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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We traveled with our 4 and 1 year old and wanted the kitchen/suite-type accommodations Sundial offered, but had no idea how kid-friendly the resort would be. The main pool had daily activities (like making shell necklaces, frames, etc. for a few bucks), a log roll one day, a ton of pool toys to use, and a small water slide. There...

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Kmac81, Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you and your family enjoyed our Resort with all of the amenities and activities we have to offer! As you said, the C Building is one of the further buildings from the main resort center, it is only about a 5 minute walk to the fun! We look...

Woodbridge, Connecticut
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This was our first trip to Sanibel and we enjoyed every moment of our stay. The staff couldn't have been more friendly, accommodating and helpful. Upon check-in, Raphael was extremely helpful in accommodating our change of rooms. Bob, the greeter, couldn't have been more helpful in suggesting places to visit, we were John and Rob, the bartenders, at the Tiki...

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear himlaw, Thank you for the five star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your first visit to Sanibel with us! Thank you for recognizing our team's hard work, we are extremely lucky to have so many service superstars! We look forward to seeing you and your family on your next visit for more fun in the sun! Phillip...

Atlanta
Reviewed 3 February 2017

First time on Sanibel and it really lives up to its reputation as "Shell Island"! Wow, we've never seen so many shells on a beach - anywhere, ever! There were places where it sounded like we were walking on a gravel path! Millions of shells as far as the eye can see up and down the beach. I ran twice...

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear HomeRentalPro, Thank you so much for the five star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your first visit to Sanibel, we are certain it won't be your last! Cate, Bob, and Sherly are some of our service superstars, so happy to hear they went above and beyond to make your stay great! We can't wait to see you...

Saratoga Springs, New York
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We found this Resort to be almost perfect for our need for relaxation in a beautiful setting. The hotel has a magnificent view of the ocean and comes with all the necessary requirements...3 pools, spa, great dining with fabulous views, tiki bar, workout room etc. Our condo featured a wrap around porch with a panoramic view of the ocean ,...

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Nancy19492014, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit! We are so glad you enjoyed a relaxing getaway to our little piece of paradise. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Phillip Starling General Manager

Frederick, Maryland
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Been coming here for almost 20 years and plan for next year also. Excellent attention to every detail. Staff very cooperative and location supreme with view of the Gulf of Mexico leaving one breathless. Access to the Gulf is perfect and ease of getting there wonderful.

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear G5014PHgeorged, Thank you for the five star review and for continuing to choose Sundial for your go-to spot for Sanibel vacations! We are so glad our team has taken such great care of you over the years. As you mentioned, the views of the Gulf can't be beat. We look forward to seeing you for many more years to...

Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We have never been to Sanibel Island before and when invited by friends who were staying here for two weeks we jumped at the chance to go where we haven't been before and be guided by friends who have been to Sanibel Island many times before. What A smart decision this was. Since our stay was for 1 1/2 days...

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear tomkozlowski1 , Thank you for reviewing your quick trip to our island paradise and please extend our thanks to your friends who stayed with us and invited you as well! We are so glad you had such a wonderful visit, as you said there are so many things to do on our property that a short trip means you...

Nisswa, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We stayed here 10 days in a 1 bedroom condo-garden view mostly but we could see the ocean. Our condo was in the C block #207 Condo itself was small but it served the purpose. Our daughter joined us for last 4 days and stayed on the pull out couch. This made it crowded (and only 1 bathroom) but it...

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Angel266, Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in C207! We do apologize for the missing housewares. Our team is doing a full inventory now to ensure all missing items are replaced, thank you for bringing this to our attention! Some travel agents we work with do opt to waive the housekeeping...

St. Louis, MO
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Very nice relaxing and wonderful wedding setting . The weather was great, everything was at our fingertips to do. We enjoyed walking on the beach relaxing at the pool and using the outdoor restaurant and bar

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Dear Q2200GErobc, Thank you for the five star review! We are so glad you enjoyed a relaxing stay with us and hope to see you again soon! Phillip Starling General Manager

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The only negative thing i could think of was "why was our check at 4pm" Otherwise we had a pleasant stay. Staff were friendly, they went above and beyond to make sure we had all we needed. Great spot for lowkeyand laid back weekend getaway!

