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Nothing like the pictures they show online, everything is old, it had mold in the closet of the room, on the balcony there were derivative concrete. They doesn't have enough of umbrellas in the pool area and the ones they have are all run down. They can't give me more pillow they only allow 2 pillows per room. You didn't even feel the AC it hot in the room. Anyway, nothing like the photos look on the Internet.

Rooms need updating, but other than that we enjoyed our stay.

2nd time there.nice

I really don't understand how to call it a hotel if a $ 40 / hour motel gives you better service. It is an old building where it has only two elevators and of which only one works. the door locks don't work properly, where you get to bathe and you can't find enough water to bathe, where you find a bathroom with a bad smell, they don't seem to clean them well, where the beach chairs are broken, where the parking lot is always full and you can't find where to park. that building must be demolished and made new. those dirty furniture those old beds everything is in bad shape. It is horrible and very different from what you see in the photos.

it was in a great location the hotel was a bit old

It's located right on the beach The condition of the property is very poor It's in desperate need of a total renovation

great access to beach...swimming pools nice.

Nothing like in the picture on website, we couldn’t stay all the end for our trip but have to stayed for one night the room floor very dirty and wet ! Anyway we never ever go back there again don’t judge me the service was nice but the room and bathroom I can’t even explain.

It's a VERY old place... needs an update bad. My room faced the packing lot, WHICH WAS NOT NOTED BEFOREHAND which was horrible and not worth the money i paid for it. The only good thing was the pool.

Property in need of major updates. Needs more than a fresh coat of paint.

it's very dirty. everything's old and stinky. the bathroom is full, the bathroom is not working, the carpeta is wet, no shampoo

Beautiful location but run down and dirty. No maintenance. Nothing like it used to be. Sad.

It was very clean, and staff very friendly. The beach is beautiful.

Great location on Lido Key-easy access to Lido beach-plenty of chairs and tables outside by 2pools(one heated)-nice breakfast outside to enjoy morning sun-will be back a hidden gem

Sandcastle is an older property and therefore it is cheaper than the others, and should be. While checking in, I heard a lady complain of tripping on the carpet. I chalked it up as a “Karen”. Well, she was likely spot on. I had several issues w my room: 1) Maintenance were in there when we arrived and had to wait 2) Phone didn’t work, but ok 3) Had to lift up bathroom door to close because of loose hinges 4) Very hard to turn on sink water 5) Broken curtain pull rod Not to mention the pool lights were mostly out which made for a dark pool at night.

Server stole from us, horrible rooms, ac sucked, dirty room.

Location is amazing. Pool area nice staff ok No fridge and outside areas dirty and old

Ben Franklin Dr Sarasota FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Private beach
  • 2 outdoor pools

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach places you next to Lido Beach and within a 10-minute walk of South Lido Park. This 176-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a private beach, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

All 176 air-conditioned rooms provide free local calls, laptop-compatible safes, and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and 37-inch flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

At Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, guests have access to a private beach, 2 outdoor pools, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, securing valuables, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a business center, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Room, Courtyard View, Courtyard Area

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Double Beds (Gulf Front)

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, Accessible

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Everyone (27) Couples (11) Family (32)
1
Friends

Nothing like the pictures they show online, everything is old, it had mold in the closet of the room, on the balcony there were derivative concrete. They doesn't have enough of umbrellas in the pool area and the ones they have are all run down. They can't give me more pillow they only allow 2 pillows per room. You didn't even feel the AC it hot in the room. Anyway, nothing like the photos look on the Internet.

By on Sep 7, 2021

4
Family

Rooms need updating, but other than that we enjoyed our stay.

By on Jul 20, 2021

5
Everyone

2nd time there.nice

By on Jul 7, 2021

1
Everyone

I really don't understand how to call it a hotel if a $ 40 / hour motel gives you better service. It is an old building where it has only two elevators and of which only one works. the door locks don't work properly, where you get to bathe and you can't find enough water to bathe, where you find a bathroom with a bad smell, they don't seem to clean them well, where the beach chairs are broken, where the parking lot is always full and you can't find where to park. that building must be demolished and made new. those dirty furniture those old beds everything is in bad shape. It is horrible and very different from what you see in the photos.

By on Jul 6, 2021

2
Everyone

By on Jun 23, 2021

5
Partner Couples

it was in a great location the hotel was a bit old

By on Jun 19, 2021

2
Partner Couples

It's located right on the beach The condition of the property is very poor It's in desperate need of a total renovation

By on May 9, 2021

5
Everyone

great access to beach...swimming pools nice.

By on Apr 24, 2021

1
Family with small children Family

Nothing like in the picture on website, we couldn’t stay all the end for our trip but have to stayed for one night the room floor very dirty and wet ! Anyway we never ever go back there again don’t judge me the service was nice but the room and bathroom I can’t even explain.

By on Apr 24, 2021

3
Everyone

By on Apr 13, 2021

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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