spacious room features a shared balcony with views of the Gulf of Mexico. A refrigerator, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and cable TV are provided.

Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds The spacious double room provides air conditioning, a tea and coffee maker, as well as a private bathroom featuring a bath and a shower. Boasting outdoor furniture, this double room also features a seating area, a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The unit offers 2 beds.

Double Room with Two Double Beds and Courtyard View This double room features a courtyard view as well as a seating area, cable TV and air conditioning.

Room Selected at Check-In Please note the room type and bed type will be allocated upon check-in. It might be a higher room category but is subject to availability upon arrival.

Mobility Accessible Non-View Queen This air-conditioned double room includes a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a private bathroom as well as outdoor furniture. The unit offers 1 bed.

Mobility Accessible Non-View King This air-conditioned double room is comprised of a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a private bathroom as well as outdoor furniture. The unit has 1 bed.

About Sandcastle Resort at Lido BeachSandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is a beautiful resort inspired by the culture, flavor and style of Sarasota, Florida and Lido Key. Conveniently located just a half-mile from the entertainment and lifestyle center of St. Armand's Circle, the well-appointed resort rooms offer guests easy access to the very best that the City of Sarasota has to offer. The resort provides a perfect setting to relax by the Gulf-front pool area or find a peaceful spot on the pristine, white sand beach to enjoy the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Guests can expect exceptional services and amenities from this beachfront resort, making their stay truly memorable.

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach offers an array of guest room and suite options to suit all vacation needs. With accommodations perfect for solo travelers, couples or larger groups, guests can enjoy a beachfront getaway in Sarasota complete with high-speed Wi-Fi and direct access to the pristine white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico. The resort ensures a comfortable and enjoyable stay for all its guests.

Beyond the resort, guests can explore downtown Sarasota and its array of attractions. Adventure awaits on the Gulf shores of Florida, with miles of white sand beaches, local restaurants, shops, renowned museums and theaters available for visitors to enjoy. Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach also serves as an ideal location for events, ceremonies or corporate meetings and retreats. With its premier beachfront location and indoor meeting space, the resort provides the perfect setting for any occasion.
Guest Reviews
6.5
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Location
The Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach boasts an incredible location right on the beach, which many guests believe is the best thing about the property. Visitors praise the hotel for its easy beach access and great beach facilities with some describing Lido Beach as the most beautiful beach they've ever seen. The hotel is also located close to shops, restaurants and the city center, making it easy to get around. The on-site Tiki Bar serves up drinks and stunning sunset views. Many guests appreciate the convenient parking options with both indoor and outdoor spaces available. The staff is also highly regarded by guests with many describing them as awesome. The location and outdoor facilities receive particular praise with guests stating that the location is ideal and cannot be beaten. One visitor even called it an amazing location, making it clear that this hotel is perfect for beach lovers. However, some guests have negative opinions about the location, though these are few and far between. All in all, visitors rave about the location of the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, which can't be beaten for its proximity to the beach and surrounding attractions.

Breakfast
Guests at the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach enjoyed a delicious breakfast during their stay. The restaurant is highly recommended with some of the best calamari and mango habanero wings on offer. The breakfast buffet provided fresh and hot food with a great selection to choose from, all at a reasonably priced cost. However, some guests were disappointed to find that NONE of the breakfast food was included in the HIGH prices paid for their stay. Although the breakfast buffet was available for $20, it was said to be good and even great by various guests. There were also a few comments regarding the lack of variety in resort food, but the breakfast buffet was praised for its quality and the availability of coffee and juices.

Dinner
Guests at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach seemed overall more than satisfied with the dining options. There were frequent mentions of the food being excellent with some rating it as outstanding. Both the Candlelight restaurant and the tiki bar were noted as providing quality options. The poolside bar was also mentioned as being a good choice for drinks. Shuttle service to St Armand Circle was appreciated, especially as some guests felt the resort had limited dining options. While there were a few negative comments on the food, these were in the minority. Additionally, some guests mentioned other issues such as the resort's closure of certain amenities. Overall, it seems guests looking for good food and drink options wouldn't be disappointed at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach.

Rooms
The reviews of the rooms at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach are mixed with many guests expressing the need for updates and renovations. Guests reported outdated décor, worn-out furniture, peeling wallpaper and dingy carpets. Some guests even experienced bugs in their rooms, stains on the ceiling and holes in the walls. However, some reviewers did note that the rooms were clean and well-stocked with amenities such as extra towels, blankets and pillows. The bathrooms, in particular, were reported as needing updates and fixes including rust and mold. Guests also mentioned issues with the air conditioning and plumbing. Despite the negative reviews, some guests did enjoy their stay and had positive things to say about the location and the size of the rooms. Overall, it seems that Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is in desperate need of updates and renovations to improve the guest experience.