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Dear Candice J, Thank you for the wonderful review! While check-in time is 4pm, our guests have full access of the Resort and all of the amenities we offer on the day of arrival and departure. So glad to hear our team went above and beyond to make sure you were well taken care of during your stay! We look...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 February 2017

My husband and I traveled here for 3 nights and we had a great time. Pros: On the beach, large pool area with bar and food. Free access to bikes, helmets, gym. Three on-site restaurants, and a great location. We loved the hot tub! We stayed in a one bedroom condo (I believe all the units are privately owned condos)...

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Dear Allison K, Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you and your husband enjoyed your stay! With multiple restaurants and all of the amenities we offer on-site, there truly is no need to leave the property if you don't want to, glad you enjoyed! We hope to see you again soon for another beach escape! Phillip...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sanibel Island's most luxurious resort has completed a multi-million dollar renovation. Voted "BEST FULL SERVICE RESORT ON THE ISLANDS" and "BEST STAYCATION IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA" for four years in a row, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is the centerpiece of this unique barrier island off the southwest coast of Florida. Sanibel is two-thirds nature preserve providing visitors with an experience of Florida the way it used to be. Sanibel Island is a natural playground where you can feel the white sand between your toes, take a refreshing swim in the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico or one of Sundial's pools and bike the miles of paved paths around the island. The Resort offers a wide array of activities and amenities for all ages including swimming in 5 heated pools, HydroGrid tennis courts, cabanas, kayaks, paddle boards, bike tours, golf, organized activities, a marketplace, spa and sea school. One,two and three bedroom residences feature options for views with the conveniences of home in a tranquil, tropical setting. These Residences offer a full kitchen with housewares, living/dining area, full baths and ample space that is ideal for couples or larger families. Best of all, Sanibel's world-renowned, pristine shell-dotted beaches are just steps away. Voted Best Waterfront Dining in Southwest Florida, the resort's award winning restaurants offer indoor and outdoor dining options and delicious menu selections. Look forward to an authentic experience as your dinner is artfully prepared right before your eyes at Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, the area's only Japanese steakhouse. Sea Breeze Cafe offers casual dining and local, fresh ingredients with a true Sanibel Island tropical flair over looking the Gulf of Mexico. Sundial's tiki-style poolside eatery, Turtle's Pool & Beach Bar, serves up delicious signature drinks at the bar and family-friendly patio. Slice of Paradice provides the perfect poolside venue for tasty treats such as pizza, ice-cream, hotdogs and salads- perfect for beach-goers and sunset strollers. A daily resort fee includes the use of beach umbrellas and chairs, beach towels, kayaks, paddleboards, bicycles, beach volleyball, fitness center, wifi, organized activities and tennis court access. In addition to being voted Best Full Service Resort and Best Staycation, the resort has been regionally recognized for Best Event Facilities, Best Chef, Best Server, Best Happy Hour, Best New Restaurant, Best Sushi, Best Tiki Bar, Best Waterfront Dining and Best Tennis on the Islands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

Address: 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: ₹ 16,099 - ₹ 49,804 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sundial Beach Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 200
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Also Known As:
Sundial Beach And Golf Resort
Sundial Beach & Golf Hotel Sanibel Island
Sundial Beach Hotel
Sundial Beach Resort
Sundial Beach Sanibel Island
Sundial Sanibel Island
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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“If you have a large family 3+ kids, book the 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles SnowSkiMom_3, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are mostly privately owned and just managed by the resort. There's no way to know what room you'll get until you get here.”
 of 5 bubbles 931759, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I think all rooms are about the same, some have beach views. But all close to beach, pools and restaurants.”
 of 5 bubbles 291territ, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles MaryB148, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room near the Central Main pool or you will be walking for everthing.”
 of 5 bubbles O7709OXruthp, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
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