Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

1540 Ben Franklin, Sarasota, FL 34236 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
3 Star Property
27.304295-82.570988
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3.5/5

Based on 1655 guest reviews

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  • Includes an outdoor swimming pool
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 5.0%!
  • Gym is available on property
  • 176 rooms in property
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • 7 suites in hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
  • Group booking rating of 10.0/10
  • 4 conference rooms in property

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Standard prices by room type for the next 60 days

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all discounts available. The chart provides the cheapest public rates available by room type.

Local Attractions

John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, St. Armands Circle, Selby Botanical Gardens, Mote Marine Aquarium, LeBarge Sightseeing and Sunset Cruises, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Myakka State Park
3.5 out of 5. Based on 1655 guest reviews

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: 176
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 179
Handicap Rooms: 5
Rooms with 1 Bed: 23
Rooms with 2 Beds: 141
Suites: 7
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 4 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 4480 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 150 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 5:00 pm to Midnight
Pool Info:
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM(2) outdoor heated pools
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: $25.00 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: 10.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 10.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 15.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 15.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 29.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 8.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 5.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features


  • 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.

Local Shuttle Info: Shuttle to and from St. Armand's Circle

Breakfast Information

Full American Breakfast Buffet or MenuRange: $12 - $20.00

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Previously known as:
The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Rate fluctuations of Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

The graph above is seasonality of room rates for both our group prices and the lowest online individual rates our system could find at the time the group bid was submitted. The best group/meeting discount shown is 48.7% in April 2019 and the highest average individual rate is $359 in the month of November 2019. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach.

Feel free to use the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach 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 Room 29 x 35 x 12 1015--/70--50302530--/--113102--
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Lido Room

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
1015 Sq. Mi
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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Ballroom 59 x 35 x 12 2065--/150--11070607015/--229207--
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Ballroom

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
2065 Sq. Mi
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
Photo of Ballroom
Sarasota Room 30 x 35 x 12 1050--/87--50302530--/--100105--
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Sarasota Room

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
1050 Sq. Mi
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
Photo of Sarasota Room
Lobby Board Room 19 x 17 x 10 350--/----------15--/--------
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Lobby Board Room

Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
350 Sq. Mi
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

FAQs about Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 pm based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 am based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach have?

There are 176 rooms in the property.

Is there any meeting space at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?

Yes, they have 4 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?

Full American Breakfast Buffet or MenuRange: $12 - $20.00

Is there a gym at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there a pool at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. 6:30 AM - 11:00 PM(2) outdoor heated pools.

Can I get a group rate at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach?

Yes, you can get room block and/or discount for a group if you need 10+ rooms per night. The average groups saves around 5.0%.

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