Holiday Inn Lido Beach - Sarasota

233 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, United States, 34236  show map
 3 stars
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Holiday Inn Lido Beach - Sarasota

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Health club

Jacuzzi

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

Overview

The 3-star Holiday Inn Lido Beach is located steps away from the public beach. Residing in a 7-story building, the hotel was opened in 1970 and renovated in 2010.

A short stroll of 25 minutes will take you to Sarasota, Siesta Key Public Beach and Mote Marine Laboratory. Guests can get to Sarasota city center, which is 6 km away.

Enclosed by galleries, museums and monuments, the hotel offers a spectacular view over the bay.

The venue is notable for the central location within a 10-minute drive to Sarasota-Bradenton International airport.

Rooms

This property counts 135 guestrooms featuring Business Double Room, Deluxe Double Room and Superior Double Room. They provide bathrooms with a hairdryer and a roll in shower.

Eat & Drink

The 24-hour restaurant provides delicious meals. Guests can savor coffee and tea in the poolside bar. Sarasota Cupcake Company are situated in an upscale area, about 600 meters from the venue.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Parking, a cash machine and an elevator together with a conference room, a photocopier and a business center are offered.

Relax

A health club and a Jacuzzi are available on site. For active guests, there are a fitness center and a gym at the hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   135.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Eco friendly
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Vending machines
  • Souvenir shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Ice machine

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Bay view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • In-room computer
  • Voice mail
  • Free local telephone calls
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 19 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

233 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, United States, 34236

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City Center
  • Sarasota
    3.2 mi
Train Stations
  • Art Center Sarasota
    2.8 mi
  • Museum of Asian Art
    3.2 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    135

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or King-size bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 360 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
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    Superior Double Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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      Deluxe Double Room
      Bed type: King-size bed
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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        Deluxe Suite
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        • Private bathroom
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          Business Double Room
          Bed type: King-size bed
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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Holiday Inn Lido Beach - Sarasota Sarasota location
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            Hotel Address:

            233 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, United States, 34236

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Sarasota
              3.2 mi
            Train Stations
            • Art Center Sarasota
              2.8 mi
            • Museum of Asian Art
              3.2 mi
            • Bus stop
              400 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2010
            • Number of floors:
              7
            • Number of rooms:
              135

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            Convention centers

            Shopping areas

            Museums

            Parks

            • Sarasota County Parks and Rec - 2.7 mi

            Halls

            • Florida West Coast Symphony - 2.7 mi

            Universities, Institutes

            • B J Palmer Historic Home - 2300 ft
            • International College - 2.6 mi

            Business areas

            Golf courses and Country clubs

            Local attractions

            • Siesta Key Public Beach - 3.7 mi
              948 Beach Road, Siesta Key
            • Point of Rocks - 5.5 mi
              Siesta Key, FL
            • People at Play - 8.9 mi
              6029 33rd Street East, Bradenton
            • Crescent Beach - 4.7 mi
              Siesta Key, FL
            • Turtle Beach - 7.6 mi
              Siesta Key, FL 34242
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2010
            • Number of floors:
              7
            • Number of rooms:
              135
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            Holiday Inn Lido Beach Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Lido Beach

            Average guest rating

            7.4out of 10
            Very good
            Based on 72 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Rooms
            7.0

            Guest reviews

            • Older travelers
              8.8

              View of the gulf was very nice. Restaurant on top floor had same beautiful view. Breakfast was included and food was ok, typical breakfast buffet. Service was good, staff very friendly.

              The road in front of the hotel was very busy, thus very loud. We would have liked to keep our door open to catch the breezes and hear the waves but it was too noisy with all the traffic. That is the only complaint. Very nice time there to celebrate our 49th anniversary!

            • Older travelers
              9.2

              We had a very comfortable room on the gulf side with a beautiful view. The balcony was lovely. Maid service was excellent. . We were told we would have a microwave and did not but really did not need one. The breakfast buffet in the restaurant was fair. We opted for using the fridge, purchasing food for breakfast and eating in our room. It was great to be able to walk everywhere for shopping and exercise. We will be back.

              There was Direct tv but I would have liked to have had the option to purchase movies on the TV-none available

            • Older travelers
              7.0

              Was close to the beach. Liked being able to walk to St. Armand Circle. Was easy to get places. The staff was very helpful and friendly.

              Know that you were paying for beachside, but the penthouse room we were in was very old. Walls were extremely thin as we could hear our neighbors at all hours of the day/night. Rude guests. Staff had talked my husband into upgrading to penthouse room-felt like a goldfish in a bowl-would have preferred balcony room.

