Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel

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1540 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34236
(941) 388-2181
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stayed may 6 thru 10 2009 2 adults

A traveler

Travelocity.com

great location, right on gorgeous beach. powder like white sand, clear water 80degrees. room was very clean, bed comfortable except for pillows. staff pleasant. restaurant is good, you can dine in or out but loc is close to st armands cir where ...Read more
Great Place

A traveler

Travelocity.com

This hotel was great. We were there over Easter and they had the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg hunt for the kids. It was a pleasant surprise! The hotel was right on the beach and the pool was very clean and much warmer than the Gulf water. We ...Read more
Great place to chill...or rather warm-up!

A traveler

Travelocity.com

I was pleasantly surprised to find that although the Sandcastle has some years on it, it was by far the cleanest hotel I've ever stayed at, including 5* hotels in major cities. I had a pool side room which I thought would be a nightmare (noise, ...Read more
Will definitely come back

A traveler

Travelocity.com

It was one of the best places I have ever stayed. I must admit I was skeptical at first when we arrived. Once we were checked in to our poolside room it was clean and nice. But after sitting on the beach we knew we wanted to upgrade to a gulf ...Read more
It rarely gets better than this!

A traveler

Travelocity.com

This older style complex of three story buildings is wonderfully maintained, up to date and manned by a professional staff who are genuinely friendly and very accomodating. The pool area is the hub, with outdoor bar and restaurant, just steps ...Read more


Staying with a family of 5

A traveler

Travelocity.com

We stayed here as a birthday present for my wife. I must say it will be easier for me to complain instead of praise. For the simple fact there is so little to complain about. The place is unbelievably clean and very well maintained. The Location ...Read more
Cool Florida days

A traveler

Travelocity.com

The Helmsely Sandcastle is an older but well maintained property, certainly containing some quirks but quaint just the same. My visit was during a January cool snap in Florida, just warm enough to spend a little time on the beautiful beach but not ...Read more
Great Stay

A traveler

Travelocity.com

Excellent service from all the employees here including the restaurant. Rooms very clean and pools were outstanding. Every time I asked for something it was taken care of quickly and accurately. Of all the places I have stayed in this had the ...Read more
Great Place to Stay

A traveler

Travelocity.com

At first I was a little disappointed but that didn't last long. Our room was very clean and right by the pool. Also, since we had a poolside room we were very close, I'd say less than 50 ft. from the beach. Both the pool area and the beach area ...Read more
SHHHH...don't let anyone know

A traveler

Travelocity.com

Here it is February in New York and I'm on line looking for a vacation spot where my son and i could go when he said to me "Mom, can we go back to the Sandcastle" I knew exactly where he meant. We stayed here 4 months ago and we're going back. I ...Read more