Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach - Sarasota

ex. Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel

1540 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL, United States, 34236show map
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Overview

Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach is situated in a busy area of Sarasota, 4.6 km from Siesta Key Public Beach. Set in a luxurious-style building renovated in 2010, the hotel consists of 4 floors. It provides guests with a free car park, storage for belongings and a news stand for general purposes and a nightclub, an outdoor heated swimming pool and a shuffleboard court for relaxation.

St. Armands Circle are within a 20-minute walk of the property. Natural public beach is near by the venue.

Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach enjoys an exceptional location within a 20-minute drive to Sarasota-Bradenton International airport.

Rooms

Guests are offered 179 beautiful rooms featuring satellite television, air conditioning and high ceiling. Some units feature views of the patio. All rooms have a pillow-top mattress, foam pillows and feather pillows as well as a hairdryer, a shower cap and towels.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the café. There is 24-hour restaurant on-site serving seafood meals. A large list of fine drinks awaits at the lounge bar.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Relax

It features a swimming pool with sun loungers, a poolside bar, cabanas and parasols on site. The property also has a gym and a fitness centre.

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

24-hour security

Babysitting

Babysitting/Child services

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Air conditioning
Facilities for kids

Game room

Children's pool

Cots

Board games

Private beach

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • 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
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

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

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Board games
  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

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

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Bay view
  • Courtyard view
  • Pool view
  • Beach 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
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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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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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
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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  93  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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Rett på den fineste stranden du kan tenke deg! Deilig å ikke være i et stort kompleks

    Dårlig service ved frokosten. Ikke allergi (Gluten) vennlig.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Les deux piscine et l'accès direct à la plage

    les petites chambres - les moins chères - n'ont pas de porte entre la chambre et la salle de bains

  • 7.4
    Very good

    la situtation au bord de la plage,

    la moquettes sur le sol : tachée et humide avec la proximité de la plage .....si simple et hygiénique le linoléum ....

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Prachtige locatie, vriendelijk personeel, relatief klein hotel met goede voorzieningen, een heerlijke plek.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Nos gusto la atención del personal de la Sra. Sherry y la Sra. Nancy al llegar en la recepción , muy amables y atentas. En cuanto al Resort es muy cómodo para ir en familia, agua divina, playa tranquila y atención excelente, lo recomiendo..

    Lo único que le agregaría al Resort es el desayuno incluido en el precio de la noche.para una mayor atracción.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Ubicado en el mejor lugar de Sarasota La playa hermosa Servicio de playa muy bueno Camas cómodas Servicio de Ropa Blanca correcto Habitacion que da a la piscina bastante amplia con vestidor y antebaño pero de apariencia antigua

    Antiguedad del mobiliario Antiguedad de la alfombra Antiguedad de la decoracion

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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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Getting around
Train
Vanderipe Railroad Station8.4 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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