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Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

3.0 of 5 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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Sparta, nj
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Our fifth time to sanibel- we love it there!! Tried Sundial for the first time. We were traveling with teenagers so were looking for a place with some activities. Sundial is going through some major renovations since they were bought out and I can honestly say they ate going in the right direction but right now it is in a... More 

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Marina B, Front Office Supervisor at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear mbloom1917, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to have you as our guest on your 5th trip to Sanibel Island and thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Yes, you are correct, we are currently remodeling our main building and will have an exciting new look including new Lobby, Restaurants, Pool Deck, Spa and great amenities to... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Have stayed at the Sundial a couple of times each year since 2008 and cannot rave enough about it. The hospitality and attention to detail from Tiffani and Marina at the front desk is unparalleled, and the staff is professional and highly responsive. The rooms are all different, since they're individually owned condos, but our experience has been that they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Marina B, Front Office Supervisor at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear MandicFAM, Thank you for visiting us so many times in the last few years and for your valuable feedback . We are always excited to welcome you back at the Resort. We truly strive to be #1 Resort on Sanibel Island with our amenites and Service alike. We can’t wait to show you our new exciting look when you... More 

Ypsilanti, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Awesome condo style resort. Numerous pools (very nice and warm), amazing beach with lots of shells, free use of beach chairs, kayaks, bikes (with helmets, locks, baskets) and more. Property is amazingly quiet in the evening, very peaceful. Biking on the island is wonderful- completely flat and so pretty. Housekeeping didn't come until late in the day so most days... More 

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Marina B, Front Office Supervisor at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear becky m, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are excited you enjoyed your stay and our recreational amenities. After our renovation is completed we will offer even more extras to our guests. Sanibel Island truly has a lot to offer including 22 miles of bike patch, 15 miles of beaches and 250 kinds of shells. We... More 

Alberta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stayed at the Sundial Resort for a few days over the holidays and were pleasantly surprised. Our room was a large two bedroom suite, with a king bed in one room and two queens in the other. The suite had been renovated, so was clean and updated. The kitchen and dining area was a nice size for the five... More 

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

Dear JeanetteKD, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Sundial, you are right! As we complete our renovations our Food Beverage Service will improve significantly, as well as the variety of items that will be offered. Our team strives to deliver the best service in Sanibel, we look forward to your next visit; we are certain that we will... More 

miami
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

we when to this hotel for new year eve and it was amazing how great was our stay fantastic people working in there and the weather was great,the activities availables like bike rental,kayak and the heated pool where great. definitly a must go hotel

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philadelphia, pa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The front desk was friendly enough but that was where it ended. Our condo was well stocked but had a musty smell, which I could have overlooked because it's at the beach. However, the hotel staff at the bars and rental place were very unfriendly, the rooms weren't serviced until 5PM, they don't give you any more shampoo, conditioner etc... More 

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

Dear Paymoto, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Sundial, the only full service condo hotel in Sanibel. We are sorry to hear that you found some of our recreations and Food & Beverage personnel not as hospitable as other team members around the resort. Your valuable feedback is used during our daily shift meetings to improve services around... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Service is horrible! Bugs everywhere. No soap shampoo or supplies supplied unless you call front desk. Not enough towels supplied! There was Smoking allowed had to close windows and could not enjoy outdoors!! Room serviced not until 4pm. Not a vacation unless you like to beg for service.

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Marina B, Front Office Supervisor at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Skanclarks, Thank you very much for your feedback. We apologize for your inconvenience you and your family experienced during your recent stay. We have taken note of the items you mentioned in your review and addressed each and every one of them. Our team strives to deliver the best lodging option in Sanibel and exceed guest expectations. All of... More 

Ripon, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We booked a trip to Sanibel in late October. In December, 8 days before our trip, Expedia notified us that the Sundial had overbooked and bumped us. We have stayed here before and were looking forward to a return visit. Now, I will never stay at the Sundial again, and will be hesitant to book any hotels through Expedia. Expedia... More 

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Marina B, Front Office Supervisor at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear ititravel, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are deeply sorry for your experience. Sometimes an overbooking occurs due to circumstances beyond our control. We are happy that Expedia was able to find you a similar accommodation. Unfortunately Travel Agent Reservations do not provide us with your contact details; however we would love to take the opportunity to... More 

Manlius, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Have stayed at Sundial at least 15 times. Best feature is how close it is to the beach. The property is always well maintained but there was a problem last week during our stay. The swimming pool next to building E would be taken over by 200 crows. They would hang out in the trees around the pool. They would... More 

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Marina B, Front Office Supervisor at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear SuperAtomic, Dear SuperAtomic, Thank you for sharing your experience on your recent stay with us. We are very happy to hear, that you have been with us for so many years and had enjoyed our beach location. The Crows usually pass by Florida at the end of the year and normally do not affect our Island. Sanibel Island is... More 

Vancouver, B.C.
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
36 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

The Sundial has recently changed hands and they are trying to fix things up. The plans that they have on display indicate a number of solid improvements but until they insure that all the units are up-to-date and clean, then a stay here will be either a hit or a miss. The units seem to be owned by individuals and... More 

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

Dear JESVancouver: Thank you so much for your feedback, indeed it is an excitement time at our beautiful resort. When we are completed with the renovations, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa will be the best resort and the only one with meeting room facilities on Sanibel. We are sorry to hear that the units you experienced were not acceptable, through... 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*
Number of rooms: 149
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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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#2 Spa Hotel in Sanibel Island
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island

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