Holiday Inn Hotel, Sarasota
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Great location /mediocre servicefrom BostonHombre
We went to the bar to wait. They apparently make Margaritas with frozen canned limeade and a splash of tequila. Not wonderful @$7.50...Moderately trashy crowd at the bar.
Checked on room availability again. They offered us a room on the top floor, by the restaurant, instead -without a balcony...No dice. Then they offered us a second floor room with a balcony.
The beach was great. The room was clean and it is a very convenient walking distance to St Armand's Circle for shopping, dining, etc. We ate at a fine Italian restaurant- 15 South. Recommended. Our multi-lingual waiter looked like a hybrid of Alex Trebek and Errol Flynn. A very nice guy.
The day we left we chose to save time and eat breakfast at the hotel. Big mistake. First we had to wait 20 minutes because they were short-staffed, despite the dining room being nearly empty. We overheard a prospective waitress' job interview - they pay $3.45 per hour, plus tips, and the waitresses have to run the room service orders around too. Skip the croissants- served cold and far from what it should be, even when warmed. The carpet cleaners were in the restaurant lobby, spraying their chemicals. And only one elevator was running since the housekeeping staff locked one open. Since there was a soccer team staying in the hotel, it took some time to get downstairs. We walked.
Our balcony had water running down onto it that morning, from cleaning upstairs, presumably. If we hadn't been leaving it would have been bad.
Finally our room, #200, was right above and next to the dumpster /trash compactor area -rather noisy on Sunday morning.
On the positive side the pool is alright and most of the staff was less transparently smug and annoying than the front desk manager.
Overall we had a great time on Lido key and in St Armand's, but the hotel experience could have been MUCH better. The weather was fabulous. Sunset was sublime. The Mote Aquarium, however, was disappointing.
We are seasoned international travellers and have experienced all kinds of situations. So we were patient and tolerant. If you can roll with it, it's alright.
great place to stayfrom mary024
Great location for beach, shopping and restaurants.from FLReviewer
The rooms were average, but had all the amenities. It isn't a fancy hotel and is a little older, but it was clean. We didn't try the restaurant or room service.
If possible you may want to walk in and get a price for a room. We were quoted $209 on the phone, but when we went to the desk and asked how much we got the room for $143. It was a great deal for a room directly on the water side. I would definitely stay here again.
A perfect location for all beach loversfrom Jacquelyn.S
We found the staff very friendly and helpful at all times, nothing was to much trouble
Our room was on the 6th Floor with fantastic beach/sea view. We watched the sun go down on our personal balcony, the sunsets were outstanding.
We had a small problem on the first night that was sorted out to our satisfaction very quickly. The rooms are of a good size with very comfortable beds.
The air condition was much appreciated.
The pool was very clean and heated, oh so warm.
The hotels restaurant is on the top floor with great views during the day, of the beach, too dark outside to see anything from the windows in the evening. we used the restaurant daily for breakfast, there was a good breakfast selection a choice of buffet or a grand choice from the menu with very good juice and coffee.
In our opinion this hotel is very good value for money.(look out for the special deals that are available with breakfast included)
The hotel is just a few minutes walk from the
St.Armands Circle, Here you will find a wonderful selection of very special shops and some great restaurants, The Blue Dolphin Cafe is great for Lunch, fabulous food all freshly cooked.
We found Lido Beach Key a great base to travel the west side of Florida
Lots of reasons to pick this hotelfrom itsadryheat44
Holiday Inn Lido Beach - Great View and Beachfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Reasonably priced, beach locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Don't miss the sunset or the ice cream at Kilwin's in St. Armand's circle.
The pool could have been a little cleaner but I'm not sure how to accomplish that in 100 degree heat with kids in the pool day and night! As someone who likes a cocktail by the pool, I felt that the prices at the lounge were ludicrous.
Bottom line, if you don't drink or swim...this is the place for you!
ll keep coming backfrom A TripAdvisor Member
excellent hotel with stunning viewsfrom Lytham
Not a great place to host an event.from TLB
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Kilwin's Ice Cream Kilwins Ice Cream in St. Armands Circle was great.
Sarasota in general A great location! Not as busy as Tampa or Ft. Myers. Excellent Art's opportunities and museum's without fighting the crowd. Siesta Key 10 minutes away (you can visit without staying there! Downtown area has EXCELLENT restaurants! A great location and feels SAFE!
Other names for Holiday Inn Hotel
- sarasota holiday inn
- holiday inn sarasota
- holiday inn lido beach
- Address: 233 Ben Franklin Dr - Sarasota - Florida - 34236 - United States
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