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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

The location, people and rooms were great. However when we left and were about 20 minutes away (off the island) we discovered that we had left a small bag containing some small gifts ($50) and valuable personal material (keys and a photo album). We called and to HI's credit we got a call back telling us that they found the... More 

5 Thank JPW2292
Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Happy you enjoyed your stay and very sorry to hear of your missing gifts. I have been with this hotel for 30+ years and I can tell you that it is extraordinarily rare for us have an issue like this. I assure you we care that you are missing these items and I am sorry we did not display the... More 

Amherst, Canada
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Sanibel island is a beautiful Island with great Beaches. But this property is a tired, overpriced motel styled location. All rooms have an external walk way so you must keep your curtains shut for privacy. The views except for an extremely limited number all look out to parking lots. Our room had a mildewy smell. The check in person, named... More 

5 Thank Littleseb
Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Very sorry you were not happy with our hotel and front desk staff. At the very least we can be pleasant and helpful to our valued guests. I am dissappointed we let you down. I hope you let us know the room smelled bad so we could fix it or move you. It is to your advantage and ours to... More 

Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2014

This hotel is unlike the other Holiday Inns I am used to. It looked more like a motel but as it on a beach, it works. The beach is just behind it and it is private so it's not crowded. The staff were great about putting out beach chairs. It has a great heated pool as well. Shelling on that... More 

2 Thank 25cw
Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Yes, that's a bunch of channels on our new hi-def DirecTV's, glad you enjoyed that! Kids Eat Free with an adult meal in the restaurant; true for all Holiday Inn's, but not all Holiday Inn's have the Starfish Grille for their restaurant. I am happy you took advantage of that. Overall just going to say: thank you, for sharing your... More 

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47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2014

We booked a last minute trip to Sanibel, and most places on the island were booked solid. So we took the HI kind of as a last resort. We were not disappointed though. The place is well kept, clean, and in a very nice location. The restaurant on site was great (but a little pricey), and the pool bar was... More 

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Xenia, Ohio
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Loved this place! Its small, clean, has nice amenities and is on a beautiful, clean beach with lots of ocean life. Just walking along the shores we found endless amounts of living seashells and at low tide we saw numerous sea stars, living sand dollars, and even a live seahorse that washed up on shore (we threw him back). Dolphins... More 

3 Thank christinab618
Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Thanks folks! The nature and sea life is what Sanibel Island is all about; so happy you enjoyed it. Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2014

My daughter and I stayed for a relaxing 4 day get away last April! From the moment we arrived we were greated with sincere hospitality...The room was lovely comfy and cozy! Service was exceptional and the location superb on the most beautiful gulf!!!! We are tuly looking forward to our next stay in April and will continue to come back... More 

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Thank you, see you in April! Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com More 

Woodstock, Canada
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138 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2014

If your idea of a resort is a cookie-cutter high-rise on a beach lined with more of same, don't even bother coming to Sanibel Island for you won't find that here! The people of Sanibel blocked that kind of development way back in the 60s, and the result is a unique natural environment hardly to be found anywhere else in... More 

Thank Kenny0654
Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Wow, that is a spot-on assessment of Sanibel Island! Very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Unfriendly desk clerk? Don't like to hear that. I assure you we will improve that, just no excuse not to be pleasant. Glad you enjoyed the Starfish Grille and we'll take care of those glitches before you return. Thank you. Danny Adams, Director of Sales... More 

Centreville, Virginia
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164 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Let me say that it is tough to beat the location of this property. I could walk from my room (not the closest to the beach) to the beach in about 3 minutes. That was incredible. That was pretty much where the incredible part of this property is, its location. You are lulled into a false sense of security when... More 

2 Thank Travelinto25Cities
Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

You know, I agree; the property looks well-maintained and looks clean, and there is a very good reason for that. Sorry to hear as a staff we let you down, we'll use this as a call-to-action and improve our focus. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments, we appreciate them! Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com More 

Deer Park, WI
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20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

This property was delightful! We stayed in a king room which was very spacious and extremely clean. We love having a fridge, microwave and coffee maker in room. Beach towels are also supplied. We rented bikes on site and rode around the entire island. Claudia at the front desk was amazing!! She was spot on with all of her suggestions!... More 

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Mayville, Wisconsin, United States
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182 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2014

This is a tough review for many different reasons. First off, if you need two queen beds, the room is VERY small. It was probably the smallest room I have ever had, and I travel quite a bit. However, I did see inside rooms that had a king bed and would have been much happier with that size, but was... More 

4 Thank Kim S

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We cordially invite you to relax and enjoy our tropical island beach paradise at the Holiday Inn Beach Resort Hotel on Sanibel Island.The experience begins the moment you cross the Sanibel Causeway just west of Fort Myers, Florida and travel over the azure waters of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. You'll feel the stress and fast pace of every-day life slip away.The Holiday Inn Beach Resort Hotel on Sanibel Island is located on one of the most beautiful sanctuary islands in the world with the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico as our own back yard. Sanibel Island is renowned for its natural beauty and habitat, miles of unspoiled beaches, world famous shell collecting, an array of activities, water sports, fishing and exceptional restaurants. Whether your visit brings you to our beachfront hotel for business or for pleasure, you will enjoy our charmingly quaint resort hotel surrounded by lush tropical landscape, pristine beach, ponds with waterfalls, outdoor pool with expansive sun deck, tennis courts and friendly staff who are eager to assist you.Plan your well deserved vacation or romantic getaway on Sanibel Island now. We specialize in leisure vacations, small meetings, retreats, corporate incentive travel and beach side weddings. We look forward to your visit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Sanibel Island

Address: 1231 Middle Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6729
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: ₹ 11,932 - ₹ 30,479 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Sanibel Island 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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#15 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“With a ground floor room you can park outside your unit. No lifts as far as we are aware.”
 of 5 bubbles johnpS2419VW, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Poolside is a good choice.”
 of 5 bubbles FredB97, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 137-150 and 239-250 are closest to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles Beth999, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pricing should be better. For those rates I rather stay in luxury hotel.”
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“not many rooms that face the water, but you are just steps from the beach”
 of 5 bubbles Wesnole, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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