Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 265
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The rooms are very outdated, they feel like 1980-1990 decor. The room, though outdated, was comfortable, spacious and clean.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
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