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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Got locked in our bathroom a few times and front desk thought it was funny. Checked in and we found a dirty band aid on the night stand, a dirty wash cloth in the shower, and refused to let include my son at the pool. Terrible service and cost more than it should.

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Sparta, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Visited here with the family for Spring Break and it's a comfortable place to stay at with clean rooms. If you are with teenagers it might be a bit small to share a room. Also, the bathroom is very tight with little space for toiletries. We ended up using the top of the toilet to put our shampoo and conditioner....

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments regarding the cleanliness, comfort, ambiance, the grounds and the beach. We hope that you and your family created great memories and we appreciate that you let us be a part of your family vacation.

Seguin, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful hotel located steps from the beach. Decor is somewhat dated for my taste but really how much time do you spend in the room? Staff here is very friendly and check in was quick. Beach chairs are provided but grab an umbrella for some sun protection. Quiet and very relaxing

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Happy you were able to get away and relax! Being steps from the beach on Sanibel is a feature we are proud to share. We appreciate you mentioning that the staff was friendly and that check in was quick. We will share this with them.

Crestwood, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I are veteran visitors to Sanibel Island, having stayed at several different resorts in the past ten years. This resort was one of the best. The grounds are beautiful and ornate and very well maintained as well. The rooms were very clean and the hotel staff was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable of area events and venues....

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate the detailed review as it allows us a great perspective as to what we are doing well and what can be improved upon. Your compliments regarding the staff, cleanliness, tiki bar, amenities and location in addition to the five star rating will be shared with the staff. We will certainly review the pricing in the restaurant to make...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We put this trip together in two months. Just wanted some time in the sun and on the beach. Didn't know the island at all. We called around and found this place was the best price for what we were looking for. It was perfect for us. It was quiet and family friendly, the place was clean, staff was friendly,...

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Lisa, for your five star rating! We are pleased to be a part of your family vacation and are happy that you enjoyed the hotel and all Sanibel Island has to offer. Your mention of returning is the biggest reward we can be given.

Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location and beach is devine. Sea shells, pool bar, restaurant and close to everything on island--enjoy ! Rooms are older but clean and there are many on ground level drive ups---ver convenient.

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate you sharing your comments with us and are pleased that you found the location and beach to be to your liking! We certainly enjoy being able to offer the beautiful Gulf of Mexico as our back yard. Hope to see you again.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a "resort". It's a motel with doors opening to the outside and no elevator facilities. The outside has been painted nicely and there is some nice landscaping. There are also two strange delapidated "lagoons" with warning signs about alligators. The lagoon right next to the pool/bar area has no water but rather miscellaneous junk in it. Seems...

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

So glad that you stayed with us. We appreciate your review. We are pleased that you liked our new La Bella Vita restaurant menu and service. The lagoons are very low on water due to the water table being low. They are detention ponds and are necessary particularly in rainy season. This area has experienced a much drier than usual...

Sterling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this location several times when it was a Holiday Inn. It is under new ownership since the first of the year. Nothing much has changed. Staff is friendly and helpful. The only issue I have noticed is that the mattresses need to be replaced. It may just take the new owners a while to completely upgrade

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding the staff. It is our pleasure to make certain your time away is nice. The current ownership is committed to continually improving our property. We just opened the all new full service restaurant, we have completed getting all new pool furniture and the upper deck has been replaced. There are more plans in the...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you can't take one more New England snowstorm and you are in serious need of warmth and vitamin D delivered direct from the sun..this is where you go. Walk straight onto to the beach. The provided chairs were great place for consuming a good beach read. Room was a little dated and could use a refresh; and housekeeping could...

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for sharing those comments, especially regarding the food at our all new restaurant. The menu and food quality are getting great reviews. So glad you got to get away from the cold for a little while and we are honored you selected our property. We will certainly take your comments about housekeeping very seriously and look for...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time here, I would definitely recommend it to anyone. The beach is beautiful and so is all of the land. Whether you are relaxing in a hammock, shelling, or shopping, it is great. We will definitely come back if we get the chance- what a treat!

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you! The best testament is a return visit. Your five star rating is truly appreciated.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A tranquil boutique hotel nestled amid swaying palms and sandy beaches Sanibel Island Beach Resort is a cherished gulf-front retreat for nature lovers - shell collectors and those who enjoy outdoor recreation mixed with great shopping and dining. Guests enjoy private beach access as well as an outdoor pool and sundeck bike rentals tennis courts hammocks and lounge chairs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanibel Island Beach Resort

Address: 1231 Middle Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6729 (Formerly Holiday Inn Sanibel Island)
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: ₹ 11,532 - ₹ 25,267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanibel Island Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Sanibel Island Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Holiday Inn
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#14 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Don't pay extra for a room with a view because you are still 1000 feet away from the water.”
gms58, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a pool/ocean view. Otherwise you're looking at a parking lot.”
patriciabZ5456KS, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We avoided the "overlooking pool" option; our corner room added to our light and privacy.”
CNYLaker, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room facing the Gulf if you can.”
tfagerskog, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you want a view close to the beach and pool then ask for a view room”
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