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Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #21 of 28 hotels in Sanibel Island
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just spent an enjoyable week at the Sundial Resort....again. The property improvements (new restaurants, bikes, kayaks, loungers, lobby) were noticeable improvements. It sounds like the Tiki bar may be next for a facelift. The staff is great...especially Jean, on the beach, as he always made us feel appreciated. We really miss Justin and Jim at Turtles though. They always... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just got back from spending 6 nights at the Sundial. Our room offered a beautiful view of the beach and gulf. From my bed or the screened in deck I watched the sunrise wile sipping OJ and coffee from the ample kitchen. The staff was courteous and helpful and the grounds are kept impeccably groomed.

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Lakeland, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I won a two night stay at the Sundial at a conference, and my husband and I decided to use this for his birthday. It was wonderful - we did not realize that the bike's and kayak's were part of the resort amenities and wouldn't cost us anything prior to our arrival, but were pleasantly surprised by this. The "room"... More

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Litchfield NH
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gorgeous resort! The new management company has done an incredible job renovating and it's better than ever. It offers the best views of the ocean on the island. The pool bar with live entertainment was so much fun. Danny Morgan made it extra special. The bar tenders, Jason and Jim, made us feel like old friends. We stayed... More

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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mary P. Wow, so great to see that you had a great time and that you got to interact with some of our best team members. Danny Morgan is great!! He surely knows how to make you feel like you are in "Paradise" Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to hosting many more vacations... More

Powell, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay here and it could have been better. Overall the resort is nice but a few concerns that will likely make us think about somewhere different for next year. 1.)We initially requested 2 units within the same building, one on the 2nd floor and one on the 3rd floor. We understand that the resort cannot guarantee... More

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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear tdiehl: I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. On the request for units being on certain floors we always try our best to accommodate. Sometimes there are circumstances that are out of our control that makes us make changes on current blocks. Without having your specific information it's hard for me... More

North Reading, Massachusetts
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because of others comments regarding special requests, I decided to call the sundial directly to book. I requested the top floor and when the front desk clerk asked me if we wanted to be near the pool, I said no that we were beach people and would appreciate a room with a view of the beach. When we arrived at... More

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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear kmfm1957: Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I see that we weren't able to put you in a unit that had a water view. Our property has about 8 different unit types. Not all unit types are located were they have beach front or gulf view. We assign all reservations to the... More

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on our Sanibel vacation, my daughter & I decided to have lunch at the Sundail by the pool which is open to the public. There was only 2 waitresses and 1 server. Our lunch took over 45 minutes to be served & over 10 minutes for a ice tea, which was melted. Clearly a management error. You need more... More

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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Debbie V. I am very surprised to hear about your recent experience at the pool bar. We have had some challenges with personnel at times in our F&B outlets but have been able to do very well this season. However I see this was not the case with you and your daughter and for that I sincerely apologize. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just left and are sad about it. Our room was nice and had everything we needed! This is our 2nd stay and it was better than the last. I have a 14 and 17 year old. They loved it again. Kayaking, biking ping pong or basking in the sun in beach or by pool. We did visit the restaurants... More

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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Charday68: Thank you so much for taking the time to review your resent stay with us. It's great to hear that we continue to WOW you every time. We strive to do our best when it come to guest service and we want to make sure that everyone is receiving great personal service. Thank you again for your kind... More

Chester, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a very relaxing stay here! I would definitely stay again. We actually tried to stay an extra night and only did not because of the airline. My wife and 2 kids enjoyed the pool, beach and hot tub and I myself loved enjoying some beers at night on my screened in balcony! We loved it here!

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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Bret C. Relaxing for all ages is what we do best! Next time be sure to catch some of our Great live entertainment in our restaurant and by the pool. Danny Morgan is a great musician and surely knows how to remind you that you are on a beautiful island. Thank you for your review, and can't wait to... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I say "surprisingly" because after reading other reviews, we were skeptical. But we were so last minute on this trip that we were grateful for any availability. As it turned out, the experience was very good. From reservation to check in, we received prompt, courteous service. We took advantage of a special they were running which saved some $$. During... More

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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Idarch: I must say, I love the "G" building myself. Close enough and far enough so I completely understand. I truly believe that we offer one of the most competitive resort amenities when it comes to a minimal resort fee. We include Bikes, kayaks, beach chairs, umbrellas and soon to come paddle boards. On the wifi, I am very... More

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Additional Information about Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

Also Known As:
Sundial Beach & Golf Hotel
Sundial Beach & Golf Hotel Sanibel Island
Sundial Beach And Golf Resort
Sundial Beach Hotel
Sundial Beach Resort
Sundial Beach Sanibel Island
Sundial Sanibel Island
Address: 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sundial Beach Resort & Spa 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sanibel Island's most complete resort, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, is the centerpiece of this unique barrier island off the southwest coast of Florida. Sanibel is two-thirds nature preserve providing visitors with an experience of Florida the way it used to be. Sanibel Island is a natural playground where you can feel the white sand beach between your toes, take a refreshing swim in our blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico or one of Sundial's five pools and bike the miles of paved paths around the island. The Resort offers a wide array of activities for all ages including swimming in 5 heated pools, tennis courts, kayaks, bikes and an array of fun family activities by the pool. One- and two-bedroom Residences feature options for views and amenities and conveniences of home in a tranquil, tropical setting. These Residences offer a full kitchen with housewares, living/dining area, full baths and ample space that is ideal for couples or larger families. Best of all, Sanibel's pristine shell-dotted beaches are just steps away. The variety of dining venues are sure to please, offering indoor and outdoor dining options and delicious menu selection. Sea Breeze Café offers casual dining and local, fresh ingredients with a true Sanibel Island tropical flair. You’ll also enjoy the new poolside eatery, Turtle's Beach & Pool Bar, serving up delicious signature drinks and dishes. Waterview provides the perfect private dining and event space, with ample space and spectacular Gulf views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows. ... more   less 
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