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Richland Center, Wisconsin
Reviewed 21 March 2015

We spent two weeks in early March 2015 at our very favorite place: The Shalimar on West Gulf Drive. This was our 16th year staying at what we would describe as an "old Florida" type resort. This year we were pleasantly surprised to see some wonderful up-grades to our unit, including granite countertops in the kitchen and bath areas, as...

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for taking your time to leave another great review about us! We are glad to see you come back year-to-year and stay with us! It is great to hear that you like the updates that we have done to some of the rooms! We will be waiting for you to come back and will definitely see you at...

Yale, Michigan
Reviewed 14 February 2015

This resort is nicely decorated and clean. We had a suite in the two story hotel on the beach. Shelling and white sand beach steps from our door. We were able to grocery shop and prepare meals in our kitchenette. The bathroom needs to be updated but it's not bad. Beautiful beautiful island and resort. We will return as soon...

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this wonderful review! It is great to hear you had an "Amazing Stay"! Once the season winds down, we will continue renovations to the bathrooms and the kitchens! We hope to see you join us again! Give us a call to see which rooms have been renovated! For over the phone reservations, we guarantee which room you...

Oberlin, Ohio
Reviewed 11 February 2015

We stayed in the motel and enjoyed sitting on the screened in porch and watching the sun set as we had a glass of wine. Because of its location on Sanibel you can also see the sun rise if you step out to the beach (during the winter months). The bathroom was fine though the shower wall (no curtain) was...

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review! We are glad you enjoyed staying with us and hope to see you come back and stay with us again soon! We try our best to keep-up with the property and we are glad to hear that you liked what you saw! We do offer cheaper rates during summer months. For any questions give...

Deal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2015

We rented a two-bedroom apartment for ten days and we had a wonderful stay. We had the upstairs apartment (no 13 – Sea Grape) in the two-storey cottage. This is up 20 stairs – not a problem for us but some people might have difficulty. The kitchen was quite well equipped, with six sets of crockery and cutlery, and assorted...

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Review such as this do not get any better and we hope to see you joining us for years to come! For any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to answer every single question...

Aurora, Illinois
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Unlike a lot of concrete high rise hotels, this resort is a mix of single and two story cottages which seem to blend in with the natural beauty of the island. Our two bedroom unit was nicely decorated and well maintained. The beach is less than a five minute walk and there is a nice pool that is even closer....

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Shalimar Cottage and Motel! We are glad you had a relaxing getaway and hope you enjoyed the great sunsets that Sanibel has to offer! Thank you for this great review! Hope to see you come back soon! Shalimar Management and Staff.

Reviewed 24 January 2015

My wife and I stayed 1 week at the sea urchin cabin #10. Cottage was basic but nice wooden floors and bath robes were a great touch. Heating/air worked perfectly and ceiling fans too. Full compact kitchen and super king bed. Pool at 4 1/2 feet good for lap swims or just cooling off. Beach is a 2 minute walk...

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this great review! Thank you for sharing your experience and letting other travelers know about what we have to offer! We are gland to hear about your great experience! Hope to see you again soon. Management and staff.

Uhrichsville, Ohio
Reviewed 24 January 2015

We decided to skip all the hassle and gifts this year and head to the beach with our rather large family instead. We had stayed at the Shalimar Motel in 1998 and decided to try out one of the cottages this time, since our family had grown considerably. We had the upper unit #13 of the Cottage rentals. The accommodations...

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! It is great to hear about your wonderful time here at Shalimar! We are glad you had great Christmas with us and we hope we could only get better as you return and spend more time with us! Thanks again, Shalimar Management and Staff

Mystic, Connecticut
Reviewed 17 January 2015

We arrived in Sanibel without reservations on a road trip in December. Our first stop was the Tourist Info Center just over the bridge for help with places to stay for a few days. A charming woman asked us a few questions and made a few calls and we ended up at Shalimar Cottages and Motel. Our adorable cottage was...

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! For any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to answer every single question you have! Thank You again! Shalimar Management and Staff.

Peoria, Arizona
Reviewed 4 January 2015

As I read on a picture frame, this is a great place to relax, refresh, and rewind. There are cottages, rooms, and and two-bedroom apartments to choose from at Shalimar. I stayed in a room and it was clean and comfortable, The resort is right on the beach and is a perfect spot for long walks and watching the sunrise...

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for your great review about Shalimar Cottages and Motel! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the view and anything else that we have to offer!. Sorry about noisy neighbors. Thank You again! Shalimar Management and Staff.

New Hampshire
Reviewed 27 December 2014

Second Christmas at the Shalimar - sooo glad I came back! Husband stayed home this year. Just love it here and would highly recommend to anyone thinking about Sanibel! Love, love, love it! If you want privacy, this is the place for you. Right on the beach and you almost feel like you are "lost" on a tropical island! Really...

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

We are glad to hear about you coming back! Thank You for this great review! Thank You for your high recommendations! We hope to see you come back any time! Thank You again! Shalimar Management and Staff

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shalimar is an Old Florida-style resort of 33 units located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Blending in with the natural beauty of the island, Shalimar offers many features without spoiling the natural atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shalimar Cottages and Motel

Address: 2823 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5701
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: ₹ 11,876 - ₹ 24,826 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Shalimar Cottages and Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Shalimar Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Shalimar Hotel Sanibel Island
Shalimar Motel Sanibel Island
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“If you want gulf view, go with the motel/efficiency”
 of 5 bubbles 756marylua, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the motel rooms nearest the seafront - top floor better than ground. The motel only has two storeys”
 of 5 bubbles biggles51, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A cottage!”
 of 5 bubbles G2890WWwilliamb, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cottage 4 and 7 are my favorites”
 of 5 bubbles kayakdeb2, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in motel efficiency room #11. This room has a gulf front view and is located on the second floor. Best view off all.”
 of 5 bubbles 235ginap, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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