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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

3-star3 stars
1540 Ben Franklin DrSarasotaFL34236United States of America

3-star beachfront hotel with restaurant, near St. Armands Circle
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Beautiful beach
Great pool
More comfort would be nice
Vibe is not too good
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From 1,513 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

from £127
  • Double Room, Courtyard View
  • Double Room (Gulf Front)
  • Double Room, No View
  • Double Room, Pool View

About Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

This Sarasota hotel sits on 600 feet (183 meters) of white-sand beach that meets the Gulf of Mexico. South Lido Park, St. Armands Circle, and Mote Marine Aquarium are within 2 miles.

Hotel Features.
The Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has a private beach and a fitness facility. Lounge chairs and beach towels are complimentary, and umbrellas are available at a surcharge. The Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. Room service is available during limited hours.

Amenities featured in guestrooms include hair dryers, coffee/tea makers, and refrigerators. Guestrooms have cable/satellite television with premium TV channels and HBO. Wireless Internet access and newspapers are complimentary. Guestrooms are accessible via exterior corridors.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 176 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-3 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Fitness facilities
  • Beach towels
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 7
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping (daily)
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Volleyball on site


  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach’s small print

Also known as

  • Sandcastle Resort Lido Beach Sarasota
  • Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota
  • Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
  • Sandcastle Resort Lido Beach
  • Sandcastle Lido Beach Sarasota
  • Sandcastle Lido Beach
  • Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
  • Helmsley Sandcastle Sarasota
  • Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
  • Sandcastle Resort Lido Beach Sarasota
  • Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

Deposit: USD 35.00 per night

  • Resort fee: USD 28 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Health club access
  • Business centre/computer access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Self-parking
  • Parking

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.00 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 8 and USD 10 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach


  • In Lido Key
  • St. Armands Circle (23-minute walk)
  • South Lido Park (9-minute walk)
  • Mote Marine Aquarium - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Sarasota BayWalk - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Quick Point Nature Reserve - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens - 5.9 mi / 9.5 km

Getting around

  • Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.) 18-min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 660 reviews

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
Beach view
Relaxing overnight stay
Samuel, gbFamily trip
Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
Very Good8.0
Good value for location
3 night stay while touring Florida. Fantastic location room straight on to the wonderful sandy beach. Large comfortable room but could do with updating. Lousy WiFi but room was furthest away from reception.
Chris, gb3 night romance trip
Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
Wonderful Sarasota break!
We have stayed at the Sandcastle Hotel on previous occasions, so that should say it all! I would recommend a gulf view if possible and cannot fault the cleanliness everywhere, quality of service and hotel location. The amenities were apt for us and a free shuttle is provided to take you to the centre for shopping and restaurants should you so wish. Perfect! I would have no hesitation in staying here again!!
Jill, gbTrip with friends
Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
Very Good8.0
Sandcastle hotel
Great hotel right on the beach, friendly staff , free shuttle to shopping and restaurant area was great so relaxing and sunsets amazing
Paul, gbFamily trip
Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
Very Good8.0
Lovely beach
Lovely location. The rooms overlooking the beach have a wonderful view.
Susan, gbTrip with friends

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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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