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Sanibel Island Beach Resort
Ranked #17 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Milford, Iowa
1 review
“Great first time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

This being my first time on Sanibel Island it was an amazing hotel with a great location. The staff was very friendly and helpful over all it was a good experence.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank amge20
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SanibelSlim, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review, 4 May 2012
Glad you enjoyed the island and the hotel and hope you can come visit again! Thanks for your comments.
Danny Adams, Director of Sales
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

I booked rooms for a business trip. Shortly before I arrived, my client said that we could not meet in her condo so I called the holiday inn for a meeting room. The meeting planner was nice but explained their conference room was being repaired. He said that we could meet in the restaurant. It was not the best scenario but at short notice, we didn't have much choice.
When we arrived, the desk clerk informed us that the restaurant was closed and we would have to meet in the lobby. He said they did not own the restaurant and I should have spoken to the manager there.The lobby was not nice. It smelled like a mixture of cleaning product and cigarette smoke. I asked for a manager but was told that they were gone. No offer of any other accomodation. Worse yet, I was told that they have a 72 hour cancelation notice so we were charged for two rooms. The clerk seemed to enjoy being totally unhelpful. On my way out, I noticed a sign in the lobby that said: Ask to see our meeting room.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank annette c
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SanibelSlim, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
Well ok, where do I start. The Palm Room had not been booked, and you contacted me day before your proposed meeting, we had a pipe burst in the ceiling of that room, the day before, and the ceiling had crashed to the floor. It is our only meeting room. I had suggested the restaurant and informed you they serve breakfast until 10:30am. I am sorry you were not happy with the lobby, it is a non-smoking lobby. We do have a 72 hour cancel policy on reservations, if you canceled prior to that you should not be charged. I certainly am sorry you had a bad experience with our staff and assure you we normally do much better. I will review your comments with all. Thanks for your input.
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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

This Hotel (motel type) is right on the beach and looks very tropical. The grounds are very pretty and there is a short path to the beach. The beach staff sets up chairs in the early and are very accomodating. They helped me set up an umbrella so it wouldn't fly away in the breeze. The rooms are a little small but VERY clean and painted in island colors. The food was delicious and the tiki bar at the pool was a great place to eat and relax. Staff was very friendly. I would highly recommend this hotel for week or shorter stays.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank travel_more044
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SanibelSlim, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
Thanks for your comments! Hope you can come see us again!
Danny Adams, Director of Sales
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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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Holiday-junkies
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Vancouver, Canada
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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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Travelover02
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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.
Danny Adams, Director of Sales
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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:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price range (per night): ₹ 14,853 - ₹ 28,228
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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