Stayed here in December for 4 nights after visiting the parks in Orlando. The location is fantastic with an incredible beach across the road. I've visited Mexico, Thailand and Malaysia plus several European beach resorts but the beaches in this area were some of the best I've ever seen. The sand is powder white with a snow like texture and most of the beaches were empty. Bliss!!
From the hotel it's a short walk to the shops and restaurants of St. Armand's Circle which was very handy.
The rooms in the hotel could really do with refurbishment. Our room was quite musty and the decor was tired. One thing we really would have liked was a light on the balcony so we could sit outside and not disturb our infant son sleeping early evening.
Our rate included breakfast which we really enjoyed as the food was good and breakfast is served in the rooftop restaurant with stunning views. Kristina was our server each day and made us feel very welcome.
Overall we enjoyed our stay but expected much more from the room, given the rate we were paying.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach Hotel Sarasota
- Holiday Inn Lido Beach
- Sarasota Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach Florida