Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 287
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by aiden55 Gulf Coast stay
Great time and stay at this property. The lady at the front desk was most helpful and kind. The room overlooked the ocean, it was nice we will go back again. The room was a little small but it was ok.
June 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by North FL Gal Spectacular View of the Gulf
This motel is in a prime location in Sarasota. It's within walking distance of St. Armand's Circle. The view of the Gulf is wonderful with a spectacular sunset.
The motel is currently being updated/remodeled. There was no inconvenience due to this. While being outdated, the room was extremely clean and so was the lobby area. I actually appreciated the "retro" look of our room.
All of the staff were friendly and courteous.
I recommend this motel and would stay again.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Travel junkie 222 Great location
This hotel has the best location on Lido beach. Easy to walk to St. Armond circle, easy access to the beach.
June 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Patti H Two day get away
I have stayed in this hotel many times. i have found the hotel service was not acceptable this time. Checked me into a room where people where inside, food and bev. don't even want to go there. If hotel is full no parking you have to park on the street. AC did not work good in my room. I do not have to complain i just wont stay there no more...
June 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sicilian Holiday Day Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota,FL
I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and it was a great experience. The Hotel Staff (front desk, housekeeping, restaurant, bar) were all helpfull and professionals which made my and family stay at the hotel more pleasant. The very close location with walking distance to the beach, restaurants and shops made our stay very relaxing. My room was facing the ocean and was very relaxing to seat outside my room balcony and view the ocean. I will defenaty will go back in the near future and stay at this same hotel.
June 20, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by M&IB Tiny, virtually unusable bathroom.
The room we received was an end room with a very small, virtually unusable bathroom. The room itself was quite small but reasonable. We are Platinum Elite customers and stay at IHG Hotels quite regularly and to be allocated a room like that leaves us very disappointed.
We were told at the front desk on checking in the Hotel was fully booked and that was the only room. I don't believe that as we had booked well in advance with my Priority Rewards PE account.
The way we were treated at check in was not nice and left us feeling uncomfortable. I might add next day we were treated very nicely by Paul at the front desk.
We visit Sarasota at least twice a year but we will be rethinking our accommodation arrangements.
June 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pcjk Excellent location and value
Very comfortable stay and very relaxing atmosphere. Would recommend.
June 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by werduffy Great weekend getaway
Overall experience was great! Awesome view and just a short walk from St Armand's Circle.
Check-in was fast and easy.
Gulf view is phenomenal!!
Room was great, BUT the bathroom definitely needs to be upgraded, very dated.
Dining room has a great view as well, food is decent.
Check out was just as quick.
Only issue was the nonexistent courtesy from the desk staff at check out. Only interaction was "Room number?" followed by "That's it".. No greeting or acknowledgement, didn't even make eye contact. Definitely night and day from check in.
Definitely will visit again!!
June 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by decker1111 convienence to armand circle
A very nice hotel and friendly staff. we only stayed 1 night and checked in late so did not experience all the hotel had to9 offer.
June 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by g-pa/g-ma great location, wonderful service
this is the second time in two years we have stayed at this hotel. neither time were we disappointed. the area is tropical and the hotel is within 50 feet of the beach. we especially liked the walking distance to st. armands square for dining and shopping. staff was great especially deb working the lounge. where most of the beach hotels at that time were over 200 a night. our room was alot less. great value for your dollar.
June 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Papa AND Nana 55 weekend getaway
We had requested a beach front room with a balcony; all was taken care of . We thought that Kara was great
June 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Retired64 Great view of Gulf beaches
This hotel was good for a weekend stay; easy access to the beach across the street. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good and the wait staff efficient. Free coffee in the morning outside the restaurant was appreciated - good for enjoying the balcony view of the Gulf in the early morning. The hotel has construction signs all over the hotel, but construction has been suspended because of tourist season. The room had new furniture and we enjoyed the new look. Three issues need to be addressed in the rooms; the bathroom needs to be remodeled, the a/c units needs to be replaced, and new blackout drapes are needed (they were very worn and dirty). We will stay at this hotel again because of it's location and the staff. It would be nice to see the rooms remodeled soon.
