$132 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 3, 2014 Check-out: Nov 5, 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
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

Hotel Map

27.3143 -82.5792
Nearby airports
Sarasota-Bradenton Int'l Airport, (SRQ), 8.00, MI, N; Tampa International Airport, (TPA), 50.00, 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.
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room 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

3
5.01.0
well versed traveler
Business
tampa
Jan 18, 2011

ok, not worth price

stayed there before for years. The location is great right on beach. However, the check in clerk was grumpy old lady. And the staff is not top notch as they were years ago. The sliding door wouldnt open to go on porch. The fitness room door didnt work.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Floridian@heart
Business
Toronto, Canada
Jan 13, 2011

The worst place ever!

Roaches, Roaches and more Roaches, need I say more!!!

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lemo
Business
Northern Virginia
Jan 8, 2011

Sunset on the Gulf

Excellent location, beautiful view, friendly staff. Room was rather noisy-plumbing sounds in the walls or something. The bathroom was in need of updating or refurbishing. The pluses certainly outweighed the minuses!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

We enjoyed Siesta Key and the local band at Gilligans. A popular local gathering spot as best we could tell.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ottawa, Canada
Jan 3, 2011

Great location

We did not utilize the hotel for more than a place to sleep so cannot comment on their services; the hotel decor was dated; our rating is based on the great location in relation to the beach, the "circle" of shops/restaurants within easy walking distance, and the short drive to downtown Sarasota.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ohio
Dec 17, 2010

One Day Stay

Local atmosphere is great. Lots to do in the quaint town. Right on the ocean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Sep 27, 2010

Hotel review

The rooms need better patches on ceilings and bathroom walls. Also the shower drain was clogged with hair.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
B Law
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Aug 29, 2010

Great Gulf Coast

The location is perfect along with the price. We stayed on the 6th floor with view of the gulf. Directly above us was the restaurant where kids eat free which made meals here probably the cheapest of the whole trip but with the best view! Room was large and clean. In addition to the location and awesome dining experience the people made the experience that much better. Everyone was very personable and extremely friendly. From providing helpful tips on what to do in Sarasota to giving both of my boys extra special deserts, this is the place to stay. We will definitely stay here again next time we visit Sarasota!

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Kids eat free. Great breakfast buffet and dinner was tasty! Best view in Sarasota from the 7th floor, full glass wall view of the the Gulf.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Powhatan, VA
Aug 25, 2010

Great for traveling with handicapped!

We have been here before with my 92 year old mother and knew they had nice handicapped facilities. When we arrived, they had upgraded us free of charge, for a deluxe room. We had to pass, unfortunately since it was not handicapped accessible. The staff was very friendly and the food and view from the 7th floor restaurant was fabulous! If they had handicapped rooms on the Gulf side, the place would be perfect. I called an inquired and they don't. That would be the only improvement. You fall out the front door, walk across the street and you are in the Gulf!!!! How perfect is that?

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

St. Armand's circle for shopping and dining!!

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lucky4LfClovr
Business
Spring Hill, FL
Aug 18, 2010

Great hotel

Great hotel. The location was unbeatable, walking distance to tons of shops and restaurants and right across the street from the beach. We had a Gulf View room and the view was amazing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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
Anonymous
Business
D.C.
Aug 14, 2010

friend getaway

relaxed and enjoyed the beaches

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

Business

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