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Waterside Inn on the Beach

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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
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2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

My initial thought was 2.5/3 stars based on the room and price paid (over $300 but that is what happens when you go in March)! Although large (over 400 square feet with a full size kitchen), it was dated and a bit musty smelling. There...More

Thank Lee_and_Paul
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Just completed a 2 night stay at Waterside Inn & stayed in Pineapple lodge 2nd story # 122. We booked last minute so not sure if the room rate would have been better if we had planned it out with more advance. ( $355 a...More

Thank Molly L
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Just completed a nine day stay at Waterside Inn, in one of the blueberry cottages. The facility is not a high end resort but rather simple older Florida style cottages. It was clean, quiet, relaxing, and just a quick 30 second walk to the beach....More

Thank Kathy H
Response from WatersideSanibel, General Manager at Waterside Inn on the BeachResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you for the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Cottages are dated and not real clean. Do NOT recommend having to use the pull out sofa! Pool was on the small side but was heated. On a positive note, its steps to the beach and pretty private and uncrowded.

Thank Kathe B
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We stayed for couple days, and could not have been more pleased. It is old time place,nothing fancy, but very comfortable. Carol at front desk was very informative,helpful with the island. We stayed in the Pineapple 2 story, room was clean, and just as expected,...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beachfront
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Pool
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
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Price range
US$ 196 - US$ 240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Details
Price range
US$ 196 - US$ 240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
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bombera17179
3 April 2018|
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Is there a restriction on dog size?
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melissamistretta
27 December 2017|
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Response from BeverlyOB | Reviewed this property |
There was a hairdryer in our bathroom on the wall. It worked extremely well. No complaints. The bathroom is very small, so the most efficient use of space is absolutely necessary in the cottages. Some may differ because of... More
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anijoamos
17 September 2017|
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Response from WatersideSanibel | Property representative |
Good morning ! \In answer to your question, yes pets are allowed on the beaches on Sanibel , they must be on a leash. Also, Algiers beach is not that far from us. Please is I can answer any other questions please let me... More
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"Cottages and lodge are all close to beach"
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