$164 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jun 10, 2015 Check-out: Jun 11, 2015

Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

3 stars
View map of 233 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
113 reviews
First trip to Sarasota

Couldn't have asked for a better location. I wish I would have asked for a room higher up for a... See full review

  • Christy T.
  • May 5, 2015
Excellent view!!

Excellent hotel and will be staying again , the beach view is amazing! See full review

  • Money Bags GS
  • Jun 6, 2014
Lido Beach hotel with Gulf views, dining, pool, gym, free Internet

The 3-star Holiday Inn Sarasota Lido Beach is situated on the beaches of Lido Key, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Guests relax at the outdoor heated pool or enjoy some time on the beach with chairs, towels and toys provided by the hotel before heading to nearby St. Armand's Circle for shopping and dinner. The hotel's own rooftop restaurant offers tasty Floridian cuisine with great views over the Gulf -- the perfect place to enjoy the sunset over a glass of wine. Corporate guests will appreciate the meeting rooms, business center and free Wi-Fi.

Highlights
  • 3-star hotel located on Lido Beach, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico
  • Outdoor heated pool with poolside dining and tiki bar
  • Sand Dollar Dining Room serves Florida fare and views of the gulf, kids eat free
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
Rooms

The Holiday Inn Sarasota Lido Beach offers 135 comfortable guest rooms. All rooms come air-conditioned, and have satellite TV, a coffee-maker and mini fridge. Guests who choose a suite enjoy stunning views of the Gulf from floor-to-ceiling windows as well as a spacious living room, wet bar and private bathroom with a whirlpool tub. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms.

Features

Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the Holiday Inn Sarasota Lido Beach is a 3-star hotel located on Sarasota's Lido Key. Guests find themselves steps from the stunning white sands of Lido Beach where the hotel provides loungers, towels and beach toys for the tots. Relax at the peaceful outdoor heated swimming pool.

 

Corporate guests take advantage of the hotel's meeting space, business center and free Wi-Fi access.

Dining

The hotel's own rooftop Sand Dollar Dining Room, where kids eat free, serves Florida-inspired cuisine with a stunning view over the water. Signature dishes include tilapia sauteed with lemon butter caper sauce. Enjoy poolside dining and happy hour specials at Coconuts Tiki Bar.

Transportation
  • Sarasota bus service (SCAT) (Outside hotel)
  • Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (6.7 mi/10.8 km)
Attractions
  • Lido Beach (Outside)
  • St. Armand's Circle (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Mote Marine Laboratory (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (5.3 mi/8.5 km)
  • John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (6.2 mi/10 km)
  • Siesta Key Beach (10 mi/16.1 km)
Business
  • Event and meeting space for up to 120 people
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Catering available
  • Business center
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access

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Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Concierge desk
In-Room Safe
Porters
FAX
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Temperature control
Computer in Room
Ironing board
Bath tub

Dining

Sand Dollar Dining Room
Sarasota's only roof top gulf view dining room. Serving breakfast and dinner daily.
Kokonuts Tiki Bar
Enjoy casual poolside dining at Kokonuts Tiki Bar and lounge. Open daily at 12 pm. Sunset Happy Hour Daily.
Kokonuts Lounge and Tiki Bar
Kokonuts Lounge and Tiki Bar serves great daily drink specials, as well as a happy hour from 4pm-6pm every day. You can enjoy a cocktail in the lounge or get a margarita on the pool deck. It is the hot spot for all your sunset celebrations.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
113 out of 113
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Christy T.
Business
N/A
May 5, 2015

First trip to Sarasota

Couldn't have asked for a better location. I wish I would have asked for a room higher up for a better view. I had a gulf view on the 2nd floor which was really nice but higher up would have been even better. Ate at the restaurant on the 7th floor several times & never disappointed. Short walk to St. Armand's. Staff great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lisa B.
Business
N/A
Feb 17, 2015

Pleasant stay

I had reserved an oceanfront king room and asked for one that was renovated. I was put in a renovated room which was very nice, however it was directly over the entrance, so I looked at the roof of the awning in front of the hotel and had a limited view of the beach. Having said that, the room was very nice. Amenities in the bathroom were useful. I was there for 4 days, so having a refrigerator in the room was great for storing bottled water, yogarts, milk, etc.. I didn't need to buy breakfast. If you don't have a Ritz-Cartlon budget, I'd definitely recommend the hotel for anyone wanting a good location, nice rooms and a very pleasant & helpful staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lorraine S.
Business
N/A
Feb 9, 2015

Great vacation

We enjoy staying at this hotel because the location is terrific and so is the staff and a good value fir the price

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
joe11
Business
michigan
Oct 8, 2014

great trip

Overall had a great stay. Some of the staff were a bit stuffy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Demien
Business
Gainesville, FL
Aug 26, 2014

Nice Hotel At Beach

nice clean room, Bay View. beach across the street - you can pick stop where to stay from you room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
panther 101
Business
pittsburgh
Aug 17, 2014

Less than average.

The hotel in a dire need for renovation. I would not go back again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Likapersonal
Business
Greensboro NC
Jul 7, 2014

Basic

This Hotel is just Basic, but the location is wonderful in front of a clean and amazing ocean , and walking distance to international restaurants we enjoy a lot stay in Sarasota, we had a wonderful and relax trip! The Holiday restaurant is just ok, I ate just one time, the restaurants in Sarasota is much better!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Crab & Fin Le Macaron Venezia Captain Curts ( the best Clam Clowder) in Siesta Key beach

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Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Money Bags GS
Business
Tampa fl
Jun 6, 2014

Excellent view!!

Excellent hotel and will be staying again , the beach view is amazing!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
debfar
Business
North Carolina
May 25, 2014

Out dated air conditioning and rude staff

The room took forever to cool down and maintain a consistent temperature. Front desk staff acted as though they were "bothered" when approached with questions and/or information. The bathroom floor was dirty, a used contact was stuck to the floor--not ours.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mom of Great kids
Business
Orlando
May 4, 2014

Room smelled and was dirty

This hotel is in Prime location....but our room was sooo old, rundown, smelled like urine. The bathroom was beyond disgusting.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Great location to St. Armand Circle

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