Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 301
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Figs Upgrade needed,staff and facility
Over priced.5 night stay ,not once did any staff acknowledge good morning , how are you, etc.The 2 times we ask for something seemed more of an inconvience.
No ice machinces working.
March 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great Location and Good Buy
I can say only rate one thing as a negative during our stay and that is the bed was not the most comfortable. Other than that, the staff was fantastic, very helpful; the breakfast menu was versatile and good; the location right on the beach couldn't have been more ideal; neat shopping in the historic district; the Ringling Bros. museum and mansion a definite must see; and, I would stay here again if ever back in Sarasota. But, I would order up better weather the next time and probably would consider March an iffy vacation time in the future.
March 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Podo Great Resort
This year was our groups 15th Annual Spring Training trip. The last four years we have stayed at this hotel and have had a great time. We normally get four rooms (Gulf-side recommended) and they have gone out of their way to give us superior service. I have noticed that the same staff has been there from year to year which is a good indication that team work is essential. From check-in, to house keeping, to room service and dining we had absolutely no problems. The restaurant has a great breakfast setup everyday and when we did not walk down to St Armand's circle, the guys enjoyed eating at the hotel for dinner. We will be back again for next year! The only downside is the price keeps going up and hopefully will stay the same for next year. We miss the grilled hotdogs and hamburgers cooked at the poolside for lunch . We enjoyed that last year on our beach days!
March 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bethier Great pool side food!
Great vacation with my 2 adult daughters! Accommodating staff; friendly; very clean hotel; great location; comfortable beds; had a wonderful time. And, the 7th floor dining area overlooking Lido Beach and the Gulf was beautiful! Very good coffee!
Definitely want to come back! Justa short walk to S Armands Circle!
March 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ginamy Great facility and location
This facility provided an enjoyable and relaxed vacation. It was in walking distance to the beach (across the street0, and St Armands Circle (4 blocks). Restaurant /bar/pool were very enjoyable. Also, provided close proximity to Orioles spring training (3-4 miles). We will return to the site on our next trip to Sarasota.
March 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RetiredTraveler Great Location and Up Keep
Arrived late and found the restaraunt still open and willing to more than serve us. Food was good and room was very clean and comfortable. Plenty of parking. Would stay here again.
March 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mookie1 Spectacular view and location
This was our first visit and will not be our last. A bit pricey for the age of the hotel....room was dated and bath was old and small with little counter space.....but the view and location couldn't be beat. The housekeeping staff was excellent. The night we checked in we found our sink wouldn't drain....maintenance was called, came promptly and fixed the problem. All in all, our week's stay was very nice. I have to mention one very annoying thing however---hotel does not have an adequate supply of beach chairs. If you wait until you want to go to the beach at what I consider a normal time...10:30 to 11:00 am......forget it, you're out of luck. We got them once.
March 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dan65 What Experiencea Fabulous
Used the pool and restaurant and enjoyed both St Armands and Lido Beach. Stayed for four nights and enjoyed every minute.
March 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sadienh Excellent Service but getting run down
We have stayed at the Lido Beach HI for the past 6 years, and for the price, the competitors are moving ahead. While service and views are excellent, the rooms are becoming less than optimal for the large price tags during peak seasons. I recently stayed at a competitor on the east coast of FL with a similar location and views, however the rooms (specifically bathrooms) were nicely updated and the price was significantly less.
March 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Aud1 Lido
Beautiful beach, easy walk to shops, clean! Pool bar
March 5, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mdweible Great location! if you dont mind smoke
We loved the location!! But they allow guests to smoke on the balcony and they can shut their sliding glass doors to their room and enjoy the beach view but you are trapped in your dark smelly room with no view of the beach because you have to close your sliding glass door to not be efficiated by the cigerette smoke from your neighbors puffing away night and day!! My last compaint is after they cleaned the room it smelled awful!! All I could think is they use a dirty rag from one room to the next!! Awful smell!!
March 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LJ4579 Room is overpriced--only the location merits these rates.
Room was a bit scruffy, toilets definitely not properly cleaned under top rim. Television had no PBS! A great location, but overpriced for the quality of the facility.
February 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Linda2287 Great Staff
The view of the beach and access is great. It's a nice location for walking to the circle. The staff is always ready to help if you have a question. Rooms could use a little updating though. Overall, we had a nice stay!
February 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fdr4fun Good location, great view
Second time staying at this hotel, came back because of the location; short walk to the beach, proximity to 'the circle' (restaurants and shops), along with the quality of the rooms, and the view. A bit expensive, except for the restaurant, which provided very good dinners at reasonable prices.
