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“Our Favorite Hotel on Lido Beach”

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Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach
Ranked #15 of 51 Hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We always stay here and love it. It is the perfect location to walk to St. Armand's Circle and the beautiful Lido Beach. It is always clean, comfortable and convenient to everything. We sleep so well here: a quiet, comfy sleep atmosphere. The hotel & beach cater to older couples who enjoy a relaxing, quiet beach getaway and we hope it stays that way!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Wow! Thank you and thank you for returning again and again!

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Pros: Beautiful views, clean room, pool that overlooks the beach with a bar right there, rooftop restaurant with gorgeous views, an omelet station on the weekends, and for dinner the catch of the day was excellent. St. Armand's Circle is really close for additional dining and shopping.

Cons: Water puddled in the tub, coffee maker did not work, but a staff member brought us fresh coffee, however, the coffee pot was still not replaced by the second morning. When we got around to turning on the TV, it did not work, but a serviceman came right away and fixed it. So the staff is pretty attentive.

Room Tip: Select a beacfront room with a balcony.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Thank you for your feedback. Very nice to know that your challenges were addressed quickly by our staff. We have a great location and look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

The Hotel is tired but clean, but it is about to go through renovations. Great location across the street from the beach, and walking distance to great restaurants and shopping. Try to get a gulf view room for the beautiful sunsets. Looking forward to staying there again, after renovations are completed - Hope the price does not go up :-)

Room Tip: gulf view rooms fills quickly, so book way in advance
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Thank you - we are working hard to improve our hotel, and make it a true beach gem! We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This hotel needs some work, but is currently undergoing some necessary upgrades. However, it is very clean and the location to the ocean is amazing! Great location for walking to a little area with lots of neat shops and restaurants. The drinks and food on site are excellent as well!

Room Tip: Definitely worth the price to have a balcony overlooking the ocean!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Thank you for your comments
We are working to improve our hotel - and make it just as special as our wonderful location.

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

I stayed here the first time I came to Sarasota to check out the area for retirement. Great location, would definitely come back! Two minutes to St. Armand's Circle and its' great shops and restaurants. Five minutes back to the city and all it has to offer.

Room Tip: Make sure you are facing the Gulf ~
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Thank you! Sarasota and her islands are a wonderful place to retire. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Just spent three days at this hotel during a family reunion. Hotel was OK but way overpriced. Cost us $517.00 for two nights. Hotel is showing it's age but they are remodeling it. We had Gulf view room that did have a great view.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2014

Thank you for you comments. We are working hard to improve the condition of our hotel, knowing a face lift is needed! We are doing our best to keep all of our guests informed of our progress, and please feel free to contact us directly prior to your next visit.

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Stayed here for one night while visiting family in an other part of Florida. I've been to Sarasota several times, but never experiensed it like this.

This is a great hotel to stay at if you don't want to or can't spend a fortune at a hotel. It's beautifully located at Lido beach with walking distans to charming S:t Armand's Circle.

Read some reviews indicating that it's old and not clean. Yes - it's not built yesterday, but the don't state they are. The bathroom isn't dirty, but old. The rooms are quite spacious and air condition, curtains and everything works as it should. They have simple plastic chairs and tables at the balcony, but they will do fine for a drink in the sunset, I promise you. It's a good hotel that gives you what you pay for.

The view from the balcony, facing the beach, is absolutley stunning! And we were on the third floor (so you don't need a high level room). The other hotels at any of the beaches will cost you at least twice as much but won't give twice the comfort and absolutley not a better view.

Room Tip: Pay a little extra to get a room with sea view. It's so beautiful!
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Kymberley M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2014

Wow! Thank you for pointing out all the positives of our hotel and location. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Address: 233 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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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 ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
Price Range: £155 - £306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 135
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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