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Springfield, Virginia
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is not really a resort, more like a motel. But, it is close to the beach, and modestly priced. We liked the beach access which is a short walk. There are no ocean views that we were aware of - so go for the basic room. The rooms are much like an average motel, but adequate in all respects....

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

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Whitby, Canada
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Driving into the resort driveway you get a feeling that your in for an awesome experience. You will notice the clean location and very well kept entrance. The front desk staff greet you with a warm hello and smile. Check in was a breeze and the room and parking was explained was very easy to understand. I was fortunate that...

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

We appreciate the time you took to detail your stay with us. This gives future travelers a great idea as to what they can expect. Since your visit we have opened up our newly renovated restaurant, La Bella Vita Ristorante, and we cannot wait for you to experience it and give us your review. Thank you!

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This Hotel turned Resort style is the perfect location to be on Sanibel Island. So conveniently located with access to many eating places and shoppes. It is even just a short drive into Captiva where you can find more places to tour, eat and shoppe. Venture out of your Resort living area door and you are just steps away from...

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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This was the perfect inn to stay for our 45th anniversary. Very quaint with beautiful grounds right on the Gulf. Mature palm trees shade the beautiful grounds and hammocks offer perfect relaxation. Our room was great with the most comfortable pillows and beds we have ever had. My wife is ordering the pillows! All staff were very friendly, especially Jesus....

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

Thank you for the five star rating, your kind works and, most especially, your mention of Jesus who has been working here for over 20 years. We are also pleased to announce that the one area you felt could improve has already been taken care of. We have opened our all new restaurant, La Bella Vita, which offers great breakfast...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Let's be clear this is in no way a "resort". It's a motel with doors opening to the outside and no elevator facilities. We used IHG points and despite having a screenshot which stated no additional fees to be paid the hotel decided that they do not have to comply with IHG rules so would not honour this. One employee...

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Gill68, Thank you so much for leaving a feedback regarding your recent stay with us. I can assure you that your comfort and satisfaction are of utmost importance to us and for that please accept my sincere apologies if your stay was negatively affected by the overall level of customer service you received from some of our staff and...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 30 January 2017

(1) The location was great. That was about it. I booked a Rewards stay, and at NO WHERE during the reservation process or check in or anything was I ever told that I had to pay the resort fee on top of burning 210,000 points for the stay. When I asked about this, I was told that they started it...

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

Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to learn you were unhappy with parts of your stay. We do charge a daily resort fee which covers wifi, parking, beach chairs, pool chairs, tennis courts and so on and we have been charging this for some time now. It is not because we were no longer going to be a...

Apex, North Carolina, USA
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This hotel was a complete dump. A well respected brand like the Holiday Inn should not be attached to the name of this hotel. I wished I could have cancelled when we arrived as the treatment we received at the front desk was the tell tale sign of what our experience would be. The clerk could not answer any of...

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

Thank you for your comments. I apologize that you did not enjoy your stay.

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The hotel has direct access to a private beach w lounge chairs. There is a $25/night resort fee added to your room charge. Rooms are very comfortable with excellent bedding. Grounds very nice and a small bar near the swimming pool. I would certainly recommend this property.

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We appreciate your recommendation and kind comments. Thank you!

PJS, United States
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I was on vacation with my son and we were traveling all over Florida. This hotel was a gem. We only stayed one night, but would have stayed longer. The hotel was decorated beautifully. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The hotel staff was very friendly too. The restaurant food and staff were very good. There was also a poolside...

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Thank you Nancy! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that you plan to return. A true testament!

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I will try to cover all the bases in my review and then it's up to each person to decide whether this is a good option or not. For my wife and I, it was perfectly fine as a lodging option, though we got such a good deal (price) that swayed our thinking. Price: I paid $139/night in mid January...

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Lee C, Thanks for opting to stay with us and sharing your feedback with us. I regret to know that your check in did not go as smoothly as it should have been. Do know that it is our intention to make you go through all those troubles as a valued guest. In addition, it it unfortunate to learn...

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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: ₹ 11,539 - ₹ 25,282 (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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972stephenp, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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