June 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Debbie52851 My first overnight in Sarasota
If you ever plan on visiting Sarasota, staying at the Holiday Inn Sarasota-Lido Beach -@the Beach is the best and only place to stay. It's just around the corner to St. Armand's Circle and across the street from the best beach.
Thank you for a wonderful relaxing weekend.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Granster Comfortable room and great hotel location
The hotel was nested on a pleasant drive along Lido beach . It is just a skip across the street in front of the hotel before you land on Lido beach .We had the ocean view so it was great looking off our balcony at the sunrise and sunset. I am a early riser, so I would head out to the beach searching for unusual sea shells, go to the restaurant on the top floor of the hotel for breakfast which is all glass windows so you can view the ocean while having breakfast. Then grab some coffee for my family from the complementary coffee bar just outside the restaurant , the rest of the family would now begin to get up . lol
June 10, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MrsMarvel Horrible Hotel
Cheap rooms for premium prices. Cheap furniture - drawer
June 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Food dude Relaxation at last
As a business traveler it is nice to have the occasional opportunity to enjoy a property with a view of the ocean.
This property is undergoing renovations but in reality if you are staying here it is because you want to be on the beach.
It was very easy to unwind after a day of work while looking at the beautiful view outside my room.
The staff was very pleasant and friendly from the wait staff, the maintenance team all the way to the front desk staff.
One employee in particular was Sara who was working the front desk.
From the moment she greets you you will feel as if you are the most important guest in the hotel offering to help with suggestions on local hot spots to helping assist with making future reservations.
I am looking forward to many returns to this property.
June 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by unhappy with holiday disappointed
i have stayed before and it was great! this time was a big disappointment
June 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by helio Nice place, comfortable and great service
very good location, great staff, big room and outstanding view
June 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Na from Chicago nice comfortable rooms with beautiful location
enjoyed our stay but wish the beautiful restaurant with a beautiful view was more inviting. Needs some help, wish I could get my creative hands on it. Also hoped for more guest advantages with paying such a high room rate. Overall a nice stay due to the location.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Magic Man Great view of Gulf of Mexico from room
This is our third visit to Lido Beach and we will be back agin. Love it here.
May 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyWife Great Location
We came to celebrate our anniversary. The hotel restaurant had the most amazing view of the water and beach during our breakfast ... really breath taking. The pool was great. The beach was right across the street and we were walking distance to St Armand's circle. The only down side was we could hear our neighbors through the connecting door ... they were a bit boisterous and there seemed to be a lot of them. It did not negatively effect our stay.
May 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Susan 68 Back to visit an old friend
My family and I have stayed at your hotel several times over a period of at least 16 years. As a matter of fact, my grandson, now 17 learned to walk on a weekend we stayed there.
I think the price of the room is a little bit high for the condition of the room. I know I am paying for location as opposed to a luxury room.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grannyof6 Absolutely AMAZING
The staff are friendly, room awesome. Service is the BEST!
I would highly recommend you take the time to visit this hotel.
Ocean Views are breath taking................
May 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JJCWRS Excellent Beach Location Hotel
Stayed here for 1 night due to excellent location on the beach. The location just cannot be beat. This is an older hotel that has not undergone a complete refurb so if you're looking for luxury, keep looking. If you want a room with an awesome view that won't break the bank, come here. If they could gut the bathroom and replace the carpet, and add a few more items to the breakfast buffet, I'd give a 5 star review. To no fault of the hotel, the carpet was sticky. I think this is due to the humidity, sand and probably people spraying sunscreens on IN the room.. the tub and countertop in the bathroom have to go. The 70's are calling and they want them back! :)
The breakfast buffet, for the price could have had just a few more options, but it met the needs for protein accompanied by gorgeous views of the beach.
The staff of this hotel are amazing.. Ask for Debbie at the bar and she will take GREAT care of you! :)
May 12, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Canitoranger Hotel in poor condition.
Air conditioner very old, did not cool enough and was extremely loud. manager on duty was very rude. Could not handle the phone and guests.
