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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
3 stars

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

1540 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States
Sarasota, FL
See location+1 941 388 2181
C$ 225

rate per night

based on 1152 reviews
1,152 reviews
Room type
Nightly total
Standard Room
C$ 225
Double room
C$ 233
King room
C$ 274

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About Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

  • Resort Room
    Enjoy the many amenities of the resort
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Situated in Sarasota, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach provides charming 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool and a private beach. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

There are a range of amenities available to those staying at the resort, such as a 24-hour reception, bicycle rental and babysitting/child services. Additionally, the multilingual staff are on hand to provide local information.

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach features elegant rooms equipped with a hair dryer and a refrigerator.

The resort's restaurant is available for breakfast, providing guests with an enjoyable dining experience close to their room. Room service is also available at certain times.

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is within a 20-minute drive of Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, 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 around a 20-minute drive away.

Latest deals for Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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Standard Room
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2 double beds
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.
Prices are based on 1 night including GST, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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

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.
  • Disabled Access
  • 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

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business centre
  • 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


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


  • 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
  • Eco tourism
  • 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

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available

Reviews of Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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2.0 Poor
Cons: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
Cons:Room and staff
10.0 Wonderful
Pros: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.
Cons:Breakfast wasn’t included.
6.2 Okay
Pros:Housekeeping staff good. Room was clean . Bed was comfortable. Front desk staff friendly.
Cons:The room smelled musty upon arrival. The curtain over door hem falling out. Cracked wallpaper in 2 locations.
9.7 Wonderful
Pros: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.
3.4 Poor
Cons:i stayed in room 147 that whole wing ac was done. They did not even bring us a fan for the room. This was are first time there and this place was very under comfortable with no ac in the room. they did not even tell us this when we checked in. We had to ear about it from other quest and they told us the office said they could do nothing about it. they did not even offer us to stay in there other hotel that was down the street.
9.7 Wonderful
Pros:Great Staff/ Customer Service. Location was perfect! HUGE BEACH! Great value for the money. Will be back soon! Victoria at the Front Desk was very helpful in giving us advice on things to do/places to visit, she made our trip!
8.8 Very good
Pros:Location was great, staff was great across the board. My room was 50 steps from the included beach chairs and umbrella set up by a attentive staff every morning. If your looking for a relaxing low stress beach vacation with the emphasis on your feet in the sand this is the place. I don't think the price can be beat. Ohh and the complimentary bikes that will get you to st Armand's in min was a huge bonus when it came to shopping and dinning! I don't think you can beat the value in this resort at a low price point!
Cons:Wish there was a high top table on the lani to open up the beautiful ocean view for morning coffee!
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Liked it all
Cons:Breakfast was a bit expensive for buffet style.
4.8 Mediocre
Pros:The locatiom
Cons:The room smelled moldy. Lacking counter space in the bathroom. Sink and tub looked dirty...seems permanently worn and stained. Horrible. They even painted the chrome tub drain with white paint rather than replacing it. Really bad. Will not return unless they remodel. For the price we paid, it was a complete joke. The staff was great but cannot make up for the bad rooms. Note that this was the second room they put us in. The first had a leak and the floors were wet!


1540 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236

What's nearby

  • South Lido Park386 m
  • St. Armands Circle1.7 km
  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium3.3 km
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens4.1 km
  • Sarasota Opera4.6 km
  • Siesta Beach4.6 km
  • Selby Public Library4.6 km
  • Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall4.8 km
  • Sarasota City Hall4.9 km
  • Payne Park5.5 km
  • Stardust Event Center7.2 km
  • Ed Smith Stadium7.2 km



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


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 285

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 439
Cheapest month to stay with an average 21% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 43% rise in price.
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Average Fri. & Sat. price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a room at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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Top tips for your stay at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in January and April.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, plan to stay on a Monday or Sunday. The most expensive day is usually Thursday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 300, while the most expensive was C$ 300.
  • How long should you stay at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 3 days.

FAQs when booking at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

  • Where is Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach located?

    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is located at 1540 Ben Franklin Drive, 5.4 km from the centre of Sarasota. South Lido Park is the closest landmark to Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at 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.

  • Does Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach offer free Wi-Fi?

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

  • How far is Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach from the airport?

    Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is 10.3 km from Sarasota Bradenton Intl. Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is 68.3 km from Tampa St. Petersburg.

  • Does Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach have a pool?

    Yes, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has a pool on-site.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach in Sarasota and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to downtown

5.4 km

Nearest Airport

Sarasota Bradenton Intl

Distance to airport

10.3 km