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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   541 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #16 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
gjfriend Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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10 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Seaside Inn is better than basic, but it's nothing fancy. It's a pretty small "resort," and it's an easy place to stay and relax in. It's footsteps from the beach, which is wonderful. We stayed in a cottage and would recommend it. The bed, a king, was very comfortable. I've come to expect hit or miss WiFi when I... More 

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

Gjfriend, thank you for staying with us at Seaside Inn! We are glad you chose to spend your vacation with us; it certainly sounds as though you thoroughly enjoyed your time spent on the island. Thank you for giving us the chance to make your vacation a memorable one, we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

San Diego, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed mid-December for 3 nights at the Inn - yes, it is an Inn that fancies a resort level. Sanibel Island is a lovely and relaxing vacation spot and we had an enjoyable stay at a sister property years ago. Unfortunately, the current management is not the same and this property is poorly managed. We booked an upper level... More 

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

EUWorldtraveler, I am sorry to hear that your stay at Seaside Inn was anything less than wonderful. I would like you to know that I will be looking deeply into the issues you described, and I will personally make sure that these negative points do NOT continue. Whether mechanical fault or personnel issue, I assure you I will be researching... More 

Rochester, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We flew down to Florida for a quick weekend getaway, spent the first night in Fort Myers, then headed over to the Seaside Inn. We arrived early, but were allowed to check-in anyway, as our room was vacant. The room was clean, the grounds were very nice, and the ocean was just a short stroll down the lane. While the... More 

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

Cconusa, thank you for your amazing review of Seaside Inn! We are so glad you chose to spend your quick getaway at our resort. Thank you becoming part of our extended family, we hope to see you again very soon! More 

suffern
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a reasonable rate you can enjoy a suite in a lovely spot on Sanibel Island. Quiet beaches, lovely pool, bikes, efficiency kitchen, all for less than half of what I usually pay on Captiva. I will be back!

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

Marionm20, thank you for staying with us at Seaside Inn! We are so glad you were able to enjoy yourself while on vacation. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Oakville, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from an enjoyable one week holiday at Seaside Inn, Sanibel Island. The grounds, pool and hotel amenities were more than adequate for our purposes and met all of our expectations. We liked the close proximity to the beach for long walks, observing marine life, collecting shells, and a visit to the historic lighthouse. Hotel also offers good access... More 

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

Peter H, thank you for staying with us at Seaside Inn. On behalf of our staff, I am happy to hear that you were able to enjoy your vacation and experience everything that Sanibel Island has to offer, and I am glad we were able to assist you in planning your activities. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Coon Rapids, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family spent 7 days at Seaside and it was a blast. Great Pool. Feet from the Gulf of Mexico. Great shelling. Free Bikes. Great staff. Would recommend to all my family and friends to stay at this resort when visiting S.I. Florida.

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

Jason J, thank you for your kind review of Seaside Inn! We are so glad that you were able to bring your family down for a week of relaxation and fun. Hope to see you again very soon. More 

Bellingham, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

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 

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

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
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

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 

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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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#10 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island

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