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Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a nice time at this resort. Room was very nice and had a better view than expected :-) most of the staff were pleasant and helpful. Good location and nice amenities! Drink prices a little high but it's a resort I guess. Would visit again! :-)

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Largo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location and stay. Food in restaurant was great - the service was average. Would stay at Sundial again. We were on the 4th floor and the elevator broke down on day 2 and was not repaired prior to leaving.

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Miramar, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While the renovations to you tennis courts/exterior were nice, it appears that the rooms have been somewhat neglected. We were disappointed by the condition of both rooms we stayed in this trip as compared to the room we stayed in with you in August 2014. A lot of the fixtures were chipped, cracked, in a state of disrepair - broken... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were looking to stay on the fabulous Sanibel Island for a few nights whilst on our Florida road trip. The Sundial was one of the more expensive places to stay but we liked the look of it and on arrival we were not let down. We arrived early(11am) but our room was ready. The room was a one bedroom... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stay for 3 days late August. I guess its the end of the season but it was very quiet and relaxing. We had a side view of The Gulf were in a one bedroom island suite. The room was great and had a balcony. With a 3 day stay we received a "Beach" cabana and $50 towards food/drink. No... More 

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear klk420, Thank you for your 5 star review! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and were able to relax. We truly have an amazing team and am happy to see they took great care of you. The live music on Margarita Mondays is always a hit with both guests and island locals. Thank you again... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

18 years ago when fla residents we came to this hotel every year We returned after all this time and I have no idea why we waited so long to go back We stayed in a110 which was the perfect gulf front room The hotel the staff the food the fun just perfect Wished we never had to go back... More 

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear larminio1, Thank you for your perfect review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your unit and that our team took great care of you. We hope you won't wait another 18 years before coming back for another visit! Thanks again for your review and look forward to seeing you soon. Phillip Starling General Manager More 

Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Sundial this week.The overall experience was pleasant.We booked a 2 bedroom ocean view condo. The condo was beautiful in every way. It was beautifully furnished,clean when we arrived and included a washer and dryer.The beach was lovely and the multiple pools were clean.However,some of the staff..especially by the pool beach area were less then polite and... More 

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear newyorkfamily47, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I am glad your overall stay was pleasant and that you enjoyed the condo! I apologize for the shortcomings in the level of service provided by our team, this is not the Sundial standard. Please contact me at the Resort to further discuss your stay, I know we... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family of 4 with 2 older teens visited for 3 nights in August. The location was great for shelling and activities. I am sure during the peak vacation times, the pool and beach areas would be more crowded. But we had no problems finding beach and pool chairs during our stay. We rented a one bedroom and also paid... More 

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Chris K, Thank you for your kind words about our Resort ! I am glad you and your family enjoyed the amenities as well as one of our newest additions, our cabanas. I especially want to thank you for the great review of our Front Desk team. We are extremely lucky to have this team representing our property, and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This past weekend We stayed in unit c301 which was supposed to be a one bedroom Garden view residence. There was no divider between the bedroom and the living area no partition,no slider,no nothing.we were traveling with our two-year-old so when it was bedtime for her we all had to go to bed:( we called the front desk two times... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A clean, well maintained hotel for those who what to be just a few steps away from the beach on sanibel. Nice pool complex. Nice market on site that has coffee, foodstuffs and miscellaneous sundries. If you are staying for a while - consider using one of the islands rental companies for Bikes (Billy's or Fininmores) and/or Paddle boards. Front... More 

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Double64Double, Thank you for the great review. We love being a true beachfront resort and are happy you enjoyed this as well. Bailey's Marketplace is one of our newer amenities offered to our guests and has been a huge hit. Sundial provides our guests with bikes and paddle boards, as well as kayaks and other activities for your convenience... More 

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