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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Beachfront hotel with 2 outdoor pools, near Lido Beach

  • Free WiFi
From
€155

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6.6.Good.
  • Property in desperate need of maintenance and updates only positive thing I could say was…

    Jun 15, 2021

  • We had a great time with our 4 night stay at Sandcastle. Everything was close together-…

    Jun 14, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
Quiet
Dining options
Shopping
Easy parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 176 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Room service
  • Beach umbrellas

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Lido Beach - 2 min walk
  • St. Armands Circle - 24 min walk
  • South Lido Park - 9 min walk
  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Sarasota BayWalk - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Room, 2 Double Beds (Gulf Front)
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Poolside
  • Room, Courtyard View, Courtyard Area
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Standard Room, Accessible
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Location

  • On the waterfront
  • Lido Beach - 2 min walk
  • St. Armands Circle - 24 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the waterfront
  • Lido Beach - 2 min walk
  • St. Armands Circle - 24 min walk
  • South Lido Park - 9 min walk
  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Sarasota BayWalk - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Quick Point Nature Reserve - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Sarasota Opera House - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital - 5.5 mi / 8.9 km
  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens - 6.2 mi / 9.9 km
  • John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km

Getting around

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 176 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Room service

Things to do

  • Volleyball on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 7
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 37-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Recreation

On Site

  • Volleyball on site

Nearby

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Small print

Also known as

  • Lido Beach Sandcastle
  • Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota
  • Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
  • Sandcastle At Lido Sarasota
  • Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach Hotel
  • Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach Sarasota
  • Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach Hotel Sarasota
  • Sandcastle Lido
  • Sandcastle Lido Beach
  • Sandcastle Lido Beach Resort
  • Sandcastle Lido Beach Sarasota
  • Sandcastle Resort Lido
  • Sandcastle Resort Lido Beach
  • Sandcastle Resort Lido Beach Sarasota
  • Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 15 per night

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 28.00 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Health club access
  • Shuttle service
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Parking

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Marina Jack (3.7 mi), Veronica Fish & Oyster (5.4 mi), and Libby's Cafe & Bar (5.4 mi).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as volleyball. Additional recreation onsite includes volleyball. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a private beach and a garden.
6.6.Good.
  • 4.0.Fair

    The age shows

    Hotel is old and not in great condition. It took 30 minutes to check in. Room had sugar ants, air condition that didn’t get very cold, no television remote and $35 resort fee includes beach chairs they run out of by 9:00 am.

    Kristin, 2 night family trip, Jun 11, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    beautiful beach at a old hotel

    If your coming to stay at the beach and not inside a room this is a great hotel for the price. If you like a great room and don’t care about going to the beach stay in the downtown area of Sarasota.

    2 night trip, Jun 10, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Happy but w some suggestions

    It was clean, liked the hotel, unfortunately the check in was two hours after the time we were supposed to. We had to wait. But at least we were able to check out two hours later which was nice. The one big dissatisfaction was the bathroom toilet was so little what I mean is that it was too low!!! And the bath top was so old very uncomfortable to get in. In my case was uncomfortable because I'm handycap using a rollator. In my opinion these have to be upgraded to more modern so that the guest can be more comfortable. we did enjoy the pool. The beds were nicely made. I would love to come back but if the bathroom were updated to make my stay more comfy.

    1 night family trip, Jun 10, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Bad hotel, great beach and staff

    Extremely overpriced for a very old and dated resort, dirty everything, little water pressure, poor drainage, etc. you get the picture. But the nicest beach and beach staff ever!!!

    James, 3 night trip, Jun 3, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loved it! Great beach, pools, and room. Going again soon.

    Mary B, 5 night family trip, Jun 3, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Not a real resort, pictures are deceiving….

    It was nice to have the chairs and umbrellas delivered, charging for the tiki huts was ridicules, they were old and falling apart, and $75.00 a day was unbelievable. They also offered free bottled water, which was good. The beds were hard as rocks, and the rooms were smelly. TV was not very watchable, the screen was defective, and the bathroom was barely a one butt area. Hopefully the rooms with a view might have been in better shape, which means, more money, better accommodations.

    2 night trip with friends, Jun 2, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Nothing open after 7 on property

    Dated resort, people friendly, disappointed they take resort fees and everything closes before the sun sets, bar, restaurant outdoor bar. They claim because of the turtles, but unless turtle can climb a concrete wall and lay their eggs in concrete I call this a lame excuse.

    Kurt, 1 night trip, May 25, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Never again

    Very old and in disrepair Rust, mold ,bath tub dirty. carpet torn. .Food left out side for two day.

    susan, 1 night trip with friends, May 24, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Not What Pictures Show/ Don’t Go

    We arrived after a long travel to find the hotel in disarray with stacks of furniture in one place. Very run down in the open hallways. Long line for hours at the registration desk with no one to answer our call on the phone. We found out through a local and others that the hotel was supposed to be torn down, but it hasn’t been yet. Very unkept and needs of repairs and updates. We canceled our reservation, but may have lost our money, since they do not refund and neither does Hotels.com. The website does not reflect the current state of this establishment. Very, very disappointed since we had family and two children with us and had to pay for an additional stay elsewhere. We won’t be purchasing from anyone accept the hotel from now on and will make sure we can cancel if it’s a ripoff when we get there.

    1 night family trip, May 23, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Room from hell !

    Room wasn’t ready upon check in ,had my reservation wrong ...Rooms wasn’t clean...my parents was locked out of the room keys completely stop working maintenance had to break in. Water pressure wasn’t working!! Beach chairs and umbrellas was limited, also taken away at 4pm ! Rooms should have microwave ! You have to go to front desk to warm food ..Also short staffed so room service wasn’t available! Around 3am on my last night someone was jiggling our door handles I thought I was hearing things until my dad said someone was jiggling on his door handle also!

    Ateisha, 3 night family trip, May 23, 2021

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