Ratings based on 1,917 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Mashpee, MA

Beautiful location!

Posted Apr 20, 2015
Pros: I loved the pool, the friendly staff, and being on Lido!
Cons: The rooms are dated and could be improved
Location: A little more than a mile from St. Armands a destination shopping and eating spot.
I was at Sandcastle on Lido for just a few days and was very happy with the hotel and will be going back next year. The rooms are dated and in need of updating but it was clean and well maintained. The maid, Nancy, was outgoing and friendly. The full sized outside pool was awesome as was being able to walk outside to the supplied beach chairs and umbrellas on beautiful Lido Beach! The shuttle service to St. Armands was very convenient. Loved this place!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Potomac, Maryland

Great beach and great pools.

Posted Apr 19, 2015
Pros: The outside and the restaurants. The grounds are lovely.
Cons: The rooms need an overhauling.
Location: Close to St. Armand's circle which was convenient. Also the van to and fro was great.
Loved being on the beautiful beach. Great pools. Rooms need to be refurbished.....new carpets and curtains. Bathroom is small and yucky.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice and right on beach

Posted Apr 13, 2015
Pros: Right on beach!!!!!! Great outdoor amenities!!
Cons: Rooms dated but - it is a retro style hotel
We booked last minute and outdoor facilities are great!! rooms dated but clean:)
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Location and kid friendly

Posted Apr 11, 2015
Sandcastle has a great location. Rooms aren't top notch so don't expect something new a roomy. Good menu, friendly staff and great location on lido.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Pennsylvania

Wonderful, family friendly, A+staff

Posted Apr 5, 2015
Pros: Everything
Cons: A bit more music.
Location: Shuddle to Armands Circle for shopping. Tons of attractions in Sarasota - Jungle Gardens - Dog Track - Museums
Most relaxing vacation in years. Beautiful, soooo clean, beach and water were unreal, pools perfect, staff extra-ordinary. Already booked for a fall vacation. Would go back anytime.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Tennessee

Perfect location and atmosphere

Posted Apr 5, 2015
Pros: The staff, the food, and the activities on the property. Bicycles, ping pong, shuffle board, paddle boards. Loved the Tiki Bar!!
Cons: Our room was too small and felt cramped, so we didn't stay in there much. Could use a makeover.
Location: St. Armand's Circle is close by
Wonderful vacation in Sarasota. Gorgeous weather and location on the beach. Staff is incredible and there are a lot of fun things to do that are included in your stay. My family loved "charging everything to the room" and having a lot of freedom on the property.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Orlando

Posted Apr 4, 2015
Great resort on beach for affordable price. Private beach in one of the nicest stretch of beaches in the USA. White sand, best sunsets ever witnessed.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 29, 2015
A pleasant old style, well managed and maintained resort. I would recommend it for families.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

old plumbings

Posted Mar 29, 2015
Good people. Good service but old building. Need modern and new painting as well as neww pipes
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Boston, MA

Just change the price of the room

Posted Mar 28, 2015
Pros: Beach location.
Cons: Rooms and facilities are old and tired. Needs a major renovation.
Hotel is now charging a "resort fee" of $25/day. It is supposed to cover things like coffee in the room, towels for the beach, lounge chairs, wi-fi service, etc. Don't they know that all hotels offer these amenities?? This hotel does not offer anything in terms of service that I would consider a resort. If it weren't for the beach location, there would be no reason to stay here. So quit adding the up charge and just adjust the room rate.