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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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Private beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
2 outdoor pools, a heated pool
Double Room, Courtyard View | Balcony
Double Room (Gulf Front) | Balcony
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

3.0 star property
3-star beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Lido Beach

6.4/10 Good

1,368 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL, 34236
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurants and pool bar
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Room service
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Lido Beach - 2 min walk
  • St. Armands Circle - 22 min walk
  • Siesta Key Beach - 25 min drive
  • IMG Academy - 27 min drive
  • Mall at University Town Center - 30 min drive
  • Turtle Beach - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.) - 19 min drive


  • The Old Salty Dog - 6 min drive
  • Morton's Gourmet Market - 10 min drive
  • Pacific Rim - 10 min drive
  • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - 11 min drive
  • Walt's - 12 min drive

About this property

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach puts you 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lido Beach and 1.1 mi (1.9 km) from St. Armands Circle. After taking a dip in one of the 2 outdoor pools, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the pool bar. Other features include a terrace and a garden. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 176 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room, up to 30 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service

Travelling with children

  • Children's games
  • Toys

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Beach volleyball
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • 7 buildings/towers
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Heated pool


  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

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

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 28.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Beach access
    • Beach loungers
    • Beach towels
    • Shuttle service
    • Business centre/computer access
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • In-room bottled water
    • In-room coffee
    • Laundry facilities

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 4.00 and USD 17.00 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15 per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per pet, per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Lido Beach Sandcastle
Sandcastle Lido
Sandcastle Lido Beach
Sandcastle Lido Beach Resort
Sandcastle Lido Beach Sarasota
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Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Sarasota
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Sarasota Helmsley Sandcastle
Sandcastle At Lido Sarasota
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Frequently asked questions

Does Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?
As of 1 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach on 5 December 2022 start from NZ$347, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 30 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 75 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but arcadeland (24-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as volleyball. Additional recreation on-site includes volleyball. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a private beach and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include The Old Salty Dog (2.6 mi), Morton's Gourmet Market (5.4 mi) and Pacific Rim (5.4 mi).
What's the area around Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach like?
Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is a short 2-minute walk from Lido Beach and 9 minutes' walk from South Lido Park. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Will stay again
Very nice. Clean room and good service from Magda at check in Katherine at check out and our housekeeper Rose. Thank You. Yes the property can use an update but the room was clean and service from the restaurant and bar was fantastic too.
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

LISA, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Taylor, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Therese, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

flea bag
flea bag the place is a filthy mess needs major work.
Susann, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice Beach Resort
Nice resort right on the beach. Pool tiki bar, on site restaurant, 2 pools, beach chairs and umbrellas. The hotel has an Old Florida feel. We went right after Hurricane Ian but the staff had straighten everything up and the resort was back to hosting many weekend guests. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The resort is pet friendly. The resort provides a shuttle to St Armand’s Circle for added dining and shopping options.
Michael, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Use to love this place
There were alot of FEMA workers which is understandable but when they stay up all night it disrupts the guests. The wall in the bathroom had a chunk out of the wall which is unsafe. L I ved the Tiki bar and most of the staff. One only wanted to serve those that gave high tips.
4-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Terrible place, dirty, dated not worth the money
James, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Sandcastle lido beach
Hotel is run down. My room had ants wallpaper was peeling.Had a nice beach viewand the pool was nice.They seemed to be doing repairs.
Kenneth, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Yaneira, 1-night family trip
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