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The Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Sarasota, FL
  • Location is the highlight of this mid-range hotel -- it's directly on a calm, clean white-sand beach with waters ideal for swimming and snorkeling
  • A 5-minute drive from the shops, restaurants and galleries of St. Armands Circle 
  • Rooms are showing their wear somewhat, but gorgeous views and complimentary Wi-Fi make up for it
  • Guests can dine outdoors looking out over the gulf at the restaurant and cafe
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1540 Ben Franklin Drive
Sarasota, FL, 34236
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Breezy private balconies overlook a tranquil Floridian scene, comprising white sand and turquoise water, at the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach in Sarasota, Florida. Between the million-dollar views and the convenient location, guests will have a hard time complaining about the somewhat tired decor in these reasonably sized rooms. 

A multitude of activities await, such as renting bikes or walking 10 minutes to St. Armands Circle, where a horse-drawn carriage can ferry travelers past quaint shops, fresh seafood restaurants and galleries featuring local artists. Or opt to hit a few balls at nearby championship golf courses, unwind in the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico or sip cocktails by the pool.

An on-site cafe serves a reasonably priced breakfast on a large, sunny patio, plus there's lunch served poolside. Seafood, steaks and drinks are available at the on-site Candlelight Restaurant and Lounge, or guests can walk back into St. Armands Circle and choose from a wide array of dining options.


  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access


  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets not allowed.

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.


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

    • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night
    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
    Mandatory Fees and Taxes

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

    • Resort fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night
    The hotel resort fee includes:
    • Internet access
    • Self 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.

Getting there

This hotel is 10 minutes from the Sarasota International Airport and cab fare will cost approximately $20 one-way.


  • 1540 Ben Franklin Drive
  • Sarasota, FL, 34236
  • United States

Customer Service

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Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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