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Convenient to beach and walking distance to food and shopping

The facility was clean and adequate. The restaurant was only open for take out because of covid bs. The staff is why we enjoyed our stay. Every single one of them were super professional (desk, house keeping, restaurant, bar) and friendly. Best staff I've encountered in a very long time...and I travel a lot.

Our view was amazing and the staff was very polite and helpful

Incredible view of the Gulf and so close to beach and St Armand's Circle...Location is the best asset!

I liked Armand Circle and the beach. The hotel room looked outdated and expensive for what it is.

Everyone was super friendly and courteous. In our ever changing world, it was wonderful to see such hard workers. We had to wait for breakfast and other meals longer, because the staff was so short handed, but we didn’t mind because everyone was happy and helpful and all the guests were were great about everything too.

The room was not worth the price. The location, however, was. This hotel needs major updates. When we got to our room I noticed right away that the sheets were stained and needed to be changed. Because of Covid we were given the sheets and had to change them ourselves. I didn’t enjoy making the bed on my first kidless vacation! The floors and bathroom were unsightly. The shower was questionable at best. We had to take lukewarm showers one day and other guests complained about it too. Red Tide was in season so we used the pool and that was nice. Towels and water were included in the $25 per day fee. One thing I can say is that this hotel had superb customer service. The staff (especially Jayme) was on it with a smile at every request. We would have gone to another hotel if it wasn’t for the staff. Overall, I hated our room but loved our view. The amenities were meh but the customer service was too notch. I would not stay here again.

The location is amazing. You can literally just walk across the street to the beach or down the road to shopping and restaurants. The front desk people were very friendly. The room on the other hand was pretty gross. There was pizza and trash left in the room, dresser drawers were dirty, and the shower/tub was really old and moldy.

Great gem on Lido Beach

I liked that it was in front of the beach

Rooms is not cleaned at all. Bathroom door lock was broken, can’t close the door, TV didn’t work Dust everywhere on the furniture.

Nice beach front 3 star level quality hotel less than half a mile from St Armands circle with friendly staff it was exactly what we wanted

Location to the beach and St. Armands Circle. Pool with food and bar service.

Location was excellent. Rooms were overpriced for condition.

Beach was right across the street, quick walk to St. Armands circle.

Ben Franklin Dr Sarasota FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Lido Beach and St. Armands Circle
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota, an IHG Hotel places you next to Lido Beach and within a 10-minute stroll of other popular attractions like St. Armands Circle. This 3-star hotel has 135 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

This hotel serves as home to a restaurant, which has ocean views, along with a lobby lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All 135 rooms provide balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Free newspapers, free local calls, and safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota, an IHG Hotel have access to an outdoor pool, a gym, and free WiFi in public areas. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and free newspapers.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, City View (Mobility)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 8

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 8

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, City View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (32) Couples (15) Family (15) Friends (1) Other (3)
4
Partner Couples

Convenient to beach and walking distance to food and shopping

By on Oct 7, 2021

5
Family

The facility was clean and adequate. The restaurant was only open for take out because of covid bs. The staff is why we enjoyed our stay. Every single one of them were super professional (desk, house keeping, restaurant, bar) and friendly. Best staff I've encountered in a very long time...and I travel a lot.

By on Sep 10, 2021

4
Family

Our view was amazing and the staff was very polite and helpful

By on Aug 10, 2021

3
Family

Incredible view of the Gulf and so close to beach and St Armand's Circle...Location is the best asset!

By on Aug 6, 2021

4
Family

I liked Armand Circle and the beach. The hotel room looked outdated and expensive for what it is.

By on Aug 4, 2021

5
Partner Couples

Everyone was super friendly and courteous. In our ever changing world, it was wonderful to see such hard workers. We had to wait for breakfast and other meals longer, because the staff was so short handed, but we didn’t mind because everyone was happy and helpful and all the guests were were great about everything too.

By on Jul 24, 2021

2
Partner Couples

The room was not worth the price. The location, however, was. This hotel needs major updates. When we got to our room I noticed right away that the sheets were stained and needed to be changed. Because of Covid we were given the sheets and had to change them ourselves. I didn’t enjoy making the bed on my first kidless vacation! The floors and bathroom were unsightly. The shower was questionable at best. We had to take lukewarm showers one day and other guests complained about it too. Red Tide was in season so we used the pool and that was nice. Towels and water were included in the $25 per day fee. One thing I can say is that this hotel had superb customer service. The staff (especially Jayme) was on it with a smile at every request. We would have gone to another hotel if it wasn’t for the staff. Overall, I hated our room but loved our view. The amenities were meh but the customer service was too notch. I would not stay here again.

By on Jul 24, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 24, 2021

Thank you for your detailed feedback. We strive to be the best at customer service and thank you for recognizing that and the effort of Jayme at our front desk. We are working to improve our hotel and hope to share exciting news within the next few months! We do hope you will give us another opportunity on a future visit to Lido Beach.

3
Family

The location is amazing. You can literally just walk across the street to the beach or down the road to shopping and restaurants. The front desk people were very friendly. The room on the other hand was pretty gross. There was pizza and trash left in the room, dresser drawers were dirty, and the shower/tub was really old and moldy.

By on Jul 22, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 24, 2021

We're regret to hear of the cleanliness issues in your room during your recent visit. We are working to improve our hotel and hope to share some exciting soon within the next few months.

5
Everyone

By on Jul 19, 2021

5
Partner Couples

Great gem on Lido Beach

By on Jul 18, 2021

Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota, an IHG Hotel

233 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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