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Seaside Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   541 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #17 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
mf20965 Bellingham, Massachusetts
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent Thanksgiving weekend here with my Mother and my 9 year old son. We had a great time, the hotel was small, but just small enough that it never seemed crowded, there were beach chairs available on the beach for us as well as umbrellas,and we never found a crowd at the pool. There were bicycles ready to borrow... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Mf20965, thank you for choosing to spend your Thanksgiving with us at Seaside Inn. I am proud to hear that our staff was able to serve you at a high level! As always, we appreciate your kind review, and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disappointed. Will not return. Stayed here many years ago and fell in love with Sanibel, will not return to Seaside again. Run down, not taken care of. Musty smelling rooms, dirty table tops. The grounds and location are perfect, just need tlc. Very expensive for such primitive lodging.

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Charlie W, Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Goffgirl, on behalf of the staff at Seaside Inn, I would like to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you experienced while staying at our resort. I am terribly sorry to hear that your stay was anything less than satisfactory. Please know that I am taking this situation very seriously and I will personally make sure that these issues dealt with... More 

Bismarck, North Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The absolute highlight of our 2 1/2 week vacation. The moment we walked into the lobby where we were greeted immediately and given a bottle of water told us we were in a good place. My wife stated that is was her birthday and we were given an upgraded room. Second floor ocean front. Can't say enough about the treatment... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Mcgyver56, along with the rest of our staff at Seaside Inn, I would like to wish a very happy birthday to your wife! We are so glad you were able to come stay with us for this special day and even more proud that our staff was able to exceed your expectations during your stay. Thank you for your kind... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a short family reunion. It is an "old Florida" type of lodging, nothing fancy. The location on the Gulf is ideal. We knew that this was this type of hotel, and we got what we expected. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. There is no restaurant, however we were given a nice basket of breakfast... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Mooseconn, thank you for your kind review of Seaside Inn. I am very proud to hear that our staff was able to offer you a high level of service! We enjoy the fact that Seaside Inn is quaint and allows for guests such as yourself to get away, relax, and enjoy the beautiful gulf view. Thank you again for staying... More 

Davidson, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Seaside Inn was affordably priced and in an excellent location. The accommodations were perfect and the staff was great. We booked this stay at the last minute after we decided we wanted to stay on the island. It was definitely a great choice. Loved the location near the lighthouse. relaxing on the beach was amazing!

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Charlie W, Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Snydered, thank you for staying with us at Seaside Inn! We are so glad you decided to stay with us and so glad to hear you were able to relax and enjoy the view. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't begin to tell you how amazing our stay here was. From the moment my Husband and I walked into register, to the minute we checked out, it was nothing short of absolutely AMAZING. I've been a customer service manager for several years, and I can honestly say that Tresann is the absolute best employee I have ever encountered.... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Amber B, first of all, Happy Anniversary!! We understand that anniversaries are very special celebrations and I am so glad that Tresann and our staff at Seaside Inn were able to make it especially memorable for you. Thank you so much for your wonderful review and please be sure to come back and visit us again very soon. More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed our trip here very much. The inn is quaint and older, but very clean. We did not enjoy the continental breakfast, but the partial kitchen was nice to have. The free bikes were fun! The beach location is great.

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Charlie W, Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Nicholasj833, thank you for staying with us at Seaside Inn. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at our resort. Come back and see us again soon! More 

Rockford, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My boyfriend and I were visiting the island for a few days and wanted to stay on the beach but we also wanted something affordable. We wound up booking Seaside Inn and were so glad we did! Not only is it on the beach AND affordable but we were also thrilled to find how clean the rooms are AND the... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Sharkbait97, thank you so much for your kind review of Seaside Inn. I am very honored that we were able to meet your desires in choosing a resort on Sanibel Island! Thank you again, we look forward to your next visit to Seaside Inn. More 

Miami, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This hotel is very good.The rooms and bathrooms are renovated.All the hotel looks renovated.They have BBQ and free bicycles to ride on the island.They give me my room at 12.00 and my check in was for 4.oo pm.My room was in front of the pool and was great. I RECOMMENDED THis HOTEL.

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Charlie W, Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Erickp P, thank you so much for recommending Seaside Inn! It is always a pleasure to hear that our guests had a wonderful stay with us. I am happy to know that you were able to enjoy your stay and relax while you were here. Let me know if we can be of any further assistance to you, we will... More 

Melbourne, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This place is a favorite to stay, We have been coming off & on for 30+ years. It was built in the 60's and is wood frame which needs constant attention, they do a pretty good job at that. There are "motel" rooms {2 story section overlooking pool), Beachfront rooms (2 story overlooking beach) and Cabins which overlook the pool.... More 

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Charlie W, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Sunrunner45, thank you for staying with us at Seaside Inn. We always enjoy hearing from our return guests and we strive on making sure we continue to accommodate them. Thank you for mentioning Lowell as well, he is definitely a valued member of our team! More 

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Address: 541 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Seaside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Seaside Hotel Sanibel Island
Seaside Inn Sanibel Island
Seaside Sanibel Island
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#11 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island

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