Ratings based on 685 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Florida

3.5 stars? more like .5 stars!

Posted Sep 23, 2014
Pros: Nothing
Cons: everything
This place is rated at 3.5 stars, yet the room we stayed in resembled a 20 year old roadway inn! We paid over two hundred dollars for one night, and the room had a long lasting humidity problem that caused the ceiling fan blades to droop, the mini frige was rusting, lamp bases were rusting, rotting plaster in the bathroom along with peeling paint in the bathroom. They have a bathroom vent fan that pulls air constantly, but it isn't doing the trick. Ran the AC to 65 and then turned on the heat to "try" to get the moisture out of the room! That helped a little. We live in Florida so we are used to the humidity, but obviously with the rusting and rotting taking place this is an ongoing issue. Room looks like it hasn't had the tile floors washed or even vacuumed in 6 months. Furnishings and such are at least 10 years old in this harsh environment they look like 20 years old! Took pictures to show the manager on duty, and he shrugged it off, gave me his card and said "next time you come, call me 1st and I'll get you a nicer room"! Thanks! How about charging me what the place is really worth for a one night stay...
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Tallahassee, FL

Great hotel staff and location

Posted Sep 20, 2014
Pros: I liked the location, staff, and amenities.
Cons: Explain the differences in rooms between the old and newer buildings. I would have asked for a room in the newer building.
Location: The beachfront location is great! St. Armand's Circle is nearby. Downtown Sarasota and Mote Marine complex are within an easy drive.
I had a lovely three day mini-vaca with a buddy. The older building is OK but try to get a room in the newer "Tower" building for obvious reasons. The staff were friendly and helpful. The beachside bar is very nice. We enjoyed excellent breakfasts on site. The complimentary shuttle bus service was first rate. I would definitely book a return visit.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

on the beaqch

Posted Sep 13, 2014
All good. All first rate have noting to say but good things.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great beachside resort

Posted Sep 2, 2014
Pros: It has a beautiful beach, kid-friendly pool, great tiki bar (often with live music) and an over-18-only pool with three hot tubs. Beach has lots of lo
Cons: Food is average to bad - OK for poolside snacks but much better options 1/2 mile away at St Armand's Circle
Location: St Armand's Circle for restaurants/shopping. Public Tiki Bar on beach behind Ritz Carton. Main Street Sarasota and Siesta Key.
I live in Sarasota so I know this place really well. If you are looking for a traditional highrise beachfront hotel with nice beach, pool, tiki bar in the Sarasota area, this is one of the best bets. It has a beautiful beach, kid-friendly pool, great tiki bar (often with live music) and an over-18-only pool with three hot tubs. Beach has lots of lounges and options for tents/cabanas. Staff is very friendly. Only thing I would avoid is the food - which is extraordinarily average - when you are a half mile from St Armand's Circle and all the great restaurant choices there, do not waste your time. Rooms are clean but average - you're paying for location not for an amazing room.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Old but very clean!

Posted Aug 5, 2014
Pros: Location, shuttle service to st.armands anytime.
Cons: Fix broken things in rooms
One of the buildings is old, but the rooms are comfortable and clean. There are certain things like broken tiles, peeling doors, etc, but overall in good condition. Staff is quite nice and helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 12, 2014 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your comments. We are working towards a renovation in the near future to address the items you mentioned.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very nice hotel resort right on beach.

Posted Jul 31, 2014
Pros: Nice rooms, full kitchen, free beach chairs, close to shopping (w/ free shuttle service)
Location: St. Armande Circle less than a mile away with many shops and restaraunts. Free hotel shuttle.
Stayed here July 26-30. Started off in standard room which was comfortable and had full kitchen and 2 dbl beds. Was able to upgrade after first night to tower rooms with 2 Qu beds, full kitchen and directly looked onto ocean. Staff was very friendly and extremely helpful especially the concierge, Susan. Tiki bar had great drinks and food. Pools were clean and not too crowded. Hotel grounds tropical and pretty. Best part was the free beach lounge chairs. Umbrellas were reasonably priced at $15/day.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 12, 2014 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your comments about the Lido Beach Resort. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Wonderful get-away.

Posted Jul 30, 2014
Pros: Its location close to the beach and the shuttle service to St. Armand's Circle and Sarasota shopping area.
Cons: Upgrade the air conditioner. Our room was in the older building and the air conditioner was very loud.
Location: The hotel is located close to the beach and the downtown area of Sarasota, Ringling Museum, Van Wezel Theater and the boat marine.
I recently, spent two days at the Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota. The location of the hotel is excellent if you love going to the beach. We loved being able to leave our room and walk right onto the beach.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 13, 2014 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your comments and for choosing the Lido Beach Resort!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 24, 2014
Great staff, great beach with free beach chairs , great hotel room great locati
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 12, 2014 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your comments. I am very pleased you enjoyed your time at the Lido Beach Resort.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Had a great time, very nice place.

Posted Jul 24, 2014
Watch out for all the fees they charge. Very nice place, but the rate is nothing you would expect once they add all the fees.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 12, 2014 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your comments. The only "fee" is the resort fee that should have been disclosed during your booking. I apologize if this was not the case.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Miramar FL

Really nice hotel

Posted Jul 23, 2014
Pros: great beach, pools
Location: food about 2 miles
We enjoyed our stay, and definitely would love to come back again. Good food, awesome beach,
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 12, 2014 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing your comments. We certainly look forward to your next visit with us!