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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
2 outdoor pools, a heated pool
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

3.0 star property
3-star beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Lido Beach

6.4/10 Good

1,416 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL, 34236

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Lido Beach - 2 min walk
  • St. Armands Circle - 2 min drive
  • Siesta Key Beach - 24 min drive
  • IMG Academy - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Sarasota-Bradenton Intl. Airport (SRQ) - 19 min drive


  • The Old Salty Dog - 6 min drive
  • Morton's Gourmet Market - 10 min drive
  • Pacific Rim - 10 min drive
  • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - 11 min drive
  • Walt's - 12 min drive

About this property

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach offers a fantastic location, putting you just steps from Lido Beach. After taking a dip in one of the 2 outdoor pools, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the pool bar. Other features include a terrace and a garden. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 176 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room, up to 30 lbs per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Children's games
  • Toys

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Beach volleyball
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • 7 buildings/towers
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Heated pool


  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

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

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


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

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 28.25 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Beach access
    • Beach loungers
    • Beach towels
    • Shuttle service
    • Business center/computer access
    • In-room bottled water
    • In-room coffee
    • Laundry facilities

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 4.00–17.00 per person

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15 per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per pet, per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site. </p><p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Lido Beach Sandcastle
Sandcastle Lido
Sandcastle Lido Beach
Sandcastle Lido Beach Resort
Sandcastle Lido Beach Sarasota
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Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
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Sandcastle At Lido Sarasota
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Frequently asked questions

Does Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?
As of February 7, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach on February 8, 2023 start from P 11,882, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 30 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 75 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach and nearby?
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.
Are there restaurants at or near Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include The Old Salty Dog (2.6 mi), Morton's Gourmet Market (5.4 mi), and Pacific Rim (5.4 mi).
What's the area around Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach like?
Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is located on the waterfront, a short 9-minute walk from South Lido Park and 13 minutes' walk from Coolidge Park. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







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6/10 Good

had a second floor room overlooking the pool the toilet wouldnt flush they responded quickly and moved us to a first floor room withing minutes the service was great the hotel needs a little upgrading but great location
paul, 5-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

It was a great spot with the beach right there! 2 pools and a tiki bar were very nice. Had breakfast at the restaurant which was very good. The room was dated, but clean.
View from our courtyard balcony
View from our courtyard balcony
Jody, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

Great place for me and my grandchildren!
It was outdated, but very nice. They had everything that we needed. It was very clean, and the entire staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. I had 2 grand children with me, ages 8 and 13. It was a great visit for all ages. I can't wait to go there again.
Arlene, 3-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Very upsetting and changed amount due upon arrival
I will never stay at this hotel again! Upon check in for 3 night stay reservations through the price was inflated at time of payment by $105.00 and told the entire balance of, oh yes, $769.69, not $669.62 quoted price, Including tax and resort fees of original quote was to be a credit “hold” for days on my credit card!? Misleading, and outdated hotel, appears more of motel quality. The only plus is beach access at this location.
3-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

Ask for a remodeled room!!
This hotel is from the 1970's and the carpet is still there from that time period. There was mold on the ceiling and dust hanging from the air vents. The smell of mold was overbearing. We had an engagement to go to so we did not say anything until the next morning. So in the morning, we spoke to the front desk. We were not the only people complaining. They said they would have REFUNDED our money but since we booked through a third party we were stuck there. So they got us another room for the rest of our stay. It took a couple of rooms but they finally got us room that was remodeled. There was one room that smelled of urine so bad that it reminded us of a cat litter box. They explained they are remodeling a little bit at a time. The staff is very nice in the dining room and RayRay got us our new room and apologized for the conditions. I told her I went here as a child and I shocked with the conditions.
Marc, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Patricia, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Outdated building 5 star service
While the building was outdated, our location was perfect. We were steps away from the beach. The heated pool was fabulous. I can’t say enough kind words about the staff.
Deanna, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Sandcastle review
The room had a great view. The hotel staff was extremely helpful and pleasant. The only downside was the quality of the property which just had to do with maintenance and upkeep of the building. The pool was clean and well maintained. Overall, I would go back again.
5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Debra, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

old but location good
well first 2 days no hot water , then no tv on the 2nd day , rest seemed to have good food but service wasnt good and time to get food other than breakfast was horrible , sent back steak twice
bradley, 4-night family trip
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