Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

1540 Ben Franklin DriveSarasota34236USA
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About Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Play or relax in the sand at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach. Located on a 600-foot stretch of white sand, the resort is inspired by Sarasota and Lido Key Florida style.

Guest rooms feature in-room coffee, safes, mini-refrigerators, irons and ironing boards, daily newspapers and Wi-Fi.

Guests can enjoy surfing, beach sports such as tennis or golf, swimming in one of two heated pools, participating in a personalized sailing lesson, biking on the beach and shopping at the on-site gift shop.

The resort features a coffee shop with breakfast and lunch options, a pool bar serving cocktails and a light menu, and the Candlelight Restaurant and Lounge, which offers a diverse menu and variety of drinks.

The Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is located a half-mile away from the island shopping center of St. Armands Circle, and is close to downtown Sarasota, the Sarasota Jungle Gardens and the Mote Marine Aquarium.


1540 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL, 34236, USA
Telephone: +1 9413882181 | Fax: +1 9413882655 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Features beautiful beach with great views.

You will enjoy relaxing on Sandcastle Resort's 600-foot stretch of white sand beach. Take in a fantastic sunset and enjoy swimming in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, or hang out and sunbathe during the day on one of the beach chairs. Get up early and go shell hunting - the beach is literally steps away from your hotel room. The beautiful view is the number one reason people choose to stay at this hotel.

Attentive staff.

Staff members at this resort have been found to be very attentive, genial and helpful. Employees strive to make guests feel comfortable.

Relaxing pool area.

Though there have been mixed reviews about the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach pool areas, for the most part, guests have enjoyed the fact that the pools come with plenty of sun loungers. The pool bar also has been given a number of accolades due to friendly and accommodating bartenders and delicious food.

Negative Reviews

Needs to be better maintained and updated.

The top complaint about this property has been related to maintenance. Many guests have expressed disappointment at the hotel's outdated and worn out rooms, room décor, electronics and bathroom fixtures. There have also been numerous comments about rust and mildew in the rooms as well as unpleasant odors. However, some guests also have mentioned that because of the hotel's close location to the beach, which may lead to instances of children tracking in sand to rooms etc., more luxurious rooms wouldn't be easy to maintain at this location.

Unusual resort fees.

Many visitors have found the daily resort fee to be excessive and completely unnecessary.

Lacking in amenities.

Visitors to this hotel have expressed interest in having more amenities, especially due to the higher cost of a stay at this property.

Rating Overview

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7.3 out of 10 based on 3801 reviews