$134 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 20, 2014 Check-out: Aug 22, 2014

Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

3 stars
233 BEN FRANKLIN DRIVE, SARASOTA, FL 34236
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
187 reviews
Excellent view!!

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

  • Money Bags GS
  • Jun 6, 2014
family vacation

great location at the beach, very nice view at the ocean, very clean, room service is great, the... See full review

  • maurice1234
  • Aug 16, 2013
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

Hotel Map

27.3143 -82.5792
Nearby airports
Tampa International Airport, (TPA), 50.00, MI, N; Sarasota-Bradenton Int'l Airport, (SRQ), 8.00, MI, N;
Area description
Resort, resort

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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

Rooftop SandDollar Restaurant
Our Rooftop SandDollar Restaurant features floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Gulf of Mexico! Breakfast and dinner is served daily in the SandDollar. On Sundays come and enjoy our champagne brunch!
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.

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Guest Reviews (187)

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

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
187 out of 187
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

84% would recommend to a friend.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Likapersonal
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Money Bags GS
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
debfar
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mom of Great kids
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
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Great location to St. Armand Circle

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kristie Beach Fanatic
Tampa, Florida
Apr 28, 2014

Great Location

This hotel is in a great location. Short walk to St Armand's Circle and right across the street from the beach. We went with the beach view, which was definitely worth it to watch the sunset.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We were not impressed with the mexican restaurant and St Armand's circle. Way too expensive and not so great food. Blue Dolphin Cafe was delicious for breakfast though.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wilburton
Michigan
Feb 26, 2014

Great Location

Very nice room, friendly staff, close to attractions. Will stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bosrican
Boston, MA
Jan 22, 2014

Great value

Staying at the Holiday Inn was great. The location (if you're looking to be close to a beautiful beach) is awesome, and within walking distance to St. Armands and good restaurants. The service was great. The hotel needs a bit of a facelift (they are currently remodeling it, which is great), but otherwise a good value. I would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Kids under 12 eat free.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
maurice1234
kansas
Aug 16, 2013

family vacation

great location at the beach, very nice view at the ocean, very clean, room service is great, the people at the front desk are very helpful and very nice. cross the street to the ocean, couldnt ask for better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Karla17
Kissimmee FL
Jun 18, 2013

Loved the location!!!

Walking distance to Armand Circle... Loved the service and the restaurant....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
baldy2u
northern virginia
May 1, 2013

great 3 day getaway

extremely nice and helpful people they go beyond the limits

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
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