Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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2 outdoor pools, a heated pool
Balcony
Balcony
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

3.0 star property
Guests rated this property 3.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Map
1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL, 34236

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLido Beach2 min walk
  • Popular LocationSouth Lido Park9 min walk
  • Popular LocationShell Beach14 min drive
  • AirportSarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.)20 min drive

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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 Siesta Key Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Marina Jack. Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and Sarasota Jungle Gardens are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and ecotours.

What's nearby

  • Lido Beach - 2 min walk
  • South Lido Park - 9 min walk
  • St. Armands Circle - 3 min drive
  • Shell Beach - 14 min drive
  • Irma Beach - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Sarasota-Bradenton Intl. Airport (SRQ) - 20 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Old Salty Dog - 6 min drive
  • Pacific Rim - 10 min drive
  • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - 11 min drive
  • The Old Salty Dog - 17 min drive
  • Village Cafe - 17 min drive

About this property

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

3-star hotel with pools and private beach
Spend the day on Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach's private white sand beach or relax by one of the hotel's 2 outdoor swimming pools. 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.

This Sarasota hotel provides 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.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a private beach.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–11:00 AM: USD 4.00-17.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Beach volleyball
  • Heated pool
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's games
  • Children's toys
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • 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 contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • 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

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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 75 per pet, per day
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room (up to 30 lbs)
Pets cannot be left unattended
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

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 bottled water
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Laundry facilities

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 4.00 and USD 17.00 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Lido Beach Sandcastle
Sandcastle Lido
Sandcastle Lido Beach
Sandcastle Lido Beach Resort
Sandcastle Lido Beach Sarasota
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Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
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Sandcastle At Lido Sarasota
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Overall score and ratings

3.3
Rating 5 - Excellent. 310 out of 1269 reviews
5 - Excellent 24%
Rating 4 - Good. 336 out of 1269 reviews
4 - Good 26%
Rating 3 - Okay. 216 out of 1269 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 202 out of 1269 reviews
2 - Poor 16%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 205 out of 1269 reviews
1 - Terrible 16%

3.3/5

Cleanliness

3.8/5

Staff & service

3.3/5

Amenities

2.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.3/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was vintage but clean. The staff was incredibly nice and so helpful. Resort was spacious and plenty to do. Will definitely stay here again.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
We loved the wonderful staff as much as the beautiful view from our room and beyond. The beach access was perfect.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
The property is too old She nedd a general refreshmen The bed for two is too small He need more space in the roo Beach and pool are OK
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Classic FL charm, best private beach in the area.
Stayed 5 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It’s an older hotel with all the southern Florida charm you could ask for. Everyone is so sweet, polite and gracious. Completely charming!!!!
Stayed 1 night in May 2022