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Lido Beach Resort

Sarasota, FL
  • Budget-friendly oceanfront option with newly renovated towers
  • Spectacular sunset views from the eighth floor restaurant and bar
  • Splash on the private beach or cool off in one of two freeform pools overlooking the ocean
  • Shopping at St. Armand’s Circle is a five-minute drive on the free hotel shuttle
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700 Benjamin Franklin Drive
Sarasota, FL, 34236
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The Lido Beach Resort has a split personality. The four story low-rise tower is the budget-friendly option that past guests say is outdated and badly in need of renovations. The multi-story tower is fresh and modern with positive feedback on TripAdvisor from those who’ve stayed there.

Other than the disparity between the two towers, both share the oceanfront location and over 300 feet of private soft sand beach. For those who don’t like to get sandy, there are two separate freeform pools overlooking the ocean, one for families and one adults-only. Have it your way and splash with the kiddos or enjoy a quieter immersion. Towel service and chairs are included on and off the beach, as is the spectacular sunset show at night.

Grab a bite at the laid-back Tiki Bar or make your own lunch back at your room. Nearly all of the rooms and suites have full kitchenettes, saving you the hassle and expense of overpriced meals. Included daily are two large bottled waters and a free bag of microwave popcorn.

When you’re ready to take a break from the sun, the hotel has a free on-call shuttle to take your to nearby St. Armand’s Circle, a mini-island with stores and boutiques encircling a central park.

Be sure when booking your room to request the renovated tower, otherwise your experience might be less than stellar.

From the press:
  • “Superb Gulf views can be found at this stylish beachfront resort” -- Frommer’s


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)


  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Parking (fees apply)
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.


  • Standard check-in time: 4pm.


  • Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests

  • Three children under age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child under age 2. Extra beds are available on request. Charges may apply and will be added to your bill at the hotel.


  • Dogs (maximum weight: 30 pounds) are allowed on request, and will be charged a one time fee of $100 (subject to tax) for the first three nights and $25 (subject to tax) each night thereafter. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.


  • A resort fee of $25 per night (subject to tax) applies; it includes in-room bottled water (2 per day), in-room bag of microwave popcorn (1 per day), wireless Internet, pool towel service at the resort pools, beach chairs for use on resort's private beach, self-parking, daily shuttle service to and from St. Armand's Circle (8 a.m.–10:30 p.m.), fitness center, daily newspaper, business center for computing and printing needs, and unlimited local calls and toll-free number access.


  • 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

  • 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.

    Know Before You Go
    • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.


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

    • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per pet, per stay
    • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee
    • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 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

    The charges below are included in your overall room price:

    • Resort fee
    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

The Lido Beach Resort is approximately 20 minutes from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. A taxi is approximately $32 plus tip.


  • 700 Benjamin Franklin Drive
  • Sarasota, FL, 34236
  • United States

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: 1-877-966-0000

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

Questions? Check out our FAQs or give us a call.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

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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