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The front desk service was very poor and they seemed untrained. We tried the upstairs restaurant for breakfast, where we put our name in, yet was skipped over repeatedly, a "20 minute" wait turned into a 50 one. Even when we pointed out their mistake and it was confirmed, it kept happening. The WiFi only worked in certain places both in the hotel and in our room.

Great location, the ocean front suite was comfortable and nicely laid out. Easy parking, nice amenities. Construction next door was loud during the weekdays. The slider to the deck needed repair.

The good- Nice updated rooms, friendly staff, Covid procedures in place, Clean Adult only pool. Drift restaurant is a MUST - great food & sunset view! The bad - not enough lounge chairs at the pool & MANY are broken. Also need more umbrellas. "Private" Beach crowded with non-guests with huge cabanas & coolers. Also LOTS of kids at this resort NOT following masks & social distancing!

Loved the place! Great location clean and comfortable rooms.

This is a great family-friendly property right on the beach. The best rooms are in the Palm Tower but unfortunately, those rooms are often double the cost of the rooms in the smaller tower. Our room was OK. It faced the parking garage so it was very dark, the bathroom was tiny and the A/C was loud and oscillating all night. I would give this property an A+ for rooms facing the ocean in the Palm Tower and a B/B- for the rooms in the smaller building. The rooms do all have small kitchenettes which are handy. They just renovated their restaurant, called Drift, which is on the 8th floor of the Palm Tower and is BEAUTIFUL. The poolside tiki bar is great with 1/2 priced drinks & starters during happy hour. This is our 5th year staying at the hotel and while the location is great, I am thinking of booking us in the Westin next year which is brand new and has a rooftop bar and pool. The rates are about the same and it would be fun to explore more of downtown Sarasota!

I really liked the communication directly from the hotel prior to our arrival. We stayed in the beautiful, clean, and fresh beachfront tower. (Those who were staying in the older, original building were not as happy as we were - there is a very odd, musty, urine-like smell coming from those rooms. we were able to experience that on our last day after we checked out and were able to stay and utilize the hotel changing room/shower and restroom facilities). The view is absolutely divine, the beach is amazing, the beach towels are plush and the berry-infused water available everywhere were a huge plus. The hotel staff was kind and professional at all times, in all hotel and restaurant areas. The shuttle is awesome!

While the location of this property is amazing, we will not be staying here again. There was a very large roach in the bathroom. Because where there’s one, there’s probably more thus myself and my husband did not sleep well.

Starting with luxury, the hotel is spacious, and beautifully decorated. There are two curvy pools next to the beach and a gate on to the sand so you can play in the waves and collect shells. Tiki torches are lit in the evening and there is a wide range of meals types. Sunday brunch is awesome with great views from the 8th floor. Almost all needs are met before you even think of them but if you lock yourself out of your room, they make a new key for you without hesitation.

Very nice hotel, customer service was great, it is very clean, the shuttle service is very convenient

Wonderful, quick trip. The hotel has everything you need, good food, great pool, and nice beach. Walking distance to lots of restaurants.

Staff very friendly!!! Very clean, on the beach, walking distance to st Armand's circle! Just perfect! Only thing I didn't like is that there was a $35 resort fee/day that was a surprise 😏

We came in early morning and they gave us another room to sleep in until our room was ready at no cost. We encountered bad weather and they were flexible with us even though we had a 5 day room stay to go day by day. Nice keep up on the beach sand which got hit bad from rain due to hurricane Harvey. They were on it once our do not disturb sign went down to get our room clean. Lots of amenities and the day before we left and had checked out we were able to spend the whole day their and enjoy the outside amenities.

We had a great time, hotel was exceptional. We where on the first floor and liked the fact we didn't have to use the elevator every time we left our room. If I had to complain about something it would be all the carts that rolled past our room on that bumpy walkway, it seemed to start at 7:00 am and ended late in the day. It made it really hard to sleep in.

It was a nice family hotel. I am gay and was alone. My husband joined me later. The hotel was lovely. Nice, bright clean rooms. Great staff. I like kids, do the the family aspect was fine by me. However, others might be put off by the strong presence of kids and teenagers.

Resort hotel, updates rooms often. Beautiful beachside pools. Perfect for our family Thanksgiving weekend. Rooms with kitchens are good for families. Pricey but worth it. Poolside food service was very slow. No other complaints. We will return next year.

The Room is not confortable Neither the acces to the beach And the food menu is poor

The hotel labels their rooms as a suite, but it really is a one room studio room type. Don't let let it fool you thinking the bedroom and living room to be separate, its really all together because it is a studio room. I called Orbit to verify if it is two rooms and they said it is but it really was not they were lying because it turned out to be a studio room. MISS ADVERTISING!!! They found a way to trick the people because it does have a living room and a bedroom but it is all together and not separate at all like the advertised. If they called it a studio you would know its one room and would not be fooled and would be getting your monies worth.

