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    Blue Dolphin Cottages

    4227 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5199
    (786) 574-9247
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    Room & Suite (367)
    Pool & Beach (94)
    • Excellent78%
    • Very good17%
    • Average3%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
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    “the cottages” (34 reviews)
    “every morning” (21 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Laundry Service
    Self-Serve Laundry
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    1 - 5 of 236 reviews

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The Blue Dolphin sits right on a gorgeous stretch of beach in a residential area. There are incredible number of the most amazing shells everywhere, and I mean everywhere! You can barely walk without stepping on some real beauties. We spent two nights in the...More

    Thank graymar6
    Response from murphye51, Owner at Blue Dolphin CottagesResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you and we hope to see you again.

    Innkeeper's Favourite Review
    Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

    I don't have enough words to describe our wonderful stay. It is a family owned hotel and they greeted us warmly when we arrived. Our room was a studio almost fully equipped, very clean. They offer continental breakfast and that too was very nice. 20...More

    Thank amarilispr
    Response from Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin CottagesResponded 1 May 2017

    Thank you for this outstanding review. We look forward to seeing you again.

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Surprisingly exceeded our expectations, even after Googling. We wanted an intimate spot, on the beach for R&R with a local flavor. Blue Dolphin has that. The shelling was more fun than we thought, just 75 steps from our cabin door. (see it from Google Earth)...More

    Thank RogersTrip10101
    Response from Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin CottagesResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for the wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves.

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We were looking for a comfortable laid-back atmosphere and were attracted to the online pictures of the Blue Dolphin Cottages. We found the rooms were exactly as pictured, but the charm and comfort exceeded our expectations. The managers, staff and owners treated us like house...More

    Thank Becky622
    Response from Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin CottagesResponded 4 weeks ago

    We are glad we met your expectations. Hope to see you again.

    Reviewed 7 October 2017

    My husband and I booked for several days in late September to celebrate his birthday in our favorite vacation spot. Little did we know when we made the reservations that Hurricane Irma would soon be spending some time in the area. We were able to...More

    Thank Susan M
    Response from Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin CottagesResponded 9 October 2017

    We are glad to see you had a wonderful time. Please come and see us again. Finish that vacation.

    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Price range
    • US$ 134 - US$ 324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 9
    • Location
    • United States >
    • Florida >
    • Southwest Gulf Coast >
    • Sanibel Island
    • Also Known As
    • Blue Dolphin Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island ,
    • Blue Dolphin Sanibel Island ,
    • Blue Dolphin Hotel Sanibel Island
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    Traveller (199)
    Room & Suite (367)
    Pool & Beach (94)
    Dining (6)
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    15 January 2017|
    Response from Jerry S | Property representative |
    Please look at our website for pictures and discriptions of our rooms. All our rooms have air conditioning. I have a 1 bedroom apartment available for $2263.43 and an efficiency available for $1974.83. These rates are for... More
    12 January 2017|
    Response from Jerry S | Property representative |
    The 1 bedroom apartments have central air, the other rooms have splits.
    28 December 2016|
    Response from Jerry S | Property representative |
    Hi Our rates are on our website for Blue Dolphin Cottages Please let us know when you are interested in making a reservation.
    Room Tips
    "#1 is closest to the parking lot, an apt style duplex. Very private. Larger #s are closer to the water..."
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    "Look on their website for photos of each unit, how it is furnished, and the price."
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    "We had unit#1 which is not ocean view but it was literally few steps away from the beach. It was quiet and..."
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    "Every room has easy access to the beach but for a few bucks more, I would go gulf view every time!"
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