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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Resort with a variety of immaculate condos half owned by timeshare folks, the other half by Hilton--so it is very nice and updated every few years. . .too much if you ask me. I wouldn't go labor day weekend (loud crowd for 2 days) but otherwise it's quiet and peaceful. Beachfront lanai's overlook the beach, sea grape fields, osprey's fishing... More

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Byron, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Casa Ybel management seems to be striving for trendiness, but they're missing the mark. This redneck Riviera is a wart on the face of Sanibel. Do you like loud, thumping music--all afternoon, twice a week? Well this is your place. The sound invades your condo, even at the farthest end of the resort. Getting away from the loud-speaker thump requires... More

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

People who go to Sanibel do so for a low key getaway. This place personifies this. Clean, bright units dot the natural gulf coast beach. If you are looking for a pristine white beach look elsewhere. If you are looking to stay away from pretension stay here. Head down to Jerry's and pick up great produce and cook it up... More

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is for all those of you who are first timers to Sanibel, trying to figure out where to stay. First of all - GO. My kids and I LOVED Sanibel. Second - stay at Casa Ybel. I do not know why this hotel does not have a higher rating on trip advisor. It is a lovely hotel -... More

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CasaYbel-Mgr, General Manager at Casa Ybel Resort, responded to this review

Dear HotelLover77, Thank you for the excellent review. We're so happy you and your family had a wonderful time. We look forward to welcoming you all again on your next visit to Sanibel. Best regards from the team at Casa Ybel Resort More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was surprised to find that this "resort" was made up of condos, and that nobody offered to help me carry my luggage up to our second floor unit (2 flights up, no elevators). Their "Kids' Club" was advertised onsite with a sad, unappealing and uninspiring brochure that wouldn't have convinced a kid to leave their family for ten minutes.... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you live in Paradise, work gets in the way and you don't appreciate what you have in your own backyard! That's why this 4th of July we decided to join our son, his wife, and her family at their timeshare here. The main arrtaraction of course was spending time with our little granddaughter, but we rented one of the... More

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CasaYbel-Mgr, General Manager at Casa Ybel Resort, responded to this review

TerriJ3, Thank you for the great review. We're glad you were able to spend the holiday on the beach with family. We hope you can join us again next year! Warm regards from the Team at Casa Ybel Resort. More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a week in the parks. "The parks" being the collection of of fun parks run by Disney, Universal Studios and a host of other opportunistic organisations that have gathered together in a thousand hectares of what was previously swampy Florida to create a money making machine the likes the world has never seen. They call them fun parks... More

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Monticello il
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have owned time share at Casa Ybel since preconstruction. Nicest place on Sanibel. Large pool and magnificent view. Shelling great right out front. Thistle Lodge and Coconuts pool bar. Rooms are spacious and very nice.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it a quiet little section of the beach. The rooms were spacious and decorated nicely. I can not comment on the pool or pool bar as my family spent the entire time at the beach. Made use of the grills outside to grill some steaks and kabobs from Jerry's supermarket just up the road that has everything to... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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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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Casa Ybel Hotel Sanibel Island
Casa Ybel Resort Sanibel Island
Casa Ybel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Casa Ybel

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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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