Availability: Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Room type

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, No View

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Poolside

Room, 2 Double Beds (Gulf Front)

Sarasota resort, private beach on the Gulf of Mexico

On Lido Beach

Facing the Gulf of Mexico on Lido Beach, this quiet, family-friendly Sarasota resort features 600 feet of private white-sand beach; upscale shops and restaurants of St Armands Circle are 1 mile away.

Sun, sand, and sports

Kayaks, small sailboats, and bicycles are available for rent. Guests at the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach also have complimentary use of volleyball and shuffleboard courts.

Bright hues and views

Spanning the 7 buildings of the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, guestrooms provide views of the pools or the Gulf of Mexico. All have complimentary wireless Internet access, compact refrigerators, and complimentary HBO.


General

4 miles (6.4 kilometers) from downtown Sarasota, this casual Lido Beach resort is across the street from South Lido Park nature trails and 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the upscale shops and restaurants of St. Armands Circle.

Situated on 600 feet (183 meters) of private, white-sand beach, the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach offers complimentary beach chairs, beach towels, and volleyball and shuffleboard courts. Beach cabanas and/or umbrellas are also available for a surcharge (cabanas are unavailable in sea turtle season). Guests can rent kayaks, small sailboats, and bicycles. Also on site are a complimentary fitness center and a game room.

American fare is served in a coffee shop, dinner restaurant, and a sidewalk café. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres are served nightly at the pool bar.

Business services are provided at the front desk. Wireless Internet access is complimentary throughout the property.

The hotel has 7 buildings, 1-4 stories high, all with exterior corridor access. 1- and 2-story buildings do not have elevators.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Arcade/game room
  • ATM/banking
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Ballroom(s)
  • Banquet facilities
  • Number of floors - 4
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Business services
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Concierge services
  • Multiple large conference rooms
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Event catering
  • Fitness facilities
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • Multilingual staff
  • Total number of rooms - 179
  • Patio
  • Porter/bellhop
  • On private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Private beach - direct access
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Security guard
  • Number of buildings/towers - 7
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self parking
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Internet

Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi


Parking

Self parking


Room Amenities
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Air conditioning
  • HBO
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Hair dryer
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Free Wi-Fi
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Dining

Sandcastle Coffee Shop - Off the pool area. Indoor and outdoor dining. Casual American fare. Breakfast and lunch.

Candlelight Restaurant and Lounge - Seafood, steak, and other American cuisine. Dinner. Lounge open from early afternoon to late evening.

Floridian Sidewalk Café - Open-air dining. Casual American fare. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Sandcastle Pool Bar - Light fare and cocktails. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, 4 PM–6 PM. Open mid-morning to dusk (weather permitting).

Room service - Available from early morning to late evening.

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Recreation

Recreational activities are centered on the resort's 600-foot private beach. Favorite pastimes include swimming in the Gulf of Mexico or enjoying a game of volleyball on the white sand. Available for rent are personal watercraft, kayaks, small sailboats, and bicycles. Use of beach chairs is complimentary. The hotel also provides beach cabanas (seasonal) and umbrellas for a surcharge.

In the courtyard are two outdoor pools with lounge chairs and a sundeck. The complimentary fitness center includes a treadmill, stair machine, stationary bike, and free weights. A video-game arcade shares space with the guest laundry.

Across the street, the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay, Big Pass, and Brushy Bayou border South Lido Park. Activities include bird watching, scenic outlooks, nearby running trails, and canoe and nature trails. Bobby Jones Golf Club, 8.5 miles from the resort, is open to the public.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golf - miniature nearby
  • Golf - driving range nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Boating nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Boat launch nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Pilates classes/instruction nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction nearby
  • Tennis nearby
  • Aerobics nearby
  • Running track/path nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Bird watching nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Playground nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Shuffleboard on site
  • Swimming on site
  • Table tennis on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
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Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM


Payment types

Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard, Visa


General

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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.

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Fees
Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:
  • Resort fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
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