Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 281
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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kel38 Mrs Ali
I stayed in room 611 on July 30th for two nights. The hotel manager is excellent. He took care of everything for us. He should get shares in IHG. I would defiantly stay in this hotel again.
August 4, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Monkey07 Friendly staff; Reasonably priced but DATED
The staff was very accommodating and professional. They strived to give you the best stay possible with what they have to work with. The hotel is dated and in need of a lot of updating. They have construction signs everywhere, but in our 4 day stay we never saw anyone working. They've improved the furnishings on the 7th floor and the 5th floor but everything else about the hotel is dated. Water damage to the bathroom wall between the toilet and the shower stall. Dated bathroom fixtures. The shower/bath handle was backwards (cold was hot; hot was cold). No exhaust fan in the bathroom leaving little to no ventilation, which is important when you're trying to have a relaxing stay with your spouse in a room that's 1/2 the size of your adult children's room next door. Our kids had a 2 double bed room and it was twice the size of our king bed room. The hairdryer in the bathroom was filthy, yes, the cord was yellow where it was touching the sink/counter. There was a brown stain on the bathroom door frame (which is disturbing). The hotel towels were tattered and had strings hanging from them. If they updated the hotel and had better maintenance, with the staff they have it could be a 5 star rating.
August 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 2nd time as good as 1st
stayed here last november for vacation>best place ever. here again for memorial, not such a happy time, but front desk, room, and food as good as ever. thanks paul and ebony
August 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Open-Road Third visit in six months. Still very good overall.
Late July, 2014.
Nice hotel just a few steps from the beach. Five short blocks (easy walk) from the shops and excellent restaurants in St. Armands circle.
Service in the restaurant was very attentive. Breakfast menu is good. The breakfast buffet (the usual fare) was hot, fresh and regularly replenished, but not free. The view from the 7th floor restaurant is great. (Day or night)
Front desk personnel (and everyone else, actually) were all helpful and cheerful.
I asked for a feather pillow and it was promptly delivered to my room.
I asked for additional coat hangers (We were traveling with lots of extra clothing) and they were promptly delivered.
On the plus side, the hotel continues to undergo major renovations and updates to a more modern look.
On the downside, this is taking longer than I would have expected. Our room had a combination of new furniture and older carpet and bathroom facilities. NO COMPLAINTS regarding the cleanliness of the room - it's just dated.
The individual air conditioner worked fine for the five hot days and nights that we stayed. The A/C was a little quieter than average for this type of unit.
July 30, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by FL Vacation Uncomfortable bed
The hotel is in need of renovation. The bed was uncomfortable, phone didn't work, difficulty in keeping cords plugged into the outlets, no bathroom ventilation and constant room key issues. One staff member was very nice and helpful. Quick beach access a plus.
July 30, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by caren2014 Awesome view of the Gulf and beach
Enjoyed the awesome view from my 4th floor room. Short walk across the street to the beautiful and clean beach. Two blocks from shopping and dining on St. Armand's Circle.
July 29, 2014