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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

3 Star
1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL, US, 34236 View on a map
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Free Parking

Free Wi-Fi

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Love it

“Been there 5 times and will return. Great staff. Funky but very cool place. All amenities you could want. Beautiful beach. Best pool bar ever.” – The Pulvers

Fun and Funky Old FloridA

“This is the kind of place that will be gone in 20 years and we'll all mourn. It's only 4 stories, elevator for the disabled. Choose your room carefully: garden or gulf view! others not so great. Pools are beautiful, Gulf is beyond beautiful and this is one of the rare hotels that still has direct beach frontage. Food's okay--but there's loads of great places to go. We had a great time, nice…” – happy holiday makers

Ants in your pants

“We woke up on a sunny morning and when my husband took his shower the bathroom was being taken over by ants. We finally got someof the outside and when walking to breakfast met a man with a spray can so I asked him if it was for ants and he said. He would spray the room while we were out. There was no way we could stay in that room for another day so we requested a change and the hotel was very…” – Kathryn A Poulsen

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Nearby Attractions

  • South Lido Park - 0.4 mi
  • St. Armands Circle - 1 mi
  • Mote Marine Aquarium - 2 mi
  • Sarasota BayWalk - 2 mi
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - 2.5 mi
  • Island Park - 2.6 mi
  • Marina Jack - 2.6 mi
  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital - 2.7 mi
  • Florida Studio Theatre - 2.7 mi
  • Sarasota Opera - 2.8 mi
  • Siesta Key Public Beach - 2.8 mi
  • Coconuts Family Entertainment Center - 2.9 mi
  • Gulfcoast Wonder & Imagination Zone - 2.9 mi
  • St. Boniface Episcopal Church Labyrinth - 2.9 mi
  • Sarasota County Visitor Information Center and History Museum - 3 mi

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About Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Travelers can enjoy a beautiful seaside resort experience when staying at the Helmsley Sandcastle. The hotel is located on a 600-foot strand of private, natural white sand of Lido Beach on the Gulf of Mexico.

Guest rooms at the hotel are designed for maximum comfort. All rooms allow the fresh breeze from the ocean to enter and also face out to wonderful sea views. All guest rooms are equipped with amenities such as coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, mini refrigerator, iron with ironing board, complimentary WiFi access, and complimentary morning newspaper. Wonderful beach and watersport activities await guests outside the hotel property. Other enjoyable services offered by the hotel include two heated pools, onsite restaurant and lounge, gift shop, meeting facilities, and business center.

Area attractions situated near the Helmsley Sandcastle include the South Lido Park, Mote Marine Aquarium, and the St. Armands Circle.

Floors: 4, Hotel Rooms: 179
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The Building

  • Number of Floors: 4
  • Number of Rooms: 179
  • Number of Buildings: 7

General Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shops Or Newsstand
  • Ballroom(s)
  • Elevator & Lift
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Air Conditioned Public Areas
  • Private Patio

Guest Services

  • Full Room Service (Limited Hours)
  • Atm & Banking Services
  • Complimentary Newspapers In Lobby
  • 24-Hour Front Desk Support
  • Laundry & Dry Cleaning Services
  • On Site Security Guard
  • Laundry Facilities

Dining & Drinks

  • Breakfast Available (Surcharge)
  • Coffee Shop/CafĂ©
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Restaurant

Online Access

  • Free Wi-Fi

Business Facilities

  • Full-Service Catering & Event Planning
  • Multiple Small Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center Services
  • Large Conference Rooms
  • A/V Equipment

Leisure Options

  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Private Beach
  • Beach Cabanas Fee
  • Arcade & Video Game Room
  • Private Beach - Direct Access
  • Sun Loungers - Beach

Parking

  • Free Guest Parking
  • Limited Free Parking
  • Plenty Of Self Parking
  • Free Parking

Pet Policy

  • No Pets

Luxury Services

  • Beach Towels
  • Concierge Services To Assist You Throughout Your Stay
  • Multilingual Speaking Staff
  • Porter & Bellhop

Wellness Options

  • Health & Fitness Center

Check-in / Check-out

  • Check-Out Time: 11 AM
  • Check-In Time Begins: 3 PM
  • Check-In Minimum Age: 21

Accepted Credit Card

  • Carte Blanche
  • Diners Club
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Visa
  • JCB International
  • Discover

Room Amenities

  • Access Via Exterior Corridors
  • Room Window Opens
  • Coffee & Tea Maker
  • Complimentary Locking Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cribs Available
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Extra Beds/Rollaways Available
  • Makeup Vanity & Shaving Mirror

Room Electronics

  • Personalized In Room Refrigerator
  • Premium TV Channels
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Personal Climate Control
  • Cable TV Service
  • HBO Channels
  • AM & FM Clock Radio
  • Voicemail
  • Free Wi-Fi

Room Luxury

  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Electronic & Magnetic Room Keys
  • Free Daily Newspaper
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Avg Rating 3.8 of 5 based on 37 Verified Reviews

They stayed. Now they have their say.

  • Love it

    “Been there 5 times and will return. Great staff. Funky but very cool place. All amenities you could want. Beautiful beach. Best pool bar ever.”

  • Fun and Funky Old FloridA

    “This is the kind of place that will be gone in 20 years and we'll all mourn. It's only 4 stories, elevator for the disabled. Choose your room carefully: garden or gulf view! others not so great. Pools are beautiful, Gulf is beyond beautiful and this is one of the rare hotels that still has direct beach frontage. Food's okay--but there's loads of great places to go. We had a great time, nice to have covered parking, staff very friendly. Rumor, as of January 2014, is that the hotel has been sold and further rumor is that the place will be razed and replaced by a high rise hotel. (This from the staff who had a meeting while we were there,) I love old, independent hotels with character....”

  • Ants in your pants

    “We woke up on a sunny morning and when my husband took his shower the bathroom was being taken over by ants. We finally got someof the outside and when walking to breakfast met a man with a spray can so I asked him if it was for ants and he said. He would spray the room while we were out. There was no way we could stay in that room for another day so we requested a change and the hotel was very good about that. I am not saying we would never stay there again because of the convenient location but I would think twice about it.”

  • amazing

    “Hotel was very clean and I loved that you just had to take a few steps outside and you were at the beach. The one thing I through was negative was that they charged a fee to use the beach umbrella. I will come back again:)”

  • loved it!

    “This is our 3rd year coming here. We love it!”

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Room Rates & Availability

Starting from $168 per night

Room, 2 Double Beds (Gulf Front)

Two double beds. Gulf of Mexico view. In two- or four-story building. 324 square feet. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Direct-dial phone with voice mail. TV with...

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Free Wi-Fi

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Poolside

Two double beds. Pool view. In one- or three-story building. 288 square feet. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Direct-dial phone with voice mail. TV with complimentary HBO....

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Free Wi-Fi

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, No View

Two double beds. North side view (this room category has no view). In three-story building. 252 square feet. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Direct-dial phone with voice...

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Free Wi-Fi

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Check-in Time: 3:00 PM  Check-out Time: 11:00 AM

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