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Sanibel Island Beach Resort
Ranked #16 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Falmouth
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32 reviews
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“Fab beach location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

This is not a typical Holiday Inn. When you arrive the exterior looks more like a tropical resort. We had a one bedroom suite. It was a little tired but clean & comfortable & they were planning to refurbish. The grounds are nice with a small alligator in a pool & plenty of sunloungers etc. A very relaxing stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

This is a basic hotel with the huge advantage of being on the water. It is also one of the few hotels that will rent for one night in the winter season.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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SanibelSlim, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
Thank you for staying with us. Location, location, location, I agree, good spot on the beach. I also enjoy the restaurant and pool bar right on the beach. Thank you for your comments.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

My husband and I are Central Florida "snowbirds" from New York and decided to have a weekend at the beach before we head back north. We've always loved Sanibel so decided that's where we'd go. For a longer visit I think renting a condo is the best option on Sanibel (beach is lined with low rise condos) but for just two nights that didn't make sense. So I thought we'd give the Holiday Inn a try and we found it to be a good option for us. Highpoints (as other reviewers have said) are the location right on the beach, plentiful beach chairs, a nice sun deck off the pool, lunch and drink service at the pool bar, and a very nice breakfast (not included in the room price) at the restaurant on site. The room was basic -- on the plus side the beds were comfortable, the TV worked well, the shower water pressure was good, and the AC worked. But no balcony/verandah and the pool area is locked up in the evening so limited options for sitting outside after dinner. Only other minor complaint is the room had a musty smell when we arrived -- but with the AC on full blast the smell dissipated fairly quickly. So we were pleased with our stay and for a short weekend the hotel is a good option.

Room Tip: I didn't see any elevator so if you have trouble with stairs request a ground floor room.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

this is one of the most relaxing and beautiful hotels ive ever been to

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Annapolis, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

We stayed here the weekend before Easter, seeking a different beach experience than our Outer Banks home. Our family of 3 thoroughly enjoyed this resort, b/c of its amenities and conveniences. The greatest asset of this hotel is that the pool & beach were footsteps away from our room. Lounge chairs are available on the beach each day for patrons, saving the hassle of renting & dragging beach gear. The pool was well-kept (well-stocked with towels), and the pool bar was another great feature.

The front office staff was very helpful each time I sought their advice for local info (kayak rental, bikes, etc.) We enjoyed Courtney's three times (dine in and carryout pizza), and were extremely happy. Kids Eat Free, btw!! Having the frig and microwave gave us another convenience- the local grocery store has great takeout.

I typically focus on 2 room features: shower pressure and air conditioner noise; both were great here. This property reminded me of old Florida- two stories, rooms that open to the outdoors (not an enclosed hallway), lush greenery, designed to a personal scale. I would definitely return!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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SanibelSlim, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
My favorite part of your review was "Authentic Sanibel experience" that really says it all! Glad you stayed with us and thanks for your comments!
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Additional Information about Sanibel Island Beach Resort

Property: Sanibel Island Beach Resort
Address: 1231 Middle Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6729 (Formerly Holiday Inn Sanibel Island)
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,406 - ₹ 25,132
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanibel Island Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A tranquil boutique hotel nestled amid swaying palms and sandy beaches Sanibel Island Beach Resort is a cherished gulf-front retreat for nature lovers - shell collectors and those who enjoy outdoor recreation mixed with great shopping and dining. Guests enjoy private beach access as well as an outdoor pool and sundeck bike rentals tennis courts hammocks and lounge chairs. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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