7.8
Very good109 reviews

Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach - Sarasota

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Address
1540 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, Florida, United States, 34236
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Overview

Boasting cribs, babysitting and a playroom for guests with children, this elegant 3-star Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach is located in Sarasota and has a fitness center for sports lovers. Offering snorkeling, sailing and deep-sea fishing in the area, the luxurious resort lies next to Lido Key Beach, and 14 minutes on foot from Coolidge Park.

Location

Perfectly located in Lido Key district, the hotel is a good choice for exploring the upscale Saint Armands Circle Outdoor Mall, located within a few minutes' drive. Sights a 10-minute stroll from the charming accommodation include Lido public beach. South Lido Park is a few minutes away.

Sarasota Bradenton International airport is located nearly 10 miles away.

Rooms

The air-conditioned rooms have an adjoining terrace and a balcony, and some of them face the sea. Also, there is an iron and ironing board as well as a personal safe and smoke detectors provided.

Eat & Drink

Start your morning with a made-to-order breakfast, served in the bar. The poolside bar offers a selection of finger food and steaks.

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.

Former name: Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel

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Facilities
Most popular facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Babysitting
Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Heated swimming pool

Air conditioning

In-room air conditioning

Facilities for kids

Board games

Private beach

Beach access

Private beach

Sun loungers

Beach umbrellas

General

  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • 24-hour services
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Facilities for kids
  • Private beach

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Table tennis
  • Fitness studio

Services

  • Free shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

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

Children

  • Board games

Spa & Leisure

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Shallow end

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Pool view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Sink

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Paid movies
  • Telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

Standard Pool Side Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Double beds
  • Max:
    4 persons
room details
King Room Mobility accessible
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    4 persons
  • Non-smoking
  • Coffee machine
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
room details
Double Room Mobility accessible
  • Bed options:
    1 Queen-size bed
  • Max:
    4 persons
  • Non-smoking
  • Coffee machine
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
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Location
1540 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, Florida, United States, 34236
  • City landmarks
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
Benjamin Franklin Dr
South Lido Key Beach Park on the Gulf
1600 ft
1540 Benjamin Franklin Dr
Candlelight Restaurant and Lounge
100 ft
1234 Benjamin Franklin Dr Ritz Beach Club On Lido Key
Ridley's Porch
1700 ft
1234 Benjamin Franklin Dr Public Beach at Ritz Carlton Beach Club
Lido Key Tiki Bar & Public Beach
1700 ft
700 Benjamin Franklin Dr
Drift Kitchen & Bar
3000 ft
Getting around
Airports
Sarasota Bradenton International (SRQ) 8.0 mi
St. Pete-Clearwater International (PIE) 52.3 mi
Train
Vanderipe Railroad Station 8.4 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
7.8
Very good109 reviews
Location9.0
Rooms6.6
Service7.2
Dining7.4
  • 9.8
    Perfect

    We think it's a handy base for staying in Sarasota.

    Michael United States of America, 
  • 9.8
    Perfect

    I loved staff and location. The hotel was located just next door to the beach, wonderful restaurants and Sarasota. Lots of goodies for breakfast.

    Peter United States of America, 
  • 9.8
    Perfect

    Overall, it's ideal place for exploring Sarasota attractions;))

    William United States of America, 
  • 7.6
    Very good

    The access to the beach

    Everything is very well

    Billy United Kingdom, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    The proximity to the beach

    How old the hotel is

    Mary United Kingdom, 
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    Very good staff and peaceful atmosphere

    Everything was good.

    Tom United Kingdom, 
  • 7.4
    Very good

    The location is excellent

    The prices of food and drinks are very high

    Derek United Kingdom, 
  • 7.0
    Very good

    The whole hotel is old.bathrooms furniture furnishing everything over 40 years old.worn out, broken.

    United States of America, 
  • 7.2
    Very good

    The room's ocean view

    Lack of maintenance in general

    Jeremy United Kingdom, 
  • 7.0
    Very good

    The location directly on the beach was a dream. There was a shuttle ready for a dent in Sarasota. The dinner was very good and the staff very friendly. Our breakfast was outstanding. No plastic, even the jam was in a small glass container. Porcelain plate and real cutlery. Very attractively arranged served in the room.

    The whole hotel was a non-smoking hotel. Was not apparent before the reservation. No smoking area. It's a little exhausting to always stand in the parking lot.

    United States of America, 
  • 6.2
    Nice

    beach proximity

    United States of America, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    Great location with shuttle to Circle, where it has great shops.

    United States of America, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    The staff was very nice and courteous despite communication difficulties. The situation is unbeatably beautiful. From the balcony every evening a beautiful sunset...wonderful. eternally long walks and the beach service, sunbeds and umbrellas, SUPER

    In the corners and doorways it's a bit dingy. Balcony quite used and chairs and table on balcony very cheap and worn out finish. Breakfast (buffet) with 40 dollars for 2 people very expensive.

    United States of America, 
  • 9.6
    Perfect

    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!!!

    United States of America, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    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.

    United States of America, 
FAQ
What is the nearest airport to Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota?
Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota lies within 10 miles of Sarasota Bradenton International airport.
Does Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota serve breakfast?
Yes, Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota provides an cooked-to-order breakfast for guests.
What business facilities does Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach provide?
Yes, the business facilities at Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach include computers and a xerox.
At what time can I check-in at Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota?
At Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota you can check in from 3 PM till 11.59 PM.
Are there any facilities for children at Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach?
Yes, Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach offers cribs, babysitting and a playroom.
How far is Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach located from the city center?
The city center is 3.2 miles away from Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach.
Does Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota feature any cleaning services?
Yes, Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota offers laundry and housekeeping service.
What interesting sites can I visit not far from Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach?
Saint Armands Circle is worth visiting, plus it is set a 5-minute drive away from Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach.
What leisure facilities are provided at Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota?
You can enjoy sun loungers, a shared lounge and a volleyball court available in Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach Sarasota.
Where is Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach positioned?
Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach is situated in Lido Key district around a 25-minute stroll of Saint Armands Circle.
How much does a room at Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach cost?
The prices at Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach start from $188.
What sport activities are arranged at Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach?
At Sandcastle Resort At Lido Beach guests can try such activities as snorkeling, sailing and deep-sea fishing.
Address
1540 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, Florida, United States, 34236
View map
Highlights
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
read all 1811 verified reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
41of 61 hotels in Sarasota
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Airports
Sarasota Bradenton International (SRQ) 8.0 mi
St. Pete-Clearwater International (PIE) 52.3 mi
Train
Vanderipe Railroad Station 8.4 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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