$271 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Feb 11, 2015 Check-out: Feb 12, 2015

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
107 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

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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.
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 (107)

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

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
107 out of 107
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
Mycoman
Business
Indiana, USA
Mar 17, 2012

Spring Break

Great location. Easy to walk across the street to the beach and two blocks to the St Armands circle. Breakfast was great. They brought us a refrigerator for our drinks.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Downtown Sarasota is vibrant.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Letitia
Business
Norwalk, CT
Mar 1, 2012

Location location location

The staff was friendly and helpful.The lido being directly across the boulevard was magnificent......early run on the beach and watching the sun set at dusk....it was a restful and pleasurable stay....Letty P. P.S. Being able to walk to St Armand's circle was not too tough to take!!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
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
Joe Musquiz
Business
Katy, TX 77494, USA
Feb 15, 2012

Great Time

Wonderful. Couldn't believe the location and view.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
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
mvid
Business
tampa fl
Sep 26, 2011

Armands

ok but not worth the $$. Location is great but the hotel is very dated.

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Luv beach
Business
Orlando, FL, USA
Aug 16, 2011

Comfortable - bad experience at front desk

staff very friendly except for the lady at the front desk. Manager very kind

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Very short distance to downtown where you can find lots of nice stores .

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TRCMD
Business
Maryland
Aug 13, 2011

Lido Beach Again

Traditional Holiday Inn Experience. Dated, clean, wonderful staff, great location, reasonable rates, and will return again. Decent food, nice bar, nice pool, and 40 feet from the Gulf Of Mexico. What's not to like. Oh, I almost forgot. St. Armands Circle 2 minutes walk. Great restuarants, shops, and people watching.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

St. Armands Circle

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
C&S traveler's
Business
Lido Beach, Fl
Aug 7, 2011

Holiday Inn SARASOTA-LIDO BEACH-@THE BEA

Great location, helpful staff.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

St. Armand's Circle

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BIRTHDAY SUPER GIRL
Business
illinois
Aug 1, 2011

Fantastic family getaway

We had a wonderful time everything is within walking distance. All the employees were very nice.

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Peter - frequent flyer
Business
Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 1, 2011

Aged, but clean and friendly

The hotel is showing it's age, but the rooms are clean, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the location can't be beat.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to the Blue Dolphin Cafe on St. Armand's Circle for breakfast. Prices are reasonable, service is great, food is fantastic.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Columbus Ohio
Aug 1, 2011

Great stay

Hotel being right on the beach was great. Staff was helpful with dining suggestions, although nearby dining was pricy for a family on a tight budget.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Sweet Tomatoes buffet

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