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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 #20 of 27 hotels in Sanibel Island
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed in a Coastal Residence, had a very nice partial view of the beach. Renovated, clean room. Beautiful grounds. It would be nice to have more walkways to get to the beach. Also beach chairs and umbrellas are only available in front of the main building.

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Melbourne, Fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly staff, front desk was informative. Kayaks were nice. Make sure you get a room with a view of the Gulf. Take a long walk on the beach. Resort was family friendly. We would go back there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family enjoyed our weekend at Sundial. Sanibel is beautiful and the resort offered everything we needed for a pleasant stay. We will likely be back soon. The sanddollars and other marine life were definitely a highlight of our stay.

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Candler, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I purchased a Groupon for Sundial. Unfortunately the way Groupon portrayed the Resort was more couple/getaway/romantic. We do not have children and just wanted a romantic couple of day getaway. Once there we realized this was not what we had been expecting. The Hotel Front Desk ladies were phenominal! Kallin and Melanie bent over backwards trying to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful experience at the Sundial. We just returned from our trip. Loved the place... Enjoyed the beach, weather, pool, kayaks, bicycle, surrey, Tiki (poolside) restaurant for lunch, and the condo. The staff were friendly, and helpful overall. I would go back again if the price is right!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You cannot choose your room or even find out what room your staying in before you arrive. We must of lucked out. Our room was perfect for our needs. Seemed like the floors needed a deep cleaning. But everything thing else was spotless. The staff is friendly and helpful with any situation. Well worth the money for the prime beach... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The resort was acceptable. The main pool crowd seemed, well like they weren't actually staying at the resort. The bar vibe isn't good as the tenders seem miserable. We didn't eat at the resort cafe because of the bad rating on yelp and urbanspoon. They should work on this! The amenities are great. Boogie boards, kayaks, 5 other pools that... More

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

Dear April C. Thank you for taking the time to complete the resort survey. We thank you for your business and hope to see you back soon! Julio Morales Director of Services More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family & I stayed there over the weekend and really enjoyed the resort. The amenities were awesome! We enjoyed dinner on Saturday night by Chef Chriss. She came out to introduce herself and make sure that we were all satisfied with our meals. There was 15 of us. She went above and beyond to make sure our stay at... More

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

Dear Lauren M. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent experienced with us. Chef Criss is Awesome! She has taken the food here to a whole new level, and there is more to come. She is working on some great creations for the near future. Thank you again for mentioning the bartenders. I will... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a group of girls with me to this "resort" for one week. We were hoping for a nice getaway, with good service and good food. Wrong! I would expect with "resort" in the name that this place would be friendly to their customers and provide all of our needs while we were visiting. Positives included: free bike rental... More

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

Dear Amber R. Wow. I am taken back by some of your comments. I am so sorry that you left our resort feeling this way. We take these reviews very seriously and we use them to get better. I see your comment about the food. I am not sure what happened however I would like to learn more about it.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean rooms, nice front desk, go off property for meals. Charging additional fees for towels and umbrellas at the pool and beach seemed a bit much. We did not use the kayaks, tennis courts or children services which were included in the additional fees charged but not advertised on the site.

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Dear Jody P. Thank you for taking the time to complete the resort survey. We thank you for your business and hope to see you back soon! Julio Morales Director of Services More

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Additional Information about Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

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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Amenities

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
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#13 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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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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