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Leawood
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice location for sunset and the beach. The people were nice too. The Air conditioners were loud when you set on the pineapple deck. the decks are not very private. Second floor has a better view. on Friday nights they have a reception out on the shuffle board courts with vine, beer, and sandwiches. Real nice of them. We have...

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WatersideSanibel, General Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were able to join us for our Friday night sunset party. We are currently looking into other options for our A/C units so they are less noisy. Thanks again for taking the time to post your review and...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Sanibel Island can be very expensive. Waterside Inn on the beach was a very nice hotel for the price range. The staff was very accommodating. I really liked the island music that greeted us when we entered the room. Wi-Fi was not very reliable so I would recommend downloading whatever you want to watch before you get there. But if...

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WatersideSanibel, General Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for posting your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we will look forward to seeing you again. Best Wishes, Jeff

Winona
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This resort is right on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. What a beautiful location. A short walk and you are on the beach. Go the other way and you reach the bike & walking path in Sanibel. Enjoy the quiet resort with Waterside.

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WatersideSanibel, General Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. The title says it all we are a "quaint" resort that is great for relaxing and unwinding from the everyday hustle and bustle. Thank you for your review and we will see you the next time you are in paradise. Regards, Jeff

McComb, Mississippi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love staying in a cottage. Small screened in porch. Easily accessible to beach and lots of places to eat within short drive Pet friendly supplied beach towels Would love to return to sanibel and stay here again

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WatersideSanibel, General Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. Our cottages are truly great whats better than having everything you need and being only yards away from the beach? Thank you for staying with us! Regards, Jeff

Whitefish, Montana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister & I were on a road trip from LA to SE Florida. I wanted her to see Sanibel Island, so we looked at TripAdvisor for last minute deals. Waterside was the least expensive so we booked through Expedia. We arrived late. Kathy greeted us at checkin. She was very friendly & accommodating. She let us stay on the...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We actually really liked this spot. The rooms were well maintained and comfortable. The walls are too thin because you can hear your neighbor and the bright light outside the room keeps the room too light at night.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in room 124 3 nights, and liked it so much, booked 2 more nights in cottage.Carol at front desk was so helpful, with our accomadations, and services. Will definately return. Sunsets were beautiful, and right outside our door , chairs at beach

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Orlando, Florida, USA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Correspondence with hotel was great before our arrival. Arrived to a nice landscaped resort. Our room was 2nd floor in the pineapple lodge. Spacious 2 queen bed room with oven, microwave, blender, toaster, top//bottom freezer/fridge, utensils, plates, pots/pans, dishwasher soap and paper towels. If we stayed longer we would've just cooked there for breakfast and lunch. Our patio had view...

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Perdido Key, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have come back to Waterside repeatedly. Our favorite spot is comfortable and close to the beach. The staff are an asset to this business. Carol, who seems to do anything that is needed, takes care of everyone and everything. Jeff is gracious and friendly. And the cleaning staff are excellent.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at Waterside is like entering a (pleasant) time-warp. The inn consists of a cluster of small cottages, plus a two-story lodge, nestled in a scenic grove of palms right on the beach. Waterside is flanked on both sides by largish 3-4 story multi-building condo complexes, which are typical of most of Sanibel's oceanfront, but for those who prefer life...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Are you searching for that true Olde Florida charm and style? Look no further than Waterside Inn! You?re just steps away from the beautiful beaches of Sanibel. Amenities include a heated pool, beach loungers, on-site bike rentals, and BBQ grills. Come to relax and unwind in one of our small inns or cottages. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterside Inn on the Beach

Address: 3033 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5609
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: ₹ 17,042 - ₹ 23,484 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Waterside Inn on the Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Waterside Inn On The Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Resort Sanibel Island
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“One of the cottages is very private.”
 of 5 bubbles Dick55987, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Had 2 different rooms, pineapple, and cottage. Both very nice”
 of 5 bubbles redlegs2017, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The only thing change we would like to see is two comfortable chairs added to our unit in Pineapple. They would need to be small to fit into the unit, but would be very welcomed. There is a small couch there now, but not very comfortable. Otherwise we spend too much time sitting on the bed!”
 of 5 bubbles 933suzanne, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Only two of the cottages are directly on the beach, so beware.”
 of 5 bubbles NatureLoverMass, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you have kids, maybe pick another place.”
 of 5 bubbles roseb297, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
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