Perfect location with ocean view at a reasonable price. Staff was friendly and helpful. Loved Tiki Bar and breakfast .

Benjamin Franklin Dr Sarasota FL

Hotel highlights

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

Lido Beach Resort places you next to Lido Beach and a short stroll from other popular sights like St. Armands Circle. This 222-room, 4-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a private beach and a restaurant.


Dining

This resort serves as home to a restaurant, which has ocean views, along with a bar. 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 AM.


Rooms

The 222 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Other standard amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and ceiling fans.


Property features

Guests of Lido Beach Resort have access to a private beach, 2 outdoor pools, and a gym. Valet parking is available for USD 25 per night. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. If you like to take your furry friend along on your adventures, this pet-friendly property offers food and water bowls. Other amenities at this beach resort include free WiFi in public areas, a spa tub, and conference space.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Kitchenette

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Traditional Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Beachfront

1 King Bed | 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchenette

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Lido Beach Resort

Everyone (12) Couples (11) Business (1) Family (8) Friends (1) Other (1)
2
Partner Couples

The front desk service was very poor and they seemed untrained. We tried the upstairs restaurant for breakfast, where we put our name in, yet was skipped over repeatedly, a "20 minute" wait turned into a 50 one. Even when we pointed out their mistake and it was confirmed, it kept happening. The WiFi only worked in certain places both in the hotel and in our room.

By on Jul 27, 2021

4
Partner Couples

Great location, the ocean front suite was comfortable and nicely laid out. Easy parking, nice amenities. Construction next door was loud during the weekdays. The slider to the deck needed repair.

By , from CT on Jan 24, 2021

3
Partner Couples

The good- Nice updated rooms, friendly staff, Covid procedures in place, Clean Adult only pool. Drift restaurant is a MUST - great food & sunset view! The bad - not enough lounge chairs at the pool & MANY are broken. Also need more umbrellas. "Private" Beach crowded with non-guests with huge cabanas & coolers. Also LOTS of kids at this resort NOT following masks & social distancing!

By , from pittsburgh on Jul 16, 2020

5
Partner Couples Family

Loved the place! Great location clean and comfortable rooms.

By on Jul 7, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Jan 25, 2020

4
Family

This is a great family-friendly property right on the beach. The best rooms are in the Palm Tower but unfortunately, those rooms are often double the cost of the rooms in the smaller tower. Our room was OK. It faced the parking garage so it was very dark, the bathroom was tiny and the A/C was loud and oscillating all night. I would give this property an A+ for rooms facing the ocean in the Palm Tower and a B/B- for the rooms in the smaller building. The rooms do all have small kitchenettes which are handy. They just renovated their restaurant, called Drift, which is on the 8th floor of the Palm Tower and is BEAUTIFUL. The poolside tiki bar is great with 1/2 priced drinks & starters during happy hour. This is our 5th year staying at the hotel and while the location is great, I am thinking of booking us in the Westin next year which is brand new and has a rooftop bar and pool. The rates are about the same and it would be fun to explore more of downtown Sarasota!

By , from Newport, RI on Jan 20, 2020

4
Everyone

By on Sep 28, 2019

5
Partner Couples

I really liked the communication directly from the hotel prior to our arrival. We stayed in the beautiful, clean, and fresh beachfront tower. (Those who were staying in the older, original building were not as happy as we were - there is a very odd, musty, urine-like smell coming from those rooms. we were able to experience that on our last day after we checked out and were able to stay and utilize the hotel changing room/shower and restroom facilities). The view is absolutely divine, the beach is amazing, the beach towels are plush and the berry-infused water available everywhere were a huge plus. The hotel staff was kind and professional at all times, in all hotel and restaurant areas. The shuttle is awesome!

By on Jun 10, 2019

2
Family Business Business

While the location of this property is amazing, we will not be staying here again. There was a very large roach in the bathroom. Because where there’s one, there’s probably more thus myself and my husband did not sleep well.

By on Jan 21, 2019

5
Everyone

Starting with luxury, the hotel is spacious, and beautifully decorated. There are two curvy pools next to the beach and a gate on to the sand so you can play in the waves and collect shells. Tiki torches are lit in the evening and there is a wide range of meals types. Sunday brunch is awesome with great views from the 8th floor. Almost all needs are met before you even think of them but if you lock yourself out of your room, they make a new key for you without hesitation.

By on Oct 30, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 18, 2018

Hello, We are glad to hear your enjoyed your stay at our resort. Please let us know if you ever have any further questions or comments. Best regards, Lido Beach Resort

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