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Seaside Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   541 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #18 of 27 hotels in Sanibel Island
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Jeannette M Port Orange, Florida
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  • Location
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Port Orange, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very short get-away for 2 nights and so glad it was at the Seaside Inn. The service is just unbelievable, courteous and friendly at all times. We had a room facing the beautiful Gulf and it was so quiet and peaceful. The beach is lovely and obviously a good place for shelling being on Sanibel Island. The beds... More

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Readington, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at the Seaside Inn was perfect for a relaxing get-away for two sisters from N.J. The Inn offers clean, comfortable accomodations, complimentary chaise lounges & umbrellas for the beach, laundry & grilling appliances, a shell-washing station and a wide assortment of bicycles to explore the island. We began each day on our beachfront screened porch, enjoying the free... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am really sorry to say something negative like this, but I am so disappointed in this 'resort'. Holiday makers, beware, unless you want to be SICK AS A DOG. When we checked in, the front desk person was obviously really sick. She was sniffling and had circles under her eyes - she should have been at home in bed.... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed two nights at this sleepy place. It is right on a very quiet beach so you can spend a good time recharging your batteries. It is however, not on the side where you will see a sunset. You need to drive about 20 min to see that. There are no meals at this hotel so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay. The room was very nice and the folks working there were fantastic. We plan to be back again next year. Thanks for providing us a very relaxing vacation. The morning baskets of treats were fun, free use of bicycles and a free newspaper each day. Just a few steps from the beach and the warm gulf... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a tough review to write. I don't want to be overly critical, but neither do I want to perpetuate what I consider to be the "grade inflation" that led us to this property. Ultimately, I have to judge based on how our experience compared to the expectations set by the inn's web site and the reviews we relied... More

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John L, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your candid review CosmicHam. I understand that it was difficult for you to write this, but please let me assure you that your perception and input is incredibly valuable to our team. We are currently in the process of re-training our maintenance, housekeeping, and guest services teams as we are recently under new management and ownership. Your... More

west palm beach
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

3 star accommodations. Very comfortable. Well prepared breakfast baskets with bagels, fruit Danish, fruits cocktail, orange juice, and boiled eggs. Coffee maker, toaster, microwave oven included. Nice staff,beach less than 100 ft from hotel. Has both apartments and villages type rooms. Only thing is that there are not restaurant onsite or nearby (2 miles) but that is common in Sanibel... More

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John L, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a glowing review Yoda90! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would both recommend us and return to visit us! We do hope that your return visit will be soon! More

Coral Springs, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Clean, quaint and quiet. If you're looking for a beautiful romantic getaway this is the place. The bikes are an added bonus! Note... it's very quiet and secluded, if you are seeking any kind of night life probably not the right Island for you. .. Special note....Tresanna at the front desk was amazing and helpful in so many ways, she... More

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Northville, MI
19 reviews 19 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We were very happy with our stay at Seaside Inn. Comfortable- clean rooms, breakfast baskets, nice pool, beautiful beach, bikes and friendly staff. The innkeeper was very helpful recommending restaurants, site seeing, etc. This was a Wonderful place to relax!

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Mid Florida, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

What an amazing place. The beach is very close to the hotel, you can stand on your balcony and see it. The complimentary chairs and umbrellas make it convenient. They also have a cooler you can borrow for the beach. The rooms are very clean. You get a complimentary breakfast with boiled eggs, bagels, danishes, fruit cups, and orange juice.... 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*
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Seaside Hotel Sanibel Island
Seaside Inn Sanibel Island
Seaside Sanibel Island

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#12 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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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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