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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

1540 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236

+1 941 388 2181

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based on 1,673 reviews


Value for money

Located in Sarasota, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach provides an array of superior features, including 2 swimming pools and access to a private beach. The various facilities this charming resort features include a 24-hour reception, babysitting/child services and bicycle rental. Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has recently undergone refurbishment and offers laundry facilities, a games room and a concierge. Additionally, the multilingual staff are on hand to provide local information. The resort has 179 elegant rooms offering all the essentials to ensure a comfortable stay. They are also equipped with a hair dryer and a refrigerator. Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has its own on-site restaurant, ideal for those who wish to dine in. In pleasant weather, guests are welcome to enjoy their meals alfresco on the outdoor patio. Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is within a 20-minute drive of the resort, as are Sarasota Opera, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Ringling College of Art and Design. University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is also an easy car ride away.

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  • Private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Safe

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Designated smoking area
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Elevator
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapted bath
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Family rooms
  • Garden view
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Newspapers
  • Pool view
  • Storage available
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Bridal suite
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Raised toilet
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Private beach
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels
  • Balcony

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Table tennis


  • Heated pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Pool bar

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking
  • Shuttle service (free)

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Kids toys
  • Babysitting or child care


  • Fitness center

Places of interest near Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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1540 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236


Lido key0.6 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Ridley's Porch0.1 mi
Drift Kitchen & Bar at Lido Beach Resort0.5 mi
Lido Beach Grille - Sarasota, FL0.5 mi
Vernona Gourmet1.0 mi

Traveler Reviews

OkayBased on 1673 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • "Quiet, everything close, great beach." (in 271 reviews)
  • The staff was great and friendly! (in 189 reviews)
  • And the location was perfect (in 179 reviews)
Cons -
  • This property obviously needs updating. (in 75 reviews)
  • The hotel is disgusting. (in 75 reviews)
  • The beds were very uncomfortable. (in 38 reviews)

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Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is $25 cheaper than the average 3 star hotel in Sarasota. You can usually find a nightly rate of $172 when staying at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach.

  • Drive distance from Sarasota Bradenton Intl to Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach and vice versa is 6.4 mi and the overall drive time is about 19min. Driving time can vary based on the time of day and traffic.

  • With parking available at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, you could always rent a car for as low as $26/day and park it at the hotel. This would give you freedom while visiting Sarasota. Another more common option is to just take a taxi or rideshare service from the airport to Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach. The nearest airport to the hotel is Sarasota Bradenton Intl.

  • Yes, dogs and pets are welcome at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach.

  • Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach does have a restaurant on site that guests and non-guests can use. Ask the front desk for kitchen hours or call Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach at +1 941 388 2181. One of the easiest dining options for Sarasota guests staying in Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is to get room service, which is available to all hotel guests.

  • Yes, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has a pool that customers can use. Typically, hotel pools have restrictions based on the time of day so be sure to speak to the front desk before using the pool.

  • The city center nearest to Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is Sarasota, which is 3.3 mi away from the hotel’s front door. There, you can find Ed Smith Stadium, which is a popular sight in the area.

  • For assistance from an employee at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach please call +1 941 388 2181.

  • Yes, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • There is a fitness center available to Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach guests.

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