$183 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 29, 2014 Check-out: Jan 1, 2015

Lido Beach Resort

4 stars
700 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
33 reviews
Perfect Getaway

We stayed for a night and had an amazing time, the hotel is what you need, is neat and clean, you... See full review

  • Michill
  • Dec 1, 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... See full review

  • Reemy420
  • Nov 25, 2014
Lido Beach hotel with private beach, pools, gym, dining

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.

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
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.

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.

Transportation
  • Sarasota bus service (SCAT) (Outside hotel)
  • Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (6.8 mi/10.9 km)
  • Shuttle to St. Armand's Circle available
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

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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

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:
1600
Check-out:
1100

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 (33)

Ratings and reviews for Lido Beach Resort

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
33 out of 33
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.7

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Disappointed of Florida
Business
Florida
Jul 28, 2009

Over Rated

Unhelpful staff on arrival who met questions about the room not being ready with a shrug of the shoulders and a "it will be ready when it's ready" attitude. There was nobody available to help with luggage. The room was a standard size, and with the exception of a LCD TV was dated and tired. The 2 pools were segregated into Adults only and family. The family pool was cloudy... obviously in need of some attention. There was a large group of adults in the family pool drinking heavily and creating a lot of noise. Whilst they were a friendly group it made the pool area feel more like a Grad Party than a peaceful seaside retreat. One last moan (sorry). There is a pond that runs between the two buildings at the centre of the hotel with fish and turtles in it. Could somebody please clean it! It was a dark swamp green with semi dead plants and occasional bits of trash. Very disappointed. Not what you expect of a 4* hotel in excess of $200 night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Long Island, NY
Jul 12, 2009

You can't get better than this.

From the very beginning, the entire experience was first class. When we arrived, they immediately upgraded our room. Then you can park your car in the parking garage right on the same floor as your room. The room was spotless and was kept that way for our entire stay. The staff was so friendly and the service was exemplary. The food in both the cafe and the Lido Grille was first class all the way. There were two pools, one for families with children and one for adults. The beach was paradise. The only thing about the beach was that there was a 3 foot drop to get to the water. That was the only drawback.

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: Long walk from hotel

The hotel provides a shuttle to and from St. Armand's Circle which is helpful because sometimes it is difficult to park.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Jul 6, 2009

Great location - worried about security

Convenient to St. Armands Circle for shopping and dining. Great location on Gulf. Small kitchenette helps to keep food costs down. Pool bar prices way too high! No control over who visits the pool or bar - alot of non-resort folks were using the pool bar, pool and facilities. This issue alone will force us to find another location next trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Pingree Grove, IL
Jun 20, 2009

Friend Reunion

Nice hotel for hanging at the beach and the pool. The hotel has a relaxing area by the fish pond where we just hung out. One night we ordered pizza and eat it out there and played board games all night. The pool was a little dirty due to the high winds and rain. Other than that we really enjoyed the hotel.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The hotel offers a free shuttle to St. Armand Circle which is a tourist attraction with restaurants and shops. The shuttle driver was great!! He dropped us off right at the circle and told us to call when we were ready to be picked up.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
michigan
Jun 2, 2009

fantastic getaway

great location staff friendly great pool and beach

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John and Lynn
Business
Pittsburgh,PA
May 26, 2009

25th Wedding Anniversary

Looking to do "not much of anything" the Lido Beach Resort was perfect for relaxing. The shuttle to the "circle" was very convenient. The kitchenette was handy and helped reduce eating expenses. The staff was friendly and efficient. The room was extremely quiet and the view from our private balcony was a nice feature.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

St. Armands Circle.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston, MA
Apr 19, 2008

Nice place

Friendly and helpful staff, rooms and grounds were very clean, pools were excellent never too crowded. Beach was great plenty of beach chairs available. The main building has double beds which were a little small for two people when you are used to a king size one so you might want another room for the kids. A 15 minute walk to St Armands circle, less than an hour to Busch gardens. Food was very good and reasonably priced. An excellent hotel and location I plan to go back.

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: Short drive from hotel

Long Horn steak house on Fruitville Rd. had excellent steaks.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cedar Rapids, IA
Mar 15, 2008

Relaxing and comfortable

We were extremely impressed. It was very clean, family friendly, relaxing and comfortable and reminded us of an all inclusive resort that we have gone to in Mexico for the past few years-BUT- it is much closer and easier to get to. We are already planning our next trip to the Lido Beach Resort, and plan to take our family back with us. The resort is close to many great restaurants, shopping, and areas of interest, not to mention the gorgeous beach. I'm packed to go again.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Great shopping and wonderful restaurants are close by in St. Armands Circle. Also, an aquarium and museum for the kids.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jul 20, 2007

A peaceful resort!

The Lido Beach Resort was an excellent place to stay. The rooms were clean and had plenty of amenities. Each room is equipped with serving sets of 4 if you chose to cook in the room along with a few pots and pans and utensils. There were plenty of places to enjoy yourself and relax, from the beach, to the pool, to an area that was botanical in nature with ample seating and shade. Located right on the Gulf of Mexico, you had a short walk to the beach to enjoy the sunset or to search for shells. Two swimming pools made it enjoyable becuase it was never crowded and a poolside TIKI BAR provided easy access to drinks.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

If you want a fun place to take the kids while staying at Lido Beach, go to GWIZ, the hands-on science museum.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Springfield, IL
Jun 11, 2007

Location

Nice pool, great beach, and close to shopping area.

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

Business

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