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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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Fort Myers, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Decided at last minute to go to Sundial when our schedules gave us a RARE weekend off!Wow! so glad we went to Sundial! although they are doing renovations to improve the property, we had a great stay, service was Exceptional from the minute we walked into the newly renovated lobby and were greeted with enthusiasm by the front desk :)... More

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Morrison, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We did not spend the night here on this trip, although we have before for our wedding in 2007 and loved it! This time we came for my sister-in-law's engagement. Kevin Snyder and Jean were more than accommodating! They allowed us to use the property without booking a room or paying a fee and even helped pull off the amazing... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Sundial resort staff was very good. They demonstrated excellent customer service. I had the pleasure of vacationing at the Sundial in Sanibel and was not comfortable with my room and the manager, Mr Frazier was very understanding and accommodating. He quickly changed my room. His assistant Ms. Kallin was also very nice. The restaurant staff was wonderful. Waitress Ms.... More

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Avon, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked this with gulf view. It is not. Also AC broke 1st night and door hard to access. When I complained about not being gulf view, the response was rate was appropriate for view. Begrudingly owner took some off but not much. False advertising of view.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here many times, but since it came under new management, it was really bad! The price for three nights was okay, but it included additional costs in case you are bored and it is raining! So it was additional resort fee $35 each day! If you need to do some work, wifi coverage is horrible. 1. Apartment seems... More

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

Dear Anastacia M: I see that your recent experience with us might of not been the best. I apologize about this and could not tell you what happened with no Manager getting back to you and or someone not coming by to address the ants issue. I will assure you that this is not the way we do things. Our... More

Saginaw, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked directly with owner through VRBO and then Sundial rentals. Graciously they were willing to rent a villa for 5 nights instead of a week. It's a beautiful place with king master bedroom & bath plus the second bedroom has 2 double beds. There's also a queen sofa sleeper. We love the beach decor. It's updated and in a great... More

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

Dear SherryL: Since you booked with VRBO this was not one of our units. But I'm glad to see that you and your family enjoyed your self here at the resort. Please keep us in mind next time you come down. When you book with us directly all of our amenities are included with the resort fee. And now we... More

Atlanta, Georgia
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our fifth stay at Sundial. Loved everything! Sanibel is perfect in the summer because there are no crowds at all. Had a great five days! Sanibel is definitely one of our favorite destinations! The beach and sea shells are second to none!

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

Dear ckcockcroft: Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay. Very happy to see someone that has been here five times already still rave about us. It is returning guests like you that makes us better with every visit. Please be sure to ask for me next time you are visiting. Julio Morales Director... More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this vacation through Groupon back in early May of this year. We had read many reviews about the Sundial both positive and negative but were really excited about the trip. We live in Florida but had never visited Sanibel Island except for maybe a drive thru over 20 years ago. The island is beautiful and the vibe is... More

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

Dear ICant2014: What a great review!! What a great first time on the Island. Our beaches are so nice and I am so glad to see that someone that came here for the first time too the time to write about it. On the Wifi, the good news is that there is a plan to have it completely overhauled and... More

Columbus, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a family who has been coming for around 30 years. We love the resort and the relaxation that we get. But one of the big items that draws us is a individual who performs at the Sundial and I just would like to make a note for you to make sure he continues to be playing there. His... More

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

Dear JenniferCrim: I have to agree with you about Danny Morgan. He is great and he is very loved on this Island, and in this resort. He has always been a great advocate of Sundial and he is just a good guy! I am glad to see that you enjoy your stay with us and we look forward to many... More

Greenville, SC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented through royal shell. We had a great view. The kids loved the pool! It was very quiet. Lots of seashells! Lots of white sandy beach :-) we didn't do a lot with the resort as we would of had to pay. I did have to use the laundry room on the first day while I waited to get... More

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

Dear banagayle: Since you rented with Royal Shell vacation rentals this was not one of our units. However I am glad to see that enjoyed the resort. Please keep us in mind next time you book. We always have great deals on our web-site and all the amenities are included with our resort fee when you stay with us. Thank... More

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Address: 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sundial Beach Resort & Spa 3*
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Also Known As:
Sundial Beach And Golf Resort
Sundial Beach & Golf Hotel Sanibel Island
Sundial Beach Hotel
Sundial Beach Resort
Sundial Beach Sanibel Island
Sundial Sanibel Island

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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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