Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

  • 1540 Ben Franklin Dr , Sarasota, Florida 34236
  • 1540 Ben Franklin Dr , Sarasota, Florida - 34236
  • 855-516-1090
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Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Poolside
Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Poolside
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2 Double Beds

288-sq-foot room with pool views


Internet - Free WiFi

In Room Entertainment - 37-inch flat-screen TV

Food and Beverages - Room service

Bed Type and Features - Linens

Restrooms & Showers - Private bathroom, shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer

Extra Features - Laptop-compatible safe, iron/ironing board, and phone; rollaway/extra beds available on request

Pleasure - Air conditioning, heating, and daily housekeeping

Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) available

Smoking And Non-Smoking

Room is accessed via exterior corridors

Amenities and Features

  • Rollaway/extra beds - Extra Charge
  • AC
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Access by exterior corridors
  • Housekeeping (Daily)
  • Room-service
  • Smoking And Non Smoking
  • Phone
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Room Linens provided
  • Bathroom (Private)
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron - ironing board
  • Heating
  • In room safe - laptop compatible
  • TV
  • Flat panel TV
Room, Courtyard View, Courtyard Area
Room, Courtyard View, Courtyard Area
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2 Double Beds

340-sq-foot room with courtyard views


Internet - Free WiFi

In Room Entertainment - 37-inch flat-screen TV

Food and Beverages - Room service

Bed Type and Features - Linens

Restrooms & Showers - Private bathroom, shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer

Extra Features - Laptop-compatible safe, iron/ironing board, and phone; rollaway/extra beds available on request

Pleasure - Air conditioning, heating, and daily housekeeping

Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) available

Non-Smoking

Room is accessed via exterior corridors

Amenities and Features

  • Non Smoking
  • Rollaway/extra beds - Extra Charge
  • AC
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Access by exterior corridors
  • Housekeeping (Daily)
  • Room-service
  • Phone
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Room Linens provided
  • Bathroom (Private)
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron - ironing board
  • Heating
  • In room safe - laptop compatible
  • TV
  • Flat panel TV
Room, 2 Double Beds (Gulf Front)
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2 Double Beds

324-sq-foot room with ocean views


Internet - Free WiFi

In Room Entertainment - 37-inch flat-screen TV

Food and Beverages - Room service

Bed Type and Features - Linens

Restrooms & Showers - Private bathroom, shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer

Extra Features - Laptop-compatible safe, iron/ironing board, and phone; rollaway/extra beds available on request

Pleasure - Air conditioning, heating, and daily housekeeping

Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) available

Smoking And Non-Smoking

Room is accessed via exterior corridors

Amenities and Features

  • Rollaway/extra beds - Extra Charge
  • AC
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Access by exterior corridors
  • Housekeeping (Daily)
  • Room-service
  • Smoking And Non Smoking
  • Phone
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Room Linens provided
  • Bathroom (Private)
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron - ironing board
  • Heating
  • In room safe - laptop compatible
  • TV
  • Flat panel TV
Standard Room, 2 Double Beds
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2 Double Beds

252 sq feet


Internet - Free WiFi

In Room Entertainment - 37-inch flat-screen TV

Food and Beverages - Room service

Bed Type and Features - Linens

Restrooms & Showers - Private bathroom, shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer

Extra Features - Laptop-compatible safe, iron/ironing board, and phone; rollaway/extra beds available on request

Pleasure - Air conditioning, heating, and daily housekeeping

Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) available

Smoking And Non-Smoking

Room is accessed via exterior corridors

Amenities and Features

  • Rollaway/extra beds - Extra Charge
  • AC
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Access by exterior corridors
  • Housekeeping (Daily)
  • Room-service
  • Smoking And Non Smoking
  • Phone
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Room Linens provided
  • Bathroom (Private)
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron - ironing board
  • Heating
  • In room safe - laptop compatible
  • TV
  • Flat panel TV
Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
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1 King Bed

252 sq feet


Internet - Free WiFi

In Room Entertainment - 37-inch flat-screen TV

Food and Beverages - Room service

Bed Type and Features - Linens

Restrooms & Showers - Private bathroom, shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer

Extra Features - Laptop-compatible safe, iron/ironing board, and phone; rollaway/extra beds available on request

Pleasure - Air conditioning, heating, and daily housekeeping

Accessibility - Wheelchair accessible, bathroom grab bars, roll-in shower, visual fire alarm, raised toilet seat, and height-adjusted amenities

Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) available

Non-Smoking

Room is accessed via exterior corridors

Amenities and Features

  • Non Smoking
  • Rollaway/extra beds - Extra Charge
  • AC
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Access by exterior corridors
  • Housekeeping (Daily)
  • Room-service
  • Phone
  • Bathroom grab bars
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Room Linens provided
  • Bathroom (Private)
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron - ironing board
  • Heating
  • In room safe - laptop compatible
  • TV
  • Flat panel TV
Standard Room, Accessible
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1 Double Bed

398 sq feet


Internet - Free WiFi

In Room Entertainment - 37-inch flat-screen TV

Food and Beverages - Room service

Bed Type and Features - Linens

Restrooms & Showers - Private bathroom, shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer

Extra Features - Laptop-compatible safe, iron/ironing board, and phone; rollaway/extra beds available on request

Pleasure - Air conditioning, heating, and daily housekeeping

Accessibility - Wheelchair accessible, bathroom grab bars, roll-in shower, visual fire alarm, raised toilet seat, and height-adjusted amenities

Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) available

Non-Smoking

Room is accessed via exterior corridors

Amenities and Features

  • Non Smoking
  • Rollaway/extra beds - Extra Charge
  • AC
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Access by exterior corridors
  • Housekeeping (Daily)
  • Room-service
  • Phone
  • Bathroom grab bars
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Room Linens provided
  • Bathroom (Private)
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron - ironing board
  • Heating
  • In room safe - laptop compatible
  • TV
  • Flat panel TV
 

About The Hotel

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About Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach Hotel

Hotel Location & Nearby Attractions

With a stay at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach in Sarasota, you'll be on the waterfront, steps from Lido Beach and a 3-minute drive from St. Armands Circle. This beach hotel is 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from Siesta Key Beach and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium.

Popular Hotel Amenities and Features

Spend the day on the private beach or dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a ballroom.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Hotel Accommodations and Guest Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 176 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and irons/ironing boards, as well as phones with free local calls.

Pet Policy for Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
If you are thinking of bringing your pet (dog or cat) and want to know if pets are allowed at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, please read the hotel pet policy. Sometimes the hotel may charge pet fees or have weight limit on pets. The pet policies of Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach are listed below.

Pets not allowed
Service animals not allowed

Additional Hotel Details
gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
Social distancing measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options are available
Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
Property is cleaned with disinfectant
Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
Staff wears personal protective equipment
Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
Essential Workers Only - NO
Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach Hotel Amenities


Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible - may have limitations
  • In room accessibility
Beach Facilities
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun chaise loungers
  • On private beach
  • Beach & pool towels
Business, Conference & Meetings
  • Business center on site
  • Meeting Room Facilities
  • Ballroom on site
  • Banquet hall on site
General Amenities
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
General Amenities
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
General Amenities
  • Elevator & lift on property
  • Dry cleaning & laundry service
  • ATM & banking on site
  • Laundry Room
Internet
  • Free internet
Kids & Childcare Services
  • Kid's games
  • Kid's toys
Lobby Level Services
  • 24/7 front desk
Lobby Level Services
  • Bellhop & Porter service
  • Safe deposit box at front desk
  • Luggage storage facilities
  • Free news papers in lobby
Outdoor
  • Terrace on property
  • Garden on property
Parking Services
  • Self parking - Extra Charge
Pool Facilities
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
Property Features
  • Smoke free property
Shopping
  • Gift shops or news stand
 
 

Hotel Location

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Nearest airport and around Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach - Sarasota, Florida Hotel

 
 

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Lido Beach - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
South Lido Park - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
St. Armands Circle - 2 km / 1.3 mi
Sarasota BayWalk - 4.1 km / 2.6 mi
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Quick Point Nature Reserve - 4.3 km / 2.7 mi
Florida Studio Theatre - 6 km / 3.7 mi
Island Park - 6.2 km / 3.8 mi
Marina Jack - 6.2 km / 3.9 mi
Players Theatre - 6.6 km / 4.1 mi
Sarasota Opera House - 6.6 km / 4.1 mi
Art Center Sarasota - 6.6 km / 4.1 mi
Sarasota County Visitor Information Center and History Museum - 6.7 km / 4.1 mi
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall - 6.9 km / 4.3 mi
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - 7.1 km / 4.4 mi

The preferred airport for Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is Sarasota-Bradenton Intl. Airport (SRQ) - 12.3 km / 7.7 mi

 
 

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Helpful Info & FAQs

Does this property have a swimming pool?

Yes, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has a hotel pool.

What is the check-in policy?

The checking times for Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach are between 3:00 PM and midnight. The minimum age to check-in is 21.

