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Blue Dolphin Cottages

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kind of goofy accommodations and a disturbingly early check out time. Nonetheless, there is much to appreciate at this small slice of paradise. Plenty of repeat clients who frequent the motel. Sanibel is Sanibel, good and bad. But it seems like the owners care about their guests.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic, beautiful and quiet place.......... Excellent customer service........ 10 steps away from the beach......... Clean and cozy rooms. Will definitely come back!....if you like quite places, this is the one for you....!!!

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.

Weston, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 steps away from the beach! Who can ask for more. I totally recommend. Can't wait...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

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

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We have visited Sanibel often and enjoyed the natural simple atmosphere. This was our first time to stay at Blue Dolphin and were looking for a homey welcoming place. It completely met and exceeded our expectation our expectations. We appreciated the roominess of our unit and especially the lovely tropical garden in the center of the facility.

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

What else could you ask for? Walk right out onto the serene white sandy beach for ideal shelling, dolphin siting daily and spectacular sunsets. Rooms are equipped with everything you need - whether it's for a few nights or a month. Free bikes, lawn chairs and continental breakfast are nice perks too. Owners keep place looking nice with lots of...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are happy you had a nice experience while staying with us. We hope to see you again. Thank you for the nice review.

Reviewed 12 January 2017

Quiet and peaceful place with the Gulf beach a just couple of steps away. Good bicycles and beach lounge chairs free for guest use and a nice room kitchen in the room. The room was very clean and everything worked well. Locks on the doors provided security, and the residential location of the property makes for a home-like feeling. If...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are glad to have met you and hope to see you again. Thank you for the review.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The cottages are located on a quiet residential area of W Gulf drive. You are literally 10 feet away from the beach. We have been here multiple times and would never consider staying anywhere else on the island. The beach is very quiet because the cottages are far from the condos and other hotels and resorts on the island. Beth...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and we will see you next year.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were so lucky to get into the Blue Dolphin Cottages spur of the moment. The room was within 500 feet of the ocean. The location is in a residential area which means the beachfront is near deserted and without the hotel crowd. Be aware that the cottages are dated but are clean.

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Our rooms have been freshly painted, the bedspreads are brand new, among other amenities. We are pleased with our authentic "cottage" look. We hope to see you again.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 December 2016

This is a very small inn, with a staff of one, and it is ideal for people who are seeking peace, quiet, and tremendous natural beauty. Blue Dolphin is right on a really glorious stretch of beach, in the quietest section of West Gulf Drive, an area which is otherwise entirely residential. Blue Dolphin offers everything you need for a...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. Thank you for explaining our simplicity. Hope to see you next year.

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Spent a week and loved it there. If you are looking to be pampered this is not the place to visit, it is a very do it yourself kind of place with no one vying for your tips at every turn. The staff (generally one person) is very friendly and you mostly take care of your own needs.The site is...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful, truthful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again.

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A truly refreshing vacation awaits you at the Blue Dolphin Cottages. We are a family owned, intimate and charming motel situated directly on a tranquil, white sandy beach on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The Blue Dolphin Cottages offers a selection of accommodations in its 10 units, either bright and airy efficiencies or spacious one bedroom suites, all with completely equipped kitchens, phones and cable television. Each unit has a comfortable sun deck surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. With our compliments, you will enjoy a delicious continental breakfast every morning. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Dolphin Cottages

Address: 4227 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5199
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: ₹ 8,693 - ₹ 21,020 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Blue Dolphin Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Hotel Sanibel Island
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“They are all good.”
invertpaleo, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Units 6 and 7 have a picture window to the gulf.”
558pete29, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Units 6 or 7 are the larger units with a separate bedroom and picture windows overlooking the beach. But they go quickly!!”
joycec27, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“We had an end room next to the large bird cage -- I loved hearing them in the mornings but would prefer an ocean view next time.”
claudine53, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“They are all good.”
invertpaleo, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
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