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Holiday Inn Sanibel Island

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1231 Middle Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #22 of 28 hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Kim S Morristown, TN
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Morristown, TN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The rooms are updated, but there is a crack in our tub, and hair stuck in the shower curtain (not my hair, wrong color). Otherwise, very clean. Beds ok. Old style hotel, so no chairs on the balcony because it's too narrow. Pool closes at ten, so nowhere to sit outside late at night. I chose this because it was... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were happy with our stay. We were in room 149. Ample room. Tiled floors. Reasonably up-kept. Like my mattress a little more firm than this one was but was comfortable. All staff we encountered were extremely friendly and pleasant (with the exception of the girl at the pool bar. She was not as welcoming). The beach/pool towels were fine.... More

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Lakeland, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love Sanibel Island and when we come we stay at the Holiday Inn at Sanibel. We made reservations to come in July 2014 for the fourth time! Cant wait!! We love the location by Island Cow and chee burger chee burger! Never once had a bad experience! They even put us in a Gulf view room for the price... More

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Wow, four time return guest! That's great! So happy you enjoy Sanibel Island and our Holiday Inn on the beach. Thank you. Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com More

deltona, fl
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The holiday inn was a great place to stay. The room had a lovely tropical flair, with attention to details. It felt like the Carribbean somewhere. We could walk to the beach directly from the hotel for shelling. Beach chairs were provided. Restaurant was beautifully decorated and the food was good. Great stay! A bit pricey, but worth it.

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your comments! Hope you come back and visit again. Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com More

New York City, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a relatively good choice on Sanibel if you want a hotel rather than renting a condo. It's well located, has a nice beach and pool area, microwave and coffee and fridge in the room, good cleaning service, helpful and responsive staff. Beds were VERY comfortable and it was pretty quiet even with all the kids around. Yes it's... More

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. I will pass along your remarks about the pool bar drinks, no room for a bad mojito on a Sanibel Island beach, to Starfish Grille management. Very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Please come again! Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com More

Uxbridge, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel was a huge disappointment! We paid a premium for a Gulf /beach front view and you couldn't see the water! Rooms are out of date, with horrible bathrooms, don't take your shoes off! Tiny window, no balcony, just a runway outside your room with other guests looking in. So disappointed for the price.

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. Very sorry that you did not like our property. Thanks for sharing your comments. Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com More

Hilliard, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While tourism is the big money maker for hotels on Sanibel the staff at this facility do not make you feel like just a tourist, but rather like you're their family. Paulette is extrodianary, there may be chaos going on in the lobby between the phone ringing, guests talking at the counter, staff injecting questions, and yet she remains cool... More

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Thanks for recognizing our staff, they are an experienced, caring group, that really enjoys seeing our guests' really enjoy their stay! So very happy you chose to stay with us. We appreciate your comments. Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com More

Hudson, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With so much to do in the area, I only wish we had had more time on the hotel grounds and lovely beach! Ding Darling, deep sea fishing, a day trip to Everglades National Park, fishing on the pier. Hotel room was very clean and really appreciated having a microwave and frig. A bit pricey, but not unexpected for the... More

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! Now that you know some of what Sanibel & Captiva islands are all about, hopefully, you'll plan a longer stay. Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com More

Wisconsin
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
33 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our fourth stay to this property and we are already planning to go back next year. We rented two rooms to accommodate our extended family. Although they were unable to meet our adjoining room request, we were next door to each other. The hotel is not perfect, but there are so many positives, we can easily overlook the... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: Location on the beach. Clean room. Hammock. Microwave and mini refrigerator in the room. Friendly hotel staff. Cons: No elevator; therefore if you have infants please request a first floor room. No view from your room. The window faces the parking lot. Over priced; for $329 per night the resort should be nicer. The sheets had stain marks and... More

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us! Sorry that we made you feel you did not get a good value for your stay. I have no excuse for not having good clean sheets on your beds, it is a priority with us and I'm sorry we let you down. Regardless of the rate or season it is our job to provide excellent... More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Sanibel Island

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Sanibel Island Hotel Sanibel Island
Holiday Inn Sanibel Island Hotel
Sanibel Island Holiday Inn
Address: 1231 Middle Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Sanibel Island 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We cordially invite you to relax and enjoy our tropical island beach paradise at the Holiday Inn Beach Resort Hotel on Sanibel Island.The experience begins the moment you cross the Sanibel Causeway just west of Fort Myers, Florida and travel over the azure waters of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. You'll feel the stress and fast pace of every-day life slip away.The Holiday Inn Beach Resort Hotel on Sanibel Island is located on one of the most beautiful sanctuary islands in the world with the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico as our own back yard. Sanibel Island is renowned for its natural beauty and habitat, miles of unspoiled beaches, world famous shell collecting, an array of activities, water sports, fishing and exceptional restaurants. Whether your visit brings you to our beachfront hotel for business or for pleasure, you will enjoy our charmingly quaint resort hotel surrounded by lush tropical landscape, pristine beach, ponds with waterfalls, outdoor pool with expansive sun deck, tennis courts and friendly staff who are eager to assist you.Plan your well deserved vacation or romantic getaway on Sanibel Island now. We specialize in leisure vacations, small meetings, retreats, corporate incentive travel and beach side weddings. We look forward to your visit. ... more   less 
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