What is the check-out time?

This Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach's check-out time is 11:00 AM.

What brand is Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is an independent hotel.

What is the street address for Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?

The address for Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is 1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, Florida 34236

What is the price for tonight?

Based on recent averages, the price for tonight can start at 209.

What is the nightly room rate for this weekend?

Based on recent averages, the room rate for this weekend can be as low as 209 per night.

How many guest rooms are at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?

The Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has a total of 176 guest rooms.

How many floors does the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach have?

This Sarasota hotel has 4 floors. The hotel has 7 building/tower.

What is the hotel theme?

Travelers find this hotel . Other themes include Beach, Beach, Family, Family.

Recommended landmarks, attractions or things to do around SANDCASTLE RESORT AT LIDO BEACH?

SANDCASTLE RESORT AT LIDO BEACH is within minutes from Lido Beach - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi , South Lido Park - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi and St. Armands Circle - 2 km / 1.3 mi

 
 

Guest Reviews

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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach Reviews Summary

Additional Hotel Reviews

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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach Reviews Summary

UserDelilah
1/10
 
Very Poor
Pros: Location was good, it is directly on the beach and close to St. Armands Circle.
Cons: The hotel is disgusting. It's dirty & literally falling apart. There was mold & bugs in our room, red stains in the carpet, everything is old & musty.The pictures they advertise are photoshop, don't fall for it. Staff is unprofessional,rude & miserable.
UserRick
6/10
 
Pleasant
Pros: Location, staff was friendly and efficient
Cons: Hotel needs some maintenance. Water pressure low in our room! They just need to update and repair the place!
UserVerified Hotel Guest
2/10
 
Poor
Pros: It’s right there at the beach
Cons: We never received housekeeping service never got asked do you need me to empty your trash? Do you need new towels? Or even toilet tissue? The ac unit in our room did not work it was just not what I was expecting. They need better housekeeper.
UserClifford
8/10
 
Very Good
Pros: Location, on the beach
Cons: Slightly dated
UserPatty
5/10
 
Fair
Cons: Very dirty bathtub. I asked for it to be cleaned but that didn't happen. The bottom was dirty and slimy
UserCarl
5/10
 
Fair
Pros: The location the people working there were very nice and professional Hotel needs lots of upgrading Bathroom ceiling was falling down Needs to spray for bugs Room was not very clean Carpet had still sand inbedded at entrance way Great bre
Cons: Wood fences needing paint It’s an older Hotel in that area all it needs is some TLC inside and out then It would be just fine. Talked with some of the people working there and they all agreed. Furniture definitely needs upgrading Beds were OK
UserDeborah
7/10
 
Good
Pros: Location
Cons: At reservation I used a credit card to hold reservation, at check in I provided another card so at check out they assure the charges were on card provided at check in but both credit cards were charge, I am still disputing charges today
UserCarol
1/10
 
Very Poor
Pros: The pool & beach are nice
Cons: The carpet was so filthy that after a shower I would walk two steps on the carpet and the bottom of my feet were black. The A/C ran constantly and never cooled. Very negative experience and the staff did not seem to care at my early checkout
UserMichael
2/10
 
Poor
Pros: Location to the beach
Cons: this hotel in my opinion is overpriced. Needs to be renovated, several areas need attention. Toilet rocked from side to side, valve for drain in shower was dislocated, wallpaper was separated in several spots.
UserChristopher
10/10
 
Exceptional
Pros: The location and pools were great.
UserCarol R
5/10
 
Fair
Pros: Wouldn't stay there again nor recommend.
Cons: The rooms were damp and smelly and run doen. Everything closed at 9 pm. There was nothing to do. I would never stay here again nor recommend to anyone.
 
Hotel Location & Nearby Attractions

With a stay at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach in Sarasota, you'll be on the waterfront, steps from Lido Beach and a 3-minute drive from St. Armands Circle. This beach hotel is 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from Siesta Key Beach and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium.

Popular Hotel Amenities and Features

Spend the day on the private beach or dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a ballroom.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Hotel Accommodations and Guest Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 176 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and irons/ironing boards, as well as phones with free local calls.

Pet Policy for Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
If you are thinking of bringing your pet (dog or cat) and want to know if pets are allowed at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, please read the hotel pet policy. Sometimes the hotel may charge pet fees or have weight limit on pets. The pet policies of Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach are listed below.

