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“Beautiful well maintained cottage” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The PalmView

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The PalmView
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
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3 reviews
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“Beautiful well maintained cottage”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

We loved these cozy cottages just a short 5 minute walk to the beach. The owner was there everyday and answered all our questions with very friendly suggestions.

We have found our new Sanibel home.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Chet O
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941cjy, Owner at The PalmView, responded to this review, 21 December 2011
Thank you for your kind review regarding your stay at the Palmview Inn. We are happy our Manager was able to answer your questions, and be so helpful.
We are new owners, so we are pleased you enjoyed one of our newly decorated units.
Thank you again for your review, and we hope to see you soon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

The location is perfect, a short walk to the beach and a short bike ride to shops and restaurants. What I really loved was having so much space, our own little house to relax at after exploring the island. It was so clean and complete with a kitchen and living room. There is even onsite laundry offered, a grill and bikes to use for a quick trip to the store or lunch. The beds are very comfortable and super clean. We had plenty of towels and appreciated knowing that we could contact the owner if we needed anything but would not be disturbed otherwise. The owner is super friendly and down to earth. She was in and out of the common area during the day and a pleasure to talk with. I would definitely stay there again and again when I get the opportunity. The price is excellent, too.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Raymond B
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941cjy, Owner at The PalmView, responded to this review, 21 December 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review regarding your stay at the Palmview Inn.
We are happy you enjoyed your accomodations, and that our Manager was so helpful to you.
We hope to see you again soon at the Palmview, and thank you so much for your review.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

My family and dogs stay here a few times a year for the past 5 years. It is clean, quiet inexpensive and best of all dog friendly. It is a short walk to the beach on donax rd to a great central part of Sanibel island beach. It is never crowded. It is very close to the central business area on periwinkle drive.
It is not a fancy place, if you need a concierge, valet, help desk, pool boys or must be right on the beach then this is not the place for you. If you need a clean, comfortable dog friendly place to stay then the Palm View is the place for you.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank tpenguin
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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721 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2011

My husband and I stay at the Palmview whenever we go to Sanibel, which is 2-3 times/year. We have been coming here for years.

It is DOG FRIENDLY!!! We take our 3 dachshunds, and they love it. Sanibel is one of the few beaches in Florida that allows dogs on the beach. There are only a few places you can stay with dogs on Sanibel, and most of them have a 2-dog limit. The Palmview is the only place we know of that allows more than 2 dogs.

There are only 6 cottages, so it is a small resort. Over the years, we've stayed in all of them. The rooms are basic, but clean and comfortable. If you're looking for fancy or luxurious, this is not the place. But if you want a nice and comfortable place to stay at a great price, this is an excellent value.

All rooms have a small kitchenette for use, so if you want to buy your own food and cook, even in the efficiency units, there is space. There are also grills outside and some tables and lounges.

Rooms are self-serviced, so there is no housekeeping, but this is typical for Sanibel accommodations.

There is free wi-fi as well. Also, an outdoor jacuzzi.

The Palmview provides bicycles for guest use. They are from a bike rental place, so the bikes are always well-maintained. There are lots of great biking trails on Sanibel.

Lori, the owner, is always friendly and can give advice on places to eat and things to do, as she is a resident of the island. Sometimes she brings her dog, Emmett, a golden retriever mix (with one blue eye - very cute!) who is being trained as a therapy dog.

The location is 1/4 mile (measured on my Garmin!) from the beach, so just a short, 5-minute walk.

It is clean, quiet and comfortable. A perfect place to stay with your dogs!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank 3RedDoxies
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2010

Just returned from a week's stay at the Palm View and found it very cozy and comforable for the price. Clean room, nicely furnished, nice fluffy towels and a king sized bed! I have stayed at small inns before and they have not been as nice. We had the use of bikes, that while not exactly new, were fine for several rides around the island. Would definitely stay again and recommend.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Sunshine60745
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Additional Information about The PalmView

Property: The PalmView
Address: 706 Donax St, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6708
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Sanibel Island
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,568 - ₹ 12,118
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
The Palmview Hotel Sanibel Island
Palmview Hotel Sanibel Island
Palmview Sanibel Island

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