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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

3-star3 stars
1540 Ben Franklin DrSarasotaFL34236United States of America

3-star beachfront hotel with restaurant, near St. Armands Circle
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 reward* night!
Beautiful beach
Great pool
More comfort would be nice
Vibe is not too good
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From 1,532 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

from €153
  • Double Room, Courtyard View
  • Double Room (Gulf Front)
  • Double Room, No View
  • Double Room, Pool View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time 3 PM-3 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Fitness facilities
  • Beach towels
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 7
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach’s small print

Also known as

  • Lido Beach Sandcastle
  • Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota
  • Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
  • 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


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

Deposit: USD 35.00 per night

  • Resort fee: USD 28 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Health club access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Self parking
  • Parking

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.00 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 8 and USD 20 per person (approximately)

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

What’s around Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach


  • In Lido Key
  • St. Armands Circle - 24 min walk
  • Lido Beach - 1 min walk
  • South Lido Park - 9 min walk
  • Mote Marine Aquarium - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens - 5.9 mi / 9.4 km
  • John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art - 6.9 mi / 11.1 km

Getting around

  • Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 645 reviews

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
More like a motel
It is almost like a motel when you arrive, and if you book a room without view you are lottery looking at the multistory carpark. It has more of a motel feeling than a hotel and the rooms are very dated. The good thing about it is the beach access, the pool is big and there are a couple of games to play (tabletennis etc.). But not worth the money for me.. although it is an expensive area I think. Free shuttle bus provided to the restaurants which was a nice touch
A Traveller, gb1 night trip
Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
Very Good8.0
Dont go there
This hotel is soooooooooooo overpriced for what you get. Lunch was the worst.
larry, us1 night trip
Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
Too much bugs, certainly for the season, lack of cleaning
wilmer, us1 night trip
Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
Pictures were a little misleading especially for the price, however the customer service and overall stay was great
Tyler, us1 night trip
Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
great place. would go back anytime. best location you can ask for
Thomas, us3 night trip

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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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