Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach - Sarasota

ex. Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel

1540 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL, United States, 34236show map
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FabulousBased on  103 reviews
Overview

Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach is a 3-star traditional guesthouse, located near by the beach. Residing in a 4-story luxurious building, the hotel was renovated in 2010.

The property is about 20 minutes' walk of St Armands Circle. The hotel offers perfect location 6 km from the center of Sarasota.

Welcoming guests with a night club, an outdoor heated swimming pool and a volleyball court, the hotel is placed next to golf courses and an oceanarium.

Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach is about 20 minutes drive away from Sarasota-Bradenton International airport.

Rooms

The property has non-smoking rooms featuring a minibar, a heating system, flat-screen TV, a kitchen and a DVD player. Rooms come with the sea view. The rooms offer a roll in shower, a bidet and towels supplied in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

There is a café for guests to enjoy their meal. A delightful on-site restaurant serves dishes of seafood cuisine. The snack bar provides snacks and steaks along with tropical drinks.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach also offers cars and bicycles for rent.

Relax

Guests with children can use cribs, babysitting and a pool available on the premises. For active guests a gym and a fitness center are provided.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   179.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

24-hour services

24-hour reception

Babysitting
Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Air conditioning
Facilities for kids

Game room

Children's pool

Cots

Board games

Private beach

Private beach

Umbrellas

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Mountain biking
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Half board
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Board games
  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Umbrellas
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Bay view
  • Courtyard view
  • Pool view
  • Interior view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 4 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children5 - 19 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
South Lido County ParkSouth Lido County Park1700 ft
Coolidge ParkCoolidge Park3000 ft
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Florida West Coast SymphonyFlorida West Coast Symphony3.0 mi
Municipal AuditoriumMunicipal Auditorium3.0 mi
B J Palmer Historic HomeB J Palmer Historic Home1.2 mi
Florida College-Natural HealthFlorida College-Natural Health2.7 mi
International CollegeInternational College2.9 mi
Florida West Coast BirthingFlorida West Coast Birthing2.6 mi
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Siesta Key Public BeachSiesta Key Public Beach2.9 mi948 Beach Road, Siesta Key
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Getting around
Train
Vanderipe Railroad Station8.4 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  103  reviews
  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The beach at the Helmsley is so much fun to snorkle. The shells and the sand are incredible... The pools are clean and a good way to relax. The grounds are well kept and beautiful and it's nice to be able to eat breakfast at the hotel while planning your day. The gift shop has something for everyone and is reasonably priced. Love the way they give you towels to take to the beach, saves on packing and hauling wet stuff home! Absolutely love this place!!! Thank you for a wonderful weekend!!!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    We enjoyed our stay very much. Our room was clean and we loved our gulf view. We really enjoyed the swimming pools and the tiki bar! My husband left behind his phone charger and you graciously mailed it to us. Thank you so much. We would definitely return.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Love the location right on the beach. Verysafe and quiet. Good service.the food was average.Also love the wildlife with the nearby park.Love the idea of happy hour but appetizers were disappointing some of the days.The staff is very helpful on the beach.The desk staff were very professional.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Hotel was right on the beach

    Clientel were very loud. Hotel needs updating

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The rooms are clean, and comfortable. The facility is well kept. The staff is very accommodating. Very nice place that we will continue to visit, and recommend to others.

    We have stayed there 3 times and love it. We will return.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    There was 2 heated pools and the location was very good for the beach. Restaurant was good for dinner and we liked the live music.

    Having to pay for sunbeds on the beach in front of hotel. Not having everything on breakfast menu available.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Very good location just on the beach, very friendly staff. Fabulous breakfast

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    beautiful sea view. Free internet access, parking, beach loungers and towels.

    No kettle in the room - for tea drinkers!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    It is nice hotel for the romance. Great location, its situated on the bank of the Gulf of Mexico, really white sand.

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  103 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 4 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children5 - 19 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Train
Vanderipe Railroad Station8.4 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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