Beds
The beds at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach have been a mixed bag according to guest reviews. Some have raved about the comfort and excellent sleeping experience that they enjoyed during their stay, while others were dismayed by the extremely firm mattresses that felt like sleeping on a board. Some even reported finding coils coming out of the mattress, which is concerning. Despite these negative reviews, many guests did find the beds to be comfortable and supportive, though there were some reports of bug issues too. Some guests also noted that the bed sizes were smaller than advertised and some found the beds to be too hard for their liking. Overall, it seems that the quality of the beds at this resort is hit or miss, so it may be worth checking with the hotel in advance to ensure that you get a comfortable sleeping experience during your stay.

Cleanliness
The Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has mixed reviews when it comes to cleanliness. Some guests found the resort very clean with clean rooms and pools; the staff also did a good job cleaning. However, many guests commented on the poor state of repair of the hotel with dirty and outdated rooms, worn carpets and falling apart furniture. Some even reported bugs in their rooms and dirty mold in the showers. The bathrooms by the pool were also described as horrible and there was rust and filth in some parts of the hotel. While some guests found the resort to be comfortable and clean despite being a little dated, others felt that it was not well maintained with nasty carpets and broken tiles in the elevator. Overall, while some parts of the resort are very clean, the resort as a whole needs work in terms of cleanliness and maintenance.

Staff
The staff at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach are highly praised by guests for their professionalism, friendliness and enthusiasm. They are accommodating and respond to guests' needs promptly with guests noting that their requests were met in record time. While some guests had negative experiences, the majority of the reviews were positive with guests describing the staff as excellent, super courteous and wonderful. Restaurant and bar staff were applauded for their amazing service and the maintenance and housekeeping staff were praised for being friendly, smiling and always willing to help. Front desk staff were described as quick and friendly during check-in and check-out, while the waiters received positive feedback for their helpfulness and pleasant personalities. However, a few guests were disappointed with the front desk staff's rudeness and lack of enthusiasm. Overall, the kind and helpful staff make a significant contribution to guests' positive experience at the resort.

Pool
Guests at the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach have sung praises for the hotel's pool area. With two large outdoor and heated pools, there's plenty of space to lounge and enjoy the water. However, some guests did mention loud children and noisy guests spoiling the tranquility of the pool atmosphere. The pool area and beach are beautiful and the availability of beach lounges and umbrellas is a plus. The pool towels and chairs provided by the hotel add convenience to guests' beach days. While there were a few negative remarks about pool availability or cleanliness, overall, guests were delighted with the pools and proximity to the beach. The lovely Tiki Bar by the pool area adds to the charm of the hotel.

Beach
If you're looking for a relaxing beach vacation, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach should definitely be on your list. Guests raved about the beautiful, white sand beaches with miles of private beach to lounge on. Plus, the resort provides free beach towels and chairs. The beach amenities and access received high praise, as did the location directly on the beach. The pool area was also conveniently located near the beach. Although one guest found the beach unimpressive with trash and rough sand, the overwhelming majority had a positive experience. The beach is clearly one of the resort's highlights with guests calling it fabulous, beautiful and one of their favorites. With private access to the beach area and beachfront rooms, you won't have to travel far to enjoy the beautiful weather and nice beach.

3 Star
The Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has received mixed reviews from guests regarding its three-star rating, facilities and services. Many guests have found the property to be old, worn and in very poor condition with exceptional dated facilities that definitely need upgrading. While some guests have stated that the hotel is reasonably priced, others have felt that it charges lots of money for a shabby building, which has many amenities missing and puts a daily service fee on the bill. Some guests have also found the property to be too expensive and run down with the resort getting old over time. While some guests have found the experience to be passable and even pleasant, others have likened it to travelling back in time and found it to be overpriced and disappointing. Overall, the property needs to be updated and repaired to meet the expectations of guests.

Outdoor Pool
The Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach offers guests not only beautiful beaches, but also an inviting outdoor pool area. Many guests loved spending time at the pools and pool area and couldn't get enough of the clean and heated pools. Lounging equipment and towels were always available, making it a convenient spot to relax. A few guests even raved about the outdoor bar, adding an extra highlight to the already amazing outdoor experience. Overall, everything outdoors was simply amazing at the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach.

Beachfront
If you're looking for a vacation spot right on the beach, look no further than the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach. Guests rave about the hotel's beachfront location with unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico from many of the rooms. Whether you're relaxing in your room or out on your balcony, the beach is just steps away. And if you're lucky, you may even get upgraded to a beach front room. The best part? The prices are reasonable for such a fabulous beachfront location. Book your stay today and experience the ultimate beach vacation.


Yes, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Heated Pool, Outdoor Pool.

No, a spa isn't available at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach.

Yes, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach welcomes dogs.

Yes, parking facilities are available at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach.

No, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach doesn't have a gym.

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