Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 255
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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Summit city Hotel People Experience
We stayed at this hotel after checking out many and found the location and view were among the top, much more expensive hotels in the area. Enjoyed the proximity to St. Armond''s circle and the beach. Free parking, although somewhat limited due to construction trailers, was very much appreciated.
Most of all, the personnel at check-in, and the wait staff in the bar and restaurant were very friendly and efficient.
It was easy to get to all of our activities in the area.
One of the best Holiday Inn's we've stayed at in several years.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boneswife Great location
Staff was very friendly from front desk to housekeeping. Great location, very accommodating amenities. Would stay here again and again!
July 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jb1954 Friendly Staff
Friendly staff and great location to beach/ restaurants, hotel is needing updating, which I think is currently underway
July 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Noel2013 Comfortable bed, great location, friendly staff
We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and wish we could have stayed longer. Great location to get to the beach and St Armand's Circle. Paul at the front desk was extremely helpful.
July 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boiler69 Love this hotel, location and beach
My family and I have stayed in this hotel at least 4 previous times. We used the hotel this time for a family reunion and we all had a great time. The decor has not changed much over the past 15 years but the hotel is well maintained, particularly considering the salty environment. In fact, I think the hotel was in better condition this time than I remember from previous visits. The staff was very helpful and responsive. The restaurant and bar were reasonably priced with good food. This is also better than I recall from previous visits.
I expect we will be returning to this hotel again within the next year or two.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bebijrc Great stay at Holiday Inn Lido Key
We are very happy that we found the Holiday Inn at Lido Key. The front desk staff were awesome. We liked our original room but I asked if we could upgrade and they gladly gave us an Ocean view that happen to come available. The room was amazing and the ocean view was worth every penny we spent on the room.
We were soo close to many great places like St. Armand's Circle and some great restaurants as well.
I would definitely reccomend this hotel and staff to anyone.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by glory84 Attention to detail
This hotel keeps us coming back every time. They really do know and show the importance of having guests, and attention to Guest Satisfaction. The staff were knowledgeable about sight seeing,
July 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DavidD14 This would be a $500 hotel on SouthBeach
Nice hotel in the middle of a beautiful beach and area. If you stay on the gulf side of the hotel the views are amazing! Quick access to the beach, nice pool, and try the Lido Beach Restaurant just down the street for a "taco truck" lunch. The rooms are being renovated, so the furniture is new. The look is getting there, not all there yet. But the baths are disgusting. Yuck! The restaurant upstairs is good for breakfast. Skip eating dinner. Over priced, over complicated food that the cooks haven't mastered yet. Although the view from up there is amazing. Overall for the price and location it's a great deal.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anastasia713 Great Fun
We truly had a wonderful time during our visit, We plan to make this an annual event. The excitement of the boat races and the amenities of your hotel create a really wonderful time.
Thank you to your staff for all they did to make our stay a truly enjoyable event.
July 20, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by My79MGB Room size
Our room was clean and faced the ocean as we requested. It was small, however. It was small compared with other beach front rooms on the same floor. This surprised us, particularly since we purchased with plenty of advanced notice as IHG Platinum members. No mention was made by staff at check in.
We would stay again at this location but only after procuring larger room at the same price.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gagoga muy buen hotel
excelente ubicacion frente a playas muy hermosas, excelente atencion y muy buena comida
July 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Amapola Getaway
We booked a room from Thurs-Sat at this hotel. We used points for the stay and got a suite with partial beach view. We wanted to relax and we did because there was not too crowded. We watch the sunset from the room and enjoyed the pool which is very nice. The Hotel is located in a nice area, the beach is across the street. Some rooms have beach view and some have city view. The restaurant is in the 7th floor and has a nice view to the beach but the food is not too good, only breakfast is good, There are restaurants in the area very expensive. We ate at a Mexican restaurant and paid more than $50.00 for lunch for two. The wireless internet is poor. The hotel is clean and the bed was comfortable. I would stay again.
