Most beautiful beach I've been to since the Don CeSar...quiet, clean & romantic. View of beach from hotel room is beautiful as well.
Hotel is just in poor shape. For the price, I'd definitely go elsewhere. I think this is what a Motel 8 or 6 or whatever, must be like. Tub was so dirty I had to wear my flipflops to take a shower...so of course I didn't want to walk on the carpet either. TV remote and clock radio, both too nasty to touch. I realize it is an old hotel, but come-on, Holiday Inn used to have a standard. I even checked the mattress for bed-bugs (thank God I didn't see any)
Pictures show hotel ON The Beach... You actually have to cross 2 lanes of traffic to get to the beach. So...you have the vehicle traffic drowning out the sounds of the waves.
Ate at the restaurant on 7th floor. It was virtually empty, now I know why. The prices 'absolutely outrageous'. Tiny (I mean tiny (2 oz) glass of house wine $6.00. (A bottle cost $5.99 at Walmart). Ordered nachos & cheese...worst ever had in my entire life (ssuper greasy chips & mozzarella/cheddar cheese made it one big stuck-toogether mess..who'd think they would not use nacho cheese??.)
Lady at front dest, was nice, but really didn't give a hoot. Just smiled asked if she should call another hotel down the road for us to stay !
Location was very nice to walk to St Armands Circle... other than that only ok...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on a barrier island, off the coast of Sarasota, The Holiday Inn Lido Beach is just steps from the powder white sand of Lido Beach and only two blocks from over 140 upscale restaurants, shops and galleries on St. Armands Circle. Featuring a sophisticated, yet 'Florida Casual' decor, The Holiday Inn Lido Beach combines the relaxed atmosphere of a beach resort with the amenities and services of a full service hotel. ... more less
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