Lido Beach Resort

4 stars
View map of 700 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236

Hotel Overview

3.8 /5
Overall score
76%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.7

The Lido Beach Resort is a beachfront hotel on one of Sarasota's most popular beaches. With its own private strip of pristine white sandy beach -- complete with Tiki bar and cabana rental --the hotel is an excellent place for guests looking for some beachside relaxation. The Lido Beach Resort also features two heated swimming pools with outdoor Jacuzzis and a tropical-themed sundeck. Enjoy casual dining at the Lido Beach Grille. Take the shuttle or walk to the upscale shops at St. Armand's Circle.

Location

The Lido Beach Resort is an intimate Florida getaway nestled on Sarasota's exclusive Lido Key. Sarasota County is home to the opera, ballet, symphonies, art galleries and annual festivals.

Rooms

The Lido Beach Resort offers several room types in the hotel's Main Building and South Tower. One and two bedroom suites are located in the South Tower and feature private balconies, full-kitchen facilities and breakfast bar, and luxury amenities. Accommodations in the Main Building are more casual, and some units feature kitchens with a microwave, stovetop, dishwasher and dining area. All rooms include individual climate control and free high-speed Internet access.

Property features

Guests looking for beach-side relaxation will love the premier beachfront location of the Lido Beach Resort. Rent a cabana and enjoy the stunning private beach, join in a game of beach volleyball or chill out poolside at the tropical-themed sundeck. Stroll or take the shuttle bus service to St. Armand's Circle for fine dining and shopping, or head to the hotel's casual Lido Beach Grille for fresh seafood dishes and panoramic skyline views. Top off the evening with drinks at the beachfront Tiki bar and watch the sun set over the Gulf.

 

The Lido Beach Resort also offers free Wi-Fi, a fitness facility, meeting rooms and a business center.

Highlights
  • Beachfront resort hotel on Lido Beach with cabana rental, beach volleyball and more
  • Two beachfront pools (one for families and one for adults), three poolside Jacuzzis
  • Garden area with waterfalls and reflecting pond
  • Restaurant, cafe and beachside tiki bar
Nearby attractions
  • South Lido Park (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • St. Armand's Circle (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (5.4 mi/8.7 km)
  • Siesta Key Beach (9.1 mi/14.6 km)
Business
  • 6,000 square feet meeting space including a ballroom
  • Catering services available
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Business center
Transportation
  • Sarasota bus service (SCAT) (Outside hotel)
  • Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (6.8 mi/10.9 km)
  • Shuttle to St. Armand's Circle available
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Lido Beach Resort Rooms

Beach Front 1 BR 2 BA Suite
The Beach Front One Bedroom/2 Bath Suite come with full kitchen facilities and breakfast bar, separate bedroom(s), private balconies, high-speed Internet access and a full line of luxury amenities.

All of our accommodations feature:

• Refrigerator • Microwave • Coffeemaker • Hair dryer • Ample closet space • Complimentary high-speed internet access • Sealy® Posturepedic Elite Plush Top bedding • Keyless entry • Individual climate control • Ceiling fan • 25" remote color television • In-room entertainment system including pay movies, Nintendo® and Web-TV • Data port telephone with voicemail • Electronic safe • AM/FM clock radio • Full size iron and ironing board

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

27.3108 -82.5747
Area served
Sarasota
Nearby airports
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SQR); Tampa International Airport (TPA); St. Petersburg - Clearwater International Airport (PIE); Ft. Myers - Southwest Regional (RSW)
Area description
The Lido Beach Resort is an intimate getaway nestled beachside on Sarasota's exclusive Lido Key on Florida's west coast. Also known as "Florida's Cultural Coast", Sarasota County is home to the opera, ballet, symphonies, galleries, museums and annual festivals.

Dining

Cafe' Lido
Enjoy made to order breakfasts, a great lunch selection, and a dinner menu that will tempt even the most discriminating palate.
Tiki Bar
Located poolside, our Tiki Bar serves outstanding frozen libations while looking out over the Gulf of Mexico. Join us every afternoon for complimentary happy hour appetizers.
Christopher's Tropical Fine Dining
Join our award winning chefs for an array of exotic preparations as well as the best view in the region. In addition to dinner, Christopher's Breakfast Buffet provides a hearty morning meal with a great view of the Gulf and downtown Sarasota.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Located eight stories above Lido Beach, our 6,000 square feet of function space can be configured to fit your next event. Sarasota, Fl makes an ideal setting for events of all types and the Lido Beach Resort can accommodate your every need.

