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Overview of Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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Guest reviews

3.7 / 5Good
2,354 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning

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Explore the area

Popular LocationLido Beach2 min walk
Popular LocationSt. Armands Circle6 min drive
RestaurantColumbia Restaurant3 min drive
RestaurantCha Cha Coconuts Tropical Bar3 min drive
AirportSarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.)21 min drive

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  • Room, 2 Double Beds (Gulf Front)

    3.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 324 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Poolside

    Room amenities

    • 288 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Room, Courtyard View, Courtyard Area

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 340 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room amenities

    • 252 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Standard Room, Accessible

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 398 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 252 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Sarasota

Located in Sarasota, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is on a private beach. While the natural beauty of Lido Beach and Sarasota Jungle Gardens can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Siesta Key Marina. Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and Coconuts Family Entertainment Center are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and water skiing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and hiking/biking trails.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lido Beach - 2 min walk
  • St. Armands Circle - 6 min drive
  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium - 8 min drive
  • Marina Jack - 12 min drive
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.) - 21 min drive

Restaurants

  • Candlelight Dining Room — 1 min walk
  • Pool Bar — 1 min walk
  • Columbia Restaurant - 3 min drive
  • Cha Cha Coconuts Tropical Bar - 3 min drive
  • Cafe Epicure - 7 min drive

About this property

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

3-star hotel on the beach, near Lido Beach
When you stay at this beach hotel you can enjoy umbrellas and sun loungers. All 176 rooms provide free WiFi, room service, and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include free local calls, hair dryers, and laptop-compatible safes.
Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach offers 176 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature laptop-compatible safes and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach and an outdoor pool.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Self parking (surcharge)

Food and drink

Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: USD 20 for adults and USD 20 for children
1 restaurant
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

Beach volleyball
Canoeing
Kayaking
Outdoor pool
Volleyball

Family friendly

Children's games
Children's toys
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

ATM/banking services
Ballroom
Banquet hall
Elevator
Free newspapers in lobby
Front-desk safe
Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Porter/bellhop

Languages spoken

English

Business services

Business center
Meeting rooms

Outdoors

Beach loungers
Beach umbrellas
Garden
Private beachfront location
Terrace

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible lounge
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
Wheelchair-accessible van parking
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

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Beach towels
Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning
Heating
Linens
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

Free toiletries
Hair dryer
Towels

Entertainment

37-inch flat-screen TV
Cable/satellite channels

More

Access via exterior corridors
Free local calls
Iron/ironing board
Laptop-compatible safe
Phone

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per day
Dogs only
2 per room (up to 30 lbs)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per night

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club
Discover
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 28.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Health club access
  • Shuttle service
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Parking

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.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 20 for adults and USD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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.

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
616
4 - Good
942
3 - Okay
458
2 - Mediocre
200
1 - Poor
138
3.8
Cleanliness
4.1
Service and Staff
3.8
Amenities
3.3
Property condition

2/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

The resort is in a good location, but we didn’t have amenities, we had to get coffee to the store 2 miles away, it needs remodeling, furniture and building old and smells like moisture, disappointed.

Stayed 1 night in May 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
  • Disliked: Amenities

I loved the beach but the hotel was old and the restaurant was closed most of the week for breakfast and lunch which was inconvenient

Stayed 7 nights in May 2020

1/5

  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Check ask me for my name, I try to be nice and spell my name; the lady on the other side was like; I dont know why people spell they name when you only asking for name; I explain to her well my name is hard to understand that is why I do it; she was like I do understand..... Well I was like I don't know you... The room smell horrible, the balcony floor was black never clean. I found bugs on the pillow at nite. There was no one to help at the beach with chair. Place is beautiful but need to clean.

Stayed 2 nights in May 2020

3/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in May 2020

1/5

  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in May 2020