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Seaside Inn

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541 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in a strong rain. The property was so flooded that we had to wade through 8""....I'm serious....EIGHT inches of standing water on the property. The front lobby attendant had constructed a levee out of towels, and even then there was 1/4" of water throughout the lobby. The attendant said," don't worry, your room will be dry, it's been... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our fourth visit to Sanibel Island and again we were not disappointed. The location of the motel is perfect to visit the pier and lighthouse. Located on the beach. Provides free bicycles. The staff were so friendly and always willing to help.

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Thank Garonne9
Charlie W, Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Garonne9, Thank you for sharing your kind thoughts on your recent stay at Seaside Inn. I am very pleased to know that you were able to return again this year and enjoy our accommodations. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to the rest of our staff. Until next time, Charlie Watkins Assistant General Manager More 

Westerville, Ohio
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37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This inn is nice. I agree with the comments about the soft beds, but that was pretty minor. Everyone on the staff was very friendly. We used the bikes multiple times and really enjoyed that, plus we lived being able to see and hear the waves from our front balcony. We had a partial gulf view 2nd story room. As... More 

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

Dear Jenhec, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent stay at Seaside Inn! I am very glad you enjoyed your time with us and were able to take advantage of the bicycles to get around the island. The beautiful sounds of the ocean from our balconies is definitely a peaceful way to relax while... More 

Council Bluffs, Iowa
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All around great experience again. Clean, well maintained and always ready to do the little things to improve the experience. Repeat customers and would definitely return and recommend. Stunning views handy location in a great part of our country! Love the free bikes and the friendly attitude of staff completes the experience!

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

Dear Ron M, Thank you for taking a moment to share your very kind words regarding your recent stay at Seaside Inn! We are so glad that you have continued to be loyal guests of ours over the years and very proud that our staff provided you with yet another delightful stay. Please know that I will gladly pass along... More 

Eden Prairie, MN
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48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seaside Inn is not fussy. It is not the Marriott on Marco Island Resort-- but that is the beauty of the Seaside. It is mellow and understated. The pool is sufficient and heated. The proximity to the beach is perfect. My elderly mother in law much preferred this location to the Marriott on Marco due to its lack of pretense.... More 

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

Dear Minnegrown, Thank you for your very kind words regarding your recent stay at Seaside Inn! I am beyond grateful to know that our staff provided you with a laid-back, peaceful visit. At Seaside, we love the fact that we are away from the constant "on the go" atmosphere that we may see in town as it is very quiet... More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first trip to Sanibel, so no way of comparing, but this in is in a good location (on beach and easy to get to many places). Room seemed recently freshened up, though quite plain. Bed a little soft for my taste. Instead of serving breakfast, a pretty copious collection of goods left in room, including drag OJ. We were... More 

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

Dear si101503, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Seaside Inn! I am glad to know that our staff took great care of you and provided you with an enjoyable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Sincerely, Charlie Watkins Assistant General Manager More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very run down for the price. Old charm for sure. It was flooded the evening we arrived. I would not stay here again. We have stayed at much nicer places for the price. The advertisements look much nicer but I was scared to open the door to our room

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

Dear Jessie A, Thank you for taking a moment to share your recent visit at our resort. I am very sorry to hear that you were not pleased during your stay with us. I know the rain season leaves the island of Sanibel with a lot of water, but luckily it does not last long at all. We go right... More 

Quebec City, Canada
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Seaside Inn is a run-down piece of real estate that markets itself as quaint and charming when in fact it's old and tired. We stayed at the "best room" in the house- second floor gulf front, the location is indeed lovely. However, the poor excuse of a measly breakfast delivered in a mangled basket and the lumpy mattress long... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Stayed here for a few days over Christmas. Great location, short walk to the beach where they have chairs and umbrellas set up. You are right on a great bike path that has access to most of the island. The pool was wonderful. Breakfast is supplied to you room with an assortment of food and drinks. The staff was very... More 

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Thank Mike S
Charlie W, Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mike S, Thank you for taking a moment to highlight your recent visit to Seaside Inn! I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and were able to enjoy your Christmas vacation on the beach. I'm sorry you experienced some minor issues with your room, but please know that we will be addressing these issues... More 

Conway, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We were in Sanibel Island the week of December 12th. Had previously stayed in one of their sister hotels, The Sanibel Inn, which we loved. The Seaside Inn was a little dated and the interior of the room was in need of some repair. We were in Room 115, which is a gulf view room. There were some cracked tiles... More 

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

Dear Linda B, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at our resort. Although you experienced some minor issues with your room, we are very grateful for your continued to your loyalty to out portfolio of resorts. Please know that we will be addressing the aforementioned issues in order to improve the overall experience of our... More 

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