All meeting rooms offer complimentary high-speed Internet access along with wireless 'hot-spots' in most public areas throughout the resort. Wireless connections are also available at the pool area, which includes the Tiki Bar.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 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 (38)

Ratings and reviews for Lido Beach Resort

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
38 out of 38
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.7

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Lido Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shelly
Business
N/A
May 28, 2015

Couples Getaway

We went to Lido Key Resort on recommendation of a colleague. We saw it was member of Opal Group, which includes some very high end properties. Hotel was ideally located on beach and near St. Armand's, but we thought it would be more upscale given the price. We were in the 3 floor building vs. the neighboring 8 floor building (which appeared to be more modernized). Our building and room needed some TLC, but i believe property is undergoing renovations.

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

Business

Review of Lido Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
FADY A.
Business
orlando
Apr 6, 2015

Fairly good

THought it would be more luxurious than that ... But very good value of money.

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

Business

Review of Lido Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Phyllis C.
Business
great barrington
Jan 22, 2015

This place is tired

The housekeeping was great, but not the front desk. Location is fabulous. that is all I have to say

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

Business

Review of Lido Beach Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Phyllis C.
Business
great barrington
Jan 12, 2015

The room we were given was dreadful

We ended up upgrading so we did not have to stay in that room. The hotel is tired. And..even with our upgrade.. we were placed in a room that was noisy and not at all pleasant. There were plenty of empty rooms to which we could have been assigned. Housekeeping was good. The people at the service desk did us a favor when they acknowledged our presence and talked to us. I would not recommend this hotel,

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

Business

Review of Lido Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Michill
Business
sebring Fl
Dec 1, 2014

Perfect Getaway

We stayed for a night and had an amazing time, the hotel is what you need, is neat and clean, you walk to the pool and you are at the beach, the sunset is beautiful.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Circle

Review of Lido Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Reemy420
Business
Orlando, FL
Nov 25, 2014

Nice little getaway spot

While this place isn't flashy, it does surprise how nice it is. The rooms are simple and clean, but there is much more to this place than the rooms. The closeness to the beach cannot be beat. The shuttle into St. Armand's Circle is such a great asset. Not having to drive after a day on beach and evening at the bars and restaurants is the best. It is the kind of place where you can park you car for the weekend and not have to move it again till you leave. Great staff. I really like this place.

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

Business

Review of Lido Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
rosaq
Business
Tampa, Florida
Sep 7, 2014

Great getaway!

Perfect location right on the beach. Very close to shopping and vibrant night life. Free shuttle to St. Armand's Circle, but, it is in walking distance if you prefer. Very polite and professional staff, always smiling and willing to assist with any needs.

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

Business

Review of Lido Beach Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Shark teeth hunters
Business
Tennessee
Jul 2, 2014

Bed bugs

First night there, after showering we went to bed - when we woke up, we had so many bites on our bodies. Couldn't get anyone to answer the room phone and when I tried calling from my cell phone, it just kept on ringing. I was refunded the $75 that was charged for the "Resort Fee" and was told since I booked through this site, nothing else could be done for me. The location is awesome, you're right on the beach. They have a Keurig in room, so that's nice but only offer BOLD, dark coffee. A HUGE red snake came slithering around the KID pool and the pool guys that were out there when it happened just stood around and did nothing. The only good thing about this 'Resort Hotel' would be the location and the Keurig coffee maker. I did not enjoy getting eaten alive by freaking bed bugs. We will NEVER stay there again.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

If you have kids and want to hunt for Shark teeth, head on down to Sharky's Beach in Venice, FL - it's about a 30-40 minute drive. Rent for $5 a clam digger dohicky so that you can sift - you get to use it all day. We had loads of fun and if you like Seafood, the restaurant there was DELICIOUS!

Review of Lido Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Armando super dad
Business
Orlando, Florida
May 26, 2014

nice resort

Great view for the price. Room wasn't suppose to be ocean view but it was partial view ocean view. Only issue was the mattress cover was heavily stain. I wish we didn't remove the sheets of by accident. Good food and service.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to st Armand circle but resort also has a complimentary taxi to it m

Review of Lido Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
GG65
Business
Tampa, Fl
May 19, 2014

Be careful

Make sure that you know what kind of view that you will have from your room. We had a lovely view of the tar roof and ten different a/c units! In addition, we were never able to connect to the internet with any of our devices! I guess that's why the WiFi is free! The beach was nice, and the area is beautiful. However, be prepared to spend your hard earned money!

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Take the shuttle to Armands Circle. The area is beautiful and peaceful. There are so many nice shops.

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