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“Family Friendly Hotel with great location”
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Lido Beach Resort
Ranked #11 of 51 Hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We enjoyed our New Year's stay at the Lido Beach Resort. We stayed in the 1 bedroom junior suite which easily handled a family of 5 with 2 king beds and a sofa bed. Kitchen facilities made it easy to have breakfast in the room Pool and beach area is nice -- though the weather was colder than expected during our stay. There were plenty if cushioned lounge chairs for the beach.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Paul R
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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Thank you for your review and ringing in the New Year with us! I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit with us! Have a very healthy and happy 2014!

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Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

We had a large group for several days of business meetings. My room was right by the pool and close to the beach. The beach was clean and had a fantastic view. The food was great and they have great happy hour specials. Great value but it is dated.

Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
2  Thank TravelingLaxMan
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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2014

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Lido Beach Resort. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay. We have recently totally redone the Tiki Bar and Café Lido and look forward to working on the rooms in the near future. Thank you again for your review!

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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stayed in a junior suite for 6 days: great room on 10th floor overlooking the Gulf and room amenities were good. Also, the soundproofing was good, we heard very little from neighbors. However, we were expecting something more upscale for the high price. Many details in the room and bathroom showed plenty of wear and tear and really need major improvement: bathroom tiles, kitchen cabinet doors, refrigerator door did not close properly, blanket for the bed was tattered and torn, mattress was somewhat old. All service staff were very friendly and helpful, however. Outside amenities were good, especially the adult pool.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Barbara R
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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Thank you for your review of the Lido Beach Resort. I apologize everything in your room was not as it should be. I will certainly use your comments to address the areas you mentioned. I am pleased you enjoyed the location and the amenities we offer. Thank you again for your comments, they are very much appreciated.

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Reviewed 28 December 2013

We were guests at Opal's Samoset Resort in Maine and booked Lido for a 4 night holiday stay. Away from family over Christmas, we enjoy the atmosphere of higher end hotels for this time. First impressions : an absent, then uncommunicative bellman, rote-speaking front desk person, poinsettia's needing water lining the corridors and a tree in the small lobby. Oops ?Room overlooking the pool and Gulf was spacious but the bathroom needed work! Browned grout floor tiles, rotted ,painted-over moulding-eck.Tile floors not washed. Watched housekeeper and knew to wash anything before using and to wash feet before bed.We had no "deal",paid full price and doubt we'll return.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank MJ J
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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your review of the Lido Beach Resort. I am very sorry everything was not perfect during your stay. I am hopeful you will take the time to call me directly. I would love the opportunity to make things right and correct the issues you cited. I look forward to speaking with you personally.

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Reviewed 24 December 2013

I was looking for a property on the beach with a pool and hot tub; Lido Resort has both an adult pool and a kid's' pool as well as three hot tubs. In the same area is a Tiki Bar that offers a nice selection of light snacks and meals delivered to umbrella'd tables. I had a small suite with one bedroom and two bathrooms, small kitchenette and large balcony facing the Gulf. The fold out bed should be replaced as it was not an acceptable bed what with the springs that were practically poking through. Free shuttle to St Armand's Circle but we were so happy on the property that we hardly left.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Sylvia R
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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2013

Thank you for your review of the Lido Beach Resort. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay with the exception you mentioned. We truly appreciate your business and hope you will return again soon.

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Reviewed 22 December 2013

My husband and I had our honeymoon here. The staff were great, as was the room service food. Christopher's restaurant was nice as well... the best part? Our view! We were overlooking the beach... beautiful sunsets and sunrises, and a short walk from the always-on St, Armand's Circle.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank LittleLyn2013
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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2013

Thank you for your review and for choosing to spend your honeymoon at the Lido Beach Resort. Congratulations to you and your new spouse. We wish you a wonderful life together!

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Reviewed 7 December 2013

We decided while taking our Thanksgiving trip to Florida to visit family and this year was our 20th Anniversary we would take 1 night and do something special for ourselves. We booked a beachside king jr.suite at the Lido Beach Resort. We got a good rate and when we arrived the people were friendly, helpful and to our surprise our room was on the 14th floor! What a view! The room was big and comfortable and clean. My husband did notice that the air conditioning seemed to be laboring and checked the intake filter which was in much need of cleaning. The next morning upon checkout we spoke with the Asst. Manager Tim, who was incredulous and very apologetic and made adjustments for us the customer AND called maintenance to get to the 14th floor and start checking out every room for this problem right away. I would call this excellent customer service which is why they get 5 stars from me. We had a great stay, a beautiful view, and made another memory of our years together. That showed they care about their customers. Great job!

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank lizzisforevermom
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LidoBeachResortGM, General Manager at Lido Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

Congratulations on your 20 year anniversary! We are certainly happy for you and appreciative you shared that with us. I apologize for the air conditioning issue but am pleased to hear how it was addressed promptly. Hopefully, you will return to celebrate more anniversaries with us in the future! Thank you for your review and your business.

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Address: 700 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236-2011
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
Price Range: £170 - £369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lido Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 222
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beachfront location on Lido Key, an island in the Gulf of Mexico with easy access to downtown Sarasota. Featuring 222 suites, kitchenettes and deluxe guest rooms. Short stroll from the renowned shops and cafes of St. Armand's Circle. Beachfront pools - one for families and one for adults 18+ - hot tubs and oceanfront Tiki bar. Two restaurants - one on top of the hotel with panoramic views of Sarasota and the ocean - fitness room and 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. ... more   less 
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Lido Beach Hotel Sarasota
Lido Beach Sarasota
Lido Beach Resort Florida
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