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Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

3 stars
View map of 233 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
109 out of 109
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bosrican
Business
Boston, MA
Jan 22, 2014

Great value

Staying at the Holiday Inn was great. The location (if you're looking to be close to a beautiful beach) is awesome, and within walking distance to St. Armands and good restaurants. The service was great. The hotel needs a bit of a facelift (they are currently remodeling it, which is great), but otherwise a good value. I would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Kids under 12 eat free.

Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
maurice1234
Business
kansas
Aug 16, 2013

family vacation

great location at the beach, very nice view at the ocean, very clean, room service is great, the people at the front desk are very helpful and very nice. cross the street to the ocean, couldnt ask for better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Karla17
Business
Kissimmee FL
Jun 18, 2013

Loved the location!!!

Walking distance to Armand Circle... Loved the service and the restaurant....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
baldy2u
Business
northern virginia
May 1, 2013

great 3 day getaway

extremely nice and helpful people they go beyond the limits

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Beth Running Blogger
Business
Tampa, FL
Feb 12, 2013

Great location, nothing fancy

Perfect hotel for a little beach weekend. Right across the street from the beach and close enough to walk to St. Armand's. We skipped the pool b/c we were there for the ocean. Rooms were clean and the ocean view is worth the additional price. Breakfast buffet was so-so but not terrible by any means. Staff was very helpful and friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Head to downtown Sarasota for more dining options.

Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ed Golf trip
Business
Illinois
Jan 28, 2013

Good location

Basic hotel. Great location to St. Armands and the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

St. Armands shopping and dining is just around the corner.

Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Packer fan from the ville
Business
Louisville ky
Jan 3, 2013

Perfect location

Older hotel, and it shows. But the staff was first rate,the food excellent and the location right on the beach doesn't get any better. St Armand's circle is a five minute walk away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Maserati lover
Business
netherlands, Amsterdam
Jul 30, 2012

Good stopover at the beach

right at the beach, pick up clean towels and take a dive in the sea! Staff was helpful, bar at the pooll for burgers and drinks! Temperature of the pool was nice, especially at hot days!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Go definite to St. armand circle, 10 minutes walk, even along the shoreline. Nice restaurants and shops.

Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BronxMom
Business
fort myers
Jul 26, 2012

summer fun in Florida

Overall the locationof the hotel is great. Driving in area is beautiful and not to mention the access to the beach is awesome. The hotel provides beach towels and chairs.Walking to nearby St Armands circle makes you think you are faraway on a Carribean island. I would do it again.Great for kids and adults. The downside : room was a little moldy smelling(but thats the beach for you).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

there is a neat deli(Sorry can't remember the name but it starts w/ an "M") which serves Boars Head products and has breakfast/lunch. Friendly and very clean. Near the Hammock place. Stick to Ben&Jerry's for the tasty ice cream.

Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Beach Ann
Business
Sarsota, Fl
Jul 9, 2012

Great Beaching

We loved the beach here. It is across the street, but worth the twenty steps to get there. The beach is perfect for swimming with shallow waters quite far out. They provide beach chairs and beach towels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Breakfast buffet on the top floor restaurant is the best deal and the best view of the ocean.

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