THE HELMSLEY SANDCASTLE HOTEL

THE HELMSLEY SANDCASTLE HOTEL

1540 Ben Franklin Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236 United States (USA)
View Map 1-800-230-4134
3.0 Star Beach property
27.3043-82.57099
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Very Good
4.0/ 5

Based on 757 guest reviews

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  • Outdoor pool at hotel
  • The Avg. Group Saves 18.9%!
  • Access to gym on-site
  • 179 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 4 floors in property
  • Check out: 11:00 am
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 10.0/10
  • 4 meeting rooms in property

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Local Attractions

John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, St. Armands Circle, Selby Botanical Gardens, Mote Marine Aquarium, LeBarge Sightseeing and Sunset Cruises, GWIZ Hands-On Science Museum, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Myakka State Park

Verified Reviews of The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Older rooms but everything you need right on the ocean!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
We stayed at Helmsley Sandcastle for two nights. We would recommend it as the location was perfect! Right on the ocean. It is older but clean and quite large rooms. We had a fridge and safe in ours. It's a great place for kids too: two pools, outdoor area with games and a ping pong table. I would not hesitate to stay there again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
04-Apr-2014 Verified Review

Customer Reviews of The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel

4.0 out of 5.Based on 757 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

Located on 600 feet of private beach, directly on the Gulf of Mexico. This full-service resort offers superb service and amenities. Featuring two restaurants, sidewalk café, lounge with live entertainment. Offering two pools with full service beach recreation including sailing, aqua-cycles, kayaks, volleyball…and much more. The famous St. Armands Circle is just a mile away with over 150 shops and restaurants. Specializing in small to moderate sized groups. FREE WIFI THROUGHOUT THE PROPERTY.No resort fee.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00 pm
Check Out:11:00 am
Year of Last Renovation:2010
Floors:4
Rooms:179
Corridors:All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:80
Handicap Rooms:6
Suites:5
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:4 View Spaces
Meeting Space:2010 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 120 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:On-site
Dist. to Nearest Gym:On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours:5:00 pm to Midnight
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
30 days for entire group and 48 hours for individual reservations.
Nightly Parking:N/C
Typical Group Deposit:flexable
Total Taxes:12.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax:12.00%
Food and Beverage Tax: 7.00%
Audio Visual Tax: 7.00%
Other Tax: 7.00%
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 6.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 8.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 8.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 9.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost:20.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 8.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 5.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Games room
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

8 miles to Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport. Tampa Airport one hour north.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel.

Feel free to use the The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Sarasota event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Lido Room29 x 35 x 121015--/70--50302530--/--113102--
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Lido Room

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
1015 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
29 x 35 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Ballroom59 x 35 x 122065--/150--11070607015/--229207--
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Ballroom

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
2065 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
59 x 35 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
6
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Sarasota Room30 x 35 x 121050--/87--50302530--/--100105--
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Sarasota Room

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
1050 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
30 x 35 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Lobby Board Room19 x 17 x 10350--/----------15--/--------
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Lobby Board Room

Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
350 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
19 x 17 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System

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