Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 287
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fl vac pleasure
Enjoyed our stay, hotel easy to find in a great location, rooms were dated, beds were wonderful to sleep on, bathrooms too small but adequate. Room service staff very friendly. Breakfast was good, though rather high in price.
September 13, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Vic75 Poor experience
Walls are paper thin! Neighbors were loud, drunk, and very noisy. Our room was a non-smoking rrom, but the room directly next to us was a smoking room and people were smoking on their balcony. We could not enjoy our balcony because of the cigarette smoke next to us.
We decided to pack and left at 11pm at night because the sleep quality was so poor! We asked for our money back as we checked out and the receptionist stated she would discuss with the manager the next day. She stated we would receive a call from him and we never received a call from the Lido Beach Holiday Inn manager.
We were charged the full room rate even though we did not sleep in the room because of the poor conditions stated above.
We will not stay here again! We are frequent flyers to this area and have never experienced such poor customer service.
September 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CAM4 Great views and friendly staff
I stayed in room 401, the odd number rooms are city view and I could still see the ocean as this room was on the corner. Their restaurant sits on the seventh floor and no matter where you sit you have an ocean view. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The rooms/beds are comfortable and have everything you need except a refrigerator.
September 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 My stay at the Holiday Inn
Great experience staff working together.
From the front desk Paul to the staff at the Bar/swimming pool everyone made our staying very safe and comfortable.
September 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RoseK Very relaxiing - great water views!
Absolutely loved our stay here!
- Room was clean - beds and pillows were extremely comfortable.
- Front desk and everyone were very helpful.
- Breakfast was delicious - was on 7th floor with beautiful water views. Service was also great.
- Could walk to the shops and restaurants in the "Circle".
All in all, a very relaxing stay. We will definitely be back.
September 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dll22133 Labor Day 2014
We have no complaints all was good. We love the walking distance to the beach and to St. Armound Circle. We upgraded to the gulf view with no problems. What nice way to end our summer.
September 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jvalde10 Lido Beach
Great Accommodations, the staff was great, we came here to relax and were able to do just that relax and enjoy a mini vacation
September 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DonMc Impressed
We winter in Sarasota each year and flew down Labor Day weekend on business and stayed at the Holiday Inn on Lido Beach. We were impressed with the facilities. Nice big rooms, a nice restaurant on top, and great views of the gulf from our balcony. Just a short walk to one of my favorite places, St Armands Circle.
We will certainly stay there again when the need arises.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frank43 Excellent customer service
Although the hotel is a bit dated the customer service is excellent with a staff that is friendly and helpful to make your stay very pleasant. The location to the beach and st. armands circle is outstanding making the use of your vehicle at a minimum.
August 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Amparo19 Lugar de ensueño
Estuvimos del 19 al 21 de agosto en éste hotel en Sarasota. la verdad el lugar y la vista son de ensueño. Hubiéramos preferido aumentar nuestra estancia en Sarasota pero teníamos otra reserva en otra ciudad. El Hotel maravilloso. desde que entramos hasta su salida. Lo único que me gustaría anotar es el estado de algunas cosas en sus habitaciones como el mobiliario y el blackout. Sin duda volveríamos al hotel, muy buen personal, servicio, comida, desayuno completo y rico. La tarifa por noche me parece un poco costosa teniendo en cuenta el estado de su habitación. Pero se paga por su buena ubicación frente al mar y a 5 mins. caminando de Armand Circul un lugar agradable para caminar, comer, comprar y tomarse un delicioso helado. Sin duda volvería y recomendaría éste hotel. La piscina estuvo cerrada 20 y 21 de agosto por mantenimiento pero podíamos ir a una de un hotel muy cercano.
August 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LMRW Umbrella's
Great location, friendly staff, clean rooms. The only issue I had was that they advertise that the hotel provides beach umbrellas, they do not.... You will have to rent one, but will receive a discount because you are a guest of the hotel
August 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JJ and Glo Location is great
Loved the location of this Holiday Inn, some of the services were not up to as advertised but all in all it was a good stay and we would return on a repeat visit to the Sarasota area.
August 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by angelthomasx My experience
Besides the security guard harassment I had and needing slight renovation I would recommend you stay here.
August 28, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by chief3051 Wish it was better
Although there were under construction signs posted room asthetics were not 3-star in my opinion, the carpet felt damp. Dining experience was not favorable.
The view, awesome! Proximity to various sites, good.
This is the second bad experience at a Holiday Inn in the past three months; the other was in DC.
August 27, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by andTS view is expensive
you are being charged for the view here, not for the service. There are other places to stay in Sarasota.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ALI1066 Great location
Great location , great staff , the Holiday Inn group need to get this perfect hotel location updated ASAP. The construction work looks like it's been a drawn out process.
We were unlucky that the pool was closed for the two days we stayed! The ocean made up for it!
So much potential, just needs the investment ,
Beds great and comfy only issue AC unit in room flat out any noisy.
