Sarasota Hotels & Resorts

Sarasota has long been known as the cultural capital of Florida. The reputation is well deserved. A beautiful Italian Renaissance villa turned art museum, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art houses a superb collection of Baroque paintings, plus exquisite 17th-century tapestries.

St. Armands Circle alone is worth a trip to the area. Here more than 145 elite shops and boutiques carry quality merchandise from accessories by top designers to distinctive T-shirts. Several fine restaurants and fun ice cream parlors also line the Circle. Most shops close during the evening, but offer magnificent displays for window shoppers! Also in the evening, you can enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride around the Circle.

For the more active visitor, Sarasota has much to offer. Besides watersports, fishing, and tennis, Sarasota is home to many fine golf courses. A municipal baseball stadium is used for spring training by the Cincinnati Reds. Nearby, greyhounds race at the Sarasota Kennel Club from December through June. To hike, canoe, bike-ride or freshwater fish, travel to Myakka State Park, Florida's largest. So just kick back, relax and let your cares dissolve in Florida's number-one west coast paradise. Sarasota -- the relaxing side of Florida.


The Helmsley Sandcastle
The Helmsley Sandcastle located on Lido Beach in Sarasota has a relaxing sunny resort flavor, with a storybook seaside setting on a 600 foot strand of natural white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Sun. Sand. Swaying Palm Trees. And Great Service, Too. Casually comfortable accommodations the colors of Florida. You'll be treated to thoughtful Helmsley touches, such as a morning newspaper and a small refrigerator for chilling beverages and snacks. Plus the pleasures of outdoor dining for both breakfast and lunch are virtually right outside your door. What's more, our recreation staff can provide personalized sailing lessons. There's a convenient Gift Shop on premises and we're within easy walking distance of popular St. Armands Circle, with its fine shopping and entertainment attractions.


Helmsley Sandcastle

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Holiday Inn Lido Beach
Situated on a barrier island, off the coast of Sarasota, The Holiday Inn Lido Beach is just steps from the powder white sand of Lido Beach and only two blocks from over 140 upscale restaurants, shops and galleries on St. Armands Circle. Featuring a sophisticated, yet "Florida Casual" decor, The Holiday Inn Lido Beach combines the relaxed atmosphere of a beach resort with the amenities and services of a full service hotel.

Half Moon Beach Club
All rooms have a patio or balcony, direct dial telephones, remote control color TV and individually controlled air conditioner / heater. Each room has a refrigerator and coffee maker, and kitchenettes are equipped with microwave ovens.Relax in the tropical setting of our pool area or take a dip in our freshwater pool.

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