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Waterside Inn on the Beach

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

My husband & I stayed here after researching on Trip Advisor. So glad we chose the Waterside!! From the moment we made our reservations til we checked out we were treated great. Kudos to Carol in the front office. She is so friendly, helpful & very knowledgeable about Sanibel. We were in room 121 and you can't beat the view!!...

1Thank Seadreams
WatersideSanibel, Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

First I want to thank you for taking the time to post your review. We do everything we can to make all of our guests comfortable and enjoy while they are vacationing here at the Waterside Inn. I am happy to see that you were able to enjoy yourself. I will be sure to pass along your comments to Carol....

Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Understand title is harsh but what we have experienced here is unbelieveble. Our stay was oke, location is great, but the island offers many great locations to stay. Pool is very small, picture wom't tell. Interior of cottages is outdated, old and dirty. As we stayed in one of the cottages with four kids under 12 we had to use...

10Thank g w
Lady Lake, Florida
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We stayed in the Pineapple Room 115. It was a very nice room with two queen beds. It had tile flooring throughout, full kitchen for cooking and double vanities in the bathroom. We would drink our coffee in the mornings on the balcony where we could overlook the ocean. This hotel is right on the ocean so its just a...

2Thank Crottermond
WatersideSanibel, Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit here at the Waterside Inn. We are known nationally for our shelling and there are great ones found on the beach daily. If you look at our face book page we have some pictures from recent finds. Carol is a very friendly and caring...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed in one of the pet friendly cottages with our cat and loved how super clean, well equipped, and close to the beach our adorable unit was. The staff went the extra mile to accommodate us because we were a last minute reservation. We will definitely return!

3Thank kristine W
WatersideSanibel, Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to pass along you wonderful comments!! We strive to deliver the best costumer service here at the Waterside Inn, and to make sure that everyone can relax and enjoy themselves while vacationing. Again thank you for your comments and we look forward to your return. Warm Regards, Jeff Osuski General Manager

Reviewed 28 July 2015

the rooms and cottages are usually ready for the next guest. this year either through new ownership or change in staff the cabin was not as clean as we have found it in the past. counters and stove both needed cleaning before use the more convinient kitchen items were not there or never replaced.a bedside lamp was invertantly damaged and...

1Thank jerry c
WatersideSanibel, Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations, We have had the same housekeeping staff as the last couple years but will follow up with this to make sure nothing is being missed. If you would like to discuss this further please...

Cedar Grove, New Jersey
Reviewed 17 July 2015

The location being so close to the ocean is Fabulous! The Mango cottage is nice with a big comfortable king bed. The couch is comfy. It was clean enough but could use an extra hand at housekeeping as the ceiling fans were dusty and the teapot was old and gross and needed to be thrown away?? The kitchen needs potholders....

3Thank opinionmom5
Braintree, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2015

This place is OK but I am not over the moon about the quality of accommodation or the site. It is dated and the rooms are not well kitted out. Check in is fine but staff were not very helpful and do not go out of there way to explain about the resort. In fact, when I arrived she was...

2Thank Bezzer1
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We have been coming here for years! Our Springer Spaniel, Sophie, loves the water. This one of the few beaches on the West Coast of Florida that allows dogs on the beach. They have to be on leash. The cottage accommodations are very comfortable and are fully furnished, even kitchens. Staff is very friendly & accommodating. A lot of outdoor...

2Thank Sandy F
Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Our goal was to relax, see nature and enjoy the cottage and the amenities in Sanibel , Florida. We were delighted from the moment we checked in. Carol greeted us, provided all of the resources imaginable. It was though she knew our likes and geared everything to our interest. She was always ready to assist us and our stay was...

2Thank Jan S
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We stayed at Breakers West the week leading to July 4th. The office people were very friendly and accommodating. There were free beach towels, so don't pack or buy any. Our unit gave us fresh towels daily and removed our garbage. As most condos, there were enough pots and pans and utensils for cooking. Coffee pot, filters left from previous...

2Thank 03rcode

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: ₹ 11,894 - ₹ 16,031 (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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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“The beach is right there for you.”
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“103 was great!”
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“Incredible shelling here - no need to go elsewhere for shell-searching”
  • Gorgeous slice of ocean visible from our room
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“Several choices for rooms.”
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