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              Location near beach and st armonds square

            • Older travelers
              7.4

              Really liked proximity to St. Armaund's Circle with its shops and restaurants.

            • Family with children
              8.2

              proximity to the beach and shopping/dining for the value; Good dinner value on top floor with magnificent Gulf view of the sunset!

              no mini fridge

            • Older travelers
              7.4

              - Location, location, location - directly opposite the Gulf coast with a large expanse of sand - within walking distance (10 minutes) of the famous St Armand's Circle - comfortable living quarters - balcony overlooking the coast - swimming pool - scenic view from the restaurant on the 7th floor

              - bathroom in dire need of renovation

            • Older travelers
              9.2

              Location on beach and easy walk to town.

            • Older travelers
              9.6

              Parked the rental car and didn't use it until ready to fly home. Beautiful room, great beach view from balcony. Nice pool. Great beach to walk. Shops, bars, restaurants, coffee, bookstore-all just a short walk. Definitely plan to return.

            • Older travelers
              7.0

              it was easy, we did not have a refrigerator in the room when we arrived,a phone call later, we got a noisy one,but it worked.

              in the room, there is no closet,the clothes are exposed, for a short stay it is ok, for a longer stay, we would have had more clothes to fit in a small area. nothin major.

            • Family with children
              6.2

              Close proximity to St. Armands circle.

              Needs renovation, especially bathrooms. Bar area needs entertainment. Only saw two people in bar during my five day stay. Great location, but in serious need of repair.

            • Couple
              6.2

              Great location closed to the beach and nearby Lido beach shopping center and restaurants

              Lobby restaurant

            • Older travelers
              6.2

              Particularly liked the proximity to the beautiful beach...and our room overlooking the water and beach was clean. Excellent parking, average good bed and linens, average a/c, nice well kept and clean pool and not crowded. Good service in the large dining room overlooking the beach...a hot buffet or "off the menu" breakfast...good wait staff..the food somewhat banal, but mass produced scrambled eggs , but you can ask for freshly made eggs over easy. On the whole it was one of the better aspects of the hotel. The bedroom maids did a beautiful job every day, and our room was always tidy and well presented.

              I and several others complained that at every turn one had to ask for things that should be automatic . I had to ask for the ice machine to be made to work on our floor (2). Had to ask why there was no small refrigerator in our room...and was given one when I did ask, no chiller with bottled water available that I could find and tap water was very warm and undrinkable. We all had to ask for umbrellas at the pool side tables to be put up...I Tried but they were too heavy. Had to ask for very loud and unsuitable pool side piped music to have the volume turned down, it was deafening...and the hotel should consider the average age of those who were relaxing by the pool was probably about 60, the music was raucous and ill suited to a pleasant relaxing atmosphere by the pool. Had to ask for the bar tender to come to the pool side bar...nobody was there to serve until noon, even though customers were wanting coffee and cold drinks by 10 AM....just too many things had to be asked for that should have been automatic if well managed and run. The manager on duty was unshaven and frankly seemed listless and unattentive to managing, talking and sloppy behind the reception desk, with a young woman. This Holiday Inn is obviously a franchise inn as they kept telling me, and had "different standards"...In my opinion the Corporate Holiday Inn folks need to visit ...and maybe take down their flag till things improve.. A nice hotel, but badly run, and going down hill.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              The rooms were lovely. We were in a two queen beds and a balcony overlooking the Gulf. Everything was very comfortable and extremely quiet. There was a wedding party staying on our floor and we were worried about noise etc. but we didn't hear a thing. The Hotel was very clean.

              I think all motel/hotel rooms should be furnished with a small refrigerator, a small microwave, and definitely fans in all the bathrooms. We were able to request a small refrigerator for medication purposes..

            • Older travelers
              9.6

              We loved the location. We could walk to the beach as well as to St. Armand's Circle for shopping and restaurants. It is also close to Siesta Key and downtown Sarasota. The sunsets from our balcony were beautiful. Would definitely recommend to family and friends!

              The only thing we would have changed would have been to have a small microwave in our room. Other than that, everything was perfect.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Holiday Inn Lido Beach - Sarasota Sarasota location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            233 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, United States, 34236

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Sarasota
              3.2 mi
            Train Stations
            • Art Center Sarasota
              2.8 mi
            • Museum of Asian Art
              3.2 mi
            • Bus stop
              400 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2010
            • Number of floors:
              7
            • Number of rooms:
              135