Hotel overview

Our Hotel Guests Love Beautiful Lido Beach, Florida Our hotel's beachside location in Sarasota, Florida is perfect for business or getting away from it all. You'll definitely enjoy your stay with us. The Holiday Inn® Sarasota - Lido Beach hotel's location is just across the street from the white sands of Lido Key beach. If you're searching for paradise on Earth, you just found it. Overlooking the Gulf, this Sarasota hotel is just moments from fantastic shopping at St. Armand's Circle, fun and adventure in South Lido Park and the natural wonders of the Mote Marine Lab & Aquarium. You can view exquisite works of art at the Ringling Museum or spend a day on Lido Key Beach - one of the best in Florida! Our hotel's facilities are ideal for corporate guests, as well. With a total of 1,250 sq ft of meeting space, the hotel is prepared to make any event or meeting a success. Free Wi-Fi access lets you check your email while enjoying the breath-taking view. Here for meetings in Sarasota, FL? Our hotel guests have easy access to the city. Incredible services and amenities make your stay more memorable. We provide beach chairs and towels if you want to soak up the sun, or you can relax in our outdoor, heated pool. The Sand Dollar Dining Room offers great Florida fare with a panoramic view from the top floor. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff makes every guest feel welcome and right at home. Make your reservations today!

Property information

Year Built: 1970
Last Renovation: 2010
Accessible rooms: 4
Double bedrooms: 78
Floors: 7
Nonsmoking rooms: 135
Single-bedded accommodations: 57
Suites: 4
Total rooms: 135

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General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0Maximum child age: 19
Pet Policy Only domesticated dogs weighing no more than 40 lbs are permitted. No more than 2 dogs are permitted in guest room. A nonrefundable fee of 75.00 dolla per dog is charged upon arrival. Dogs 9 months or older. Contact hotel for more information. Dogs only.

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 1252 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great hotel experience right on the beach

    So glad I stayed at the Holiday Inn at Lido Beach. The location is excellent - the beach and ocean is literally across the street. They give you beach towels. Free coffee all day and water cooler. The staff is very nice. Pool too. You can walk to Armand's circle for shops and restaurants and gelato!

    Mar 28, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    excellent hotel

    this is a wonderful resort in s fabulous location: it has a great pool, and easy to get around. sarasota is a wonderful area,and this place is located in a great place I highly recommend it, especially at this time of the season

    Mar 22, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Location! Location! Location!

    This hotel has a great location. It is directly across the street from an entrance to the beautiful Lido Beach. That made it easy to get to the beach. I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The retro decor is fun. Although it wasn't pool weather when I was there, the pool area was lovely, and the pool was inviting. It was a great place to watch the sunset while sipping a glass of wine from the bar. The bar had tasty flatbreads and homemade potato chips, along with other bar food. The room had comfy beds and a nice balcony. Although, I didn't have a beach view, the city view was pretty, and I caught a colorful sunrise. Reading previous reviews made me a bit worried about smelly tap water, but the odor was minor, and the water was drinkable for brushing teeth. The hotel provides free bottled water in the room, and fruit-infused water and plain water were available during the day. The "fruit water" was the best I've had -- really fruity! The one disappointment was that the new restaurant was open only four nights a week. I would have loved to have a full dinner with a view at the hotel Sunday night, but the restaurant was not open.

    Mar 13, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Perfect setting by the beach, shops and restaurants.

    Though this hotel is a bit pricey it is worth it. The location is perfect just across the street from a beautiful beach and a few minutes from oodles of restaurants and shops. The rooms are large and comfortable with wonderful beds. The staff is friendly and very helpful. Breakfast buffet is delicious. So good that we don’t want to go home?

    Mar 11, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful setting, perfect location

    Beachfront, full service hotel beautifully set on palm lined street. Short, easy walk to St Armands. Rooms are comfortable and well appointed. Updated furniture, fixtures, bedding. Bathrooms are a bit tired, but fine. Rooms have balconies that either face the beautiful beach or city. Plenty of included parking. Restaurant on top floor has amazing views. Pool side bar/restaurant is convenient. Towel service for beach and pool. Very friendly staff. Will come again. Perfect location

    Mar 11, 2020