July 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fleming Restaurant
I enjoy the views the restaurant offers of the ocean, nothing can beat it. The menu needs a change, the food is average. We would prefer to have at least two of our meals a day in the beautiful restaurant, but the menu doesn't give us that desire to do so. I Think if the menu was tweaked a bit, it would keep us and maybe more guest in the hotel's restaurant.
July 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by zzzz1313 my 50th birthday
My husband and I stayed overnight here for my 50th birthday and it was so perfect and special!! The staff left a birthday card and a bottle of champagne in the room for us!! I felt so spoiled and would definitely stay again!! Thank-you!!
July 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lwoods4962 comfortable bed
Not sure why but I slept really well and that is not an easy thing for me. I am usually up 2-4 times a night and I only woke up once. Also, I would note that the front desk staff was exceptional. Great senses of humor and very accommodating.
July 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by globetrotter45 Anniversary stay...
This is the 3rd year that we have stayed at Lido Beach
July 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mindyvvv I'll never be back
Overpriced. The only good thing I can mention was the mattress and pillows, really comfortable and the undisputed ... spectacular ocean view. But I'll never be back. Too dirty, extremely dirty for years.
July 3, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Gregory2014 Dated room , poor mattress, noisy a/c.Barking dog in next room
dated room, poor mattress, noisy a/c unit, barking dog next room,very old sheets and towels, small bath area.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoMarFl LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT HERE!
The location of this hotel is ideal for beach goers or shopping as St. Armand's Circle is right around the corner, and it is a very short drive to attractions like Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, The Sarasota Aquarium, and the Ringling Museum.
Check in was so quick and efficient. We booked a city view, but asked if there were any ocean views available, which unfortunately, there were not. The manager, Jeremy, told us to check in the morning, and they could maybe move us then. Our room on the 6th floor was so nice. New furniture, flat screen tv, and the most comfortable beds. We did overlook the parking lot, but the lights from the city at night offered a pretty view as we had cocktails on the balcony.
The next morning after free coffee located outside the restaurant on the 7th floor, and a walk on the beach, we were able to get an oceanside room. The staff even moved our belongings while we enjoyed the sights of Sarasota. Everyone is so nice here and they treat you like family. Special thanks to Kara, Paul, and Marjorie for making our stay so enjoyable. We will be back next year. We highly recommend this hotel.
July 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AnUpsetCustomer Good location in Lido Key
I'm giving them four stars largely based on the service and the size and comfort of the room.
When I checked in the lady at the front desk was very nice and cheerful. She quickly checked me in and recognized me as being Platinum.
The rooms are very outdated, they feel like 1980-1990 decor. The room, though outdated, was comfortable, spacious and clean. I also like that the room has a balcony with chairs. There were signs in the elevators alluding to the hotel being renovated, but there was no noise or any other signs that renovations are actually being done.
The internet was God awful, which is the main reason for losing a star.
The location is excellent. It is directly across the street from the beach and just a five minute walk from the circle with lots of shops and restaurants.
At check out the guy was nice and efficient.
If in the area again I would most likely stay here. I just hope they renovate the place before then.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nycsngr Lovely get away
Absolutely love it here :). It's right on the beach which is very clean and absolutely beautiful. It's easy to just hang out at the beach and the pool. If you are looking for a place to just sit and relax, this is the place for you.
June 30, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TTarr Hotel is great location and staff is very friendly
Hotel needs updated and especially bathrooms.
Bill was not correct at end of stay. Had to look over and get adjusted almost $400.00
Booked 2 rooms for my family.
June 27, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by lizzee great view!
The view was great and the location was in walking distance to St Armand's circle which had shops and dining. It was also directly across from the beach which was fairly quiet and not too crowded. The negatives were that the quality of the rooms and common areas were not at all what I expected. Very disappointed in that aspect.
June 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Presley 44 anniversary getaway
Our ocean front room was beautiful . I loved the décor and fancy headboard . The room was clean and bed comfortable .The bathroom could use some updating and maybe better shampoo, soaps ect .It was in walking distance to st .armands circle
June 26, 2014
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