February 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Markchevy Awesome Hotel
Although a little older, this hotel is very well kept up and very clean. The staff are always helpful and friendly. Easy walk across the street to the beach, but also within walking distance from St. Armand's Circle. The perfect location for a hotel on Lido Key. Would definately recommend staying at this great location!
February 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Drj7 Great time
We have enjoyed this Inn several times and we were again extremely pleased.
February 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bluzbann was there for 5 nights... great location
not a new hotel ,, rooms are a little on the small side but clean, love the location, and staff is very nice. house keeping a little slow to clean room used room service,, fast and food was good. all and all I will go back the location is too good to pass up...
February 20, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Joemac Great spot lousy food
Steak dinner at $25.00 was horrible breakfast buffet below average for price, for evening dining the restaurant was to bright
February 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tezy Great Location
It was very relaxing, close to St. Armand Circle and room was spacious.
February 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WinterEscapee Nice value for your dollar
This Holiday Inn is a delight - ample parking behind the hotel (though be careful about parking near the delivery door as morning trucks make it difficult to get out), within 5-7 minute walk to over 140 shops and restaurants (which my wife loved!!!) and - of course - directly opposite Lido beach. The staff treated us as family - both warm and welcoming. We had a wonderful experience and felt we got our money's worth. Recommended!
By the way, The Botanical Gardens in Sarasota (15 minute drive away) are a gem if you have the time and inclination.
February 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JolieJeanne Writer's Paradise
A free-lance writer, I need space, quiet, comfort, and snappy room service. The awe-inspiring views of Lido Beach are a definite plus.
During this visit I first stayed in a city view double-queen which I was able to rearrange to make enough space for all my books, electronics etc. When I found out the corner suite was available I snapped it up, the rate was so reasonable. The corner suite has two glass walls offering a panorama of the entire beach!
Of course, I should not be telling you this because YOU will snap up all the suites.
February 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by needtoswim Great top floor restaurant with surroundong ocean views.
Great hotel with fantastic views especially from the top floor restaurant and oceanfront rooms. Hotel is across from ocean and close to St, Armands Circle which is great. Pool is great, heated nicely, and has umbrella tables, lots of lounge chairs with sun and some shade, and a convenient pool bar.
Room was clean but as we booked using reward points, we were assigned the smallest rooms at end of hall facing parking without frig or micro. Upon request had an older rusted mini frig delivered which worked for us. Last visit stayed oceanfront in regular larger king room with frig and micro and such a difference!!!
We will return again next year but will be sure to book and pay for an oceanfront room.
February 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chefmac Nice location and nice staff
The hotel is in a wonderful location, on beautiful Lido beach and just a two block walk away from the shops and restaurants in St. Armands Circle. The rooms are not large, but they are quite adequate, quiet, and the beds are comfortable. The staff is outstanding, friendly and helpful. The breakfast menu is good, and the food is well prepared, with an omelet station as well as a buffet bar and menu items. The overall property is clean and the location is great for beach view or shopping and restaurants.
February 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tripper A winter escape worth checking out
A nicer location would be hard to find. Having stayed here back in 1986 and returning in February 2013, we found this hotel to be just a little dated but still a wonderful choice...across from one of the most beautiful beaches to find shells, within walking distance to St. Armands Circle and on a quiet street...it doesn't get much better. The hotel staff are very courteous, friendly and helpful. The room was clean. We will be happy to return.
February 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PhylBud Thanks
We always enjoy staying on the beach. Thanks for the upgrade to the gulf side of the hotel. See you soon!.
February 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lpost Comfortable bed/great location.
Pleasantly surprised. The hotel is older but so is everything there on Lido Key-except if you rent a condo. Staff was friendly. I did ask to be upgraded & I was willing to pay for a room overlooking the ocean, but front desk lady said I could not. Bed and room was spacious but shower could have better water pressure. Heater/air conditioner was a bit noisy when on.
February 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jay33625 Love it!
This was a great time. The staff was wonderful. The lady who took care of our floor was outstanding as she made sure all was go. We will return soon. Would like a cooler or ref. in the room as we wore out the ice.
February 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mrlimpet Great staff and location. Amazing views.
I can't say enough about the staff - they handled every request efficiently and with a genuine desire to make our stay enjoyable. The rooms are clean and roomy, and you can't beat the location. Views of the sunset from the ocean side of the hotel are spectacular.
January 25, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by UK34 OK BUT NOT EXCEPTIONAL
Good room but last of sitting out space a problem Reception staff very curt and verging on being rude not a good experience, they really need some customer skills training. Resturant good meal.
January 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jkatz Great experience
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Wonderful location, great staff and good restaurant, close to St. Armand's Circle where you can eat ,shop and have a great time. We had planned to stay only a couple of days but quickly decided on a longer stay. Great value overall.
January 17, 2013