Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

1540 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States
+1 941 388 2181

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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
Thu 7/29
Fri 7/30
ProviderNightly total$167$196
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About Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
With a stay at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach in Sarasota, you'll be on the waterfront, steps from Lido Beach and a 3-minute drive from St. Armands Circle. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk.

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Rooms available at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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Fri 7/30
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Standard Rooms($247)
Standard room - Park view
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$247 totalExpedia
Resort Rooms($196)
Resort room - Lake view
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Double Rooms($266)
Double room - Water view
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King Rooms($318)
King room - Skyline view
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Queen Rooms($262)
Queen room - Courtyard view
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Other Rooms($167)
Other room - Sea view
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Amenities at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

  • 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

Reviews of Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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2.0 Bar

Hotel is in process of being torn down but this was not disclosed upon booking. Beach was unusable in front of hotel from construction, no heat in rooms (30’s at night), fridge didn’t work, toilet ran all night, room was not kept up well, hotel 99% empty & yet we were given a parking deck view. Should have disclosed they were under contraction. No room service bc of Covid already a negative but all this was too much. So sad. Horrible Christmas stay.

4.0 Mediocre

Room and staff

10.0 Excellent
Location was amazing, staff is very friendly, rooms are very clean, and there are many amenities for a wonderful family vacation. Very peaceful and relaxing.

Breakfast wasn’t included.

6.2 Okay
Housekeeping staff good. Room was clean . Bed was comfortable. Front desk staff friendly.

The room smelled musty upon arrival. The curtain over door hem falling out. Cracked wallpaper in 2 locations.

9.7 Excellent
Our view of the gulf was amazing. The staff was very friendly. Carly, the bartender, was amazing. Loved that there was a shuttle provided for St. Armand's Circle. Needs some updating but my sister and I will hopefully be back next year.
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1540 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236

What's nearby

  • South Lido Park411 yd
  • St. Armands Circle1.1 mi
  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium2 mi
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens2.5 mi
  • Sarasota Opera2.8 mi
  • Siesta Beach2.9 mi
  • Selby Public Library2.9 mi
  • Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall3 mi
  • Sarasota City Hall3 mi
  • Payne Park3.4 mi
  • Stardust Event Center4.5 mi
  • Ed Smith Stadium4.5 mi



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


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

  • Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is located at 1540 Ben Franklin Drive, 3.3 miles from the center of Sarasota. South Lido Park is the closest landmark to Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach.

  • Yes, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach offers free Wi-Fi.

  • No, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach does not offer free parking.

  • No, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is 6.4 miles from Sarasota Bradenton Intl. Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is 42.5 miles from Tampa St. Petersburg.

  • Yes, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is a pet-friendly hotel.

  • Yes, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has a pool onsite.

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Distance to city center

3.3 mi

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Nearest Airport

Sarasota Bradenton Intl

Distance to airport

6.4 mi