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Casa Ybel Resort

3.5 of 5 2255 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Richmond, va
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2007

Don't be fooled by the website...this is not a true hotel. The suites are owned by individuals and vary widely. They don't look like the one on the website. Ours was bug-infested and hadn't been updated in 20 years. We checked in and the kitchen countertops were crawlings with bugs. Casa Ybel's response was to leave a can of bug... More 

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2007

I totally enjoyed our stay at Casaybel. We have a one bedroom suite fully updated in kitchen and bathroom. Our patio is fully screened with stair access to the beach. Daily service kept the unit very clean. Our view of the ocean is unobstructed and the large pool area is not too close. We watched the most incredible lightning strom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2007

We went out in April for a vacation on Sanibel. We very very pleased with out room at Casa Ybel. Very clean and recently updated 1 bedroom with granite counters and perfect kitchen area. Grounds were very well maintained. Pool was big with lots of sun or shade. Beaches were specatcular -- miles with lots of shells. We were very... More 

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South Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2007

Casa YBel was a lovely quiet place to stay. We throughly enjoyed our stay there. The rooms were spacious, the kitchen had every emenitiy . We found the place beautifully decorated and very clean. We enjoyed the lanai and the fact that we were safe from the insects. Parking was close to our unit. Grill outside was a nice plus.... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2007

Understated and excellent! I am between a 4 and 5 rating on this one due to the condition of the beach, discussed below, which is not the resort per se but more of a Sanibel issue. We [husband and I, kids aged 5 and 11, plus in-laws in separate rooms] stayed at Casa Ybel for 5 nights that included Easter... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2007

Great property if you have kids or enjoy being around little kids 24-7. If you are adults looking for a quiet get away this is definetly not the place for you,. There are children everywhere, in the pool, at the beach and in the restaurant. They were all good kids but they are still kids. This is more iike a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2007

A terrific experience for our family of 4! Clean, spacious rooms. We had a one bedroom. Great location to beach and other island attractions. Our two daughters (5/8) had endless fun. Coconuts food was delicious and staff accomodating. Other reviews have complained about towels (they are fine) and maid service (options were clearly spelled out in paragraph 1 of our... More 

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2007

1 bedroom unit was clean -- very nice. Everything was brand new. Great beaches. Sanibel is a great island to hang out and relax. We would go back to this resort again.

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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2007

Everyone else is correct about the price. We had a wedding there and was not impressed. Just a few things, the staff was rude, we even had a beach bar waitress keep us from having the wedding start on time. She had our drinks made, we asked if we could have them because the bride was walking down the isle,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2007

We've been to Sanibel a few times, and this winter tried to "go all out" and have an over the top vacation since we're planning a second child. At $700/night (we got a two bedroom suite for us and our toddler), I was appalled that: -- the first room we entered was not cleaned since the last guest, period --... 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*
Number of rooms: 114
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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
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island

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