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Casa Ybel Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   2255 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #9 of 27 hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Lisa S Princeton, New Jersey
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    5 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 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Princeton, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First, I must say that we own a 1-week time share at Casa Ybel. We stayed here once or twice before purchasing the time share, but what's not to absolutely love? If you enjoy peace and quiet...beach front views and lounge chairs without other guests encroaching on your space...then this is the only place to stay on Sanibel Island! We... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We (family of 5; 3 teenagers) spent 4 nights here. Super location with easy access to the beach, Ocean suite were good with reasonable kitchen facilities. BUT pool area way too crowded with not enough shade. Lots of rowdy 20-something American boys drinking beer in the pool - notices said this was not allowed but none of the staff did... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Room was great, clean and up to date. Beach and landscaping gorgeous! Pool layout and bar convenient. Restaurant there was delicious and menu great. My wife ordered off the menu which was no problem for them.

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Orlando, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These are just a few reasons we have come here for several years. We like having the balcony to put all our beach gear and avoid schlepping to the beach, since it's right in front of the unit. We watch the fireworks from the beach each 4th of July with a cocktail in hand. You do need sand shoes and... More

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Tampa, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family has owned a timeshare here for 34 years! I loved it as a kid, I loved it as an adult and now my kids love it! What a special family place. The grounds are always perfectly groomed, the room are perfectly clean! All of the staff is welcoming and friendly! It is perfect and you will love it... More

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Lutz, Florida, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect set up, sweet restaurant, Coconuts at the refreshing pool, volleyball, cabana rentals on the beach, etc. Perfect stay and a good time had by all. Room was clean and bright. We could cook in with the complete kitchen and serving utensils. Nice and quiet at night. The beach at the gulf is a BEACH. Bring beach shoes people. Sanibel... More

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Georgia, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family stayed here last week!! We really enjoyed the resort. As far as the beach, it is VERY seashelly!! Plan on bringing watershoes, etc to walk the beach. Everyone was very friendly and helpful!!

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Portage, Michigan
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11 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a week at Casa Ybell and I understand why most reviews are 4 of 5 stars. It's a nice place. But for me and my family it was all the little things that kept adding up that resulted in a 3 of 5 rating. Our condo unit was a bit worn and we found something in need... More

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new york
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from a week-long vacation at Casa Ybel Resort. We had a Wonderful time and I highly recommend it for young families. This is coming from someone that can be a tough critic! We have 2 children - 3 and 4. All the 2 BR suites are very nice - right on the beach, great views, updated, clean,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our unit #113 was disappointing. The front door handle didn't work right. The refridgerator had rust all over one side and the front of it looked like rust had been removed, repaired and repainted. The freezer fan ran constantly despite being at the right setting. (we had to set it to a lower setting to get it to shut off)... More

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Address: 2255 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa Ybel Resort 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Casa Ybel Hotel Sanibel Island
Casa Ybel Resort Sanibel Island
Casa Ybel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Casa Ybel

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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#5 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island #6 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
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Natural, secluded and exclusive, historic Casa Ybel Resort epitomizes the sanctuary, old-island spirit of Sanibel. Occupying 23 acres of beach front property isolated from commercial enterprise, the resort forms a sheltered getaway where romantic surroundings and outdoor recreation attract couples and families alike. Travelers have found respite and hospitality here since the 1890's. ... more   less 
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