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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The cottages are a few steps from a clean, beautiful, and very, very quiet beach. We set up our lounge chairs and umbrella in the morning and come and go all day. I can walk for miles on the beach and some days see more dolphins than people. Sanibel is a quiet place, but Blue Dolphin is tucked into a...

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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 our amenities and have pointed out our proximity to the beach. If we were any closer you would have fish in your shoes! See you next year.

Arlington or Cambridge
Reviewed 22 April 2016

A small private place with lots of palms & greenery. Coffee, fruit & pastry out in the morning to enjoy at outdoor tables, on your porch or in your room. Very clean and everything you need in the kitchen. Bikes available for riding on the protected wide bike paths that take you all over Sanibel. No one ever locks their...

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

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and made use of our amenities.

Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Love Blue Dolphin. Great location, hospitable staff, great beach with lots of shells, few kids, very quiet. Very relaxing. But does have limits: no maid service at all, continental breakfast is marginal, limited number of units with direct beach view. You've got to do a lot yourself. Like renting a room not hotel. Swifer would be great to control sand...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you had an enjoyable time and hope to see you again.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Booked and paid this place several months in advance (906 US dollars for 3 nights) thinking its a special romantic place after reading hotel website and reviews on trip advisor. but our expectations were ruined as soon as we saw the place and room. Please read all critical reviews, they have more sense, don't allow to mislead you by high...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We appreciated the friendly and excellent service, the spacious, modern cottage, continental breakfast with fresh fruit, location in a residential area with few people on the beach. Beth, the manager, was always accessible, cheerful and helpful. It was a short walk out to the beach to watch gorgeous sunsets. The owners hosted a wine and cheese party one evening for...

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

It was a pleasure having you and hope to see you again. Thanks for the review and Beth thanks you.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Fourth year staying here. Best place on the island. Located on residential area so no other hotels around. Walks on the beach are lovely since there are few people around. Cottage clean and pleasant with kitchenette . Cathy and Helma always helpful and nice. Already have our reservation for next year!!!

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

Thank you for the review. It is a pleasure having your family and friends visiting us. See you next year.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 December 2015

The Blue Dolphin is such a pretty place, and is not expensive by Sanibel standards. It seems to attract quiet but very interesting people. It is as close to the beach as it is possible to be, well maintained and generally lovely. Nearly all the units have a well-equipped kitchenette. There is a laundry room with help-yourself towels and linens....

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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 enjoy your time with us and we will be seeing you again. Beth strives at being terrific.

Tampa, FL
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Calm, peaceful, right on the beach. Dolphins swim past and all sorts of birds feed in the warm waters right outside your room. You can cook your own food in the kitchenette or drive into Sanibel or Captiva for dinner. We have such an enjoyable time here. Always remember to bring your bug repellent - at least 40% DEET -...

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

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and our floor show! aka dolphins, birds, etc.

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 27 November 2015

Obviously some of the unfavorable reviews are obsolete because this place was clearly updated recently. Nice tiled floors throughout, granite counters and table. Good cooling system and blinds. Well lit and beds very comfortable ("king" is actually two twins but not very noticeable). Laundry can be done except working hours when maids are busy using them. Only $1 per load...

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Thank you for taking the time to list our amenities. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.

Urbana, United States
Reviewed 19 November 2015

The cottages are not the lap of luxury. The luxury is in the seclusion and beauty of the uncrowded beach. The setting is absolutely charming. This is an older, "BYO" facility except for bath towels and lounge chairs. There is a light breakfast. You can cook in. The staff is most pleasant and helpful. Bring bug spray.

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Thank you for the review. We hope to see you again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: ₹ 9,121 - ₹ 22,053 (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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“Self service but staff are helpful when asked. Very relaxing.”
 of 5 bubbles SherriN699, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Units 6 and 7 have a picture window to the gulf.”
 of 5 bubbles 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!!”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles claudine53, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“They are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles invertpaleo, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
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