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Seaside Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   541 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #16 of 28 hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
debos0 Rye, New Hampshire
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rye, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed our stay at this inn-basic room that met our needs comfortable beds, but it really is all about the view, beach, pool and restful nature of the inn. Very nice and friendly people that work there.

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West Branch, Michigan
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we arrived I was told the room I requested was not available (ground floor ocean). I was offered a cottage or 2nd story ocean view. I picked the second story since I wanted a direct view of he ocean and 2 beds. I was disappointed, but we made the best of it lugging 3 huge bags up 2 flights... More

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New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not a luxurious hotel, but a small quaint inn. It had all that we needed and was very quiet. No noise from other guests, the beach is convenient and pool right outside the door. The only thing I would suggest to the owner is to invest in some better bedding...more pillows and comforters or bedspreads. This was a... More

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the inn was very good. The place has good things and bad things. Personally, I don't mind older or "quaint" accomodations as long as the place is clean. Outside, the inn is well maintained. Our room, however, was another story. We stayed in a poolside room. The room smelled musty when we got there, and we had... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Seaside Inn Valentine's Day in a room facing the gulf. Loved it. The view was spectacular. Enjoyed the pool. The inn was quaint. The breakfast baskets were a plus. Loved the use of the bicycles to explore the island and go to lunch. Great beach. The beachchairs and umbrellas were an added plus. The staff were cheerful... More

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Rochester, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Helpful staff, lovely pool, interesting, quiet beach site for our family getaway with our children and grandchildren. We used the bikes provided to explore with no need to drive. Breakfast baskets were full of good food and juices.

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Cape Cod
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We read a ton of reviews on this site prior to booking at Seaside and found that just about everyone was right on target. You should not go to this facility if you are expecting a Sandals experience. think more like Cape Cod in the late 50's or early 60's. A clean efficiency trying hard to keep up with the... More

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Willow, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a lovely place, very low-key. We had a sweet beachfront cottage which was nice and quiet. The view was fantastic. The cottage was very clean. Porch could use a bit of an update, but nothing to complain about. The staff, especially Tresann, were extremely helpful and very knowledgeable. A quick walk up the beach will get you to a... More

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Milwaukee, WI, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Despite the terrific view and location, and friendly staff, we had ants on our countertop throughout our stay. Although maintenance came by and sprayed each day, the ants kept coming back. Unfortunately, much to my disappointment, I have not heard back from management to even apologize about this. I understand things happen, but due to the overall lack of concern... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

After a week at Walt Disney World I had been anticipating a relaxing five days on Sanibel! My first impression of the Seaside upon pulling up was that it was a little more "quaint" than I was anticipating. After a very friendly check in experience we went to our room to be knocked over by a strong musty smell. Upon... More

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Also Known As:
Seaside Hotel
Seaside Hotel Sanibel Island
Seaside Inn Sanibel Island
Seaside Sanibel Island
Address: 541 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Seaside Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seaside Inn invites you to rediscover the charm of a quaint beachfront inn on beautiful Sanibel Island where life’s pace is slower. Unwind by the pool or enjoy a day at the beach looking for shells or soaking up the sun. Seaside Inn offers personalized service along with 32 newly renovated guestrooms, suites and cottages with interiors inspired by the sun bleached sand beyond the dune. Each guestroom and suite is furnished with a comfortable king or queen beds with views of the pool or beach. The cottages offer a separate living area with a new sleeper sofa, full kitchen and one bedroom with a king bed. Each cottage has a deck just off the living area to enjoy the Florida sun with family while overlooking the pool. Each day a complimentary continental breakfast basket is delivered to the rooms for the next morning’s enjoyment. While on Sanibel enjoy the wide variety of outdoor adventures. Spend time exploring the 23 miles of paved nature trails that wind through the wetlands with one of the bikes provided by Seaside Inn. Visit the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge to view a wide variety of migratory birds and explore an unspoiled mangrove ecosystem. For more active play, Sanibel Island offers 18 holes of golf on 75 acres of natural lake view fairways and Audubon Cooperative Society wetlands at the Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. For play and relaxation, let Seaside Inn welcome you to the pace of island living. ... more   less 
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