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Review of Beau Lido Suites

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Beau Lido Suites
Ranked #22 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Orlando, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best by far for the price, again....”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

As other reviewers have said...it's not the Ritz....but you don't pay Ritz prices either. PLUS you get the best location in Lido Key....a few steps to dream beach and $4 a day public clean un- crowded public pool ,....a short walk to dream St Armand's Circle and short drive to all Sarasota has to offer. I don't know what the previous reviewer is talking about staff turning AC off.....the caretaker at Beau Lido is the most accommodating and never would do that. I've stayed there before and have nothing but good memories..... of course it is basic...but guests need to realize this is an option for those of us that just want CLEAN, QUIET, CONVENIENT, LOW PRICE.
Another great thing I love is the convenience of all being on ground floor and plenty of free parking at your door...another thing guests complain about not having the services of a "hotel".....if you want that, go to the hotels on the beach !!! this feels like my own apartment on the beach !! specially good for longer stays...in that case bring or buy the stuff you want.....or they will raise the prices !!! I do agree with another reviewer that owners could spend a little money and make it a lot more attractive and get more business ? but it must work for them this way....maybe they fill up in the winter....I always go in the summer and we are one of few people there.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Candler, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

The Beau Lido is a great small motel. The review stating the air conditioning was turned off at 8am, obviously has the wrong location because each room has their own guest controlled unit. IF the a/c was turned off at 8am, Michelle, TURNED IT OFF HERSELF! Please DO NOT believe this Michelle. There is another place near this one, owned by different people whose reviews talk about the central air conditioning and how it is often too warm in the small rooms. Beau Lido Suites has great amenities, the kitchens have large refrigerators, toaster, blender, enough place settings for more than 4 people, comfortable beds, great showers, and friendly accommodating staff. If you are looking for a place that is close to the best beach in Florida (I did grow up here and moved away), has great atmosphere, is comfortable and a great value, please look no further than Beau Lido Suites. We are going back in 2 weeks and will be staying here again.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Enjoyable little place to stay on Lido Key. Very friendly, responsive office staff. Rooms and amenities are clean and simple. A little bit sparse on kitchen amenities, good to know before you book. Great little place!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

This place is a great find! We only paid $75 a night for Friday through Sunday in August for a basic room that includes a kitchenette and a king size bed -- which can apparently be separated into two twin size beds upon request, or upon arrival of two gay men on vacay ;-) In any event, it is a block from the beach and a short walk to St. Armand's Circle. As an added bonus, there is a fully functional shuffle board! Okay, so it is a no frills kind of place, but the location is great and the price is right. Also, I didn't bring my black light, but the place seemed clean. I would definitely consider going back.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Beau Lido is Fantastic. While a slightly older motel, not like your fancy Holiday Inn a few hundred feet away that costs almost twice as much, THIS is a great place to stay. The staff are friendly and accomodating. We stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment that had two rooms, kitchen facilities with a full sized refrigerator, stove, toaster, blender, etc. The King bed was great, the shower adequate (we prefer just a shower and not one with a tub, although some of the rooms do have the tub/shower combo). You leave your dirty towels on a chair outside your room, and the staff leave replacements for you. We will definitely stay here again and recommend that you do too.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

I took a Basic room (most are suites with full kitchens), it had all the comforts: clean, good shower, MrCoffee microwave minifridge tv, bed is comfy, lots of clean fluffy towels, & the essential AC window unit + ceiling fan. This isn't a bleak modern hotel-style, but it's not at all sleazy: it's pleasant 50's-style cottages, pink & green tile bathroom, terrazzo floor! Lots of lawn & lawn chairs outside--very easygoing place to just hang out. Almost no one was around when i was there (mid-July), which seemed weird, but apparently that is off-season; no weekday crowds on Lido Key; it felt safe despite the empty sidewalks (to me, a single woman walking alone at night). A fine place for a self-sufficient-type traveler. Just steps to spectacular Lido Beach, 2 minute walk to St.Arm's. Peaceful, quiet; if you're here to party you should try Siesta Key instead. LidoKey (& St.Armands) feels upscale, so to find this relatively inexpensive lodging there was a pleasant find. Wifi signal didn't function but i was really there for the fine beach, the awesome shorebirds & the spectacular sunsets. I would (i will) go back!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

Beau Lido was great. A piece of old Florida. The cottage was very clean and quiet and comfortable. The location was ideal. Lido beach is very beautiful. My family lives in town and they were impressed. We can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Beau Lido Suites
Address: 149 Tyler Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236-2030
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Steps away from beautiful and serene Lido Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, Beau Lido Suites offers a relaxed an budget friendly escape. Central to the beach as well as the international shops and restaurants of St. Armand's Circle. Enjoy the sun and sand on beautiful Lido Key. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Beau Lido Hotel Sarasota
Beau Lido Motel
Beau Lido Suites Sarasota, Florida

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