Overview of Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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3.7 / 5Good
2,330 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning



Popular LocationLido Beach2 min walk
Popular LocationSt. Armands Circle3 min drive
RestaurantColumbia Restaurant3 min drive
RestaurantCha Cha Coconuts Tropical Bar3 min drive
AirportSarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.)14 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Room, 2 Double Beds (Gulf Front)

    Room, 2 Double Beds (Gulf Front)

    Room amenities

    • 324 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Poolside

    Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Poolside

    Room amenities

    • 288 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Room, Courtyard View, Courtyard Area

    Room, Courtyard View, Courtyard Area

    Room amenities

    • 340 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

    Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room amenities

    • 252 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Standard Room, Accessible

    Standard Room, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • 398 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

    Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • 252 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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About this area


Located in Sarasota, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach is on a private beach. Those looking for an activity can check out Siesta Key Marina, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Lido Beach and Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and Coconuts Family Entertainment Center are also worth visiting.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lido Beach - 2 min walk
  • St. Armands Circle - 3 min drive
  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium - 5 min drive
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - 7 min drive
  • Siesta Key Beach - 17 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Candlelight Dining Room — 1 min walk
  • Pool Bar — 1 min walk
  • Columbia Restaurant - 3 min drive
  • Cha Cha Coconuts Tropical Bar - 3 min drive
  • Cafe Epicure - 7 min drive

About this property

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

3-star hotel on the beach, near Lido Beach
When you stay at this beach hotel, you can enjoy umbrellas and sunloungers. All 176 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, room service and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include free local calls, hairdryers and laptop-compatible safes.
Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach offers 176 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features laptop-compatible safes and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include telephones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and free toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

Self parking (surcharge)

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

Beach volleyball
Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Children's games
Children's toys
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


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

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage

Languages spoken


Business services

Business centre
Meeting rooms


Beach loungers
Beach umbrellas
Private beachfront location


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
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


Free toiletries


37-inch flat-screen TV
TV/satellite channels


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



Check-in between 3:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per day.
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room (up to 30 lb/14 kg)

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per night.

Payment types accepted at this property

American Express
Diners Club

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 28.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Health club access
  • Shuttle service
  • Business centre/computer access
  • Internet access
  • In-room coffee
  • Self-parking
  • Parking

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 20 for adults and USD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
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Guest reviews

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4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Ocean view was the only thing nice about this so called resort

Stayed 1 night in Mar. 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

Everyone knows it's dated, heck it was built in 1953. Although the rooms are a little musty, our bed was clean, the bathroom and shower were clean and updated. We weren't there for the room however, we were there for the beach and other services around the resort. It was very nice, the Tiki Bar staff was incredible, drinks were very good, pools were very nice, food was terrific.

Stayed 3 nights in Mar. 2020


    Great service and food but rooms were not updated at all!

    The exterior grounds were extremely well groomed. Pools were clean. Food was terrific and staff was extremely friendly . The rooms, although as clean as they could be, were musty smelling and outdated. The building exterior was not maintained well. The pillars were rotting at the bottom and there was plastic lattice in place of rungs on the railings.


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The property is extremely tired and run down. The room was not so clean, and in the face or the coronavirus, this was a concern. We checked out of the hotel early on the morning of 3/18 due to the Coronavirus closing some of the hotel services. My wife and I are requesting some credit. Please advise

    Stayed 7 nights in Mar. 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Staff & service, amenities


    Stayed 1 night in Mar. 2020