Pets not allowed
Service animals not allowed

Additional Hotel Details
gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
Social distancing measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options are available
Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
Property is cleaned with disinfectant
Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
Staff wears personal protective equipment
Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
Essential Workers Only - NO
Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach Hotel Amenities

Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible - may have limitations
  • In room accessibility
Beach Facilities
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun chaise loungers
  • On private beach
  • Beach & pool towels
Business, Conference & Meetings
  • Business center on site
  • Meeting Room Facilities
  • Ballroom on site
  • Banquet hall on site
General Amenities
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
General Amenities
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
General Amenities
  • Elevator & lift on property
  • Dry cleaning & laundry service
  • ATM & banking on site
  • Laundry Room
Internet
  • Free internet
Kids & Childcare Services
  • Kid's games
  • Kid's toys
Lobby Level Services
  • 24/7 front desk
Lobby Level Services
  • Bellhop & Porter service
  • Safe deposit box at front desk
  • Luggage storage facilities
  • Free news papers in lobby
Outdoor
  • Terrace on property
  • Garden on property
Parking Services
  • Self parking - Extra Charge
Pool Facilities
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
Property Features
  • Smoke free property
Shopping
  • Gift shops or news stand

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Lido Beach - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
South Lido Park - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
St. Armands Circle - 2 km / 1.3 mi
Sarasota BayWalk - 4.1 km / 2.6 mi
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Quick Point Nature Reserve - 4.3 km / 2.7 mi
Florida Studio Theatre - 6 km / 3.7 mi
Island Park - 6.2 km / 3.8 mi
Marina Jack - 6.2 km / 3.9 mi
Players Theatre - 6.6 km / 4.1 mi
Sarasota Opera House - 6.6 km / 4.1 mi
Art Center Sarasota - 6.6 km / 4.1 mi
Sarasota County Visitor Information Center and History Museum - 6.7 km / 4.1 mi
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall - 6.9 km / 4.3 mi
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - 7.1 km / 4.4 mi

The preferred airport for Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is Sarasota-Bradenton Intl. Airport (SRQ) - 12.3 km / 7.7 mi

User
Delilah
 
1/10
Very Poor
Pros: Location was good, it is directly on the beach and close to St. Armands Circle.
Cons: The hotel is disgusting. It's dirty & literally falling apart. There was mold & bugs in our room, red stains in the carpet, everything is old & musty.The pictures they advertise are photoshop, don't fall for it. Staff is unprofessional,rude & miserable.
User
Rick
 
6/10
Pleasant
Pros: Location, staff was friendly and efficient
Cons: Hotel needs some maintenance. Water pressure low in our room! They just need to update and repair the place!
User
Verified Hotel Guest
 
2/10
Poor
Pros: It’s right there at the beach
Cons: We never received housekeeping service never got asked do you need me to empty your trash? Do you need new towels? Or even toilet tissue? The ac unit in our room did not work it was just not what I was expecting. They need better housekeeper.
User
Clifford
 
8/10
Very Good
Pros: Location, on the beach
Cons: Slightly dated
User
Patty
 
5/10
Fair
Cons: Very dirty bathtub. I asked for it to be cleaned but that didn't happen. The bottom was dirty and slimy
User
Carl
 
5/10
Fair
Pros: The location the people working there were very nice and professional Hotel needs lots of upgrading Bathroom ceiling was falling down Needs to spray for bugs Room was not very clean Carpet had still sand inbedded at entrance way Great bre
Cons: Wood fences needing paint It’s an older Hotel in that area all it needs is some TLC inside and out then It would be just fine. Talked with some of the people working there and they all agreed. Furniture definitely needs upgrading Beds were OK
User
Deborah
 
7/10
Good
Pros: Location
Cons: At reservation I used a credit card to hold reservation, at check in I provided another card so at check out they assure the charges were on card provided at check in but both credit cards were charge, I am still disputing charges today
User
Carol
 
1/10
Very Poor
Pros: The pool & beach are nice
Cons: The carpet was so filthy that after a shower I would walk two steps on the carpet and the bottom of my feet were black. The A/C ran constantly and never cooled. Very negative experience and the staff did not seem to care at my early checkout
User
Michael
 
2/10
Poor
Pros: Location to the beach
Cons: this hotel in my opinion is overpriced. Needs to be renovated, several areas need attention. Toilet rocked from side to side, valve for drain in shower was dislocated, wallpaper was separated in several spots.
User
Christopher
 
10/10
Exceptional
Pros: The location and pools were great.
User
Carol R
 
5/10
Fair
Pros: Wouldn't stay there again nor recommend.
Cons: The rooms were damp and smelly and run doen. Everything closed at 9 pm. There was nothing to do. I would never stay here again nor recommend to anyone.