Holiday Inn Sarasota – Lido Beach

233 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, 34236, FL

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This Holiday Inn sits across the street from a Lido Key beach. Smoke-free rooms are simple and clean with balconies, triple-sheeted bedding and premium cable. Two-room suites contain sleeper sofas, a mini-refrigerator and floor-to-ceiling windows. Free Wi-Fi and a complimentary morning newspaper come in handy for last minute vacation planning and learning of area events. The Sand Dollar Dining Room serves locally-inspired dishes and gorgeous views from the top floor of the hotel. At the Holiday Inn kids eat free. For entertainment, an outdoor pool is on the premises. With the beach nearby, there are many fun pastimes awaiting your family, like sand-castle building and water sports.

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Our Editor Loves

  • Kids Eat Free Program
  • Heated pool
  • Across from Lido Key Beach

Family Interests

  • Beach
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Sailing
  • Water Sports

Family Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Pool


Loved this hotel & location

by Jennifer E

We stayed 4 nights & enjoyed this hotel's location & amenities. The room was clean & even though it had a parking lot view, that is what I booked as I did not want to pay more for a view of the water, which would have been gorgeous. We asked for a microwave & they brought to our room within minutes. The bed was very comfortable. The pool was nice & you could see the beach from the pool, which also has a pool bar. The breakfast from the 7th floor was very good & had the most gorgeous view of the beach. There is a Sunday buffet that is good, & they happened to have a buffet breakfast on a Tuesday morning while we were there. My favorite thing about this hotel was that I could get up early, walk across the road to the beach (not a busy road), & I did not have to worry about getting into a car with sandy feet afterward. Lido beach is beautiful & I enjoyed it very much. The sand is almost as powdery as Siesta Key, & the beach is not nearly as crowded as Siesta. We like to visit Siesta, but we like our hotel to be on Lido. There is also a free shuttle that you can take to St Armands. It is close enough to walk, but I was having ankle trouble, so I was very happy to have access to the shuttle. Nearby St Armands has shopping & dining. Mote Marine is just a few minutes away, & you can take ecotours on a boat & visit the aquarium which is very nice. Marina Jack's is nearby & we took a scenic cruise. We like the central location & will stay here again.

expected more

by Anita Y

I expected more for the price.. Small Bathroom, Balcony view a parking lot . Coffee Pot was broke. I reported it and had to order coffee both mornings.. I thought they could have brought me one that worked... To add insult to injuy they charged me $ for my ordering coffee to the room. It should have been at their cost.. Soap for two people and supplies were extra small. Lucky I brought my own soap... Good things now.. comfortable bed, nice breakfast in restaurant, shuttle. Something new here was destination charge.. never experienced that..