May 1, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Another Smith Awful room and not value for money
The location, the restaurant and the staff at this hotel are excellent. There it ends.
Our first room was out dated, had a bath in it that 'wobbled'; the drainage was poor and the condition of the room was scruffy at best. We had to fight the curtains to close them.
In fairness to the staff when we complained they moved us for the second night. This room was equally outdated with polystyrene ceiling tiles stained and hanging down. The bath did not 'wobble'.
This was the most expensive hotel on our stay in Florida - we stayed in five different locations all of which were IHG brands - it was without doubt the worst value for money and we feel thoroughly let down by the company. There was a time when the name Holiday Inn would ensure a decent hotel. We paid 'top dollar' on the assumption this was still the case and it has to be said we feel utterly cheated. It also has to be said that we have stayed in far better UK hotels than this place - that would not have been the case in the past - we looked to the US for quality. The hotel mention that refurbishment is underway, that being the case they should only rent out the refurbished rooms and not something far inferior at the same price.
We would not recommend this place to anyone looking for a bit of luxury - I was tempted to say old fashioned luxury - old fashioned the rooms are but far from luxurious.
April 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BW1992 Great Locatiion
Good Location,. Staff friendly and helpful ! Enjoyed our stay!
April 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Buckeye Fans Forever Great Location to beach, wonderful view, helpful staff, Great Pool!
We have stayed here many times. Love this hotel and location. Right across from Lido beach. Very relaxing to sit on your balcony and enjoy the beach view when you head back to the room or want to watch the sunset. We even watch the porpoises swimming in the ocean from the balcony. We have had several meals at the pool bar. Great cabana sandwich! Yum! And the food is very reasonably priced. The only issue I have at all is the water taste horrible. We always buy a jug of water on vacation to keep in our room but the water with dinner had a really bad taste to it. Not sure what that is about as we didn't ask. Just didn't drink it. The fridge in the room is also very nice to have.
April 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Scotts62 Family Vacation
This was our third time staying at the Hotel. The room was showing it's age and was not the cleanest. We loved the balcony overlooking the gulf. The pool was very nice and the staff were very friendly and usually helpful.The hotel is older and the rooms have not been updated. They are small and the bathrooms are old. The faucet leaked.
We understand the hotel was under construction but did not know that when we reserved on line.
The Kokonuts bar was ok but when I received a bourbon drink with many many fruit flies at the bottom of the glass and complained I was totally ignored. That made me upset. The prices for margaritas was totally out of line at $9. The food was ok.
I have stayed at over 12 holiday in sites over the past year and this was our worst experience.
April 8, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DavidisAlreadyUsed Very Dissapointed in IHG reward nights policies
I live in hotels every week and I'm a Priority Club / IHG platinum member. I booked this stay for two nights on points. I am very disappointed that with IHG's new system you can ONLY book a basic room. There is no option for better rooms for any amount of points.
At this particular property that meant I could only book a "parking lot' view rather than "gulf view". The biggest frustration is NOT the fact that I didn't get a Gulf View it's the fact that everyone kept making up different stories and outright lies about there policies as if I'm and idiot and it's my first night in a hotel.
I'm not sure I can write all the details of the excuses I heard about upgrades but let me try and summarize. Basically if you call or talk to any IHG staff on the phone or in person they will very pleasantly tell you an upgrade is no problem and what you have to do. Then every person you talk to proceeds to give you a different story of excuses why they can't change the room at that time and what you did wrong.
After booking I was told by phone that an upgrade could not be processed until the day of the reservation.
On the morning of the reservation I was told by phone that they made a note and would work on it.
When I checked in I was told "i should have let them know sooner" and then that "the reservation was just made last Friday". I'm not even sure what that means because first of all the reservation was made like 6 weeks earlier NOT the previous Friday and I was previously told I could not let them know sooner? Second, the reservation had it IN THE COMMENTS requesting a Gulf View since the time of booking.
Starting this year I am no longer using Priority Club / IHG as my 1st hotel chain.
April 2, 2014