Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel

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1540 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34236
(941) 388-2181
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Hotel had friendly atmosphere

A traveler

Travelocity.com

This hotel on the beach was a very good value. Felt lucky to find room availability with short notice. Room was clean, but found some small dead flying bugs on carpet. Ordered room service, and noticed desk lamp not working. Hotel worker who brought ...Read more
Great hotel, beautiful location!!

A traveler

Travelocity.com

This hotel is right on the gulf at a beautiful family beach. We stayed for one evening and everything, including the sunset, was fantastic!
Rude front desk, but hotel was clean for it's age

A traveler

Travelocity.com

Front Desk hostess was fairly rude when asked if I could utilized their private beach after the 11am (which seems early) checkout. She said , "No. You'll have to sit at the public beach down the road". I explained I had arrived late the previous ...Read more
This is barely a 2-star property.

A traveler

Travelocity.com

Good location on Siesta Key with easy beach access. No beach amenities offered by hotel, such as lounges, umbrellas. Pool deck is not attractive. On-premises restaurant OK for bkfst or lunch. Does nothing to enhance one's stay.
Great location!

A traveler

Travelocity.com

This hotel was in a great location directly on a beautiful beach. The staff was friendly and we had many options when it came to dining and activities. My only feedback would be this hotel is a little dated and could use a remodel but overall I ...Read more


The Hotel looked much nicer in the picture

A traveler

Travelocity.com

Went for a fun weekend with sisters. while the hotel was nice, it was definitely geared toward a 'early to bed' crowd. one night we got back to the hotel at 9pm and found the lounge empty with a singer singing to only the bartender. Beach area very ...Read more
A Rare and Personalized Commitment to Customer Satisfaction

A traveler

Travelocity.com

My wife and I travel a fair amount on both pleasure and business. We strive to find value without compromising cleanliness and good service. We were pleasantly surpirsed to find all of this along with a high commitment to customer satisfaction. ...Read more
Great location

A traveler

Travelocity.com

Our family of 4 (including a 14 year old and 10 year old) had a good time. The accomodations were good with great access to the beach. The property also provided free shuttle service to the shops and dining (about a mile away) on a first come-first ...Read more
Helmsley Sandcastle

A traveler

Travelocity.com

The location was great but the hotel was rundown looking, rotten banisters, worn carpets. It probably was a great hotel in the past but it needs a major refurbishing.
Very comfortable hotel,didn't feel out of place

A traveler

Travelocity.com

I have stayed here a few times now and it is very affordable, not a lot of frills. I like to walk right out to the beach from my room. Pool is very nice and plenty of towels you dont have to ask for. Location is great to many restaurants, airport ...Read more