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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Star Rating
3 out of 5



3.7 / 5Good
2,214 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Lido Beach
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    St. Armands Circle
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
    5 min drive
  • Airport
    Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.)
    14 min drive

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    About this area


    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is located on the waterfront and in a walkable area with good shopping. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lido Beach and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Ed Smith Stadium or Sarasota Kennel Club. Our guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Lido Beach - 2 min walk
    • Popular Location
      St. Armands Circle - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Marina Jack - 7 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - 7 min drive

    Getting around

    • Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.) - 14 min drive

    About this property

    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

    A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include self parking, a business center, and dry cleaning. All 176 rooms provide free WiFi, room service, and flat-screen TVs. Free local calls, hair dryers, and laptop-compatible safes are among the other amenities that guests will find.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Self parking: USD 0 per day

    Food and drink

    • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: USD 20 for adults and USD 20 for children
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar
    • Room service available

    Things to do

    • Canoeing
    • Kayaking
    • Outdoor pool
    • Volleyball

    Family friendly

    • Dry cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Outdoor pool


    • ATM/banking services
    • Ballroom
    • Banquet hall
    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Front-desk safe
    • Gift shop/newsstand

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Porter/bellhop

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Business services

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms


    • Garden
    • Terrace


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


    • Beach towels
    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating
    • Linens


    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    • Towels


    • 37-inch flat-screen TV
    • Cable/satellite channels


    • Access via exterior corridors
    • Free local calls
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Laptop-compatible safe
    • Phone

    Nearby things to do


    • Boat tours
    • Ecotours
    • Golfing
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Parasailing
    • Scuba diving
    • Segway rentals/tours
    • Water skiing
    • Windsurfing
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    The beach and pool were great . The rooms were very old and dated.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    Nice view

    We loved that place are our second time there. The only thing that me made a little be disappointed was the sand beaches, last year was amazing, soft, clear (like a powder sugar) this time was different with a lot pieces shell, and sand was very hard to walk no more soft, I don’t know what happened there. And the second thing was the people worked there, the receptionist and the girl work in the bar close to the pool was very mad mood, I like to see happy people around me, specially when I’m in a beautiful place, with my family in a vacation. Other things was great, beautiful view, nice and warm pool, great breakfast close to everything!!!

    Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    I Loved the location I hated that the Air conditioning was not working properly. We had 2 rough nights due to the heat.

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019


    beach is nice. everything else is disappointing. Need serious renovation, everything is from the 90's. paid $500 plus for two nights second night AC broke could even sleep sweating all night with my 5 year old daughter and wife. We reported the problem with AC the first day and they did not fix it. At check out i mentioned it and they did not even say sorry or offer some kind of compensation . The only answer was 'oh yes the AC was down for the hole building' That was it. Will never come back or recommend it to anyone

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    great location and we got lucky with an upgrade to our room.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

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