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Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Coral, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our stay at Sundial was amazing!! The room was great and the service we received was wonderful. I definately recommend Sundial to vacationers with families and those looking for a private getaway! This resort caters to everyone!

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

Dear J3203YWangelat, Thank you for your excellent 5 star review and for your recommendation to our TripAdvisor readers! We are proud to be voted by Best of Southwest Florida Readers Poll for "Best Staycation in Southwest Florida!" We have everything you could possible want or need right here on property! From our equipped condos to our restaurants and Marketplace. Thank... More 

Burlington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting I can say the property is kept very nice and the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Unfortunately Sanibel itself was not a place to go if you are planning to do anything more than lay around on the beach/pool. For "thrill seekers" like ourselves and two 5 year olds, we ran out of things to do and... More 

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

Dear L7650KJwilliamd, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Sanibel is definitely the place to get away, relax and unwind. Sundial is great for families and couples that want to spend quality time together in beautiful surroundings as we have excellent beaches and sunsets. When you're looking for a relaxing getaway, come back to the Resort and... More 

Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this resort! Bikes, kayaks, paddleboards, beach chairs and umbrellas are included in the resort fee. 3 restaurants on site--pizza, pool bar, and inside upstairs were all very good. Great staff!!

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

Dear naplesnurse74, Thank you for your fantastic 5 star review! Sounds like you experienced the best of Sundial! From our amenities to our restaurants and Marketplace, Sundial is like a "cruise ship on land," we have everything you need and want! Thank you again and we look forward to your next getaway! Phillip Starling General Manager More 

Missouri City, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful stay at the Sundial Resort and Spa. The beach area was so beautiful....we could have spent all 6 days just lounging by the ocean! Two things I would change.....1. I wish they would let you use the lounge chairs all along the beach line of the resort. As it was, you are only able to access... More 

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Dear 596sylviap, Thank you for your great review! We are thrilled that you had a wonderful stay at the Resort! Yes, beach service would be a nice touch, however Sanibel regulations unfortunately prohibit service beachside. Perhaps one day! Thank you again and we look forward to your return! Phillip Starling General Manager More 

Nixa, Missouri
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed all the ammenities. Great to have chairs and umbrellas available free of charge. We ate dinner there one night and the food was excellent. We loved the live music. We did wish the live entertainment was outdoors so that we could enjoy it from the pool. Our "Gulf view" was very limited, but better than nothing. Disappointed in the... More 

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Dear cindy964, Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you enjoyed all of the amenities as well as the entertainment. We hope you indulged in our fun "Margarita Monday!" We are proud to have been voted Sanibel & Captiva's Best Happy Hour! We are surprised to hear about your experience with the shells. Sanibel Island is known... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were excited to book our vacation at the Sundial; mainly because the reviews were positive, activities available for kids, location of property, and use of amenities. Let me say we traveled with a range of ages 10 to nearly 60 with a range of traveling multiple places in the U.S. and abroad. Positives: Claude at the pool area always... More 

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

Dear macknoxville, Thank you for your thorough review and for your valuable feedback. It is nice to hear that your positive comments outweigh the negatives. Our new Activities Manager, Claude is a valuable member of our team and we are thrilled to hear that he made the pool area more enjoyable for you. We're also glad that you took advantage... More 

Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This property was a relaxing stay. The entire staff was friendly and responsive to all requests.The accomodation was large and very clean. Bikes, kayaks, paddleboards were all available to us. It was a perfect on the beach location. We enjoyed the private pool areas, which were quiet and right on the beach access. The pool bar was enjoyable and staffed... More 

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Dear 997lindav, Thank you for your excellent 5 star review! We are so happy to hear that your time at the Resort was relaxing and that the staff was accommodating to your needs and requests. We love that we are located right ON the beach as well as centrally located on the island. Sundial is the best of both worlds... More 

Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Check-in was quick and very friendly. Our room was ready on arrival at 11am when check-in time isn't until 4pm. The room was very nice and clean, very much like an apartment. Only complaint with the room was multiple light bulbs out and the TV remote batteries were dead. The beach didn't live up to expectations. We were expecting great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from a few nights at the Sundial and overall had a great time. The property itself is very large and spread out. We had a room on the far end of the property which was very private, but a haul to the main pool and amenities. The pros to that were that our room and screened patio... More 

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

Dear Jleknew, Thank you for your review and for your valuable feedback. You are right in that the property is larger, however we feel that the main Resort is within a reasonable distance to all of the units. Unfortunately, because the Sundial property has 2 Associations, the West and the East, we are limited to what we can do in... More 

Keller
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The property was very nice. The staff was friend and responsive. We booked a full ocean view room. However, when we got to the room it was in a U-shaped complex and our view was anything but full. The property was booked, so the manager could not relocate us. She did give us a discount to a partial view. Make... More 

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

Dear 625tonyr2015, Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for your valuable feedback. We apologize about the miscommunication regarding your room but we are glad that it was able to be resolved. The summer months are a wonderful time to spend at the Resort with the amazing Gulf breezes. Thank you again for your feedback and... More 

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