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Portland, Maine
Reviewed 27 April 2014

My husband, kids, and I were in Port Charlotte Florida last week visiting from New England for April school vacation. My husband and I had one night without kids so we thought Sanibel would be a lovely place to visit. We chose this hotel because of price and were so pleasantly surprised. We got there to check in (Monday, 4/21)...

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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Although this is an older style hotel it was quite charming and very comfortable. The view from the pool was super. The furnishings at the pool and beach are abundant and comfortable. The management does need to regulate who uses the pool. I saw folks who were not guests using the pool and beach amenities (they were not discreet) and...

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Staten Island, New York
Reviewed 23 April 2014

I was afraid that this would be run down and outdated, especially after reading some reviews. The hotel was clean, although rooms were on the small side, it was fine. You're on a beautiful island, you shouldn't be hanging in the room. Hotel is on he beAch and lounge chairs are free. You can grab a bike for free if...

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 22 April 2014

This was our first family vacation to Sanibel Island. The hotel staff is very friendly and the hotel itself is kept super clean. The rooms are very small for a family of 4 - doable but double bed rooms have no extra room. The pool was amazing, bar staff was decent. The convenience to ocean is why we picked this...

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Morristown, TN
Reviewed 18 April 2014

The rooms are updated, but there is a crack in our tub, and hair stuck in the shower curtain (not my hair, wrong color). Otherwise, very clean. Beds ok. Old style hotel, so no chairs on the balcony because it's too narrow. Pool closes at ten, so nowhere to sit outside late at night. I chose this because it was...

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. I too, wish balconies had been in the plans when the hotel was built, but with our location, directly on the beach, it is convenient to actually sit on the beach in the free chairs that we provide. But I do get your point. Your housekeeping and maintenance concerns are noted and...

Charleston, West Virginia
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We were happy with our stay. We were in room 149. Ample room. Tiled floors. Reasonably up-kept. Like my mattress a little more firm than this one was but was comfortable. All staff we encountered were extremely friendly and pleasant (with the exception of the girl at the pool bar. She was not as welcoming). The beach/pool towels were fine....

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your comments. I am very pleased you were happy with your experience and have noted the areas where we can do better to make your next stay perfect. I really do appreciate the feedback! Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com

Lakeland, Florida
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We love Sanibel Island and when we come we stay at the Holiday Inn at Sanibel. We made reservations to come in July 2014 for the fourth time! Cant wait!! We love the location by Island Cow and chee burger chee burger! Never once had a bad experience! They even put us in a Gulf view room for the price...

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Wow, four time return guest! That's great! So happy you enjoy Sanibel Island and our Holiday Inn on the beach. Thank you. Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com

deltona, fl
Reviewed 12 April 2014

The holiday inn was a great place to stay. The room had a lovely tropical flair, with attention to details. It felt like the Carribbean somewhere. We could walk to the beach directly from the hotel for shelling. Beach chairs were provided. Restaurant was beautifully decorated and the food was good. Great stay! A bit pricey, but worth it.

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your comments! Hope you come back and visit again. Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com

New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 April 2014

This is a relatively good choice on Sanibel if you want a hotel rather than renting a condo. It's well located, has a nice beach and pool area, microwave and coffee and fridge in the room, good cleaning service, helpful and responsive staff. Beds were VERY comfortable and it was pretty quiet even with all the kids around. Yes it's...

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. I will pass along your remarks about the pool bar drinks, no room for a bad mojito on a Sanibel Island beach, to Starfish Grille management. Very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Please come again! Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com

Uxbridge, Canada
Reviewed 6 April 2014

This motel was a huge disappointment! We paid a premium for a Gulf /beach front view and you couldn't see the water! Rooms are out of date, with horrible bathrooms, don't take your shoes off! Tiny window, no balcony, just a runway outside your room with other guests looking in. So disappointed for the price.

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. Very sorry that you did not like our property. Thanks for sharing your comments. Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com

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  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • 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: ₹ 12,181 - ₹ 29,052 (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:
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Sanibel Island Holiday Inn
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#14 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Ask for a pool/ocean view. Otherwise you're looking at a parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles patriciabZ5456KS, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We avoided the "overlooking pool" option; our corner room added to our light and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles CNYLaker, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room facing the Gulf if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles 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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“Pick up some food at the grocery to save on dining out. We did & loved our savings & not putting on pounds while vacationing.”
 of 5 bubbles JoL883, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
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