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Sanibel Moorings

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   845 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #3 of 28 hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to the Moorings for about 8 years. We tend to see the same people at the same time, which gives you a good idea that it is a home away from home. There is an extraordinary friendliness and welcoming nature to the people who go - some of whom are owners and some of whom are... More

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SMCA845, Front Office Manager at Sanibel Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Scott B, We are so thankful that you took the time to write such a wonderful review of our resort! We're glad you enjoyed your stay, again this year, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future! More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to Sanibel Mooring for over 10 years. We visited this year March 9-16, just my 13 yo son and myself. We had a beautiful second floor gulf front 2 bed condo. I spent the entire week on the lanai looking at the beach, sitting on the beach, or walking on the beach. My son was able... More

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SMCA845, Front Office Manager at Sanibel Moorings, responded to this review

Dear cutter50, Thank you, so much, for taking the time to share your experience, at Sanibel Moorings, with others! We're are so pleased that you've been coming back for so many years and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Iowa
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed in fancier lodgings but the view of the Gulf makes up for any shortcomings in furnishings. Sitting on the lanai while wearing shorts and looking at the beach in March is fantastic. Inside the condo the furniture was worn. It looked OK, just past its prime. The attractive kitchen was adequately stocked but there were no staples, such... More

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SMCA845, Front Office Manager at Sanibel Moorings, responded to this review

Dear kokicmp, We are so appreciative that you took the time to write a review of our resort and share your wonderful experience with others. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you'll come back and visit us, again, soon! More

Fall River, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming to SM since 1987. Obviously we love the place much! I would have given it the fifth star but held back. One reason would be the fact they permit guest to smoke on the lanai. This means when one smokes on the lower lanai and your having a lunch on the upper lanai, you may as... More

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SMCA845, Front Office Manager at Sanibel Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Thomas C, We are so pleased to hear that you've been coming to the Moorings for so many years and we look forward to seeing you, again, next year! More

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great stay at Sanibel Moorings and we will definitely stay there again in the future! It was an easy walk to the beach, they have towels, chairs and umbrellas; this was a great benefit to staying there. They have two pools and an extensive tropical gardens. We had a great stay and they have a great staff.... More

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SMCA845, Front Office Manager at Sanibel Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Itc1ea, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review of our resort! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you again, in the future! More

Hopkinton
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We arrived at our 2 BR/2B condo early on the 22d of February for a 1 week stay for ourselves and our daughter and her two kids. Great news awaited, the condo was all ready and they let us check in early, which was incredibly nice and convenient for us! The condo itself met all of our needs nicely (we... More

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SMCA845, Front Office Manager at Sanibel Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Rick K, We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our resort! We hope you'll come back and visit us again! More

Armstrong Creek, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Great stay, quiet, easy access to the beach, to shopping, etc. Staff super nice and very helpful. Will plan on staying again with family in the future. Will however remember to bring my own beach towels.

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SMCA845, Front Office Manager at Sanibel Moorings, responded to this review

Dear CreekerBoy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our resort. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Sanibel Moorings. We look forward to seeing you, and your family, again soon! More

Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
35 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed this place but it is very expensive. The gardens are nice but very spread out. It may not extreme to some to pay 2 to 3 thousand dollars a week but I could rent a very nice hotel for that. To purchase is also cost prohibitive because of a 500.00 a month maintenance fee. I am sure they... More

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SMCA845, Front Office Manager at Sanibel Moorings, responded to this review

Dear pamperedPennsylvania, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our resort. We hope you will come enjoy our Botanical Gardens again, the next time you are on Sanibel Island! More

New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here Feb 22-March 1 and we just love it! Our second visit here and I though nothing could top last year on the gulf side. Well it did! We stayed on the canal side and it was wonderful! Cozy, quiet, beautiful, immaculate and glorious grounds, great condo, friendly staff- need I say more? My only worry is it is... More

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SMCA845, Front Office Manager at Sanibel Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Terrenski, Thank you for sharing your experience, at Sanibel Moorings, with others! We're so thankful that you took the time to write such a wonderful review of our resort. Please come and visit us again soon! More

Gainesville, Virginia, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We completed an eight days visit at The Moorings th e first week of February. Wow! What a treat that was. The one bedroom unit was perfect for the two of us. It was sparkling clean, the kitchen was well stocked with ample dishes, silverware and accessories. The grounds were very pretty and kept very clean. The beach was right... More

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SMCA845, Front Office Manager at Sanibel Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Jane B, Thank you, very much, for taking the time to write this wonderful review of our resort! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to seeing you next January! More

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Additional Information about Sanibel Moorings

Also Known As:
Sanibel Moorings Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Moorings Hotel
Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Moorings
Address: 845 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanibel Moorings 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sanibel’s only Botanical Garden with six acres of lush, tropical gardens located between the Gulf of Mexico and the canals of the back bay. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom beachfront fully furnished and equipped condominium suite rentals daily, weekly & monthly. 2 heated swimming pools, 2 tennis courts, wireless internet, boat dockage, canoeing & kayaking, DVD and bicycle rentals and more. ... more   less 
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