August 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2forthebirds super staff
super , we have staid here for several years and have always enjoyed the location, hotel and staff. This year everything with hotel staff was wonderful, the hotel needs to be upgraded.
August 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BarbaraZ7 Anniversary Getaway
We have stayed at this hotel before and enjoyed it very much. The proximity to the beach and St. Armand's Circle are an added bonus. The man behind the desk, gave us an upgraded room with a view of the ocean because it was our anniversary.
We look forward to staying there again.
August 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John S IL Unplanned Trip
I had to make an unplanned trip for my best friends memorial. I contacted the hotel direct and was immediately put at ease that they would help me. From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I was impressed. The facility is in a perfect location. The front desk staff was aware of my reason for my visit and went above and beyond to make my stay as comfortable as possible. Upon my arrival I informed them I wanted to host a gathering after the memorial. I was put in contact with the catering manager and she listened to what I wanted to do and set the whole thing up for me on short notice. In all my travels, I have never had a hotel staff do so much and be so friendly.
August 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lin78 Super location
Great location across the street from the beach and a short walk to St. Armands Circle! My ONLY complaint: the towels were threadbare!
August 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DeeGee42 room and staff
Our room was larger than expected and quite comfortable - from the bed to the sofa and chairs. The front desk staff was friendly and welcoming, as was everyone else we encountered on our stay. This was not our first visit and we will certainly return.
August 22, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SBree Average with great ocean view
Best ocean view for the price. Hotel is a little dated.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aleliz Perfect location, pet friendly
We really enjoyed staying at Holiday Inn Lido Beach. The beach is right across the street. We had an ocean front room and the view was amazing. We could see the ocean from our bed. The hotel is pet friendly so we were able to bring our little dog. Staff is very nice and helpful. Only 10 minutes walking distance from restaurants and shops.
Rooms can use a little upgrade but other than that this is a great hotel.
August 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DoDad Beautiful View to the Beach!
We took a quick overnight break and Lido Holiday Inn was our choice. It was a great hotel. Our beach view room was great and quiet.
I have stayed in many Holiday Inn and Expresses and this one ranked one the best for friendly staff.
Did have one problem with our balcony not being cleaned when room was clean. They came up promptly and corrected the problem.
This Holiday Inn is a little dated but going through some very nice renovations and will be even better than ever.
August 19, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Aging Cajun your allergies are your problem
the shampoo , conditioner and lotion provided were some sort of coconut and lime concoction.
glad I looked before i washed my head...I am allergic to coconut...cannot eat it or put it on my skin.
asked housekeeping and the front desk for an alternative...I was told there was none. The staff did not lift a finger to help me resolve the problem.
no place to buy any within walking distance of the hotel. had to catch a ride with another guest to buy shampoo at a drug store several miles away.
These folks put the spit in hospitality.
August 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cathy44 Excellent View & Location
My 8 year old daughter and I stayed at the Holiday Inn last weekend, after we visited the Ringling Museum. We were upgraded to the 7th floor with a spectacular view. Although the hotel and room were a little dated and worn, the bed was very comfortable and the view was spectacular. The hotel is in a great location, close to St. Armand Circle & the beach is steps away. We drove over from the east coast of FL for a mini-vacation. I would stay at this hotel again. The man at the front desk was very pleasant and helpful!
August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bob - RWJ Great Stay - Bed Lamp Inoperable
Had a wonderful week at the Holiday Inn. Great sunset views of the Gulf from our balcony. Only negative - When we checked in, the overhead lamp on my bed did not work. Contacted the front desk and a serviceman was prompt to fix it - the lamp was unplugged underneath the queen size bed.
August 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Summer in Florida 2014 Right on the beach!
Right on the beach and convenient to shopping and restaurants. Beautiful gulf views. Roomy accommodations. Would be interested to see after all renovations are done!
August 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wandahome2 Great Weekend GetAway
My husband and I wanted a nice weekend getaway. The hotel was just across the street. We had a very nice balcony room over looking the beach, which was excellent. The restaurant was on the top floor and we had dinner and breakfast, food and service was excellent. Breakfast buffet included an omelet station which was absolutely wonderful!! The rest of the buffet offered everything and then some. The pool water temperature, cleanliness and everything just excellent. The staff were all very nice, friendly and smiling. Shopping and more dining was just a short walk (for those that like to walk) but just a few minutes by car for those like my husband and I.
The hotel is being renovated and although a little outdated it was VERY clean and smelled fresh and clean. I will take outdated over a more modern hotel that isn't as clean any day.
Definitely recommend it and definitely when another weekend getaway is in our plan this hotel will be it!!!
August 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by werduffy Same horrible customer service
Second visit and the customer service hasn't changed. No IHG recognition or greetings, just the same apathetic front desk employee We definitely have come to expect horrible service from this hotels front desk. If you can overlook that the location is great.
August 5, 2014